Burabai National Park Group Day Tour from Astana

Day Trips & Excursions in Kazakhstan

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Day tour to "Kazakh Switzerland" - a fantastic area with unique and inimitable beauty of landscapes, created by nature from the blue mirror lakes, majestic mountain scenery, pine forests and deciduous groves.
Having met with the guide at the central entrance to the Astana-Baiterek monument no later than 10 minutes before the tour departure time, you will begin your journey to the lake country of Borovoye resort area. Before the tour, we provide 1.5L of bottled water and a snack consisting of an individually wrapped sandwich, a fruit and a chocolate to enjoy along the tour. You are welcome to bring your personal snack, tea or coffee in a container with a lid on it.   On the way to the resort, which is 270 km away from Astana, the professional guide will give you an introduction to history of this region. Burabai National park (Borovoye) occupies 85000 hectares of northeastern part of Kokshetau elevation. There are 14 lakes in the park, each having surface area of more than 1 sq.km, and a large number of small lakes. There are no monuments of material heritage in Borovoye. But the nature itself has created the unique natural landscapes of extraordinary beauty with combination of majestic mountain scenery, blue mirror lakes, coniferous and deciduous groves.On arrival you will visit the Khan’s pass and see "Burabai" mountain. On Abylai Khan Glade you will feast your eyes upon “Ush-Kyz”, “Ok-Zhetpes”, “Zhumbaktas” rocks and “Kokshetau” mountain, each having the surprising legends reflecting history and identity of the Kazakh people. During the tour you will have about an hour of free time to walk in the wood or lake shore and enjoy your snack. Further you will have an easy hiking on “Bolektau” mountain, on the top of which the tremendous view of Borovoye lake and its surroundings opens. Excursion to Borovoye allows to remove not only physical, but also psychological fatigue, and also to enjoy marvelous views of an unusual oasis in the middle of the Kazakhstan steppe, where the century pine woods hide a set of secrets and riddles, attracting by its beauty and greatness.The average time of arrival at the original meeting point is between 7:00 and 8:00pm.

What’s included

  • 1.5L of bottled water
  • National Park fees
  • Snack or packed lunch (whichever option selected)
  • Professional guide
  • Roundtrip transportation from the meeting point
  • Return hotel transfer to the meeting point (if this option selected)
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Return hotel transfer to the meeting point (if this option not selected)