Travel in Kazakhstan: Tour 6


Travel in Kazakhstan: Tour 6, Kazakhstan.

Travel in Kazakhstan: Tour 6
Duration: 5 days
Places to visit: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Altyn Emel - Charyn - Almaty

Day 1: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Almaty
The driver will meet you at the airport and transfer to Issyk gorge. You will drive along the Kuldja tract. You will visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum Reserve "ISSYK" and see the history and culture of the Saka period, including a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, as well as the model of Saka burial mound. Afterwards we will drive to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level, to the attractive mountain lake Issyk, situated in the valley with the similar name. The lake was appeared about 10,000 years ago because of landslide. You will enjoy transparent surface and learn more about the natural disaster of 1963. Night is in a hotel.

Day 2: Almaty - Altyn Emel
Today we will travel to Altyn Emel National Park. Here you will visit the Singing Dune. Its height of 120 meters and a length of about 3 km and located in one of the corners of the Altyn Emel National Park. Travelers you will enjoy pure sand, which starts to "sing" in windy weather and as the organ music. Travelers will observe the outstanding panorama of the surroundings. In the south you can see thin sliver of the Ili River is noticeable as well as purple mountains of Sogety and Boguty, looking out from the white peaks of the Ketmen ridge. On the west the horizon is congested by the sheer slope of the Big Kalkan and the Small Kalkan - from the east. In the north - violet-blue ridge of Jungar Alatau mountains, Chulak mountain, Matai and Altyn Emel are observable. In dry and windy weather, the sand-dune will "sing" and can be heard from kilometers. Afterwards is transfer to Altyn Emel and rest is in a hotel.

Day 3: Altyn Emel
This tour will start by travelling to Katutau and Aktau mountains. Katutau Mountains (Harsh Mountains) are primeval tumble-down mountains with conserved volcanic productions. The variety is very delicate and demolish under the physical influence. Water, time and wind engraved complicated shapes in the rock. Sedimentary rock of the bottom of the ancient Tethys Ocean is conserved there. From the effects of environmental factors, it took the form of intricate figures and landscapes. Aktau Mountains (White Mountains) are paleontological field. In the deposits of Paleogene lacustrine remnants of primeval animals of about 25-30 million years old. There are the remains the giant rhinos, crocodiles, turtles as well as huge conical mountains remind the Egyptian pyramids and are a charmed scene. Transfer to a Altyn Emel hotel. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 4: Altyn Emel - Charyn - Almaty
On this day tour you will travel to Ash-tree Grove on the Temerlik River. In the lower influences of the Charyn River and its branch Temirlik there is an exclusive place, where can be found rare species of Sogdian Ash-tree are growing. We will travel to Charyn Canyon. The next destination is "Valley of Castles". Charyn Canyon is a natural place. It was appeared at the period of Paleogene and remnants the Grand Canyon of Colorado River in North America, though inferior to it in size. The height of the steep slopes of the canyon is up to 150-300 meters. You will see an opportunity to see outstanding forts and walk along columns. Arrival to Almaty. Overnight is in a sleep.
Day 5: Flight
Transfer to the airport and departure.

02 pax - Sedan
04 pax - Minivan
06-10 pax - Sprinter

Price per person:
02 pax - 675 $
04 pax - 490 $
06 pax - 450 $
08 pax - 375 $
10 pax - 335 $
Single - 90 $

Early check-in - 25 $
Single early check-in - 50 $

Half board - 100 $
Full board - 180 $

English speaking guide - 500 $ per group

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
Altyn Emel - "Aigaikum" Guesthouse
- 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