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Discover Turkmenistan: Top Travel Spot of 2024, Reopened After COVID Shutdown


We are thrilled to announce that Turkmenistan, nestled in Central Asia, has unfurled its doors since April this year, eagerly inviting travelers to embark on a journey of exploration, comfort, and adventure.

Hailing from the ancient city of Bukhara in Uzbekistan, just a 90-minute drive from Turkmenistan's border, my childhood memories are filled with the awe-inspiring sights of the Karakum desert, where camel trains traversed the vast landscape. What truly captivated me, however, were the warm and hospitable people of Turkmenistan, the joy of practicing the Turkmen language, and the vibrant bazaars of Turkmenabad, where shopping for carpets and clothing was a sensory delight.

 Visiting the historical gems of Mary and Ashgabad always stood out during my trips to Turkmenistan. In the Soviet era, when Central Asian countries were part of the USSR, crossing borders was seamless and hassle-free. Fast forward to today, and I've dedicated myself as a travel expert specializing in Independent Central Asia Silk Road destinations, ensuring that travelers experience the rich history, diverse cultures, UNESCO Heritage sites, warm hospitality, and authentic cuisine that Turkmenistan has to offer.

Despite the allure of Turkmenistan, concerns about visas and border crossings often deter travelers from adding this destination to their bucket list. My advice to fellow travel enthusiasts is simple: include Turkmenistan in your must-see list. Allow travel experts to handle the intricacies of visa arrangements and border crossings, ensuring a stress-free and unforgettable tour. While the internet is a valuable resource, misinformation abounds. Having assisted thousands of travelers over the years, I invite you to join us on an expertly curated journey to Turkmenistan, where our handpicked guides and experienced support team and drivers guarantee a seamless and enriching experience. The positive feedback from recent small group tours attests to the magic awaiting you in Turkmenistan. Read our latest Testimonials.

Explore the Hidden Treasures: Top Destinations in Turkmenistan

  1. Ashgabat - The White Marble City: Marvel at the architectural wonders and opulent structures in Ashgabat, the capital city, known for its impressive white marble buildings and modern skyline.
  2. Ancient Mary - A Journey Through History: Step back in time in the ancient city of Mary, home to archaeological marvels like Gonur Depe and Merv, offering a glimpse into Turkmenistan's rich historical legacy.
  3. Konya Urgench - UNESCO Heritage Site: Wander through the well-preserved ruins of Konya Urgench, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcasing the remnants of an ancient Silk Road city.
  4. Karakum Desert - Nature's Canvas: Immerse yourself in the vastness of the Karakum Desert, where endless sand dunes meet the horizon and camel trains traverse the landscape, providing a mesmerizing natural spectacle.
  5. Turkmenabad (Chardzhou) - Cultural Bazaars: Experience the vibrant culture of Turkmenistan in Turkmenabad, formerly known as Chardzhou, by exploring bustling bazaars and immersing yourself in the local way of life.
  6. Yangykala Canyon - Nature's Artistry: Discover the breathtaking landscapes of Yangykala Canyon, a natural wonder where unique rock formations and colorful cliffs create a surreal and picturesque setting.
  7. Darvaza Gas Crater - The Door to Hell: Witness the surreal phenomenon of the Darvaza Gas Crater, known as the "Door to Hell," where a perpetually burning crater in the desert creates an otherworldly spectacle.
  8. Turkmen National Cuisine - Gastronomic Delights: Indulge in the authentic flavors of Turkmen cuisine, with dishes like manti, plov, and shashlik, offering a delightful taste of the local culinary traditions.
  9. Turkmenistan's Caspian Coast - Coastal Serenity: Relax along the Caspian Coast, where pristine beaches and tranquil waters provide a serene contrast to the desert landscapes, offering a perfect blend of nature and relaxation.
  10. Avaza - Caspian Sea Resort: Unwind in the resort town of Avaza on the Caspian Sea, known for its modern infrastructure, luxurious accommodations, and beautiful seaside ambiance.

Turkmenistan beckons with a diverse tapestry of history, nature, and culture. Each destination promises a unique experience, making it a must-visit for travelers seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure.

When is the best time to travel to Turkmenistan:

Select the months between March and November to craft your Turkmenistan adventure, offering the best weather conditions and the opportunity to witness vibrant festivals and thrilling horse races at the lively hippodromes. During these months, enjoy milder temperatures, providing an ideal setting for exploring diverse landscapes and historical sites. Immerse yourself in local communities, experience yurt stays, partake in horseback riding, visit farms, explore bustling bazaars, and more, creating a dynamic and enriching journey.

You will need to use the Visa Process: -  Contact Us or Travel Experts

Ensure a smooth entry to Turkmenistan by securing your visa in advance. Contact us or consult with travel experts to facilitate the preparation of your entry visa invitation before your trip. This proactive approach will help streamline the visa process and ensure you have all necessary documentation for a hassle-free arrival in Turkmenistan.

Preferred Airline: Turkish Airlines from the US

For a convenient and reliable journey to Turkmenistan from the United States, consider Turkish Airlines. With its extensive network and high-quality service, Turkish Airlines provides a comfortable travel experience.

Additional flight options connecting to Turkmenistan include China Southern Airlines and FlyDubai.

Take the first step towards creating your extraordinary journey to Turkmenistan and other Central Asian countries by reaching out to us. Alternatively, explore our meticulously crafted Tours to Turkmenistan and Central Asia.

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