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Cultural Tours

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Kolsay & Kaiyndy Lakes + Charyn Canyon with overnight at the locals

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!
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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2-day Tour to Charyn Canyon and Kolsay Lakes National Park

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
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

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

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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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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Group tour to Magnificent Charyn Canyon

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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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Full Day (6 hours) City Tour in Astana

The classical Full day long tour in the young capital of Kazakshtan. Your personal guide and driver will meet you at hotel or other place at your convenience in Astana. You will see unique symbiosis of east and west traditions in the main sights of Astana, feel the essential of kazakh culture in a National Museum of Kazakhstan, visit the largest mosque in Central Asia and try the authentic cuisine of steppe nomads. The tour is also included the visit of the emblematic of the city Bayterek, the national brand of Kazakhstan higher education Nazarbaev University. At the end of tour you may taste the best wine from south Kazakhstan and we will bring you back to the hotel or any other place at your convenience.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.00
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Big Almaty Lake Private Tour, Inclusive of Falcon Show, Lunch & Hotel Pickup

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.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$78.00
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

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

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
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  • 12 hours
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Day Trips

Burabai National Park Group Day Tour from Nur-Sultan, Inclusive of Snack/Lunch

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.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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

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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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Big Almaty Lake

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:- 1-day guided tour to the one of the most beautiful lakes in Almaty!- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city- Have a picnic with the most amazing view at the front! - Pick-up and drop-off to your hotel!- Popular choice with kids
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Private jeep tour to Kolsai & Kaindy lakes, Charyn & Black canyons

All must see places of near Almaty in one tour on comfortable 4WD cars with professional driver-guide.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Private Day Trip to Fantastic Charyn Canyon

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
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Charyn Canyon Group Day Tour Experience, Inclusive of Lunch

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.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Big Almaty Lake and Meteorogical station 3200m. Private Day Tour from Almaty

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.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

Big Almaty Lake Group Tour Experience, Inclusive of Falcon Show

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.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Nature & Wildlife

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Big Almaty Lake - azure eye of Trans Ili Alatau

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!
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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

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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US$67.00
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Multi-day Tours

Golden Ring of Zhetisu 5-Day Group Tour, Inclusive of Meals & Accommodation

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!
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  • 5 days
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  • 5 days

Multi-day Tours

Kolsai Lakes 3-Day Group Tour, Inclusive of Meals & Accommodation

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.
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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days

Nature & Wildlife

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Private Day Trip to Astonishing Big Almaty Mountain Lake

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.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Discover nomadic lifestyle in 'The Huns' Ethno-village

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.Professional horse-riding tricks show, breathtaking battle between warriors in armor, traditional customs performance, the story of yurt; archery, amateur horse riding for everyone, cooking simple national dishes and drinks (as kumis), crafts production - all of that is waiting for you in Hunns ethno-village!Saturated trip will be finished with delicious outdoor lunch accompanied by picturesque mountain views.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Multi-day Tours

Altyn Emel National Park 2-Day Group Tour, Inclusive of Meals & Accommodation

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.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Nature & Wildlife

Burabai National Park Private Day Tour from Nur-Sultan, Inclusive of Lunch

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.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Private Tour to Kolsay, Kaindy lakes and Charyn Canyon, 2 days

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.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 days
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