For anyone wishing to travel off the beaten path, Turkmenistan will not disappoint. Counted among the least-visited countries on earth, this secluded desert enclave offers audacious travelers experiences unmatched in Central Asia or the world. Consider Ashgabat, the modern marble capital rebuilt in recent years in all its gaudy opulence around the persona of Turkmenbashy, which sits in sharp contrast to the remains of the formerly great civilizations at Old Nisa and Merv. Similarly, visiting the bustling Gulistan Bazaar and the long-deserted homes of ancient Parthian dignitaries on the same day will leave an impression not adequately conveyed through words.
Our Discover Turkmenistan Tour will acquaint you with some of Turkmenistan’s key historical sites at Old Nisa, Merv and Mary without compromising on adequate time spent in Ashgabat to see its eccentric landmarks firsthand. You’ll have accommodation in hotels each night and be accompanied on your tours of Ashgabat and Merv by local guides eager to share stories behind each landmark and answer your questions along the way.