Turkmenistan Adventure Tours

Turkmenistan is such a unique and quirky destination that it’s impossible not to stumble upon adventure here, where unforgettable escapades are as commonplace as camel sightings on dusty backroads. Travel on an off-road safari through one of Asia’s most fearsome deserts, where roads often disappear under the sands. Ride Turkmenistan’s notorious Ak-Teke horses, likened to Feraris of the equestrian world, through rocky mountain territory. Swim in an underground sulfuric lake, or overnight under the lucid desert sky near a campfire that never extinguishes, the fiery Darvaza Gas Crater.

Turkmenistan Adventure Tours are an invitation to explore the hard-to-access and most unusual attractions of this amazing land. Each tour has been designed to give you the greatest possible journey while respecting local customs and keeping safety in mind. Many of the tours also provide opportunities for cultural enrichment through built-in historical or city day tours.

What kind of adventure awaits you in Turkmenistan? The choice is up to you! Explore our Turkmenistan Adventure Tour Packages or contact us about arranging a personalized 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.

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!

Yangykala Canyon Tour
2 Days | Spring, summer, autumn | Turkmenbashi, Yangykala Canyon, Gozli Ata
Yangykala Canyon literally translates as “Fire Fortresses”, an apt description of this 24-kilometer stretch of beauty in northwest Turkmenistan that’s been dubbed the “Grand Canyon of Central Asia”. The Yangykala Canyon Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime excursion to these remote cliffs that includes transportation to the canyon on remote roads by an experienced driver, camping among its rocky heights and a visit the next day to the azure shores of the Caspian Sea.

Day Trip to Nokhur Village and Kow Ata Cave
1 Day | All year round | Nokhur Village, Kow Ata Cave
The Underground Cave and Village Day Trip is a journey to several of Turkmenistan’s truly unique cultural destinations, a daylong trek that’s as enlightening as it is diverse. Dip your feet in the Kow Ata underground lake before continuing to the mountain villages of Nokhur to catch a glimpse of their secluded ways of life. Along the way you’ll also see a popular mosque and the training ground of the Akhalteke horses, the pride of the Turkmen nation. Anyone privileged to visit Turkmenistan will not want to miss this extraordinary experience.