Almaty - Shymkent - Sayram-Ugam National Park - Turkestan. History & Nature, 6 days
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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 your personal safety. Please, see below the program.
Almaty – Shymkent – Sayram-Ugam National Park – Turkestan – Shymkent
1 day – Arrival in Almaty city and pick up at the airport. Accomodation. City tour. Main attractions of Almaty city. Green Bazaar is a barometer of the city. Park of the 28 Panfilov Guardsmen – history of Great Patriotic War. City panorama view from Kok Tobe Park.
2 day – Mountain landscapes of Almaty surroundings. Trip to Big Almaty Lake in the mountain gogre. Light trekking to alpine lake. 3 hours to reach the lake. Trip by car is possible.
3 day – Visiting famous mountain skate rink Medeo and Shymbulak ski resort near Almaty. Hiking or by cart. Return to the city.
Evening departure to Shymkent city by train (10 hours) or car with driver (8 hours).
4 day – Morning arrival in Shymkent city. Accommodation. City tour. Old Citadel and Old city. Green Bazaar is heart of the city. Koshkar Ata river is unique and sacral place of the city. Park of Independency is symbol of modern Shymkent. Transfer to ancient Sayram town. Sayram is ancient city on Silk Road. Visiting medieval mausoleums and local historical museum. Walking tour in the centre. Try ancient Uzbek cuisine in Sayram. Transfer to Shymkent city.
5 day – Morning departure to Sayram-Ugam National Park (70 km). Sayram Su mountain gorge. Light trekking to Sayram Lower lake, 8 km by path. Fresh alpine air and juniper forests. Picturesque views of the alpine peaks. Rare and endangered varieties of plants and animals. Evening departure to Shymkent city. Please, see my tour National Park Sayram-Ugam, Hiking To The Lake, Shymkent city here in my profile.
6 day – Departure to Turkestan city (180 km). Accommodation. Visiting medieval mausoleums of Arystan Bab and Khodja Akhmed Yassawi. Saint Akhmed as king of Sufi mystics and dervishes. Mausoleum in Turkistan is UNESCO and World heritage site. Departure to Shymkent city. End of the tour.
Please, see also my other Ancient Ghost cities Otyrar and Sauran in the steppe near Turkestan city.
Price does not include accommodation, food and entrance fees.
The price for one person is US$ 726 for six days tour. The price for a group of two persons is US$ 576 per person. The price for a group of three persons price is US$ 498 per person.
Please, see and book the tour also on my personal site: https://kundala.kz
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.