Travel to Kazakhstan: Tour 7

 Travel to Kazakhstan, Tour 7

Travel to Kazakhstan: Tour 7 

Day 1: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Almaty  
Guide will meet you t the airport and then transfer to the fascinating tour. The day is dedicated for exploring Issyk gorge. This prominent area can be found along the Kuldja tract, where hundreds of years ago the trade caravans travelled. During the way you will have an excursion in the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "ISSYK" to witness the exhibits related to the history and culture of the Saka period like a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, as well as the model of Saka burial mound. In course of the tour you will be transferred to the alpine lake Issyk that lays on the elevation of 1756 meters above sea level. You will know that this breathtaking lake was formed due to the colossal landslide that happened 10 000 years ago.  Also the natural dam of 300 meters in height appeared. The lake will mesmerize you by its beauty and the Issyk Gorge. In order to have  a deeper understating of this sight you will learn the details of the natural disaster of 1963. Transfer to the hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Almaty - Tamgaly - Almaty
Today you will be transferred to Tamgaly. Tours to this sight will show you the fabulous beauty of Kazakhstan and one of the unique monuments of the past - Tamgaly petroglyphs. It is considered to be one of the oldest and most striking monuments of rock art of Zhetisu, which is protected by UNESCO since 2004. You will find it 170 km north-west of Almaty city. Here you will be able to witness the ancient art gallery that shows animals and people as well as the whole scenes from the life of ancient people. Here you will be able to see about 2,000 drawings. There are images of solar deities, clowns, soldiers, married couples, pregnant women, multi-figure compositions, scenes of hunting and sacrifice. You will be impressed to know that most of the petroglyphs are of the Bronze Age and are made in "animal" style of Sakas. These rocks were used as the sanctuary where the event like ritual ceremonies were hold, magic rituals were performed, worship of the gods and the spirits of ancestors took place. Return to hotel for overnight.

Day 3: Almaty - Nur-Sultan
The day will start with morning flight to the capital of Kazakhstan. Here you will enjoy the most significant sights of the tour like the Constitution Square, Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan* with the Golden man. After it will be the famous shopping center of local people, Khan Shatyr. You will reach the top of the Astana-Baiterek monument to see the magical panorama view. You will cross Ishym river in order to visit the Kazakh Eli Square. The Palace of Peace and Reconciliation is known as unique project. The Khazret Sultan mosque will mesmerize you by its beauty. Overnight is in the hotel.

Day 4: Alzhir
In order to see more of sight in capital of Kazakhstan you will visit Constitution Square, Museum of the First President, Congress Hall will be starting points of excursion. The main sight in tours here is National Museum of History of Kazakhstan. In course of the tour you will head on to the Malinovka village to exploore Museum and memorial complex "ALZHIR". During the tour you will learn that its full name is Akmola camp for the wives of traitors of Motherland - one of the largest camps of Soviet Union and one of the three "islands" of the "Gulag Archipelago". In 2007 the former site of the correctional camp was announced as the Museum and Memorial Complex of Victims of Political Repression and Totalitarianism. Upon arrival you will be met by the "Arch of Grief", and then are "Despair and Powerlessness" and "Fight and Hope". These monuments were made in memory to the families forever separated by cruel time. During the travel you will be impressed to know that the tunnel represent the tragic moments of parting with children, cruel and unfair court of the Three, a prison cell and a punishment cell, helps to plunge into the atmosphere of repressions. Return to the hotel for overnight.

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

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

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