Here are some sample tours of Turkmenistan, land of desert wilderness, the ancient oasis town of Merv, the largest bazaar in Central Asia, and burning gas craters. Of course we can combine elements of all the tours to create a special program just for you.
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Sightseeing tour of Ashgabat, visiting the National Museum of History and Ethnography, the archaeological site Old Nisa from the Parthian period(ca.129 BC-224 AD), and the Spiritual Mosque and Mausoleum of Turkmenbashy. Overnight Ashgabat.
Drive to Bakharden underground lake. En route visit the famous Ahalteke horse stud farm. Overnight Ashgabat.
Visit Tolkuchka bazaar, the largest open air market in Central Asia. (Held Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays only). Drive to Darvaza and experience the extraordinary gas crater known as ‘The Gates of Hell’. Overnight in tents.
Early morning transfer to Kunya Urgench. View mausoleums of Turebek Khanym,Sultan TekeshIl Arslan, Najmad-din-Kubra, Sultan Ali. View the Kutlug; Timur minaret and Kyrk Molla.Transfer to Turkmenistan – Uzbekistan border point.Continue to Khiva, about 2.5 hours.
Visa Note: Your Turkmen visa can be issued at the land border from Iran or at Ashgabat airport. You will need 2 passport photos, a visa support letter and US$70 cash, To cross the land border to Uzbekistan, you must have an Uzbek visa already in your passport.