Visa support (Letter of Invitation, State Registration, Travel Pass)
Road transport as per program per AC regular road vehicle
Accommodation based on twin + single hotel rooms, including breakfast
Accommodation based on shared trekking tent
BBQ dinner (in Darwaza only)
Local guide-interpreter services
Entrance fees to sites mentioned in the program
Bottled drinking water en route 1,5l pppd
Porter services en route
International and domestic air tickets
Turkmenistan tourist visa from 85+4 USD p/p, when obtained at land border
Turkmenistan migration tax 10+4 USD p/p, to be paid at land border post
Tourist fee per night, charged in the hotels at departure 2 USD p/p per night
Photo/video fees at historical parks and in museums
Tips for local guide and driver
Souvenirs and other personal items
All other charges and services not mentioned under “This includes”
WHAT TO EXPECT
Off road, long drive through mountains
History of the Great Silk Road
Day 1: Farap-Mary-Merv (290 km)
Early morning departure to the border Uzb-Turkmenistan. Arrival to the border post Farap. After migration formalities drive to Mary via Ancient MERV (UNESCO) for an excursion. Check in the hotel. Visit Russian Orthodox church, Juma Mosque and Central Bazaar. Overnight.
Day 2: Mary-Ashgabat (flight)
After early breakfast drive to airport for a flight to Ashgabat (09:00). Transfer to hotel upon arrival. Check in hotel. City tour with visits National museum, Neutrality Arch, Independence Park. After drive to Nissa (UNESCO) and Mosque-Mausoleum Turkmenbashi. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
Day 3: Ashgabat-Darwaza (270 km)
After breakfast, Wedding Palace viewpoint, Earthquake Memorial, drive to Horses Monument. After drive to Anau Mosque Ruins and Akal-Teke horse stables. After lunch time, drive to Darwaza gas crater in the Karakum desert, visit mud and water craters on the way. Arrival in Darwaza gaz crater before sunset (~1800h). BBQ dinner, discover the burning gas crater by nighttime. Overnight in tents near the crater.
Day 4: Darwaza – Shavat – Khiva (370 km)
In the morning, after breakfast, depart Darwaza gaz crater and drive to Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan, border point to Khiva city. Pass the border and continue to Khiva.