Tour of Turkmenistan

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Nvswearingen
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Tour of Turkmenistan

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This is what a tour company suggested for a 10-day Tour in Turkmenistan.
I have no maximum number of days to visit, except for not wanting to break the bank.

What do you recommend I add to this itinerary?
Or remove/replace with?
Is there a city, town, National Park you recommend I stay longer in?
I enjoy hiking and prefer nature over cities.

Ashgabad (2 nights)
Mary
Turkmenabat
Koyten (2 nights)
Back to Turkmenabat
Dashoguz
Koneurgench
Darwaza
Back to Ashgabad and depart
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Maybe take out Mary and Dashoguz, and add in Kaplankyr Nature reserve? Mary and Dashoguz are only used as a jumping-off point to the ancient sites of Merv and Konye-Urgench, so they will bring you no pleasure, they are just cities without interest for someone who prefers nature.

I have not been to Koyten or Kaplankyr nature reserve myself (would love to, of course!), but if you like nature, that is where you should go. Very unique for a foreigner to get access to these places.
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There is less than nothing to see in Dashoguz. In fact if you catch site of nothing there you should be happy cos thats more than most people see there.
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I assume Dashoguz was added in as a place to sleep when visiting Konye-Urgench,

Still, there's some nice dictator chic marble buildings and at least one raucous night club with good food and always a wedding on.
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