Travel to Kazakhstan: Tour 2

Kazakhstan tours, Travel to Kazakhstan: Tour 2. 

Travel to Kazakhstan: Tour 2
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Almaty - Altyn Emel - Charyn Canyon - Kolsai Lakes - Issyk Lake - BAO - Sunkar - Almaty

Day 1: Almaty 
Our company will impress everyone on a tour in Kazakhstan. Today you will have a city tour and visit the central part of Almaty. Explore the Southern capital of Kazakhstan by visiting the Green Bazaar. You will be impressed by noisy bazaar and get oriental goods. Then we will visit Panfilov Park as well wooden complex - Zenkov Cathedral. Afterwards visit the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame devoted to the fighters who died for liberty of country. In the afternoon we will drive to the Medeo Gorge and see the highest mountain skating rink in the world and the dam. We can continue a tour visiting Kok Tobe hill where the tallest TV tower in the world is located. In the end of day we will transfer to a hotel and rest.

Day 2: Almaty - Altyn Emel
Today is transfer to Zhetisu. We will drive over an hour on a highway (120 km). On the way we will pass by artificial Kapshagai water reservoir. It is the biggest in Almaty region, with the casinos of "Kazakh Las Vegas" on its bank. On arrival to Tamgaly Tas you will find it contemplated to be the first sightseeing way on the bank of Ili River. Talking about Tamgaly Tas is a unique monument of ancient where you can see images of Buddha's and texts in Tibetan, Kalmyk and other languages on the old rocks. They are unidentified and experts trying to undo this enigmatic for over 150 years. On the way you will be told about history and learn more about its development. See the landscape in the style of medieval Kazakhstan built for the filming "The Nomad" movie. Afterwards we will drive to Basshi village (185 km), which is located at the territory of Altyn Emel National Park. The tour will be continued to Singing Dune (80 km). The height is about 150 meters and a length of about 3 km. It is located in one of the corners of the Altyn Emel National Park. See the Ili river between the mountains of Big and Small Kalkan. You will be awestruck by fine pure sand, which starts to "sing" in windy weather like the organ music. On the way you will see a gorgeous panorama view. In the south is a thin strip of the Ili River you will find elaborate mountains of Sogety and Boguty and the white peaks of the Ketmen ridge. On the west the horizon there is the Big Kalkan, and the Small Kalkan from the east. Then you will return to Basshi village. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 3: Altyn Emel - Charyn Canyon - Kolsai Lakes
After breakfast you will drive to Charyn Canyon. It is about 115 km (2 hours). On the way you will relish the celestial panorama and walk to the bottom of the canyon. It is about 2 km over the labyrinth of the Castles Valley. Charyn Canyon is a natural park which is well-known around the world appeared at the period of Paleogene. It looks like the Grand Canyon of Colorado River in North America. The height is about 150-300 meters. You will be awe-struck by dissimilar shapes and take astounding photos. In general, it was created by wind and water. It is also called "Valley of Castles". The length of the valley is more than 2 km; width is about 20-80 meters. Afterwards is Transfer to Saty village and rest.

Day 4: Kolsai Lakes
In the morning we will take the vehicle to one of 4WD local cars, such as "UAZ" or "PAZ". Guests will drive among the mountain road of 12 km to Kaindy Lake. Kaindy Lake or so-called Birch Lake is located among perfect pine forest at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. It was created in 1911 due to the powerful earthquake. The temperature of its waters is very cold as well as transparent and blue like crystal. We will walk around the lake and return to Saty settlement. Overnight is in a guest house.

Day 5: Kolsai Lakes - Issyk Lake - Almaty
Today you will explore the Issyk Lake and enjoy seeing the most beautiful gorges of Trans Ili Alatau - Issyk Gorge located along the Kuldja tract. Travelers will see the burial mounds of Saka period, where the famous "Golden Man" was found. It is the state symbol of Kazakhstan. The tour will be continued to the State Historical and Cultural Museum Reserve "ISSYK". Learn more about the 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 and the model of Saka burial mound. The trip will take you to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level to see the lake of Issyk. It was found about 10,000 years ago due to landslide. The height is about 300 meters in height. Then is transfer to a hotel.

Day 6: Almaty - BAO - Sunkar - Almaty
In the morning we will travel to the Big Almaty gorge. It is located at an altitude of 2,510 m above sea level. The Big Almaty Lake is one of the most pleasing lakes in Trans Ili Alatau. The lake is sparkling and blue enclosed by mountains. The Big Almaty Lake was made due to destruction of an old glacier. It is always cool as in July the water temperature does not exceed 10 degrees. Guests can see panorama views and enjoy the landscape of the pristine nature. The Big Almaty Lake is enclosed by the celestial mountain peaks covered with Tian-Shan fir-tree, aspen and juniper. In addition, we will visit the Falcon Farm and find hawks. Afterwards is transfer to a hotel.

Day 7: Flight
Transfer to airport. Flight for the next destination.


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


Price per person:
02 pax - 1 470 $
04 pax - 920 $
06 pax - 710 $
08 pax - 590 $
10 pax - 520 $
Single - 140 $

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

Half board - 110 $
Full board - 185 $ 

English speaking guide - 650 $ per group


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
Altyn Emel - "Aigaikum" Guesthouse
Saty village - Home stays
- 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