Discover Kazakhstan Tour 7

Discover Kazakhstan: Tour 7, Kazakhstan tours 

Discover Kazakhstan: Tour 7
Destination: Kazakhstan 
Duration: 6 days
Places to visit: Almaty - Altyn Emel - Charyn Canyon - Kolsai Lakes - Kaindy lake - Almaty

Day 1: Almaty
We are glad to see you travelling in Kazakhstan. On arrival you will be met and have a city tour. Explore the history of the southern capital of Kazakhstan and continue the tour to the Abai Opera and Ballet Theatre. Then we will visit a Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen as one of the most beautiful wooden building in the world as Zenkov Cathedral. Afterwards we will see the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame as well as the Museum of Musical Instruments. This tour will be continued visiting the Green Bazaar. In the afternoon we will travel to the Medeo Gorge (1690 meters above sea level) and see the highest mountain skating rink in the world and the dam. You will take a cable car to Shymbulak ski resort area and then go at the top of Kok Tobe hill, where the tallest TV tower in the world is located. The tour will end with the short ride from the top of the hill to the center of the city by the famous Almaty cableway. Transfer to a hotel for sleep.

Day 2: Almaty - Altyn Emel
In th the morning you will drive to Altyn Emel. Arrival to Altyn Emel National Park at 12:00. Meet a sightseeing tour to the Singing Dune. Singing Dune of about 120 meters and a length of about 3 km, located in one of the corners of the Altyn Emel National Park, a few kilometers from the Ili river between the mountains of Big and Small Kalkan. This sandy hill has a pure sand, which starts to "sing" in windy weather and its sound prompts the organ music. Before a sandy storm the dune sounds like a drum. From the top of the Dune you can detect the great panorama of the surroundings. In the south is thin band of the Ili River is noticeable as well as purple mountains of Sogety and Boguty, looking out from the white peaks of the Ketmen ridge. On the west the horizon is congested by the steep slope of the Big Kalkan and the Small Kalkan - from the east. In the north is violet-blue ridge of Jungar Alatau mountains, Chulak mountain, Matai and Altyn Emel are noticeable. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 3: Altyn Emel
Today you will travel to Katutau and Aktau mountains. Katutau Mountains (Harsh Mountains) are very old ruined mountains with conserved volcanic outputs. The breed is very delicate and halts down under the physical impact. Water, time and wind imprinted complicated shapes in the rock. Sedimentary rock of the bottom of the ancient Tethys Ocean is conserved there. From the effects of ecological factors, it took the form of complex figures and landscapes. Aktau Mountains (White Mountains) are famous paleontological field. In the layers of Paleogene lacustrine deposits traces of ancient animals of about 25-30 million years old. In addition, you will see the remains the giant rhinos, crocodiles, turtles. The great conical mountains remind the Egyptian pyramids and are an enchanted scene of the variety of shapes and colors. Night is in a hotel.

Day 4: Altyn Emel - Charyn Canyon - Kolsai Lakes
In the morning is transfer to Ash tree Grove on the Temerlik River. In the lower reaches of the Charyn River and its branch Temirlik there is an exclusive place, where rare species of Sogdian Ash-tree are growing. Afterward we will travel to Charyn Canyon. Charyn Canyon is a natural complex and famous all around the world. Wind and water have shaped the beautiful "Valley of Castles", where you are always enclosed by the elaborate towers composed of sedimentary rocks. Drive to Saty settlement. Overnight is in a homestay.

Day 5: Kolsai - Kaindy lake - Almaty
Today we will travel to Kaindy lake. Kaindy Lake (birch lake) is found between splendid pine forest at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level and is famed for its origin. It was formed in 1911 due to earthquake that activated the landslide blocked the valley by the natural dam. The water of the lake is very cold and has transparent surface. In the end of day is transfer to a hotel for sleep.

Day 6: Flight
Transfer to the airport and departure.

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

Price per person:
02 pax - 1 045 $
04 pax - 735 $
06 pax - 660 $
08 pax - 545 $
10 pax - 500 $
Single - 125 $

Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 60 $ 

Half board - 130 $
Full board - 230 $

English speaking guide - 730 $ 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