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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.
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!
This day tour gives you a wonderful opportunity not only to get acquainted with the most beautiful natural landscapes of the Almaty region, but also plunging into the distant past, to see the petroglyphs of the archaeological landscape of Tamgaly, one of the most ancient and outstanding monuments of rock art of the Seven Rivers, which since 2004 has been the object of the World heritage of UNESCO. If you respect a safely driving, comfort, and love the nature, this tour for you.
Even the most sophisticated history lovers will appreciate the trip to the Tanbaly rocks, located 170 kilometers from Almaty. Petroglyphs Tanbaly - is the oldest monument of rock art of Central Asia, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The petroglyphs of Tanbaly are like an ancient art gallery. In the main gorge there are about 2000 images of deities, warriors, scenes of hunting and sacrifice. Most of the petroglyphs belong to the Bronze Age and are made in the Sakian style.
Issyk gorge - one of the most picturesque and interesting places of Trans-Ili Alatau. You will be introduced with the archaeological monuments of the Saka culture, the fantastic beauty of Lake Issyk. You will also visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "Issyk".
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!
An overview tour that shows unique symbiosis of East and West in the main sights of Astana, as well as helps to discover the rich history of Kazakhstan.9:00 a.m - pick-up from the hotel 10:30 a.m - Walk tour through on the Millennium Axis: walking across the Millennium Axis line named by Kisho Kurokawa, chief architect and creator of Nur-Sultan general layout. 11:00 a.m - The Bayterek Tower: enjoy breath-taking panoramic view of the city with the guide commentary about the history of Astana. 11:30 a.m - The Khan Shatyr12:00 p.m - Kazakh National Museum: It covers the history and culture of Kazakhstan from ancient to modern times. Particularly 3 main Halls of the museum will be included.12:40 p.m - A walk tour through Kazakh Eli monument and The Palace of Peace and Reconciliation1:00 p.m - The Hazret Sultan Mosque.1:30 p.m - Kazakh Traditional Cuisine tasting3:00 p.m - Nazarbayev University 4:30 p.m - Baikonur Space Station Miniature5:00 p.m - EXPO National Pavillion
Do you want to feel yourself as an explorer of an ancient sanctuary with plenty of rock paintings? This tour route provides you an incomparable opportunity to visit the unique monuments of the past – Tamgaly petroglyphs – which is one of 5 cultural and natural monuments of Kazakhstan protected by UNESCO. For centuries the rocks of this canyon and narrow valley of Tamgaly retained value of the sanctuary - the place where ritual ceremonies were hold, magic rituals were performed, worship of the gods and the spirits of ancestors took place.