Darvaza Gas Crater Group Tour 2024-2025 (from Khiva)2 Days | Darvaza gas crater, Kunya-Urgench

Group Tour US$ 500
  • Darvaza Gas CraterDarvaza Gas Crater
  • Itinerary MapItinerary Map
  • Mausoleum of Tyurabek-khanymMausoleum of Tyurabek-khanym
  • Mausoleum of Il-ArslanMausoleum of Il-Arslan
  • Minaret of Kutlug-TimurMinaret of Kutlug-Timur
  • Karakum DesertKarakum Desert
  • Darvaza Gas CraterDarvaza Gas Crater
  • Darvaza Gas CraterDarvaza Gas Crater
  • Darvaza Gas CraterDarvaza Gas Crater
  • Darvaza Gas CraterDarvaza Gas Crater
  • Darvaza Gas Crater
  • Itinerary Map
  • Mausoleum of Tyurabek-khanym
  • Mausoleum of Il-Arslan
  • Minaret of Kutlug-Timur
  • Karakum Desert
  • Darvaza Gas Crater
  • Darvaza Gas Crater
  • Darvaza Gas Crater
  • Darvaza Gas Crater

If you’re planning on traveling to Uzbekistan, extend your travels by adding a trip to Turkmenistan. The Darvaza Gas Crater group tour takes you over the border from Khiva, first to Kunya-Urgench, the site of an amazing architectural reserve and the former capital of the Khorezm Empire, and then to the Darvaza Gas Crater, a natural gas burnoff in the Karakum Desert. Share a night in the desert and a meal cooked over a fire with new friends as you travel with like-minded people from around the world.

If you're travelling alone or just with a few friends or family members, we encourage you to join our Turkmenistan Small Group Tour. This is because travelling as part of a larger group increases the likelihood of you being granted a visa for Turkmenistan.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Khiva – Darvaza gas crater
 
At 09:30 drive from Khiva to Turkmenistan border point Shavat-Dashoguz (60 km, 1 h.). Upon arrival border formalities. After the customs and passport control at both checkpoints, kindly proceed to the exit of the border control area. At that point, our guide/driver will be waiting for you with the sign with your name. Meet your Turkmenistan guide and drive to Darvaza gas crater located in the middle of Karakym desert (270 km, 4 h.). Set up the camp. Enjoy a view of the sunset with the delicious fire-cooked meal for dinner near the burning gas crater. Overnight in tents.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 2 hours
Meals: dinner
Day 2: Darvaza – Kunya-Urgench – Khiva
 
After camp style breakfast, drive to Kunya-Urgench (UNESCO) (370 km, 5 h.), explore historical park with Kutlug Timur minaret, Mausoleum Tyurabek-Khanym, Mausoleum Tekesh, Mausoleum Il Arslan, Caravansaray gateway and etc. Lunch at local café. After lunch transfer to Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan border point Dashoguz-Shavat. Go through border formalities on both checkpoints. Meet your driver and continue to Khiva (60 km, 1 h.). End of the tour service.
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Price includes:

  1. All transfers;
  2. Sightseeing tour program with an English-speaking guide;
  3. Entrance fees to sights as per itinerary;
  4. Visa support letter for Turkmenistan tourist visa;
  5. Utensils and necessary equipment for staying in tents (sleeping bags, sleeping mats, pillows, dining table, chairs);
  6. Camp style dinner and breakfast at Darvaza crater;
  7. Lunch in Kunya-Urgench
  8. Tour leader to accompany travelers for the whole period of the tour in Turkmenistan.

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100% guaranteed departures – even if there is only 1 traveler.

SS – 80 USD at the yurt, SS– 20 USD at the tent

Group size: 1-14 persons

Please note that itinerary and prices are subject to change due to airline and train schedule changes, currency fluctuations and other unforeseeable events.

We strongly recommend NOT to purchase airline tickets for 2025 tours without discussing it with your travel consultant.

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Darvaza Gas Crater Group Tour Reviews

Author: Rafa   |   Rating: 516 August 2023
I want to express my satisfaction with the excursion to Darvaza and the visit to Turkmenistan in general. Awesome places and a professional guide (Dovran) and driver. everything was easy. An unforgettable trip with a nice company (Stephanie)

I'll recommand advantour and you.

Thanks a lot

Visited June 2023
Author: Anna   |   Rating: 525 May 2019
The good things about this tour are a great guide, a gas crater and a beautiful campsite.

You can sleep in a well-built tent (Yuruta) .There is also an outlet. Electricity will stop at midnight.

The toilet is new, beautiful and comfortable.

It was a wonderful experience.

Visited April 2019
Author: Maki   |   Rating: 521 May 2019
I had a very greatfulful time at Darvaza Gas Crater with participants in the same tour.

Gas Crater was beyond my imagination.

I was surprised at new and clean Campsite that it has toilet and shower.

Sleeping in “Yuruta” was also great experience for me.

Visited May 2019
Author: Akiko   |   Rating: 514 May 2019
Nikita is a wonderful guide. His English is perfect and easy to understand. I could know about Turkmenistan more than I expected! And I would like to visit Turkmenistan, again.

Visited April 2019

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