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Turkmenistan Opens for Tourism! – Koryo Excursions

After three years of being closed to the surface world, we are able to formally announce that Turkmenistan is open to international tourism! So seize your hats, solar cream, strolling boots, and an additional battery in your digital camera. Put together for an journey as we as soon as once more start our pioneering journey into this implausible nation which we’ve got been taking adventurous vacationers to for practically twenty years.


As you will have heard it has been on the playing cards for some time now with fairly a number of false begins. However after a day of authorisations being shared, it has been decreed that from Monday, March thirteenth, the long-awaited opening of the borders will start. Sadly, Turkmenistan being Turkmenistan you will want to acquire a a call for participation (LOI) so as to obtain a visa on arrival – don’t fret, we provide help to receive this doc if you be part of a tour with us.

Because the nation opens up we’re nonetheless ready for a concrete flight schedule, and as Turkmen individuals who have been caught exterior the nation rush in to see household, and out to proceed enterprise with the remainder of the world, it’s the guess of our companions that particular person letters of invitation/visas may take round 4-5 weeks to acquire. However don’t worry, as our first tour to wonderful Turkmenistan begins on Might thirteenth, permitting greater than sufficient time to affix us as we as soon as once more head out in quest of journey.  Turkmenistan Excursions | Darvaza Crater & Past (2023) – Koryo Excursions (koryogroup.com)


All through the pandemic, we’ve got saved in shut contact with our trusted companions and colleagues in Ashgabat and round Turkmenistan – the people and corporations we work with inside this wonderful nation are well-connected and revered by all and after their many visits to the assorted organs and ministries can fortunately verify that Turkmenistan is certainly open. 

We’ve got been working in Turkmenistan since 2004, when Koryo’s very personal pioneering Tour Chief, Simon Cockerell, headed into the nation and first met our trusted Turkmen companions. Again then, Turkmenistan was nonetheless dominated by Turkmenbashi the Nice (Sapamurat Niyazov to his associates), immediately the topic of a whole bunch of statues, the creator of his personal books, and the person who named bread after his mom – if you wish to discover out extra about this peculiar nation, properly, now you possibly can by becoming a member of us on tour in Turkmenistan!


Like a lot of you all through this pandemic, we’ve got been desirous to return to the nation and proceed our journey. Whether or not or not it’s peering into the flaming chasm that’s the Darvaza Fuel Crater, admiring the towering pure wonders on the Yangykala Canyon, or having fun with the marble-clad nightlife of the capital, Ashgabat, there’s a lot we’ve missed, and nonetheless a lot extra to expertise after we return.


On the time of writing, we run three excursions a 12 months to Turkmenistan, together with an overlapping Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan tour. In case you’re considering becoming a member of us on a real journey in Central Asia, try our Turkmenistan excursions right here:

Turkmenistan Excursions | Darvaza Crater & Past (2023) – Koryo Excursions (koryogroup.com)

If you need to ebook an unbiased journey to Turkmenistan, get in contact by way of both of the emails linked beneath, and we are able to work to construct you a customized itinerary, tailored to fit your desires and desires, hitting the highlights and making certain you’ve got the journey you’ve at all times dreamed of, precisely as you need it.

Turkmenistan Tour Supervisor: [email protected]

So, whether or not you’re seeking to be part of one among our teams and discover Turkmenistan with different intrepid adventurers alongside our Koryo Tour Chief, after all, or plot your individual path and enterprise to the nation independently after three lengthy years, Koryo Excursions can lastly verify Turkmenistan is again on the map!



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