Glorious Nature

Glorious Nature

Glorious Nature, Kazakhstan tours.

Title of tour: Glorious Nature 

Days / Nights: 7/6 

Overnights: Almaty, Altyn Emel, Saty, Kolsai, Charyn

Day 1: Almaty  
After arrival to the airport you will drive to Almaty. Today you will have a wonderful city tour in Almaty. You will explore the main sites of the city. This day you will have a chance to immerse in the ancient history of the country, explore the attractions of the south capital. The tour starts with visiting amazing Green Bazaar. We sure you will fascinate it. You will stroll along the vivid rows and discover the amazing souvenirs. Then the tour route will take you the amazing place of Almaty - Panfilov Park. Then you will marvel the amazing wooden buildings in the world − Zenkov Cathedral.  Along the way you will explore the interesting spots the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame. The tour will show you today the remarkable site for Kazakh people the Medeo Gorge. It is important to note that there is a wonderful skating rink and the dam. We promise you will like it! The next landmark of the tour will be the Kok-Tobe hill. There you will find the tallest TV tower in the world. Then the tour route will present you the Kok-Tobe Park where you can wander along it ways and discover the amazing panoramic views of the city. Don’t miss the opportunity to buy the souvenirs. The tour you will conclude with transferring from the cableway of Almaty to the center of the city. Night is in the hotel.

Day 2: Almaty – Altyn Emel
Today you will transfer to Tamgaly Tas at 08:00. Tamgaly Tas is situated on the Ili River. This tract is translated as “stones with signs”. This monument of antiquity can show you all the ancient history, on the stones of which texts in Tibetan and Kalmyk languages are drawn, and see the images of the Buddha. Prayers are carved on the stones here. Near the river you can see the remains of medieval Kazakhstan.  It was erected for the filming “The Nomad” movie. After that you will drive to Baschi. Then you will continue tour with visiting Altyn Emel National Park to its famous Singing Dune. You will be surprised by a singing dune that sings in windy weather. The dune is 120 meters high and stretches for three km. This is a huge mountain of white sand that you can climb in dry weather and slide down, where you can make the most cherished wish. The Dune is also located in the corridor between the ridges of the Dzungarian Alatau-the Big and Small kalkans. The dune emits various sounds resembling the roar of an animal, and sometimes the sound of an organ melody. Then you will transfer to the hotel. This night you will spend in the hotel. 

Day 3: Altyn Emel – Kaindy – Saty
We are glad to present you the next day of the tour. Today you will transfer to the Birch Lake -Kolsai Lakes at 12:00. Kaindy Lake (birch lake) is located at the altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. This lake was formed more than 100 years ago in 1911 due to a powerful landslide. The water temperature in the lake is cold and so you can see the needles of fir trees under the water. Not far from the lake there is a birch grove in honor of which the lake was named. Traveling on the lake, you can enjoy the beautiful nature and see the spectacular surface. Here you can also see meadows full of mushrooms and strawberries in the summer season. The beauty of the lake is indescribable, which you will see with your own eyes. Then you will drive to Saty settlement. You will rest the night in guest house.

Day 4: Saty – Kolsai
In the morning you will start the tour with trek from the lake Kolsai-1 to the lake Kolsai-2.. Kolsai Lakes are one of the most beautiful places of Kazakh Nature, the lakes are called the pearl of the Northern Tien Shan. They are located at altitudes of 1800, 2250 and 2700 meters above sea level. When the water surface is absolutely calm, it reflects the sky and the charming panorama of the mountain landscape. This is a place where the purest melt water runs down from the mountain peaks and flows smoothly through the lakes from South to North. You will be amazed by the rich flora and fauna. Here you can observe meadows and forests. Vertical drop between the three lakes is about 700 meters. You will have a chance to get to the lowest lake can by car. Then you will stroll few kilometers along mountain trails and see the second and the third lake. No doubt you will like berries, mushrooms and fishing there in warm season. There you will have a chance to observe Marals, mountain goats, wolves and even bears. Then you will transfer to the guest house. This night will be in the guesthouse. 

Day 5: Kolsai – Charyn
After breakfast you will start the tour to Charyn Canyon at 09:00 am. Charyn canyon is a real miracle of nature that occurred more than 12 million years ago. This canyon has beautiful views of the nature of Kazakhstan. The canyon has a height of sheer cliffs from 150-300 meters. Charyn canyon is reminiscent of the younger brother of the Grand Canyon and it is famous all over the world. The canyon looks very unique and has a beautiful attraction "valley of Castles" which stretches for 2 km. it is 20-80 meters wide. You can walk along the canyon and see the beautiful shapes and towers reminiscent of fairy tales. This is the unique attraction of Kazakhstan what the country is very proud of. Don’t miss chance to take photos.

Day 6: Charyn – Almaty
Breakfast. Transfer to Almaty. Transfer to hotel. Break.

Day 7: Flight
Breakfast. Check – out till 12:00. Transfer to airport.


Price per person 3*:
02 pax – 1 435 $
04 pax – 965 $
06 pax – 680 $
08 pax – 565 $
10 pax – 505 $
Single – 145 $

Early check-in – 25 $
Single early check-in – 45 $  

Price per person 4*:
02 pax – 1 470 $
04 pax – 925 $
06 pax – 715 $
08 pax – 600 $
10 pax – 540 $
Single – 165 $ 

Early check-in – 40 $
Single early check-in – 70 $  

Half board – 100 $ (6, 2 dinners are included to the accommodation price)
Full board – 160 $ (6+6, 2 dinners and 2 lunches are included to the accommodation price)


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
      Almaty – “Kazakhstan” Hotel 3* / “Kazzhol” Hotel 4*
      Saty – Homestays
      Altyn Emel – Homestays
      Charyn – Cottages
- English speaking guide
- 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

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