Tamgaly Tas expedition

Tamgaly Tas expedition, Kazakhstan tours

The name of the tour: Tamgaly Tas expedition

Arrival to: Nur Sultan

Departure from:  Almaty

Visiting landmarks: Nur Sultan, Almaty, Tamgaly Tas

Day 1: Nur-Sultan
This day you will arrive to the capital of Kazakhstan Nur-Sultan. During the tour, you will get acquainted not only with historical sights, but also with modern buildings that have adopted the architecture of Europe and Asia. Today you will visit the Constitution Square, where the first President of Kazakhstan declared North Astana the new capital of Kazakhstan. You will also visit today Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan* that collection includes more than 124,000 items, including more than 16,000 copies of books and printed publications in the personal library of the Head of state. There you will contemplate Golden man, a very interesting find that attracts the attention of many tourists from all over the world. You will also discover Khan Shatyr a unique entertainment center that impresses with its architecture and many entertainment points, you will be surprised by the architecture of the place, as the roof resembles a tent. After that you will direct to the top of symbol of Kazakhstan the Astana-Baiterek monument, there you can admire the views of the Kazakhstan capital from the special observation deck. After you will pass Ishym river and then you will enjoy the beauty of the Kazakh Eli Square. You will be offered to explore the real masterpiece - the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, you will adore the beauty of Khazret Sultan mosque. One of the major attraction of Kazakhstan National Museum of History of Kazakhstan*, where you will learn about the country's future, plans and development. Today you will learn a lot of interesting facts from the history of the Kazakh people, about the future plans of the country and learn a little about culture and traditions. Then you will drive to the hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Nur-Sultan - Almaty
After breakfast you will head on to the International Nur-Sultan airport, transfer to Almaty by domestic flight (about 1h 40 min on the way). After arrival to Almaty you will be met and have a highlight tour. You will start tour with the central part of the city. You will begin from the Green Bazaar, it is one of the most interesting sights of the city where you can enjoy shopping of unique goods. You will wander today in one of the most interesting places with rich history Panfilov Park, there you will have an opportunity to discover Zenkov Cathedral one of the most outstanding spots of Almaty with its vivid architecture. In course of the tour you will discover the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame. After the tour you will direct to fascinating landmark of Almaty the Medeo Gorge, a popular destination for the unsurpassed high-altitude skating rink, where world records were set among famous athletes. You will spend the night in the hotel.

Day 3: Almaty
You will start the tour with a fabulous place of Almaty the Medeu Gorge Medeo ice rink is a record holder in size and location. The entire sports complex is located at an altitude of more than 1690 meters above sea level, and the ice sheet itself occupies 10.5 thousand square meters. Medeo was built in 1972. It hosts competitions of various levels in speed skating, hockey, and figure skating. You will have a chance to have a small walk along the fabulous trails, breathe fresh air and that take a ride by the cableway to reach the Shymbulak ski resort area. While riding the cable car you will discover new attractive views, you will be able to enjoy unsurpassed landscapes, you will also return on the cable car. Your adventurous tour will lead you to the top of Kok-Tobe hill, where is located  372-meter-high TV tower was installed here, which, along with the mountain, rose up to a kilometer to the clouds. From the top of the mountain offers a great panorama not only of Alma-Ata, in the South - the snow-capped peaks of the majestic Alatau. You will have a chance to walk in the park, explore the surroundings and observe the spectacular panorama of the city from the special observation deck, buy souvenirs. You will complete the tour with the short ride by Almaty cableway, where you will enjoy thw views of the city.*(it is closed on Tuesdays, so you will go down by park eco-buses). Transfer to hotel for overnight.

Day 4: Almaty - Tamgaly - Almaty
This day you will have a tour in ancient site of Kazakhstan Tamgaly Tas. The trip will show you not only unique natural beauty that will enchant you, but you will also be able to learn a lot of historical facts about the Kazakh land by studying Tamagly Tas. It is one of the ancient and most magnificentmonuments of rock art of Zhetisu. This landmark listed in UNESCO heritage since 2004. Tamgaly Gorge located 170 km north-west of Almaty city. On them - Buddha, depicted in postures of prayer and contemplation. The drawings date from the XIV - XVI centuries. A total of 18 rocks with signs, including three Buddhas on one rock and two on the other. Also, among the many petroglyphs (and there are about 1000 of them), there are ancient Turkic runic writings written on the stone "page" of the rock, Dating back to the 8th-9th centuries. Numerous rock paintings. This is a real ancient art gallery! Ancient artists of several historical eras left their creations here. Primitive, unpretentious rock paintings by ancient authors belong to the bronze, Turkic eras and the period of early nomads. There are about 2000 main the total number of drawings. You will find there images of solar deities, clowns, soldiers, married couples, pregnant women, multi-figure compositions, scenes of hunting and sacrifice. This ancient landmark is very important for the Kazakh people and is carefully protected. You will spend the night in the hotel.

Day 5: Flight
Transfer to the Almaty International airport and departure.

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

Price per person:
02 pax - 615 $
04 pax - 490 $
06 pax - 380 $
08 pax - 325 $
10 pax - 300 $
Single - 90 $

Early check-in - 40 $
Single early check-in - 55 $

Half board - 105 $
Full board - 185 $

English speaking guide - 565 $ per group 

Flight Nur-Sultan - Almaty - from 50 $ per person

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Nur Sultan - "Ibis" Hotel 3*
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" 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
- English speaking guide
- Flight Nur-Sultan - Almaty

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