One of nature's marvels, the Charyn Canyon is over 56 miles (90 km) in length with beauty and majesty reminiscent of the US Grand Canyon. Located only 2 hours from Almaty, it is easy to visit.
Experience stunning unspoiled natural beauty and tranquility here. Even the wild animals do not fear humans.
The Dzungarian Gate, the most popular area in this region for visitors, is a mountain pass between Birliktau and Militau, and formerly part of the great Silk Road trading route.
Have you ever heard sand dunes sing?
This truly amazing site, sight and sound occurs when winds blow over the ridges of the sand dunes when they are dry, causing the sand to shift and make a unique type of sound. They are located north-east of Almaty, in the country's largeset national park, Altyn-Emel.
ASTANA – ALMATY
The mild climate attracts tourists all year round, and the active trade life with dozens of shops, casinos and restaurants will satisfy the wishes of the most demanding travelers. The snowy ridges of the Trans-Ili Alatau carefully frame the city and create delightful panoramas for evening contemplation and heart-to-heart talks.
The guide will begin the excursion in central part of Almaty, with a short stop at the Monument of Independence. Passing by the Central Library, the Abay State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet, with a glimpse on a new walking Panfilov street you will know more about history and development of the Southern capital of Kazakhstan from ancient time till nowadays
Charyn canyon carved Charyn river flowing from the slopes of the Tien Shan, one of the most imposing canyons in the world: its length is 150 km, and the height of the walls is 200 meters. By the way, the Statue of Liberty reaches only 93 meters… Charyn Canyon can be interpreted as a visual aid in geography: here, as in a time machine, you can see all the processes of formation of rocks and reliefs.
Meeting with the Guide at the reception. Departure to the lake “Issyk” with a visit of the historical and cultural museum-reserve “Issyk”. The calm surface of the lake is surrounded by meadows and forests that inhabit more than 150 species of birds and 30 animals, including mountain goats, leopards, bears and lynx. On the shores of the Lake grows the delicate flower Edelweiss with which people of Kazakhstan connect many of their legends and stories.
Sightseeing tour of Astana. In 1997, the president Nursultan Nazarbayev decided to move the capital of Kazakhstan from Almaty to Astana. This decision caused controversial assessments: on the one hand, it was a challenge to the deserted Asian steppe, on the other hand, it was received as a hymn to the human reason and modern technology.
Meeting with the guide at the hotel reception. A walk along the embankment of the river Esil. It is the favorite place for citizens and guests of the capital to have a rest. Panoramas of the city, street artists, musicians, sellers of homemade fast food and many funny attractions – there is everything to have a good time and to get a boost of energy.
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant, check out from the hotel.
Meeting with the driver, transfer to the airport.
Registration, baggage drop and exit to the flight departing .