Between Tradition and Modernity
Do you wish for modernity? Then this tour from Astana to Almaty will enchant you. Though Kazakhstan was historically the land of nomads, including the
Mongols in the 13th century, however, nowadays it is economically one of the
most important countries in Central Asia. Being at the crossroads of the Silk Road,
Kazakhstan has rich cultural heritage, as well as architectural and natural treasures.
Travelling in a week through the cities where the future is mixed with the wild
landscapes, means to take the first steps into the world of modernity adapted itself
Day 1 Astana Day 2 Astana City Tour Day 3 Free day in Astana – Shymkent Day 5 Almaty City Tour Day 6 Almaty - Sharyn Canyon – Almaty Day 7 Almaty – Issyk-Kul Lake – Almaty Price per person: 1690 € Extra charge for single room: 200 € Small group: 4-12 people Included Services Excluded Services Aren't the dates of this trip suitable for you? Just inform us with your desires and we will answer you within 24 hours.
Arrival at Astana Airport. Transfer to the hotel, leisure time.
At 09:00 meeting with the guide in the hotel’s lobby.
The day will be dedicated to the modern Capital of Astana. Whereas, we will visit the Peace and Reconciliation Palace, the Atameken Ethnographic Complex, the Bayterek Tower, as well as Akorda Presidential Palace and the Hazret Sultan Mosque.
Overnight at the hotel.
Free day for the individual discoveries of the capital. Domestic flight to Shymkent.
Transfer to the hotel, check-in and leisure time.
Day 4 Shymkent – Turkistan – Shymkent – Almaty
Today we will go to Turkistan, one of the most ancient cities of Kazakhstan. Also, it was known as Yasi, and later as Shavgar in the 10th century. This city-fortress became as a commercial and administrative center in the medieval period, as well as a religious center of worlds’ Muslims, to be considered as the second Mecca. The famous Mausoleum of Khawaja Ahmed Yasawi (12th century) is among the architectural treasures of the country and it is inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. This Mausoleum has made Turkistan as a major pilgrimage site in Central Asia.
Return to Shymkent and domestic flight to Almaty. Transfer to the hotel, check-in, dinner and leisure time.
After the tasty breakfast, we will have a city tour in Almaty: we will start from Panfilovets’ Park dating back to the 19th century. Next, we will continue to the Ascension Orthodox Cathedral, which was built entirely from wood at the beginning of the 20th century. Later, we will discover the Green Market, which offers a great variety of tasty fruits and vegetables; passing through the Republic Square - the main square of the city with its magnificent modern architectural constructions. Afterwards, we will visit Medeu - the outdoor famous ski rink, also, we will explore its dam, which protects the city from the flood.
In the evening, we will return to the hotel, to have dinner and leisure time.
In the morning, we will discover the Sharyn Canyon. The beauty of this canyon is often compared to the Grand Canyon of Colorado. As a result of the erosion and alteration, this canyon has its unique shape, which will deeply impress and transfer us to the surreal world. The canyon stretches for 154 km along the Sharyn River, which is an ideal place for rafting. Also, here, we can find rare plant species that survived from the last Ice Age.
In the evening, return to Almaty. Overnight at the hotel.
On this day, we will explore the Issyk-Kul Lake. It is a picturesque alpine lake surrounded by beautiful nature, dense forests and flower fields. The lake is situated at an altitude of 1760 meters above sea level, in the Issyk Gorge, about 70 km on the east of Almaty. We will have a free time to relax at the lake.
In the evening, return to Almaty, preparations for departure.
Day 8 Return flight
Transfer to the airport. End of our services.
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Day 1 Astana
Day 2 Astana City Tour
Day 3 Free day in Astana – Shymkent
Day 5 Almaty City Tour
Day 6 Almaty - Sharyn Canyon – Almaty
Day 7 Almaty – Issyk-Kul Lake – Almaty
Price per person:
Extra charge for single room:
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