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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.
If you have only one day for exploring Almaty outskirts and desire to see the one of the unique natural monuments of Kazakhstan – the day trip to Charyn Canyon is for you. Located in 190 km from Almaty the canyon leaves a lasting impression with its grand splendor and beauty. Driving through the rural area and visiting the local market will give a complete immersion in the culture of the Kazakh nation.
Discover the natural beauty of Kazakhstan with a full-day tour to the Burabai National Park. Learn about the history of this region from a local guide and see panoramic lake and mountain views. Visit popular destinations in the park including Khan’s Pass and Abylai Khan Glade. Explore at your own pace during free time to hike or walk along the lakeshore.
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.
This private tour is a hassle-free way of visiting Big Almaty Lake and the Ile-Alatau National Park from Almaty. You’ll be picked up from your accommodation and taken to the national park, where your journey up to the high-altitude lake begins. Along the way, learn about the culture, nature, and history of Kazakhstan from your English-speaking guide. This is an ideal tour for travelers who want to get out of the city and into nature.
An exceptional opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the all major natural attractions of Almaty region!In this route: colorful Aktau mountains also known as open-air paleontological museum, Singing Sand Dune, Charyn Canyon reminding the Grand Canyon of Colorado River in North America, Kolsai Lakes – «Pearls of the Northern Tien-Shan» and unique in its beauty Kaindy Lake, which magnificent pine forest sticking out of the water at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level cannot leave you indifferent. If you want to see the daily routine of real Kazakh families in their houses, to have a trekking in the pristine mountain nature, to see the vastness of the steppe, to have a glimpse to Kapshagay water reservoir, the biggest in the area, with its "Kazakh Las-Vegas", and visit the unique natural treasures of Kazakhstan - this tour is for you!
Experience the beauty and grandeur of nature in Kazakhstan on this three-day tour to the Kolsai Lakes. Active travelers will love trekking in the wilderness between these three lakes that are ringed by mountains and forest. You’ll also get to experience rural Kazakh life and see how ordinary people live. As this is a guided trek there’s little danger of getting lost, so you can relax and enjoy the moderate hike amid nature.
This day trip to Big Almaty Lake is the convenient way to get out into the nature of Kazakhstan from Almaty city. Enjoy spectacular views of the high-altitude lake surrounded by forests, and a traditional Kazakh eagle hunting show. Make new friends and keep costs low on a group trip. This is a hassle-free trip as national park fees and transportation are all taken care of for you.
The lake is located in the mountains of the Ili Alatau at an altitude of 2500 meters above sea level and, like the overwhelming majority of the lakes of Tien Shan, appeared because of the earthquakes. In the 60s of the last century, a cascade of hydroelectric power plants was built on the Big Almaty Lake, water intakes were installed, and now the lake supplies Almaty with fresh water. Big Almaty Lake is surrounded by mountain peaks and glaciers from all sides. This is quite a popular place of rest of Almaty residents and foreigners.
Hello! My name is Gaukhar, I am a co-owner and guide of small local company based in Almaty. We as a team do what we really love: meet new people and share with them the best what Kazakhstan has to offer such as astounded nature, finger-licking cuisine and, of course, people - the most valuable part of any trip. During my own travels (mostly US & Europe) I understood that the long-lasting memories are created not by sights you visited, but by personal connections you make. I live and work in Kazakhstan all my life and still get excited by new places, new stories and new routes I can show to travellers! We look forward meeting you here!Highlights:- Visiting Valley of Castles at Charyn canyon- Enjoy a breathtaking scenery and take spectacular photographs while hiking around the lakes- Visit a sunken forest of Kaindy lake- Experience Kazakh cuisine and culture in a carefully selected homestay family- Best option if you have only two days
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!
This private tour will take you to the country of high mountains and glaciers. Exciting and picturesque trip to Big Almaty lake, normally takes half a day. The 4x4 vehicle will take you to the view-point (slightly over the lake) from where you can enjoy magnificent view of Big Almaty Lake, you can take a walk there and have some photo-shots. Traveling by a private SUV, will give you safety and comfort during your trip. Your guide will show you the most beautiful places with panoramic views tell the story of the origin of the lake and introduce you to the culture and traditions of the Kazakh people. This is ideal tour for travelers who want to get out of the city and like amazing mountains views.
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.
Spend two unforgettable days in Altyn Emel National Park, the largest natural reserve of Kazakhstan, and get a chance to reveal the secrets of the charming colors within Aktau white mountains, also known as open-air paleontological museum, and the sand Dune singing its song in accordance to the wind. Wild life of natural reserve and rock paintings with Buddha’s images at the place called Tamgaly-Tas will frame the whole trip.
You already know that Kolsay & Kaindy Lakes and Charyn Canyon are must-see places if you are travelling to Almaty. Among all of the offers we suggest you private and full service but at the same time best price, simple and flexible tour. We will make our best so that you can enjoy our natural and cultural beauty!
Trade the bustling streets of Nur-Sultan for a day in nature during this full-day excursion to Burabay National Park. Traverse mountains and valleys in a private, air-conditioned vehicle and discover stunning landscapes, like Borovoe Lake, during this private tour. Listen to engaging commentary from your dedicated guide about the history and heritage of the Kazakh people and take in the beauty of the region before heading back to your hotel.
Almaty is lucky to be one of the few cities in the world to have such unique and diverse surroundings as mountain ranges, sky peaks, coniferous forests, rough rivers, picturesque deserts, ancient canyons and many other natural wonders.Big Almaty Lake is definetely one of the brightest sights among all of that. Its pristine water changing colour depending on the season, astonishing mountain peaks encircling the lake from all sides, thick ever-green forests make an unforgettable impression especially on the first time visitors.Come and enjoy this primeval nature with us!
Enjoy an exciting 2 days-trip to Kolsay and Kaindy lakes, Charyn Canyon!Visit magnificent three places of Almaty region on a comfortable SUV with air conditioning. Kolsay and Kaindy lakes, via Charyn canyon are one of the most beautiful places of Kazakhstan nature. This tour is aimed at people who loves hiking in the mountains, be alone with nature, wildlife and an active lifestyle. During the tour you will enjoy the amazing panoramas of the Charyn canyon, Kolsay and Kaindy lakes. Will try traditional Kazakh food. Will shopping at the road market in Baiseit village. Will walk deep into the forest. The tour is only for you and your friends. Your guide will show you the most beautiful places for a great photo and tell about Kazakh history, traditions and culture. Visit all this places with SUVtours. If you respect a safely driving, comfort, and love the nature, this tour for you.
Join our Kazakh family of Eagle hunters and prepare for an exciting day of cultural and culinary adventures in Astana.From the first minutes of your arrival to the village you will be met by mischievous children in Kazakh traditional clothes which they usually wear during National holidays, celebration of birthday parties and in front of highly respected guests!During the visit, you have a unique opportunity to watch Berkut show (Golden eagles). Berkuts are endangered species registered in the Red Book of Kazakhstan. Hunting with golden eagles is one of the most unique traditions of Kazakh people. Eagle hunter is called “kusbegi” or “berkutchi”. Currently, there are few families left who continue carrying the skill and one of them is our host.After lunch you can try your skills in horse riding. If you have no experience this is a perfect opportunity to learn it from our kusbegi!
Enjoy an exciting day-trip to Kolsay and Kaindy lakes, Charyn Canyon!Visit magnificent three places of Almaty region on a comfortable SUV with air conditioning in one day. Kolsay and Kaindy lakes, via Charyn canyon are one of the most beautiful places of Kazakhstan nature. This tour is aimed at people who do not have much time, but there is a great desire to visit the most beautiful places of Almaty region. During the tour you will enjoy the amazing panoramas of the Charyn canyon, Kolsay and Kaindy lakes. Will try traditional Kazakh food. Will shopping at the road market in Baiseit village. Will walk deep into the forest. The tour is only for you and your friends. Your guide will show you the most beautiful places for a great photo and tell about Kazakh history, traditions and culture. Visit all this places with SUVtours. If you respect a safely driving, comfort, and love the nature, this tour for you.
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.
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.
Maximize time in Almaty with a half-day city tour. Join a local guide for a walk in the oldest city park and a visit to the outdoor skating rink at Medeo Gorge. See popular landmarks including Zenkov Cathedral and the Museum of Musical Instruments. Go for a ride on the Almaty cableway and admire city views from the top of Kok-Tobe hill.
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