Name of trip: Fascinating capitals of Kazakhstan
Tour’s destinations: Nur-Sultan, Almaty
Arrival to: Nur-Sultan
Departure from: Almaty
Day 1: Nur Sultan city
This day you will discover the amazing historical and modern attractions of the capital city of Kazakhstan- Nur Sultan. You will have a wonderful guided tour in the capital where you will discover Constitution Square, where the president N.A.Nazarbaev declared the decision of transferring the capital of the country from Almaty to Astana (now Nur-Sultan). After that you will lead to the Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan with the Golden Man. This day you will be surprised by the charming building that will surprise you with its beautiful architecture. The tour route will take you amazing attraction where you will discover the local lifestyle. You will see the largest and unique shopping center Khan Shatyr. After that you will direct to observe the top of famous Astana-Baiterek monument where is situated special observational desk. This day you will also have a chance to discover grand panorama, take photos, and discover the modern capital city of Kazakhstan. The tour route will take you to l cross Ishym river and walk around the Kazakh Eli Square. This day you will have a chance to discover the gorgeous Palace pf peace and Reconciliation and the fascinating Khazret Sultan mosque are located. This day you will be impressed by the charming architecture of these buildings. This day you will also see the last destination of the city tour will be National Museum of History of Kazakhstan*, where you will get the information about the historical background and plans for future development of Nur-Sultan. This day you will end the tour with travelling to the hotel for overnight.
Day 2: Nur Sultan – Borovoe – Nur Sultan
This day you will have amazing guided tour to Burabai National park (Borovoe). During the tour you will explore that the territory of 85000 hectares of northeastern part of Kokshetau elevation. You will also have a chance to explore that here are situated about 14 lakes in the park with surface area of more than 1 sq.km, and numerous small lakes. In course of the tour you will have a chance to observe the incredible beauty of nature. In this place people have amazing opportunity to discover high mountains, turquoise lakes, coniferous and deciduous groves. After arrival you will also discover the views of the Khan’s pass, Burabay and Zheke-Batyr mountains. On Abylaykhan Valley you will admire the fabulous views of Ush-kyz, Ok-Zhetpes rocks and Kokshetau mountain. This day you will have a chance to listen to legends that tell more about the history and culture of the Kazakh people. After that you will have a short hiking tour to Bolektau mountain. This day you will also observe the fascinating Borovoe lake and Zhumbaktas rock. Then you will transfer to the hotel in Nur-Sultan city.
Day 3: Nur Sultan – Almaty
In the morning you will departure to the Nur-Sultan International Airport for a local flight to Almaty. Upon arrival you will have a chance to observe the main attractions and discover the fascinating views of the southern capital of Kazakhstan. This day you will explore the first attraction called the Green Bazaar. During the tour you will see that it is the popular place for shopping. After that you will walk around and discover the oldest parks in the city – Panfilov Park. This day you will be inspired by the amazing architecture of wooden Zenkov Cathedral. This day you will also see charming highlight will be the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame. It was erected in memory of soldiers who died for freedom of their Motherland in the Great Patriotic War. Then you will continue the tour with visiting Medeo Gorge. You will discover that this site is popular highest mountain skating rink in the world and the dam that protects Almaty from dangerous mudflows. This day you will discover the amazing Kok-Tobe hill, where the highest (above sea level) TV tower is situated. During the tour you will transfer along the charming mountain road. After arrival you will discover the charming views, have some free time to relax and enjoy the wonderful nature. After that you will travel back to the city by famous Almaty cableway. This day you will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 4: Almaty – Issyk – Almaty
In the morning you start the tour with driving to the spectacular gorges of Trans-Ili Alatau - Issyk Gorge. This day you will transfer along the Kuldja tract. Several centuries ago the traders of the Great Silk Road passed. Along the way you will discover the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve “ISSYK” where you will observe the nature and history of that region. Durog the tour you will have a chance to discover a lot of exhibits of Saka period such as a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment and the model of Saka burial mound. This day you will also learn that the “Golden Man” even became the state symbol of Kazakh Republic. Then the tour route will take you to rise to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level to the fabulous mountain lake Issyk. During the tour, you will also be able to explore that the lake appeared about 10,000 years ago after the collapse of a powerful landslide. And he was able to cause the creation of a 300-meter natural dam. After that, you can also enjoy the beauty of nature, see its surroundings. Today you will also be able to hear information about the natural disaster that occurred in 1963 and its consequences. Then you will also be able to enjoy free time in nature and explore the surrounding area, enjoy the scenery. You will spend the night in the hotel in Almaty.
Day 5: Almaty – Charyn Canyon – Almaty
This day you will explore the amazing beauty of Charyn Canyon. This day you will travel about 3 hours. Along the way you will have a chance to see the local museum of traditional decorative and applied arts and crafts. After that you will have a lunch in local café and you will taste the Kazakh cuisine. Upon arrival you will discover the amazing beauty of Charyn Canyon you will enjoy the ethereal panorama view. Today you will also explore in the bottom of the canyon and ten walk around 2 km through the “Castles of Valley”. Charyn Canyon is a unique natural monument that is part of the Charyn National Park, which was opened in February 2004 in order to preserve and restore the unique natural monuments of the nature of the Almaty region. Charyn Canyon stretches for 154 km along the Charyn River. The amazing natural monument is composed of sedimentary rocks, the age of which is about 12 million years. This night you will rest in the hotel.
Day 6: Flight
After breakfast, you will leave the hotel. The transfer will take you to the airport.
02 pax – Sedan
04 pax – Minivan
06-10 pax – Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax – 790 $
04 pax – 600 $
06 pax – 480 $
08 pax – 415 $
10 pax – 385 $
Single – 105 $
Early check-in – 40 $ per person
Single early check-in – 55 $ per person
Half board – 130 $
Full board – 230 $
English speaking guide – 675 $ per group
Flight Nur Sultan – Almaty – from 50 $ per person
Nur Sultan – “Ibis” Hotel 3*
Almaty – “Kazakhstan” Hotel 3*
- 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
- English speaking guide
- Flight Nur Sultan – Almaty