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Capital:   Ashgabat
Currency:   Turkmenistan manat
Time Zone:   GMT + 5
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UK passport holders must obtain a visa for Turkmenistan holidays, click here for an application pack.
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Carl Meadows
Carl Meadows
Saparmat Niyazov, Turkmenistan’s “President for Life” died in late 2006, but his book the Ruhnama, is still considered as being the “spiritual guidance for the nation.” English language copies can be found at very low prices, and they make very unusual souvenirs indeed!
Central square in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
 
Flaming crater 'the Door to Hell' in Darvaza, Turkmenistan
 
Yurts in the desert, Turkmenistan
 

Turkmenistan Holidays

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Often overlooked by visitors to the region, this reclusive Central Asian state is slowly emerging as a must-see destination. From the inviting capital, Ashghabad, to the vast Karakum Desert and ancient Silk Road cities the abiding memory of many Turkmenistan holidays is the warmth of the people, many still semi-nomadic.

You can't fail to notice the grandiose monuments to former President Niyazov dotted around Ashghabad. View the vast squares and lavish palaces from the viewing platform of the Arch of Neutrality with its golden statue of the president and join in the fun at the Tolkuchka bazaar where locals in traditional dress haggle for camels and cars.

Discover the Old Silk Road

Turkmenistan holidays are perfect for those wanting an adventure into the historical Old Silk Road, the ancient trade route which linked China and Europe.

Discover captivating relics of the past and visit the centuries-old cities that sprung up on the route such as Konye Urgench and Merv.

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Your Turkmenistan holiday adventure starts as you head into the boundless Karakum Desert. Camp by flaming gas craters, visit semi-nomadic villages and stay in the yurt of the local chief. Discover ancient cities along the old Silk Road with the minarets and mausoleums of Konye Urgench and the ruins of the oasis town of Merv.

Check out the impressive fortress in the former capital, Nisa, take the healing waters in the underground lake at Bakharden, relax on the beaches at the Caspian Sea resort of Turkmenbashy or ride the speedy pure-bred Akhal-Teke horses.

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Essential Turkmenistan
TurkmenistanTurkmenistan
Silk RoadSilk Road
Discover Turkmenistan's main highlights on this essential 8-day tailor-made tour. Visit ancient archaeological sites such as...
  • Tailor-Made
From £2200 per adult
8 Day Tour
Flights included
Classic Turkmenistan Group Tour
TurkmenistanTurkmenistan
Silk RoadSilk Road
Possibly the most reclusive of the Central Asian states, Turkmenistan has been largely overlooked by the world since gaining...
  • Group Tours
From £2295 per adult
11 Day Tour
Departs: 06 Sep 2014
Flights included
The Silk Road by Private Train
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UzbekistanUzbekistan
KazakhstanKazakhstan
Silk RoadSilk Road
Discover the ancient towns of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan by comfortable, private train on this incredible Silk Road...
  • Group Tours
  • Railway Holidays
From £2410 per adult
14 Day Tour
Off the Beaten Track Turkmenistan
TurkmenistanTurkmenistan
Experience the main highlights in Turkmenistan on this adventurous 11-day itinerary and travel off-the-beaten-track more remote...
  • Tailor-Made
From £2550 per adult
11 Day Tour
Flights included
Explore Turkmenistan
TurkmenistanTurkmenistan
Silk RoadSilk Road
Travel to Turkmenistan on this in-depth 15-day itinerary, and discover the highlights that this reclusive Central Asian republic...
  • Tailor-Made
From £3760 per adult
15 Day Tour
Flights included
Complete Central Asia
UzbekistanUzbekistan
TurkmenistanTurkmenistan
TajikistanTajikistan
KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan
Travel from Uzbekistan, to Turkmenistan and onwards to Tajikistan along the Pamir Highway to Kyrgyzstan on this tailor-made...
  • Tailor-Made
From £5075 per adult
29 Day Tour
Flights included