The Name of tour: Fascinating capitals tour
Duration: 9 days
Visiting landmarks: Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Altyn Emel, Kaindy, Kolsai lakes
Day 1: Nur-Sultan
Today you will arrive to amazing country Kazakhstan! This day you will get acquainted with driver and then transfer to the capital Nur- Sultan. You will be picked up from the hotel at 10:00. You are going to have a fantastic tour in the capital of Kazakhstan, discover the best interesting sites and admire history of country as well as explore the fascinating modern sites. This day you will start with exploring the Constitution Square where the first President of the country indicated the change of the capital from Almaty to Nur- Sultan. After that you will transfer to the one of the most interesting places of Kazakhstan Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan* with the Golden man. No doubt you will like it! After that you will visit the modern city life and explore unique shopping center Khan Shatyr. Then you will have a chance to get to the top of the fascinating Astana-Baiterek monument by elevator where you will be inspired by the magnificent panorama views of the city. Moreover you will cross Ishym river and reach the Kazakh Eli Square. This day you will have a chance to discover Palace of Peace and Reconciliation. In course of the tour you will explore the picturesque Khazret Sultan mosque. Then you will direct to the next spot National Museum of History of Kazakhstan*. Being here you will discover the history and the development of Nur-Sultan. This day you will have a chance to explore interesting facts about the development of Kazakhstan, learn the history and cultural heritage of the country. Then you will finish the tour with travelling to the hotel around 17:00.
*Note: Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and National Museum of History of Kazakhstan don’t work on Mondays. You can visit another attraction according to your request.
Day 2: Nur-Sultan – Borovoe – Nur-Sultan
This day you will travel to Burabai National park (Borovoe). The protected resort area Borovoe, in Kazakh-Burabay. This unique corner of Central Kazakhstan is located on the Kokshetau hill, which is called Kazakhstan Switzerland for its beautiful views, numerous lakes and climate. In the center of the hill are low mountains with an average height of 400-500 meters. The highest point is Mount Kokshe, 947 meters above sea level. Borovoe National Nature Park is located here, on the territory of which there are forests, sands, valleys and mountain ranges. The picturesque landscape is complemented by numerous lakes lying in the gorges and at the foot of the mountains. The combination of mountain landscape, coniferous forests and lakes creates a unique climate here. During the tour you will discover the yellow lifeless steppes there is a real oasis, surrounded by mountains and dense coniferous-deciduous forest. Therefore, you will not find anything material here, only truly paradisiacal nature. Upon arrival you will have a chance to discover Khan’s pass and observe Burabay and Zheke-Batyr mountains. Along the way you will be inspired by Abylaykhan Valley and be inspired by Ush-kyz, Ok-Zhetpes rocks and Kokshetau mountain. This day you will also have a chance to discover the fascinating sites. You will have a chance to discover the nature and have hiking trip on Bolektau mountain. Here you will be impressed by the landscapes of Borovoe lake and fabulous Zhumbaktas rock.
Day 3: Nur-Sultan – morning flight Almaty
In the morning you will have a flight to Almaty city. After arrival to the south capital you will have a highlight tour where you will be immersed into the history and development of the southern capital. This day you will visit the best attractions of the city. And the first destination will be popular Green Bazaar! Today you are going to explore the noisy rows full of people. Visitors like this place for its beautiful and colorful rows full of goods. Guests of the country will have the opportunity to bargain and get a discount. Then you will discover the oldest Almaty parks - Panfilov Park. Walking here you will visit the majestic wooden building Zenkov Cathedral that is one of the most charming in the world. Our team promises you will like this place! After that you will discover the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame. Further you will head to the Medeo Gorge where guests will have a chance to explore the highest skating rink and enjoy the views. Here you will have a chance to enjoy the pristine nature, discover the majestic mountains. After that you will discover the Kok-Tobe hill where you will be inspired by the tallest TV tower in the world! Along the way you will see mountain road. You are going to stroll, explore the panoramic views and walk along the park of Kok Tobe. Don’t miss a chance to visit the shops. The tour will end with exploring Almaty cableway where you will have ride from the top to the center of the city. After that you will travel to the hotel for overnight.
Day 4: Almaty – Issyk – Almaty
His day you will have a chance to explore the fabulous site that is situated on the fabulous Trans-Ili Alatau - Issyk Gorge. This site is located on the Kuldja tract. In the tours, you will be able to explore what caravans full of cargo of the Great Silk Road passed here in the past. This day you will discover the ancient history and be inspired by the fantastic nature. There you will see the burial mounds of Saka period. Here was excavated popular "Golden Man" that became the great symbol of the Republic of Kazakhstan became. During the tour you will discover the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve “ISSYK”. Guests will experience ancient attributes of the Saka period as well as a copy of Golden Man. It stores golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment and the model of Saka burial mound are placed. You will continue the tour with transferring to the altitude of 1756 meters above sea level. Here you will discover the enchanting lake Issyk. The company's customers will be able to see beautiful landscapes here, and learn that the lake was formed about 8-10 thousand years ago after a massive collapse. Initially, the depth of the Issyk was 50-79 m, the length-1850 m, and the width - about 500 m. In the past, the water in the lake was green and blue. But the lake deteriorated in 1963 after a natural disaster. Guests of the country can see incredible views and beautiful sights. Here you can also have a picnic and enjoy the fresh air. Then you will travel to the hotel.
Day 5: Almaty – Tamgaly Tas – Altyn Emel
Today you will start the tour at 08:00 and transfer to Tamgaly Tas that is situated on Ili River in a rocky area where ancient mystical signs dating back to the second millennium BC have been found. Images of the "animal" style are left on the rocks, which, in fact, gave the name to the place. "Tamgaly-tas "means"Written rocks". In terms of ethnographic value, Tamgaly tas has no equal in Kazakhstan, so it is not for nothing that this historical object is recognized as a real asset of the Kazakh people. On the tour, you will be able to explore the wall paintings and the most significant drawings in this place are the drawings of the Buddha. Not far from the altar there is another stone with inscriptions in the ancient Turkic runic script dating from the 8th-9th centuries. You will continue the tour with travelling to the village of Baschi. You are going to direct to Altyn Emel National Park to the Singing Dune. The Singing Dune is located on the territory of the famous Altyn-Emel Nature Reserve. It is worth noting that this natural attraction has a national significance and is known all over the world. It is located in the desert between the peaks of the Dzungarian Alatau. The sandy valley is 150 meters long. The length of the dune itself is 3 km. You will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 6: Altyn Emel – Saty – Kaindy
Today you will transfer to Kolsai Lakes at about 12:00. This day you will have a chance to discover the fabulous lakes. Kaindy Lake is a popular holiday destination. Its tranquility and beauty attract tourists from all over the world. The natural wonder is located at an altitude of more than 1,600 meters above sea level. The lake is surrounded by rocky slopes and steep cliffs. Coniferous trees and birches grow on them. As for the size of the lake, the sources give different information. The length of the reservoir is about 400 m, but the depth ranges from 17 to 25 m. The most basic detail of the lake is the pine trees that rise majestically above the transparent surface. More precisely, these are the remains of hundred-year-old trees — they are also called guardians of the lake. And under the water you can even see the preserved needles. It is better to see such beauty with your own eyes and enjoy the charm of nature. After that you will travel to Saty, and spend the night in guest house.
Day 7: Saty – Kolsai Lakes
This day you will wake up at 7:00. Today you will have a wonderful tour to the fabulous Kolsai-1 to the lake Kolsai-2 and have trekking there. The Kolsai lakes were formed as a result of mountain landslides at the bottom of the gorge, when a rapid mountain river stopped its run at natural obstacles that suddenly appeared in its path.Three high-altitude lakes are located in the spurs of the Kungei-Alatau ridge, 300 kilometers from the southern capital. The rocky slopes of the lakes, covered with Tianshan fir trees, and Alpine meadows are a great place for hiking and horseback riding. Each lake has a unique beauty and charm.The crystal clear emerald water of the lakes is fresh and hard, with a content of sodium sulfate. The bottom is flat in places, without rocky protrusions. Kolsai lakes are very deep, in some places the depth reaches 80 meters. In summer, the water temperature is +10 degrees. The lakes are flowing and are connected by the Kolsai River, which originates on the Kungei-Alatau ridge. Here you will have an opportunity to explore the territory and see marals, mountain goats, wolves and even bears being in mountains. After that you will spend the night in the guest house.
Day 8: Saty – Charyn Canyon – Almaty
In the morning you will start the tour to the fantastic natural attraction Charyn Canyon. Here you will have a chance to discover the views of the canyon. Just 154 kilometers from Almaty, there is a miniature replica of the American Grand Canyon. The Charyn canyon is smaller than its "big brother" from another continent, but it is not inferior to it in beauty. The Charyn canyon is composed of sedimentary rocks and has a very solid age-more than 12 million years. For many centuries, nature itself has worked to create this amazing relief. To preserve the unique natural landscape, the Charyn National Park was created 15 years ago, which now includes this unique gorge. You will have a great chance to walk through the Valley of Castles, which is one of the most popular attractions of the Charyn Canyon. Its name is due to the extraordinary relief of the rocks, which have a variety of shapes, most of them look like castles, but there are also those that resemble human faces and figures. This day you will spend in the hotel.
Day 9: Flight
Breakfast in the hotel. Check – out till 12:00. Airport transfer. Departure.
Price per person:
02 pax – 1 645 $
04 pax – 1 050 $
06 pax – 810 $
08 pax – 680 $
10 pax – 610 $
Single – 170 $
Early check-in – 40 $
Single early check-in – 65 $
Half board – 160 $
Full board – 255 $
English speaking guide – 905 $ per group
Almaty – “Kazakhstan” Hotel 3*
Nur-Sultan – “Come Inn” Hotel 3*
Saty – Homestay
Altyn Emel – Guesthouse
- Mineral water supply
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide