Turkmenistan, an ancient land of great spirituality, tradition and natural beautySee Details
Turkmenistan used to be one of the most important trading places along the Silk Road. Lots of ancient kingdoms built their capitals here and left thousands of legends. The ancient ruins witnessed the prosperity and declines of one dynasty after another. Now, the high-technology injects new vitality to this country. Modern buildings are beside the ancient ruins. Wandering in the desert, sleeping beneath the stars and hiking in the mountain, why not create a unique holiday to this mysterious land?
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How to Plan Your Turkmenistan Tour?
Best Time to Visit: Spring from April to June; Autumn from August to October.
Major Cities for International Flights: Ashgabat, the capital city
Visa: All travelers need a visa to enter Turkmenistan. The Letter of Invitation (LOI), which is supplied by local travel agencies, is required to apply for the tourist visa. We could offer LOI for our clients.
Money Tips: Turkmenistani Manat (TMT) is used in Turkmenistan. You could change USD and EUR into local currancy easily at banks.
If you are more interested in its culture and history, you could visit Ashgabat and its nearby Nissa ruin; if you prefer the natural scenic spot, you could go to the Darvaza Gas Crater to appreciate the burning crater, which is especially astonishing at night. If your time is sufficient, you could visit both.
You could visit the most famous attractions in Turkmenistan, such as the Nissa ruin in Ashgabat, Ancient Merv Historical Park in Mary, Kunya-Urgench Historical Park in Dashoquz and the Darvaza Gas Crater. For the nature and culture lovers, you could also pay a visit to the Nour Mountain Village in Turkmenbashi.
10 Days or More
If you plan your Turkmenistan packages for more than 10 days, you could explore the country more deeply. Visit the desert, the ancient ruins along the Silk Road and various landscapes. You could also have a multi-country tour by connecting with other “Stan” countries or Iran.
Trip Planning FAQs
What special customs should I observe when having Turkmenistan tours?
Just like other Central Asia countries, most of residents in Turkmenistan are Muslims. Travelers should avoid wearing camisole and shorts on the street but dresses and pants below the knees are fine. Besides, females should cover their heads and shoulders with scarf and males should wear the long or medium sleeve shirts when visiting the mosques.
What's more, travelers should also notice that some of the buildings and statues are not allowed to take pictures. Your guide will remind you while traveling.
Can I use my credit card in Turkmenistan?
Both credit card and EURO cash are not very popular in Turkmenistan. Only some 5-star hotels could accept payment by credit cards. You are suggested to prepare some USD cash for your Turkmenistan tours, and you could change them into Turkmen manat at hotels, banks or international airports.
How to travel around Turkmenistan?
Since the oil and gas resources are very rich in Turkmenistan, the flight tickets are cheap. Besides, there are regular departure flights from Ashgabat to almost all the big cities, which will save you plenty of time and energy. For the cities or towns that could not be reached by flights, you can take a train.
Can I travel independently in Turkmenistan?
Normally, travelers holding a tourist visa must have Turkmenistan packages accompanied by a local tour guide. Your guide will provide you professional introductions and help you at any time as long as you need. But for visitors holding a transit visa and only passing through Turkmenistan, there is no need to book a tour with local agencies.