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Main / Guaranteed tour to Turkmenistan

Guaranteed tour to Turkmenistan

This journey will take you to the capital of Turkmenistan, a mix of pompous palaces, residential buildings and public parks. After crossing the border, you will stop in the most beautiful ancient cities of Central Asia, with their majestic cupolas, their elegant minarets raised towards the sky and their innumerable madrassahs.

Route: Ashgabat – (Darvaza optional) – Kunya Urgench – Shavat border point – Khiva

Duration: 5 jours/ 4 nuits

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DAY 1/2,  Arrival Ashgabat UNESCO

Arrive in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan. Meet at airport, transfer to hotel. Check in. Breakfast.
Ashgabat, City of Love (“ashk” from the Arabic means “to love”) – the biggest city in Turkmenistan. Ashgabat today is a completely modern creation. Drive westward to explore archaeological site of Old Nissa, the capital of Parthian Empire, which existed more than 2000 years ago; then tour at National Museum of History, which contains massive exhibits archaeological and ethnographical finds throughout the country. Turkmenbashi spiritual mosque.
Lunch on the way.
Continue city tour: Park of Independence, Rukhnama statue, Earthquake monument.
Dinner at one of city restaurants. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 3,  Ashgabat

Breakfast at hotel.
Visit Ertogrylgazy mosque. Spend time at Gulistan bazaar (which is also called Russian bazaar) for souvenirs.
Lunch at one of city restaurants. Free time for personal city exploration.
Ashgabat – Darvaza - Ashgabat (250 km + 250 km).
After lunch depart for Darvaza gas crater. On the way visit water and mud craters. Arrive at the gas crater.
Supplement: 150 €/group (group 2 - 3 persons), 200 €/ (group 4 - 10 persons), 300 €/group (group 11 - 16 persons)
Return to Ashgabat. Dinner at one of city restaurants. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 4,  Ashgabat – Tashauz /Kunya Urgench UNESCO/ Shavat/Khiva

Breakfast box.
Transfert to the airport of Ashgabat for morning flight to Tashauz. Transfert to Kunya  Urgench (110 km).
We visit Turabek Khanum mausoleum, the Kutlug-Timur Minaret, Tekesh mausoleum, Mamun Academy, Fakhreddin Razi mausoleum (Il-Arslan), Tash Kala caravanserai, Najmuddin al Kubra mausoleum.
Lunch at local restaurant.
Transfer to Turkmen/Uzbek border point Shavat (130 km).
After border and customs formalities be met by Uzbek driver. Transfer to Khiva (70 km). Arrival,accommodation at hotel, dinner and overnight in Khiva.

5  Khiva

Breakfast at hotel.
Join the group at the hotel in Khiva. Exploration of the city.

Month Dates Price
March 14.03/18.03 € 575
April 18.04/22.04 € 575
May 02.05/06.05 € 575
June 06.06/10.06 € 575
August 08.08/10.08 € 575
September 12.09/16.09 € 575
October 31.10/04.10 € 575

The dates of pre-tour match the dates of Main 9-days tour to Uzbekistan:

Month Dates
March 09.03/17.03
April 20.04/28.04
May 04.05/12.05
June 08.06/16.06
August 10.08/18.08
September 14.09/22.09
November 02.11/10.11


Ashgabat Archabil 5*/ similar 3 nights
Khiva Orient Star Khiva 3*/ similar 1 night

  • Accommodation on double/twin base at above mentioned hotels;
  • Full board from breakfast on day 2 to dinner on day 4 (3 breakfasts+3 lunches+3 dinners);
  • Entrance fees;
  • A/C transportation in each country for all transfers, drives and city tours;
  • Turkmen visa support formalities (incl. visa support fee, travel voucher and registration);
  • All entrance fees to monuments and all the visits as indicated in the program;
  • English-speaking guide throughout the tour in  Turkmenistan;
  • Domestic flight Ashgabat-Tashauz;
  • International flights;
  • Turkmen visa – 85 USD/person (if obtained at the airport subject to change);
  • Border tax in Turkmenistan – 15 USD/person (to be paid in cash on the spot);
  • Tourist tax in Uzbekistan – 3 EUR/person/ tour (1 night in Khiva);
  • Payment for photo cameras and video at monuments;
  • Luggage overweight;
  • Tips for guides & drivers & porters at hotels;
  • All personal expenses

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