2 day tour to Turkestan from Almaty2 Days | Azret-Sultan complex, Khoja Ahmed Yasawi mausoleum, Turkestan town necropolis

Private Tour from US$ 280
  • Ibrahim-Ata mausoleumIbrahim-Ata mausoleum
  • Kharashash-Ana mausoleumKharashash-Ana mausoleum
  • Hyzyr minaretHyzyr minaret
  • KemekalganKemekalgan
  • OtrarOtrar
  • Mausoleum of Arystan-BabMausoleum of Arystan-Bab
  • Khoja Ahmed Yasawi MausoleumKhoja Ahmed Yasawi Mausoleum
  • Khoja Ahmed Yasawi MausoleumKhoja Ahmed Yasawi Mausoleum
  • TurkestanTurkestan
  • Ibrahim-Ata mausoleum
  • Kharashash-Ana mausoleum
  • Hyzyr minaret
  • Kemekalgan
  • Otrar
  • Mausoleum of Arystan-Bab
  • Khoja Ahmed Yasawi Mausoleum
  • Khoja Ahmed Yasawi Mausoleum
  • Turkestan

2 day tour to Turkestan 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. 

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Almaty – Shymkent – Turkestan
 
Breakfast, then transfer to the airport to take the morning flight to Shymkent. Upon arrival, Sayram village. Visit the mausoleums of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi's father, Ibrahim-Ata, and mother, Kharashash-Ana, and see the remains of the old Hyzyr minaret. Then explore Kemekalgan village, including the «Adam and Eve» rock. Follow in the footsteps of numerous pilgrims as you try to squeeze through the gap between the rocks, to seek forgiveness for your sins. See the place where Noah’s Ark is said to have landed, and then transfer to transfer to Turkestan (100 km, 1,5h). Check-in at the hotel. Excursion to 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 that glorifies the great history, culture and eternal romance of Kazakhstan! Participants of the tour will visit the onlynon-8D cinema in Kazakhstan "Altyn Samruk" (Golden Phoenix), the "flying theater" will go on a journey through time and space with the mythical bird Samruk (Phoenix bird) to the origins of Kazakh culture. The effect of immersion in 8D The format will take you on a fantastic flight over the sights of Kazakhstan! Those who wish can ride gondolas. The tour ends with a magical parade of boats "Kyz-Zhibek and Tolegen" (story of lovers) on the harbor of the complex. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 11-12 hours
Day 2: Turkestan – Shymkent – Almaty
 
Explore the Azret-Sultan State Historical and Cultural Reserve, including the Khoja Ahmed Yasawi Mausoleum. Then visit the Turkestan Necropolis, the Hilvet Semi underground mosque, and a hammam, as well as seeing a fragment of the fortress wall and the gates of the old citadel. Continue to Otrar. In addition to exploring the archaeological site of this ancient oasis settlement, visit the local history museum and the Mausoleum of Arystan-Bab (Khoja Ahmed Yasawi’s teacher and spiritual mentor). Then transfer to Shymkent Airport to take the evening flight to Almaty.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 7-8 hours
  • All transfers: 1-2 pax by sedan type car; 3-7 pax by minivan type car;
  • 8-13 pax by 20 seat bus, 14 pax and more by 40-50 seat bus;
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing with a local English speaking guide;
  • Entrance tickets to the museums, mausoleums and other sights;
  • Mineral water.
  • Domestic air tickets Almaty-Shymkent (~$43),Shymkent-Almaty (~$65)
  • Charges in hotels for additional services;
  • Kazakhstan visa support service;
  • Camera fees, charged separately by museums;
  • Travel insurance;
  • International air tickets;
  • Tips are not included, but would be appreciated;
  • Full board.

 

Prices, per person

 
 
Economy
Comfort
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.

Accommodation

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

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