Ethno-Cultural Experience in Astana

Cultural & Theme Tours in Nur-Sultan (Astana)

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By the will of fate Kazakh people were spaced at the crossroad of Eastern and Western cultures, and that is why Kazakhstan is country of rich cultural heritage. And there is no better way to know traditional Kazakh culture than plunge into atmosphere of everyday life of the nomadic people! Take this tour to explore the history of the Kazakh steppe, its wealth, culture and art! Astana hotel pickup and drop-off is included. 
Your exciting ethno-cultural experience in Astana will start with pickup from your hotel. Recommended time to start the tour is from 9:00am till 3:00pm.As you know, familiarity with the culture and traditions of a country begins with an introduction to its national cuisine. The same holds for Kazakhstan: there is no better way of understanding the Kazakh traditional culture, than a gastronomic experience, consisting of cooking  traditional dishes yourself and get acquainted with the secrets of traditional culinary arts, that you will acquire during this 3-hour tour.You will also have unique opportunity to participate in the process of manufacturing of a very ancient Kazakh musical instrument, an authentic value and heritage of the Great Steppe - ‘sazsyrnay’.Neither of stories about the Great Kazakh steppe and nomadic people do without the yurt - a traditional dwelling of the nomads. Since ancient times methods and secrets of yurt construction, requiring special skills and knowledge passed down from generation to generation. And during this program you will be able personally touch the construction process of wooden walls – ‘kerege’, the traditional raising of the dome – ‘Shanyrak’, as well as the strengthening of wooden poles – ‘uyk’.And, finally, you will be offered to try on the Kazakh national clothes and dance the national dance "Kara zhorga". The tour ends with dropping you off at your hotel.

What’s included

  • Bottled water 0.5L per person
  • Professional guide
  • Master classes: Kazakh cuisine, manufacturing of sazsyrnai, national dance, construction of the yurt
  • Transport by air-conditioned private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities