Tour 1: Flame Trip
Duration: 5 days
In short: Ashgabat – Balkanabat – Yangykala – Dashoguz – Kunya Urgench – Erbent – Ashgabat
Day 1: Ashgabat
On arrival at the Ashgabat International Airport you will be met by the guide and drive to the hotel. The day will start by visiting “Old Nisa”. It is the Sanctuary of Parhian Kings (UNESCO site) and was the first residency of Parthian kings. After that you will visit the Alem Cultural and entertainment center. Later on you can drive to the indecency park. It occupies 140 hectares like half of all the Ashgabat green open space. Afterwards we will drive to the Olympic city. There was held 5th Asian games. Night is in the hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat – Balkanabat – Yangykala – Ashgabat
Today you will drive to the domestic airport for flight at 9:50 a.m. You will fly to Balkanabat region. On arrival you will be impressed by wonderful Yangykala Canyon in Balkanabat region. It means "the fire fortress". On the way you will have the opportunity to enjoy the desert view of the Canyon. Don’t miss to take photos! Afterwards you will back to Nebitdag and take a train to Ashgabat. Night is in the hotel.
Day 3: Ashgabat – Dashoguz – Kunya Urgench – Darwaza
After having a hearty breakfast you will have a flight to Dashoguz region. On arrival to Dashoguz city, you will visit the Kone-Urgench the historical site of the Dashoguz region. It is architectural complex and capital of Khorezm in X-XII centuries. There is mausoleum of Najm al-Din al-Kubra, Tyurabek Khanum, Il-Arslan, Tekesh Ibn Hadzhibey which is considered to be the highest minaret in Central Asia Kutlyg Timur. After that you can visit the famous site as Darvaza Gas Crater. You will have the chance to take photos and make picnic. Reach the Gas crater and take the photos. Night in tents.
Day 4: Darwaza – Erbent – Ashgabat
Today we will drive to the Ashgabat city. On arrival you will rest in a hotel and start a day visiting carpet museum. There are beautiful Turkmen carpets. Then you can drive to National museum of history. It occupies about 15,000 sq. m. There is an octahedral blue dome as well as 16 facets mean the number of Turkic states which was founded by Turkmen ancestors. There are 5 columns according to the number of velayats (provinces) of Turkmenistan. Later on you can visit Russian market. You will find there fresh fruits and vegetable bazaar as well as bargain. In addition you will see Turkmen women in traditional dress. They are very beautiful. Night is in the hotel.
Day 5: Flight
Transfer to the airport.
Price per person:
02 pax – 990 $
04 pax – 845 $
06 pax – 620 $
08 pax – 575 $
10 pax – 545 $
Single – 85 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 65 $
Half board – 45 $
Full board – 85 $
Ashgabat – “Ak-Altyn” Hotel 3*
Darwaza – Tents
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
- Domestic flights and trains (if any)
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Migration tax (12 $)
- Fee for using cameras on monuments
Note: Each Traveler should have 2 photos (5×6) to be presented at the points of entry.
If you want to find out more about places included in this tour – please read below.
For more details – click on the NAME of the place.
Ashgabat is the capital of Turkmenistan encircled by Kopetdag mountains and Karakum desert.
“Old Nisa” is the first capital of the Parthian kingdom, which arose in the III century BC.
Balkanabat is a leader in the oil and gas industry, found in the west of Turkmenistan.
Yangikala it is possible to arrange jeep races along the bottom of the canyon.
Kone Urgench is the city that was mentioned in the holy book of the Zoroastrians "Avesta".
Darwaza is the famous “Doors to Hell” where that is very captivating to see.
Carpet Museum stores a big collection of Turkmen carpets from over 20 centuries.
Russian Market founded by Russian settlers is a great example of Turkmen architecture.
State Museum of History has halls dedicated to the history, modern culture and ethnography.