Highlights of Kazakhstan7 Days | Almaty, Nur-Sultan, Lake Issyk, Charyn Canyon, ALZHIR

Highlights of Kazakhstan

Amazing 7-day Kazakhstan tour offers you the most interesting tourist spots of Kazakhstan. You will see deep cultural and business life of modern Nur-Sultan (Astana) and Almaty and 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
 
Your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby to start the sightseeing tour in Almaty: visit Panfilov Park, Zenkov Cathedral, Central State Museum (closed on Tuesdays) and Republic Square. In the afternoon a short drive (25 km) will take you to Chimbulak. Here, visit the ski resort and ride the cable car to enjoy the amazing views of the snowy peaks of the Tian Shan Mountains. Our last stop of the day will be the Sunkar Falcon Farm (closed on Mondays), where you’ll enjoy a spectacular show with specially trained hawks – hunting with these magnificent birds is a distinguishing feature of the Kazakh way of life. Return 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 in eastern Kazakhstan offers an unforgettable view of a winding gorge and jaw-dropping cliffs of various colours and shades. The canyon lies within Charyn National Park, which also boasts of the renowned Ash Tree Grove and Castle Valley, stretching nearly 3 kilometers in length and dotted 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 – Nur-Sultan
 
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 the airport to take flight to Nur-Sultan. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 7-8 hours
Day 5: Nur-Sultan
 
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 Nur-Sultan general layout. Visit 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 Nur-Sultan - 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
Day 6: Nur-Sultan – Alzhir – Nur-Sultan
 
In the morning, depart Nur-Sultan (Astana) and drive to memorial complex ALZHIR, located 40 km away from the city. Concentration camp was built in the middle of vast Kazakh steppe in 1938 and stopped functioning in 1953, the year Stalin died. For 15 years, just as much as 20,000 women were brought to the camp from different regions of USSR. In 2007, memorial complex was opened on the territory of the former camp ALZHIR to commemorate those who have fallen under Stalin repressions. Return to Nur-Sultan.
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. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Day 7: Nur-Sultan - departure
 
Check-out from the hotel at noon. Free time until transfer to Nur-Sultan International Airport. Departure. End of the tour.
  • Transport throughout the tour;
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour program in each city with local guides;
  • Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
  • Economy class tickets for flight Almaty– Nur-Sultan.
  • Tour leader to accompany the travellers for the whole period of the tour;
  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Early check-in not indicated in program;
  • Late check-out not indicated in program;
  • International air ticket;
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Consular fees, visa support for Kazakhstan tourist visa;
  • Registration;
  • Tips are not included, but would be appreciated;
  • Personal travel insurance.

 

Accommodation:

Economy Option
Comfort Option
Almaty - 3 nights
NovotelRixos Almaty
Nur-Sultan - 3 nights
AlandaHilton Astana

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