Kazakhstan Tour 27 Days | Almaty, Astana, Lake Issyk, Charyn Canyon

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Amazing Kazakhstan tour offers you the most interesting tourist spots of Kazakhstan. You will see deep cultural and business life of modern Astana and Almaty, visit unique high-mountain skating rink Medeo, that is one of the largest since the Soviet times and up to now, enjoy breathtaking view of Charyn canyon. Besides, the programme includes a day of recreation and excursions to the picturesque lake Issyk: you will discover a place where 'golden Saka warrior' was found that later became the symbol of Kazakhstan.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Almaty
 
Arrive in Almaty. You will be met by driver and transferred to the hotel. Check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Almaty
 
Meet your guide at hotel lobby to start sightseeing in Almaty, the Southern capital of Kazakhstan. Visit Panfilov Park – named after the 28 heroes, who died for freedom and independence of the country. Zenkov Cathedral - the oldest building of the city, that is entirely wooden, built without any metal nails and a Memorial complex devoted to the World War Two and with eternal flame. Continue sightseeing at Green bazaar – a place where you can buy souvenirs, central Moslem mosque, Independence square with three main symbols of Kazakhstan and Obelisk devoted to the independence.
After the city tour, drive to Medeo Gorge. Stop at the huge Medeo dam, that protects the city from destructive mudflows formed on the tops of the western Tian Shan mountains. From the top of the dam, at the altitude of 1733 meters above the sea level, enjoy view of the largest high mountain skating rink in the world – Medeo, surrounded by marvelous mountains of Trans-Ili Alatau. After that visit the top of Kok-Tube hill, where you can enjoy unforgettable panorama of Almaty from the observation desk. At the foot of the tallest TV tower in Kazakhstan you can take a walk along the winding paths of the Kok-Tube park, where you will come across "The Beatles" monument devoted to the popular Liverpool band. At the end of the tour take a short ride from the hill to the city center by the cable car. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Day 3: Almaty – Charyn Canyon – Almaty
 
Your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby. Depart Almaty and drive to Charyn canyon (220km, 3-4h). Charyn Canyon located to the east of Kazakhstan, with an unforgettable view of a huge gorge with cliffs and of various colours and shades. The canyon is a part of the Charyn National Park territory has an opportunity to see the old ash-tree grove, the Castle Valley, one part of 154-meter canyon with cliffs resembling towers. Despite a long way to go, the beauty of the Canyon makes you forget long hours of drive and this sight of nature in Kazakhstan will stay long in your memories. Arrive in Canyon. Have some time for picnic and rest. After that walk along canyon and enjoy its beautiful view. In the afternoon return to Almaty. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. Duration of sightseeing tour: 9-10 hours
Day 4: Almaty – Issyk lake – Almaty – Astana
 
Your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby. Depart Almaty and drive to Issyk lake (64km, 1h). En route visit the main symbol of Kazakhstan the Tomb of the Golden Man. Continue drive to the lake. The road will go up to 1756m above sea level. Enjoy the view of the Natural Park and the Tian Shan mountains. Arrive at Issyk lake. Free time. In the afternoon return to Almaty. Transfer to railway station. Take the night train departing to Astana at 19:00. Arrival on the next day at 07:35. Overnight in the train.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 7-8 hours
Day 5: Astana
 
Arrive in Astana at 07:35. Pick up and transfer to the hotel for breakfast. Meet your guide at hotel lobby to start sightseeing in the capital of Kazakhstan. Visit “Old center” – Akmolinsk town of merchants. In the afternoon visit Millennium Axis line named by Kisho Kurokawa, chief architect and creator of Astana general layout. Visit Astana Opera building, numerous fountains on the Round Square. Continue to Nurzhol and Green Water boulevards with skyscrapers of exceptional architectural forms. At the top of Astana - Bayterek* monument, enjoy breath-taking panoramic view on the city. At the end of the tour, visit shopping and entertainment center Khan-Shatyr. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours

*Bayterek Tower is closed for reconstruction until June 2017. We gladly replace it with a visit to the Museum of First President (closed on Mondays).

Day 6: Astana – Almaty
 
Start the second day with a visit a walk at Akbulak district. Visit to museum. Check out from the hotel before noon. In the afternoon visit Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, the Aquarium of the Entertainment Centre "Duman" - the first and the only in the CIS and Ethno-memorial complex "Atameken". Free time. Transfer to railway station. Take the night train departing to Almaty at 19:30.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 5-6 hours
Day 7: Almaty
 
Arrive in Almaty at 08:35. Transfer to the next destination. End of the tour.

Prices:

Number of travellers

1

2

3

4

5

Price per person, USD

1340

805

745

665

605

Single supplement - 105 USD

Accommodation:

City Accommodation Number of nights
Almaty Kazakhstan 3
Astana Tengri 1

 

  • Transport throughout the tour;
  • Accommodation at 3* hotels based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour program in each city with local guides;
  • Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
  • Ticket for train Almaty – Astana – Almaty, (compartment 4pax).
  • Tour leader to accompany the travellers for the whole period of the tour;
  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Early check in on Day 5;
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Consular fees, visa support for Kazakhstan tourist visa;
  • Registration;
  • Personal travel insurance.

 

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