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Kazakhstan A Tour of the Highlights

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In this tour, you will see the main sites that Kazakhstan has to offer. This country is very vast, and so you will focus on a few locations, Almaty and Astana. You will discover these two great cities and there complexity. You will also explore the wilderness that surrounds them, ranging from beautiful Issyk Lake to breathtaking Charyn Canyon. And you will witness an authentic hunting eagle show! ...

In this tour, you will see the main sites that Kazakhstan has to offer. This country is very vast, and so you will focus on a few locations, Almaty and Astana. You will discover these two great cities and there complexity. You will also explore the wilderness that surrounds them, ranging from beautiful Issyk Lake to breathtaking Charyn Canyon. And you will witness an authentic hunting eagle show! Welcome to our great country!

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Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Kazakhstan

Arrival in Almaty city, considered as the Southern capital of Kazakhstan. Meet the guide and driver then transfer and check-in to the hotel.

Visited:
Almaty
Accomodation
Night at Kazzhol Hotel (Almaty)

Day 2: Almaty, the South Capital of Kazakhstan

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before a sightseeing tour in the central part of Almaty. Learn about history and development of the South capital of Kazakhstan and see its major attractions: the Green Bazaar, Panfilov Park, Zenkov Cathedral and the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame.

Then head to Kok-Tobe hill where the tallest television tower in the world is located. In its national restaurant, you can try traditional Kazakh dishes inside a real Kazakh yurt.

Next, stroll along the winding paths of the park before a short ride from the top of the hill to the center of the city by the famous Almaty cableway.

Visited:
Almaty
Accomodation
Night at Kazzhol Hotel (Almaty)

Day 3: Big Almaty Lake Tour and Hunting Falcon Show

After breakfast at the hotel, embark on the Big Almaty Lake Tour starting with a drive to the Big Almaty gorge. Enjoy the view on this beautiful glacier lake and its surrounding landscape.

On the way back to town, visit the Falcon Farm and enjoy a spectacular show with specially trained hawks. Hunting with them is one of the most unique features of the Kazakh way of life.

Visited:
Almaty
Accomodation
Night at Kazzhol Hotel (Almaty)

Day 4: Breathtaking Charyn Canyon

Today, you will visit the Charyn Canyon, one of the unique natural monuments of Kazakhstan forme about 12 million years ago. You can reach it within three hours. Meanwhile, learn about the history and nature of the region, about Kazakh people, their life and traditions.

You will have lunch in a local cafe. Admire the great panorama and walk through the maze of the Castles Valley with its inaccessible walls over hanging you.

Visited:
Charyn Canyon National Park Almaty
Accomodation
Night at Kazzhol Hotel (Almaty)

Day 5: Beautiful Issyk Lake

Breakfast at the hotel before heading to one of the most beautiful gorges of Trans-Ili Alatau: Issyk Gorge. It lies along the Kuldja tract, where the trade caravans travelled hundreds years ago. Visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve “ISSYK” to see the exhibitions dedicated to the history and culture of the Saka period.

Then continue to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level, to the beautiful mountain lake Issyk, located in the valley with the same name. Enjoy a picnic and relax on the side of the Lake.

Visited:
Issyk-Kul Region Almaty
Accomodation
Night at Kazzhol Hotel (Almaty)

Day 6: Free Day in Almaty

Today is a free day for you. You can explore shopping malls and trade centers of the city.

Then, check-out from the hotel and transfer to the railway station for the train to Astana. Overnight on the train.

Visited:
Almaty Astana

Day 7: Explore the Capital City

Meet Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. Transfer and breakfast at the hotel then visit the Steppe flower Astana, founded on the right side of Ishim river. Walk along the riverside of Ishim with its specific romantic atmosphere and see how it is developing.

After lunch, visit “Millennium Axis”  where you will see significant architectural constructions: Round Square, shopping and entertainment center "Khan Shatyr" and Main Square. You will then go up to the observation deck of “Astana-Baiterek” monument to admire the magnificent panorama of the Kazakh capital.

Steppe Flower Astana Sightseeing Tour: 5 hours

Visited:
Astana
Accomodation
Night at Kazzhol Hotel Astana (Astana)

Day 8: Relaxing Excursion to Borovoye

Today is a full-day guided tour to Burabai National park (Borovoe). Upon arrival, visit the Khan’s pass and see "Burabay" mountain. In Abylaykhan Valley, admire different rocks and “Kokshetau” mountain, reflecting the  history and identity of the Kazakh people.
After lunch in a local cafe, head for an easy hike on “Bolektau” mountain and once on top, witness the exciting view of the “Borovoe” Lake and its surroundings.

Visited:
Borovoye Astana
Accomodation
Night at Kazzhol Hotel Astana (Astana)

Day 9: Free Day in Astana

Breakfast at the hotel then spend your day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.  

Visited:
Astana
Accomodation
Night at Kazzhol Hotel Astana (Astana)

Day 10: Your Last Day in our Country!

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport according to your flight time. Have a safe flight!

Visited:
Astana

Almaty Charyn Canyon National Park Issyk-Kul Region Astana Borovoye

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £1,440 / 10 days
Excluding international flights
02 Persons 04 Persons Single Supplement
Price per person £1,450 £1,120 £300

Included in price:

  • Accommodations in four-star hotels
  • Breakfast
  • Group sightseeing tours according to the program during days 2-5 and 7-8 with an English-speaking guide
  • Railway ticket Almaty-Astana (shared sleeping cabin for 4 passengers)
  • Entrance fees (museums and sites) for all sighting
  • Transport and transfers by air-conditioned vehicle with a program including driver petrol, road tax, etc.

Not included in price:

  • The International flight round trip
  • Consular visa fee
  • Visa support and registration on the territory of Kazakhstan, if required
  • Full board meals
  • Tips for guides, drivers, etc
  • The personal expenses

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