Travel to Kazakhstan: Tour 8

Travel to Kazakhstan, Tour 8

Travel to Kazakhstan: Tour 8

Day 1: Chernyaevka - Shymkent  
You will be met at the Chernyaevka border and transfer to Shymkent for sightseeing tour (3h). Here you will explore such outstanding sights like walk of fame (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 (30 minutes), Obelisk of Glory, Eternal Flame to the fallen in The great Patriotic War, Walk of Fame, Arboretum (stop for 20 minutes), Regional Museum (40-60 minutes). The night will be in the hotel.

Day 2: Shymkent - Turkestan
Morning transfer to Otrar region where the Shaulder Settlement is located. In course of the tour you will visit such sights like Local History Museum "Otyrar", Arystan-Bab Mausoleum, archaeological site of the ancient settlement of Otrar. This settlement appeared in IV century BC and used to be center of trade and craftsmanship. Furthermore it was the main point of the caravan routes between Eastern Europe and China.  Later on you will be transferred to Turkestan of the 500 AD that is located at the crossroads of caravan routes from Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva to northern Kazakhstan that used to be as the spiritual and political center of the Turkic-speaking people of the XVI-XVIII centuries. Moreover it is worthy to note that it was capital of the Kazakh Khanate. Pilgrims claims that three trips to Turkestan equal small Hajj to Mecca. Here you will explore the "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. Nightr will be in the hotel.

Day 3: Turkestan - Shymkent - Almaty
The day will start with morning flight to the Southern capital of Kazakhstan. Upon arrival you will enjoy the guided city tour where you will see such prominent sights like Almaty Museum and Abai Opera and Ballet Theatre. Then is the Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen that is also known as one of the oldest parks and wonderful building that is known as the Zenkov Cathedral. You will visit the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flames well as the Museum of Musical Instruments. Don't miss the chance to see in tours the Green Bazaar that popular even among local people. After it you will be pleased to see the top of Kok-Tobe hill where the breathtaking panorama view can mesmerize anyone during the travel. You will return to the city by the famous Almaty cableway. Night is in the hotel.

Day 4: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Almaty
Morning transfer to the Medeo Gorge which is located on the altitude of 1, 690 m. This sight is known for the highest mountain skating rink in the world and the dam. Here you will have a lot of time to enjoy the beauty of nature while enjoying the fresh pine-tree air. After it you will be transferred to Shymbulak ski resort area. Then you will go down the back way by cable car. Next destination for today is the Issyk Gorge that can be found in Trans-Ili Alatau and the Kuldja tract. This area is known for being the route of trading caravans many centuries ago. On the way you will visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "ISSYK" to observe the artifacts related to the history and culture of the Saka period, including a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment. After it you will see the beauty of the alpine lake that lays in the elevation of 1756 meters above sea. Also at the lake you will have a picnic and free time for recreation at nature. Transfer 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 - 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