Wonders of nomad land

Wonders of nomad land, Kazakhstan tours

The name of the tour: Wonders of nomad land

Arrival to: Almaty

Departure from:  Almaty

Visiting landmarks: Almaty, Altyn Emel, Charyn Canyon, Kaindy Lake, Kolsai Lakes

Day 1: Almaty
After arrival to Almaty you will head on to Almaty Museum, where you can find interesting exhibits and learn about the history of the city.  In the tour you will find beautiful architecture and history of the masterpiece Abai Opera and Ballet Theatre. After you will discover the Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen, it was founded in the 70s of the XIX century. The Park has a lot of trees like elm, oak, aspen, maple, poplar, pine and spruce. There is one of the most charming places - Zenkov Cathedral a unique landmark with a picturesque view, it is considered one of the most significant sights of the city. After you will continue the tour you will the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame, where you will know interesting history and also explore the Museum of Musical Instruments. After you will discover amazing site the Green Bazaar, where you will learn the history of the Bazaar and will not be able to refuse purchases. Then you will get to the Medeo Gorge which is one of the most interesting places in Kazakhstan with a skating rink where sports events are held. After you will ride in a cableway to Shymbulak ski resort area. Further you move down the back way by cable car. Then you will continue tour with the top of Kok-Tobe hill, a mountain located in the immediate vicinity of the city of Almaty. Height - 1130 m above sea level. The popularity of this city attraction is an opportunity to see the whole city and its outskirts from one point, to see the TV tower, as well as an amusement Park, a Ferris wheel, a zoo, and souvenir shops. You will finish the tour with the ride from cable car. *On Tuesdays, in the tour departing at 10:00, cableway is not available. Park eco-cars are used instead. Then you will drive to the hotel where you will rest the night.

Day 2: Almaty - Altyn Emel
After breakfast you will transfer to significant landmark Altyn Emel. Then you will arrive to Altyn Emel National Park at 12:00. You will explore today fabulous sight the Singing Dune. Its length reaches two kilometers, width - half a kilometer, and height - one hundred and fifty meters. This natural creation has the shape of a typical sand dune, but its size is amazing: 667.4 meters high above sea level and about 23.5 kilometers long! The bulk of light fine sand is located alone in the middle of a desolate plain, overgrown with sparse bushes of solyanka and saxaul.  Sometimes in the summer, when the wind blows, the mountain comes to life and begins to emit a powerful continuous hum, resembling the hum of an airplane. The sand sounds when it starts to crumble. The sound rises and falls, like the roar of an airplane's engines.  You will admire the magnificent panorama the Dune from the top. The sand dune stretches almost perpendicular to the Bolshoy and Maly Kalkan ridges. You will spend the night in the hotel.

Day 3: Altyn Emel
The adventure will lead you today to Katutau and Aktau mountains. Katutau Mountains- they are also called Harsh, Empty Mountains. Volcanic mountains located in the center of the national Park. The main rock is lava spewed from ancient volcanoes. In the distant past, on the border of the Paleozoic and Mesozoic, in this place there were two volcanoes that were part of the volcanic belt, the remains of which are preserved in the Eastern part of modern Kazakhstan. Water, time and sun, wind carved intricate shapes in the rock. Aktau is a world-famous, unique paleontological deposit. The remains of ancient animals (crocodiles, turtles, giant rhinoceroses, primitive predators) Dating back 25-30 million years are perfectly preserved in the layers of Paleogene-Neogene lake sediments. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 4: Altyn Emel - Charyn Canyon - Kolsai Lakes
After breakfast you will drive to Ash-tree Grove on the Temerlik River. The grove is declared a natural monument - it's amazing how a fragile community of trees can be so ancient. Such an ash tree - Sogdian - is also called river-loving because it always grows near rivers. Ash grows only in Charyn.  Then you will move to Charyn Canyon. a historical natural monument made up of sedimentary rocks that are approximately 12 million years old. The canyon gets its name from the river that flows nearby. The Charyn river originates in the foothills of the Trans Ili Alatau and flows into one of the largest rivers in Kazakhstan-Ili. Near the canyon is a unique attraction Valley of Castles. The valley got its name because of the bizarre forms of sedimentary rocks that form towers that resemble entire castles, incredible in color combinations and fine relief lines. After you will transfer to Saty village. You will spend the night in the guest house.

Day 5: Kolsai - Kaindy lake - Almaty
Today you will direct to Kaindy lake. Among the stony slopes covered with dense emerald green coniferous forest, the panorama of the valley of the Chilik river, the gorges of Saty and Kainda opens with extraordinary beauty. Among this splendor, it is impossible not to notice the turquoise surface of the lake, which bears the same name - Kaindy. Translated, it means "abounding in birches". a birch grove is located 5 kilometers away, but the most interesting thing is that it was able to survive under water, these are branches and needles of fir trees that can be seen through the clear water of the lake. The lake is located at an altitude of 2000 meters and appeared in 1911 as a result of a devastating landslide. You will rest the night in the hotel.

Day 6: Flight
Hotel breakfast and check-out. Transfer to the airport and departure.

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

Price per person:
02 pax - 1 045 $
04 pax - 735 $
06 pax - 660 $
08 pax - 545 $
10 pax - 500 $
Single - 125 $

Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 60 $ 

Half board - 130 $
Full board - 230 $ 

English speaking guide - 730 $ per group

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
Altyn Emel - "Aigaikum" Guesthouse
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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