Turkmenistan in April

April to May is spring in Turkmenistan when it is warm to hot, with a little rain. Temperatures range from 15 to about 30 ºC (59-86 ºF) in the capital at this time, with about 10 mm of rainfall. These months, well before the peak of the searing summer heat, are is a fine time to visit Ashgabat, one of the world’s more unusual capitals, with its bizarre monuments and large golden statues erected by former president, Niyazov. As charming as it is, it is perhaps outside the capital that the nation is at its absolute best, a land of rolling desert, stunning canyons, and bazaars selling brilliant handmade carpets in ancient cities that once thronged with Silk Road merchants. One of the least visited countries in Central Asia, Turkmenistan is a joy to savor that is well and truly off the beaten track.

Suggested Itineraries

Classic Turkmenistan

This five-day journey is your chance to uncover Turkmenistan, an off-the-beaten path destination and one of the most mysterious regions of Central Asia. From a perpetually burning crater, an eerily quiet capital clad in white marble, and ancient UNESCO ruins, this guarantees to be a journey like no other.

Duration
5 days / 4 nights
Price Per Person
From $3,100

A Flying Visit to Ancient Turkmenistan

This short and sweet four-day tour of Turkmenistan takes you to all the must-see sites in what is one of the most mysterious countries in Central Asia. After sightseeing in the capital, Ashgabat, make your way to the stunning ancient at Kunya-Urgench and Mary, both recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

Interests Heritage, Unesco
Duration
4 days / 3 nights
Price Per Person
Extension: Optional add-on to your itinerary.

Ancient Wonders of Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan

Turn back time on this two-week tour of two amazing countries. Explore historical wonders of Tashkent and Khiva and uncover the crumbling cities of Merv and Mary and the fortress of Nissa. Camp by burning gas craters, get up close to the famous Akhal Teke horses of Turkmenistan and discover the palaces and mausoleums of mighty Emirs.

Duration
14 days / 13 nights
Price Per Person
From $8,100

Exploring Turkmenistan's Yangykala Canyons

The Yangykala Canyons, situated seven hours away from Ashgabat, are amongst the most spectacular of sights - not just in Turkmenistan - but in the whole of Central Asia. This three-day excursion is your chance to see the isolated, atmospheric, and deep flame-colored canyons in all their glory.

Interests Amazing Landscapes, Open Spaces
Duration
3 days / 2 nights
Price Per Person
Extension: Optional add-on to your itinerary.

Historic Turkmenistan

Get to grips with the fascinating Turkmenistan capital, Ashgabat, over three action-packed days, before embarking on an epic overland journey. Your guide will take you to the World Heritage Site of Merv and Mary before you make your way back to the capital via the quaint local village of Bokurdak.

Duration
6 days / 5 nights
Price Per Person
From $4,000

Lights of Turkmenistan: A Phenomenal Road Trip

Discover the best of Turkmenistan with this nine-night, eight-day adventure tour of both cultural and natural phenomenons. From the white-marbled capital city of Ashgabat to overnight camping in the desert and everything in between, this trip will provide you with a cross-section of this unique Central Asian country. 

Interest Off The Grid
Duration
9 days / 8 nights
Price Per Person
From $3,900

Pan-Stans: Country Collecting in Central Asia

This tour of the Silk Road “Stans” takes you through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in just two short weeks. Designed specifically for those looking to dip toes into each destination rather than explore in depth, this itinerary ensures luxury and comfort in a part of the world that can be tricky to country-hop without expert guidance.

Interests Architecture, Heritage
Duration
14 days / 13 nights
Price Per Person
From $10,600

Turkmenistan Explorer: Ashgabat, Mary & Turkmenbashi

This tour around the mysterious Central Asian country of Turkmenistan offers you the best of what this fascinating country has to offer: glistening mausoleums, ancient fortress remains, desolate deserts and majestic mountains, all wrapped up into an unforgettable eight-day adventure. 

Interest Unesco
Duration
8 days / 7 nights
Price Per Person
From $4,600

UNESCO World Heritage Site Hopping in Turkmenistan

Take a quick dip into the history and culture of exciting Turkmenistan with this four-day, three-night adventure. In this short amount of time, you’ll visit three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, numerous mausoleums, countless forts and monuments and learn more about this fascinating Central Asian country.

Interest Unesco
Duration
3 days / 2 nights
Price Per Person
Extension: Optional add-on to your itinerary.

Turkmenistan Road Trip: From the Door to Hell to Ashgabat

This eight-day tour of Turkmenistan opens up one of Central Asia’s most mysterious lands: Turkmenistan. Passing over the desolate, yet utterly spectacular Karakum Desert, you’ll explore ancient ruins, dazzling mausoleums, and fiery caves, all before ending up in the fascinating capital of Ashgabat. 

Duration
8 days / 7 nights
Price Per Person
From $4,100

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