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