Travel around Kazakhstan: Tour 5

Travel around Kazakhstan: Tour 5 

Travel around Kazakhstan: Tour 5
Duration: 5 days
Places to visit: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Tamgaly - Nur Sultan - Alzhir

Day 1: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Almaty  
We are glad to see you in a wonderful land of Kazakhstan. You will be met at the airport and you transferred to Issyk gorge along the Kuldja tract. We will visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum Reserve "ISSYK", where you can admire the descriptions steadfast to the history and culture of the Saka period, counting a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, as well as the model of Saka burial mound. Then the tour route will take you to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level. You will see the beautiful mountain lake Issyk. The lake was created about 10,000 years ago due to massive mudslide, occasioned in formation of the natural dam of 300 meters in height. On the lake you will enjoy the majestic beauty of its turquoise water surface and the Issyk Gorge. Transfer to a hotel for sleep. 

Day 2: Almaty - Tamgaly - Almaty
In the morning you will be transferred to Tamgaly. Travelers will enjoy the attractive natural landscapes of Almaty region. We will see the one of the exclusive monuments of the past - Tamgaly petroglyphs. It is one of the oldest and most outstanding monuments of rock art of Zhetisu, which is protected by UNESCO since 2004. Tamgaly Gorge is located 170 km north-west of Almaty city. This is almost an ancient art gallery, where are represented individual animals and people as well as the whole parts from the life of earliest people. The over-all number of drawings in the main gorge is about 2,000. There are images of solar deities, clowns, soldiers, married couples, pregnant women, multi-figure compositions, scenes of hunting and sacrifice. Most of the petroglyphs belong to the Bronze Age and are made in "animal" style of Sakas. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 3: Almaty - Nur Sultan  
In the morning is transfer to the Almaty International airport and departure to Nur Sultan by local flight. Upon arrival you will transfer to the city for sightseeing. We will visit historical center of the city as well as its modern part. You will see the Constitution Square, Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan with the Golden man. You can walk along the largest and unique shopping center Khan Shatyr and take the elevator to the top of the Astana Baiterek monument, where you can esteem the wonderful panorama of the Kazakhstan capital from the special observation deck. We will cross Ishym river and get to the Kazakh Eli Square. There you will visit another unique project as the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, and also see the unusual beauty of Khazret Sultan mosque. Transfer to a hotel for overnight.

Day 4: Alzhir
The tour will be continued with the capital of Kazakhstan. We will visit Constitution Square, Museum of the First President, Congress Hall will be opening points of tour. Then visit National Museum of History of Kazakhstan. Later on, visit Malinovka village where Museum and memorial complex "ALZHIR" is located. It is Akmola camp for the wives of defectors of Motherland as one of the prime camps of Soviet Union and one of the three "islands" of the "Gulag Archipelago". In 2007 at the former site of the correctional camp was opened the Museum and Memorial Complex of Victims of Political Repression and Totalitarianism At the entrance to the museum there is "Arch of Grief" and two compositions "Despair and Powerlessness" and "Fight and Hope" - in reminiscence to the families incessantly unglued by harsh time. The tunnel, where on the walls signified the disastrous moments of parting with children, cruel and unfair court of the Three, a prison cell and a penalty cell, helps to plummet into the atmosphere of authoritarianisms. Overnight is in a hotel. 

Day 5: Flight
Transfer to the Almaty International airport and departure.

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

Price per person:
02 pax - 540 $
04 pax - 440 $
06 pax - 350 $
08 pax - 305 $
10 pax - 285 $
Single - 75 $

Early check-in - 25 $
Single early check-in - 50 $

Half board - 100 $
Full board - 180 $ 

English speaking guide - 555 $ per group 

Flight Almaty - Nur-Sultan - from 45 $ per person


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
Nur Sultan - "Ibis" 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