Korgalzhyn National Reserve Day Tour from Astana

Day Trips & Excursions in Almaty

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This full day guided tour to Korgalzhyn State Natural Reserve will be undoubtedly liked by nature lovers. Located at the crossroads of migration routes for migratory birds, the reserve is one of the key ornithological areas of international importance. Korgalzhyn State Natural Reserve is the largest natural protected area in the country, the unique place on the entire territory of Central Asia. Tengiz-Korgalzhyn lakes are widely outspread in the midst of vast arid steppe. It is not only the most extensive water area, but also the one of the most unique places at the entire Eurasian continent. Diverse flora and fauna amazes and fascinates. On the islands of Tengiz lake there is the world's largest northernmost breeding population of relict species of flamingo, listed in the Red Book of Kazakhstan. In 2008 the territory of the reserve was included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
Your journey to Korgalzhyn State Natural Reserve is started from the pickup from your hotel at 9:00am. On a way to the reserve which is in 150 km from Astana, the professional guide will give you an introduction to history of this region. On arrival you will enter "Birds Paradise" center, where you will have the opportunity to visit the hall of the steppes, winter garden, hall of history and ethnography. After sightseeing tour you will be offered a 20-minute preview of the film "Mystery of protected lands". After a lunch in one of the local guest houses, you will continue acquaintance with the nature of the region on the one of the eco-routes.The average time of arrival from the tour to your hotel is between 7:00 and 8:00pm.

What’s included

  • 1.5L of bottled water per person
  • Lunch
  • National Park fees
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities