Weekend Tour - 22 Days | Turgen Gorge, Medvejiy (Bear) Waterfall, Assy Plateau, Red Rocks and petroglyphs, Bartogai Reservoir

Tour map

There are many places near Almaty where you can spend the weekend. One of them is Turgen gorge. The air here is pure and the nature is spellbinding. You will have trip to a 30-m Medvejiy waterfall, visit the Observatory located 2750m above the sea level and enjoy the beauty of “Red cliffs” on the Asso plateau.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Almaty – Turgen – Assy Plateau
Your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby to start the tour. Depart Almaty and drive to Turgen Gorge. Arrive in Turgen Gorge natural park. Upon arrival take a walking tour to the waterfall (no walking difficulty). Have some rest at the Bear waterfall. Set up the camp, lunch. Transfer to Assy plateau (2500 m). Continue sightseeing and visit Observatory, Red Rocks, rock paintings. Return to the camp. Dinner. Overnight in a tent.
Day 2: Turgen – Bartogai Reservoir – Almaty
After breakfast drive to the Bartogai Reservoir. Walking and sightseeing. Time for lunch and rest. Return to Almaty and transfer to the hotel. End of the tour.


  • Transport throughout the tour;
  • Accommodation in camp;
  • Full board;
  • Sightseeing tour program with local English speaking guide;
  • Environmental and entrance fees to sights as per itinerary;
  • Bottled water 1.5l per person a day.
  • Accommodation in Almaty;
  • Visa support;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Tips are not included, but would be appreciated;
  • Alcohol and soft drinks.  

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