Tour's name: Sightseeing tour to Kazakhstan
The tour route: Almaty-Charyn Canyon- Shymkent- Turkestan
Day 1: Almaty
Today you will land at the airport and meet your guide. Then you will drive to Almaty. Today you will have a sightseeing tour of the amazing city, second capital of Kazakhstan. The first attraction will be Green Bazaar, every traveler is eager to visit this interesting revenge, poke around the rows, find what you need, bargain with sellers. After you will continue your tour with amazing park of Almaty, Panfilov Park, which was named after 28 Panfilov soldiers. En route you will visit fascinating site Zenkov Cathedral, one of the main attraction of the city. After exploration of the first part of the city you will transfer to legendary Medeo Gorge, where every year on the ice rink athletes set world records and Shymbulak resort. After you will explore the Kok-Tobe hill a place that people like to visit to relax, take a walk with their family, this place is also famous for its highest TV tower. You will walk in Kok Tobe and have a chance to observe the panoramic view of Almaty from the special observation deck and discover the shop of national souvenirs. You will conclude the tour with ride from cableway and observe the picturesque landscapes. You will drive to the hotel for overnight.
Day 2: Almaty - Charyn Canyon - Almaty
This day you will have a journey to fabulous Charyn Canyons. Charyn canyon is one of the most unique places not only in Kazakhstan, but also in the entire planet. The canyon was formed about 12 million years ago. The stunning beauty of the canyon is comparable to the Grand Canyon of America, Charyn is only smaller in size. You will be able to surprise your eyes by coming to it with beautiful landscapes and reliefs. For many years, water and wind created a masterpiece of nature, drawing bizarre images of different shapes on the rocks. Today you will drive about 3 hours to get to the canyon. Also you will listen to stories and nature of the region, about the life of the Kazakh people, history and customs and traditions carefully revered from generation to generation. The outlines of the amazing beauty of the canyon will open up new views of nature on earth, as soon as you arrive here, get ready for the amazing beauty of the canyon, the majestic view of which will open up new look of nature on earth. You can also walk through the valley of castles and see interesting rocks and stones that resemble the outlines of faces, animals and towers. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 3: Almaty - Shymkent
After breakfast you will departure to the airport for flight to Shymkent. After landing you will drive to Shymkent. Today you are going to explore the best attractions of the city: Walk of fame (park after Sh.Kaldayakov including Obelisk of Glory, Eternal Flame to the fallen in The great Patriotic War), "Zher Ana" monument, Ordabasy square, Park "20 years of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan", Arboretum and Regional Museum, Museum of Victims of Political Repression. Night will be in the hotel.
Day 4: Shymkent - Turkestan - Shymkent
Today you will explore the ancient Turkestan. You will have a city tour in it, exploring: "Azret-Sultan" historical and architectural complex, Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi (Necropolis, a fragment of the fortress wall, citadel with gates, Hammam, Hilvet underground mosque). Turkestan is a city with an ancient history. The first references to the settlement on the site of the present city of Turkestan, located at the junction of the caravan routes from Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva to the North, appeared around 500 AD. In in the X century, the city of Shavgar (Shavagar) is mentioned, since the XII century - Yasi (Yasi). In the XII century, a Sufi poet and philosopher Khoja Ahmed Yasawi lived here and was buried there. Tamerlane, whose Empire included Yasi, in 1396 - 1398 began to build a mosque next to the Yasavi mausoleum. The first step was the construction of the Arystan Baba mausoleum,another significant Islamic mausoleum in Turkestan that has survived to this day. Saint Arystan Baba, in a sense, was the ancestor of Yasavi. Legend has it that the Prophet Muhammad himself gave his rosary to Arystan Baba, who in turn gave it to the young Yasawi. Then you will return to Shymkent. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 5: Shymkent - Chernyaevka
In the morning is transfer to Zhibek Zholy (Chernyaevka) border crossing point.