Charyn canyons, Bear waterfall, Issyk, 2 days for 2 persons
Day 1. State national Park Charyn Canyons -Turgen gorge
Early departure from Almaty (6-6.30 am). We`ll drive along the new Western Europe – Western China highway, or as we call it, the New great silk Road. In 4 hours we will arrive on the right Bank of the Charyn river, where we`ll visit the most spectacular locations of the Charyn canyon. This part of the canyons is not known to most tourists due to its inaccessibility for mass tourism. We will go on dirt roads with off-road elements. We`ll have lunch and make a simple trekking along the trail along the colorful rocks of the canyon, which is compared to the Grand Canyon in the United States. After that, we will go to a huge natural monument that bears some resemblance to the «Finger of God» on the island of Tenerife in the Canary archipelago.
After a lot of walking and taking the best photos of deep gorges, canyons and the Charyn river, we`ll move to the valley of the Moon canyon. The scenery here is exceptionally unearthly. A 30-minute walk will take you there. Then we will go directly to the" civilized " part of the Charyn canyon. Where you`ll see the " Valley of Castles” which has already become a business card of the Almaty region. A walk along the bottom of the canyon among the "castles and towers" will take about 1.5 hours. After that, we`ll have a short rest in gazebos by the Charyn river and move to the mountains in the Turgen gorge. There we`ll stay for the night in a cozy guest complex. Dinner will be arranged on the way to a cafe with a national flavor.
Day 2. Bear waterfall-Issyk gorge-Issyk lake, Almaty reserve – Issyk Museum of the Golden man – Almaty
In the morning we will go Bear waterfall. There we will take a simple walk to the waterfall. There we will rest, take a photo, then go to the neighboring, no less beautiful Issyk gorge. A picturesque and exciting road, with excellent views of the gorge, the slopes of which are decorated with thickets of wild pears, apricots and the famous Tian Shan spruce. When we get to the "emerald" lake Issyk, we will rest, you will listen to the history of its origin, as well as about the tragic events associated with this place. after that, we will go to the territory of the Almaty reserve, which is closed to most tourists. Here, surrounded by unspoilt nature, we will have lunch and meet an amazing person-the Keeper of these places. we will walk to a real engineering miracle – a unique anti-settlement dam made by Georgian specialists in the last century. At the end of the program, we will visit the Museum, the appearance of which is closely connected with one of the main symbols of Kazakhstan – the “Golden Man”. After the tour, we will return to Almaty.
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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.