Kazakhstan journey 3
Time of the tour: 9 days
Places to visit: Nur-Sultan - Borovoe - Almaty - Issyk - Tamgaly Tas - Altyn Emel - Kolsai - Kaindy - Charyn - Almaty
Day 1: Nur-Sultan
You will be met and transferred to the capital city of Kazakhstan. The tour of yours will start from visiting historical center of the city and modern parts. The first destination to visit is the Constitution Square. This place is prominent due to the announced of the president of Kazakhstan N.A.Nazarbayev to make the capital of the country from Almaty to Astana, later became Nur-Sultan. Next destination of the tour is the Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan* as well as the Golden man. Then is the largest and exceptional mall Khan Shatyr. Moreover you will have an opportunity to reach a top of the Astana-Baiterek monument by elevator to witness the breathtaking view of panorama. Then you will have an opportunity to cross Ishym river and then go to the Kazakh Eli Square. Here you will be able to explore the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation as well as witness magnidicient of Khazret Sultan mosque. After it you will have an excursion in National Museum of History of Kazakhstan*. Here you will listen about history and the development of the capital city. Night is in the hotel.
*Note: Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and National Museum of History of Kazakhstan don't work on Mondays. You can visit another attractions according to your request.
Day 2: Nur-Sultan - Borovoe - Nur-Sultan
In course of the tour you will be able to explore the popular sight of Kazakhstan known as Burabai National park (Borovoe). The territory of this park is 85000 hectares that lays in the northeastern part of Kokshetau elevation. While exploring this place you will find out that here 14 lakes with area of more than 1 sq.km. These lakes will impress you by its beauty. This park is not for exploring historical monument therefore it will be impossible to find one. The purpose of this sight is to enjoy the pristine nature. Moreover during the tour it will be possible to visit the resort area that is situated 270 km from Nur-Sultan. Moreover in the tour you will enjoy the view of the Khan's pass and see Burabay and Zheke-Batyr mountains. In course of the travel you can enjoy the picturesque view Abylaykhan Valley where it will be possible to find inspiration from Ush-kyz, Ok-Zhetpes rocks and Kokshetau mountain. While having these tours you will learn more about Kazakh culture. During your free time you can explore this area of your own. While having tour it will be possible to hike on Bolektau mountain where on the top of it can be found beautiful Borovoe lake and amazing Zhumbaktas rock. In Borovoe you will see the unique view of the Kazakhstan steppe. Then is driving back. Night is in the hotel.
Day 3: Nur-Sultan - morning flight Almaty
In course of the tour you will have morning flight Almaty city. Upon arrival you will have an opportunity to get more information about its history and development. During the tour you will visit a lot of sights that can impress you. The first sight to explore is the famous Green Bazaar. Here it can be hard not to bargain Such places are always noisy and crowded but it is one of the reasons to visit it. Next attraction is Almaty parks the name of which is Panfilov Park here you will have an opportunity to witness one of the most beautiful wooden buildings in the world - Zenkov Cathedral. The Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame which are dedicated to the memory of the fighters who died for freedom and independence of the country is your next sight. The Medeo Gorge will impress you by its skating rink as well as unforgettable views. In Kok Tobe hill you will have an opportunity to see the tallest TV tower in the world. In Kok-Tobe Park you can admire the great panoramic view and visit the shop of national souvenirs. The tour will end by getting to the city by the famous Almaty cableway. Afterwards you will be transferred to hotel.
Day 4: Almaty - Issyk - Almaty
Today the road goes to one of the most beautiful gorges of Trans-Ili Alatau known as Issyk Gorge. It is situated along the Kuldja tract. Here many centuries ago travelled endless caravans. During the tour you will be able to learn more of the history of this country as well as witness the burial mounds of Saka period. Moreover it will be great to know the place where the famous among world "Golden Man. This historical sight later became the state symbol of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In course of the travel you will visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "ISSYK" where you will have an excursion to see ancient attributes of the Saka period as well as a copy of Golden Man. This place possesses a lot of findings such as golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment and the model of Saka burial mound are placed. Upon arrival to the gorge you will be meet by the lake that is known as Issyk. This lake is situated on the altitude of 1756 meters above sea level. The Issyk lake appeared due to about 10,000 years ago because of the huge landslide happened which resulted of forming natural dam. The height of this dam is 300 meters. While having tour here you will be able to enjoy the majestic beauty of blue water surface and the Issyk Gorge as well as listen of the stories of natural disaster happened in 1963. Then drive to hotel where you ill spent the night.
Day 5: Almaty - Tamgaly Tas - Altyn Emel
In the morning you will have a tour in the Tamgaly Tas. Upon arrival you will be amazed not only by the Ili River where this site is located but also of the monument that possesses images of Buddha's and texts in Tibetan, Kalmyk and other languages con rocks belonging to prayers. This place is still mystical even for 150 years. While being here you will notice the set in the style of medieval Kazakhstan. It was built special for film "The Nomad". Then you will drive to Baschi village. The tours to which are popular due to the Altyn Emel National Park to the Singing Dune. The sight of this incredible sight is of 120 meters and a length of about 3 km. This singing dune can be found in one of the corners of the Altyn-Emel National Park from several kilometers from the Ili river and between the mountains of Big and Small Kalkan. This impressive sight is singing in in windy weather the sound of which resembles the organ music and drum. In course of the tour you will have an opportunity to witness the panorama view of the Dune. Moreover here you can enjoy the view of such amazing sights as Ili River, mountains of Sogety and Boguty which look the white peaks of the Ketmen ridge. Moving on you will see the steep slope of the Big Kalkan as well as the Small Kalkan - from the east. In the north you can enjoy the breathtaking view of violet-blue ridge of Djungarian Alatau mountains, Chulak mountain, Matai and Altyn-Emel. You may listen how sand sings due to wind. We are sure you will like it in the tour. Overnight is in guesthouse.
Day 6: Altyn Emel - Saty - Kaindy
Today you will travel tour to the Kaindy Lake. This lake possesses another name - Birch Lake, which can be found among wonderful pine forest at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. This lake appeared because of earthquake which led landslide in 1911. The area around the lake will amaze you by trees and flowers. You will be able to take a lot of picturesque photos. These beauty must be seen by own eyes. After pleasant day you will transfer to Saty. The night is in homestay.
Day 7: Saty - Kolsai Lakes
In the morning you will be transferred to Kolsai lakes. You will arrive to Kolsa-1 and have a trekking tour to Kolsai-2. It is important to note that Kolsai Lakes known as "Pearls of the Northern Tien-Shan", that made of three lakes. On the biggest one you will have a good time while exploring place full of green meadows and mushroom. Here you will have an opportunity to have a horse riding tour among green valleys. The highest lake is the smallest among them but here you can witness fir-wood and the alpine meadows. Vertical drop between the three lakes is about 700 meters. It is possible to reach first lake by car but for seeing the second and the third lake you need to hike few km. But a lot of people like to come here for green forests where you can find berries, mushrooms and fishing. The water of lakes are cold but also is the home of the rainbow trout (fish) which appear only in spring water. While travel here you will have opportunity to see Marals, mountain goats, wolves and even bears being in mountains. Afterwards you will return to guest house.
Day 8: Saty - Charyn Canyon - Almaty
In course of the tour you will travel to Almaty. On the way to it you will have a break to explore Charyn Canyon. This canyon is also a natural park of Kazakhstan. This incredible sight appeared in Paleogene time. But you will be astonished that this place has a great similarity to the Grand Canyon of Colorado River in North America due to its size. The height of the steep slopes of the canyon can reach 150-300 meters. You will be amazed by the fancy shapes of them that you will witness during the tour. The wind and water created a great sight known as "Valley of Castles" surrounded by rocks. The length of the valley is more than 2 km, width is about 20-80 meters. This beauty of ancient time will impress everyone who had been here. You will have the opportunity to see castles, rocks, gorges and amaze by landscape. Afterwards you will drive to Almaty. Night is in the hotel.
Day 9: Flight
Airport transfer. Departure.
02 pax - Sedan economy
04 pax - Minivan
06-10 pax - Minibus
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 645 $
04 pax - 1 050 $
06 pax - 810 $
08 pax - 680 $
10 pax - 610 $
Single - 170 $
Early check-in - 40 $
Single early check-in - 65 $
Half board - 160 $
Full board - 255 $
English speaking guide - 905 $ per group
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
Nur-Sultan - "Come Inn" 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