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”. Shaped by sea, wind and rain over thousands of years, these awe-inspiring rainbow cliffs become surreal when engulfed in the golden rays of sunset. Amazingly, very few visitors ever make it to this canyon, and it retains its isolated, pristine calm to this day.
The Yangykala Canyon Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime excursion to these remote cliffs of sculptured beauty. This overnight experience includes transportation to the canyon on remote roads by an experienced driver and camping among its rocky heights. You’ll pay a visit the next day to a highly revered Turkmen mausoleum before ending the tour with a walk along the azure shores of the Caspian Sea.