Travel in Kazakhstan: Tour 7


Travel in Kazakhstan: Tour 7, Kazakhstan.

Travel in Kazakhstan: Tour 7
Duration: 6 days
Places to visit: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Altyn Emel - Charyn Canyon - Kolsai Lakes - Kaindy Lake - Almaty

Day 1: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Almaty
Welcome to Kazakhstan. The guide will meet you at the airport and drive to Issyk gorge found along the Kuldja tract. On the way you will visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum Reserve "ISSYK", devoted to the history and principles of the Saka period, comprising a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, as well as the model of Saka burial mound. The next destination is driving to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level in order to see beautiful mountain lake Issyk, situated in the valley with the similar name. The lake is appeared about 10,000 years because of mudslide, resulted in formation of the natural dam of 300 meters in height. You will admire its turquoise water surface and the Issyk Gorge. In the end of day is transfer to a hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Almaty - Altyn Emel
We will drive to Altyn Emel National Park where the Singing Dune is found. Singing Dune reaches a height of 120 meters and a length of about 3 km and is situated in one of the corners of the Altyn Emel National Park. You will see sandy hill contains of pure sand, which starts to "sing" in windy weather and sounds as the organ music. Travelers will have a chance to see panorama of the environments. In the south you will see slip of the Ili River is noticeable as well as purple mountains of Sogety and Boguty with the white peaks of the Ketmen ridge. On the west the horizon is congested by the steep slope of the Big Kalkan and the Small Kalkan - from the east. In the north as violet-blue edge of Jungar Alatau mountains, Chulak mountain, Matai and Altyn Emel are observable. Afterwards is transfer to Altyn Emel hotel. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 3: Altyn Emel
Today we will have a sightseeing tour to Katutau and Aktau mountains. Picnic at nature. 
Katutau Mountains (Harsh Mountains) are very ancient ruined mountains with preserved volcanic outputs. The breed is very fragile and breaks down under the physical impact. Water, time and wind carved intricate shapes in the rock. Sedimentary rock of the bottom of the ancient Tethys Ocean is preserved there. From the effects of environmental factors it took the form of intricate figures and landscapes. Aktau Mountains (White Mountains) are world-renowned paleontological field. In the layers of Paleogene lacustrine deposits well-preserved remains of ancient animals whose age is estimated at 25-30 million years have been found. Among the finds there are the remains the giant rhinos, crocodiles, turtles. Huge conical mountains remind the Egyptian pyramids and are a magical scene of the variety of shapes and colors. Return to Altyn Emel hotel. Dinner and overnight is in the hotel.

Day 4: Altyn Emel - Charyn Canyon - Kolsai Lakes
In the morning is transfer to Ash-tree Grove on the Temerlik River. In the lower reaches of the Charyn River and its stream Temirlik there is an amazing place, where rare species of Sogdian Ash-tree are mounting. Botanists claims that these trees are about over a thousand years old. Then is transfer to Charyn Canyon. Charyn Canyon is a natural complex, famous worldwide. It was originated during Paleogene and prompts the Grand Canyon of Colorado River in North America in size. Wind and water have formed the beautiful "Valley of Castles", where you are always enclosed by the elegant towers collected of sedimentary rocks. Overnight is in a guest house.

Day 5: Kolsai - Kaindy Lake - Almaty
On this tour we will travel to Kaindy lake. Kaindy Lake (birch lake) is located among wonderful pine forest at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level and is well-known for its origin. It was formed in 1911 because of earthquake that caused the landslide blocked the valley by the natural dam, and the water has flooded the valley. The water of the lake is very cold and has transparent surface of the water. It is worth seeing by own eyes. Night is in a hotel.

Day 6: Flight
In the morning is transfer to the airport.

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

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