Ashgabat, UNESCO, the Karakum Desert and the Yangikala Canyons

7D/6N program

The programs we prepared for you here reflect just a small sample of the most popular programs requested by travelers in the past. They can easily be tailor-made to fit your wishes and interests, the level of comfort you wish during your trip, and the amount of time available to you. Please, also have a look at our fixed departure tour programs for more ideas to compose your optimal trip. All programs can also easily be adjusted to travelers coming from or going to the neighboring countries of Uzbekistan, Iran, Kazakhstan or Azerbaijan.. 

Days Itinerary Program Transports Accommodation

1 Ashghabad City tour, including a visit of Nissa (UNESCO) and the National Museum. Regular Hotel various categories (3-4-5*)

2 Ashghabad - Mary - Ashghabad Day trip to Mary, with a visit of Merw (UNESCO) and the Mary History and Ethnography Museum. Flight time: 40 minutes per flight. Regular Hotel various categories (3-4-5*)

3 Ashghabad - Derwaza Jeep safari (long drive, approx. 8 hours) through the Karakum Desert, via Erbent and Damla settlements to Darwaza. Set up camp. Cam dinner and overnight in tents. 4 x 4 Camping

4 Derwaza - Dashoguz - Asghabad Transfer to Dashoguz, with a visit of Kunya Urgench (UNESCO) on the way. Flight from Dashoguz to Ashgabat. Flight time: 50 minutes 4 x 4 Hotel various categories (3-4-5*)

5 Ashghabad - Turkmenbashi Day trip in the surroundings of Ashgabat, including a visit of Turkmenbashi Mosque and Mausoleum, Geok Depe Mosque, Kowata underground lake in Baharden town, and the tribal cemetery and a silk weaving home workshop in Nohur village in the Kopetdag Mountains. Evening flight to Turkmenbashi. Flight time: 60 minutes 4 x 4 Hotel various categories (3-4-5*)

6 Turkmenbashi - Yangikala - Turkmenbashi Day trip to the Yangikala Canyons. (this is a long day trip; it is recommended to plan 1 overnight in the canyons, in tents or in the pilgrim site of Gozli Ata). 4 x 4 Hotel various categories (3-4-5*)

7 Turkmenbashi - Ashghabad Morning flight back to Ashgabat. Flight time: 60 minutes. Afternoon to be spent as requested (for example for a visit to the Weekend Bazaar, stables of the famous Ahalteke horses, or the Carpet Museum) Regular Hotel various categories (3-4-5*)

* Also for travelers with special interest in horse riding, walking or biking, archeology, geology or bird watching, we have various samples available.