Turkmenistan Historical Tours

Turkmenistan’s arid land has sustained some of the oldest civilizations on earth, and its shifting desert sands doubtless hold secrets innumerable under their fierce grip. Yet what has been discovered in this Central Asian land is enough to evoke awe and endless curiosity in anyone fortunate enough to climb its ancient city walls once considered impenetrable, set eyes on its enduring mausoleums holding the remains of once-feared rulers, or feel the smooth surface of first century pottery shards in their palm as they reflect on those who left these remnants behind long after they vanished from the earth.

Turkmenistan Historical Tours will satiate the appetite of history lovers and create a hunger for knowledge of the ancient world in those who never realized just how fun and fascinating the past can be. While each tour varies in length and itinerary, they all guarantee an introduction to Turkmenistan’s historical cities and landmarks through guided tours, hands-on discovery and time for personal exploration at the most significant sites.

Discover history for yourself with OrexCA’s Turkmenistan Historical Tours!


Discover Turkmenistan
from US$ 820
4 Days | All year around | Ashgabat, Merv, Mary
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. As you visit one of the least-visited countries on earth, you’ll have accommodation in hotels each night and be accompanied on your city tours by a local guide eager to answer your questions along the way.

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.

Merv, Margush and Gonur Depe
2 Days | All year round | Merv, Margush, Gonur Depe
The Merv, Margush and Gonur Depe Tour is two days of archaeological exploration at Merv and Gonur Depe in Margush. This tour is a great option for history buffs and amateur explorers alike, and is unique in that it begins both days from the city of Mary, from which you can quickly reach both excavation sites with a private guide and a driver experienced on the roads of outback Turkmenistan.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Silk Road in Turkmenistan Tour
from US$ 800
4 Days | All year round | Ashgabat, Mary, Merv
Turkmenistan was once host to some of the greatest destinations along the Great Silk Road, and on the Silk Road in Turkmenistan Tour you’ll retrace the steps of countless merchants and explorers who passed through Turkmenistan’s barren lands in days of old. Explore Ashgabat to experience firsthand how the city has developed through the centuries; wander among the ruins of Nisa, capital of the mighty Parthian Empire; and allow the somber stillness of Merv’s expansive ruins to transport your imagination to its days of Silk Road splendor.