2 Days Almaty City and Scythian Burial Barrows Tour
Dear guest welcome to Kazakhstan!
I would like to present my private tour, where I’d like to be your individual English speaking guide. Because of the tight program I will stay with you at least 8 hours a day during the whole tour – or less as you like. I am also responsible for your security. Because of the frequent transfers I will transport you with my own car. Please, see below the program.
Almaty city – Issyk town – Almaty city
1 day – Arrival and pick up at the airport of Almaty city. Accommodation. Short city tour. Main attractions of Almaty city. Architectural and cultural center of Almaty city. Visiting Central Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Panorama of the city from Kok- Tobe Park. Medeo mountain skating rink. Shymbulak famous ski resort.
2 day – Transfer to Issyk town 50 km from Almaty city. Famous Issyk Saki prehistoric barrows. Issyk valley of Saki kings. Kazakhstan steppe is a land of Saki (Scythian) barrows. Issyk valley is the burial place of legendary Golden Man - Saki warrior discovered in 1969. Golden Man is symbol of Kazakhstan. Ancient burial barrows of Arians. History of Saka, Scythians, Huns tribes during Tengry period (3-5 century BC). Pre-Islamic teachings. Visiting historical museum of Issyk barrows. Famous Issyk inscription. Short trip to Issyk town. Visiting local bazaar. Transfer to Almaty city. End of the tour.
On preliminarily request I can help to book accommodation and buy transport tickets. My stories are based on historical, cultural and ethbnographical information. They include also my personal view and alternative resources. I can adjust the program of the tour or you can propose your own personal program.
Price does not include accommodation, food and entrance fees.
Price with personal English-speaking guide is US$ 220 for one person. For group of two persons price is US$ 150 per person. For group of three persons price is US$ 112 per person.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.