7-day Kazakhstan Nature Tour7 Days | Lake Issyk, Charyn Canyon, Turgen gorge, Medeo, Turkestan, Almaty, Shymkent

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This 7-day Kazakhstan Nature Tour will introduce you to the sights of Kazakhstan such as Medeo Complex, picturesque mountain Lake Issyk, grand Charyn Canyon, waterfalls of Turgen gorge. You will also travel to Turkestan, one of the oldest cities not only of Kazakhstan, but the entire Central Asia. There you will see the masterpiece of medieval architecture - Mausoleum of Khoja Akhmed Yassavi. Besides, you will have an interesting excursion in Almaty - the southern capital of Kazakhstan.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Almaty
Arrival in Almaty, transfer to the hotel. Free time. City tour including visiting of the Central Mosque, Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen, Museum of National musical instruments, the New Republic Square and the monument of Independence. After lunch visiting of winter-sport complex  Medeo. Dinner in mountain restaurant. Overnight at the hotel (Almaty).
Day 2: Almaty – Issyk Lake – Turgen – Almaty
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure to Issyk Lake with visiting Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve “ISSYK”, where you will see the expositions dedicated to the history and culture of the Saka period, including a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, as well as the model of Saka burial mound. Depart to Turgen Gorge that is located among waterfalls. Return to Almaty and overnight in Almaty.
Day 3: Almaty – Charyn Сanyon – Almaty
After breakfast trip to the Charyn Canyon starts. Lunch in the Bayseit village. Return to Almaty for overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Almaty – Turkestan
Breakfast. Check out till 12:00 AM. Free time. Transfer to the railway station. Departure to Turkestan. Overnight in the train.
Day 5: Turkestan
Arrival in Turkestan. Accommodation and lunch at the hotel. Visiting of Azret-Sultan historical- architectural complex-Khodja Akhmed Yassavi mausoleum, Turkestan town necropolis, Necropolis, a fragment of the fortress wall, citadel with gates, Hammam, Hilvet underground mosque. Departure to Otrar Region, Shaulder Settlement. Sightseeing at Local History Museum «Otyrar», Arystan-Bab Mausoleum (teacher and spiritual mentor of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi) and archaeological site of the ancient settlement of Otrar. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Turkestan – Shymkent – Almaty
Breakfast. Departure to Sayram village( “Ibragim-Ata” mausoleum of Khoja Akhmed Yassavi's father, “Kharashash-Ana” mausoleum of Khoja Akhmed Yassavi's mother, middle ages minaret ). Then visiting of Kemekalgan village including: - so called “forgiving sins “Adam&Eve” cliffs”, stone made statues of animals. Transfer to Shymkent railway station. Departure to Almaty by evening train. Overnight in the train.
Day 7: Almaty – departure
In the morning arrival in Almaty. Transfer to the airport. End of the tour.
  • 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 the sights, museums, mausoleums, national parks;
  • Tickets for train Almaty-Turkestan/Shymkent-Almaty (compartment 4pax).
  • Tour leader to accompany the travellers for the whole period of the tour;
  • Full board (lunch and dinner);
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Consular fees, visa support for Kazakhstan tourist visa;
  • Tips are not included, but would be appreciated;
  • Personal travel insurance.


Almaty - 3 nights
Kazzhol or similar
Turkestan - 1 night

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