Turkmenistan’s northern frontier may have been destined for forlorn anonymity had it not been for Kunya-Urgench, former capital of the Khorezm region of the Achaemenid Empire, whose archeological accomplishments have endured to this day. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its historical significance, preserved in such structures as the Kutlug Timur Minaret, Sayid Ahmed Mausoleum and Kyrk Molla Hill, Kunya-Urgench provides a rare glimpse into this medieval kingdom.
The Kunya-Urgench City Tour provides a great opportunity to explore this ancient town and necropolis, which stands as a vital and tangible piece of Turkmenistan’s history. This day tour includes pick-up and drop-off from nearby Dashoguz and a private guide to explain the history and significance of each site that you’ll encounter.
In the morning your driver and local guide will meet you at hotel reception in Dashoguz for a drive to Kunya-Urgench, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (120km, 1hr 30min). Arrive to Kunya-Urgench to begin exploration of the region:
Drive back to Dashoguz for drop-off at the hotel. End of Kunya-Urgench City Tour.
Tour duration: approximately 6 hours
The tour is private with your personal guide. There will be no other people joining the tour.
Our guides will follow your own pace.
The starting time of the tour is up to you and may vary from 09.00 am to 16.00 pm.
We are happy to offer this tour for air/train passengers too. Our guide will meet you at the arrival station.