6-day Travel to Turkmenistan Tour

6 Days

Travel to Turkmenistan’s ancient cities and modern landmarks on a 6-day classical tour. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Merv, visit the white-marbled capital city of Ashgabat, and witness the stunning natural beauty of the Karakum Desert. Experience Turkmen culture through traditional music and dance performances, and enjoy the delicious local cuisine.

Discover the enchanting beauty and rich history of Turkmenistan on this captivating 8-day tour. Your journey begins in the stunning “white marbled city” of Ashgabat, home to a plethora of architectural marvels and the UNESCO-listed Nissa Fortress. Continue to Mary, where you’ll explore the ancient city of Merv, once known as the “Queen of the World” and an important Islamic capital. Marvel at the region’s diverse history with visits to the Mary History Museum, the National Museum of History & Ethnography, and the National Carpet Museum.

Embrace the spirit of adventure as you travel across the Karakum Desert to the mesmerizing Darvaza Gas Crater, known as “The Door to Hell.” This surreal, fiery landscape offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience and unforgettable memories. Journey onwards to Dashoguz and the historic site of Kunya Urgench, where you’ll encounter ancient mausoleums, minarets, and remnants of a bygone era. Finally, delve into the story of Gokdepe Fortress and get up close with the world-famous Akhal-Teke horses, a unique breed treasured by the Turkmen people for millennia.

Throughout this immersive tour, you’ll be accompanied by knowledgeable guides and stay in comfortable accommodations, ensuring a seamless and unforgettable adventure. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to experience the wonders of Turkmenistan for yourself!

6-day Classical tour to Turkmenistan
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Travel to Turkmenistan Tour starting 1368 USD. Pick up & drop off Ashgabat airport - Visit Mary Merv Ashgabat Dashoguz Urgench. Driver+English-speaking guide.


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6-day Turkmenistan itinerary

Upon arrival at the Ashgabat International airport, you will be greeted by our representatives and transferred to your hotel for some free time to relax. Breakfast will be provided at the hotel before embarking on a morning excursion to visit the ancient fortress of Nissa. This fortress, considered the Sanctuary of Parthian Kings, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007. Founded by Arsaces I around 250 BC, Nissa is reputed to be the royal necropolis of the Parthian Kings. Afternoon city tour of Ashgabat, known as the “white marbled city” and home to the largest number of white marble structures in the world. You will visit the Presidential Palace, Ruhyyet Palace, Wedding Palace, modern “Yildyz” Hotel, Ferris Wheel, Constitution Monument, Arch of Neutrality, Monument and park of Independence, Ertogrul Gazy Mosque, Ashgabat Sports and Housing facilities, and the Earthquake and victims of WWII Monuments. Overnight in Ashgabat.

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After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the domestic airport of Ashgabat for a flight to Mary. Upon arrival in Mary, you will drive to explore ancient Merv, also known as the “Queen of the world”. One of the most important capitals of Islam along with Baghdad, Cairo and Damascus, ancient Merv was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. The sightseeing of ancient Merv includes Greater Kyz Gala & Lesser Kyz Gala (VI-VII), Complex of Askhabs (VIII-XIV), Erk Gala (VI BC), Gyaur Gala (IV BC), Hoja Yusup Hamadani complex, Sultan Sanjar mausoleum, and Muhamed Ibn Zeid mausoleum. After sightseeing, you will drive to Mary city for overnight stay.

3-star hotels

After breakfast at the hotel, you will drive to Gonurdepe. Gonurdepe was the capital of the Margush (Margiana) country, which occupied an area of more than 3000 sq. km and consisted of 78 oases and more than 150 compact settlements. The American newspaper “Boston Globe” wrote that, before the fantastic results of the Margiana expedition, there were only four oldest centers of the world’s civilization: Egypt, India, China and Mesopotamia, and now it is quite possible to think that there was another, the fifth center. You will have a lunch box in Gonurdepe before driving back to Mary for overnight stay.

3-star hotels

After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to the domestic airport of Mary for a flight back to Ashgabat. Upon arrival in Ashgabat, we will drive to Gokdepe fortress, which was attacked in December 1880 by the Russian Empire Army. The siege of Gokdepe lasted 23 days, after which the city was taken by storm. During our visit, we will see the Geokdepe Mosque (Saparmyrat Hajy), built in 1995 to commemorate the defeat and noted for its mint-turquoise blue colored roof and white marble structure. We will also visit the Gokdepe museum about the battle between Russians and the local tribe “Akhalteke” in 1881 before heading to the Horse Farm to see the national pride of the Turkmen people – Akhalteke horses, the nicest horses in the world. We will then drive to visit the Turkmenbashy Ruhy Mosque in Kipchak, the largest mosque in Central Asia, before returning to Ashgabat for an overnight stay.

3-star hotels

After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to the domestic airport of Ashgabat for a flight to Dashgouz. Upon arrival in Dashoguz, we will drive to Kunya Urgench for a sightseeing tour. We will visit the Portal of Caravansaray, Mamun Minaret, II Arslan Mausoleum, Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum, Academy of Horezm, Kutlug Timur Minaret, and Turabek Hanum Mausoleum before returning to the domestic airport of Dashoguz for a flight back to Ashgabat. We will spend our last night in Ashgabat.

3-star hotels

After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to Ashgabat International airport for departure.


This is a private Turkmenistan tour package.

  1. Explore the “white marbled city” of Ashgabat, a world-record holder for the highest number of structures made from white marble, and visit its iconic landmarks.
  2. Discover the ancient Nissa Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the first capitals of the Parthians.
  3. Uncover the rich history of ancient Merv, an important Islamic capital known as the “Queen of the World,” alongside the treasures of the Mary History Museum.
  4. Visit the National Museum of History & Ethnography and the National Carpet Museum to appreciate the diverse culture and art of Turkmenistan.
  5. Witness the mesmerizing Darvaza Gas Crater, dubbed “The Door to Hell,” and enjoy a memorable BBQ dinner and overnight camping experience nearby.
  6. Travel across the vast and beautiful Karakum Desert, stopping in the small desert village of Bokurdak.
  7. Explore the historic site of Kunya Urgench, home to ancient mausoleums, minarets, and the remnants of a bygone era.
  8. Delve into the history of Gokdepe Fortress and learn about the battle between Russians and the local Akhal-Teke tribe.
  9. Meet the world-famous Akhal-Teke horses at a horse farm, a unique breed treasured by the Turkmen people for over 5,000 years.
  10. Visit the impressive Turkmenbashy Ruhy Mosque in Kipchak, the largest mosque in Central Asia.


  • Multi-day private tour in Turkmenistan.
  • English-speaking guide.


  • 6 days in Turkmenistan
  • Letter of Invitation for visa purposes
  • Ashgabat city registration
  • Accommodation in 3-star or 4-star hotels
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Transportation throughout the tour
  • Flight tickets for Ashgabat-Mary-Ashgabat and Ashgabat-Dashoguz-Ashgabat
  • Entrance fees for Nisa Fortress, horse farm, Margush, Merv and Kunya Urgench sites
  • Daily breakfast included
  • 1.5 liters of water per person, per day
  • Travel tax of $2 per person, per night

Not included

  • International flights
  • Turkmen visa costs and border fees
  • Charges for photography and videography at sites
  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Medical insurance
  • Any services not mentioned in the program
How to make Turkmenistan Visa on Arrival

Visa on Arrival for Turkmenistan is an option for tourists visiting the country, making it possible for them to obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at Ashgabat airport. To get a visa on arrival, you must first obtain a Letter of Invitation (LOI). The LOI is part of our Turkmenistan tour packages and needs to be processed before your arrival in the country.

Here’s how to obtain a visa on arrival at the airport:

Apply for an LOI through thru us at least 1 month before your trip, providing necessary documents such as scanned passport, scanned photo, home address, current workplace, and occupation.

Once your LOI is processed, make sure to carry a printout of the LOI with you when boarding your flight or leaving for your trip.

Upon arrival in Turkmenistan, you will need to complete a migration card and pay a US$12 migration fee ($10 fee plus $2 admin charge).

Bring 2 printed passport photos for your tour leader to submit to the migration office after your arrival in the country.

After completing these steps, your visa on arrival will be issued, allowing you to enter Turkmenistan and enjoy your tour with our professional guides.

Please note that independent travel in Turkmenistan is not permitted, and your visa will only be valid for the duration of your booked tour services, which include accommodation, guides, and transportation.

What are the visa requirements for Turkmenistan?

All foreign nationals require a visa and a Letter of Invitation (LOI) to enter Turkmenistan. The visa application process involves working with a licensed travel agency such as RJ Travel and our local travel partners, providing necessary documentation and information, and adhering to the country’s guidelines and restrictions.

How do I apply for a LOI?

To apply for a LOI, contact a licensed travel agency at least three months before your trip. You will need to provide necessary documents such as a scanned passport, a scanned photo, your home address, current workplace, and occupation.

How long does LOI processing take?

LOI processing usually takes around 15-20 working days, so it’s essential to plan your application accordingly to ensure you receive the approval on time for your trip.

How much does a Turkmenistan visa cost?

Turkmenistan visa fees vary depending on the duration, number of entries, and urgency. The fees range from $50 to $150.

Is a vaccination certificate required for entry into Turkmenistan?

Yes, you are required to present a printed vaccination certificate with at least two doses of an approved vaccine upon entry into Turkmenistan.

Will I need to take a PCR test at the border?

Yes, a PCR test might be administered at the border, and it costs $43 (payment in cash). Ensure you have the necessary funds available when crossing the border.

Where can I apply for and obtain a Turkmenistan visa?

You can apply for and obtain a Turkmenistan visa on arrival at Ashgabat International Airport.

Can I travel independently in Turkmenistan?

Independent travel is not permitted in Turkmenistan. Your visa will only be valid for the duration of your booked tour services, and you must adhere to the tour’s itinerary.

Are there any restrictions on medications that can be brought into Turkmenistan?

Yes, medications containing tramadol, morphine, opiates, or similar components are strictly prohibited in Turkmenistan. Ensure you check your medication’s ingredients before traveling.

What services are included in the Turkmenistan visa support provided by travel agencies?

The visa support services provided by travel agencies typically include a visa support letter, entry travel pass, registration, meeting at the border, hotel accommodation, and an accompanying guide throughout your stay.

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6-day Travel to Turkmenistan Tour
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/ Adult
  • Ashgabat
  • Ashgabat
  • 3-star and 4-star hotels
  • Included
  • Included
  • Breakfast
  • Ashgabat, Mary, Merv, Ashgabat, Dashoguz, Kunya Urgench

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