Darvaza Gas Crater Tours

Darvaza Gas Crater Tours

Darvaza Gas Crater Tours involve an hours-long journey to the heart of the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan for an unforgettable experience at the “Gates of Hell” – a cavern of natural gas reserves that have been burning continuously since 1971. A two-day tour of the Darvaza Gas Crater includes an overnight stay near the fiery pit in a Turkmen yurt under the desert sky. For many tourists, overnighting at the gas crater of Darvaza is a highlight of their Turkmenistan travels. There are only a few places in the world where tongues of fire flare up from the bowels of the earth, and Darvaza is the most bewitching of them all. A tour to Darvaza Gas Crater is to stand at the edge of this abyss at twilight, to watch the hundreds of flames dance in the cavern beneath your feet, and to admire the red glow under a starry expanse while enjoying dinner near your yurt. Programs for both individual and group tours to the Darvaza crater are available. Scroll down to read more about the various Darvaza Gas Crater Tours offered by OrexCA in 2020.



Darvaza Gas Crater Day Tour Darvaza Gas Crater Day Tour
from US$ 240
1 Day | April-October | Darvaza Gas Crater, Karakum Desert
The Darvaza Gas Crater Day Tour takes you from Ashgabat to the heart of Turkmenistan’s desolate Karakum Desert, where you’ll set eyes on this blazing gas crater known as the Door to Hell. This full-day tour includes a stop at a nomadic desert village, camel sightseeing and a hot campfire meal near the crater, all while accompanied by an experienced driver and guide.
Two-day Darvaza Gas Crater Group Tour from Khiva 2020-2021 Darvaza Gas Crater Group Tour from Khiva 2020-2021
US$ 590
2 Days | Spring, summer, autumn | Kunya-Urgench, Darvaza Gas Crater
Turkmenistan’s ‘Gates of Hell’, a.k.a. the Darvaza Gas Craters, is one of Central Asia’s rarest sites, and this burning natural gas reservoir leaves an unforgettable impression upon all who see their flames in the lonely Karakum Desert. The Darvaza Overnight Tour will take you to the very mouth of the ‘Door to Hell’ itself and give you a hands-on glimpse into the historical backdrop of Kunya-Urgench, all with the help of a knowledgeable guide and experienced drivers.
From Ashgabat to the Gates of Hell Tour From Ashgabat to the Gates of Hell Tour
from US$ 450
2 Days | April-October | Kunya-Urgench, Darvaza, Karakum Desert
From Ashgabat to the Gates of Hell Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime overnight voyage that begins in Turkmenistan’s modern capital and ends at the fiery cusp of Darvaza Gas Crater in the formidable Karakum Desert, with a stopover in historic Kunya-Urgench along the way. Between traversing sand dunes in a 4WD, visiting a desert nomadic village and staring into the flames of the ‘Gates of Hell’, this trip is bound to be a camping experience like no other!
Ashgabat-Darvaza Gas Crater Tour: Darvaza and White Marble City Marble City and Desert Tour
from US$ 750
4 Days | All year round | Ashgabat, Darvaza, Kunya Urgench
The Marble City and Desert Tour will lead you through Turkmenistan’s most contrasting sights: start in marble-coated Ashgabat in the south before driving through no-man’s land to the Darvaza Gas Crater, finishing with a tour of the ruins of Kunya-Urgench in Turkmenistan’s northernmost city. This tour package includes an unforgettable campout in the desert, airport pickup in Ashgabat and transportation to the Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan border near Kunya-Urgench.
Best of Turkmenistan Tour Best of Turkmenistan
from US$ 1,100
5 Days | All year around | Ashgabat, Mary, Merv, Darvaza Gas Crater, Kunya-Urgench
The Best of Turkmenistan Tour delivers precisely what it promises, an adventure-packed trek into Turkmenistan’s most acclaimed and must-see locales. Perfect for travelers passing through on a transit visa or tourists who wish to combine Turkmenistan with onward travels into wider Central Asia, it combines trips to Mary, Merv, Ashgabat, Darvaza and Kunya-Urgench with personalized tours of each destination and well-organized transport for an unforgettable, 5-day experience of this desert land.
Ancient Cities of Turkmenistan Tour Ancient Cities of Turkmenistan
from US$ 1,250
6 Days | All year round | Ashgabat, Merv, Kunya Urgench, Darvaza Gas Crater
The Ancient Cities of Turkmenistan Tour is an intriguing glimpse into the ancient and modern history of this nation, a 6-day journey through its key historical sites that will educate and fascinate visitors. Roam the ancient cities of Merv, Old Nisa and Kunya-Urgench; visit a nomadic village where traditions have been passed down for centuries; see the development of the nation in futuristic Ashgabat; and camp out at the famed Darvaza Gas Crater, surrounded by the same desert sands that have weathered the rise and fall of civilizations for millennia.
Turkmenistan Highlights Tour Turkmenistan Highlights Tour
from US$ 1,350
7 Days | All year around | Ashgabat, Darvaza, Kunya Urgench, Merv
The Turkmenistan Highlights Tour is a carefully crafted trip based on the favorite experiences and recommended routes of past travelers, with guided excursions to Ashgabat, Merv, Kunya-Urgench and Darwaza Gas Crater in the Karakum Desert. This tour also includes special stops at the Anau and Abiverd ruins, historically significant cities visited by very few tourists, and extra free time in the capital city for the rare opportunity to explore Turkmenistan independently.
Explore Turkmenistan Tour Explore Turkmenistan Tour
from US$ 1,700
8 Days | All year round | Ashgabat, Mary, Merv, Gonur Tepe, Darvaza, Turkmenbashi, Yangykala
Explore Turkmenistan Tour is the ultimate escapade across this peculiar nation, an adventurous blend of history, culture, nature and beachside resort. This travel package includes tours of Turkmenistan’s most popular destinations – Ashgabat, Merv and Darvaza – plus a trip out west to swim in the Caspian Sea, wander through Yangykala Canyon, visit an underground lake, experience small-town Turkmenistan and drive through the rugged Kopet Dag Mountains.
12-Day Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan Tour 12-Day Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan Tour
12 Days | April-October | Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Merv, Mary, Ashgabat, Kunya-Urgench, Khiva
Join us on the 12-Day Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan Tour to travel by plane, train, car and foot through boundless deserts outposts and the glories of well-preserved masterpieces in Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. Roam the enduring bazaars of Ashgabat and Tashkent in search of tasty fruits and handcrafted souvenirs. Stand mesmerized by the forlorn remains of Merv and Kunya-Urgench and the fiery depths of Darvaza Gas Crater. Yet the greatest treasure to be discovered in these lands is the enduring, heartfelt hospitality of its citizens.