To Turkmenbashi and Westward

To Turkmenbashi and Westward

This program will take you to almost all corners of Turkmenistan, including the port Tukmenbashi and the chalk cliffs in the area. A rather tough journey, with many hours of (off-road) driving ahead.
Of course, the historical and archaeological highlights of Nisa, Konye Urgench and Merv included, as well as the capital Ashgabat and the gas crater of Darwaza, where you can experience the fires during a night camping.
But on this trip you will visit also the west of the country, traveling by car to Turkmenbashi and the spectacular cliffs of Yangikali.



Photos of this trip

Program Summary

Days Day description Distance
Day 1 Arrival in Ashgabat 20 kms
Day 2 Contrasts in Ashgabat 50 kms
Day 3 Day tour to Mary and Merw 150 kms
Day 4 Secrets of the Kopetdag Mountains 150 kms
Day 5 Camping between the ruines of Dehistan 300 kms
Day 6 Until Turkmenbashi and leisure time 350 kms
Day 7 The Canyons of Yangikala 200 kms
Dag 8 Across the Karalkum desert 350 kms
Day 9 The Darzawa gas crater 200 kms
Day 9 The Darzawa gas crater 200 kms
Day 10 The ruins of Konye Urgench 400 kms
Dag 11 Back home 20 kms

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Additional travel information

Tour title: To Turkmenbashi and Westward
Length of tour: 11 days
Number of persons: from two persons
Group or indiv. tour: Individual travel
Departure dates: n.a.
Total distance of tour: approx. 2,200 kms (by car)
Accommodation: hotel (5x), homestay (1x) and tent (4x)
Transportation: car or minibus, plane
Included: five times accommodation in 3*** hotels on the basis of doublerooms with breakfast included, accommodation in a homestay (1x) and in a tent (4x), four lunches, five dinners, services by drivers for all land transfers, domestic flights Ashgabat-Mary-Ashgabat and Dashoguz-Ashgabat, visa support, registration in Ashgabat, bottled water en route
Not included: Turkmen visa, international transfers to and from Ashgabat, English speaking guidance, entrance fees to sites & museums, four dinners, five lunches
Price: €1,540 resp. €1,740 p.p. at 4 or 2 persons (more detailed price information below)
Physical effort:
Remarks: Prices for different group sizes and for inclusion of English speaking guidance & entrance fees upon request. Single supplement is €200 in total. When obtaining the Turkmen visa upon arrival in Ashgabat Airport the cost is USD 87 (depending on nationality and subject to change). In addition a migration tax of 12 USD has to be paid to the authorities.
Areas: Turkmenistan
Themes: Round Tours