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To gas crater Darwaza

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Tour itinerary: Khiva/Nukus - Dashoguz - Darwaza - Dashoguz - Khiva/Nukus
Season: All the year around
Days: 2Nights: 1
Price: from $390 per person
Tour description:



Let's have a trip to mysterious gaz crater Darwaza, that is burning until now. The tour started from border post Shavat - Dashoguz. Get there you can from Khiva or Nukus. 



Day 1
Khiva or Nukus - Dashoguz - Darwaza
Morning arrival at border post.
Meeting, transfer to Kunya Urgench, the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once an important stronghold of the Achaemenid Empire, it once contained the city of Khoresm whose stunning ruins and amazing architecture draw visitors today.  
Excursion to Kunya Urgench with visits to Mausoleum of Turabek Khanum, Minaret of Kutlug Timur, Mausoleum of Sultan Tekesh, Mausoleum of Il-Arslan, Najamuddin Kubra Mausoleum and others.
Afternoon transfer to gas crater Darwaza. 

In 1971 geologists accidentally found an underground cavern filled with natural gas. The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a large hole with a diameter of about 50-100 meters. To avoid poisonous gas discharge, it was decided to burn the gas. Geologists had hoped the fire would go out in a few days but it has been burning ever since. Locals have named the cavern The Gate to Hell, and the sight of the crater at night indeed gives a somewhat spooky feel. 

The views are most impressive in the dark. Barbeque dinner.Set up camp. Camp dinner and overnight in tent.

Day 2
Darwaza - Dashoguz - Khiva or Nukus
Breakfast.
Transfer to the border post via Dashoguz. Cross the border after lunch break at post. 
End of the tour. 

Accommodations:
Accommodation near gas crater Darwaza is based on shared trekking tent. It includes sleeping mat, sleeping bag and pillow.

Prices:
Group of tourists Price per 1 person
2 person $460
4 person $420
6 person $390
Tour Price includes:

- Visa support (Letter of Invitation, State Registration, Travel Pass)

- Road transport in private air-conditioned vehicles, regular or SUV/4WD as per table (pls. see table below for seating capacity)

- Accommodation based on shared double hotel room, including breakfast 

- Accommodation based on shared trekking tent (incl. sleeping mat, sleeping bag and pillow), including breakfast and dinner (TL in private tent)

- English-speaking local guide-interpreter services (as per price differentiation)

- Entrance fees to sites mentioned in the program (as per price differentiation)

Tour Price doesn't include:
- Meals (lunch on day 1 and day 2);
- Turkmenistan tourist visa from 55+2 USD per person, when obtained at land borders (subject to change; nationality dependent)
- Turkmenistan migration tax 10+2 USD per person, to be paid at land borders (subject to change)
- Photo/video fees at historical sites and museums

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