Day tour to "Kazakh Switzerland" - a fantastic area with unique and inimitable beauty of landscapes, created by nature from the blue mirror lakes, majestic mountain scenery, pine forests and deciduous groves.
Schedule: May-September, on Wednesday and Sunday at 09:00
Meeting Point: Astana-Baiterek monument, in front of the main entrance
Having met with the guide at the main entrance to the Astana-Baiterek monument, you will begin your journey to the mirror-like lakes of Borovoe resort area. Before the tour, we provide 1,5L of bottled water and snack consisting of an individually wrapped sandwich, a fruit and a chocolate to enjoy along the tour. You are welcome to bring your personal snack, tea or coffee in a container with a lid on it.
On the way to the resort, which is 270 km away from Astana, the professional guide will give you an introduction to history of this region. Burabai National park (Borovoe) occupies 85000 hectares of northeastern part of Kokshetau elevation. There are 14 lakes in the park, each having surface area of more than 1 sq.km, and a large number of small lakes. There are no monuments of material heritage in Borovoe. But the nature itself has created the unique natural landscapes of extraordinary beauty with combination of majestic mountain scenery, blue mirror lakes, coniferous and deciduous groves.
On arrival you will visit the Khan’s pass and see "Burabay" mountain. On Abylai Khan Glade you will feast your eyes upon “Ush-Kyz”, “Ok-Zhetpes”, “Zhumbaktas” rocks and “Kokshetau” mountain, each having the surprising legends reflecting history and identity of the Kazakh people. During the tour you will have about an hour of free time to walk in the wood or lake shore and enjoy your snack. Further you will have an easy hiking on “Bolektau” mountain, on the top of which the tremendous view of Borovoe lake and its surroundings opens.
Excursion to Borovoe allows to remove not only physical, but also psychological fatigue, and also to enjoy marvelous views of an unusual oasis in the middle of the Kazakhstan steppe, where the century pine woods hide a set of secrets and riddles, attracting by its beauty and greatness.
The approxime time of arrival at the original meeting point is around 19:00.
* Surcharge for packed lunch (if desired) 10 USD per person (main dish, salad, bread, drink, seasonal fruit, biscuit or pastry)
* Surcharge for return hotel transfer to the meeting point 10 USD per person (if required)
* This tour is not recommended for children aged 3 and under
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.