I propose different tours in Almaty city and in its vicinities. The most picturesque place is Charyn canyon. I can also arrange tours to the Singing dune, Kolsay lake, Kaiyndy lake, Assy plateau, Aktau mountains, Big Almaty lake, Issyk lake, Turgen gorge, Ili river, Tamgaly petroglyphs. The cost includes driver-guide, transportation. All other fees like national park fees, trolley carts, shows, meals and accommodation for additional cost. I can arrange multiday tours with overnight in guest houses, yurts or tents.
Preliminary program is below:
Day 1. Arrival. City tour. Duration: 8-10 hours. gth of the route: 20 km. Visiting such popular places like Panfilov Park, Zenkov Cathedral, Monument of Glory, Museum of Music instruments, Kok-tobe hill for a spectacular view of the city and lunch, Astana square, Monument of independence, World Famous Medeo Skating Rink. During the evening you may visit one of the popular Central Asian show during your dinner.
Day 2. Big Almaty lake tour. Duration: 6-7 hours. gth of the route: 40 km. Visiting Park of the First President, Falconry farm with Hunting Birds show, Big Almaty lake.
Day 3. Turgen gorge tour. Duration: 6-7 hours. gth of the route: 180 km. The trip to Turgen gorge is the combination of the historical, hiking and fishing tour. Visiting the Museum of the Golden Warrior near town of Issyk, the burial mounds of Asian Scythians, the spring of Eternal Youth and Beauty, Trout farm, waterfall (15 m high). Return to Almaty.
Day 4. Charyn canyon. Duration: 11 hours. gth of the route: 400 km. The valley of Castle is the most visited place outside of Almaty. The wind and erosion created the unique natural sculptures in the very scenic place called the Valley of Castles. Walking distance is 4 km one way. Overnight in guest house in Saty village.
Day 5. Kolsay lake and Kaiyndy lake tour. Duration: 9 hours. gth of the route: 40 km. Hiking: 4 km. Horse-back riding is optional. Overnight in guest house in Saty village.
Day 6. Singing dune tour. Duration: 9 hours. gth of the route: 400 km. During this tour you will see the natural phenomenon the sand dune which during dry whether makes a very powerful sound like the jet takes off. You will see the place when Chingiz-Khan stopped with his army and taste Kazakh national food. Overnight in a hotel in Baschi village ($25/person).
Day 7. Aktau and Katutau mountains tour. Duration: 8 hours. gth of the route: 180 km. You start from Baschi village. You will see the out of this world scenic White mountains and a volcanic Katutau mountains. You may also see wild animals like jeyrans, kulans, foxes and lizards. Overnight in a hotel in Baschi village ($25/person).
Day 8. Ili river tour and return to Almaty. Duration: 8 hours. Overnight in a hotel in Baschi village ($25/person). 400 km. You start from Baschi village. Visiting a picturesque Ili river which flows from China for 1000 km. You’ll see a fortress from outside built for Nomad movie. You’ll walk up the hill to see a beautiful panorama of the river and fortress. You’ll see a rock carving which Buddha monks left during their missionary trips to Central Asia. Return to Almaty.
Day 8. Petroglyphs of Tamgaly. Duration: 8 hours. gth of the route: 320 km. Visiting UNESCO site with over 5000 rock carvings of different periods starting from the Bronze age. Return to Almaty.
Of course, this program is preliminary and can be shortened at your will.
Please contact me for final program according to your wishes and I'll provide a final price for you.
Looking forward to your comments.
Please be informed that tours are conducted by professional guides.
My skills, interests, and hobbies: I like to hike in the mountains, reading books, rollerskating, singing.
Services in: Kazakhstan
Role: Certified/licensed Guide