Samuel Hawthorne, United Kingdom

February 2020

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

February 2020

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

December 2019

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

December 2019

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.

Stefano, Italy

December 2019

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

December 2019

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

November 2019

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

November 2019

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).

Jayson Dudas

October 2019

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.

T.W., Austria

October 2019

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

September 2019

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

September 2019

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

September 2019

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

September 2019

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

September 2019

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

August 2019

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

August 2019

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

July 2019

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

July 2019

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

July 2019

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

June 2019

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

June 2019

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

June 2019

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

June 2019

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

June 2019

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

June 2019

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

June 2019

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

May 2019

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

May 2019

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

May 2019

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

May 2019

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

May 2019

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

May 2019

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

May 2019

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

April 2019

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

April 2019

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!!!!

German tourisе

August 2018

Tour operator professional and well organized. Amazing arceological sites - most impressive and worth a trip   

Salman Khan , USA

October 2018

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.  

Dutch family

October 2018

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! 

Dutch tourist

October 2018

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

September 2018

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

Jule 2018

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

May 2017

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

April 2017

We had a great trip. Good hotels, great care. Cars were always there, perfectly taken care of. Thanks for the organization.

H.O., Sweden

January 2017

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

October 2016

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

April 2016

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

April 2016

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

April 2016

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.

M.M., British

October 2015

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

October 2015

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

August 2015

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.


June 2015

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.

H.W., Swiss

June 2015

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.

N.H., Japanese

May 2015

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

May 2015

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.

E.E., British

May 2015

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.

S.B., Swiss

May 2015

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

May 2015

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

December 2014

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

November 2014

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

October 2014

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

October 2014

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

October 2014

All services provided by Owadan were excellent. Being vegetarian, Owadan did its best and I am well satisfied with the food at all places.

L.P., American

October 2014

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!!!

L.M., Italian

August 2014

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

October 2013

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

October 2013

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

August 2013

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

June 2013

Hotel accommodation, meals, transport and guide services all excellent. Very professional service; I am happy to return and recommend this company.

M.E., Germany

June 2013

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.

N.A., Switzerland

April 2013

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)

April 2013

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.

L.K., Austria

May 2012

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

May 2012

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!