Travel around Kazakhstan: Tour 7
Duration: 6 days
Places to visit: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Altyn Emel - Charyn Canyon - Kolsai Lakes - Kaindy Lake - Almaty
Day 1: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Almaty
The driver will meet you at the airport and transfer to Issyk gorge. The tour route is located along the Kuldja tract. On the way you will visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum Reserve "ISSYK". See remains dedicated to the history and culture of the Saka period. You can find a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, as well as the model of Saka burial mound. Afterwards you will drive to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level, to the lovely mountain lake Issyk appeared about 10,000 years ago. You will enjoy the majestic beauty of its turquoise water surface. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 2: Almaty - Altyn Emel
In the morning we will travel to Altyn Emel National Park and enjoy the Singing Dune. Singing Dune has a height of 120 meters and a length of about 3 km and. It is located in one of the corners of the Altyn Emel National Park. It consists of sand, which starts to "sing" in windy weather as well as its sound reminds the organ music. In sandy storm the dune sounds like a drum. We will observe the majestic panorama of the environs. In the south you can see thin slip of the Ili River is noticeable as well as purple mountains of Sogety and Boguty. On the west the horizon is congested by the sheer slope of the Big Kalkan and the Small Kalkan - from the east. In the north see a violet-blue edge of Jungar Alatau mountains, Chulak mountain, Matai and Altyn-Emel are perceptible. We will transfer Altyn Emel hotel. Rest is in a hotel.
Day 3: Altyn Emel
Today we will visit Katutau and Aktau mountains. Katutau Mountains (Harsh Mountains) are very prehistoric tumbledown mountains with well-kept volcanic outputs. The breed is very brittle and halts down under the somatic impact. In general, it was originated by water, time and wind. Sedimentary rock of the bottom of the prehistoric Tethys Ocean is conserved there. From the properties of ecological factors, it took the form of elaborate statistics and sceneries. Aktau Mountains (White Mountains) are world-renowned paleontological field. In the layers of Paleogene lacustrine deposits well-preserved remnants of ancient animals of 25-30 million years old. See the remains the giant rhinos, crocodiles as well as turtles. Rest is in a hotel.
Day 4: Altyn Emel - Charyn Canyon - Kolsai Lakes
In the morning is transfer to Ash tree Grove on the Temerlik River. In the lower influences of the Charyn River and its stream Temirlik there is a unique place. Being there you will find rare species of Sogdian Ash-tree are rising. Then we will continue to Charyn Canyon. Charyn Canyon is a biological complex and famous worldwide. It was created throughout Paleogene and prompts the Grand Canyon of Colorado River in North America. It is also called a beautiful "Valley of Castles", where you are always enclosed by the interesting towers unruffled of sedimentary rocks. Then is transfer to Saty village. Overnight is in a guest house.
Day 5: Kolsai Lakes - Kaindy Lake - Almaty
In the morning we will travel to Kaindy lake. Kaindy Lake (birch lake) is located among superb pine forest at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. It was made in 1911 because of earthquake that activated the avalanche blocked the valley by the natural dam, and the water has underwatered the valley. The water of the lake is very cold and obviously noticeable via the transparent surface of the water. It is worth to see everything with own eyes. We will return to Almaty. Night is in a hotel.
Day 6: Flight
In the morning is transfer to the airport.
02 pax - Sedan economy
04 pax - Minivan
06-10 pax - Minibus
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
Altyn Emel - "Aigaikum" Guesthouse
Saty village - Home stay
- 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