Charyn Canyon is a unique natural monument, stretching for 154km along the banks of Charyn river in south from Almaty. It consist out of sedimentary rocks which are about 12 mln years old. The h of canyon walls can be up to 300 meters. The most interesting tourist place is Valley of Castles, curvy 2-km path through the bottom of canyon will lead you along picturesque mountains, red cliffs and rocks.
Distance – 250 km
Duration – 9 to 11 hours
06-00 departure from Airport Almaty
08:30 stop at the road market
10-00 arrival to Charyn canyon (barbecue inside the canyon)
13-00 departure from Charyn canyon
16-00 arrival to Almaty
Next we will going :
Big Almaty Lake is a lake in a mountain region of Zailisky Alatau located on the altitude of 2511m, 15 km south from city center of Almaty.
Exciting and picturesque trip to Big Almaty lake, normally takes half a day. The 4x4 vehicle will take you to the view-point (slightly over the lake) from where you can enjoy magnificent view of Big Almaty Lake, you can take a walk there and have some photo-shots. Next you are going to meteorological laboratory located on 3200m altitude, where you can enjoy views of glacier and have a 4-hour hike to Big Almaty Peak 3680 m (available only at appropriate weather conditions).
Transfer to the airport
Program can be changed or supplemented according to your desire.