With our Turkmenistan tours you can explore a wonderful lost world of rich ethnic traditions, world-famous carpets, moon-like landscapes, newly-discovered ancient civilizations, spectacular Islamic monuments, deserted caravan cities.
During our Turkmenistan tours you can know a more about country which remains by far the most unexplored country along the Silk Road. In the rainbow of colours that characterizes this vast strip of land stretching between China and Persia, Turkmen culture has preserved many nomadic and Shaman traditions. Linking Afghan, Persian and the sophisticated settled cultures of the Central Asian Khanates, many items and periods associated with Silk Road cultures have emerged from the largely nomadic Turcoman societies. This is evident in Turkmenistan’s fascinating handicrafts, as well as its strong attraction towards mysticism and local customs and beliefs associated with other Silk Road cultures.
Indeed, of all parts of the ancient world where early civilisations developed, Central Asia remains the least known. Ancient Turkmenistan is where the most evidence for these early civilisations have been discovered-itself one of the least known parts of the world. Turkmenistan has some of the most fascinating monuments of Central Asia’s pre-Islamic and Islamic architecture. Turkmenistan’s heritage sites are beyond comparison not only for their antiquity, but also for their present condition – almost unspoilt by later reconstruction and restoration. You can stroll around the magnificent city-sites of ancient Merv and Nisa, breathe history in the ancient capital of Khorezm, Kunya Urgench, or join the archaeologists and witness history in the newly discovered writings of Zoroastrian Margush. Come and visit the Sufi philosophers’ shrines of Meane Baba or Abu-Fazid in their simplicity and ancient beauty and travel through time amidst the ruins of medieval Dehistan in the western plains of the country.
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Why Turkmenistan tours with Ayan Travel
We began 27 years ago with the mission of introducing the unique culture, ancient civilizations and stunning natural beauty of Turkmenistan to visitors from all over the world. Over that time we have helped more than 81 000 travellers enjoy an experience that will forever remain in their heart.
We have developed tour styles ranging from sleeping under the stars at ancient ruins thousands of years old, to extreme treks and paragliding through mountainous terrain. Ayan works to guarantee your adventure is only limited by your imagination. We not only operate in Turkmenistan, but also specialize in offering cultural, archaeological, historical, ethnographic and adventure tours in all neighbouring countries.
Ayan Travel remains a company of and for travelers. The way we travel is as important to us as the places we go, and we are constantly innovating, searching out new adventures, and finding ways to improve established trips. Many of our tours take place in the less explored parts of the world, in the places where few foreigners have been before.
Throughout our short history, we have also remained true to a principle of concentrating on the quality, design, and uniqueness of the trips, and, above all, of ensuring that you have the very best trip guides.
Thank you for visiting our site, we look forward to the opportunity to serve all your Central Asian travel needs.