Travel around Kazakhstan: Tour 6

Travel around Kazakhstan: Tour 6 

Travel around Kazakhstan: Tour 6
Duration: 5 days
Places to visit: Chernyaevka - Shymkent - Turkestan - Almaty - Issyk Lake - Almaty

Day 1: Chernyaevka - Shymkent  
The driver will meet you at Chernyaevka border and transfer to Shymkent for sightseeing. It will take 3 hours. On arrival travelers will have a city tour and visit park named after Sh. Kaldayakov, "Zher Ana" monument, Ordabasy square, Park "20 years of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan", Museum of Victims of Political Repression, Obelisk of Glory, Eternal Flame to the fallen in The great Patriotic War, Walk of Fame, Arboretum and Regional Museum. Transfer to a hotel.

Day 2: Shymkent - Turkestan
Today is departure from Shymkent to Otrar region, Shaulder Settlement. There you will have exploring at Local History Museum "Otyrar", Arystan Bab Mausoleum, archaeological site of the earliest settlement of Otrar. Otrar was originated in IV century BC. This center of craft and craftsmanship was the main point of the caravan routes amid Eastern Europe and China. After sightseeing in Otrar you will be taken to the city of Turkestan, which was established around 500 AD at the crossroads of caravan routes from Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva to northern Kazakhstan. The city was recognized as the mystical and party-political center of the Turkic-speaking people in the XVI-XVIII centuries as well as was the capital of the Kazakh Khanate.  Pilgrims say that three trips to Turkestan alike small Hajj to Mecca. In Turkestan you will visit "Azret Sultan" historical and architectural complex, Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Turkestan ancient settlement, Necropolis, a splinter of the fortress wall, Citadel with gates, Hammam, Hilvet secretive mosque. Rest.

Day 3: Turkestan - Shymkent - Almaty
In the morning you will have a flight to Almaty. On arrival we will visit Almaty Museum. After it you will have a short stop for the getting know with architecture and history of Abai Opera and Ballet Theatre. Then you will visit one of the oldest of Almaty parks as Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen, where one of the most good-looking wooden buildings in the world - Zenkov Cathedral is located. Visit the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame and admire the beauty of the Museum of Musical Instruments. We will walk to the Green Bazaar and then to Kok Tobe hill, where you can walk along the winding paths of the park. The tour ends with the short ride from the top of the hill to the center of the city by the famous Almaty cableway. Night is in a hotel.

Day 4: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Almaty
In the morning you will travel to the second tour part with a ride to the Medeu Gorge. It is 1, 690 m well known due to the uppermost mountain skating rink in the world and the dam. You will enjoy mountain-view pictures and breath the fresh pine-tree air, then you will take a cable car to Shymbulak ski resort area. Then you will go down the back way by cable car. Travel to one of the most beautiful gorges of Trans Ili Alatau - Issyk Gorge locates along the Kuldja tract. Visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "ISSYK" and see expositions dedicated to the history and culture of the Saka period, comprising a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment. Then the tour route will take you to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level, to the stunning mountain lake Issyk. 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 - 810 $
04 pax - 600 $
06 pax - 465 $
08 pax - 435 $
10 pax - 385 $
Single - 85 $

Half board - 100 $
Full board - 180 $ 

English speaking guide - 525 $ per group


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Shymkent -"Shymkent" Hotel 3*
Turkestan -"Hanaka" Hotel, 4*
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