Kazakhstan journey 8

Kazakhstan journey 8, Kazakhstan tours. 

Kazakhstan journey 8
Time of the tour: 7 days
Places to visit: Almaty - Shymkent - Turkestan - Sairam - Kazygurt - Aksu Jabagly - Shymkent - Issyk - Almaty

Day 1: Almaty
Kazakhstan journey 8 welcomes you! We prepared unforgettable time on tours. When you arrive in Almaty, you will be met and drive to Almaty Museum. Being there you will be told about the history of the southern capital of Kazakhstan. We will continue our tour to the Abai Opera and Ballet Theatre as well as visit the oldest of Almaty parks as Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen and Zenkov Cathedral. Visit the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame as well as the Museum of Musical Instruments. The next destination is the Green Bazaar. Best for shopping. In the second part of day we will visit the Medeu Gorge of 1690 meters above sea level. Later on you will take a cable car to Shymbulak ski resort area. You will drive about 20-25 minutes above glorious fur-trees up to the altitude of 2260 meters above sea level. Afterwards we will drive to Kok Tobe hill, where the tallest TV tower in the world is located. The tour will end by seeing the city by the famous Almaty cableway. Transfer to a hotel for rest. 

Day 2: Almaty - Shymkent
In the morning is transfer to the Almaty International airport and departure to Shymkent by local flight (ab.1h 40 min one way). On arrival, you will have the city tour and visit park named after Sh. Kaldayakov, "Zher Ana" monument, Ordabasy squar, Park "20 years of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan", Museum of Victims of Political Repression, Obelisk of Glory, Eternal Flame to the fallen in The Great Patriotic War, Walk of Fame, Arboretum, Regional Museum. Night is in a hotel.

Day 3: Shymkent - Turkestan - Shymkent
The tour will start by travelling to Otrar region, Shaulder Settlement. You will see a Local History Museum "Otyrar", Arystan Bab Mausoleum. It is archaeological site of the olden settlement of Otrar. Otrar is the city where primitive philosopher and scientist Al Farabi was born and lived. Otrar settlement was founded in IV century BC. It covers an area of about 10 square kilometers. In the afternoon, we will travel to Turkestan, which was founded around 500 AD at the crossway of caravan routes from Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva to northern Kazakhstan. In Turkestan you will have a chance to visit "Azret Sultan" historical and architectural complex, Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Turkestan ancient settlement, Necropolis, a splinter of the fortress wall, Citadel with gates, Hammam, Hilvet subversive mosque. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 4: Shymkent - Sairam - Kazygurt - Shymkent
Today is departure to Sairam Settlement (20 km). Upon arrival, you will visit Local History Museum "Sairam", Mar Tobe, Ibrahim Ata Mausoleum, Karashash Ana Mausoleum, out-of-date minaret. Sairam Settlement is placed near Shymkent, in Ispidzhab. It is one of the largest centers of the Great Silk Road in the Middle Ages. It has remains of buildings of XIII-IXX centuries. In the afternoon is transfer to the foot of Kazygurt mountains to Kamekalgan natural sacred stones. You will visit sacred rocks "Adam and Eve", stone statues of animals, "Noah's Ark", the magic stone "Dastarkhan". Kazygurt is mountain ridge having altitude of 1776 meters above sea level, located in the northern spurs of Talas Alatau. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 5: Shymkent - Aksu Jabagly - Shymkent - Almaty

The tour will start by travelling to Aksu Jabagly natural reserve. On arrival, you will visit Aksu canyon.  Aksu Zhabagly is the oldest natural reserve in Kazakhstan. It is located at the spurs of the Western Tien Shan Mountains at an altitude from 1000 to 4280 meters above sea level. You will see semi-deserts supernumerary dry assorted grass of steppes; well-appointed plots of meadows of creeping juniper. Jerry-rigged of colorful alpine flowers decorates the base of hard peaks with stunning snow and bluish tongues of glaciers. The reserve is an amusing treasury of rare, scarce and widespread species of animals and plants. Travelers will find argali and ibex, deer and roe deer, lynx and snow leopards, wolves, foxes, bears, porcupines and ermines, bearded vultures, griffons and golden eagles. Departure to Almaty by evening train. 


Day 6: Almaty- Issyk - Almaty
In the morning we will drive to Issyk Lake. You will drive to the outstanding Trans Ili Alatau -  Issyk Gorge located along the Kuldja tract where the trade caravans travelled. We will visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum Reserve "ISSYK" and learn more about history and culture of the Saka period as well as a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, as well as the model of Saka burial mound. You will drive to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level in order to see wonderful mountain lake Issyk. It has turquoise water surface and attracts travelers from around the world. Night is in a hotel. 

Day 7: Flight
Kazakhstan journey 8 is completed. Transfer to the airport and departure. Thank you for memorable tours!


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


Price per person:
02 pax - 1 360 $
04 pax - 990 $
06 pax - 765 $
08 pax - 760 $
10 pax - 670 $
Single - 100 $

Early check-in - 40 $
Single early check-in - 60 $ 

Half board - 155 $
Full board - 275 $ 

English speaking guide - 840 $ per group 

Flight Almaty - Shymkent - from 85 $ per person 

Train Shymkent - Almaty - from 50 $ per person

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
Shymkent - "Shymkent" Hotel 3*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour            

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