World Nomad Games Tour in Kazakhstan 20248 Days | Astana, Almaty, Issyk Lake, Charyn Canyon

Group Tour US$ 1,480
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Embark on a thrilling journey to the heart of Central Asia with the "World Nomad Games in Kazakhstan 2024" tour. Begin your adventure in the futuristic cityscape of Astana, where modern architecture meets rich Kazakh traditions. Experience the adrenaline and excitement of the World Nomad Games, a spectacular celebration of nomadic heritage and sportsmanship. Continue to Almaty, a city nestled against a backdrop of towering mountains, offering a blend of urban charm and natural beauty. Your adventure is further enriched with visits to the serene Issyk Lake and the majestic Charyn Canyon, each a testament to Kazakhstan's breathtaking landscapes. This tour promises a unique blend of cultural immersion, natural wonders, and unforgettable experiences.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: September 6, Fri: Arrival in Astana (20 km / 40 min)
 
Arrival in Astana capital of Kazakhstan. Your driver will meet you in the airport and transfer to the hotel. Check-in and rest (early check-in is NOT included).
Day 2: September 7, Sat: Astana city tour (80 km / 5-6 hours)
 
Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel in Astana. Start your guided Astana sightseeing tour from visiting Independence Square with gorgeous fountains, 91 meter high snow-white stele Kazakh Eli, Khazret Sultan Mosque, and Palace of Peace and Reconciliation. Cross Ishim River and continue sightseeing on the left bank of the river. Visit Bayterek monument to enjoy breath-taking panoramic view on the city on the top of the monument. Take a walk on Green Water Boulevard and visit the Round Square. At the end of the tour, visit shopping and entertainment center Khan Shatyr. Transfer to the hotel.
Meals: breakfast
Day 3: September 8, Sun: Opening ceremony for World Nomad Games (20 km / 3-4 hours)
 
Breakfast in the hotel. By the time the games open, the guide and driver will meet you in the hotel lobby, transfer to the sports stadium. The key feature of the World Nomad Games project is the trinity of sports, cultural and scientific programs. The interrelation of these components allows for a comprehensive study and global promotion of national ethnic sports and, in general, nomadic culture.
Meals: breakfast
Day 4: September 9, Mon: World Nomad Games (20 km / 3-4 hours)
 
Breakfast in the hotel. The guide and driver will meet you in the hotel lobby, transfer to the sports stadium. As part of the sports program of the 5th World Nomad Games, competitions in 20 competitive and 10 demonstration sports are planned to be held in Astana. These include horse racing, national types of wrestling, traditional intellectual games, competitions in martial arts, traditional archery, national types of bird hunting, horse competitions, folk games, as well as demonstration performances in ethnic sports.
After Nomad Games transfer to the train station for departure to Almaty in train. Night in the train. (schedule will be open in 40 days before departure).
Meals: breakfast
Day 5: September 10, Tue: Arrival in Almaty and city tour (80 km / 4-5 hours)
 
Arrival in Almaty in the morning. Your guide will be waiting in train station and to start sightseeing tour of Almaty.
The excursion starts from Panfilov park, located in central-east Almaty in the area surrounding Zenkov Cathedral (built from wood and almost without a nail). The park is dedicated and named after the Panfilov Heros, 28 soldiers who died in WWII. In addition, you will visit the Republic Square and Museum of Almaty and National Museum. Excursion gives you a wonderful opportunity to be acquainted with the most beautiful mountains of Zailiyskiy Alatau, surrounding the city of Almaty. The first stop awaits you in the Medeo natural boundary, where you see the dam that protects the city from the devastating mudflows that form on the tops of the Western Tien Shan.
In the afternoon, you will have an opportunity to visit the observation deck on Mount Kok-Tobe. You will lift on the cable car and you will be able to see the evening Almaty. In the evening, chek-in hotel.
Meals: breakfast, lunch
Day 6: September 11, Wed: Almaty – Issyk lake – Almaty (160 km / 5-6 hours)
 
Your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby in Almaty. Depart Almaty and drive to Issyk lake. End route visit the main symbol of Kazakhstan the Tomb of the Golden Man. Continue drive to the lake. The road will go up to 1756m above sea level. Enjoy the view of the Natural Park and the Tian Shan mountains. Arrive at Issyk lake. Free time. In the afternoon, return to Almaty. Transfer to your hotel/place.
Meals: breakfast, lunch boxes
Day 7: September 12, Thu: Almaty – Charyn Canyon – Almaty (220 km / 5-6 hours)
 
Your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby in Almaty. Depart Almaty and drive to Charyn canyon. Arrive in canyon. Charyn Canyon is situated in the territory of the Charyn National Park which was laid out with the purpose to preserve natural and geological objects. The National park was founded on 23 February 2004. The Park territory is inhabited with a great number of rare and endangered animal species entered in the Red Book.
But the most famous area of unique interest in the Park is certainly Charyn Canyon. This picturesque indigenous locality impresses with its heavenly landscapes The Canyon depth is 200m. The height of the bluff mountains of the Canyon reaches 150-300m. The Canyon itself represents a monument of nature formed with sedimentary rocks aged more then 12 million years. The landscapes are virtually miraculous there. Charyn Canyon is getting scarlet, pink and orange colors at sunset when the sun is disappearing behind the horizon. There is quietude around, and the Charyn river bobbles washing against the cliffs can only be heard from below. This sight will leave nobody indifferent.
Have some time for picnic and rest. After that walk along canyon and enjoy its beautiful view. In the afternoon return to Almaty. Transfer to the hotel.
Meals: breakfast, lunch boxes
Day 8: September 13, Fri: Almaty – airport (20 km / 30 min)
 
After breakfast transfer to the airport.
Meals: breakfast
  • All transfers 4-10 pax by Mercedes Sprinter 18 seats with A/C;
  • Transport from arrival till departure;
  • Accommodation on twin base in hotels – 6 N + 1 N in the train
  • Mineral water (1l/day/pax);
  • Meals – as per program (B – 7, L – 3);
  • Tour escort guide (English speaking) for days 2-7;
  • Entrance and ecological fees during all the tour;
  • Ticket on Nomad Games;
  • Cable car Kok-Tobe and Shymbulak;
  • Train ticket Astana-Almaty (1 seats in 4 seats compartment);
  • Tour fees.
  • Airfares;
  • All personal expenses;
  • Photo/video fees at museums;
  • Folklore show;
  • Eagle hunting;
  • Tips for guide and driver;
  • Early chek-in and late check out.

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Sep 6, Fri
Sep 13, Fri
Jun 28
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US$ 1,480
Single supplement: US$ 180

Group size: 4-10 persons

Please note that itinerary and prices are subject to change due to airline and train schedule changes, currency fluctuations and other unforeseeable events.

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Astana - 3 nights
NEOS 4*
Almaty - 3 nights
Plaza 4*

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