Turkmenistan

An ancient cultural crossroads blessed with rich cultures, ruined cities and dramatic landscapes, Turkmenistan is Central Asia's least visited and most mysterious nation.

It was across these remote lands that nomadic empires, ancient conquerors and Silk Road traders traversed, leaving behind a rich cultural and archaeological legacy. Join us as we explore the highlights of Turkmenistan!

Explore incredible ancient ruins at the sprawling archaeological site of Merv, once a major oasis city along the famous Silk Road trading route; and marvel at the haunting landscapes of the Karakum Desert.

Head to the laidback capital of Ashgabat to explore mosques, museums and monuments, as well as the Palace of Turkmenbashi and the nearby ancient ruins of Nisa, one of the earliest and most important cities of the Parthian Empire.

Engage with rich local cultures; trawl colourful markets for vibrant carpets and handicrafts; and enjoy the famous hospitality of some of the friendliest people you'll ever meet.

Take a look at our Central Asia Journey or Tashkent to Isfahan adventures to get a taste of this isolated gem of Central Asia.

 

Innovative Itineraries

An ancient land on the Silk Route with trading posts dating back more than 8000 years, there is much history and culture to be experienced in Turkmenistan. We travel off the beaten path to explore historic towns including Marv and Ashgabat on foot, encompassing the highlights that this unique land has to offer.

Experienced local guides

Our guides in the field are what make your Turkmenistan adventure special. Their passion and professionalism will shine through as they share their extensive knowledge while you discover the culture that they are so proud of.

Ultimate value

Quality services at the best prices make our Turmkenistan adventures great value for money. We aim to incorporate as many inclusions as possible in the tour cost such as most meals, sightseeing and entry fees, transfers and quality accommodations, eliminating the risk of having to carry large sums of money with you on your journey.


 

Leave No Trace

We operate our itineraries following the principles of Leave No Trace, ensuring that we take out all waste that we bring in and more where possible.

Child safe tourism

Children working and living in tourist areas are especially vulnerable to physical, emotional and sexual abuse. We protect vulnerable children by adhering to our Child Protection Code of Conduct.

Animal welfare focus

We advocate for cruelty free animal encounters, encouraging travellers to follow the guidelines in our comprehensive Animal Welfare Code of Conduct as we seek to inform stakeholders about animal welfare matters.


Hotels

In cities or large towns you will be accommodated in 3 to 4 star properties that are centrally located, atmospheric and reliable.

Inns

We use quality inns, typically situated in natural environments. They are not luxury inns however we ensure they offer you a truly authentic experience.

Camping

Enjoy our fully supported camping in quality two person tents erected in scenic wilderness.



A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.



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