About our team

Owadan Tourism has been established in 1996 and today is one of the leading tourist companies in Turkmenistan. Specializing in tailor-made tours in Central Asia, our highly professional, flexible and knowledgeable team designs itineraries for sophisticated travelers who desire a deeper knowledge of both past and present cultures in Turkmenistan and the whole of Central Asia. We can always adapt itineraries and programs to match your wishes. In low season periods, our team travels through Turkmenistan in search of new exciting destinations, as well as stay on top of new developments in well-traveled parts of our country. This way we try to ensure that our advice to you is as accurate and realistic as possible. We'll be proud to have you as our guest!

About our country

Turkmenistan hosts a vast number of fascinating monuments from the time of the Bronze Age, the Early Silk Road Era through to the arrival of the Mongolian armies, when Margush, Nissa, Merw and Kunya Urgench were centers of the Bactrian-Margianian civilization, and of the Parthian, Seljuk and Khorezm empires respectively.

The development of a distinct Turkmen national identity started with the arrival of the first Turkic peoples into the region in the 10th century. Their descendants established the various Turkmen tribes, such as the Teke, Yomut, Ersary, Saryk and Chowdur. Through the centuries the Turkmen people have managed to retain their tribal peculiarities and traditions. Turkmen carpets, Ahalteke horses, embroidery and jewelry reflect the values that still mark Turkmen people today. Turkmen artisans still practice centuries-old crafts, from carpet to jewelry making and silk weaving.

And although almost 80% of Turkmenistan is made up of desert, Turkmenistan also offers surprisingly impressive and varied landscapes, flora and fauna. Subtropical forest valleys, limestone canyons, karst caves and salt lakes can be found in the mountainous parts of the country. The numerous mineral springs that can be found throughout the country can be enjoyed at several excellent sanatoria. And Awaza at the Caspian Sea offers top quality resorts at the beach.

We invite you to visit Turkmenistan, where you can experience nature's beauty and historical monuments, where old traditions come alive and where you can step from an ancient culture into the world of modern post -independence architecture, where hospitality and friendliness of the Turkmen people are as warm and constant as the hot rays of the Sun.

About our services

Next to tailor-made advice, Owadan Tourism offers all services related to your travel in Turkmenistan. Most important, we are authorized to provide Letters of Invitation that you will need in order to get your Tourist Visa. We own a large fleet of reliable vehicles (both on and off road), facilitate hotel bookings, airline and train ticket purchases, employ a wide variety of experienced and dedicated guides (English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, and Japanese), and have our own camping gear. For details on specific services, such as those for Ahalteke horse riding or Silk Road biking tours, please contact us directly.

Owadan Tourism is also present at a dozen annual international travel shows,such as the WTM in London (UK), Vakantiebeurs in Utrecht (The Netherlands), FITUR in Madrid (Spain), BIT in Milan (Italy), ITB in Berlin (Germany), and TOP REZA in Paris (France). You can visit the websites of the travel shows in your country, and check out the location of our stand. We look forward to meeting you and giving you personalized advice.

About this site

We invite you to use this site to give you a first impression about the different travel destinations inside Turkmenistan. For further details on possible itineraries and programs, we encourage you to contact our team to help you complete your plans.