Join the Turkmenistan Group Adventure
Adventure through one of the most unique countries in the world, discover wild places together with a group of like-minded adventurers, all with one and the same mission: truly explore.
What will we experience?
- Your adventure begins as you arrive in Ashgabat, the capital city of Turkmenistan. Get ready to have your mind blown by the extravagant, and slightly bizarre style of the “Marble City”. Our local friends will take you on a tour of the city, showing you what you shouldn’t miss: the largest indoor ferries wheel, Ruhnama Monument, the impressive Neutrality Arch, and the best local food.
- Embark on a journey to the mystical Nisa Archaeological Site, a city that once stood tall during the powerful Parthian Empire. Stroll among the ancient ruins, imagining the rich history that this city holds within its walls. Afterwards, experience an underground pool shaped by lava at the Kow Ata hot springs before getting a chance to experiencing a traditional Turkmen horse farm — but not in a crazy horse girl kind of way: Turkmens have an obsession with horses, and it’s part of their national heritage.
Discover the secrets of Nohur Village, nestled in the picturesque Kopet Dag Mountains, and be One of a few people that get to see the Parau Bibi mausoleum, a holy place hidden amongst the rocky landscape. Explore the village life and its charming sights, and immerse yourself in the local culture with a stay at a traditional house.
Board a train and embark on an adventure through time to the ancient city of Merv, a former hub of the legendary Silk Road. Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the city, strolling among the breathtaking ruins of the mausoleums, mosques, and fortifications. Once dubbed the oldest city in the world.
Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled day of adventure as we journey to the awe-inspiring Karakum desert. Uncover the treasures of Konye Urgench, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has stood the test of time for over a millennium.
After some hours on Turkmenistan’s best road (joking, of course), be prepare to see the Darwaza Gas Crater, known as the "Gates of Hell," and witness the flames illuminates the night sky after sunset. Surrender to the depth of the desert as you camp under the stars and listen to travel stories of your fellow adventurers.
Why this trip?
At Destination Chaser we combine unforgettable adventures for the traveler, with giving back to the communities that we are fortunate enough to be hosted by. This Turkmenistan is no different: the profits go towards conservation of heritage, and supporting local communities. Thank you for being part of this movement!
What flights should I book?
Flying in & out of Ashgabat intl. Airport (ASB)
🛬 Arrival: in the early morning of the 2nd of October, as we will start exploring the same day. You are welcome to arrive earlier if you wish - we are happy to arrange extra accommodation and airport transfer!
🛫 Departure: anytime of the 8th of October. Most flights depart at 3-5am, this works with the schedule.
If flight schedules should not align for you, we will be happy to arrange extra hotel nights & airport transfers wherever needed :)
Personal airport pickup and drop-off are included 24h a day.
What about the visa?
We will arrange your visa on arrival for Turkmenistan, that way you receive the visa easily upon arrival at the airport. The cost varies depending on your nationality, it is roughly 120$.
How does the payment work?
3 months before, 40% of the trip balance, and two months before, the remaining 40%. This is so you have more flexibility with covering the cost and don't need to pay everything at once. Let us know if you need a payment plan, we are happy to help!
BONUS: if you have a points program you can collect points from our trips as we are under the “travel” category!
Other payment options are available too if you prefer - such as PayPal, or bank transfer.
What's included in the price?
|Personal airport pickup & drop off||Intl. flight to & from Ashgabat intl. airport|
All internal private transportation with (AC) and 4*4 land cruisers
Travel insurance (9-40 $)
Some meals (breakfasts)
|Visa fees (120$ approx)|
|Experienced, knowledgable and fun local guides||
Personal expenses & tips
|All accommodation on a shared basis of 2 people (we believe this is an essential part for people to connect throughout the trip)||Most meals (3$ per meal)|
|All entrance fees and activities|
|Camping equipment for the night at Darwaza gas crater|
|Fees of permits and authorisations|
What are Turkmenistan's current Covid requirements?
As of now, you will be required to:
• be vaccinated against Covid-19
• take a Covid-19 Antigen text upon arrival in Ashgabat airport.
Any burning questions?Feel free to message me @destinationchaser or email me email@example.com any time :)
Looking forward to have you experience this adventure!