1 Day Trip to Ancient Turkestan. Mausoleum of H.A. Yassawi

Dear guest, 

Welcome to South Kazakhstan!

I would like to present my private tour, where I’d like to be your individual English speaking guide. Because of the tight program I will stay with you at least 8 hours a day during the whole tour – or less as you like. I am also responsible for your security. Because of the frequent transfers I will transport you with my own car. Please, see below the program. 


Shymkent city - Arystan bab - Turkistan city

8 a.m. – Pick up at the hotel Shymkent city. Departure to Turkistan city (180 km). Two hours of interesting stories of South Kazakhstan. Camel' s farms on the road.    

10 a.m. – Arrival in Arystan bab. Arystan bab is holy and spiritual place for all Turkic people. Arystan bab is spiritual father of H.A.Yassavi. 

11 a.m. – Arrival in Turkistan 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 the city. Tandur - 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.  

17 p.m. – Turkistan city Tour. Shavgar and Yassy are old names of modern Turkistan. End. Ancient lost Otrar and Sauran cities can be an option.   

Price does not include accommodation, food and entrance fees. 

I can change the program of the tour or you can propose your own personal program. 

For one person the price is US$ 112. For group of two people the price is US$ 75 per person. For a group of three people the price is US$ 56 per person.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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: Food, accommodation, entrance tickets
What to bring: good mood
Transport: Limousine