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Dashoguz - Kunyaurgench - Darvaza - Dashoguz

Day 1: Dashoguz - Kunyaurgench - Darvaza

Meeting tourists at the Turkmen land border of “Dashoguz”. Passing through the Customs and migration control. Lunch in local café. Drive to Kunyaurgench (105 km). Visiting the State historical Reserve “Ancient Kunyaurgench” (UNESCO World Heritage site). Kunyaurgench (known as Gurganzh in the past) is the largest historical and archaeological park in the north of Turkmenistan. It is a large reserve with numerous ruins and monuments on the territory of modern Kunyaurgench. Such great Muslim scholars as al-Biruni, al-Horezmi and Avicenna once worked here. The city had strong resisted to Chingiz-Khan’s army. The buildings here badly remained today, but the land is still holly for Muslims. Drive to Garagum Yalkymy (so-called “Gas Crater”) (250 km, 5-6 hours). “Gas Crater” located in the very centre of the Garagum Desert was formed in the shape of a huge deep cavity, blowing off the gas. The gas set on fire and the light of the flame is seen many kilometres away from the site. Explore the place. Dinner (barbeque). Overnight at tent camp.

Day 2: Darvaza - Dashoguz

Drive back to Dashoguz (250km). Lunch in local café. Drive to the “Dashoguz” border (15km). Passing the Customs. End of tour.

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