Discover the ancient culture and traditions of Kazakh nomads on this 1-day activity-packed tour to the Huns Ethno Village near Almaty. With a mix of informative talks and demonstrations, folkloric shows, food tastings, and hands-on masterclasses, this tour has something for everybody. Experience a ‘day-in-the-life’ of Kazakh nomads as you see how tasks like spinning yarn and grinding flour are traditionally done. Learn about the significance of the yurt to nomadic people, and enjoy a folkloric show with music and horse games. Try traditional cooking, crafts, or sports for yourself with a choice of short masterclasses. This Traditions of Kazakh Nomads tour is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself for the day in Kazakhstan’s fascinating nomadic culture.
This tour operates every day (except Mondays) from April to October.
Almaty – Huns Ethno Village – Almaty
10.00 Group gathering and departure from Almaty (60 km from Almaty, 1 hour 30 minutes).
11.00-11.20 Group arrival to ethno-aul “Huns”. Meeting of the guests by two warriors in Saka period battle armors, by Shashy rite, treat all the guests with baursaks. Short baursak cooking master-class.
11.20-12.00 Acquaintance with the Kazakh yurt, customs and traditions of the Kazakh people.
Guests will be acquainted with the structure of the yurt, philosophy and sacred meaning of the yurt for the nomads. The “Syrga Salu” ritual (putting earrings on, wedding ritual).
The guests will also know about the mode of life of the Kazakh people: cleaning and whipping wool, making yarn with a spindle, getting flour and talkan in the dermen, the rite of putting the child in "besik.
12.00-13.00 Show of the group «Sarbaz» (various programs presented in the form of theatrical performances - legends and horse games). Master-class on traditional Kara Zhorga dance.
13.00-14.00 Lunch (plov, salad, baursaks, tea)
14.20-15.00 Traditional Archery Master class.
15.00-16.00 free time (you can walk around the territory of aul, take photos in the national clothes, ride on “Altybakan” swing, play with animals in the contact zoo).
16.00 Return to the city. Transfer to the hotel.
- Guide service according to the program – English speaking guide
- Bottle of water - 1l. per pax per day
- Entrance fees according to the program
- Transport service Standard: 1-2 pax -sedan, 3-5 pax minivan, 6-13 pax Sprinter, 14-50 pax –big bus 50 seats,
Price does not include:
- Personal expenses;
- Personal travel insurance;
- Visa fees, visa support, and registration (if required);
- Tips are not included, but would be appreciated.
Prices per person
The tour is private with your personal guide. There will be no other people joining the tour.
Our guides will follow your own pace.
The starting time of the tour is up to you and may vary from 09.00 am to 16.00 pm.
We are happy to offer this tour for air/train passengers too. Our guide will meet you at the arrival station.