World Famous Mausoleum in Turkestan City, 1 Day Tour

Turkestan city. World famous Mausoleum of Hodja Akhmed Yassawi. 1 Day Trip from Shymkent City.

Services to provide:

- english speaking guide;

- driver with car.

Duration of tour: 10 hours

Program 

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.

 

Number of days: 1
Covered regions:
Almaty
Astana
Akmola
Aktobe
Atyrau
East Kazakhstan
Karagandy
Kostanay
Kyzylorda
Mangystau
North Kazakhstan
Pavlodar
South Kazakhstan
West Kazakhstan
Zhambyl
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
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: Food, accommodation, entrance tickets
What to bring: good mood and drinking water
Transport: Limousine
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