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TSE Astana Airport to Hotel Arrival Transfer by Private Car

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One day trip to Charyn Canyon

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Almaty city tour on Eco Bus

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Almaty city tour on Eco Bus

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City tour in Astana

Starting at$60

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Cultural & Theme Tours

A meal with local family, Kazakh food, direct talk to locals in their house

Starting at$48

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Almaty city tour on Eco Bus

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Experience one day in Kazakh Ethno-village

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Kazakhstan Adventure

Starting at$3,970

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Multi-day & Extended Tours

Extreme horseback riding tour at the Ketmen ridge

Starting at$543

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Photo tour of the wild nature of Zhongar Alatau

Starting at$1,033

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Wildlife tour: Far away from civilization

Starting at$1,115

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One day trip to Charyn Canyon

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Multi-day & Extended Tours

Two days trip to amazing Kolsay and Kaiyndy lakes

Starting at$248

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Cultural & Theme Tours

Altai Mountains and Kazakh Eagle Hunter mixed tour

Starting at$1,460

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Overland expedition around Kyrgyzstan

Starting at$1,590

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The top things to do in Almaty – the perfect introduction to Kazakhstan

7 min readPublished Feb 25, 2020

With its striking architecture, flourishing food scene and unusual quirks, Almaty is the ideal intro to Kazakhstan.

The top things to do in Almaty – the perfect introduction to Kazakhstan
Adventure travel

Trailblazers: crossing into China as a Lonely Planet writer in the 1980s

8 min readPublished Jul 7, 2019

Our Trailblazers series sees Lonely Planet's guidebook writers reflect on past adventures, reminisce a little, and compare their experiences past and…

Bus from Tashkurgan stopped at Karakul for a photo, Xinjiang © Steve Waters / Lonely Planet
Luxury travel

Astana exposed: eight reasons to visit Kazakhstan’s gleaming capital

6 min readPublished Jun 5, 2018

Among Kazakhstan’s endless grasslands on the windswept northern steppes, the forward-looking modern city of Astana has sprouted. With a skyline punctuated…

Astana exposed: eight reasons to visit Kazakhstan’s gleaming capital
Wildlife and nature

Five wilderness day trips from Almaty

5 min readPublished Jan 12, 2018

A pleasant, leafy city that would seem more at home in central Europe than Central Asia, Almaty is stocked with museums, cafes and nightlife. But…

Five wilderness day trips from Almaty
Sports and fitness

Goat-carcass polo and sheep-bone marbles: Central Asia's traditional sports

5 min readPublished Feb 22, 2017

A crowd roars as a favourite local wrestler pins his opponent for the championship. A rumble of shock as a single horse-and-jockey fall to the back of a…

Goat-carcass polo and sheep-bone marbles: Central Asia's traditional sports