Name of tour: The best highlights of Kazakhstan
Length of itinerary: 5 days / 4 nights
Day 1: Almaty
This day you will arrive to Almaty airport and meet the local guide. Then you will transfer to Almaty and have a sightseeing tour. The first sight of the excursion will be the Green Bazaar, there you will have a chance to buy national souvenirs. You will continue excursion with Panfilov Park, where you will be impressed by the amazing attraction Zenkov Cathedral that is one of the world's tallest wooden buildings. The highest point of the bell tower is 54mYou will also get to the sport complex that is located in the Medeo Gorge, there is located interesting sight skating rink. This day you will see Shymbulak resort. After you will observe the Kok-Tobe hill in this place TV tower is located. After you will walk In Kok-Tobe Park, see the fascinating panorama of the city from the special observation deck and buy souvenirs from the shop of national souvenirs. The last spot of the tour will be the short ride by the famous cableway. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 2: Almaty – Kolsai Lakes
This day is dedicated to a trip to Kolsai lake 1 to Kolsai lake 2. Kolsay is a chain of reservoirs that are located in the national nature Park. The lakes appeared as a result of tectonic shifts that caused the flooding of the valley and the formation of 3 reservoirs. The color of the lake water changes depending on weather conditions and sunlight. Tourists can see them turquoise, blue and even light green. The ecology of this place deserves special attention. Virgin forest surrounds them around the perimeter. The water temperature in the lakes never exceeds 10-12 degrees, so there is almost no swimming. A trip to the Kolsai lakes will be especially pleasant for those who love wildlife, Hiking and clean mountain air. It is home for marals, mountain goats, wolves and even bears. Then you will transfer to Saty settlement. You will rest the night in the guest house.
Day 3: Kolsai Lakes – Kaindy Lake
After breakfast you will be driving to Kaindy Gorge. This day you will observe Kaindy Lake. Kaindy lake is a landmark of Kazakhstan at an altitude of 1667 meters above sea level. Kaindy lake was formed naturally in 1911, when the gorge was blocked by a landslide during an earthquake. Gradually, the resulting space filled with water and plunged into its depths the coniferous forest that grew in the valley. Kaindy means "abounding in birches" in Kazakh. And just five kilometers from the lake there is a large birch grove, which is why the lake has this name. The bare tops of fir trees sticking out of the water create an indescribable feeling of stopped time and eternity. The water in the lake has the property of changing its color, sometimes becoming surprisingly blue. You will have a picnic in this place and then transfer back to Saty settlement. After arrival you will have a free time. You will walk and explore the vicinity. If you want you can request horse riding (for surcharge). You will rest the night in the guest house.
Day 4: Kolsai Lakes – Charyn Canyon – Almaty
This day you will explore the charming sight Charyn Canyons. Charyn canyon is an amazing place where, under the influence of thousands of years of weathering of sedimentary rocks, the original shape of the relief took the shape of isolated rocks, columns and towers. Charyn canyon stretches for 154 kilometers, the height of the steep walls is from 100 to 300 meters. It is considered the younger brother of the Grand Canyon of the United States and is often compared to it. You will have 3 hours’ drive to the Canyon. Along the way you will explore the history and nature of the region, about Kazakh people,you will have a chance to know the information about their life and traditions. After arrival to the Canyon you will observe the fabulous views and discover the amazing landscapes. In course of the tour you will also stroll through the maze of the Castles Valley fascinating attraction. This night will be in the hotel.
Day 5: Flight
In the morning is transfer to airport.
02 pax – Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax – Mercedes Sprinter