1 independent reviews for Turkmenistan holidays

Reviews for Turkmenistan holidays


review 18 Sep 2023

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The gas crater was superb. Really had the "wow" factor. The yurt camp at Darwasa was lovely.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

To tell people at home that they might not hear from you because a lot of internet is blocked and sometimes Impossible to make international calls! Also a lot of time is spent driving because the places of interest are so wide apart.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Maybe the villages benefited by us coming because I assume they were paid something. We drove long distances so I don't think that helped the planet any but we did make sure we took all our rubbish with us. Restaurants benefited from our custom.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It was really good. So many highlights. The desert drivers were great especially ours he was a proper action man! Ashgabat was amazing. The underground lake was strange but good. The desert drivers worked really hard, driving all day then putting up tents and cooking lovely food for us. Only disappointing thing was the hotel in Mary. Flashy on the outside but the worst breakfast I have had anywhere! Little things like a kettle and cups in the room but no water coffee or tea. Fantastic breakfast at the yurt camp and when we camped.

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