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.
Do you want to visit the places where the Kazakh people descend from? We invite you to a six-day tour of the most important and interesting places in Kazakhstan.
Route: Almaty, Almaty Region (Kazakhstan)
Season: March to November
Day 1. Arrival at Almaty
Meeting guests at the airport, accommodation at the hotel.
Day 2. Sightseeing tour
After breakfast, we invite you to the Grand Tour of the southern capital. The tour lasts six hours, during this time you will visit all the main attractions, learn the history of the city, get acquainted with the places where the townspeople have rest.
First you will be shown the city center with the Green Bazaar, so full of oriental charm that you cannot help but make purchases. Then you will see the cathedral in the central park and all the important places of the city.
Then our path lies to the Medeo district, known for its high-mountain skating rink. The nature here is amazing, the plateau surrounded by mountain massifs enchants your eyes.
The tour continues on the mountain of Kok-Tobe: we reach its top walking along a winding path and approach the TV tower. It can be viewed from any part of the city. The park has many kinds of sightseeing platforms. In the end, you will descend of the mountain by cableway.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3. Attractions of Almaty Region
After breakfast, a six-hour transfer to the Great Almaty Lake, located in the most beautiful place of Alatau. It was formed from an ancient glacier, and is the main reservoir that supplies fresh water to the city.
Ascent to the space research base camp. There is an extraordinary view of the mountains and the lake. On the way back, we will visit the falconry farm, where you will be shown a hunting show.
Instead of the Great Almaty Lake we can visit Lake Issyk. The path runs along the route of ancient caravans. The guide will acquaint you with interesting places and stories connected to them, you can see the burial sites and visit the nature reserve. Then we begin the ascent to a high-mountain reservoir, which formed after a mountain slide 10 thousand years ago. Such beauty is worth seeing with your own eyes.
Transfer to the hotel, overnight stay.
Day 4. Trip to the Charyn Canyon
After breakfast, you will have a 10-hour tour to the unique natural site – the Charyn Canyon, which is similar to the one in the US, but is smaller in size. On the way, the guide will tell interesting stories and legends of the region. People who see the canyon for the first time are entranced by the greatness of nature. You will see a grand view, impressive with its splendor. We invite you to the Valley of Castles to admire the unusual structures created by the wind over thousands of years.
Transfer to the hotel.
Day 5. Almaty
Free day and overnight stay at the hotel.
Guests are offered to walk around the city on their own, do shopping at the shopping malls, buy souvenirs, and taste the national cuisine.
Day 6. Departure from Almaty
Transfer to the airport. Return home.