Discover Kazakhstan: Tour 3
Duration: 9 days
Places to visit: Nur Sultan - Borovoe - Almaty - Issyk - Tamgaly Tas - Altyn Emel - Saty - Kaindy - Kolsai Lakes - Charyn Canyon - Almaty
Day 1: Nur Sultan
Welcome to see you in Kazakhstan! On arrival you will have a city tour and visit historical center of the city and modern parts. Visit the Constitution Square where the president of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev proclaimed the decision of changing the capital of the country from Almaty to Astana, nowadays Nur Sultan. This tour will be continued visiting the Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan* with the Golden man. Afterwards visit the largest and unique shopping center Khan Shatyr. Go to the top of Astana Baiterek monument by elevator and enjoy superb view of panorama! Your guide will help you to cross Ishym river and get to the Kazakh Eli Square. Visit the famous Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, and find the beauty of Khazret Sultan mosque. Later on visit the National Museum of History of Kazakhstan* and learn more about history and the development of Nur Sultan. Transfer to a hotel around 17:00.
*Note: Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and National Museum of History of Kazakhstan is not available on Mondays. Visit another attractions according to your request.
Day 2: Nur Sultan - Borovoe - Nur Sultan
Today we will travel to Burabai National park (Borovoe). It occupies 85000 hectares of northeastern part of Kokshetau elevation. You will see 14 lakes in the park with area of more than 1 sq.km as well as small lakes which will not leave you indifferent on a tour. The beauty of the nature will motivate by great mountains, panorama views, blue mirror lakes, woods and others. Here you will visit the resort area which is in 270 km from Nur Sultan. The guide will provide you by necessary information about it. Visit the Khan's pass and see Burabay and Zheke Batyr mountains. Being on Abylaykhan Valley you will get encouragement of Ush kyz, Ok Zhetpes rocks and Kokshetau mountain. In the afternoon you will have a hiking tour on Bolektau mountain. Getting on the top you will relish the view of the Borovoe lake and remarkable Zhumbaktas rock. In Borovoe you will see the unique view of the Kazakhstan steppe. Travellers will be involved by hidden secrets on their tour in Kazakhstan. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 3: Nur Sultan - morning flight Almaty
In the morning is flight Almaty city. On arrival in Almaty city you will have the city tour where you can learn more about its history and development. Visit the famous Green Bazaar and do shopping! Then we will visit one of the oldest Almaty parks as Panfilov Park. Being there you will see one of the most beautiful wooden buildings in the world as Zenkov Cathedral. The next destination is the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame which is devoted to the memory of the fighters who died for freedom and independence of Kazakhstan. In the afternoon we will travel to Medeo Gorge and enjoy skating rink. Visit the Kok Tobe hill and find the tallest TV tower in the world! Here you can find small shops and buy souvenirs. In Kok Tobe Park you can stroll along the winding paths of the park, esteem the splendid panorama of the city from the special observation deck and visit the shop of national souvenirs. Afterwards you will go to the top of the hill to the center of the city by the famous Almaty cableway. Rest is in a hotel.
Day 4: Almaty - Issyk - Almaty
In the morning we will visit one of the most gorgeous gorges of Trans Ili Alatau as Issyk Gorge. It is located along the Kuldja tract. On tour you will be told about nature and history of this region and see the burial mounds of Saka period and "Golden Man". Today it is a symbol of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The next destination is the State Historical and Cultural Museum Reserve "ISSYK" where you can see a copy of Golden Man. There are golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment and the model of Saka burial mound are placed. We will drive to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level and see brilliant mountain lake Issyk. This lake was formed about 10,000 years ago because of landslide and created the natural dam of 300 meters in height. Night is in a hotel.
Day 5: Almaty - Tamgaly Tas - Altyn Emel
In the morning we will travel to the Tamgaly Tas which is located on the Ili River. On arrival to Tamgaly Tas you will see the pleasing beauty of monument. There are images of Buddha's and texts in Tibetan, Kalmyk and other languages con rocks belonging to prayers. There are a lot of legends about this mystery place for over 150 years. In Tamgaly Tas, you will be informed about some events and let you appreciate panoramic views. Walking on you will notice the set in the style of medieval Kazakhstan built for the filming "The Nomad" film. We will transfer to the village of Baschi and then visit the Altyn Emel National Park to the Singing Dune. Singing Dune has a height of 120 meters and a length of about 3 km. It is situated in one of the corners of the Altyn Emel National Park, it is a few kilometers from the Ili river and between the mountains of Big and Small Kalkan. Here you will see the hill of pure musical sand in windy weather. It sounds like the organ music and drum. Go to the top of the Dune and witness the grand panorama. It is important to note that the Ili River is well visible in the south as great mountains of Sogety and Boguty which look the white peaks of the Ketmen ridge. Then you will see the steep slope of the Big Kalkan as well as the Small Kalkan - from the east. In the north you will see violet-blue ridge of Djungarian Alatau mountains, Chulak mountain, Matai and Altyn Emel are visible. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 6: Altyn Emel - Saty - Kaindy
On this tour we will reach to Kolsai Lakes at about 12:00 and then travel to Kaindy Lake. Kaindy Lake or so called birch lake is situated among perfect pine forest at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. It is important to note that this lake was appeared in 1911 due to the earthquake and landslide. The temperature of water is cold. There are a lot of trees and flowers nearby the surface of water. Then you will transfer to Saty and spend night is in guest house.
Day 7: Saty - Kolsai Lakes
In the morning you will have a trekking tour from the lake Kolsai 1 to the lake Kolsai 2. We are sure you will like it in your travels. Kolsai Lakes or "Pearls of the Northern Tien Shan" have three lakes. You will have the chance to see the largest lake. There are green meadows and mushroom. If you want horse riding, go on! You will like to ride among green valleys and find the highest lake is small which is located on the border of fir-wood and the alpine meadows. It is known that Kazakh nature is famous for its rich flora and fauna. Vertical drop between the three lakes is about 700 meters and can be reached by car. If you want to see the second and the third lake you have to walk for few kilometers. Travellers will have the opportunity to spend holidays among green forests full of berries, mushrooms and fishing. Here you can see the rainbow trout (fish) which appear only in spring water. In addition, you will see Marals, mountain goats, wolves and even bears being in mountains. Night is in a guesthouse.
Day 8: Saty - Charyn Canyon - Almaty
Today is departure to Almaty at 09:00am. On the way you will visit Charyn Canyon and relish natural park of Kazakhstan. It is important to note that this park originated at the period of Paleogene and looks like the Grand Canyon of Colorado River in North America. The height of the steep slopes of the canyon is about 150-300 meters. It was appeared due to wind and water as well as named as "Valley of Castles" bounded by rocks. The length of the valley is more than 2 km; width is about 20-80 meters. This place has developed from a long time and made Kazakh splendor more attractive. Also you will see castles, rocks, gorges and astonish by landscape. Afterwards you will return to Almaty at 19:00. Transfer to a hotel for sleep.
Day 9: Flight
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