BIG ALMATY LAKE AND FALCON CENTER “SUNKAR”

Big Almaty Lake- one of the most splendid places, which is 25 kilometers from the city.  The lake is in the canyon of 2510 meters above sea level and surrounded by mountains, covered by Tien-Shan’s spruce.

Excursion begins from rise to Big Almaty canyon, where Big Almaty Lake locates on the height of 2510. It is very beautiful, especially when its calm surface reflects surrounding trees and sky.

Big Almaty Lake is formed in the result of an ancient glacier and due to location in mountains temperature does not exceed +10 degrees.

This lake is a source of drinking water for Almaty citizens. Higher on 3300 meters above sea level, there are bases for scientific astronomical and cosmic research. At the foot of Big

Almaty peak, you can enjoy a gorgeous panorama of mountains and the lake enclosed by mountain peaks, Tien-Shan’s spruces, aspens and junipers.

Leaving Big Almaty Lake, we will visit “Sunkar”, the only farm specialized in breeding of hunting birds and Kazakh dogs, named tazy, in Kazakhstan.  Since establishment of this farm, more than 1060 species were bred and 360 saker falcons were freed. You will know interesting facts about falcon, eagle, hawk, owl, vulture and others.

Special for you, guests, there will be a show with participation of 7 birds. This show demonstrates how birds hunt, derive water and others. During this exciting show, you will be told about traditions and history of hunt hares is a Kazakhstani peculiarity.  Kazakh hunters with eagles are called berkutchi and hunting techniques with birds. Hunt with falcons is practiced in several countries, but hunt with eagles on were passed from father  to son                                                      

Included: transport, guide, eco-payments, show in “Sunkar”, bottle of water per person 

depending on the number of people, prices may fall

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
Transport: Bus/Minibus
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December
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