Turkmenistan\'s Enchanting West: The Balkan Adventure


About this activity

  • Instant Booking
  • Free Cancellation Free cancellation up to 30 day(s) prior departure, after which the tour cancellation policy applies Learn More.
  • Duration:5 Day(s)
  • Activities
    • Village Tours
    • Campfire and Bonfire Tours
    • Farm and Agriculture Tours
    • Barbecue Tours
    • Heritage Tours
    • Mountain Tours
    • Camping & Stargazing Tours
    • Caving Tours
    • Desert Tours
    • Expeditions Tours
    • Horseback Riding Tours
    • Jeep & 4WD Tours
    • Local Living Tours
    • Monuments Tours
    • Mountaineering Tours
    • Nature & Sightseeing Tours
    • Photography Tours
    • Rock Climbing & Canyoning Tours
    • Trekking and Hiking Tours
  • Travel StylePremium
  • Guiding Type: Live Guide/Instructor
  • Guide Language
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Mandarin
    • Russian
    • Turkish
  • Tour Vibe Active
  • Recommended For
    • Couple
    • LGBTQ
    • Senior
    • Women
    • Youth
  • Destination Country: Asia, Turkmenistan,
    • Ashgabat International Airport
    • Sport Hotel
    • Ashgabat International Airport
    • Международный аэропорт Туркменбаши
    • Hezreti Kemal (Gaýtarmyş Ata)
    • Gozli Ata
    • Yangykala Canyon
    • Nokhur
    • Kow Ata
    • Gokdepe
    • Sport Hotel
    • Ashgabat International Airport
  • Pickup

    Ashgabat International Airport

    From: To:
    12:00 AM 11:59 AM
  • Drop-off

    Ashgabat International Airport

    From: To:
    12:00 AM 11:59 AM
  • Age Range 18 - 85 (Years Old)
Tour Highlights

Day 1. Arrival/Ashgabat

Day 2. Ashgabat - Turkmenbashi - Kemal Ata - Gozli Ata - Yangykala

Day 3. Yangykala - Nohur village

Day 4. Nohur - Kov Ata - Gokdepe - Ashgabat

Day 5. Ashgabat/Departure

Tour Introduction

Embark on an unforgettable jorney through Turkmenistan's Western Province, Balkan with this captivating tour. Your adventure begins with a morning flight to Turkmenbashi, where a world of natural wonders and cultural gems awaits.


Early morning or evening arrival at Ashgabat International Airport with TK or other. Greetings and transfer to the hotel for overnight. *Note: For those tourists who arrive early morning on day 1, will be connecting to the domestic flight without leaving the Ashgabat International Airport. (request for price correction when booking the tour)

Start your day with a scenic flight to Turkmenbashi, the gateway to Balkan Province. Upon arrival, we catch our 4WD's and have a short city tour of Turkmenbashi. Continue to Kemal Ata and Gozli Ata, two sacred sites that provide an insight into Turkmenistan's spiritual traditions. Wonder at the serene beauty of Kemal Ata and the underground marvel of Gozli Ata, both offering a glimpse into the country's rich heritage. Picnic lunch. Continue drive to Yangykala Canyon, a geological masterpiece with its striking red and gold cliffs. Explore the canyon's unique landscapes, capturing stunning photos at every turn. Dinner and overnight in tents.

After breakfast in the camp we bid farewell to the canyons and set off to Nokhur village (485 km, approximately 6 hours drive), a hidden gem nestled in the mountains. En route stop at Paraw Bibi Shrine. The Paraw Bibi Shrine holds immense cultural significance in Turkmenistan and the surrounding regions. It is a place where women, particularly expectant mothers or those desiring fertility, come to seek blessings, guidance and protection from Paraw Bibi, the revered female spirit or deity. Arrive in Nokhur village and exploration of the traditional village, interact with the welcoming locals and savor authentic Turkmen dishes. Spend the night in Nokhur, surrounded by the picturesque landscapes and warm hospitality. Full day exploration of local area including Nokhur waterfall, Kyz Bibi and tribal cemetery. Dinner and overnight in local guesthouse.

After breakfast in Nokhur we return to Ashgabat with stops at Kov Ata cave and Gokdepe stud-farm. The Kov Ata Underground Lake is a captivating limestone cave in Turkmenistan. Filled with warm mineral water, it offers a unique swimming experience. With healing properties and stunning cave formations, it attracts visitors seeking relaxation and natural beauty. Akhal-Teke horses are a breed native to Turkmenistan, known for their distinct features and attributes. Here are some key points about Akhal-Teke horses: unique coat, lean built, exceptional speed, high-set tail, ancient heritage, endurance and cultural significance. Ride, feed and enjoy the photo session with these beautiful creatures.

Transfer to Ashgabat International Airport for the international flight. End of service.


Location Nights Type Property Name Rating Occupancy
Ashgabat 2 Hotel Sport Hotel Select One Select One
Yangykala 1 Camping Yangykala Select One Select One
Nokhur 1 Guesthouse Nokhur village Select One Select One
Sport Hotel 4*
Pickup & Drop-Off
  • Airport Transfer
  • Bus Terminal

All kind of land transportions


From the begging to departure will be bilingual guide 

  • Jeep & 4WD
Extra Services
  • Visa support
  • Water along the way
  • Entrance fees to sites
  • Camping gear while camping


  • Flights
  • Meals
  • Insurance

Other Excluded:

  • Visa cost and service fee 50$-150$ (depending on citizenship)
  • PCR test cost 33$ on arrival
  • Migration duty 14$
  • Additional services in the hotel
  • Tips to the guide and driver (recommended)
  • Personal expenses and itinerary modifications
  • Photo and video camera fees at sites/museums 

Covid Safety

Every personal is vaccinated 


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  • Aug2024

Tour Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 day(s) prior departure, Or traveler will pay 20 % of the tour amount

Tour Date Change Policy

Not Available


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