Unknown Kazakhstan Tour 8
Unknown Kazakhstan Tour 8
Duration: 7 days
In short: Almaty - Shymkent - Turkestan - Sairam - Kazygurt - Aksu Jabagly - Issyk - Almaty
Day 1: Almaty
Upon arrival to Almaty you will be presented by Unknown Kazakhstan Tour 8. We hope you will like it, since our tours are always having interesting routes. Visit Almaty Museum, where you can get to know the history of the southern capital of Kazakhstan. Then we will see Abai Opera and Ballet Theatre. The next destination is Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen, where one of the most beautiful wooden building in the world as Zenkov Cathedral is located. Here you will see the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame as well as the Museum of Musical Instruments. The next destination is the Green Bazaar. In the second part of day we will visit the Medeu Gorge (1690 meters above sea level) and enjoy seeing the highest mountain skating rink in the world and the dam. Spending 20-25 minutes above outstanding fur-trees up to the altitude of 2260 meters above sea level, you will get to the 1st level of ski resort, engaged by elegant restaurants, ski and snowboarding school and mountain hotel. Afterwards we will go to the top of Kok Tobe hill, where the tallest TV tower in the world is located. Return to the city. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Almaty - Shymkent
Transfer to the Almaty International airport and departure to Shymkent by local flight (1h 40 min one way). Today you will have the city tour and visit park named after Sh. Kaldayakov, "Zher Ana" monument, Ordabasy squar, Park "20 years of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan", Museum of Victims of Political Repression, Obelisk of Glory, Eternal Flame to the fallen in The Great Patriotic War, Walk of Fame, Arboretum, Regional Museum. Transfer to a hotel.
Day 3: Shymkent - Turkestan - Shymkent
The tour starts with departure from Shymkent to Otrar region, Shaulder Settlement. On arrival, you will visit Local History Museum "Otyrar", Arystan Bab Mausoleum, archaeological site of the ancient settlement of Otrar. Otrar is the city where unenlightened philosopher and scientist Al Farabi was born and lived. Otrar settlement was originated in IV century BC. The remnants of the citadel and other great buildings, as well as the main gate and casing an area of about 10 square kilometers, have continued to the present days. After sightseeing in Otrar you will be taken to the city of Turkestan, which was started around 500 AD at the intersection of caravan routes from Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva to northern Kazakhstan. In Turkestan you will visit "Azret Sultan" historical and architectural complex, Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Turkestan ancient settlement, Necropolis, a fragment of the fortress wall, Citadel with gates, Hammam, Hilvet underground mosque. Rest is in a hotel.
Day 4: Shymkent - Sairam - Kazygurt - Shymkent
Today is departure to Sairam Settlement (20 km). Sightseeing at Local History Museum "Sairam", Mar Tobe, Ibrahim Ata Mausoleum, Karashash Ana Mausoleum, primitive minaret. Sairam Settlement is located near Shymkent, at the place of Ispidzhab as one of the largest centers of the Great Silk Road in the Middle Ages. The reimbursement keeps the remnants of buildings of XIII-IXX centuries. Later on we will drive to the foot of Kazygurt mountains to Kamekalgan natural sacred stones. Here you will see sanctifying rocks "Adam and Eve", stone statues of animals, "Noah's Ark", the magic stone "Dastarkhan". Kazygurt is mountain chain having altitude of 1776 meters above sea level, located in the northern spurs of Talas Alatau. Night is in a hotel.
Day 5: Shymkent - Aksu Jabagly - Shymkent - Almaty
Transfer to Aksu-Jabagly natural reserve. Visit to Aksu canyon. Aksu Zhabagly is the primogenital natural reserve in Kazakhstan, located at the spurs of the Western Tien Shan Mountains at an altitude from 1000 to 4280 meters above sea level. The basic high-altitude zones are signified here: semi-deserts standby dry motley grass of steppes, well-appointed plots of meadows give way to groves of slinking juniper. Jerry-rigged of colorful alpine flowers decorates the base of demanding peaks with stunning snow and bluish tongues of glaciers. The reserve is an amusing treasury of rare, vanishing and widespread species of animals and plants. It is home for argali and ibex, deer and roe deer, lynx and snow leopards, wolves, foxes, bears, porcupines and ermines as well as bearded vultures, griffons and golden eagles are flying high in the sky. Transfer to the railway station and departure to Almaty by evening train.
Day 6: Almaty- Issyk - Almaty
Today is meeting at the railway station and transfer to Issyk Lake. It is one of the most beautiful gorges of Trans Ili Alatau as Issyk Gorge which is located along the Kuldja tract. You will visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum Reserve "ISSYK". Here you will see the history and culture of the Saka period, with a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, as well as the model of Saka burial mound. Then you will drive to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level and see a mountain lake Issyk, located in the valley with the alike name. Here you will be impressed by the imposing beauty of its turquoise water surface and the Issyk Gorge. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Flight
Transfer to the airport and departure. Unknown Kazakhstan Tour 8 is completed. It was incredible time on tours.
02 pax - Sedan
04 pax - Minivan
06-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter in Almaty / Toyota Hiace in Shymkent
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 360 $
04 pax - 990 $
06 pax - 765 $
08 pax - 760 $
10 pax - 670 $
Single - 100 $
Early check-in - 40 $
Single early check-in - 60 $
Half board - 155 $
Full board - 275 $
English speaking guide - 840 $ per group
Flight Almaty - Shymkent - from 85 $ per person
Train Shymkent - Almaty - from 50 $ per person
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
Shymkent - "Shymkent" 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
- Train Shymkent - Almaty
- Flight Almaty - Shymkent