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
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.
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. #taudriver 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 comfortabe 4x4 wheel SUV Toyota Sequoia with 6 seats.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!
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.
Finding your way around Kazakhstan’s biggest city can be difficult on your own. Orientate yourself in Almaty on a private day tour and discover top attractions such as Zenkov Cathedral, Medeu Valley, and the Green Bazaar, with insights provided by your guide. Save time finding a meeting point with pickup and drop-off from central hotels, and fit in more with quick and convenient transfer between sites by air-conditioned vehicle.
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!
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.
Discover the city of Almaty with a half-day private tour. Get picked up at your hotel and visit top landmarks including the Zenkov Cathedral and the Green Bazaar. Ride the Almaty cableway and see views of the city from Kok-Tobe hill. Learn about Almaty’s cultural history and see the Museum of Musical Instruments.
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.
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.
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!
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!
We offer you to plunge into the traditional atmosphere of the Kazakh people and feel the whole flavor of nomadic life. The Kazakh people sacredly honor the customs and traditions inherited from their ancestors. The basis of the national character is hospitality - in Kazakh society it is considered a sacred duty. In Ethno-Village you will get acquainted with the magnificent life of the Kazakh people, customs and culture. The tour program includes: showing main national traditions, a tour of the base, familiarity with the Kazakh yurt, national games. After that the guests will be fed delicious national lunch. After lunch, a master class will be held on cooking national cakes, making felt and silver items. A busy day will be completed with Kara Zhorga's dance, which all of guests can enjoy with locals!
This tour provides you the best opportunity to see the beautiful mountain surroundings of Almaty city. On sunny days Shymbulak gathers together thousands of visitors. On chairlifts you can reach Talgar Pass (3163 meters above sea level). Only professional skiers climb here since the descent from the pass is too steep. Also alpinists start their climbing from this point.Only the stars are higher.
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.
If you are looking at this tour, you have probably heard about nomads and Nomad Games held in Central Asia. This tour does not simply offer a nice experience, but also an adventure that will teach you how to become a true nomad and learn skills of a true nomad. By the end of the tour will be given a certificate of taking current lessons. Who knows, maybe after visiting this school, you will be one of the champions of the World Nomad Games? Highlights of the tour • Yurt building • Horse riding • Hunting with eagles • Archery • Herding cattle
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.