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Astana & Eastern Kazakhstan, 8 Days

1 Day Astana.

Arrival to Astana. Accommodation in KAZZHOL HOTEL ASTANA

Sightseeing tour of Astana

Astana is the modern capital of Kazakhstan, which construction is going on at supersonic speeds. In the past, a small town, known for its “cold” winters, today turned into a 21st century megalopolis, where are mirrored skyscrapers, high-level hotels, wide avenues and beautiful embankments. Over the past few years, some of the modern innovative buildings in Asia have appeared here, as leading architects are still fighting for the chance to leave their mark in the history of this city. Today Astana is not only the political capital of Kazakhstan; it is also the center of the cultural life of the country. The best artists, writers, cinematographers and musicians are concentrated in the capital of Kazakhstan, and the abundance of beautiful museums, parks, galleries and concert halls will give you the opportunity to spend your time unforgettably.

 2 Day. Astana

Transfer to Akmol village (10 km from Astana), visit to the ALZHIR memorial.

In this camp, women were serving their time with a note in the personal file of - “a member of the family of a traitor to the Motherland”. Not having committed a crime, they had to serve time in special camps just because they were mothers, wives, sisters and daughters of those accused of treason. In criminal law there was article 58, which included 14 points, and above all responsibility for relatives and friends was introduced (07/20/1934), according to this point, 8,000 women found themselves in the 17th division of Karlag

Guided tour. Return to Astana. In the evening, visit the Astana Opera or free time.

3 Day. Kurchatov

Airport morning transfer. Flight Astana-Semipalatinsk (flight at 10:20 operated by SCAT air company ). Meeting with the guide, transfer to the Kurchatov town (140 km 2 hours approx.). Town tour + its abandoned part, the landfill museum, Beria's house. A trip to the "experimental field" area. Return to Kurchatov. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel “Mayak”.

4 Day. Kurchatov-Ust-Kamenogorsk

A trip to the atomic lake, which appeared, as a result, of the first Soviet thermonuclear explosion in 1965 at the “Balapan” area. Transfer to Ust-Kamenogorsk (400 km 5 hours approx.). Accommodation at the hotel DeLuxe Ust-Kamenogorsk.

5 Day. Ust-Kamenogorsk – West Altai State Reserve

City tour. Moving to the West Altai State Reserve. Accommodation at the hotel “Altai”

 6-7 Day.

2-day trekking in the reserve with an overnight stay in tents. During trekking, you can enjoy the magnificent nature of Eastern Kazakhstan, visit several natural areas for a few days and observe the diverse fauna of the reserve (127 bird species live on the territory, such as the golden eagle, peregrine falcon, black stork and 52 mammals: bobcat, wolverine, brown bear, maral, etc.

 8 Day.

Transfer to Ust-Kamenogorsk, flight to Astana. Depending on the flight connection: overnight in Astana, or returning home.

Cost:

The cost of the program per person, on the condition of 2 people in a group - $ 1360

The cost of the program per person on the condition of 10 people in a group - $ 895

 Included in cost:

All transfers and travel between cities, domestic flights, accommodation in hotels of Astana, Kurchatov, Ust-Kamenogorsk and the West Altai nature reserve on the basis of breakfasts, English-speaking guides during excursions, trekking in the reserve accompanied by a guide, renting transport in the reserve, renting tents and sleeping bags, daily 3 meals on the trekking route, permits to visit the site and the reserve.

Additional charges: international flight, visa support (if necessary), tips to guides and guides, tickets to the Astana Opera (optional), overnight at a hotel in Astana (depending on the flight connections) at the end of the route.

 

 

Number of days: 8
Covered regions:
Almaty
Astana
Akmola
Aktobe
Atyrau
East Kazakhstan
Karagandy
Kostanay
Kyzylorda
Mangystau
North Kazakhstan
Pavlodar
South Kazakhstan
West Kazakhstan
Zhambyl
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Transport: SUV 4x4
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January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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