World Famous Mausoleum In Kazakhstan, Turkestan City, 1 Day

World Famous Mausoleum in Kazakhstan, Turkestan city from Shymkent, 1 day trip

Dear guest, 

Welcome to ancient Turkestan! 

I would like to present my private tour, where I'll be your individual English speaking guide and driver with my own car. During the tour I am responsible for you personal safety. Please, see below the program. 


Turkestan city is the most well known city in Kazakhstan and whole Central Asian region. We call this city as spiritual capital of Kazakhstan. It is also one of the oldest cities in the region, which played its important role on great Silk Road. This ancient city was the place where great Poet and Sufi (religious leader) lived and was buried one thousand years ago. His name was Hodja Akhmed Yassavi. He is number one among the saints for Kazakh and Turkic people around the world. Therefore millions of people every year are pilgrimaging to his mausoleum. Later in 14 century famous ruler Timur the Great constructed grandiose mausoleum for the Saint. In the middle ages Turkestan and its mausoleum became pantheon for the most great people and heroes in the Steppe. 


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 mausoleum complex. Arystan bab mausoleum is holy place for all Turkic people. Arystan bab saint was spiritual father of H.A.Yassavi. 

11 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 the city. Tandoor - 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. – Turkestan city Tour. Shavgar and Yassy are old names of modern Turkestan. End. 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$ 120. For group of two people the price is US$ 80 per person. For a group of three people the price is US$ 65 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 and drinking water
Transport: Limousine