Program (Iran – Turkmenistan – Kazakhstan) 6-day tour — Howdan-Garabogaz


Program (Iran – Turkmenistan – Kazakhstan)


Day Itinerary Time Program Transport Guide Meals Accomm.
Day 1 Ashgabat Meeting of the group on the border at “Howdan”.

Transfer to the Hotel. Accommodation.

4WD for a guide English “Aziya” Hotel

(Bed only)

Day 2 Ashgabat-Darvaza 09:00-10:00 Breakfast. 4WD for a guide English Dinner: Barbeque or common dinner in chaikhana Tent camp in Darvaza

or in chaikhana (10km form Darvaza)

10:00-11:00 Visiting of Memorial Complex in Kypchak village.
11:00-12:00 Tour to “Old Nisa” – the State Historical Reserve (UNESCO site).
12:00-13:00 Visiting National Museum of Turkmenistan.
13:00-14:00 Lunch.
14:00-15:00 Ashgabat city tour.
15:00-18:30 Drive to the “Gas Crater” in Darvaza (250km) via Yerbent village.
18:00-19:30 Explore the place.
19:30-20:30 Dinner. Barbeque. Overnight in the desert (in tent camp or rooming yurt or chaikhana).
Day 3 Darvaza-Ashgabat 07:00-08:00 Breakfast. 4WD for a guide English B: Darvaza “Aziya” Hotel

(Bed only)

08:00-12:00 Back to Ashgabat.
12:00- Accommodation in the hotel. Time on your own.
Day 4 Ashgabat-Baharly-Balkanabat-Ashgabat 08:00-09:00 Breakfast. 4WD for a guide English “Nebitchi” Hotel


09:00-12:00 Drive to and visiting underground lake “Kov-Ata” in Baharly (100km).

Along the way visiting Memorial Complex with mosque in Gypchak villageand mosque Saparmurat Haji in Gekdepe village.

12:00-13:00 Lunch outdoor at the place (barbeque).
13:00-17:30 Drive to Balkanabat (320km).
17:30- Accommodation in the hotel.
Day 5 Balkanabat – Yangigala — Avaza 08:00-09:00 Breakfast. 4WD for a guide English B: hotel


L: lunchboxes

“Seyrana” Hotel (BB)
10:00-14:00 Transfer to Yangigala Canyon (200km-off-road).
14:00-15:00 Explore the canyon.
15:00-15:30 Lunchboxes.
15:30-19:00 Transfer to Avaza – National Resort Area in the Caspian Sea (250km-half of that – off road).
19:00-19:30 Accommodation in the hotel.
Day 6 Avaza-Garabogaz 08:00-09:00


4WD for a guide English B: hotel
09:00-13:30 Drive to the border check point Garabogaz/Temmirbaba – Turkmen-Kazakh land border. (250km-mostly off-road).
13:30-15:00 Go through the Customs procedures. Farewell.


THE COST OF THE TOUR(Twin/DBL base accommodation) — $3760:

Number of pax 4
Cost per person $

Single supplement — $.


The tour package includes:

1.     Visa support letter + Turkmen visa registration (not a visa!)

2.     Twin base accommodation in hotels, single base in tent camp in Darvaza.

3.     Transport – sedan/4WD for a guide

4.     Sights’ entry fees(as per the program)

5.     Guide services (English-speaking)

6.     Meals (mentioned in the program)

The tour package does not include:

1.     Insurance

2.     Visa to Turkmenistan

3.     Immigration fee

4.     Photo and video camera fee at sightseeing places

5.     Meals, not mentioned in the program