Kazakhstan journey 2

Kazakhstan journey 2, Kazakhstan tours. 

Kazakhstan journey 2
Time of the tour: 7 days
Places to visit: Almaty - Issyk - Tamgaly Tas - Altyn Emel - Kolsai - Kaindy - Charyn - Almaty

Day 1: Almaty
Upon arrival you will be transferred to Almaty for sights. The tour will start from the central part of the city where you will learn the history and development of the Southern capital of Kazakhstan. The first sight that you will explore is Green Bazaar where you can learn the art of bargain. You will have an opportunity to witness the real work of eastern market. After it you will visit the Panfilov park as well as Zenkov Cathedral, which is known to be one of the most splendid wooden buildings. Then is Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame that was built in memory for fighters who died for freedom and independence of the country. Next destination is  Medeo Gorge where you can the world's highest mountain skating rink and natural dam. This dam protects the city from dangerous mudflows. Kok Tobe hill famous is a place where you can find the tallest TV tower in the world. Here you can fully enjoy the outstanding scenery of mountain road. In Kok Tobe Park you will have an opportunity to observe great panorama view and visit the national souvenir shop. The tour ends with ride to the center of the city. Night is in the hotel.

Day 2: Almaty - Issyk - Almaty
Today your destination is the area where you can witness Trans-Ili Alatau where Issyk Gorge is located. Here many centuries ago caravans travelled. In course of the tour you will know new information about nature and history of this region. Moreover you will have an opportunity to see the burial mounds of Sakas tribe, where the famous "Golden Man" was found. Today this famous sight is the state symbol of the Republic of Kazakhstan. On the way to Issyk gorge you will have a stop for excursion in the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "ISSYK". In course of the tour you will have an opportunity to witness the expositions of history and culture related to the Sakas period, including a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, as well as the model of Sakas burial mound.  Upon arrival you will be met by the beautiful surface of the Issyk lake that is situated on the altitude of 1756 meters above sea level. This lake was formed about 10,000 years ago thank to the colossal landslide, which resulted formation of the natural dam with height of 300 meters. The surface of the lake will help you to relax while listen to the details of the natural disaster of 1963. Night you will spend in the hotel.

Day 3: Almaty - Tamgaly Tas - Altyn Emel
In course of the travel you will visit Tamgaly Tas that is located on the Ili River. Here you will be able to investigate the images of Buddha's and texts in Tibetan, Kalmyk and other languages. These texts look like prayers that are carved on old rocks. Now it still impossible to say who and why it did, this is a mystery for scientist almost for 150 years. In Tamgaly Tas you will learn more information about this place while enjoying great view. On the opposite side of the river you can observe the set in the style of medieval Kazakhstan that was built for "The Nomad" film in Baschi village.  Next sight is Altyn Emel National Park famous for its Singing Dune. This sight each height of 120 meters and length of about 3 km. This sight is known to sing due to sand that begins "sing" in windy weather. The sound of which is similar to organ music. On sandy storm the sounds resemble more a drum. On the top of it you can enjoy the great panorama view. In the south of it you can observe the Ili River and purple mountains of Sogety and Boguty, emerging from the white peaks of the Ketmensky ridge. In the west you can see Big Kalcan, and Small Kalcan on the east. To the north is the purple-blue ridge of Jungar Alatau, the Chulak Mountains, Matai and Altyn Emel. If the weather is dry and windy, the sand dune will "sing" your song to you, which can be heard even a few kilometers away. Night will be at the hotel.

Day 4: Altyn Emel - Saty - Kaindy
Toady you will have a tour to the most picturesque place -Kaindy Lake. This lake is also known as birch lake which lays on the altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. This breathtaking place appeared due to the powerful earthquake in 1911.  Due to this the landslide blocked the alley by the natural dam, and the water has flooded the valley. This lake is very cold that is the reason of its clearness you can see the needles of the flooded trees that are still have its forms. These trees that you can witness in the translucent surface of the water resemble the mast of a submerged squadron. You need to see it with your eyes because this amazing view can't be described.  Driving to Saty township and the night will be in the guest house. Night you will spend in guest house.

Day 5: Saty - Kolsai Lakes
The day will start with driving to Kolsai 1 upon arrival you will need to trek to the lake Kolsai-2. These lakes are known as the "Pearls of the Northern Tien-Shan" is a cascade of three lakes. The largest one is easier to reach you can drive by bus. In this area can be found a lot of mushrooms. Moreover you will have an opportunity to have a horse riding tour. It should be noted that the highest lake is the smallest among them. By reaching it you will have an opportunity to see spruce and alpine meadows that possess rich flora and fauna. The vertical difference between the three lakes is about 700 meters. Tours to this area is the most popular because here you find berries, mushrooms and fishing. You can be sure that the lake is clean because the rainbow trout lives here. It's a fish that lives only in running or spring water. You will have a chance to see deer, mountain goats, wolves and even bears. Road back to the guest house where you will spend night.

Day 6: Saty - Charyn Canyon - Almaty
Today you will drive back to Almaty. On the way to it you will have a break at Charyn Canyon that is known as natural complex. The exceptional place that you can witness only in Kazakhstan. This sight is appeared during the Paleogene  that has some similarity with resembles the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in North America, but a bit  inferior in size. The height of the canyon is 150-300 meters. This place formed a thick chaotic network. Due to the wind and water that made a "Valley of Castles" you can find yourself in this incredible scene. The length of this sight is more than 2 km and width is 20-80 meters. You can walk for hours among strange towers and columns, surprised by nature's wild imagination. The time of arrival to Almaty is 19:00.

Day 7: Flight
After breakfast you will do check - out till 12:00 and then transfer to airport.


02 pax - Sedan economy
04 pax - Minivan
06-10 pax - Minibus


Price per person:
02 pax - 1 305 $
04 pax - 835 $
06 pax - 640 $
08 pax - 535 $
10 pax - 475 $
Single - 140 $

Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 45 $ 

Half board - 105 $
Full board - 170 $ 

English speaking guide - 675 $ per group


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
Saty - Homestay
Altyn Emel - Guesthouse
- Museum admissions
- Mineral water supply            

Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide