Travel in Kazakhstan: Tour 4

 

Travel in Kazakhstan: Tour 4, Kazakhstan.

Travel in Kazakhstan: Tour 4
Destination:
Kazakhstan
Duration: 5 days
Places to visit: Chernyaevka - Shymkent - Turkestan - Almaty - Issyk Lake - Almaty


Day 1: Chernyaevka - Shymkent
Welcome to Kazakhstan. Meet your driver at Chernyaevka border and transfer to Shymkent for sightseeing (3h). You will visit park named after Sh. Kaldayakov, "Zher Ana" monument, Ordabasy square, Park "20 years of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan", Museum of Victims of Political Repression (30 minutes), Obelisk of Glory, Eternal Flame to the fallen in The great Patriotic War, Walk of Fame, Arboretum (stop for 20 minutes), Regional Museum (40-60 minutes). Night is in a hotel.

Day 2: Shymkent - Turkestan
Today is departure from Shymkent to Otrar region, Shaulder Settlement. On arrival you will have a city tour and visit Local History Museum "Otyrar", Arystan Bab Mausoleum, archaeological site of the ancient settlement of Otrar. Otrar was originated in IV century BC. This center of craftsmanship was the main port of the caravan routes between Eastern Europe and China. Then we will travel to Turkestan, found in the 500 AD at the crossroads of caravan routes from Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva to northern Kazakhstan. The city was famous as the spiritual and political center of the Turkic-speaking people in the XVI-XVIII centuries, and was the capital of the Kazakh Khanate. Pilgrims claims that it was a small Hajj to Mecca. Being in Turkestan you will visit "Azret Sultan" historical and architectural complex, Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Turkestan ancient settlement, Necropolis, a part of the fortress wall, Citadel with gates, Hammam, Hilvet subversive mosque. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 3: Turkestan - Shymkent - Almaty
In the morning you will have a flight to Almaty. On arrival you will have a city tour and visit Abai Opera and Ballet Theatre. The tour will be continued to the Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen as one of the most beautiful wooden buildings in the world as Zenkov Cathedral. In the park you will also see the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame, listen to the stories of the guide and esteem the beauty of the Museum of Musical Instruments. Then we will go to the Green Bazaar and enjoy shopping. The next destination is Kok Tobe hill, where you can admire the magnificent panorama of the city from the special observation deck. The tour will end from the top of the hill to the center of the city by the famous Almaty cableway. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 4: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Almaty
Today we will travel to the Medeu Gorge (1, 690 m) to see the highest mountain skating rink in the world and the dam. Later on you will take a cable car to Shymbulak ski resort area, then go down the back way by cable car. We will visit one of the outstanding gorges of Trans-Ili Alatau - Issyk Gorge located on the Kuldja tract, where hundreds of years ago the trade caravans travelled. Travelers will see the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "ISSYK", dedicated to the history and culture of the Saka period, including a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment. We will travel to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level, to the attractive mountain lake Issyk, located in the valley with the similar name. Transfer to a hotel for overnight.

Day 5: Flight
Transfer to the Almaty International airport and departure.


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


Price per person:
02 pax - 810 $
04 pax - 600 $
06 pax - 465 $
08 pax - 435 $
10 pax - 385 $
Single - 85 $

Half board - 100 $
Full board - 180 $

English speaking guide - 525 $ per group


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Shymkent - "Shymkent" Hotel 3*
Turkestan - "Hanaka" Hotel, 4*
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