Samuel Hawthorne, United Kingdom
I had a great time in Turkmenistan really enjoyed seeing the door to hell and the town of Ashgabat. The services I received were perfect and were better than I expected. The only thing I want to change is to add more blankets for stays in the yurt during winter.
Ivo Monn and Verena Rotach, Switzerland
Fancy Ashgabat, never saw something similar! Beautiful natural sides, interesting historical sites, super! Friendly guide and driver, Darwaza is amazing, camping was great and super tasty food.
Vladimir Prchal, Switzerland
Krater und alte Sehenswuerdigkeiten, die mir gezeigt wurden, haben mir gut gefallen. Verbesserungen: wenn man die Jurta mit Badezimmer drin haben kann, vor allem, weil es viel aeltere Leute herumreisen und besserer Pfad zu dem Krater. Sie bekommen recht mehr Touristen
Vincent Yu Yuong Yih, Malaysia
A unique country with an incredibly rich history and heritage. There were many highlights, particularly the Darwaza gas crater and beautiful Akhalteke horses; the grand and quirky monuments in the city were fascinating. Owadan Tourism exceeded my expectations. Meylis was an exceptional and informative guide who took great care of his customer.
Turkmenistan looks like a land with a great landscape, although I only saw a part of it, an ancient culture, and a very particular capital. People are friendly and try to talk in the little English they know. Owadan Tourism has provided a good service. Recommended.
Ashida Hana and Kaoru Hatori, Japan
Turkmenistan has a lot of interesting heritage and sights. Food is so nice. People are kind. Services quality is very well. We really enjoyed the trip Owadan Tourism has organized for us. Thank you for an interesting, exciting, and impressive tour, for our driver Roma and the guide Aygul.
Wikko Zappel, Germany
Got a great idea and comprehensive picture of the country. Glad I did the visit. The staff was always helpful and competent throughout the whole planning and booking process as well as through the tour.
Lorraine Chan and Denis Lui Chung-Keung, USA
Extremely enjoyed our 3 days in Turkmenistan. Nick is an excellent guide. Very good English. Great drivers – very polite. Excellent meals selected by Nick. Great explanation of sites. Very open to questions. Enjoyed meeting locals. Good itinerary enjoyed working with Artur Adamyan (Owadan Tourism office in Ashgabat).
The quality of services provided by Owadan Tourism was excellent. They helped aid me with the visa and Letter of Invitation process. The staff was prompt in answering my emails and communication was smooth. They were on time and provided me with a good insight and impression of Turkmenistan. I was happy they could cater to the type of short tour I wanted. It allowed me to visit Turkmenistan in a timely and efficient manner.
I came quite unprepared in regards to Turkmenistan’s history – I have to admit I was and still am quite amazed how many populations lived here over time. At the same time, the country offers great landscapes: Yangikala Canyon for example just breathtaking. The people in Turkmenistan working at Owadan Tourism are just great: friendly, helpful – felt like kind of family during the trip. And again thanks for helping my father out in regards to his restricted mobilit
Erik Kempenaers (group leader), Belgium
Owadan Tourism is a very good company. They deliver a very good service before the trip (my many emails with Elena about the LOI), the perfect assistance of Maks (the guide), and the good drivers and helpers in the campsites.
Greenlaw Raymond, USA
We loved Turkmenistan! The services provided were of high quality. We would have enjoyed the additional time to meet with the local people. Some of the hotels were in isolated areas and lacked the Internet.
Walter and Myrna NEILSON, Canada
A tremendous country with a rich history and beautiful scenery. The people were great. Owadan Tourism provided a thoroughly professional service which I would recommend to friends
Sandra Quinn and Marc Schaefer, Germany
The trip exceeded our expectations. Everything was just perfect! We were especially happy with Emil (the driver) who made our trip very special. He explained everyday life in Ashgabat. His pride in his wonderful country is obvious and we have the best impression of Turkmen people and the good service of Owadan Tourism!
Helena and Fernando Amaral Neto, Portugal
We loved the country, very impressed with Ashgabat and all the sites we visited. Excellent hospitality by Dmitry, very thoughtful about our wellbeing, great sense of humor. Thank you very much for a fantastic trip!
Elena Galli and Domenico Polimeno, Italy
We greatly enjoyed our stay in Turkmenistan, and we feel there is a lack of information on this beautiful country outside. It was a little difficult to plan for our trip due to the wrong information we found on online guides. Luckily David Roth was very helpful with planning and Michel (the guide) was extremely helpful and professional at all times. We had a great experience with the professional staff of Owadan Tourism and tour operation.
Harry Savage, United Kingdom
I really enjoyed Turkmenistan and really liked the tourю Although I saw Mary in a little over 1 hour so regret paying for the flight (I feel driving from Ashgabat would be ok). It was very nice to have a free junior guide, I would 100% recommend Owadan Tourism to a friend.
Ferdinand Van Veldhoven, the Netherlands
The whole trip organized by Owadan Tourism was very professional and above my expectations. From start to finish, assisting with LOI and airport pick-up. Everything was very smooth. Owadan’s camp at Darwaza is the best one out there and has very clean and comfortable facilities. My guide Maksat even spoke some Dutch.
Anna Samolej, Australia
Our experience in Turkmenistan exceeded our expectations and was an amazing trip. We loved having all the incredible sites to ourselves as tourists and we expect that the number of tourists visiting will increase in the next coming years. I would gladly recommend Owadan Tourism to anyone wishing to come here – it was our first choice and we were not disappointed. Our guide Gulshat was amazing and gave us options, which we really appreciated
Ivan Chambers and Taylor Helen Anne, United Kingdom
Turkmenistan – fascinating country, beautiful with an amazing culture. People are very friendly. Owadan Tourism – liked the office at the beginning, the tour amendments made. Very good agency. Very happy. One comment – it would have been nice to explore some things independently.
Santiago and Gino Callegari, Italy/Columbia
It is an unforgettable experience, an unexpected beautiful city. The people are very kind, even with language barriers. Always help us, we were very comfortable and feel safe all time.
Malschitzky Denize, Brasil
It was a surprise. Ashgabat is one safe, clean, and beautiful city. The guide Dmitry was wonderful, he took care of us, and did his best to make our visit special, one dream! He is outgoing like Latin people. Thanks, thanks, thanks Dmitry for all. God bless you.
Philip Thomas, USA
Turkmenistan – wow! What a place, I have traveled to 90+ countries and never been anywhere like this! Owadan Tourism has been very good all round, David in office has been so helpful in arranging our trip – 100% recommended.
Neil Farragher, United Kingdom
A beautiful country, with lots of interesting history and many good things to see. All the people I met were kind and very welcoming. Owadan Tourism provided an excellent service making the trip safe and enjoyable.
Hannes Rada, Austria
Services by Owadan Tourism were very good and professional. Turkmenistan has potential growing tourism. Services in the hotels could be better (minibar in the room, better breakfast).
Raymond Miller and Deanne Crewse, USA
Nick is an excellent ambassador for the people and places of Turkmenistan. We depart this country with a better understanding and appreciation for the historical sites and culture. Perhaps a return visit will be in our plans!
Ruben Garcia , Spain
Enjoyed our trip in Turkmenistan very much. Our guide Dimitri went above and beyond to give us the best experience , even adding stops to our itinerary that weren't included , to ensure we saw everything
LACLAUTRE Jean-Pierre and LACLAUTRE Marie-Christine, France
Un magnifique pays où les touristes sont très bien accueillis. Très grand professionnalisme de tout l’ensemble de l’agence. Toujours très prevenant et discret tout en étant efficace.
Barigozzi Matteo and Barbieri Chiara, Italy
Turkmenistan was a real surprise! Camping in Darwaza was a unique experience. We also enjoyed visiting Ashgabat. Overall, it was a positive experience and the trip was very well organized. We would definitely recommend Owadan Tourism and Turkmenistan to friends and family.
Fayn Eugene and Irene, USA
Really interesting country/experience. Excellent quality of services. Interesting sites. Very well organized tour. Friendly people. Easy to communicate. Overall, unexpected experience in terms of impressions.
Morgan Robert and Viollet Marie, USA/France
We liked the authenticity of the country and its people. The scenery, the landscapes are beautiful. We were interested in the capital, a city built in modern times. The history of Merv was very interesting and very well explained by our guide.
Psik Erich and Dr.Prandstetter Edmund, Austria
First time being in Turkmenistan we got a lot of new impression of this historical country. The service from Owadan Tourism was professional, friendly, and really helpful. We will recommend Owadan Tourism for other travelers when being asked.
Hans Herren, Switzerland
We were happy will our trip to Turkmenistan, guide were helpful, funny and gave us a great experience in this beautiful country Darwaza, Ashgabat and Yangkalla were our hightligts , not to miss !
Gatta Maurizio & Massiho, Italy
We loved these 3 days. Owadan torism made a great job and had the best guide and driver ever!
We loved Turkmenistan as well. Ashgabat is amazing and the Darvaza crater is unique. We would love to spend some more time in your Country.
Soa Daichi , Japan
We thought this tour is a little hard, but this tour is very comfortable & funny, we can enjoyed all of TURKMENISTAN tour, Because our great guide and driver! Thank you!
Wan Bao Kuh , China
Turkmenistan is a elegant country. Everyone smiles to us and talk to us. We feel warm in this country. Scenery is really beautifull. We all enjoy at gate of hell . The tent hotel is unique. By the way the BBQ dinner was delicious. Owadan tourism company is proffesional. Hope you, good luck!!!!
Tour operator professional and well organized. Amazing arceological sites - most impressive and worth a trip
Salman Khan , USA
We loved the city ! All the historical sites.
Our guide was so friendly, informative, accomodating, simply excellent!
All our drivers were so professional and punctual. We would like to specialy thank the director of Owadan tourism. Who welcomed us so warmly! Went out of his way in taking care of us. He went above and beyond our expectations.
Turkmenistan is very big, beautiful nature/dessert. Big difference between Ashgabat and villges in dessert, which was good to see. Would always recommended the combination. Had a lot of fun. Quality was perfect!
The quality of services was on a high standart, we did enjoy our visit in Turkmenistan, we felt very well with our guide. Turkmenistan is a fascinating country.
Anne Lies & Hans
Very unique country! Friendly people and beatiful nature. There is no other city in the World like ASHGABAT.
The poeple of Owadan tourism were extremely friendly and professional. It was a pleasure to travel with them
Joanne Wintevstein , USA
I was very pleaed with my holiday here. Everyone wa pleasant and helpful. I very much enjoyed talking and learning from my guide, Gozel. She was the best anyone could hope for!
Family R., The Netherlands
We would like to thank you for organizing our trip through Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
It is, as you have already indicated, become a truly beautiful journey. The culture, the museums, the cities are very special to go to, but certainly the meeting with all the people in these two countries has been a great experience. We can say that we enjoyed enormously from the moment of departure to the moment of return. This has been possible thanks to your commitment and perfect organization. Everything taken care of, the info, the transportation, the hotels in these two countries, the excellent and special guides, it was all seamlessly coordinated. We are therefore looking back with a warm feeling on those two weeks and this feeling will definitely continue to pursue. Thank you very much.
Family B., The Netherlands
We had a great trip. Good hotels, great care. Cars were always there, perfectly taken care of. Thanks for the organization.
Just a few lines to say thank you for a great visit to Ashgabat and surroundings. We had a fantastic visit, both in the city, in Nissa, and at the crater at Darwaza. We would like to express our compliments to your company and to your excellent people – Jabbar and our driver.
Birgit F., Deutsch
Unterkünfte, Mahlzeiten, Transport – das alles war sehr gut. Lena ist eine ausgezeichnete Reiseführerin. Das schönste an die Reise war, dass wir nicht nur Sehenswürdigkeiten gesehen haben, sondern auch viel über das Land und die Menschen erfahren haben.
E.G. (2 persons on a 13-day journey through Turkmenistan), Portuguese
Accommodation, meals, transport and guide services were all of good quality. Turkmenistan is a very nice country to travel, very interesting, beautiful natural sites. Colorful and pleasant people, always smiling. Safe and organized.
G.K. (group of 9), Deutsch
Die Reise war sehr interessant und abwechslungsreich. Wir konnten Land und Leute kennenlernen und fühlten uns überall sicher und wohl. Der Kontrast zwischen Stadt und Land ist sehr groß in vielen Bereichen.
A.K. (group of 9), Austria
All accommodation was very good. We were very happy with the driver and we had the best guide possible. Very friendly, warm and helpful. Her German is perfect. Thanks to her we had a very good impression and we learned many aspects and saw so many interesting points. We are sure we will try to come again.
I am writing to thank you very much for your warm hospitality when we visited your marvellous country recently. We much enjoyed your company, and your generosity in providing the excellent vodka was much appreciated ! Overall, our trip was excellent, and I have written to [UK tour operator] to tell them that. May I say what a superb guide we had in Jabbar - he was a splendid companion and an outstanding guide. Please will you thank him most warmly on our behalf for all his many kindnesses.
I am telling all my friends that Owadan is a first class company, and deserves a lot of business ! Again, we send our thanks for a memorable holiday. Turkmenistan is really a wonderful country.
L.D. (on a 13-day journey through Turkmenistan), British
The hotels surpassed my expectations. The camp settings and meals were good. It was a very comprehensive and enjoyable tour. First class guide, excellent driver, comfortable vehicle. The trip far exceeded my expectations. Many thanks.
Christian Lauwers, Belgium
Hotel and restaurants were ok, tent, camp meals and picnic lunches were good. Driver and guide were very good. I am very happy with Owadan. And it’s of course the guide that makes it all very appreciated. Ashgabat is of course impressive. Merw and Kunya Urgench delivered what was expected. The crater at Darwaza: most impressive.
Turkmenistan is a unique country, which is absolutely worth visiting. Quality of all services was excellent and more than we expected. Guides were very professional, attentive and knowledgeable. Drivers were careful and polite.
Turkmenistan was a new country for us. Very clean and excellent roads in Ashgabat. Darwaza was very impressive and unique. Nice and friendly people. Owadan is very professional and has personnel that is very well qualified. Very good knowledge of history and actual information.
I did not expect such a good tour before coming here. Everything was much better than my expectation. Accommodation, meals, sightseeing. Especially staff were excellent. I was really impressed. I am coming next year and want to visit not only Ashgabat, May, Darwaza and Yangikala but also Koytendag. I want to combine the next trip with Mangistau in Kazakhstan or Iran, or both.
L.K and E.K, German
Accommodation, meals, transportation and guide services were all very good. Turkmenistan is an upcoming country with impressive landscapes. We will come again. Owadan is very professional, well organized and high standard.
The personnel in state hotels and state restaurants was terrible. The Owadan transport and guide were brilliant. Jabbar is the best. The journey was eye-opening. The country is inspirational.
A country like Turkmenistan was a new experience. It’s unique. We are very pleased with the services of Owadan. You did your best to meet our wishes. Thank you for that!
Chris P. and L.T., British
We have really enjoyed our 5-day trip. Turkmenistan has exceeded our expectations. We have seen a wonderful selection of cities, villages, scenery and sites and have loved them all. Owadan Tourism helped us squeeze in as many things as possible in such a short time. Very good hotels, very good camp food, excellent and punctual driver and excellent guide.
Monika Pintar, Slovene
Turkmenistan is a very nice country to travel. Extremely friendly people, safe place to travel. One of the most historical places we ever visited, so it should be more proposed to foreign countries.
A.D. (Tour leader of group of 17 on 13-day journey through Turkmenistan), German
Your crew did a very good job. Especially our guide Maksat, he was a really sympathetic guy and I really appreciated to work with him. The bus driver was as well super-sympathetic and safe in his driving. The tour was intelligently created and for future trips we will do them with Owadan of course. The camping was good, the equipment (tents, sleeping bags) excellent, the jeeps were new and the jeep drivers were loved by our group. So, once again, thank you so much for this brilliant trip!
Participant of group of 9 on a 16-day Turkmenistan journey), The Netherlands
We gained a good impression of Turkmenistan, both city life and life in more remote areas. The present culture and development of the country were nicely combined with the history of your country, which is very rich indeed.
K.D. (group of 5 from UK on 15-day Turkmenistan journey), British
Accommodation was excellent everywhere, except Hotel Deniz in Awaza, which was dusty and dirty. The meals were all very good; the picnic meals were well selected and the camp meals were generous. The transport was clean throughout, but the aircon in the minibus was poor. The drivers were good, especially in the desert. The guide was excellent, with a sense of humor and keen to learn. She was very thoughtful and extremely capable and professional, thank you! Turkmenistan is a vast country of huge contrasts. Owadan Tourism enabled us to have an excellent insight into these contrasts in a well-managed tour. Although some journeys were very long, each day brought unexpected surprises – superb!
Kiran Oza (group of 5 from UK on 15-day Turkmenistan journey), Indian
All services provided by Owadan were excellent. Being vegetarian, Owadan did its best and I am well satisfied with the food at all places.
Nusay Hotel was very good, Mary was ok. We loved the camp at the gas crater. Meals were fine, transport very good and guide services very very good!! Turkmenistan was very interesting and has amazing natural richness. Thanks!!!
The transport was very good, our Italian-speaking guide Serdar was excellent. Our impression of Turkmenistan is very good and we were very surprised how interesting Turkmenistan was.
U.S. (group of 3), Italy, Finland
In Jeyhun Hotel the state of the installation is not so good. Our driver was excellent and our guide wonderful. Owadan Tourism provides excellent professional services. We want to come back. Orazio is a good cook!
F.H and B.H, Germany
Accommodation and meals were very good. The vehicle was top, and the driver excellent!! Our guide spoke German and was excellent in every way. It was a very interesting and informative tour. We have no recommendations, because all of our wishes have been 100% fulfilled.
K.H and M.M, Switzerland
Our original program was more than accomplished (many extras). We loved the local food. We had a new car with aircon, it was very clean and the driver was very friendly. Our guide was very friendly and experienced. The impression of Turkmenistan was really great, it was very good with the Owadan crew. We can recommend this tour to everyone.
M.A., Tour leader, Australia
Hotel accommodation, meals, transport and guide services all excellent. Very professional service; I am happy to return and recommend this company.
Excellent meals, friendly and helpful Owadan driver, and excellent guide: we couldn’t have had a better guide. Everything was perfect. Thanks for your organization. We had great holidays in Turkmenistan.
All services were good. The driver was excellent and very helpful with the recovery of baggage [Turkish Airlines 1 day delay in luggage arrival]. The guide was excellent, very concerned about wellbeing, never in a hurry. The program had a good choice of sights and museums. It was more exciting than expected. Very interesting country. Company service personal and attentive. The crater visit camp meal and night in the open: very nicely organized, wonderful atmosphere.
B.L., Tour leader, Malaysia (on a tour covering all five Stans of Central Asia)
Turkmenistan gave a very good impression to me and I will suggest to have Turkmenistan solo tour or only in combination with Uzbekistan in the future, to be able to see more. Keep on using the good luxury hotel.
Hotel Oguzkent Sofitel was excellent, the restaurant meals perfect. The transport was good and clean, and the driver very good. The guide was excellent and very helpful, really perfect. We were surprised about how modern the new city is, clean and wonderful. The trip was very interesting.
M., Tour leader, Denmark, Sweden
All services were excellent! Nothing to criticize, nothing to complain. Our group of 4 was guided and services by friendly and professional people with a positive attitude. Thank you very much. We happily return!