Darvaza Gas Crater Tour 2018-2019 (from Khiva)2 Days | Kunya-Urgench, Darvaza gas crater

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Group size: Max - 14 persons. Min - 1 person

Early bird discount: book in 2018 and save 10% on 2019 tours!

Please note that itinerary and price on 2019 tour are subject to change due to airline and train schedule changes, currency fluctuations and other unforeseeable events.

If you are planning to travel to Uzbekistan, extend your trip to Turkmenistan to skim the best tourist offers in this part of the world. Darvaza gaz crater group tour will introduce you Kunya-Urgench, an architectural reserve, and an amazing gas crater Darvaza, fire erupting in the middle of the Karakum desert at a shared cost. Visit ancient sights of the former capital of the Khorezm Empire and enjoy a delicious fire-cooked meal near the burning gas crater with likeminded people.


Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Khiva – Kunya-Urgench – Darvaza gas crater
In the morning drive from Khiva to Turkmenistan border point Shavat-Dashoguz (60 km, 1 h.). Go through border formalities on both checkpoints. Cross 1.5 km neutral zone (transportation may not be available). Meet your Turkmenistan guide and drive to Kunya-Urgench (100 km, 1 h. 30 min.). Visit mausoleums of Tyurabek-Khanym, Sultan Tekesh, Sultan Il Arslan, Najmaddin Kubra, Sultan Ali. Discover the Kutlug Timur Minaret and Kyrk Molla hill.
In the afternoon drive to Darvaza gas crater located in the middle of Karakym desert (270 km, 4 h.). Set up the camp. Enjoy a delicious fire-cooked meal for dinner near the burning gas crater. Overnight in tents.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 2 hours
Meals: lunch, dinner
Day 2: Darvaza – Khiva
After camp style breakfast depart to Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan border point Dashoguz-Shavat (370 km, 5 h.). Go through border formalities on both checkpoints. Cross 1.5 km neutral zone (transportation may not be available). Meet your driver and continue to Khiva (60 km, 1 h.). End of the tour.
Meals: breakfast


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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