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Tours in Kazakhstan: Tour 3

Tours in Kazakhstan: Tour 3, Kazakhstan tours 

Tours in Kazakhstan: Tour 3
Route: Almaty - Shymkent - Turkestan - Issyk Lake - Kaindy - Saty - Kolsai - Charyn - Almaty

Day 1: Almaty 
We are blessed to see you in Kazakhstan. When you arrive, the driver will meet you and transfer to the city. Here you will learn more about history and development of the Southern capital of Kazakhstan. Then we will visit the famous Green Bazaar where you can buy anything you want. The tour will be continued visiting the Almaty parks as Panfilov Park and the most beautiful wooden buildings in the world - Zenkov Cathedral. The next destination is seeing the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame. In the afternoon you will visit Medeo Gorge. The next destination is the Kok Tobe hill where you can see the tallest TV tower in the world. In Kok Tobe Park you will be venerated by the wonderful panoramic views and take vibrant photos. The tour will end with the short ride from the top of the hill to the center of the city by the famous Almaty cableway. Transfer to a hotel.

Day 2: Almaty - Shymkent
In the morning you will be transferred from hotel to airport. We will travel to Shymkent. On arrival you will be met by the guide and have a city tour. Visit park named after Sh. Kaldayakov "Zher Ana" monument, Ordabasy square Park "20 years of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan", Museum of Victims of Political Repression (30 minutes), Obelisk of Glory, Eternal Flame to the fallen in The Great Patriotic War, Walk of Fame, Arboretum, Regional Museum and others. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 3: Shymkent - Turkestan - Shymkent
Today is departure from Shymkent to Otrar region, Shaulder Settlement. We will the Local History Museum "Otyrar", Arystan Bab Mausoleum, archaeological site of the ancient settlement of Otrar. Otrar, it is the city where mediaeval philosopher and scientist Al Farabi was born. The next destination is the city of Turkestan, which was founded about 500 AD at the connection of caravan roads from Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva to northern Kazakhstan. It is the mystical and political center of the Turkic-speaking people in the XVI-XVIII centuries. Before it was the capital of the Kazakh Khanate. Being in Turkestan you will visit "Azret Sultan" historical and architectural complex, Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Turkestan ancient settlement, Necropolis, a part of the fortress wall, Citadel with gates, Hammam, Hilvet subversive mosque. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 4: Shymkent - Almaty
In the morning is transfer to airport. The next destination is Almaty. On arrival you will have a city tour and visit the Panfilov's alley and Arbat, President Park. The Arbat Market is one of the famous places in Almaty where you can find artists selling their works of art, local landscapes and everything connected with Kazakhstan. Travelers will visit TSUM shopping mall. The Park is located in the southern part of Almaty and has an extraordinary mountain background. In this park is usually held the annual music festival called "Almaty - my first love". The concert is held in front of the rounded walkway a sin images. The amphitheater atmosphere is highlighted by the fountains and water features to the rear.  The park area takes about 1.5 km from one end to the other. Transfer to a hotel for rest.

Day 5: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Almaty
This day of a tour will start by travelling to the beautiful gorges of Trans Ili Alatau - Issyk Gorge. It is located sideways the Kuldja tract. It is significant to note that hundreds of years ago the trade caravans voyaged. Here you will learn more about history and see the burial mounds of Saka period. We will visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum Reserve "ISSYK and then drive to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level, to the beautiful mountain lake Issyk, located in the valley which was formed about 10,000 years ago due to landslide of the natural dam of 300 meters in height. Night is in a hotel.

Day 6: Almaty - Kaindy - Saty
In the morning is departure from Almaty at 07:00 and arrive to Kolsai Lakes at about 12:00. Then we will travel to Kaindy Lake. Kaindy Lake (birch lake). It is found amongst wonderful pine forest at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. It was appeared in 1911 due to the earthquake which gridlocked the alley by the natural dam. Far ahead the water has flooded the valley. Its waters are very cold and have transparent surface. Afterwards you will transfer to Saty settlement. Night is in a guesthouse.

Day 7: Saty - Kolsai
In the morning we will trek from the lake Kolsai-1 to the lake Kolsai-2. Kolsai Lakes are "Pearls of the Northern Tien-Shan" and consist of three lakes. The largest lake is very widespread among travelers. Travelers will find a lot of mushrooms and enjoy horse tour. The highest lake is small which is situated on the border of fir-wood and the alpine meadows. The rich flora and fauna will not leave anyone. Vertical drop between the three lakes is about 700 meters and can be reached to the lowest lake by car. You can also walk few kilometers along mountain trails to see the second and the third lake. On the way travelers will see Marals, mountain goats, wolves and even bears. We will return to a guest house and rest.

Day 8: Kolsai - Charyn - Almaty
In the morning is departure to Almaty at 09:00am. We will drive to Charyn Canyon. Charyn Canyon is one of the most attractive centers in Kazakhstan which entices travelers from around the world. It was originated during Paleogene and prompts the Grand Canyon of Colorado River in North America. The height of canyon is about 150-300 meters. This canyon appeared due to wind and water and has got name as "Valley of Castles". The length of the valley is more than 2 km; width is 20-80 meters. Afterwards you will transfer to Almaty at 19:00. Night is in a hotel.

Day 9: Flight
Flight for the next destination.

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

Price per person 3*:
02 pax - 1 685 $
04 pax - 1 200 $
06 pax - 905 $
08 pax - 755 $
10 pax - 695 $
Single - 175 $

Early check-in - 25 $
Single early check-in - 45 $ 

Price per person 4*:
02 pax - 1 760 $
04 pax - 1 285 $
06 pax - 990 $
08 pax - 835 $
10 pax - 770 $
Single - 220 $

Early check-in - 40 $
Single early check-in - 70 $ 

Half board - 125 $ (7 dinners, 2 dinners are included to the accommodation price)
Full board - 200 $ (7 dinners + 7 lunches, 2 dinners and 2 lunches are included to the accommodation price)

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3* / "Kazzhol" Hotel 4*
Shymkent - "Megapolis" Hotel 3*/ "Aidana Plaza" Hotel 4*
Saty - Homestays
- English speaking guide
- 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