Tours in Kazakhstan: Tour 6
Route: Almaty - Taraz - Sairam - Shymkent - Otrar Settlement - Turkestan - Aksu Zhabagly Reserve - Chernyaevka
Day 1: Almaty
We are happy to see you in Kazakhstan. On arrival at the airport you will be transferred to the city for a city tour. We will drive to Almaty Museum. It is one of the oldest of Almaty parks - Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen, where one of the most gorgeous wooden building in the world - Zenkov Cathedral is located. Then we will visit the Green Bazaar. In the afternoon we will travel to the Medeu Gorge (1,690 m) and admire the highest mountain skating rink in the world and the dam. Then we will take a cable car to Shymbulak ski resort area. Then we will go at the top of Kok Tobe hill, where the tallest TV tower in the world is located. In Kok Tobe Park you will walk along winding paths of the park, esteem the panorama of the city from the special observation deck. 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. Overnight is in night train Almaty - Taraz.
Day 2: Almaty - Taraz - Sairam - Shymkent
On arrival to Taraz by morning train from Almaty. You will be met at the railway station and transferred to Taraz. You will have a city tour and visit History Museum, Karakhan and Dautbek Mausoleum, Tekturmas Historical Complex, Akyrtas antient palace complex. Taraz is one of the oldest cities in Kazakhstan, the remnants of which are hidden under the buildings of the modern city. We will ransfer to Sairam district of Shymkent (160 km). Then you will visit Ibrahim Ata Mausoleum, Karashash Ana Mausoleum, and medieval minaret. Sairam is located at the edge of Shymkent, at the place of former Ispidzhab as one of the biggest centers of the Great Silk Road in the Middle Ages. It is also known as the birthplace of the great enlightener of XII century - Khoja Ahmed Yasawi. Mausoleums of his father and mother, Ibrahim Ata and Karashash Ana, are also situated here. Transfer to Shymkent. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 3: Shymkent - Otrar Settlement - Turkestan - Shymkent
In the morning you will travel to Otrar Settlement (220 km). You will visit Arystan Bab Mausoleum and then transferred to Turkestan (70 km). You will have a sightseeing at "Azret Sultan" historical and architectural complex, Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi (Necropolis, Hammam, Hilvet underground mosque). Turkestan was originated around 500 AD at the crossroads of caravan routes from Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva in northern Kazakhstan. The city was famous as the spiritual and political center of the Turkic-speaking people in the XVI-XVIII centuries, and was the capital of the Kazakh Khanate. We will transfer to Shymkent (170 km). Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 4: Shymkent - Aksu Zhabagly Reserve - Shymkent
In the morning we will travel to Aksu Zhabagly Reserve (125 km). We will visit Aksu canyon. Aksu Zhabagly is the oldest natural reserve in Kazakhstan, situated at the spurs of the Western Tien Shan Mountains at an altitude from 1000 to 4280 meters above sea level. On a tour you will see semi-deserts supernumerary dry motley grass of steppes, plots of meadows and creeping juniper. Jerry-rigged of flamboyant alpine flowers embellishes the base of hard peaks with stunning snow and bluish glaciers. The reserve is an ironic treasury of rare and widespread species of animals and plants. It is home for 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. We will transfer to Shymkent. Night is in a hotel.
Day 5: Shymkent
Shymkent is the third megalopolis of Kazakhstan due to its population and the first one in terms of engaged space, the city since ancient times ran along one of the branches of the Great Silk Road along with the most famed cities of medieval Kazakhstan and Central Asia: Otrar, Turkestan, Syganak, Sauran, and so on. We will see Walk of Fame (Park named after Sh. Kaldayakov), Monument "Jer Ana", Ordabasy Square, Park "20th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan", Obelisk of Glory, Eternal Fire to the Fallen in WWII, Dendropark, then regional historical museum. Transfer to a hotel for sleep.
Day 6: Chernyaevka
Transfer from Shymkent to Zhibek Zholy (Chernyaevka) border.
02 pax - Sedan economy
04 pax - Minivan
06-10 pax - Minibus
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 070 $
04 pax - 770 $
06 pax - 590 $
08 pax - 600 $
10 pax - 525 $
Single - 60 $
Half board - 125 $ per person
Full board - 225 $ per person
English speaking guide - 665 $ per group
Train Almaty - Taraz (4 berths per compartment) - from 40 $ per person
Accommodation in Almaty ( if required):
Standard Double/Twin room - 30 $ per person
Standard Single room - 50 $
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
- Accommodation in Almaty
- Domestic train ticket: Almaty - Taraz
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