Tour's name: 6 days of amazing Kazakhstan
The tour route: Almaty- Kolsai lakes-Charyn Canyon- Nur-sultan-Borovoe
Day 1: Almaty
Upon arrival you will directly drive to Almaty. The entire day is dedicated to a city tour. You will begin from the heart of Almaty. And your first spot will be Green Bazaar, where you can buy traditional souvenirs for your family, as well as buy fruits and vegetables here. After you will discover Panfilov Park, monument of history and architecture, founded in the second half of the XIX century. The tour route will take you to Zenkov Cathedral, one of the significant monuments of Almaty. En route you will visit the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame. Then you will discover the Medeo Gorge, this world-famous sports complex, with the largest high-altitude skating rink in the world, is located at the top of 1691 meters. After you will direct to the next spot the Kok-Tobe hill where the hill height of 1130 meters is one of the most popular attractions of the city. Here you can enjoy not only the views of the city, but also breathe fresh air ride on rides and buy yourself some Souvenirs. In the end of the tour you will ride from amazing cable way. Night will be in the hotel.
Day 2: Almaty - Kolsai lakes
Today you will drive more 300 km from Almaty to Saty settlement. En route you will have a chance to break in a village to feel the atmosphere of a local market. In the afternoon you will change your car to one of AWD local cars, such as "UAZ" or "PAZ" (Russian car models), these cars do a good job on the mountain road and are able to drive on it. This is a natural landmark of Kazakhstan, unique in that it was formed in 1911 as a result of a landslide after a strong earthquake, as a result of which the river filled the valley. The length of the reservoir is about 400 meters, and its depth is about 25 meters. The natural element has created unsurpassed picturesque landscapes. The tops of fir trees protruding from the surface of the lake resemble dull lifeless expanses of scorched earth. But under the turquoise water, you can find perfectly preserved branches and needles. Powerful rocky peaks and birch groves seem to form a natural gateway to uncharted mountain spaces. Kolsai Lakes - a system of three lakes in the Northern Tien Shan, in the Kolsai gorge, in the bridge connecting the Kungei-Alatau and Trans Ili Alatau ranges. Night will be in the guest house.
Day 3: Kolsai lakes - Charyn Canyon - Almaty
After breakfast you will drive to Charyn Canyon at 8:00. En route you will visit the local museum of traditional decorative and applied arts and crafts. On arrival you will be surprised by amazing views of the canyon and take a lot of photos. You will go down to the lower part and have a chance to alk about 2 km via Castle Valley this valley is unique in that mother nature has created picturesque shapes and outlines of towers, faces, animals hanging directly above you. Also below are cafes and yurts located here in the summer. Charyn itself was formed 12 million years ago. This ancient monument attracts many tourists always admiring its beauty, as well as the similarity to the world-famous Grand Canyon. After relaxing and enjoying the views you will be transferred to another observation points for another picturesque panoramic landscapes. You will drive back to Almaty in the end of the tour.
Day 4: Almaty - Nur-Sultan
This day you will drive to Almaty International airport for departure to Nur-Sultan. Today you will have a city tour, where you can see the city sights of the capital, intertwined with European and Asian architecture. In course of the tour you will explore the Constitution Square, Where Nursultan Nazarbayev declared Astana (Nur-Sultan) the new capital of Kazakhstan in 1997. Further you will reach Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan* with the Golden man, a great symbol of Kazakhstan, this is the most striking find of the country. Khan Shatyr this is a fantastic shopping center that combines fashion trends of boutiques and entertainment on a global scale, you will visit it today. After you will discover the top of the Astana-Baiterek monument, where you will feast your eyes upon panoramic view of the capital. Then you will cross Ishym river and get to the Kazakh Eli Square. You will observe today an exquisite project - the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, and admire the gorgeous charm of Khazret Sultan mosque. One of the most significant attractions of the tour will be National Museum of History of Kazakhstan*, where you can learn a lot about the history and future development plans of the country. Night will be in the hotel.
Day 5: Nur-Sultan - Borovoe - Nur-Sultan
This day you will be driving to Burabai National park (Borovoe). Borovoe is a jewel of Kazakhstan, the mountain climate has helped to build many sanatoriums and cottages on the territory. Tourists and locals try to come here, as well as enjoy the unique views of fascinating nature. The territory occupies 85000 hectares of northeastern part of Kokshetau elevation. Nature itself acted as an artist and created overgrown forests, lakes and rocks. Legends and nature give the impression like some of the great castles and palaces. Upon arrival you will admire the fascinating beauty of the Khan's pass and observe Burabay and Zheke-Batyr mountains. On Abylaykhan Valley you will be impressed by Ush-kyz, Ok-Zhetpes rocks and Kokshetau mountain, each of them has its own interesting history and legend. Then you will hike on Bolektau mountain, on top of which you will enjoy the divine beauty of the lake and its surroundings opens, and Zhumbaktas rock. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 6: Flight
Transfer to airport and departure.
02 pax - Sedan
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 850 $
04 pax - 590 $
06 pax - 520 $
08 pax - 425 $
10 pax - 385 $
Single - 75 $
Half board - 130 $
Full board - 230 $
English speaking guide - 675 $ per group
Flight Almaty - Nur-Sultan -from 50 $ per person
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
Astana - "Ibis" Hotel 3*
- 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
- Flight Almaty - Nur-Sultan