Long obscured by its powerful neighbors, Turkmenistan is emerging as a destination for curious and adventurous travelers. Turkmenistan has been invaded and ruled by everyone from the Mongols to Arabs to Alexander the Great, and today, tourists can trace the marks of these great empires. Explore the ruins of ancient Merv, a once seminal city along the legendary Silk Road. Take in sweeping views of expansive desert and vast plateaus. Venture to the “Door to Hell,” an immense fiery crater where natural gas has burned unchecked for decades. To the Western eye, Turkmenistan is a place out of time or from another world.
Turkmenistan by Rail
The Golden Eagle - A Taste of the Silk Road 13 days from $17795
Discover a land of fable and legend. Ancient Silk Road cities. bustling markets and stunning desert scenery await as we ply the Silk Road trading routes by private train on a day adventure between Almaty and Moscow.
Departs from April 2019 to October 2020.