Beauties of Almaty region 7 days

The first day. The airport –Almaty (30 minutes).
At the international airport in
Almaty city, you will be introduced to your guide, and he will accompany you. Placing in hotel rooms will go with our help, there you will have time to relax and prepare for awesome adventure in Almaty.

The second day. Almaty – Altyn Emel National Park (350 km).
The day starts with an early breakfast at 7 a.m. Going out from the hotel and moving to Altyn Emel National Park at 9 a.m. After delicious lunch you will visit Singing Barchan and Chokan Valikhanov’s water spring.
Singing Barkhan is a natural phenomenon, it has length of 3 km and height of 150 m. Its popularity is explained with the fact that sand makes beautiful sound, which sounds like an organ. From the top of the Barchan a perfect view of surroundings is available. A thin stripe of Ili river is on the southern side, also violet mountains Sogety and Boguty, behind the mountains Ketmen ridge’s white tops. Placing in a hotel in the evening. Having dinner in the hotel’s restaurant.

The third day. Altyn – Emel (100 km).
On the third day after breakfast we go on our excursion to 700 years old willow, Red (Katutau) and White (Aktau) mountains. Katutau translates as «severe mountains». During the Permian period (approximately 240 million years ago) there were two huge active volcanoes. Mountains are mostly built from lava and volcanic soil. Some ancient sediments from the bottom of old ancient ocean Tethys are still maintained on the northern part Katutau and Aktau. Having lunch at the foot of the Aktau mountain. Mountains of cretaceous period. Aktau appears to be a world-wide known paleontological field. Remains of extinct animals are retained (crocodiles, turtles, gigantic rhinos, primitive predators), their approximate age is about 25-30 million years. Then, going back to hotels, having dinner and preparing for a brand new day.      

 The fourth day: Altyn-Emel –Zharkent – Chundzha (350 km).
The day starts with breakfast at 8 a.m., then we set off for Zharkent city.
In Zharkent we will visit sacred place Aulie-Agash. This sacred place is located in
Koktal village, its location is in a tiny forest before our destination in Zharkent. All trees in this forest bend their heads in a mythical way to the direction of Aulie-agash, which is by itself a 700 years old colossal elm. Next to this place you can find a little mosque and one local caretaker Raya’s house, who is very hospitable to meet everyone. After lunch, we will move to hot water springs. Swimming in healing and mineral hot water springs, dinner and spending a night in a rest house.  

The fifth day: Chundzha – Charyn – Saty village (260 km).
In the morning at 9 a.m. after breakfast, leaving hot water springs to the
Charyn river. You will descend into the Charyn Canyon; among people it is popular by another name «Valley of Castles». Our lunch beside this river. This Canyon is a unique product of nature, creation of things like wind and water during 12 million years. The Canyon’s depth is 300 m.; extension is about 160 km. Mystical landscape will leave you unbelievably bright impressions. Moving to the village of Saty, where you are about to feel hospitability and everyday life of local inhabitants. Dinner. Spending a following night in a guest house.     

The sixth day: The Saty’s village – Kolsay lake (150 km).
After breakfast, morning moving to a famous excursion in the Kolsay lakes.
The Kolsay lakes is one of the most stunning places of Kazakh nature. They are set at altitudes of 1800, 2250 and 2700 m above sea level. They differ from each other with dividing mountain landscape, which contains of three natural zones, and also variety of wild animals and plants. The Kolsay lakes are called gems of the northern Tian Shan. Spending a night in guest houses of local inhabitants, where again you will be able to feel hospitability and friendly atmosphere of their daily life.  

The seventh day: The village of Saty – Kaindy lake – Almaty (350 km).
Having breakfast, next a trip to Kaindy lake on vehicles with cross-country capability. The lake is located on the pitch of Kungey Ala-Too’s ridge in the height of 1867 m above sea level among thick coniferous forest. The length of the lake is about 400 m, the deepest point of the lake is 30 m. Having lunch in guest houses and returning to the city.


Prices for 2019 year.

Program cost per person in USD for a group:
Number of persons in a group Hotel category
3* Hotel 4* Hotel 5* Hotel
1 person
2 persons
3 persons
4-6 persons
7-10 persons
11-15 persons
16-20 persons
21-25 persons
26-30 persons

The cost includes:
-    Accommodation in a hotel for 2 days (standard category breakfasts in the base).
-    Accommodations in a hotel, rest houses and guest houses in the program.
-    Supplies by a program breakfast, lunch and dinner (without alcohol), one day only dinner.
-    Transport services during the entire tour, including transfers.
-    All excursions, which are in a program, including entrance tickets, ecological fees.
-    A guide for the whole tour.
-    Mineral water in periods of moving.  

The cost does not include:
-    Early arrival and placing in a single room.
-    Mini – bar and other services in hotel rooms.
-    Air tickets.
-    Visa support for Kazakhstan.
-    Medical needs and insurance.
-    Extra excursions, which are not included in the tour.
-    Alcoholic drinks.
-    Tips for personal services.