Turkmenistan Tours and Trips 2024/2025

If you’re looking for an unusual destination that sets you apart as a traveller, Turkmenistan should top your list. Photography here is mostly prohibited and guided tours are a must - but the things you see will be ingrained in your memory forever. Explore local culture and cultural, religious and historic sites in Ashgabat, or explore the natural wonders along the Silk Road.

16 Trips in Turkmenistan with 74 Reviews

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The Five Stans of the Silk Road

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This was a trip full of variety and dramatic scenery, from the surreal Ashgabat, the amazing Darvaza ...
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  • Activities Local culture & Cultural, religious and historic sites +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House & Home-stay
  • Transport Flight & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 16-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
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The Five Stans of the Silk Road

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26 day city sightseeing trip through Bishkek, Chong Kemin, Song Kul and 16 other destinations in 5 different countries. Read More
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  • Activities City sightseeing & Cultural, religious and historic sites +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House, Home-stay & Camping
  • Transport Flight, Private Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 12-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
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Best of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

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I have visited 45 countries alone or with various tour agencies and I have found this travel special ...
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  • Activities Cultural, religious and historic sites & Art and architecture
  • Accommodation Hotel, Camping & Guest House
  • Transport Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 12-95 yrs
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Wonders of the Silk Road

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13 day cultural, religious and historic sites trip to Ashgabat, Samarkand and 4 other destinations in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Cultural, religious and historic sites & City sightseeing
  • Accommodation Hotel & Guest House
  • Transport Train & Bus
  • Age Range 16-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
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Bishkek to Ashgabat

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26 day city sightseeing trip to Bishkek, Kochkor and 11 other destinations in Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities City sightseeing & Cultural, religious and historic sites +3 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House, Home-stay & Camping
  • Transport Train, Bus & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 15-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days26 From US$ 6,660 View Tour
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The Five Stans of The Silk Road

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21 day city sightseeing trip through Bishkek, Penjikent, Samarkand and 10 other destinations in 5 different countries. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities City sightseeing & Natural landmarks sightseeing +1 more
  • Accommodation Guest House, Hotel, Resort & Tent
  • Transport Bus, Flight, Private Vehicle, Train & Taxi
  • Age Range 16-95 yrs
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Bishkek To Ashgabat (20 Days)

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20 day overland journeys trip through Fann Mountains, Dushanbe, Khiva and 2 other destinations in 4 different countries. Read More
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  • Activities Overland Journeys
  • Accommodation Camping, Hostel & Hotel
  • Transport Train
  • Age Range 18-95 yrs
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Ashgabat To Beijing (56 Days)

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57 day overland journeys tour through Ashgabat, Kunye Urgench, Bukhara and 14 other destinations in 6 different countries. Read More
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  • Accommodation Camping, Home-stay, Hostel, Hotel & Resort
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  • Age Range 18-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
days57 From US$ 6,498 View Tour
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Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan Adventure

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18 day adventure trip to Tashkent, Bukhara and 7 other destinations traveling through Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Read More
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  • Activities Adventure
  • Accommodation Hotel, Home-stay & Camping
  • Transport Train, Private Vehicle, 4WD Jeep & Taxi
  • Age Range 15-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
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Tbilisi To Ashgabat (24 Days)

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24 day overland journeys tour through Ashgabat, Turkmenbashi, Baku and 6 other destinations in 4 different countries. Read More
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  • Accommodation Camping, Hostel & Hotel
  • Transport Ferry
  • Age Range 18-80 yrs
  • Operated in English
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Bishkek To Ashgabat (37 Days)

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37 day overland journeys trip through Ashgabat, Kunye Urgench, Bukhara and 7 other destinations in 5 different countries. Read More
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Ashgabat To Bishkek (37 Days) Silk Road Highlights

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37 day overland journeys trip through Ashgabat, Kunye Urgench, Bukhara and 8 other destinations in 5 different countries. Read More
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Ashgabat To Tbilisi (24 Days)

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24 day overland journeys tour through Telavi, Yerevan, Tatev and 5 other destinations in 4 different countries. Read More
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  • Activities Overland Journeys
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  • Age Range 18-95 yrs
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Ancient Silk Road Cities - The Five Stans

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23 day adventure tour through Ashgabat, Darvaza, Khiva and 11 other destinations in 5 different countries. Read More
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  • Age Range 18-99 yrs
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5 - Excellent
Based on 74 customer reviews
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5 - Excellent
  • Emma H
“I have never wild camped before and I found the entire trip experience fabulous. Everyone chipped in and I quickly became familiar with the truck and how incredible it is for camping with no other facilities!”
From desert camels to mountain yak
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
“This was the longest duration trip I’ve ever taken, covering the most ground by road and with some (by my standards) fairly extreme variations of temperature, altitude and landscape. But it was mostly very unusual, often spectacular and totally worth the bumpy ride - take layers, medications and a better camera than I did. The people were also a particular highlight. Jabbar in Turkmenistan was an impossible act to follow, but the local leaders were all very good. The group was a great mix and we bonded over one or two minor glitches and some medicinal vodka. We met the friendliest local people in markets, at the border crossings, on the road. They were very often willing to share my three words of Russian, and to practice their English. It was also very nice to be asked to join them for their photos - probably some of these invitations were from other tourists, but was still great to feel like the exotic extra for a change.”
The 5 Stans
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
“A great trip covering a wide range of experiences - from Turkmenistan [Ashgabat with its somewhat bizarre architecture (the Wedding Palace being a particularly good, if that's the right word, example) and the welcoming wedding parties at the Arch of Neutrality; the ancient ruins at Nisa and Merv; and the burning pit at Darvaza among particularly memorable sights - all in the presence of a great local guide Jabar]; through Uzbekistan [with spectacular sights and sites at Bukhara, Samarkand and Shahrisabz together with the ruins of one of Alexander the Great's fortresses by the River Oxus all with the guide, Bek, who is probably the best guide on any tour I've been on]; Tajikistan [wonderful journey through the mountains to the gorgeous Iskanderkul Lake]; back into Uzbekistan [to learn about ceramics and the mechanics, and smell (boiling silkworm cocoons), of the silk industry; Kyrgyzstan [marvellous mountain scenery, great homestays, and lovely yurt camp (though be prepared for all weathers in one day - from bright sun to hail and lightning in a matter of minutes)]; and a brief stay in Kazakhstan [could have stayed longer and got to see more of Almaty, etc]. Suzie, the British guide who accompanied the trip throughout was wonderful and made everything easy for us - without her it would have been a lot more difficult. Food was ok to very good (the meal at the family house in Samarkand and the meals at the homestays being favourites), but was very limited for the vegetarians generally. Hotels were good to excellent and the transport was fine, though the air-conditioning on the minibuses in Kyrgyzstan didn't cope with the high temperatures.”

Turkmenistan - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

Made up of nearly 80% desert but with access to the Caspian Sea, Turkmenistan is perhaps best known for its intricately detailed carpets. While tourism is welcome in Turkmenistan, the country's strict governance means a guided tour is absolutely necessary when on a trip to the country. Perhaps one of the world's most unusual destinations for tourists, photography is mostly prohibited and there is a heavy military presence across the country.

Tour Highlights

  • See the golden dome of the Gypjak Mosque
  • Visit the "Door to Hell", a massive gas crater in Darvaza
  • Experience tradition at the Turkmen Carpet Museum
  • Browse the hundreds of stalls at the Tolkuchka-Basar
  • Find your inner archaeologist at Gonur Tepe, a larger former settlement of the Mouru civilization

Travel Tips

  • Smokers take note - it is 100% forbidden to smoke outside in a public place. However, smoking is permitted inside some restaurants and shops. If you don't see anyone else smoking, you shouldn't either.
  • Unless you particularly love sweltering heat, avoid a tour to Turkmenistan in the summer months. The country is mostly made up of desert, and summer temperatures often surpass 50°C (122°F).
  • Travel outside Turkmenistan's capital city, Ashgabat, requires the accompaniment of a travel guide. This can be costly, so be sure to budget accordingly before your visit.
  • While the country has generally been free of terrorism that has rocked its neighbouring countries, Turkmenistan is known for what is called "vodka terrorism". This crime occurs when Turkmen drink far too much vodka and attempt to fight or rob the people they come across on trains or in the streets. To be on the safe side, avoid men who are evidently drunk.
  • There is a strict curfew of 11pm in Ashgabat, the capital city. This applies to locals and visitors alike. Always return to your hotel before curfew, and women, in particular, should never walk the streets alone at night.
  • Feel free to converse with the friendly locals, but avoid talking about politics especially avoid commenting on the country's leader.

Turkmenistan has seasonal weather so please do check up on the best time to visit Turkmenistan before planning your tour. 

Tours in Turkmenistan - Questions and Answers

  • What is the best time of year to go to Turkmenistan?

    The best time to visit Turkmenistan is between March and June, when the weather is mild and pleasant, and most areas of the country are open and accessible, or between October and December, when the summer heat tapers off and the fall weather sets in, making it pleasant for outdoor exploration. The weather in Turkmenistan between July and September is often extremely hot, making it difficult to engage in any outdoor activities. The other low season is between December and March, when the winter sets in, but if you don’t mind the winter cold, you can still visit the country during this period.

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