Classical Kazakhstan Tour

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Kazakhstan is the country with a huge diversity of cultural, archaeological, natural features. And classical Kazakhstan tour offers a wide range of places. As it lasts for 8 days, you will have good time sightseeing.The tour “Classical Kazakhstan” starts form Almaty. It will uncover the beauty of the southern capital of Kazakhstan. The tour tells the history of the ancient caravan route of the Great Silk Road. Moreover, tour allows you to see closer the archaeological monuments and medieval architecture that have survived till present time.Also during the tour, you will enjoy the rich nature of the reserve of South Kazakhstan. And of course you will explore the young capital of Kazakhstan – Astana!
Day1-AlmatyArrival to Almaty with night flight,meeting at the airport.Transfer to hotel for have a rest.After breakfast we will transfer to Almaty city tour:you will visit:28 Panfilovtzev Park;Vosnesensky orthodox Cathedral;Central Mosque;Central Historical Museum;the Green Bazaar,the Republic Square.Next stop-Medeo Gorge.At the end of the tour-Kok-Tobe hill–the highest point of the city.From the top of the hill opens the surprising panorama on the city. Day2-Almaty–Tamgaly TasVisit the world’s largest rock paintings’ park–Tamgaly Tas,which was included to the UNESCO world heritage list(over 4000 rock carvings dated back to the Bronze age).On the way to Tamgaly-tas,we can make a stop for excursion at one of the largest camel farms in Kazakhstan,which is well known for its camel milk called Shubat.After excursion we will directly drive to Almaty railway station for departure to Tulkubas village (Overnight at train)Day3-Aksu Zhabagly Nature ReserveEarly morning arrival at Tulkubas station.Transfer to Aksu Zhabagly Nature Reserve.Spreading from the western part of the Tien Shan Mountains,the oldest reserve in the territory of Kazakhstan–Aksu Zhabagly.(In 2015 was included in the list of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO).Visit of Kishi Kayindy gorge.Day4-Aksu Zhabagly–Sairam–ShymkentExcursion to Aksu canyon.Next stop-Sairam(with ancient name Ispidjab) was part of Great Silk Road-city of 1000 mausoleumsDay5-Shymkent–Turkestan–Sauran–ShymkentDeparture to Turkestan city,visit The complex of Hodja Ahmed Yassawi.The complex contains Necropolis,Citadel with fortress wall,Hilvet underground mosque,the ancient bath complex and was included in the UNESCO world heritage list.Next stop-ancient city Sauran( used to be a strategic and trading center and its location on the Silk way promoted prosperity. Day6-Shymkent–AstanaFlight from Shymkent to Astana.On arrival to Astana-starts sightseeing tour:the old part of the capital,where through the streets of old city.Then new part of the city:Cathedral Mosque Hazrat Sultan;National historical museum famous for its gold found collection of Scythian tribes;Palace of Peace and Accord,Bayterek Monument and others sightseeing spots.Day7-Astana–EXPO site-Kazakh villageVisit the “Museum of Future Energy”(EXPO-2017 museum).Next stop-We will invite you to Kazakh traditional house(yurta) for tasting traditional meal and get acquaintance with modern nomad’s everyday life:show of hunting with eagles,Kazakh traditions and customs,Kazakh archery art and folk music Day8-Astana-HomelandFlight from Astana to Homeland

What’s included

  • 2 nights accommodation in Almaty city (4star hotel)
  • Overnight accommodation in guesthouse in Aksu Zhabagly Park
  • 2 nights accommodation in Shymkent city (4star hotel)
  • 2 nights accommodation in Astana city (4star hotel)
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast (in hotels)
  • Local guides
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fee (if required)
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • train ticket Almaty-Tulkubas - from 16usd
  • domestic air ticket Shymkent-Astana - from 66usd