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Discover Kazakhstan

6 days

≈ $197 per day

$1 182

COUNTRY

Kazakhstan

STARTS / ENDS IN

Almaty / Astana

DESTINATIONS

6 (Almaty, Charyn Canyon, Issyk Lake, Astana, Alzhir, Astana)

TOUR TYPE

Adventure

TOUR GROUP

Any day

START DATE

31 October 2018

END DATE

05 November 2018

SEATS LEFT

7+

AGE RANGE

7 to 75 year olds

Other Services

  • “Kazakhstan” Early check-in

    $24
  • “Kazakhstan” Single early check-in

    $35
  • “Tengry” Early check-in

    $29
  • “Tengry” Single early check-in

    $41
  • Upgraid 4*

    $100
  • Half Board (5 dinners)

    $124
  • Full Board (5 lunches + 5 dinners)

    $218
  • Single

    $200

Guide's Language

  • English
  • Russian

Available Months

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Almaty

    Your guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Today you will visit the
    Green Bazaar, where it is impossible to refrain from shopping. Then the tour will continue in one
    of the oldest Almaty parks - Panfilov Park, where one of the most beautiful wooden buildings in
    the world - Zenkov Cathedral is located. After exploration of sport, cultural and business
    areas of the city you will get to the Medeo Gorge. Next destination is the Kok-Tobe hill where
    the tallest TV tower in the world is located (if to count from the sea level) and where you will get
    by the picturesque winding mountain road. In Kok-Tobe Park you can stroll along the winding
    paths of the park, admire the magnificent panorama of the city from the special observation deck
    and visit the shop of national souvenirs. The tour ends with the short ride from the top of the hill
    to the center of the city by the famous Almaty cableway. Transfer to the hotel.

  • Day 2
    Charyn Canyon

    Today you will have a day trip to Charyn Cabyons. It is one of the unique natural monuments of
    Kazakhstan. The canyon is about 12 million years old and surprises with its vertical cliffs,
    reminding the ancient castles, created by wind, sun and rain. It will take about 3 hours to reach
    the canyon. Meanwhile, you will hear a lot of interesting about the history and nature of the
    region, about Kazakh people, their life and traditions as well as have a lunch in a local cafe. And
    as soon as you see Charyn Canyon you will forget about this long way at once - so much you
    will be impressed with the beauty and splendor of the canyon. You can admire the grand
    panorama and then have a walk through the maze of the Castles Valley with its inaccessible
    walls overhanging you. In the evening is transfer to the hotel.

  • Day 3
    Issyk Lake

    The tour route to one of the most beautiful gorges of Trans-Ili Alatau - Issyk Gorge lies along the
    Kuldja tract, where hundreds of years ago the trade caravans travelled. On the way you will visit
    the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve “ISSYK”, where you will see the expositions
    dedicated to the history and culture of the Saka period, including a copy of Golden Man and
    golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, as well as the model of
    Saka burial mound. Then the tour route will take you to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea
    level, to the beautiful mountain lake Issyk, located in the valley with the same name. On the lake
    you will enjoy the majestic beauty of its turquoise water surface and the Issyk Gorge, as well as
    listen to the details of the natural disaster of 1963. Also at the lake you will have a picnic and
    free time for recreation at nature. In the evening is transfer to the railway station. Departure to Astana.
    Night will be in the train.

  • Day 4
    Astana

    At 08:00 a.m. you will arrive in Astana. Meeting with the guide and transfer to the city (early
    check-in and breakfast are not included in the cost). You will see the Constitution Square,
    Presidential Centre of Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan. At the museum you will see the
    Golden man, well known not only in the Kazakh steppe but also in all Central Asia. Then you
    will visit shopping center Khan Shatyr. Then you take the elevator to the top of the “Astana-
    Baiterek” monument, where you can admire the magnificent panorama of the Kazakhstan capital
    from the special observation deck. After lunch you will cross Ishym river and get to the Kazakh
    Eli Square. There you will visit another unique project - the Palace of Peace and Accord, and
    also see the extraordinary beauty of Khazret Sultan mosque. Final point of the excursion will be
    the Palace of Independence, where you can look at the far-reaching plans of the development of
    Astana in the hall "Layout Astana until 2030". Transfer to the hotel.

  • Day 5
    Alzhir

    It is an Akmola camp for the wives of traitors of Motherland - one of the largest camps of Soviet
    Union and one of the three "islands" of the "Gulag Archipelago". The exposition of the museum
    is located on hall perimeter that involves the visitor in a vicious circle and immerses in the
    historical past of Kazakhstan. At the end of excursion you will watch 20-minute documentary
    film. After lunch you will see the hunting with birds of prey is traditional for all Central Asian
    nomads. A rider with a golden eagle sitting on the wrist has always been a symbol of the Asian
    steppes. Falconry is practiced in many countries, but hunting with eagles on hares and foxes is an
    exceptional attraction of Kazakhstan. In Kazakhstan, hunters with eagles are called «Berkutchi». 
    After demonstration of hunting you will get a complete picture of the traditional hunting with
    eagles, which has far-historical roots. In the evening is transfer to the hotel.

  • Day 6
    Astana

    Transfer to the airport.

What's included

  • Breakfast

  • Excursions

  • Guide

  • Hotel

    Accommodation: Almaty – “Kazakhstan” Hotel 3* / “Kazzhol” Hotel 4* Astana - “Tengry” Hotel 3* / “Kazzhol” Hotel 4*

  • Medical Insurance

  • Lunch

  • Dinner

  • Visa

  • Train ticket

    Almaty –Astana (1 compartment for 4 pax)

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