Question: 3 day tour from Almaaty


We are planning to be in Almaty this May. There will be 4 of us.

Could you please recommend what we could see in 3 days (starting and finishing in Almaty)?

I thought about Charyn Canyon, Altyn Emel and going at least for one day to Kyrgyzstan. But maybe you can propose sth better? Where would you recoomend to go to Kyrgysztan if we had only about one day?



Replies (3)


Andrey 21 days ago

Hello Maciej!

I recommend to make an express tour of Golden Ring Zhetysu.

3 days you will visit:

Altyn Emel Park-Singing Dune, White Mountains Aktau, Katutau. Charyn Park.Charyn Canyon, Kaindy Lake, Kolsay Lake ...

the most optimal solution for a short time to visit as many Natural Attractions as possible....

With all regards Andrey Guide in Kazakhstan!


Tatyana 21 days ago

Hello, Maciej.

I'm Tatyana guide in the Almaty city Kazakhstan.

The distance from Almaty to Bishkek and back is 600 km. Also border crossing sometimes near of 2 hours takes. Good facilities to visit are not in Bishkek. Until they still need to go 90 km one way. It may be better to visit beautiful places in Kazakhstan than to spend most of the tour time in car during of driving and not see enough objects.

1 day: start at 6 am arrive to the Altyn Emel park. Visit the Aktau mountains. Then Singing dunes. Overnight in guesthouse in Bashy village.


2 day: starts at 7 am. Drive to see the ancient Zharkent mosque. Then arrive through the Yellow canyon. Lunch. Visit the Kaindy lake. Overnight in Saty village.

3 day: start at 8 am. Visit the mountain Kolsay lake. Take the lunch boxes. Arrive to the Charyn canyon via the Black canyon. Walking through the Charyn canyon near of 2 hours ( 4 km). Lunch at the river Charyn.

Departure to the Almaty city at 8-9 pm.

Price for the tour for 4 persons 870$ ( car with driver and guide, entrance tickets to the parks, accommodation in guesthouses, meals)


I'm waiting for your reply.



Temirlan 21 days ago


About 3 days tour in Almaty with starting and finishing in Almaty

You program will be next

Day 1 

Almaty - Basshi village - Aktau/Katutau mountains (Altyn Emel) - Basshi village (night in hotel, guest house or tents)

Day 2 

Basshi village - Singing dune - Basshi village - Sharyn canyon - 

After Sharyn canyon you can go back to Almaty and do activities in Almaty city like that:

-Big Almaty lake with hiking on Big Almaty oral (3680)

-do some one day trekkings

-or wishing city tour


Drive to Kyrgyzstan for one day is not good idea, because a lot of time you will lose on the border

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