Unknown Kazakhstan Tour 3
Unknown Kazakhstan Tour 3
Duration: 9 days
In short: Nur-Sultan - Borovoe - Almaty - Issyk - Tamgaly Tas - Altyn Emel - Saty - Kaindy - Kolsai Lakes - Charyn Canyon - Almaty
Day 1: Nur-Sultan
Our company is glad to see our dear travelers on Unknown Kazakhstan Tour 3. On arrival, you will be met by the guide and drive to the capital of Kazakhstan - Nur-Sultan. First to all, 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 and later became Nur-Sultan. Afterwards you will visit the Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan* with the Golden man. Later on, you will drive to the largest and unique shopping center Khan Shatyr. On the way you can see attractive Astana-Baiterek monument by elevator as capture view of panorama! In the afternoon, you will cross Ishym river and get to the Kazakh Eli Square where you can visit the famous Palace of Peace and Reconciliation as well as see the beauty of Khazret Sultan mosque. Later on, we will travel to the National Museum of History of Kazakhstan* where you can learn more about its history and the development of Nur-Sultan. Transfer to hotel for rest.
*Note: Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and National Museum of History of Kazakhstan is not available on Mondays.
Day 2: Nur-Sultan - Borovoe - Nur-Sultan
Today you will travel to see the Burabai National park (Borovoe). It lodges 85000 hectares of northeastern part of Kokshetau elevation. On arrival, you will see beautiful 14 lakes in the park with area of more than 1 sq.km. We are sure you will be impressed on tours. Here travelles will find celestial mountains, panorama views, blue mirror lakes, woods and other interesting natural gifts. Then you will visit the resort area which is in 270 km from Nur-Sultan. The tour will be continued to the Khan's pass and see Burabay and Zheke-Batyr mountains. The Abylaykhan Valley will impress you by the Ush-kyz, Ok-Zhetpes rocks and Kokshetau mountain. Then, you will have hiking tour on Bolektau mountain where you can see the view of the Borovoe lake and amazing Zhumbaktas rock. This day will inspire you. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Nur-Sultan - morning flight Almaty
In the morning, you will have flight Almaty city. Upon arrival, you will visit the famous Green Bazaar where you can bargain and buy whatever you want. The tour will be continued visiting the oldest Almaty parks as Panfilov Park as well as Zenkov Cathedral. After them, visit the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame, built to the memory of the fighters who died for freedom of Kazakhstan. In the afternoon, we will travel to the famous Medeo Gorge and enjoy skating rink. Then we will visit the Kok-Tobe hill and see the tallest TV tower in the world! Don't miss to take beautiful photos of panorama views. Travelers will admire park and walk among its path. You can end your day by the famous Almaty cableway. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 4: Almaty - Issyk - Almaty
The tour will start by travelling to the Trans-Ili Alatau or so called Issyk Gorge which is located along the Kuldja tract. The guide will share information about nature and history of this region and see the burial mounds of Saka period as well as the famous "Golden Man". Today it is the state symbol of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "ISSYK" where you can see the traces of the Saka period and a copy of Golden Man. In addition, you will see golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment and the model of Saka burial mound. Travelling to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level you can see the mountain lake Issyk, formed about 10,000 years ago due to landslide. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 5: Almaty - Tamgaly Tas - Altyn Emel
We are glad to present the next tour as visiting the Tamgaly Tas, located on the Ili River. On arrival, you will see images of Buddha's and texts in Tibetan, Kalmyk and other languages on rocks. In Tamgaly Tas you will have an opportunity to walk over the medieval Kazakhstan where was the filming "The Nomad" film. Then, we will visit 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, located in one of the corners of the Altyn-Emel National Park and placed between the mountains of Big and Small Kalkan. The pure musical sand in windy weather seems like the organ music and drum. Then we will see the south mountains of Sogety and Boguty with the white peaks of the Ketmen ridge. Here you can see the steep slope of the Big Kalkan and the Small Kalkan from the east side. In the north there is a violet-blue ridge of Djungarian Alatau mountains, Chulak mountain, Matai and Altyn-Emel. Transfer to hotel for sleep.
Day 6: Altyn Emel - Saty - Kaindy
The next destination of our tour will start by travelling to Kolsai Lakes. Kaindy Lake (birch lake) it is located in the pine forest at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. The lake was formed in 1911 due to the earthquake. The water of this lake is very cold. Here you will have time for photoshoot and get impressing of the pristine nature and remember it for a long time. afterwards we will transfer to Saty and spend night in a guest house.
Day 7: Saty - Kolsai Lakes
In the morning, you will have trekking to lake Kolsai-1 to the lake Kolsai-2. Kolsai Lakes or "Pearls of the Northern Tien-Shan" has three lakes. You will be impressed by the green meadows and mushroom as well as horse riding. See the highest lake as small, located on the border of fir-wood and the alpine meadows. The rich flora and fauna will not leave anyone indifferent. The 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 km and reach over them. Visitors will see the green forests full of berries, mushrooms and fishing. As for animals, here are Marals, mountain goats, wolves and even bears. In the evening, you will return to your guesthouse and rest.
Day 8: Saty - Charyn Canyon - Almaty
We are glad to impress you by the next day of tour visiting the Charyn Canyon. It was formed in the Paleogene and looks like the Grand Canyon of Colorado River in North America because of the size. The height of the steep slopes of the canyon is about 150-300 meters for sure will impress you. It is worth saying that, wind and water made a wonderful "Valley of Castles" fenced by rocks. The length of the valley is more than 2 km; width is about 20-80 meters. This is the best for photos and photoshoot! In addition, you will see castles, rocks, gorges and astonish by landscape. In the end of productive day, we will be ready to return back in Almaty and transfer to hotel. We hope you liked tours!
Day 9: Flight
Airport transfer. Unknown Kazakhstan Tour 3 is completed. Have a safe trip!
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
- Mineral water supply
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide