3 day Ethno tour

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.

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. End of services

2 pax - 370 USD per person (for a group of 2 pax)
3 pax - 280 USD per person (for a group of 3 pax)
4 pax - 240 USD per person (for a group of 4 pax)
5 pax - 210 USD per person (for a group of 5 pax)

Number of days: 3
Covered regions:
East Kazakhstan
North Kazakhstan
South Kazakhstan
West Kazakhstan
Included services:
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 • Accommodation in Almaty • 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: Warm clothes - Trekking shoes - Rain coats - Caps on head - Sun glasses - Sun cream
Transport: Minivan
Tour season:
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
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.