Kazakh wonder tour: Tour 8

Kazakh wonder tour: Tour 8, Kazakhstan tours.

Kazakh wonder tour: Tour 8
Destination: Kazakhstan
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Almaty – Shymkent – Turkestan – Sairam – Kazygurt – Aksu Jabagly – Issyk – Almaty 

Day 1: Almaty
We are happy to see everyone on a tour. Today we will visit Almaty Museum. Learn more about southern capital of Kazakhstan then continue to have a short stop for the knowledge with architecture and history of Abai Opera and Ballet Theatre. We will visit one of the oldest of Almaty parks as Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen, where one of the most beautiful wooden building in the world like Zenkov Cathedral is situated. In the park you will also see the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame, get additional information about the stories from the guide as well as see Museum of Musical Instruments. The next destination is visiting the Green Bazaar and Medeo Gorge. It is 1690 meters above sea level as the uppermost mountain skating rink in the world. After some time, we will take a cable car to Shymbulak ski resort area. We will ride about 20-25 minutes above wonderful fur-trees up to the altitude of 2260 meters above sea level. See the 1st level of ski resort with restaurants and mountain hotel. Travel to the top of Kok Tobe hill, where the tallest TV tower in the world is located as well as have a ride from the top of the hill to the center of the city by the famous Almaty cableway. Night is in a hotel.  

Day 2: Almaty – Shymkent
Today is transfer to Almaty International airport and departure to Shymkent by local flight. Upon arrival we will have a city tour. visit Walk of fame as the park named after Sh. Kaldayakov, “Zher Ana” monument, Ordabasy squar, Park “20 years of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, Museum of Victims of Political Repression, Obelisk of Glory, Eternal Flame to the fallen in the great Patriotic War, Walk of Fame, Arboretum, Regional Museum. Night is in a hotel.

Day 3: Shymkent – Turkestan – Shymkent
In the morning is departure from Shymkent to Otrar region, Shaulder Settlement. Have a sightseeing at Local History Museum "Otyrar", Arystan Bab Mausoleum, archaeological site of the antique settlement of Otrar. Otrar is the city where feudal philosopher and scientist Al Farabi was born. Otrar settlement was originated in IV century BC. The remnants of the citadel and other large buildings, as well as the main gate and rabad, casing an area of about 10 square kilometers, have endured to the present days. After some time, you will be taken to the city of Turkestan, originated around 500 AD at the crossroads of caravan routes from Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva to northern Kazakhstan. In Turkestan you will visit "Azret Sultan" historical and architectural complex, Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Turkestan ancient settlement, Necropolis, a fragment of the fortress wall, Citadel with gates, Hammam, Hilvet subversive mosque. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 4: Shymkent – Sairam – Kazygurt – Shymkent
Departure to Sairam Settlement (20 km). Exploring at Local History Museum "Sairam", Mar Tobe, Ibrahim Ata Mausoleum, Karashash Ana Mausoleum, medieval minaret. Sairam Settlement is situated near Shymkent, at the place of Ispidzhab as one of the major centers of the Great Silk Road in the Middle Ages. The settlement keeps the remnants of structures of XIII-IXX centuries. Transfer to the foot of Kazygurt mountains to Kamekalgan natural sacred stones. See consecrating rocks "Adam and Eve", stone statues of animals, "Noah's Ark", the magic stone "Dastarkhan". Kazygurt is mountain massif having altitude of 1776 meters above sea level, situated in the northern limbs of Talas Alatau. Rest.

Day 5: Shymkent – Aksu Jabagly – Shymkent – Almaty
Today is transfer to Aksu Jabagly natural reserve. We will visit Aksu canyon.  Aksu Zhabagly is the oldest natural reserve in Kazakhstan and found at the spurs of the Western Tien Shan Mountains at an altitude from 1000 to 4280 meters above sea level. The basic high-altitude zones are embodied here: semi-deserts standby dry motley grass of steppes, comfy plots of meadows give way to corpses of creeping juniper. Jerry-rigged of colorful alpine flowers decorates the base of hard peaks with stunning snow and bluish tongues of glaciers. The reserve is a rich treasury of infrequent, threatened and prevalent species of animals and plants. There is argali and ibex, deer and roe deer, lynx and snow leopards, wolves, foxes, bears, porcupines and ermines as well as bearded vultures, griffons and golden eagles in the area. Transfer to the railway station and departure to Almaty by evening train. Rest.

Day 6: Almaty – Issyk – Almaty
Meeting at the railway station and transfer to Issyk Lake. You will drive to one of the most attractive gorges of Trans Ili Alatau as Issyk Gorge found lengthways the Kuldja tract. We will visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum Reserve “ISSYK” and learn more about the history and culture of the Saka period, comprising a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment and of coursr the model of Saka burial mound. Drive to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level, to the attractive mountain lake Issyk. Here we will relish the grand beauty of its turquoise water surface and the Issyk Gorge. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 7: Flight
Transfer to the airport and departure.

 

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

 

Price per person:
02 pax – 1 360 $
04 pax – 990 $
06 pax – 765 $
08 pax – 760 $
10 pax – 670 $
Single – 100 $

Early check-in – 40 $
Single early check-in – 60 $ 

Half board – 155 $
Full board – 275 $ 

English speaking guide – 840 $ per group 

Flight Almaty – Shymkent – from 85 $ per person
Train Shymkent – Almaty – from 50 $ per person

 

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
      Almaty – “Kazakhstan” Hotel 3*
      Shymkent – “Shymkent” Hotel 3*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour           

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

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