I am a British Citizen planning to visit Ashgabat and maybe Mary depending on prices etc.
The plan is I will fly into Ashgabat on a return flight from Moscow. landing on a Thursday morning and flying back to Moscow on a Saturday morning so 48 hrs in Turkmenistan in total.
Is it best to get a Tourist or Transit Visa?
Also I will book a tour guide for day 1 in Ashgabat and maybe for day 2 to Mary but if I decided not to go to Mary can I have a day in Ashgabat without a guide? Is this allowed like as if you were visiting pretty much anywhere else in the world?
Also roughly how much does one except to pay for day guides from Ashgabat to Mary and back? I've been quoted 250 USD/£190
Thanks in advance