Darvaza Tours & Holidays

Darvaza Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays

Its name translated as 'gates', Darvaza is a small Turkmen settlement located close to the border with the Dashoguz region, and the start of a special permit zone. Darvaza has 350 inhabitants, most of them Turkmens of the Teke tribe, and at the settlement many people continue their half-nomadic lifestyle by setting up yurts in front of their simple houses.

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Simple | Wild Camp

Darvaza Wild Camping, Darvaza

Staying overnight in the majestic desert of Karakum is a fabulous experience. We are privileged to have special camping permits for spectacular wilderness areas. Tents and mattresses are provided to…


Travel to Turkmenistan with like-minded people on one of our <a href="/en_GB/group-tours" target="_blank" class="simple-link">small group tours</a> (usually max size 12), featuring knowledgeable local guides and an expert tour leader.

Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan: Cities of the Silk Road
Signature Trip

Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan: Cities of the Silk Road

Take in the Silk Road cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, and the art museum of Nukus in Uzbekistan, and ancient Merv, Gonur Depe, Ashgabat and the Darvaza Gas Crater in Turkmenistan.
14 days from £3,725
Classic Turkmenistan
Signature Trip

Classic Turkmenistan

Travel through this little-explored country taking in all its quirky gems and unique highlights with this classic itinerary. Expect an eclectic mixture of unbelievable history and rare, natural (and man-made) wonders
8 days from £2,195