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BEST OF KAZAKHSTAN TOUR (Kazakhstan)

 

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Price 1441.44 USD Q-ty person

Route: Almaty -Altyn Emel -Kolsai Lakes -Turkestan — Aksu Jabagly — Astana

Day 1 Flight to Almaty

Day 2 Almaty

Arrival in Almaty and transfer to the hotel.

4 hours city tour. Overnight in Almaty.


Day 3 Almaty — Altyn-Emel National Park

09:00 departure to Altyn-Emel National Park. In the heart of Central Asia, 250 kilometers from Almaty and south of the ridge Jungar Alatau, lies the largest national park in Kazakhstan, the Altyn-Emel. The territory of the national park covers the western foothills of the Jungar Alatau, the bald mountains Katutau, Aktau, Ulken and Kschi-Kalkany. One of the highlights is the Singing Dune, a sand dune that rises out of nowhere out of the flat steppe landscape.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at the small hotel in Basshi (B,L,D)


Day 4 Altyn-Emel National Park

You spend the day in the national park and company a hike through the beautiful natural scenery of the Aktau and Katutau mountain ranges. Not far from this hiking dune are the Aktau Mountains. These are majestic chalk mountains. The uninhabited blue, red, white, pink, and green erosion-like slopes, reminiscent of a lunar landscape, are so unusual that it is difficult to avert the eye. The reason for the amazing mountain landscape is that these mountains once rose from the seabed. They are over 400 million years old, 30 kilometers long and form an impressive natural spectacle, which you will get to know this afternoon. Lunch as a lunchbox.

Dinner and overnight at the small hotel in Basshi (B.L,D)


Day 5 Altyn-Emel National Park — Zharkent — Kolsajsikije Osjora (Kolsay lakes)

After breakfast drive towards Zharkent (118 km). The Russian land conquests by the Chinese were ended here in 1882. At that time, the city was located on the direct border between Russia and China, which can still be seen in numerous buildings today. Visiting the mosque, which unites elements of Chinese and Central Asian architecture in an impressive manner and was built by Chinese master builders without a single nail. Lunch in Zharkent. After it continue trip to the three high mountain lakes of Kolsay lakes in the northern Tien Shan Mountains.

Dinner and overnight at the guesthouse in Saty (B,L,D)


Day 6 High mountain lakes in the Tien Shan mountains Kolsajsikije Osjora (Kolsay lakes)

Today you visit Kolsajskije Osjora, the three high mountain lakes in the northern Tien Shan mountains. The area of ​​the three mountain lakes is ideal for hiking. You will only walk to the first of the three lakes. The lakes are at different altitudes and are among the treasures of the northern Tien Shan. At 1818 m altitude you will discover the lowest of all three lakes, the Sata. The largest and at the same time most beautiful is located at almost 2250 m altitude, the Mynzhylgy, he is the middle of the three lakes. Only 600 m higher is the highest Kolsai lake. You have enough time for a little walk, to relax and to enjoy the nature, before you continue to the next village. Lunch on the way as a lunchbox.

Dinner and overnight at the guesthouse in Saty (B,L,D)


Day 7 Kolsajskije Osjora — Charyn Canyon — Almaty

Return via the Charyn Canyon to Almaty (200km). The drive from Saty to Charyn Canyon takes about 4 hours. From the entrance of the canyon you start a short hike through the canyon. The Charyn-Canyon, also known as the little brother of the Grand Canyon in America, extends 154 km along the river of the same name and awaits its visitors with gigantic rock formations. You have about two hours to hike the canyon on your own before you drive to Almaty (drive takes about 3 hours). Lunch on the way. Overnight at hotel in Almaty (B,L)


Day 8 Almaty — Medeo

Free time, check out. Excursion to Medeo

Transfer to the train station and train to Turkestan (B)


Day 9 Turkestan

Arrival at Turkestan at noon, lunch and excursion to Sauran. Return to the city and check in at Hotel Kanaka. (L)


Day 10 Turkestan — Aksu Jabagly visit to the mausoleum of Khodja Ahmed Jassawi.

Tour Turkestan — Arystan Bab — Otrar — Shymkent — Aksu Jabagly. Otrar — is one of the largest medieval cities of Kazakhstan, which lie in the Great Silk Road. The town no longer exists. Today Otrar is a major tourist spot in Kazakhstan. Since 1969, when the archaeologists have found the ruins of the ancient settlement, today, the ancient settlement of Otrar is slowly restored. Dinner and accommodation in Aksu-Jabagly (B,L,D)

Day 11 Aksu Aksu Jabagly-Jabagly — is the oldest national nature reserve in Central Asia.

It is located in the south of the Republic of Kazakhstan and includes the northwestern chains of the Tien Shan mountain range. The name of the nature reserve is derived from the name of the largest river of the protected area, the Aksu.

In the evening transfer to the airport in Shymkent and flight to Nur-Sultan. Arrival, transfer to the hotel. (B,L,D)


Day 12 Nur-Sultan

Nur-Sultan is the new capital of the country. After Kazakhstan’s independence from the collapse of the USSR, the city and its region were renamed Aqmola in 1992 and nominated as the future capital in 1994. The River Esil divides the administrative city from the older, mostly Soviet-style, district right bank. The result is unusual, impressive and modern, but probably not everyone’s taste. (F.)


1000 — 1400 sightseeing tour included. Today you will see Ak Orda Presidential Residence, Nurzhol Boulevard on the left bank of the Ischim River, the landmark of the city, the Bajterek Tower by British architect Norman Foster, the Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center (the largest tent in the world, 150 m high), the opera, the natural complex Atameken and much more. Free time (B)


Day 13 Astana

The Alzhir Camp Historical Museum is located in the settlement of Akmol, where thousands of family members of state prisoners lived and died in the 1930s.

In the spring of 2007, on the commemoration day of the victims of political deportations, a special memorial was opened in the Akmol settlement — the Museum of the History of Political Deportation and Totalitarianism «Alzhir». Free time (B)


Day 14 Flight home

Transfer to the airport. Flight home


Travel price per person in Euro


From 2 persons — Euro 1287

From 3 persons — Euro 984

From 4 persons — Euro 841

From 5 persons — Euro 745

From 8 persons — Euro 592

From 10 persons — Euro 532



Included:

Almaty:

- transfer airport-hotel-train station acc.to the program

- accommodation double room, extra charge for single room — 57euro:

2 nights in village Basschi,

2night with the host family in the village Saty

1 night in the hotel Khanaka in Turkestan

1 night at the host family in Aksu Jabagly

- All excursions with the English or German tour guide

- railway tickets Almaty-Turkestan (1 place in the 4-bedded room)

- meals after the prg, 10x breakfast, 8x lunch, 6x dinner

- all entries


Not included in the price:

- hotels in Nur-Sultan / Almaty

- flight Shymkent-Nur-Sultan from 65 to 150 euro

- Guide (day 3–7), extra charge 90euro per day

Hotel prices in Euro:


Astana ((Standard Room with Breakfast)

Kazzhol 4 *, www.kazju.kz Single Room — 68, Double Room — 77,

King Hotel Astana 4 *, www.kinghotelastana.com Single Room — 63, Double Room — 70,

Hotel Azat 3 *, www.azat-hotel.kz Single Room — 30, Double Room — 42,


Hotels in Almaty (Standard Room with Breakfast)

Kazzhol 4 *, www.kazju.kz Single Room — 66, Double Room — 74,

Renion Park 4 *, www.renionpark.kz Single Room — 64, Double Room — 72,

Otrar 3 *, www.group.kz Single Room — 45, Double Room — 55,

Mildom Express 3, www, milennium.kz Single Room — 35, Double Room — 42,



Changes in the timetable of the trains and airlines could also result in minor deviations in the program.


Hotel changes are possible at any time, but we try to offer hotels in the same category as an alternative




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