Fabulous Altyn Emel tour

Fabulous Altyn Emel tour

Name of trip: Fabulous Altyn Emel tour 

Tour’s destinations: Almaty, Altyn Emel, Kaindy, Kolsai Lakes 

Arrival to:  Almaty

Departure from: Almaty

Day 1: Almaty
This day you will be picked up by the driver. After that you will departure to the southern capital Almaty. This day you will have amazing city tour where you will discover the interesting and amazing attractions. This day you will immerse into the history of the country, city and the future plans.  This day you will discover the fascinating attractions and amazing sites. You will discover the first site as bright Green Bazaar. You will explore the fascinating rows, buy beautiful Souvenirs for you and your family. This day you will observe beautiful Oriental Bazaar and enjoy the national atmosphere, where you can bargain with hospitable sellers. Then you will discover Panfilov park that is one of the oldest parks in Almaty. Travelling here you will explore the charming wooden building Zenkov Cathedral. Then you will continue the tour with Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame dedicated to those who died defending their homeland. The tour route will take you today to Medeo Gorge. Upon arrival you will discover the highest mountain skating rink and dam. After that you will get to the gorgeous hill of Kok-tobe by the spectacular mountain road. Today you will be amazed by the tallest TV tower in the world. This day you will wander along the fabulous Kok Tobe Park, discover the fascinating landscapes, buy souvenirs and enjoy the national atmosphere. This day you will have a chance to explore the amazing panorama view of the city from a special observation platform. You will have a chance to discover to explore souvenir shop. Today you will complete the tour with a riding by the amazing Almaty cableway. This night you will rest in the hotel. 

Day 2: Almaty – Issyk – Almaty
Today you will discover the trade caravans of the Great Silk Road passed for many years. This day you will discover the spectacular gorge on Trans-Ili Alatau - Issyk Gorge that is situated along the Kuldja tract. Today you will have a tour where you will discover the amazing attractions and get fascinating facts about nature and ancient history of the country and admire the cultural heritage. During the tour you will explore the burial mounds of Sakas tribe, where was explore the famous "Golden Man". This is the perfect artifact became the splendor the state symbol of the Republic of Kazakhstan. You will explore the amazing and wonderful sites as the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve “ISSYK”, where you will be amazed by the expositions dedicated to the history and culture of the Sakas period, including a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, as well as the model of Sakas burial mound.  This day you will continue the tour where you will explore the beautiful mountain Lake Issyk that is located on the height of 1756 meters above sea level. During the tour you will discover the fascinating views on Issyk gorge. You will explore the interesting information that was formed about 10,000 years ago as a result of a vast mountain collapse, which created a natural 300-meter dam and dammed the valley. This day you will observe the charming lake, enjoy nature, discover at the beauty of the juniper forests that surround the lake. During the tour you will discover the facts of the natural disaster of 1963. Today you will have a chance to make the picnic and have free time. This night you will spend in the hotel.

Day 3: Almaty – Tamgaly Tas – Altyn Emel
This day you will have a chance to discover the fascinating attraction Tamgaly Tas that is located on the Ili River. Tamgaly tas is a popular tourist destination and has not lost its popularity for several decades. The petroglyphs of Tamgaly tas are now elevated to the status of a national monument. The state protects and carries out restoration work in these territories in a special way. Today, the monument is taken under the protection of the world organization UNESCO. Tamgaly tas is a tract of the Ili River, where huge boulders are located in an amazing sequence. Many of them are marked with rock paintings that show the way of life, life and religious beliefs of the peoples who inhabited this land many centuries ago. Here you can see everyday episodes, animals and hunting, which tells about the priorities of people of the past. A special place in the series of rock paintings is occupied by rock paintings of the Buddha. They appeared here long ago 19 centuries ago. The Tamgaly Tas tract is the most striking attraction of Kazakhstan, where tourists have the opportunity to get acquainted with the culture of the country. You will continue the tour with amazing Baschi village. After that you will explore fascinating Altyn Emel National Park where you will have a chance to explore the fascinating the Singing Dune. "Singing Dune" - a unique miracle of nature. The phenomenon of nature on the right bank of the Ili River is famous for the fact that in dry weather the sands emit a sound similar to the melody of an organ. This huge dune reaches a height of 100 meters and stretches for a distance of 3 kilometers. "Singing Dune" makes an unforgettable impression, its hum and trembling is caused by the barely noticeable shedding of sand on the slopes. This night will be in the hotel.

Day 4: Altyn Emel – Saty – Kaindy
Today you will travel from Altyn Emel to Kolsai Lakes. Today you will arrive at 12:00. This day you will be amazed by the fascinating lakes. Kaindy Lake is a landmark of Kazakhstan at an altitude of 1667 meters above sea level, attracts tourists not only domestic, but also foreign. Despite the low water temperature, divers do not miss the opportunity to walk along the paths of the drowned forest. Kaindy was formed naturally in 1911, when the gorge was blocked by a landslide during an earthquake. Gradually, the resulting space filled with water and plunged into its depths the coniferous forest that grew in the valley. Kaindy in Kazakh means "teeming with birches". And just five kilometers from the lake there is a large birch grove, which is why the lake has such a name. Today you will have a great opportunity to explore beautiful landscapes, enjoy the views, take photos and also marvel at the beautiful nature. You are going to spend the night in Saty in the guest house.

Day 5: Saty – Kolsai Lakes
After the breakfast you will start at 7 o’clock. In the morning you will direct to do trekking from the lake Kolsai-1 to the lake Kolsai-2. In course of the tour you will direct observe the pearl of the Northern Tien Shan. You will explore three picturesque mountain lakes that is situated in the Northern part of the Tien Shan are called Kolsai. The Kolsai lakes are called the "pearl of the Northern Tien Shan". But in fact, this is not even a pearl, but a real necklace: after all, there are three lakes! Lakes of tectonic origin, approximately formed in 1887 and 1911 on the Kaindy and Kolsay rivers. Kolsay lakes are one of the most beautiful places of Kazakh nature. They are located at altitudes of 1800, 2250 and 2700 meters above sea level. They are distinguished by a unique watershed mountain landscape consisting of three natural zones, and a variety of rare plants and animals. The Kolsai Lakes are called the pearl of the Northern Tien Shan, located in the Almaty region, 300 km away. from Almaty. The Kolsai River originates on the Kungei-Alatau ridge and flows in turn into three lakes: the Upper, Mynzholki and Lower. The water in the lakes is fresh and hard, with a content of sodium sulfate. The bottom is flat in places, without rocky protrusions. In summer, the water temperature is + 10 degrees. A triad of high-altitude lakes, like a thread with strung pearls, adorns the northern Tien Shan. After that you will travel to the guest house.

Day 6: Saty – Charyn Canyon – Almaty
In the morning you will transfer back to Almaty at 09:00am. This day you will have a chance to visit Charyn Canyon on the way. During the tour you will discover the natural complex; the uniqueness of this place is that it is only in Kazakhstan. Charyn Canyon is a deep picturesque gorge, one of the most beautiful places in Kazakhstan, located in the Almaty region, a three-hour drive from the city of Almaty. Many people call it the " little brother” of the American Grand Canyon — the largest gorge on earth. The Charyn canyon is composed of sedimentary rocks and has a very solid age-more than 10 million years. For many centuries, nature itself has worked to create this amazing relief. The Valley of Castles is one of the most popular attractions of the Charyn Canyon. Its name is due to the extraordinary relief of the rocks, which have a variety of shapes, most of them look like castles, but there are also those that resemble human faces and figures. The tour you will complete with transferring to Almaty and arrive at 19:00.

Day 7: Flight
After breakfast you will do check – out till 12:00 and then transfer to airport.

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

Price per person:
02 pax – 1 305 $
04 pax – 835 $
06 pax – 640 $
08 pax – 535 $
10 pax – 475 $
Single – 140 $

Early check-in – 30 $
Single early check-in – 45 $ 

Half board – 105 $
Full board – 170 $ 

English speaking guide – 675 $ per group


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
      Almaty – “Kazakhstan” Hotel 3*
      Saty – Homestay
      Altyn Emel – Guesthouse
- Museum admissions
- Mineral water supply           

Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide

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