My name is Anar Issabekova, We have extensive experience with organizing tours in Kazakhstan with options to visit Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. We have previously accommodated large groups of travellers from many parts of the world, as well as organized tours for individuals seeking to explore our beautiful country in a more personal fashion.
Please read a daily breakdown below. Also please note, that we charge our visitors in EURO. The price is 1500 EURO per person. Price listed above in the USD is a direct conversion on the day of the posting
Day 1: We are leaving Almaty for Altyn Emel National Park. Once there, we are going to have a picnic-style lunch near Chokan Valikhanov wellspring. After lunch, we will drive out to singing barkhan. We will be returning back to hotel closer to sunset. During this day, we will have an opportunity to see Przewalski Horse up close, as well as gazelle and kulan in their natural habitat. We will have dinner at the hotel. In terms of accommodation, we have an option to stay either at a hotel in a nearby village Satty, or a small hotel located insite the national park.
Day 2: We will be leaving for Zharkent in the morning, Our road will go through picturesque areas of Zhongar Alatau. Upon arrival, we will visit Zharkent Mosque, which is the main city attraction. It was built in 1895 by a Chinese architect named Hui-Tzu Hong Pik, and combines styling cues from Chinese architecture of 19th century along with traditional mosque elements. We will then travel to Chundzha for our lunch, after which we will head to Charyn Canyon, also called castle valley by the locals. Dinner will be provided upon our return to Satty.
Day 3: Morning starts with a trip to Kolsay Lakes, where we will spend the whole day, including lunch. Returning to Satty for overnight stay.
Day 4: After early breakfast, we will be heading to Kaindy lake located high in the mountains. The lake is known for submerged Spruce trunks rising above the water, giving the area the name of "sunken forest". We will be returning back to Satty for lunch, after which we will head back to Almaty. After dinner in the city, we will transport you back to your hotel.
As stated above, the price of the tour is 750; per person, which includes accommodation, snacks, 3 meals per day, drivers and guides, and fuel for transportation. If your group consists of more than 2 travellers, we can discuss group pricing.
The tour is designed for 4 days and 3 nights, but we are always willing to listen to customers wishes. We can customize the itinerary, and organize additional trips to Altyn Emel, Aktau Mountains, canyons located at Altyn Emel naitonal park and more. We can provide accommodation with delicious local food. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have a custom itinerary in mind, as we are flexible, and can acommodate all of your requests.
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.