Kazakh wonder tour: Tour 2

Kazakh wonder tour: Tour 2, Kazakhstan tours.

Kazakh wonder tour: Tour 2
Destination: Kazakhstan
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Almaty – Issyk – Tamgaly Tas – Altyn Emel – Kolsai – Kaindy – Charyn – Almaty 

Day 1: Almaty
Driver will take you to Almaty for sightseeing tour. In course of the travel you will know more about history and development of the Southern capital of Kazakhstan. Green Bazaar will be the first sight to explore. Here you will enjoy haggle to buy something. Then you will visit Panfilov park one of the oldest parks in Almaty that also can show you the famous Zenkov Cathedral.This building is known as one of the most splendid and unique. Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame was built in honor of the fighters who died for freedom and independence of the country. Then you will be transferred to the sight tours to which are very interesting. Medeo gorge will surprise by its world's highest mountain skating rink and dam that also protects the city from dangerous mudflows. Kok – Tobe hill is known for the tallest TV tower in the world. In Kok Tobe Park you can stroll along the winding path to witness the beauty of the park,. Moreover here you can observe the attractive panorama view of the city and visit the national souvenir shop. You will return by famous Almaty cableway. Night is in the hotel. 

Day 2: Almaty – Issyk – Almaty
Today you will visit the place where many years ago trading caravans had route. Trans-Ili Alatau is the place where Issyk Gorge can be found. On the way to it you will learn extra information about nature and history of this region and see the burial mounds of Sakas tribe like where the famous "Golden Man" was found. Subsequently it became the state symbol of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In course of the tour you will have an excursion in the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve “ISSYK”. This place will show you expositions of the history and culture of the Sakas period, such as a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, as well as the model of Sakas burial mound. After it you will be transferred to the altitude of 1756 meters above sea level. It is worthy of note that this place appeared 10 000 years ago due to the massive landslide which also resulted of forming the dam of 300 m height. Here you will listen the details of 1963. After the short hiking tour will be transferred back to the city. Night is in the hotel. 

Day 3: Almaty – Tamgaly Tas – Altyn Emel
Tamgaly Tas is your destination for today. During the tour you will find out that it lays on the Ili River. This site is prominent due to having images of Buddha’s and prayer texts in Tibetan, Kalmyk and other languages that are carved on old rocks. This text was no decoded for over 150 years. Upon arrival you will listen to interesting information while observing beautiful views. On the opposite side of the river is the set in style of medieval Kazakhstan can be seen. It was made for filming “The Nomad” film. Then you will head on to Altyn Emel National Park tours to which are very popular due to the Singing Dune. It height is 120 meters and a length of about 3 km. You will see it between the mountains of Big and Small Kalkan. Due to the pure sand on windy weather this site start to sing and its sound brings to mind the organ music. But on sandy storm the dune sounds like a drum. On the top of this dune you will be able to see the magnificent view of the grand panorama of the surroundings. In the south - thin strip of the Ili River is visible as well as purple mountains of Sogety and Boguty, looking out from the white peaks of the Ketmen ridge. On the west the horizon is obstructed by the steep slope of the Big Kalkan and the Small Kalkan – from the east. In the north - violet-blue ridge of Jungar Alatau mountains, Chulak mountain, Matai and Altyn-Emel are visible. The song of the song can be heard in a few kilometers. Overnight is in the hotel.

Day 4: Altyn Emel – Saty – Kaindy
Today you will travel to Kaindy lake that is also known as the Birch lake. You will find this bewitching attraction on the 2000 meters above sea level lays among fabulous pine forest. During the tour you will amazed by the origin of this lake that appeared by the earthquake that happened in 1911 which also made the natural dam. Due to the cold water you can see the needles of the flooded trees that will give you breathtaking picture that resemble the masts of the submarine squadron. It hard to describe this magnificent scenery you need to go there and see everything with your own eyes. Driving to Saty township and the night will be in the guest house. 

Day 5: Saty – Kolsai Lakes
Today you will see the beauty of Kolsai-1 and Kolsai-2 lakes. Be prepared to see the fascinating beauty of the "Pearls of the Northern Tien-Shan" which is a cascade of three lakes. The first lake is easy to reach by the car. This area is perfect choice for those who loves to enjoy the breathtaking view of the nature while resting from civilization and gathering the mushrooms. Furthermore you will have a horde riding tour to reach it. The highest lake is the smallest one but here you will see the breathtaking beauty of spruce and alpine meadows it amazes with its harsh alpine beauty, as well as rich flora and fauna. The vertical difference between the three lakes is about 700 meters. Tourists here can enjoy a great vacation to pick berries, mushrooms and fishing. Due to the cold and clean water you can find rainbow trout lives. It’s a fish that lives only in running or spring water. Mountains here are home for deer, mountain goats, wolves and even bears. Road back to the guest house for spending night there.

Day 6: Saty – Charyn Canyon – Almaty
Today you will return to the Southern capital of Kazakhstan and on the way you will see the famous Charyn Canyon. Many people travel here to see the rumored beauty of the unique of this natural complex. This magnificent sight appeared during Paleogene and resembles the Grand Canyon of Colorado River in North America, but the size is much smaller in comparison. The famed "Valley of Castles" appeared due to the wind and water that craved the shape of it many centuries. The height of the steep slopes of the canyon is up to 150-300 meters. You will be mesmerized by the numerous gorges that fuse to the thick chaotic network. The length of the valley is more than 2 km and its width is 20-80 meters. The time allowed nature to make such breathtaking architecture into magnificent castles. You can walk for hours among strange towers and columns, surprised by nature 's wild imagination. The time of arrival to Almaty is 19:00. Night is in the hotel.

Day 7: Flight
After breakfast you will do check – out till 12:00 and then transfer to airport.


02 pax – Sedan economy
04 pax – Minivan
06-10 pax – Minibus


Price per person:
02 pax – 1 305 $
04 pax – 835 $
06 pax – 640 $
08 pax – 535 $
10 pax – 475 $
Single – 140 $

Early check-in – 30 $
Single early check-in – 45 $ 

Half board – 105 $
Full board – 170 $ 

English speaking guide – 675 $ per group


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
     Almaty – “Kazakhstan” Hotel 3*
     Saty – Homestay
     Altyn Emel – Guesthouse
- Museum admissions
- Mineral water supply           

Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide

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