Wildlife tour: Far away from civilization

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Hotel of the tourist to Hotel of the tourist or airport

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In this tour you will visit the Kazakh Berkutchi family, get acquainted with the history of Kazakhstan of the Middle Ages, and also make an extreme horseback trek through the mountains of Zhongar Alatau.
Day 1. Almaty - Tekeli - SarkandDeparture from Almaty at 08:00.12.00 Arrival to the Tekeli village (295 km, 4 hours). Here you will have a lunch in a Kazakh family, try national dishes. The locals are descendants of Berkutchi, and you will have a unique opportunity to see the Golden Eagle show, and even take a picture with them. After lunch transfer to Sarkand (190 km, 2 hours). Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Day 2. Sarkand - the ancient settlement of Kayalyk - Kokzhar09.00 Breakfast. Departure by car to the Kayalyk town.For the first time the Europeans has known about this settlement in the 50's. of the XIII century, thanks to the book of the French monk Guillaume Rubrik - "Journey to Eastern countries." In those days, Kayalyk was the capital of the Karluks jag.Lunch in a cafe and departure to the Kokzhar village for a rest. Here you can admire the beauty of nature, and also if you are lucky enough see the Red Book black stork. In this area located the largest number of apple trees remained in Kazakhstan (49%), incl. apple tree of Sivers, which is the progenitor of all the apple trees on Earth. Overnight in tents.Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner Day 3. Kokzhar- tour base Atapkan08.00 Breakfast. After breakfast, departure to Atapkan. Despite the fact that there are only 100 km between these two points on the map, it takes almost a whole day to drive by car. The road is very extreme, like a serpentine ribbon.Lunch will be on the bank of the river Tentek.18.00 Arrival to Atapkan, which is located on the territory of Zhongar-Alatau National Park. Accommodation in a guest house, dinner. Free time for a walk.Day 4. Atapkan camp site08.00 Breakfast. After breakfast, walk around the guest house. Observation with binoculars for animals: maral, ibex, roe deer and bear.After lunch, relax in the sauna.Day 5. Atapkan camp - the lake Gluhoe gorge09.00 Breakfast in the guest house. Walking (about 4 km, at the request of tourists, you can walk with the use of pack horses, or ride a horse) from the guest house to the bivouac glade located on the bank of the Glukhoe Gorge. Rest, dinner. Overnight in tents near the lake.Day 6. Lake Glukhoe gorge - Atapkan07.00 Early rise, breakfast and camp gathering. Return to the base. Departure to the Lepsinsk city for a rest. Visit to the local history museum of Lepsinsk.Dinner and overnight in a guest house of local people.Day 7. Lepsinsk - Ekiasha - AlmatyBreakfast. Departure from Lepsinsk at 07:00.On the way to Almaty, visit the attractions of Aulie Tas.Lunch on the way to Taldykorgan. Arrival in Almaty approx. 21:00 hours.

What’s included

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Fuel surcharge
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel/port drop-off
  • Hotel/port pickup
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • All activities
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)