Shymkent city - Arystan bab Mausoleum- Turkestan city
8 a.m. – Pick up at the hotel in Shymkent city. Departure to Turkestan city (180 km). Two hours of interesting folk stories. Camel' s farms are on the road.
10 a.m. – Arrival in Arystan Bab medieval mausoleum complex. Arystan Bab mausoleum is holy place for all Turkic people. Arystan bab saint was spiritual father of H.A.Yassavi.
12 a.m. – Arrival in Turkestan city. Visiting Mausoleum of Hodja Akhmed Yassavi and complex of medieval historical places. H.A. Yassavi is king of mystics and Sufi dervishes. Tamerlane the Great was initiator and author of construction of Mausoleum. Masterpiece of medieval architecture.
13 p.m. – Lunch in Turkestan city in local cafe. Tandoor is ancient technology of baking bread.
14 p.m. – Ancient underground Sufi Mosque. Old bath for piligrims. Complex is burial place of famous Turks and Kazak heroes. Mausoleum in Turkestan is UNESCO and World heritage cite.
17 p.m. – End of the tour. Departure to Shymkent city.
Ancient and lost Otyrar and Sauran cities can be an option. See my tour Ancient Ghost Cities in The Steppe Near Turkestan, 2 Days.
Price includes guide services, car with driver, fuel.
Price does not include accommodation, food and entrance fees.
The price for one person is US$ 121. For group of two people the price is US$ 96 per person. For a group of three people the price is US$ 83 per person.