Solo & Shared Transit Trips

Itinerary options:

Solo or Share Transit Trip 1. Ashgabat- Darvaza- Kunya Urgench

Solo or Share Transit Trip 2. Kunya Urgench - Darvaza- Ashgabat

Solo or Shared Trip. Short Stay option 3. Ashgabat - Darvaza - Ashgabat

 

 

Nisa UNESCO World Heritage Site: Day Excursions to Old Nisa with guide and transport, starting from 20 USD

 

 

 

Solo or Share Transit Trip 1:

 

Arrival: from Iran via Bajgiran border (Howdan border in Turkmenistan)

Arrival: at Airport in Ashgabat

 

Day 1              Border Bajgiran - Howdan- Ashgabat      (Ashgabat airport- Ashgabat)

Meet at the Howdan border. Transfer to htl. Free program.

Plan the arrival at Ashgabat airport is also OK

 

*Complimentary night drive in Ashgabat to see the town in lights and night panoramic photos.

Overnight at hotel (Check in at hotel from 13h00)

 

Day 2              Ashgabat- Darvaza, 257 km

A.M free program

12h00 – 13h00  check out hotel. Drive for lunch or food shopping.

Start to Darvaza. Stop for photos in Karakum desert or villages along the route.

Start exploration of gas craters on the way (The craters with water and mud at the bottom, in both, you can see gas bubbling through it). Then leave the road and arrive at fiery gas crater. Camping. Enjoy the view of the gas crater at night. O/N in a tent or in yurt

  

Day 3              Darvaza- Kunya Urgench- border (410 km or 330 km)

Both borders easy to plan:

Dashoguz – Shavat border (direction to Khiva)

Kunya Urgench – Khojeyli border (direction to Nukus)

 

Drive to Kunya Urgench UNESCO History park

(Kunya Urgench contains the survived monuments: mausoleums of Il Arslan 12th century, Sultan Tekesh 12th century, Turebeck Khanym 14th century, Najm addin Cubra 14th and Sultan Ali 16th century, minaret of Kutluk Timur 14th century (probably started in 11th ) 62 meters high, the tallest old brick construction in central Asia. The capital of Khwarezm had the most power in 11th – 13th centuries, have been overcoming in population and fame other Silk Road cities of central Asia. In 1221 it was razed by Genghis Khan, on its way in central Asia. After the revival in 14th century, the city was left forever due to Amudarya river course change and new destruction this time by Timur in 1370, later the new town of Urgench was built in present day Uzbekistan. Since 2005, it become a world heritage site protected by UNESCO.

Free program for sightseeing and continue drive to the border crossing. Arrive and cross border to Uzbekistan

 

Quotes Day 1 – 3

 

Dates to join other travelers: Every Wednesday as Day 1. *Other weekdays are ok to form a group

 

Group 1 person                     499 USD (SGL room)

Group 2 persons                     360 USD per person

Group 3 persons                     325 USD per person

Group 4 persons                     297 USD per person

                     

 

 

The above price includes the services:

  • Letter of invitation, registration (*if you have already transit visa pls remove 100 USD p/person from above quotes)
  • A/C car service (Toyota, Nissan or equal) as per program. English speaking driver available on request
  • DBL room at hotel, camping. pls. look bellow

 

Hotel

Number of nights/City

Notes

AkAltyn or equal***-****

1/ Ashgabat

 

Breakfast, wi-fi included

Lower budget hotel in Ashgabat, Paytagt hotel minus 35 USD per night without breakfast. Don’t recommend unless for budget purpose http://travelnotoria.com/eng/hotels

Camping

1/ Darvaza

tent& sleeping bag, mat, breakfast included)

*bottled water complimentary

Stay in yurta available.

 

 

 *Who would like to extend the stay - It is ok to organize the extension options as per interest:

 

1. Day trip to Mary- Merv (with day flight options). * Drive option require 2 days

2. Day trip to Kov Ata cave lake, Akhal Teke horse farm, Nisa UNESCO fortress, Turkmenbashy mosque in Kipchak, Chuli gorge drive.

3. Car service for sightseeing in Ashgabat and around.

4. Free program in Ashgabat (only hotel room price added)

5. Ashgabat- Turkmenbashy – Yangy Kala canyon – Turkmenbashy – Ashgabat day trip (with flight options. *With stay in Yangy Kala requires at least 2 days

 

Extension prices sent upon request 

 

 

 

Excluded costs or services:

Visa cost (cost depends on place to obtain. At airport normally 87 USD/ at land border 57 USD)

Migration tax at border 14 USD p/p, paid once on arrival

State travel tax two USD per night – per person, is collected at hotels

Entrance tickets at sites or museums

Photo, video tickets

Guide service

Meals L D

Gratuities, personal items, any other services missing above. Thank you.

 

 

 

Solo or Share Transit Trip 2:

 

Arrival from Uzbekistan:

Shavat – Dashoguz border, direction from Khiva or Urgench OK

Khojeyli – Kunya Urgench border direction from Nukus OK

 

Join other travelers every Saturday and share costs. *Other weekdays are ok to form a group

 

Day 1              Dashoguz border – Kunya Urgench – Darvaza (410 km or 330 km)

Meet at Dashoguz (direction from Khiva) or Kunya Urgench (direction from Nukus)

 

Starting from 09h30 a.m Meet at the border. Drive to Kunya Urgench UNESCO History Park

 

(Kunya Urgench contains the survived monuments: mausoleums of Il Arslan 12th century, Sultan Tekesh 12th century, Turebeck Khanym 14th century, Najm addin Cubra 14th and Sultan Ali 16th century, minaret of Kutluk Timur 14th century (probably started in 11th ) 62 meters high, the tallest old brick construction in central Asia. The capital of Khwarezm had the most power in 11th – 13th centuries, have been overcoming in population and fame other Silk Road cities of central Asia. In 1221 it was razed by Genghis Khan, on its way in central Asia. After the revival in 14th century, the city was left forever due to Amudarya river course change and new destruction this time by Timur in 1370, later the new town of Urgench was built in present day Uzbekistan. Since 2005, it become a world heritage site protected by UNESCO.

Free program for sightseeing.

 

Continue drive to Darvaza. Crossing the Northern part of Karakum desert. Arrive at fiery gas crater. See it before sunset and at night. Camping in the area. O/N in a tent or in yurt

 

Day 2              Darvaza- Ashgabat, 257 km

A.M Breakfast. Return on the road. Visit other gas craters (The craters with water and mud at the bottom, in both, you can see gas bubbling through it). Drive to Ashgabat. Stop for photos in Karakum desert or village along the route.

On THU SAT SUN stop at Tolkuchka bazaar for a visit.

P.M check in hotel. Free program. Overnight at hotel

 

Complimentary night drive in Ashgabat to see the town in lights and night panoramic photos.

 

Day 3              Ashgabat - Border Howdan – Bajgiran    (Ashgabat – Ashgabat airport)

09h00 drive to Howdan border. Cross it to Iran

Transfer to airport as per flight schedule. Next destination flight.

 

Quotes for whole planning Day 1 – 3

Dates to join other travelers: every Saturday as Day 1. *Other weekdays are ok to form a group

 

Group 1 person                      499 USD (SGL room)

Group 2 persons                     360 USD per person

Group 3 persons                     325 USD per person

Group 4 persons                     297 USD per person

                     

 

 

The above price includes the services:

  • Letter of invitation, registration (*if you have already transit visa pls remove 100 USD p/person from above quotes)
  • A/C car service (Toyota, Nissan or equal) as per program. English speaking driver available on request
  • DBL room at hotel, camping. pls. look bellow

 

Hotel

Number of nights/City

Notes

AkAltyn or equal***-****

1/ Ashgabat

 

Breakfast, wi-fi included

Lower budget hotel in Ashgabat, Paytagt hotel minus 35 USD per night without breakfast. Don’t recommend unless for budget purpose http://travelnotoria.com/eng/hotels

Camping

1/ Darvaza

(tent& sleeping bag, mat, breakfast included)

*bottled water complimentary

Stay in yurta available.

 

 

 *Who would like to extend the stay - It is ok to organize the extension options as per interest:

 

1. Day trip to Mary- Merv (with day flight options). * Drive option require 2 days

2. Day trip to Kov Ata cave lake, Akhal Teke horse farm, Nisa UNESCO fortress, Turkmenbashy mosque in Kipchak, Chuli gorge drive.

3. Car service for sightseeing in Ashgabat and around.

4. Free program in Ashgabat (only hotel room price added)

5. Ashgabat- Turkmenbashy – Yangy Kala canyon – Turkmenbashy – Ashgabat day trip (with flight options. *With stay in Yangy Kala requires at least 2 days

 

Extension prices sent upon request 

 

 

Excluded costs or services:

Visa cost (cost depends on place to obtain. At airport normally 87 USD/ at land border 57 USD)

Migration tax at border 14 USD p/p, paid once on arrival

State travel tax two USD per night – per person, is collected at hotels

Entrance tickets at sites or museums

Photo, video tickets

Guide service

Meals L D

Gratuities, personal items, any other services missing above. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

Solo or Shared Trip. Short Stay option 3, Ashgabat - Darvaza

 

Arrival: Ashgabat airport or from Iran, via Bajgiran – Howdan border

Departure: Ashgabat airport or to Iran, via Bajgiran – Howdan border

 

Day 1              airport- Ashgabat

 

A.M Meet at Ashgabat airport (or Howdan border).

Sightseeing in Ashgabat, Nisa UNESCO fortress, Turkmenbashy mosque in Kipchak.

P.M Transfer to hotel. Check in at 13h00 or later. Free program. Overnight at hotel

*after sunset, complimentary night drive in Ashgabat.

 

Day 2              Ashgabat- Darvaza, 257 km

A.M free program

12h00 – 13h00   check out hotel. Drive for lunch or food shopping.

Start to Darvaza. Stop for photos in Karakum desert or villages along the route.

Start exploration of gas craters along the route (The craters with water and mud at the bottom, in both, you can see gas bubbling through it). Then leave the road and arrive at fiery gas crater. Camping. Enjoy the view of the gas crater at night. O/N in a tent or yurt

  

Day 3              Darvaza- Ashgabat - airport

A.M drive back to Ashgabat.

P.M free program in town. Transfer to Howdan border or Ashgabat airport for next destination flight

 

 

Quotes for whole planning Day 1 – 3

 

Group 1 person                      499 USD (SGL room)

Group 2 persons                     360 USD per person

Group 3 persons                     325 USD per person

Group 4 persons                     297 USD per person

                     

 

 

The above price includes the services:

  • Letter of invitation, registration
  • A/C car service (Toyota, Nissan or equal) as per program. English speaking driver available on request
  • DBL room at hotel, camping. pls. look bellow

 

Hotel

Number of nights/City

Notes

AkAltyn or equal***-****

1/ Ashgabat

 

Breakfast, wi-fi included

Lower budget hotel in Ashgabat, Paytagt hotel minus 35 USD per night without breakfast. Don’t recommend unless for budget purpose http://travelnotoria.com/eng/hotels

Camping

1/ Darvaza

(tent& sleeping bag, mat, breakfast included)

*bottled water complimentary

Stay in yurta available.

 

 

 *Who would like to extend the stay - It is ok to organize the extension options as per interest:

 

1. Day trip to Mary- Merv (with day flight options). * Drive option require 2 days

2. Day trip to Kov Ata cave lake, Akhal Teke horse farm, Nisa UNESCO fortress, Turkmenbashy mosque in Kipchak, Chuli gorge drive.

3. Car service for sightseeing in Ashgabat and around.

4. Free program in Ashgabat (only hotel room price added)

5. Ashgabat- Turkmenbashy – Yangy Kala canyon – Turkmenbashy – Ashgabat day trip (with flight options. *With stay in Yangy Kala requires at least 2 days

 

Extension prices sent upon request 

 

 

 

Excluded costs or services:

Visa cost (cost depends on place to obtain. At airport normally 87 USD/ at land border 57 USD)

Migration tax at border 14 USD p/p, paid once on arrival

State travel tax two USD per night – per person, is collected at hotels

Entrance tickets at sites or museums

Photo, video tickets

Guide service

Meals L D

Gratuities, personal items, any other services missing above. Thank you.