Weekend Tour - 22 Days | Azret-Sultan complex, Khoja Ahmed Yasawi mausoleum, Turkestan town necropolis, Shymkent

Weekend Tour - 2

Weekend tour to Turkestan and Shymkent will introduce you to the prominent figure of poet and sufi Hodja Ahmed Yassavi. In Turkestan, the historical centre of the South Kazakhstan you will visit a mausoleum of Ahmed Yassavi. And in the village Sayram, not far from Shymkent, you will have an excursion to the mausoleum of Yassavi’s mother and father. At the end of the tour you will visit “Adam and Eva’s rock” and have a walk to the healing water spring.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Almaty – Shymkent – Turkestan
Transfer to the airport to take morning flight to Shymkent. Arrival in Shymkent, transfer to Turkestan. Start sightseeing Turkestan. Visit the complex of Azret-Sultan, Khoja Ahmed Yasawi mausoleum, Turkestan town necropolis, oriental baths and underground mosque. Departure to Otrar Region, Shaulder Settlement. Sightseeing at Local History Museum «Otyrar» and Arystan-Bab (Khoja Ahmed Yasawi's teacher's mausoleum) and Otrar town excavations. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 7-8 hours
Day 2: Turkestan – Shymkent – Almaty
In the morning transfer to Sayram village: “Ibragim-Ata” mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi's father; “Kharashash-Ana” mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi's mother; Middle ages minaret. Continue excursion to Kemekalgan village - so called “forgiving sins “Adam&Eve” cliffs”, stone made statues of animals, and have a walk to the healing water spring.
Transfer to Shymkent airport to take flight to Almaty. Arrive in Almaty. End of the tour.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
  • Transport throughout the tour;
  • Accommodation at Turkestan hotel (1night) based on double room sharing, including breakfast;
  • Meals full board;
  • Economy class tickets for flights Almaty–Shymkent–Almaty;
  • Sightseeing tour program in each city with English speaking local guides;
  • Entrance tickets to the sights, museums, mausoleums;
  • Bottled water 1.5l per person a day.
  • Accommodation in Almaty;
  • Hotel-airport-hotel transfers in Almaty;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Visa Support;
  • Tips are not included, but would be appreciated;
  • Alcohol and soft drinks.


Turkestan - 1 night

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