Travel in Kazakhstan: Tour 2

 

Travel in Kazakhstan: Tour 2, Kazakhstan.

Travel in Kazakhstan: Tour 2
Destination:
Kazakhstan
Duration: 5 days
Places to visit: Almaty - Shymkent - Turkestan - Issyk Lake - Almaty


Day 1: Almaty - Shymkent
On arrival you will have a city tour in Shymkent. The road from Almaty to Shymkent takes 4 hour. Shymkent is found at the crossroads of the Great Silk Road and located with the most ancient cities of the Middle Ages as Otar, Turkestan, Syganak, Sauran and others. Here you will visit the Alley of memory in the park named after Kaldayakov, the monument "Jer An", Ordabasy Square "20 Years of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan Park", Museum of Victims of Political Repressions, Obelisk of Glory, Walk of Fame, Eternal Flame for the Fallen in World War II, Arboretum. You will visit the museum of local lore. Nigh is in a hotel.

Day 2: Shymkent - Turkestan - Shymkent
Today is a tour to Turkestan. It was appeared around 500 AD in the crossroad of caravans from Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva to northern Kazakhstan. Before it was the capital of the Kazakh Khanate. Because of the famous Sufi Sheikh and philosopher Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, this city increased imposing reputation; there is small mausoleum here for them (1166). This mausoleum was erected by the order of Emir Temirlan, now it is an excellent masterwork of medieval architecture and one of the main places of reverence for Muslims. According to legend, Tamerlan had a dream about saint and said to construct a mausoleum above the grave of Arystan Bab, and only then - over the tomb of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, what Tamerlane did. Nowadays pilgrims primarily visit the mausoleum of Arystan Bab, and then Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi. Pilgrims say that three tours to Turkestan equal small Hajj to Mecca. In Turkestan you will visit "Azret Sultan" historical and architectural complex, Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Turkestan ancient settlement, Necropolis, a fragment of the fortress wall, Citadel with gates, Hammam, Hilvet underground mosque. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 3: Shymkent - Almaty
In the morning is transfer to Almaty. On arrival you will have a city tour and learn more about development of the Southern capital of Kazakhstan. We will visit the Green Bazaar where we can get fresh fruits and bargain. This tour will be continued visiting the Panfilov Park as well as Zenkov Cathedral. Then we will visit the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame, built in memory of the soldiers who perished for freedom of Kazakhstan. In the afternoon we will drive to the Medeo gorge and see the highest mountain skating rink in the world and the dam. Afterwards we will drive to Kok Tobe hill where the tallest TV is located. In the end of day, you will see the center by using famous Almaty cableway. Night is in a hotel.

Day 4: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Almaty
Today we will travel to the outstanding gorges as Trans Ili Alatau, called Issyk Gorge. You can find it along the Kuldja tract. See the burial mounds of Sakas period as well as "Golden Man". Today it is a state symbol of Kazakhstan. We will have a journey to the State Historical and Cultural Museum Reserve "ISSYK". You will learn more about history and culture of the Sakas period, including a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment and the model of Sakas burial mound. This tour will be continued to Issyk Lake. It is alpine lake that is located on the altitude of 1 756 meters above sea level. The lake appeared due to mudslide 10 000 years ago. Travelers will enjoy the beauty of this lake and relish water surface. Night is in a hotel.

Day 5: Flight
Transfer to the airport.


Transport:
02 pax - Sedan economy
04 pax - Minivan
06-10 pax - Minibus


Price per person:
02 pax - 760 $
04 pax - 515 $
06 pax - 385 $
08 pax - 335 $
10 pax - 300 $
Single - 55 $

Early check-in - 20 $
Single early check-in - 30 $

Half board - 80 $
Full board - 145 $

English speaking guide - 235 $ per group


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Shymkent - "Shymkent" Hotel 3*
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour

Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide