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.
The land of nomads 5 days tour
During a dizzy climb to the Shymbulak glacier, a modern ski resort, you can feel the free spirit of Kazakhstan, the scope of its territories and the beauty of these lands.
Charyn Canyon, carved by the Charyn River, flowing from the slopes of the Tien Shan, is one of the most magnificent canyons in the world:The awareness of it is truly fascinating and as breathtaking as the contemplation of stone giants propping up the bright blue sky.
Taraz - one of the oldest cities of Kazakhstan, which is located on the Great Silk Road. The city is more than 2000 years old. The ancient city was lying at the intersection of caravan routes, around it, at a distance of 40 km were the satellite towns of Taraz, where tireless archaeologists find watchtowers and fortresses that served as the defense for the Taraz.
Otrar is one of the oldest cities in Central Asia, known in Arab sources as Farab. The name of one of the most famous and outstanding philosophers of the East, Abu-Nasr al-Farabi, who was born and raised in Otrar, is also associated with this city. The city of Otrar existed for almost 2 thousand years. In the XIX century due to the drought people left it, and the city gradually emptied and began to collapse. Today in the ancient city scientists work on preservation and conservation of monuments. UNESCO is helping Kazakhstan enormously with this work.
The pass Kazgurt and the monument to the ship, which symbolizes “ Noah's Ark”, according to local legend remained on top of the sacred mountain Kazgurt, which for the Kazakhs is Turkestan Ararat, in addition, from a bird's-eye view can be seen hilly plain directed to Shymkent, and in all its glory the iconic mount Kazgurt.