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Trip to Kazakhstan: Tour 7


 Trip to Kazakhstan: Tour 7

 

Trip to Kazakhstan: Tour 7
 

Day 1: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Almaty  
The driver will meet you at the airport and transfer to Almaty. Today you will have a city tour and visit a widespread place for residents - the Green Bazaar. Then we will visit one of the oldest Almaty parks as Panfilov Park and see Zenkov Cathedral. We will visit the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame. Afterwards we will pass by the Park of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Travelers will drive to the Big Almaty Gorge and continue to Issyk gorge. The route is located along the Kuldja tract. We will visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum Reserve "ISSYK". Traverlers can see descriptions enthusiastic to the history and culture of the Saka period. Drive to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level, to the gorgeous mountain lake Issyk. Transfer to a hotel.

Day 2: Almaty - Shymkent
In the morning is transfer to the Almaty International airport and departure to Shymkent by local flight. On arrival you will have a city tour and visit 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, Obelisk of Glory, Eternal Flame to the fallen in The great Patriotic War, Arboretum, Regional Museum. Night is in a hotel. 

Day 3: Shymkent - Turkestan - Shymkent
Today is departure from Shymkent to Otrar region, Shaulder Settlement. We will visit Local History Museum "Otyrar", Arystan Bab Mausoleum, archaeological site of the ancient settlement of Otrar dating back to the IV century BC. Then we will drive to the city of Turkestan found in the 500 AD at the junction of caravan routes from Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva to northern Kazakhstan. The city is the holy and radical center of the Turkic-speaking people in the XVI-XVIII centuries, and was the capital of the Kazakh Khanate. In Turkestan you will visit "Azret Sultan" historical and architectural complex, Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Turkestan ancient settlement, Necropolis, Citadel with gates, Hammam, Hilvet secretive mosque. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 4: Shymkent - Aksu Jabagly - Shymkent  
Today you will be transferred to Aksu Jabagly natural reserve. On the way you will visit Aksu canyon.  Aksu Zhabagly is the oldest natural reserve in Kazakhstan, situated on the Western Tien Shan Mountains at an altitude from 1000 to 4280 meters above sea level. The essential high-altitude zones are characterized here: semi-deserts supernumerary dry motley grass of steppes, comfy plots of fields give way to copses of skulking juniper. Jerry-rigged of flamboyant alpine flowers decorates the base of severe peaks with stunning snow and bluish tongues of glaciers. The reserve is an entertaining treasury of rare, imperiled and widespread species of animals and plants. You can see argali and ibex, deer and roe deer, lynx and snow leopards, wolves, foxes, bears, porcupines and ermines as well as bearded vultures, griffons and golden eagles. Night is in a hotel. 

Day 5: Chernyaevka
Transfer to Chernyaevka to cross the border.

 

Transport:
02 pax - Sedan economy
04 pax - Minivan
06-10 pax - Minibus

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 $