Charyn Canyon "Valley of Castles"


Description of the tour.

Excursion with a visit to the canyon of the Charyn River in 200 km from Almaty. The road to the "Valley of Castles" lies through the Sogetinsky Valley, which stretches between the mountain ranges Ketmen and Ulken - Bogetty. Poets call this place a "workshop of a sculptor named Wind", Kazakhstan tourists call, one of the most exotic places of recreation in our region, fans of water rafting are a paradise for extreme people. 
This is a "lost world", past which it is impossible to pass without looking. The unknown forces seemed to have opened the time itself, exposing its very depths. The canyon is a unique monument of nature, where under the influence of millennial processes of weathering of sedimentary rocks special relief forms have formed - the remains in the form of isolated mountains, pillars, giant columns, towers, chapels. The length of the canyon is 150 km, the "Valley of Castles" is more than 2 km, the depth is up to 200 meters. There is absolutely no soil cover, the remains are devoid of vegetation. At the bottom of the canyon there are traces of temporary streams everywhere. There are bushes of yellow acacia, tamarisk, saxaul, turanga and ephedra. Of the animals - mountain ptarmigan, gerbil, hare.


Sample tour program
07:30 The meeting
08:00 Departure for an excursion to the "Valley of Castles"
12:00 Arrival in the "Valley of Castles", Walking tour of the canyon
16:30 Picking up from the car. Departure
20:00 Return to Almaty

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: SUV 4x4
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
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.