Central Asia

Turkmenistan

Photo credit: Michel Behar

A Novel Mix of Old and New, Far from the Beaten Path

Come to Turkmenistan to discover a novel country with multiple personalities, none of them very well known to the outside world. Its natural fossil fuel wealth is apparent in the abundant marble embellishments of its capital, Ashgabat. Outside of the city, mountain tribes hold to ancient customs with little concern for the wider world, and archaeologists sift through massive sites dating back as far as the Bronze Age. Natural beauty here has a touch of the novel, too, from a lovely limestone canyon, striated pink and white, to a dramatically flaming gas crater nicknamed “the Door to Hell.”

Why travel to Turkmenistan with MIR

MIR’s destination experts are masters at leading travelers to remote, multifaceted, history-rich Turkmenistan. We bridge cultural divides so that you not only see the sights, you get to know the people as well. MIR clients travel with confidence, knowing we have decades of experience crafting wonder-filled adventures.

  • 30 years of Turkmenistan travel experience
  • Twice named one of National Geographic Adventure’s “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth”
  • Travel programs from the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and the Harvard Museum of Natural History have chosen MIR to guide them to Turkmenistan
  • Personalized travel planning from start to finish
  • On-the-ground support, including a MIR affiliate office in neighboring Uzbekistan
  • Guides and tour managers that clients rave about
  • Quality you can trust
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Campsite near the Darvaza gas crater in Turkmenistan.
Ashgabat - the capital city. Photo credit: Bill Fletcher
Locals in Turkmenistan. Photo credit: Michel Behar
Ashgabat Cable Car, Turkmenistan. Photo credit: Michel Behar
Inside the Ertugrul Gazi Mosque in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Photo credit: Michel Behar
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  • Campsite near the Darvaza gas crater in Turkmenistan. Campsite near the Darvaza gas crater, also known as the Door to Hell in Turkmenistan.
  • Ashgabat - the capital city. Photo credit: Bill Fletcher Ashgabat - the capital city. Bill Fletcher
  • Locals in Turkmenistan. Photo credit: Michel Behar Locals in Turkmenistan. Michel Behar
  • Ashgabat Cable Car, Turkmenistan. Photo credit: Michel Behar Ashgabat Cable Car, Turkmenistan. Michel Behar
  • Inside the Ertugrul Gazi Mosque in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Photo credit: Michel Behar Inside the Ertugrul Gazi Mosque in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Michel Behar
  • Hotel in Ashgabat. Photo credit: Donna Collins Hotel in Ashgabat. Donna Collins
  • Karak-Kum desert ride in Turkmneistan. Photo credit: Douglas Grimes Karak-Kum desert ride in Turkmenistan Douglas Grimes

Traveler Reviews

  • "Turkmenistan was an absolute eye-opener. The trip was very educational and overall it was great!"

    P. Scanlon

    Bisbee, AZ