The riches of Kazakhstan

The riches of Kazakhstan

Name of trip: The riches of Kazakhstan 

Tour’s destinations: Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Tamgaly 

Arrival to:  Nur-Sultan

Departure from: Almaty

Day 1: Nur-Sultan
After arrival to Nur -Sultan you will start exploring the fascinating sites of the modern capital city of Kazakhstan. The first attraction for today will be the Constitution Square where the first president of Kazakhstan N.A.Nazarbaev declared the transfer of the capital city from Almaty to Astana (Nur-Sultan). After that you will be inspired by the architecture of Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Here you will have a chance to discover the fascinating lifestyle of modern Kazakh people. You are going to discover the largest shopping center Khan Shatyr. Then you will direct to the top of famous Astana-Baiterek tower, there you will have a chance to explore the grand panorama view of the city. Further you will cross the Ishym river and visit the Kazakh Eli Square. After that you will direct to the next amazing attraction the magnificent building of the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation and the charming Khazret Sultan mosque. After that you will discover the National Museum of History of Kazakhstan, where you will explore with the history of Nur-Sultan and plans of its future development. You will end the tour with travelling to the hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Nur-Sultan – Almaty
In the morning you will travel to the Nur-Sultan International Airport for a flight to Almaty. You will have a way about 1 hour 4 minutes. Upon arrival you will meet the local guide and then transfer to the city. This day you will have a wonderful city tour where you will explore the fascinating sites of the southern capital of Kazakhstan. This day you will get to the first attraction the Green Bazaar. You will see that it is the famous place for shopping. After that you will discover the oldest park of the city – Panfilov Park. There you will explore the amazing Zenkov Cathedral. This is one of the most beautiful wooden buildings in the world. Along the way you will explore the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame. During the tour you will explore that they were built in honor of soldiers who defended their Motherland in the Great Patriotic War. Further you will also continue the tour with the Medeo gorge. During the tour you will explore that it is the world’s highest mountain skating rink and the dam that protect the city from mudflows. This night you will rest in the hotel.

Day 3: Almaty
In the morning you will discover the Medeo Gorge. You will see that it is situated at an altitude of 1690 meters above sea level. After arrival to the gorge you will have free time to breathe fresh air, walk around the area and enjoy the wonderful nature. After that you will transfer 20-25 minutes by cable car to Shymbulak ski resort area. This day you will be amazed at an altitude of 2260 meters above sea level above. There are located different restaurants, ski and snowboarding school and fancy mountain hotel.Then you will continue the tour with return by cable car. After that you will transfer to Kok-Tobe hill.  During the tour you will see that there is the tallest (a.s.l.) TV tower is located. Today you will also drive along the amazing mountain road on the park eco-cars. In Kok-Tobe Park you will be have a chance to discover the fabulous views, explore the mysterious paths and observe the majestic panorama view of the city from the special observation desk. During the tour you will have a chance to buy souvenirs. After that you will get to the city center by the Almaty cableway*(it is not available on Tuesdays, so you will go down by park eco-buses). This night will be in the hotel.

Day 4: Almaty – Tamgaly – Almaty
This day you will have a chance to discover the wonderful natural attraction of southern part of Kazakhstan. Today you will see the unique historical site – Tamgaly petroglyphs. During the tour you will explore that it is the oldest monuments of rock art of Zhetisu. It is under the protection of UNESCO since 2004.  Tamgaly Tas on the river Ili from a huge stone on the right bank for many centuries, images of the Buddha and bodhisattvas have been looking at the sky - these are "Tamgaly-Tas" - "Written stones". On the black-tanned rocks, there are many petroglyphs, images of mysterious deities, late Buddhist inscriptions, and about 1000 different rock paintings. The inscriptions and drawings are attributed by historians to the 12th century. There is also one stone with inscriptions in the ancient Turkic runic script dating from the 8th-9th centuries. Presumably they were left by the ancient Kipchak tribes. The Ili River Valley is one of the most picturesque places in the Almaty region, despite the fact that it is a desert and semi-desert landscape. Here you will also explore that many years the rocks of the canyon and valley of Tamgaly preserved the sacred places. Then you will finish the tour with travelling to the hotel.

Day 5: Flight
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Almaty International Airport.

02 pax – Sedan
04 pax – Minivan
06-10 pax – Mercedes Sprinter

Price per person:
02 pax – 615 $
04 pax – 490 $
06 pax – 380 $
08 pax – 325 $
10 pax – 300 $
Single – 90 $

Early check-in – 40 $
Single early check-in – 55 $

Half board – 105 $
Full board – 185 $ 

English speaking guide – 565 $ per group 

Flight Nur-Sultan – Almaty – from 50 $ per person


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
      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

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