To this day, Turkmenistan, a country rich in culture and fascinating history, has remained one of the most mysterious regions in Central Asia. Across its vast desert landscape are scattered oasis cities which have been at the crossroads of civilizations for centuries. This five-day journey through Turkmenistan, one of the least visited countries in the world, is your chance to discover both its charms and quirks, the old and the new. Starting in the capital of Ashgabat, see how modern day Turkmenistan has recreated its image into a pristine city of white marble. Then delve deep into the country’s long-reaching history with visits to the ancient city of Merv, as well as seeing the mausoleums – sometimes glistening, sometimes in ruins - of Kunya-Urgench. The indomitable Karakum Desert is not to be missed either: journey through this sun-scorched sandy expanse via jeep, passing rugged mountains, bubbling geysers and hidden caves, on your way to the Door to Hell, an ever-burning fiery pit in the middle of nowhere. Turkmenistan is a unique hidden-gem destination and this journey is one you will remember in the times to come.
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