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: BP Shavat – Kunya Urgench (UNESCO) – Darwaza (350 km)
Arrival at border post Shavat, drive to Ancient Kynya Urgench (UNESCO) for an excursion. Lunch in local restaurant.
After lunch, drive to Darwaza gas crater in the Karakum desert. Arrival in Darwaza gaz crater before sunset (~1800h). BBQ dinner, discover the burning gas crater by nighttime. Overnight in tents near the crater.
Day 2: Darwaza – Ashgabat (300 km)
In the morning, after breakfast, depart Darwaza gaz crater and drive to Ashgabat, visit mud and water craters on the way.. Transfer to hotel upon arrival. Check in hotel. Lunch in local restaurant. City tour with visits National museum, Neutrality Arch, Independence Park, Earthquake Memorial, Wedding Palace viewpoint. Dinner. Overnight in the hotel
Day 3: Ashgabat
After breakfast, drive to Carpet Museum and Horses Monument. Lunch in local restaurant. After lunch, drive to Anau Mosque Ruins and Akhal Teke horse stables. Return to Ashgabat. Visit Earthquake Memorial and Wedding Palace viewpoint. Dinner in local restaurant. Overnight in hotel.
Day 4: Ashgabat – Mary (flight)
Breakfast, visit Sunday Market. Lunch. After lunch, 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 5: Mary – Merv (UNESCO) – BP Farap
In the early morning, after breakfast, Visit Russian Orthodox church, Juma Mosque and Central Bazaar. After drive to Turkmenabat via MERV (UNESCO) for an excursion. Upon arrival have a lunch in Turkmenabat. After lunch transfer to BP Farap. Cross Turkmen-Uzbek Border Post.