Turkmenistan UNESCO Tour

Turkmenistan UNESCO Tour

Popular tour itinerary preferred by tourists interested in historical sights.

Tour itinerary:
Meeting at Ashgabat airport, check in the hotel. Sightseeing in Ashgabat: National museum, Neutrality monument, Alem ferris wheel, Memorial complex, Ahal-Teke horse complex. Overnight at hotel.
Sightseeing in Ashgabat after breakfast: Old Nisa, Turkmenbashi mosque. After lunch visit Altyn Asyr bazaar (if bazaar open that day), and drive to Darvaza. On the way to Darvaza visit village life of Karakum Desert at Yerbent. Set up tents near the Gas Crater (or rent a yurtah), enjoy fire cooked meal, overnight in tents/yurtah.
After breakfast at Darvaza drive to Konurgench. Visit monuments and buildings in old city. Fly to Ashgabat from Dashoguz airport. Overnight at hotel.

Transfer to Ashgabat airport for Ashgabat-Mary morning flight. Meeting with driver at Mary airport, drive to old Merv, visit historic mausoleums and buildings in old city. Drive to Mary city to visit bazaars. Fly back to Ashgabat in evening, transfer to the hotel for overnight.

Sightseeing in Ashgabat: Inspiration park, Carpet museum, Lenin park, Artogrul Gazi mosque. Visit Russian bazaar for gift shopping. Transfer to Ashgabat international airport. End of the tour.

Destinations tour includes:

  • Old Nisa (UNESCO) view
    – One of the earliest Fortress of Parthian Empire
    – Locates in Ashgabat
    – Duration: 40 minutes
  • Ancient Merv (UNESCO) view
    – Oldest and best preserved oasis-city along the Silk Road
    – 35 km from Mary city
    – Duration: 2 hours
  • Konurgench (UNESCO) view
    – Old town with monuments from 11th to 16th centuries
    – 120 km from Dashoguz
    – Duration: 2 hours
  • Darvaza Gas Crater view
    – Burning Gas Crater over 40 years
    – 250 km from Ashgabat city
    – Duration: 1 day
  • Ahal-Teke Horses view
    – Oldest and most beautiful horse breed in the world
    – Locates in Ashgabat
    – Duration of visit: 1 hour
  • National Museum view
    – Main museum of Turkmenistan history and culture
    – Southern Ashgabat
    – Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Memorial Complex view
    – Commemoration monuments and museum
    – Western Ashgabat
    – Duration: 2 hours
  • Carpet Museum view
    – Museum of hand-knotted Turkmen national carpets
    – Central Ashgabat
    – Duration of visit: 1 hour
  • Neutrality Monument view
    – Three legged architectural monument with beautiful city view
    – Southern Ashgabat
    – Duration: half an hour
  • Alem Ferris Wheel view
    – Entertainment Center with the biggest indoor ferris wheel in the world
    – Southern Ashgabat
    – Duration: half hour
  • Turkmenbashi Mosque view
    – The biggest mosque in Central Asia, mausoleum of S.Niyazov
    – Western Ashgabat
    – Duration: half an hour
  • Altyn Asyr Bazaar view
    – Biggest oniental bazaar in Turkmenistan with modern structure
    – Northern Ashgabat
    – Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Inspiration Park view
    – One of the Central parks with statues of historical figures
    – Central Ashgabat
    – Duration of visit: 1 hour
  • Lenin Park view
    – One of the oldest parks in Ashgabat city with statue of Lenin
    – Central Ashgabat
    – Duration: half an hour
  • Artogrul Gazi Mosque view
    – Mosque with historical architecture and decoration
    – Central Ashgabat
    – Duration: 20 minutes
  • Russian Bazaar view
    – One of the oldest covered markets in Turkmenistan
    – Centrat Ashgabat
    – Duration: 1 day
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