Things to Do in Turkmenistan
One of our favourite hand-crafted experiences in Turkmenistan is interestingly centred around horses! You will visit a local private stable and see the famous and majestic Turkmen Ahalteke horses, a very old breed dating back about 5,000 years; which is also part of the sovereign Turkmenistan national emblem. Not only you can you enjoy the breath-taking performance by their horseman, if you would like to take the reins yourself then we can organise this for you.
Darvaza or the Door to Hell is also a unique experience, the boiling lava and firey crater is truly a unique site to behold and has been burning since the 1970s. Ancient Merv in Mary is not only one of the world’s oldest cities but also the most preserved city on the ancient Silk Route, dating back 4,000 years. Once flourishing with life and vast wealth this immense ruin is a fantastic place to channel your inner archaeologist and set off with your informative guide to get under the surface of multiple millennia’s.
Step back in time and explore Ancient Merv, once the world’s greatest city. Channel your inner Indiana Jones as you stroll along Maiden’s Fortress (Kyz Kala), Vigyt Kala, Gaur Kala and Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum.
Door to Hell: Darvaza Gas Crater
Known locally as "Door to Hell", Darvaza is a collapsed natural gas field popular with campers. Camp overnight to have the best view of the burning crater over dark skies.
Eccentric Ashgabat & Nissa Ruins
Discover the bustling Tolkuchka Bazaar, the Parthian remains of Nissa, and tour the bizarre monuments of Ashgabat including the Turkmenbashi spiritual mosque, National Museum of History, Earthquake Monument, Palace Square and Arch of Neutrality.
Excursion to Kunye-Urgench
Kunye Urgench, Turkmenistan
Visit Kunye-Urgench, former capital of ancient Khorezm and an important site on the northern branch of Silk Road. Visit the Turabek Khanum mausoleum, Kutlug-Timur minaret, Tekesh mausoleum, Mamun Academy and the Fakhreddin Razi Mausoleum.
Turkmen Akhal-teke Horses
Learn about the special Akhal-teke horses, one of the oldest horse breeds, and make a village visit to learn about Yaka embroidery.