At Ashkabad air port you will be met with a MELITOUR sign
In case of unexpected delay or change of flight, should there be a problem in meeting the person who should be
 waiting for you at the airport please call 
Mr. Tyrkesh  of  AyanTravel
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 744000
Magtumkuli ave., 108-2/4
Tel.: +993 (12) 352914, 350797
Tel/Fax: +993 (12) 393355
Mr Tyrkesh cell phone (12)307021
Note: Telephone code for Ashgabat within Turkmenistan is: 8 00 (12)+Number

or take a taxi to Hotel Nisa
We will refund you for the taxi
(Taxi from the airport will cost about 7-10 US$ )

The name of the hotel where you will be staying to night is 
ADDRESS : Galkynysh str. 18/a
PHONE NUMBER : 22-10-25229308

Please save the official papers that you will be given by the customs officials. 
You will need to return those papers when leaving the country

Getting to Ashkabad, Turkmenistan

There are limited airlines flying only on certain days to Turkmenistan and from Uzbekistan. 
Turkish air Lines flies to Ashkabad from istanbul on Fridays and Wednesdays. Both flights arriving after midnight to Ashkabat.
From Europe, Lufthansa or from Moscow  you can get to Ashkabad.

Turkmenistan Air lines fly out of the following cities in Europe

  • Birmingham (Birmingham International Airport)
  • Frankfurt (Frankfurt International Airport)
  • Istanbul (Ataturk International Airport)
  • London (Heathrow Airport)
  • Moscow (Domodedovo International Airport)

    However you fly in to Ashkabad, you will be met by a MELITOUR representative and will be transferred to the hotel.
    For those arriving earlier dinner will be available at the hotel in Ashkabad      ( not included in the price of the tour)
    If you choose to fly Turkish Airlines please remember Turkish Air Lines (THY) and American Airlines are in alliance. You can use your frequent flyer miles for your ticket. Some times buying THY ticket from Turkey is cheaper. MELITOUR is willing to give you ticket rates while you are in search of  tickets.

    • If you are arriving before the tour starts or if you will be staying over after the tour, we can make reservations for you at the hotels in Ashkabad and Tashkent for before and after the tour. Extra days at the hotel is not included in the tour price (................ per person per day in Tashkent US$ ........per person per day in Ashkabad)

    We will arrange transfer (included in the price) to the Hotel in Ashkabad and to the airport from the hotel in Tashkent even if you are NOT arriving or departing on the first or the last day of the tour.

    Hotel in Istanbul

    If you prefer coming to Istanbul before or after the tour we can make transfer and hotel reservations for you at Hotel Ayasofya in Istanbul. The price for the transfer from the Istanbul Airport to Hotel Ayasofya will be $20 and the room will be Single US$ 50 Double US$ 70