Amazing 7-day Kazakhstan tour offers you the most interesting tourist spots of Kazakhstan. You will see deep cultural and business life of modern Nur-Sultan (Astana) and Almaty and enjoy breathtaking view of Charyn canyon. Besides, the programme includes a day of recreation and excursions to the picturesque lake Issyk: you will discover a place where ‘golden Saka warrior’ was found that later became the symbol of Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan is a country undergoing change, yet old traditions are valued alongside modern practices. Kazakhstan’s Soviet and modern cities combine to create a timeless atmosphere, while the country’s mighty landscapes will capture both your imagination and your heart. From vividly painted canyons to singing sand dunes, its diverse countryside offers some of the most beautiful scenery in the region. Meanwhile, the country’s abundant oil and mineral reserves have funded bold urban landscapes. Yet amidst such change, the country doesn’t lose sight of its nomad roots, assuring those who come of the warm welcome that’s characterized this nation’s attitude to visitors for centuries.
Kazakhstan Highlights Tour
1 person – no discount 2 persons – 10% discount 3 persons – 20% discount 4 persons and up – 30% discount
Take flight to Kyzyl-Orda from Almaty. On arrival you will be met and transferred to Baikonur (240 km, 3 h). Overnight at the hotel. Meals: dinner
Day 2: Almaty
Your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby to start the sightseeing tour in Almaty: visit Panfilov Park, Zenkov Cathedral, Central State Museum (closed on Tuesdays) and Republic Square. In the afternoon a short drive (25 km) will take you to Chimbulak. Here, visit the ski resort and ride the cable car to enjoy the amazing views of the snowy peaks of the Tian Shan Mountains. Our last stop of the day will be the Sunkar Falcon Farm (closed on Mondays), where you’ll enjoy a spectacular show with specially trained hawks – hunting with these magnificent birds is a distinguishing feature of the Kazakh way of life. Return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Day 3: Almaty – Charyn Canyon – Almaty
Your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby. Depart Almaty and drive to Charyn canyon (220km, 3-4h). Charyn Canyon in eastern Kazakhstan offers an unforgettable view of a winding gorge and jaw-dropping cliffs of various colours and shades. The canyon lies within Charyn National Park, which also boasts of the renowned Ash Tree Grove and Castle Valley, stretching nearly 3 kilometers in length and dotted with cliffs resembling towers. Despite a long way to go, the beauty of the Canyon makes you forget long hours of drive and this sight of nature in Kazakhstan will stay long in your memories. Arrive in Canyon. Have some time for picnic and rest. After that walk along canyon and enjoy its beautiful view. In the afternoon return to Almaty. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. Duration of sightseeing tour: 9-10 hours
Day 4: Almaty – Issyk lake – Almaty – Nur-Sultan
Your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby. Depart Almaty and drive to Issyk lake (64km, 1h). En route visit the main symbol of Kazakhstan the Tomb of the Golden Man. Continue drive to the lake. The road will go up to 1756m above sea level. Enjoy the view of the Natural Park and the Tian Shan mountains. Arrive at Issyk lake. Free time. In the afternoon return to Almaty. Transfer to the airport to take flight to Nur-Sultan. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. Duration of sightseeing tour: 7-8 hours
Day 5: Nur-Sultan
Meet your guide at hotel lobby to start sightseeing in the capital of Kazakhstan. Visit “Old center” – Akmolinsk town of merchants. In the afternoon visit Millennium Axis line named by Kisho Kurokawa, chief architect and creator of Nur-Sultan general layout. Visit Opera building, numerous fountains on the Round Square. Continue to Nurzhol and Green Water boulevards with skyscrapers of exceptional architectural forms. At the top of Nur-Sultan - Bayterek monument, enjoy breath-taking panoramic view on the city. At the end of the tour, visit shopping and entertainment center Khan-Shatyr. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 6: Nur-Sultan – Alzhir – Nur-Sultan
In the morning, depart Nur-Sultan (Astana) and drive to memorial complex ALZHIR, located 40 km away from the city. Concentration camp was built in the middle of vast Kazakh steppe in 1938 and stopped functioning in 1953, the year Stalin died. For 15 years, just as much as 20,000 women were brought to the camp from different regions of USSR. In 2007, memorial complex was opened on the territory of the former camp ALZHIR to commemorate those who have fallen under Stalin repressions. Return to Nur-Sultan. Visit Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, the Aquarium of the Entertainment Centre "Duman" - the first and the only in the CIS and Ethno-memorial complex "Atameken". Free time. Overnight at the hotel. Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Day 7: Nur-Sultan - departure
Check-out from the hotel at noon. Free time until transfer to Nur-Sultan International Airport. Departure. End of the tour.
No Credit Cards required. Book With Flexibility. If your plans change, you can easily change the date or cancel the tour.