Combined Tour. Almaty Shymkent Sayram Turkestan. 6 days

Almaty - Shymkent - Sayram-Ugam National Park - Turkestan. History & Nature, 6 days

Dear guest, 

Welcome to Kazakhstan!

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.

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.

 

Number of days: 6
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: Accommodation, food, train tickets.
What to bring: good mood
Transport: Limousine
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
Private tours
Cultural tours
Adventure tours
Offroad tours
Sightseeing tours
Winter tours
Special Event tours
Wildlife tours
Highlight tours
Photo tours
Hiking tours
Horseback riding tours
Circle tours
Short tours
Budget tours
Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Other
Payment Method

For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.