Welcome to Western Kazakhstan


Kazakhstan’s biggest oil and gas fields – Tengiz (oil), Karachaganak (gas) and the offshore oil of Kashagan beneath the Caspian Sea – and a glut of other mineral resources have brought boom times to the west’s main cities, but elsewhere the human population is sparse and the landscape is chiefly desert and steppe. The region is one hour behind Astana time.


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Western Kazakhstan activities

$7.41 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Arrival Transfer: Astana International Airport to Astana Hotels

When booking this private arrival transfer from your hotel to Astana International Airport, you will need to advise your flight details and your hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy!Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Choose from a luxury sedan transfer for three people, or a sport utility vehicle transfer that carries up to five passengers. All vehicles feature stylish and spacious interiors and you will be met and escorted by a professional chauffeur.Price is per person, based on three passengers per sedan or five per minivan.

$9.24 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Arrival or Departure Transfer: Astana Airport

Just as you arrive to Astana International Airport, your driver will greet you with a name plate and transfer to your hotel in the Astana city. This is a private transfer which means that you will not share a car with anyone apart from your booking. The cars used for this service are less than 5 years old. Private transfers can make your stay much more simple and enjoyable.  Don't go through all the stress of taking a taxi or facing long shuttle queues and make the best of your journey from the moment you arrive on Astana Airport. The driver is well trained and will make sure that you have a smooth ride from door to door. Please bear in mind, that drivers might not speak English fluently.

$10.30 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Arrival Transfer: Almaty International Airport to Almaty Hotels

When booking this private departure transfer from your hotel to Almaty International Airport, you will need to advise your flight details and your hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy!Price is per person, based on three passengers per sedan or five per minivan vehicle.

$10.30 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Departure Transfer: Almaty Hotels to Almaty International Airport

When booking this private departure transfer from your hotel to Almaty International Airport, you will need to advise your flight details and your hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy!Price is per person, based on three passengers per sedan or five per sports utility vehicle.

$7.41 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Departure Transfer: Astana Hotels to Astana International Airport

When booking this private departure transfer from your hotel to Astana International Airport, you will need to advise your flight details and your hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy!Price is per person, based on three passengers per sedan or five per minivan.

$85 Day Trips & Excursions

Burabai Park Group Day Tour from Astana

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 Borovoe 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 (Borovoe) 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 Borovoe. 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 "Burabay" 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 Borovoe lake and its surroundings opens. Excursion to Borovoe 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.

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