Turkestan Pilgrimage Tour4 Days | Turkestan, Shymkent

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4-day Turkestan Pilgrimage Tour to the places related to the name of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi one of the most respected in the Islamic World of sufis and poets. Within the tour to the South of Kazakhstan, travelers will visit Turkestan, an old capital of Kazakh Khanate where one can see Islamic architectural complexes and in the first of all the grand mausoleum of Ahmed Yasawi. Besides you will have a unique opportunity to visit 'night bazaar'. In the suburbs of Shymkent, the third largest city of Kazakhstan, there are many pearls of architecture and holy sites scattered around. Pilgrimage to Turkestan will gift its visitors some thrilled moments at the sacred places that they will carry in their memories forever.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Almaty – Turkestan
Transfer to the Railway station to get a night train departing to Turkestan ( 23:46 – 13:13+1). Overnight at the train.
Day 2: Turkestan
Arrival at Turkestan at 13:13. Meet your guide with the driver to start sightseeing tour. You will visit «Azret-Sultan» historical and architectural complex, Khoja Ahmed Yasawi Mausoleum and Turkestan ancient settlement, where you will feel like you have been transferred back in time. In continuation of the tour, a tour of the largest tourist complex in Central Asia – «Karavansaray». From the moment you plunge into the enchanting atmosphere of the complex «Karavansaray», you will find yourself in a fascinating fairy tale glorifying the great history, culture and eternal romance of Kazakhstan. If you wish can visit the only 8D cinema in Kazakhstan «Altyn Samruk», or go boating. Transfer to the hotel. Check in and overnight.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 7 hours
Day 3: Turkestan – Shymkent – Almaty
Early in the morning transfer to Shymkent. On the way visiting of Arystan-Bab (Khoja Ahmed Yasawi's teacher's mausoleum) and Otrar town excavations. Arrival to Shymkent. The rest of the day excursion to Sayram village: «Ibragim-Ata» mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi's father; «Kharashash-Ana» mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi's mother; Middle ages minaret. After lunch continue excursion to Kemekalgan village - so called “forgiving sins «Adam&Eve” cliffs», stone made statues of animals, water from healing springs. In the evening transfer to Shymkent Railway station to get a night train back to Almaty (19:45 – 06:47+1). Overnight at the train.
Day 4: Almaty
At 06:47 am arrival at Almaty. Transfer to the hotel. The end of the tour. End of the tour service.
  • All transfers as per itinerary;
  • Accommodation based on double room sharing, including breakfast;
  • Sightseeing tour program with English speaking guide;
  • Entrance tickets to the sights, museums, mausoleums.
  • Tickets for train Almaty-Turkestan, Shymkent-Almaty;
  • Tour leader to accompany the travelers 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.

Prices, per person

1 person
US$ 740
US$ 795
2 persons
US$ 410
US$ 440
3 persons
US$ 335
US$ 390
4 persons
US$ 280
US$ 330
Single supplement
US$ 35
US$ 45
Prices are for 2024 in US$ per person, with discounted prices for larger groups available on request.


Turkestan - 1 night
Hampton by Hilton / Khan Palace / Edem
Rixos Turkistan / Ramada

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