Kazakhstan trip: Tour 2

 

Kazakhstan trip Tour 2

Kazakhstan trip: Tour 2

Day 1: Almaty
In Kazakhstan, the driver will pick you up and drive to Almaty. Today is a city tour and you will explore the Southern capital of Kazakhstan. We will visit the Green Bazaar and then walk to see the Panfilov park and Zenkov Cathedral. We will visit Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame and travel to Medeo Gorge. It is defined to the highest mountain skating rink and dam, defending the city from dangerous mudflows. We will travel to Kok Tobe hill and see the tallest TV tower in the world. In Kok Tobe Park you can walk along the winding paths of the park, relish beautiful panorama view of the city from a special observation platform and visit the national souvenir shop. See the top of the hill to the city center along the famous Almaty cableway. Night is in a hotel.

Day 2: Almaty - Issyk - Almaty
We are glad to present the next day of visiting beautiful Trans Ili Alatau as Issyk Gorge, located on the Kuldja tract. See the burial mounds of Sakas tribe, where the famous "Golden Man" was found and became the symbol of Kazakhstan. We will visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum Reserve "ISSYK" committed to the history and culture of the Sakas period, counting a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, as well as the model of Sakas burial mound. Today you will see the beautiful mountain Lake Issyk with the altitude 1756 meters above sea level. The lake originated about 10,000 years ago because of landslide. You will enjoy blue water surface and the Issyk Gorge. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 3: Almaty - Tamgaly Tas - Altyn Emel
This day of tour will start by travelling to Tamgaly Tas. It is located on the Ili River. In Tamgaly Tas you will see descriptions of Buddha's and texts in Tibetan, Kalmyk and other languages. On arrival to Tamgaly Tas, the guide will tell you many interesting things about this astonishing place. Travelers will see the set in the style of medieval Kazakhstan that was built for the filming "The Nomad" film. On the end of the tour, driver will take you to the Baschi village. We will drive to Altyn Emel National Park to the Singing Dune. Singing Dune has height of 120 meters and a length of about 3 km. It is situated between the mountains of Big and Small Kalkan. You will see sandy hill entails of very fine pure sand and begin "sing" in windy weather and its sound brings to mind the organ music. In sandy storm the dune sounds like a drum. In the south, a thin strip of the Ili River is noticeable, as well as the elaborate mountains of Sogety and Boguty, emerging from the white peaks of the Ketmensky ridge.In the west, the horizon is blocked by the steep slope of Big Kalcan, and Small Kalcan is congested from the east. To the north is the purple-blue ridge of Jungar Alatau, the Chulak Mountains, Matai and Altyn Emel. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 4: Altyn Emel - Saty - Kaindy
We will travel to Kolsai Lakes at 12:00. Then is transfer to Kaindy Lake. Kaindy Lake or so called birch lake is located in pine forest at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. It was originated in 1911 because of earthquake that triggered the landslide blocked the alley by the natural dam, and the water has flooded the valley. The water in the lake is very cold. Travelers will have an opportunity to take many wonderful photos and admire beauty of the unique scenery. We will drive to Saty town and spend night.

Day 5: Saty - Kolsai Lakes
In the morning you will go to trekking from the lake Kolsai 1 to the lake Kolsai 2. Kolsai Lakes are called the "Pearls of the Northern Tien Shan" and have flow of three lakes. The largest lake of them is obtainable for all visitors. It is the grandest and superb lake with mushrooms. Travelers will have an idea for horse riding tour to this place. See the small lake as the highest and situated on the border of spruce and alpine meadows it astonishes with its punitive alpine beauty, as well as flora and fauna. The vertical difference between the three lakes is about 700 meters. The lowest lake can be reached by car. You will to go a few kilometers lengthways the mountain trails to see the second and third lake. Everyone will enjoy berries, mushrooms and fishing. The water in the lakes is cold and clean, and rainbow trout seen here. Night is in a guesthouse.

Day 6: Saty - Charyn Canyon - Almaty
The last day of a tour will start by going back to Almaty at 09:00am. We will visit Charyn Canyon on the way. This Canyon is a natural complex. It was formed at the period of Paleogene and look like the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in North America. The height of the steep slopes of the canyon reaches 150-300 meters. The unusual notch of the area is outstanding: many gorges form a thick disordered network. It was created by wind and water and called "Valley of Castles" where you are always enclosed by peculiar towers made up of sedimentary rocks. The valley's length is more than 2 km; width is 20-80 meters. Travelers will walk for hours amid strange towers and columns, astonished by nature 's rough imaginings. We will arrive to Almaty at about 19:00. Night is in a hotel.

Day 7: Flight
Flight for the next destination.
 

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

Price per person:
02 pax - 1 305 $
04 pax - 835 $
06 pax - 640 $
08 pax - 535 $
10 pax - 475 $
Single - 140 $


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


Half board - 105 $
Full board - 170 $

English speaking guide - 675 $ per group
 

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" 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


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