Kazakhstan tour 8

Kazakhstan tour 8 

Kazakhstan tour 8
Time:
4 days
Target: Kazakhstan
Highpoints: Almaty - Kaindy - Kolsai - Charyn - Kegen border  

Day 1: Almaty  
Today you will arrive to the southern capital of Kazakhstan. In course of the Kazakhstan tour 8 you will explore the best sights of the city. The first site to visit is the Green Bazaar that is local people like. Here you will be able to enjoy the deal with sellers. Don't miss a chance to take vibrant photos. Then is the one of the oldest Almaty parks that is known as the Panfilov Park in the area of which you can also explore the wonderful building Zenkov Cathedral is located. Next site to visit is one that bears a lot of meaning to the people because it was erected for those who died for the independency of the country, the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame. Then you will be able to enjoy the road to Medeo Gorge that is famous due to the skating rink where you can spend time. Then is Kok-Tobe hill with its the tallest TV tower in the world is located (if to count from the sea level) While strolling in the picturesque road you will have an opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking panorama view in Kok-Tobe. Here you will also have a chance to visit souvenirs shop. The tour ends by a ride on the famous Almaty cableway. Transfer to hotel.

Day 2: Almaty - Kaindy   
In the morning you will have to travel to the famous Kaindy lake. On the rod you will ah a stop at Saty settlement where you can meet and communicate with the local people. Moreover in course of the tour you will be able to find out more about culture and traditions of the local people. After changing the car for UAZ it will make the travel convenient for reaching Kaindy Lake. Upon arrival you will know why tours to this place are very popular. This place has mysterious atmosphere due to being situated among the forest. The Kaindy lake has another name Birch lake That is located on the altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. You will be impressed to know that this lake appeared in 1911 that the reason for this is the huge earthquake that blocked the valley by the natural dam, and the water has flooded the valley. You will head on to Saty village after spending some time here. Overnight is in a guesthouse.

Day 3: Kaindy - Kolsai   
Today you will have a tour to the famous Kolsai Lakes that is known as "Pearls of the Northern Tien-Shan". The reason for it is the cascade of the breathtaking lakes that are located on different altitude and have different size. The largest one is the most easy to reach even due to it many people like to have vacation here. The area of this lake is full of mushrooms and the water has a rainbow trout - a fish that lives only in the running or spring water. In addition it will be possible to the Marals, mountain goats, wolves and even bears. After the instruction you will start to hike to the lakes that are located a bit higher. In course of the tour you will have a road through the pine forest, alpine meadows along pure mountain river flowing all the way down from Kolsai-2 Lake. The road to the second lake will take 7 km or 3-3,5 hours one way. An altitude rises up more than 400 m, from 1818 m above sea level at the first lake to 2250 m at the second lake. This place is not an obstacle for people to reach because there is no category of difficulty. You will be amazed by the incredible view of picturesque scenery of the lake.  After some time you will head on to Kolsai-3 Lake and driving back to Saty settlement.

Day 4: Kolsai - Charyn - Kegen border   
Today you will have a tour to Charyn Canon. This site is one of the most interesting in Kazakhstan. The road to this site will take about 2 hours. During the transfer you will have a stop to have the excursion in the local museum of traditional decorative and applied arts and crafts. This canyon will meet you with the breathtaking view of the grand panorama. Then you will head on to the bottom of this site to enjoy the view of the Castles Valley. The cliffs and walls will resemble interesting towers of the fairy tale.  Then you will see the eco park with several yurts (traditional dwellings) and a small open air café, working in the summer time. After some rest transfer to Kegen border.


Transport:
02 pax - Sedan
04 pax - Minivan
06-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter

 

Price per person:
02 pax - 760 $
04 pax - 525 $
06 pax - 420 $
08 pax - 345 $
10 pax - 310 $
Single - 70

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

Half board - 75 $ (3 dinners)
Full board - 155 $ (3 dinners +4 lunches) 

English speaking guide - 500 $ per group

 

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
Saty village - Home stays
- 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

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