Kazakhstan tour 7

Kazakhstan tour 7 

Kazakhstan tour 7
4 days
Target: Kazakhstan

Highpoints: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Almaty - Shymkent - Turkestan - Shymkent - Aksu Jabagly - Chernyaevka 


Day 1: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Almaty  
Upon arrival at the airport you will be transferred to Almaty. In course of the Kazakhstan tour 7.
You will explore the most significant sight that will show3 you the history and culture if this area of Kazakhstan. Today you will explore such interesting sights as the famous Green Bazaar that is popular even among locals. Here you will find a lot of colorful goods that will amaze you.  Then is the oldest park of Almaty that is known as the Panfikov park where you also will have an opportunity to see the Zenkov Cathedral that is famed even among world. Then you will visit the site that was erected for those who fought for the impendency of the country, the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame. Later on you will continue your tour and head on to the south-western part of the city. Here you will have an excursion in Park of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. You will be impressed by the tours. Then you will continue your drive to the Issyk gorge the picturesque area that is lies along the Kuldja tract. You will be impressed to know that here once passed a lot caravans. On the way to this interesting place you will have a stop to visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "ISSYK". Here you will find exhibits of the history and culture of the Saka period. Later on you will be transferred to the altitude of 1756 meters above sea level where you will see the lake that will mesmerize you. The alpine lake Issyk is known due to the surface that can captivate you by its color. This site is located in the gorge the name of which is Issyk. During your travel on this picturesque area you will learn the details of the natural disaster of 1963. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Almaty - Shymkent
In course of the tour you will have a domestic flight to Shumkent. The flight will take about 1h 40 min one way. You will be met and transferred to explore the most significant and interesting sights of Shymkent. This tour will take 3 h and during his time you will explore sights like Walk of Fame (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, Arboretum (stop for 20 minutes), Regional Museum (40-60 minutes). The night is in the hotel. 
Day 3: Shymkent - Turkestan - Shymkent
In course of the travel you will drive to Otrar region specifically to Shaulder Settlement. During the tour in this area you will have an excursion in the Local History Museum "Otyrar", Arystan-Bab Mausoleum, archaeological site of the ancient settlement of Otrar of the IV century BC. After investigating the most prominent sights of the city you will have to drive to Turkestan city. This prominent city start its history at 500 AD. Due to the good location it stayed at the crossroads of caravans from Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva to northern Kazakhstan. Due to it this city became to known as the spiritual and political center of the Turkic-speaking people in the XVI-XVIII centuries. Moreover it used to the capital of the Kazakh Khanate. At this prominent city you will have a tour to visit the "Azret-Sultan" historical and architectural complex, Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Turkestan ancient settlement, Necropolis, a fragment of the fortress wall, Citadel with gates, Hammam, Hilvet underground mosque. Later on you will drive to the hotel.
Day 4: Shymkent - Aksu Jabagly - Shymkent  
In the morning you will have to travel to Aksu-Jabagly natural reserve. On the way to it you will visit the Aksu canyon.  In course of the tour you will find out that the Aksu-Zhabagly is the oldest natural reserve in Kazakhstan. You will find it on the spurs of the Western Tien-Shan Mountains the attitude of which is vary from 1000 to 4280 meters above sea level. It will be interesting to witness that the high zone of this reserve is a semi-deserts substitute with dry motley grass of steppes, luxurious plots of meadows give way to thickets of creeping juniper. You will be amazed by the incredible looks of the alpine flowers with background of the crystal glaciers. This place is a real help for rare, endangered and endemic species of animals and plants. This is area inhabited by argali and ibex, deer and roe deer, lynx and snow leopards, wolves, foxes, bears, porcupines and ermines. Bearded vultures, griffons and golden eagles are flying high in the sky. Return to the hotel. 
Day 5: Chernyaevka
Transfer to Chernyaevka to cross the border.
02 pax - Sedan
04 pax - Minivan
06-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter in Almaty / Toyota Hiace in Shymkent

Price per person:
02 pax - 980 $
04 pax - 710 $
06 pax - 540 $
08 pax - 550 $
10 pax - 480 $
Single - 70 $

Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $ 

Half board - 100 $
Full board - 180 $  

English speaking guide - 680 $ per group 

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
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
- Domestic flight Almaty-Shymkent - from 80 $

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