One of Central Asia's least-explored stans, Turkmenistan offers Silk Road travelers the opportunity to go deep into a land of age-old traditions and natural beauty. Discover the important historical city of Merv, near the modern-day oasis city of Mary in the Karakum Desert. Explore the white marble city of Ashgabat with its shimmering domes and lavish palaces, and Nissa-once the seat of Parthian Kings. Wrap up your adventures in Turkmenistan by haggling for a world-famous Bukhara rug at Ashgabat's vibrant Sunday bazaar. MT Sobek's Great Silk Road Adventure includes six action-packed days in Turkmenistan with an additional six in Uzbekistan.