Travel around Kazakhstan: Tour 1

Travel around Kazakhstan: Tour 1 

Travel around Kazakhstan: Tour 1
Duration: 4 days
Places to visit: Almaty - Shymkent - Turkestan - Almaty

Day 1: Almaty - Shymkent
We are happy to see dear travelers in Kazakhstan. On arrival you will be transferred from the airport to sightseeing. We will have a city tour in Shymkent. It will take about 4 hours. The city is situated at the crossroads of the Great Silk Road. You will get acquainted with the most ancient cities of the Middle Ages as Otar, Turkestan, Syganak, Sauran and so on. The tour will be sustained visiting the modern Shymkent. You will see historical and cultural center in the south of Kazakhstan. Visit Memory Alley in Park named after Sh. Kaldayakov, Monument "Jer An", Ordabasy Square, Park "20th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan", Museum of political suppression victims, Obelisk of Glory, Walk of Fame, Eternal Fire to the fallen in the Second World War, Arboretum and historical museum of local lore. Night is in a hotel.

Day 2: Shymkent - Turkestan - Shymkent
The tour will start by travelling to Turkestan. It was founded about 500 AD at the crossroads of caravan routes from Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva to northern Kazakhstan. The city is also recognized as the divine and dogmatic center of the Turkic-speaking people in the XVI-XVIII centuries. It was the capital of the Kazakh Khanate. Turkestan got the worldwide reputation due to evangelization activity of the famous Sufi sheikh and philosopher Khoja Ahmed Yasawi. He was buried in a small mausoleum here in 1166. The mausoleum was created after 233 years after his death by the order of the military leader Emir Tamerlane. Currently it became a masterpiece of medieval architecture as well as the main place of adoration for Muslims. According to legend, efforts to build a wall of the tomb failed saying that it was demolished by the big storm, in another version says that it was a green bull who came and tumbledown everything. Tamerlan had a dream where a saint said that at first you ought to build a mausoleum over the grave of Arystan Bab. Then he placed it over the tomb of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi. There are a lot of pilgrims visit the mausoleum of Arystan Bab, and then Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi. They consider the same as a small Hajj to Mecca. Being in Turkestan you will visit "Azret Sultan" historical and architectural complex, Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Turkestan ancient settlement, Necropolis, a fragment of the fortress wall, Citadel with gates, Hammam, Hilvet underground mosque and others. Afterwards is transfer to a hotel.

Day 3: Shymkent - Almaty
In the morning is transfer to Almaty by flight. On arrival we will have a city tour for 5 - 6 hours. Travelers will visit the famous Green Bazaar. You will be impressed by outstanding view of local life and people selling fresh goods. Then we will visit Almaty parks as Panfilov Park as well as Zenkov Cathedral. Later on, we will visit the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame which is created to the remembrance of the fighters who died for liberty and neutrality of the country. In the afternoon we will travel to the Medeo Gorge. There is the highest mountain skating rink in the world. The tour will be continued to Kok Tobe hill. You will see the biggest TV tower in the world and enjoy panorama views. Then you will visit shop of the national souvenirs and ride from the top of the hill to the center of the city by Almaty cableway. Afterwards we will back to a hotel.

Day 4: Flight
Transfer to the airport.


02 pax - Sedan economy
04 pax - Minivan
06-10 pax - Minibus

Price per person:
02 pax - 665 $
04 pax - 425 $
06 pax - 315 $
08 pax - 275 $
10 pax - 240 $
Single - 40 $

Early check-in - 20 $ 
Single early check-in - 30 $  

Half board - 55 $
Full board - 100 $ 

English speaking guide - 130 $ per group


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
Shymkent - "Shymkent" 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