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Kolsai and Kaindy lakes, via Charyn canyon. Private Day Tour from Almaty

Kolsai and Kaindy lakes, via Charyn canyon. Private Day Tour from Almaty

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Our team developed this tour specifically for guests of Almaty, who have only one free day to explore Kazakhstan. For this day, you will not only get acquainted with the diversity of nature in the Almaty region, you will also taste Kazakhstan in the authentic village (Kazakh village) of Saty. The speed of landscape change and the variety of entertainments of this excursion make it unique.
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  • 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$329.22
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From
$329.22
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Excellent trip

We recently took this trip, but an hour out of Almaty we realised that we'd forgotten our passports, which we needed for the lakes (doh!!). However, this was not a problem, Konstantin (over driver) was very accommodating and said we could rearrange the tour. So we visited Charyn Canyon and then he took us to the Tiger Mountains, and on to the Altyn-Emel National Park to see the 'singing sand dunes'. We eventually went to the lakes 2 days later. The car was clean and comfortable and definitely fit for purpose over some of the rough terrain! Konstantin was very knowledgeable and a great host. Communication was excellent, I was given Kirill's number so that I could liaise with him directly to rearrange the lake tour, and we also decided to use one of his drivers to transport us across the border to Kyrgyzstan a day later. The Canyon and lakes were beautiful - highly recommended, but be prepared for a long day!

Sue G, Jul 2019

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Turgen Waterfalls, Issyk Lake, Golden Man Museum & Ostrich Farm

Turgen Waterfalls, Issyk Lake, Golden Man Museum & Ostrich Farm

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Come and enjoy Turgen mountain waterfalls. The cascade consists of few waterfalls which will amaze you with their pristine beauty. Travelers from all over the world come to admire the turquoise waters of the Issyk Lake and the grandeur of Issyk Gorge. On the coast, you can have a picnic or go hiking to the sheer cliffs of the “Kremlin Wall” that surrounds the lake. Right here, as a result of archaeological excavations on the banks of the Issyk River, the Saki warrior was found wearing an armor and golden clothes - the “Golden Man”. Following the historical part of the excursion, we invite you to look at the ostrich farm, located near the Issyk Lake. Surrounded by exotic birds, you can take beautiful pictures and try dishes made from ostrich eggs.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$232.73
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$232.73
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Issyk Lake Private Tour, Inclusive of Issyk Museum, Lunch & Hotel Pickup

Issyk Lake Private Tour, Inclusive of Issyk Museum, Lunch & Hotel Pickup

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Welcome to the Issyk Gorge - one of the most interesting places of Trans-Ili Alatau! During this 7-hour tour you will know about archaeological monuments of the Saka culture and meet the fantastic beauty of the Issyk Lake.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.00
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$112.00
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Discover Nomadic Lifestyle in 'The Huns' Ethno-village

Discover Nomadic Lifestyle in 'The Huns' Ethno-village

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"The Hunns" ethno-village is surrounded by ever green trees, mountain rivers and high peaks in the picturesque Talgar gorge. During this tour you will get acquainted with the everyday life of the ancient Kazakhs. The hospitable atmosphere of locals and the traditional infrastructure of the village is unique. Local people wearing authentic national clothes will show you the main traditions, ceremonies and fun activities of our culture which you can also participate.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.95
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$119.95
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Private Day Trip to Fantastic Charyn Canyon

Private Day Trip to Fantastic Charyn Canyon

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Kazakhstanians compare the Charyn canyon with the Grand Canyon in the United States. And although the Charyn canyon is smaller in size to the Grand Canyon, but not inferior with its beauty and grandeur - fans of hiking and wildlife from all over the world come here. The Charyn Canyon is located 200 kilometers away from Almaty, near the border with China, on the territory of the Charyn National Natural Park. The canyon stretches for 154 kilometers along the Charyn River and is formed from sedimentary rocks which are 12 million years old.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.09
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$99.09
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Charyn Canyon: Valley of Castles, Moon Valley & Bartogay Lake

Charyn Canyon: Valley of Castles, Moon Valley & Bartogay Lake

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Highlights: • Informative, friendly and professional guide • Great option if you have one full day for sightseeing • Lunch is included ​ What you can expect: ​ Hotel pick up. Meet your English-speaking friendly guide, who will tell you a lot of interesting facts and stories about Almaty and Kazakhstan during your trip. Driving to Charyn Canyon will take around 2.5 hours, on the way you will see how landscapes change from blooming gardens into flat steppes without any tree on a horizon. After drive it is time to get out from the car and discover one of the most beautiful canyons in Central Asia! We will walk down into the depths of the Valley of Castles and have a nice picnic on Charyn river bank.  Our next destination is Moon Valley. See the hidden canyon that not many other travelers know about. Enjoy gorgeous view from the best point! On the way back to the city enjoy the view of Bartogai lake - majestic artificial lake that is an ambitious Soviet project that still works and helps farmers to irrigate their crops every year. In the end of our long interesting day we will drop you off at the hotel.  
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.00
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$140.00
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Group tour to Magnificent Charyn Canyon

Group tour to Magnificent Charyn Canyon

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Kazakhstanians compare the Charyn canyon with the Grand Canyon in the United States. And although the Charyn canyon is smaller in size to the Grand Canyon, but not inferior with its beauty and grandeur - fans of hiking and wildlife from all over the world come here.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.45
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$121.45
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Issyk Lake - shining pearl of Almaty surroundings

Issyk Lake - shining pearl of Almaty surroundings

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Issyk - is a sky blue lake in 1.5 hours drive from Almaty. Surrounded by magnificent mountain landscapes this place is a popular spot among tourists and locals. The cozy atmosphere here makes you feel that you are a city local spending your nice weekend at this place. Every weekend people come to have fun and relax. You can take a boat ride and enjoy pristine water surface or set up a picnic in one of the bowers
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.09
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$99.09
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Charyn Canyon Private Day Tour, Inclusive of Lunch and Hotel Pickup

Charyn Canyon Private Day Tour, Inclusive of Lunch and Hotel Pickup

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Visit one of the most spectacular natural spots near Almaty the easy way on this private day tour to the Charyn Canyon. As this is a tour just for you and your party, you can enjoy comfortable transportation and the full attention of your guide. Hike to the bottom of the canyon, see how the locals traditionally lived in yurts, and learn all about the culture and history of Kazakhstan from your local guide.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$152.00
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$152.00
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Charyn Canyon - a Place where time stood still...

Charyn Canyon - a Place where time stood still...

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Such ancient natural canyons are very unique phenomenon on our planet. Just imagine those canyons being formed millions of years ago. Nowadays in our rapidly developing and changing world such numbers are unthinkable. Charyn Canyon is one of them. If you relax and focus on your senses you can feel the magical vibe of a canyon telling the sacred story of our planet. This is a place where time stood still. This is a place where you feel yourself as a part of the nature. This is a place where vital energy is really pure and ready to share with you. Do not miss rich emotions and unforgetable memories!
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.00
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$105.00
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Individual tour to Issyk Lake+trout farm+museum+arboletum. One day tour

Individual tour to Issyk Lake+trout farm+museum+arboletum. One day tour

Let me introduce my excursion. It is called Issyk lake+museum of Golden man+trout farm. During this excursion you will see Issyk Lake where you can relax and take photos beautiful places. We will visit museum of Golden man where you will know many information about Golden man. And you have opportunity to catch the royal trout fish.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.60
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$135.60

Private Day Trip to Fascinating Issyk Lake

Private Day Trip to Fascinating Issyk Lake

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Come and enjoy astonishing pristine beauty of Issyk mountain lake. Professional guide and comfortable transport will make your trip easy and pleasant. There is about 1 hour drive from the city so you will have enough time to explore, hike or relax on the lake shore. Tour is perfect same for families, couples or company of friends.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.93
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$73.93
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Jeep Tour: Plateau Assy

Jeep Tour: Plateau Assy

High-altitude plateau goes along the river Assy to the east. Along the river Assy there are ancient burial mounds and rock carvings, which are one of the highest mountain clusters of petroglyphs in Kazakhstan. An observatory of astrophysics is built on the upper platform of the plateau, in which one of the world's largest telescopes is installed.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.26
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$103.26
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One day trip to Charyn Canyon

One day trip to Charyn Canyon

This tour will give you the opportunity to see the steep dark rocks, peppered with cracks, caves, that remines the protective walls of medieval castles. The length of the Charyn canyon is 154 km. The canyon located in the the territory of the Charyn national park along the Charyn river. This is the greatest monument of nature, composed of sedimentary rocks, whose age is about 12 million years. The height of the steep mountains of the Charyn canyon reaches 150-300 m. It is also has been described as the Grand Canyon’s little brother.  
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$162.98
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$162.98
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Turgen Gorge waterfalls, Golden Man museum & Ostrich farm

Turgen Gorge waterfalls, Golden Man museum & Ostrich farm

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Turgen Gorge tour is one of the main directions to travel from Almaty. The drive will take approximately 1.5 hours. Amazing views of the Ile-Alatau National Park from Turgen Gorge side are more pristine and pure because of the remoteness from big city. There are not only pristine nature but also the unique Golden Man (ancient warrior found in this area) archeological museum and Ostrich farm, where you can see the largest birds of the planet, on the way. Tour combines nature, history and animal experiences.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.00
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$118.00
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Explore unique Charyn Canyon + Moon and Black canyons with the local guide 1 day

Explore unique Charyn Canyon + Moon and Black canyons with the local guide 1 day

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   Explore unique Charyn (Red Canyon) on this full-day tour of the Biosphere Reserve UNESCO World Heritage site. Upon arrival to Charyn Canyon, you will admire the grand panorama and go down stairs to the bottom of the canyon, then walk around 2 km through the maze of the Castles Valley to the river Charyn. Then, on the way back to the city you will take a lunch in local restaurant. • Day trip to Charyn Canyon from Almaty • Explore the Castle Valley of Red Canyon • Enjoy deliciouse local cuisine • Unique Photos on the background of the panorama • Complimentary pick up and  drop off from most Almaty hotels
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$371.00
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From
$371.00
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Charyn Canyon Private tour from Almaty, 1 day

Charyn Canyon Private tour from Almaty, 1 day

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One-day trip to the Charyn Canyon - the most popular tour from Almaty, which takes you to the heart of wildlife. The scale of the canyon and the landscapes surrounding it make the trip to the Charyn Canyon unforgettable. During the tour We'll visit the "Moon" Canyon and the Bartogai Reservoir.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$175.00
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$175.00
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Day Trip to Tanbaly Petroglyphs

Day Trip to Tanbaly Petroglyphs

We will start our trip in the morning from your hotel. Drive will take approximately 3 hours. Museum-reserve is located on the vast territory with hills, canyons and rocks. There are 6 groups of petroglyphs of different eras. We will observe all of them. Just imagine - you will have chance to learn the art and at the same time documents of people who lived here hundreds and thousands years ago!
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$208.61
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$208.61
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1 day tour to "Castle of nomads & Buddha petroglyphs"

This place was built as a decoration for the film “Nomad”, which was released in 2005. But you will be surprised by how organically it fits into the surrounding landscape and the main second area Buddha petroglyphs. Unique tour package for every guest who is interesred in nature and culture of Kazakhstan
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$220.00
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$220.00
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Adventure tour to the Charyn Canyon ! Private 10 hours tour with a local guide.

Adventure tour to the Charyn Canyon ! Private 10 hours tour with a local guide.

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Hello! My name is Tau, I am 33 years old. I am a local who is fond of travelling and would love to share and experience it with you. I will be your guide and driver at the same time. My driving experience is more than 15 years on many types of cars and roads. I have a comfortable 4x4 wheel SUV .The car is ready for off-road and highway trips. Installed an additional place for extra large luggage . I enjoy my job and I am happy to introduce you to Kazakhstan!
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  • 9 to 19 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.99
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$169.99
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Group tour to Kolsay and Kaindy Lakes+Black canyon.One day tour.

Group tour to Kolsay and Kaindy Lakes+Black canyon.One day tour.

Let me introduce wonderful excursion which called Kolsay and Kaindy Lakes. During this excursion you will see unique places such Black canyon, Kolsay Lake and Kaindy Lake. Black canyon has black color. It looks like coal and shine when it is sunny day. The trees grow in the Kaindy Lake. Kolsay Lake is pear of Tien Shan mountains
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$271.19
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From
$271.19
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Assy Plateau

Assy Plateau

Have you ever been to a real pastures of nomads? Experience it. Because it is always one of the cleanest places on our planet. 4wd tour to the one of the most beatiful spot with untouched nature. - You will see an amazing mountain landscapes with pastures, waterfall, beatiful alpine flowers. - Observatory is located on the Assy plateu as it is an ideal area for observing stars. - Let's camping, having a picnic, listening to silence on Assy plateau!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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From
$100.00
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Ancient City of Nomads and Tamgaly-Tas buddhist petroglyphs

Ancient City of Nomads and Tamgaly-Tas buddhist petroglyphs

Nomad city and Tamgaly-Tas are two sights representing different history eras but located close to each other. Here you will learn something about both local nomadic culture and ancient buddhist missions. We will pick you up from your hotel in the morning, drive will take approximately 2 hours. First you will have chance to feel yourself as a nomad in ancient fortress experiencing everyday life hundreds of years ago. After that you have some time to walk along the beautiful Ili river bank. Then we will move to Tamgaly-Tas to see ancient petroglyphs. Also there are many hills and rocks all over the place where you can hike for a pituresque view. If history and beautiful nature are in the top list of your preferences this tour is definitely for you!
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.56
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$134.56
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Ethno tour to Nomad ethnic center

Ethno tour to Nomad ethnic center

A distinctive feature of the Nomad ethnic center is a comprehensive approach to the study and provision of knowledge to everyone in all aspects of the life of the ancient nomads, one of the main elements of which is their mobile home - a yurt. In our ethnic center, you can find not only the construction but also the development of the whole history, as well as a comprehensive immersion in the environment. Moreover, you can step over the edge of time and, together with the tribes of Saks, Usuns, Kangyui, Turks, and Kazakhs, go the way of the development of the military art of nomads - one of the key aspects of the life of our ancestors. During the trip, the guests of the ethnic center will witness exciting horse battles and parades, learn about the features of the formation of chivalry and its principles, and also learn a lot from the related areas of the life of the ancient nomads - their crafts, traditions, national cuisine, costumes and much more.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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$115.00
Price varies by group size

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