Turkmenistan Encompassed Tour
From Ashgabat, To Geok Tepe, Nohurm Balkanabat, Yangikala, Gozli Ata, Caspian Sea, Turkmenbashi, Dashoguz, Konye Urgench, Darwaza, Damla, Ak Molla, Gonur Depe, Mary, Merv, Turkmenabat, Astana Baba, Koyten, - 14 Nights
- Departing from:
- Geok Tepe, Nohurm Balkanabat, Yangikala, Gozli Ata, Caspian Sea, Turkmenbashi, Dashoguz, Konye Urgench, Darwaza, Damla, Ak Molla, Gonur Depe, Mary, Merv, Turkmenabat, Astana Baba, Koyten,
- 14 Nights
- Tour September each year
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- Undiscovered Destinations
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This two week Turkmenistan tour is a comprehensive journey through one of the most mysterious places in Asia. Starting in Ashgabat we combine both ancient and modern, visiting monuments built by the previous ruler Turkmenbashi as well as the Parthian fortress of Nisa, before leaving the city behind and embarking on our journey to the mountains.
We visit a local community in Nohur, reputed to be descended from the armies of Alexander, and then travel through the remarkable canyon landscapes of Yangikala to the pilgrimage site of Gozli Ata. From here we head to the Caspian Sea before flying to Dashoguz and visiting the UNESCO listed site of Konye-Urgench, evidence of former glories of this fascinating region.
Perhaps the most exciting part of our trip is a three day excursion into the Karakum desert, camping at a flaming gas crater and stopping in isolated settlements to meet people who rarely see tourists. After a brief stop in Turkmenabat we then drive to the Kugitang Mountains, with dinosaur footprints, caves and rare species to discover.