Charyn canyon + Kolsay lake. One day tour

Duration: 12 hours (pick up at 7:00, drop off at 19:00)

The meeting point: We will pick you up from your Almaty hotel and return you to your hotel after the tour

If you want to enjoy local cuisine in a local village, see the diversity of the landscape in a desert canyon, and hike along a beautiful mountain lake all in one day, then this tour is for you!

Charyn Canyon is a 12-million-year-old natural monument, consisting of complex sedimentary rocks. Kolsay Lake is a natural mirror, reflecting the beauty of the Tien Shan mountains.

During the tour you will:

  • see some of the most beautiful places in our region
  • have an opportunity to see life in a village, and visit an    open air market with local organic food.
  • be escorted by our professional guide. They will tell you about all the sights, answer all your questions about the cultural and historical facts, and take photos or videos if you like. The guide will be responsible for your safety.

Itinerary:

∣       7:00 - Departure from the hotel to Charyn canyon.

∣       9:30 – Lunch in Baiseit village’s cafe.

∣       10:00 – Arriving at Charyn canyon. First, we will admire the panoramic view of the canyon from the observation deck and take amazing photos. Then we go down to the canyon and walk along a wide path to the river (3 km, 40 min). Rest at the riverside.

∣       12:00 - Departure to Kolsay lake.

∣       14:00 -16:00 Arriving Kolsay. Hiking, taking pictures,

∣       15: 00 Departure to Almaty

∣       19:00 Arrival at hotel

Price: $200; 2 people -$220; 3 people -$240

The price includes: Transport, lunch in a Kazakh village, a visit to beautiful Charyn canyon, hiking along Kolsay lake and a professional guide that will tell you all about the history and sites you are enjoying.

Additional Info

***If you are vegetarian or have food allergies, please let us know so we can make allowances for this.

 

 

Number of days: 1
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
Not included: meal
What to bring: sunshades, hat, boots for hiking
Transport: Limousine
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
Private tours
Cultural tours
Adventure tours
Offroad tours
Sightseeing tours
Winter tours
Special Event tours
Wildlife tours
Highlight tours
Photo tours
Hiking tours
Horseback riding tours
Circle tours
Short tours
Budget tours
Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Other
Payment Method

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.

Cancellation Policy

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.