Kazakhstan legend Tour 5

Kazakhstan legend: Tour 5, Kazakhstan Tours. 

Kazakhstan legend: Tour 5
Duration: 5 days
Places to visit: Almaty - Tamgaly - Altyn Emel - Charyn - Big Almaty Lake - Almaty

Day 1: Almaty
Welcome to Kazakhstan! Upon arrival, you will be met by the driver and travel to see the Green Bazaar, which is best for shopping at affordable prices. Then we will visit the oldest Almaty parks as Panfilov Park and Zenkov Cathedral. Visit the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame, devoted to the memory of the troops who lost their lives for freedom and independence of Kazakhstan. In the afternoon we will drive to Medeo Gorge and admire the highest mountain skating rink in the world and the dam. This tour will be continued to Kok Tobe hill where the tallest TV tower in the world is located. Being here you will enjoy seeing magnificent panorama of the city from the special observation deck. Then you will have a short ride from the top of the hill to the center of the city by the famous Almaty cableway. Transfer to hotel for rest.

Day 2: Almaty - Tamgaly - Altyn Emel
This tour will start by travelling to Altyn Emel national park with break at Tamgaly Tas on the way. We will pass by artificial Kapshagai water reservoir. It is important to note that it is the biggest in Almaty region, with the casinos of "Kazakh Las-Vegas" on its bank. On arrival to Tamgaly Tas you will walk to the bank of Ili river. Tamgaly Tas is an outstanding monument with images of Buddha's and texts in Tibetan, Kalmyk and other languages. We will drive 2 hours to Basshi village, placed at the territory of Altyn Emel National Park. Here we will see Singing Dune reaching a height of 150 meters and a length of about 3 km, and located in one of the corners of the Altyn Emel National Park. The hill has a warm sand, which starts to "sing" in windy weather. It sounds as organ music. After hiking up to the 150-meter dune, you will return to Basshi village. Overnight is in a local hotel.  

Day 3: Altyn Emel - Charyn - Almaty 
Today we will travel to Ash-tree Grove on the Temerlik River. In the lower reaches of the Charyn River and its branch Temirlik there is a perfect place, where species of Sogdian Ash-tree are mounting. According to a legend, 5 million years ago a wind wafted a flying seed of Sogdian Ash-tree in this so-called "Valley of Yurts". In 1964 the Ash-tree Grove achieved the status of the monument of nature. It looks like an open-air museum. Then you will transfer to Charyn Canyon. Here you will see the grand panorama and go down the stairs to the bottom of the canyon, then walk around 2 km through the maze of the Castles Valley with its walls of inexplicable shapes overhanging you. Charyn Canyon is famous not only in Kazakhstan but also wide-reaching. It was formed during Paleogene and recaps the Grand Canyon of Colorado River in North America due to size. Transfer to Almaty and sleep is in a hotel.

Day 4: Almaty - Big Almaty Lake - Almaty
On this tour we will visit Almaty Museum. It is one of the modern museums in Kazakhstan. We will drive to Central State Museum of Kazakhstan. Visit the Big Almaty Lake and see Park of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. After 40 minutes we will admire the winding mountain paved road with magnificent views of panorama of the Big Almaty Lake. Its color used to change depending on the weather. You will have an hour to esteem the scenery and make a walk on the banks of the lake half-way to the water surface which is about 300 meters down from the road. Afterwards we will visit the Falcon Farm and see trained hawks, falcons and eagles. Show is open-air and takes around 30-40 minutes. Night is in a hotel.

Day 5: Flight
Transfer to Almaty International airport. Have a safe journey!


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

Price per person:
02 pax - 670 $
04 pax - 500 $
06 pax - 455 $
08 pax - 380 $
10 pax - 340 $
Single - 75 $

Half board - 100 $
Full board - 180 $ 

English speaking guide - 500 $ per group


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
Altyn Emel - "Aigai Kum" Hotel
- 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