One day tour to Kaskelen town is a fascinating journey to beautiful and untouched Kaskelen mountain gorge. You will take hiking tour in the mountains, elk farm where you can see herds of elks at holistic grazing, at the altitude of 2000 m above sea level. You will visit unique historical and ethnographic complex, spread out in the open air in the foothills of Ushkonyr plateau, a picturesque place, one of the well-known and safe all over CIS countries

Tour composition: 

Day 1  
10:00 Short Almaty city tour. The tour starts with sightseeing in central part of Almaty.

You will visit the Green Bazaar, where it is impossible to refrain from shopping. It is the great chance to experience an atmosphere of the real eastern market.

Our next destination is the Kok-Tobe hill where the tallest TV tower in the world is located (if to count from the sea level) and where you will get by the picturesque winding mountain road. In Kok-Tobe Park you can stroll along the winding paths of the park, admire the magnificent panorama of the city from the special observation deck and visit the shop of national souvenirs. The first part of the tour ends with the short ride from the top of the hill to the center of the city by the famous Almaty cableway

13:00 lunch (at own payment - calculate 8-10 USD per person).

15:00 Shymbulak resort, Medeo Skating Rink. After exploration of sport, cultural and business areas of the city you will get to the Medeo Gorge, well known due to the highest mountain skating rink in the world and the dam, protecting the city from dangerous mudflow.

18:00 Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel (Almaty)


Day 2
09:00 Breakfast at the hotel.

10:00 Hiking in the mountains, elk farm where you can see herds of elks at holistic grazing, at the altitude of 2000 m above sea level. Taste national dish "Kuyrdak" made of elk Lunch at elk farm at own payment (calculate 8-10 USD per person).

12:00 Transfer to «Nomad» ethnic center. Nomad ethnic is unique historical and ethnographic complex. Check in to Yurt (accommodation: yurts on the double/sharing basis). Yurt demonstration, detailed demonstration how the yurt is assembled, how each element of its exterior and interior was made.

13:00 lunch (at own payment - calculate 8-10 USD per person).

14:00 Archery master classes, 1 hour horse riding

18:00 dinner at Yurt (at own payment - calculate 8-10 USD per person). Overnight at the yurt.

Day 3
09:00 Breakfast (is included) - (or outdoor breakfast on the top of the mountain + 39 USD per person).

10:00 departure to the Big Almaty lake and Falcon Farm, where you will enjoy a spectacular show with specially trained hawks - hunting with them is one of the most unique features of the Kazakh way of life.

13:00 lunch (at own payment - calculate 8-10 USD per person).

17:00 Birds of prey show. Sunkar Falcon Farm was originally established to protect the falcon, whose numbers dropped alarmingly in the ’80s and ’90s, when a thriving market developed to export the birds to Arabia for big money. Habitat degradation and the impact of agrochemicals are other big issues confronting almost all birds of prey in Kazakhstan. Sunkar has around 400 birds it is taking care of from 15 species of owl, eagle, lammergeyer, vulture, hawk and falcon. The birds that stay at the center have been rescued and cannot be released anymore into the wild, they would not survive.

18:00 Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel (Almaty)

3 day tour: including transfer, English speaking tour guide, meals – day 3 breakfast, accommodation - 1 night – double/sharing basis – yurt, horse riding for 1 hours, transportation to the gorge and instructor services) Archery master classes, Medeo and Koktobe cableway tickets, entrance fee to Nomad and birds of prey show

Price – 370 USD per person  (for a group of 2)

Price – 277 USD per person  (for a group of 3)

Price  – 240 USD per person (for a group of 4)

Price  – 210 USD per person  (for a group of 5)

 

Number of days: 3
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: • Meals • Outdoor breakfast on the top of the mountain – 39 USD per person • Cooking classes – 39 USD per group. • Yurt assemble 118 USD per group • Visa costs and processing • Photo and video charges • Alcohol + Beverages • International and domestic flights • Insurance • Tips and gratuities • Any personal expenses • Any services not included in the above itinerary
What to bring: raincoat, rainboots, demi-season jacket, sun-glasses, trekking boots, t-shirt, comfortable trousers; swimsuit, fleece jacket (depending on the season); please bring some water with you
Transport: SUV 4x4
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
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