Kazakhstan diamond 1

Kazakhstan diamond 1, Kazakhstan tours. 

Name: Kazakhstan diamond 1
Duration: 4 days
Places to visit: Almaty - Shymkent - Turkestan - Almaty

This tour will help you discover the country from a new perspective. Here you will see not only beautiful landscapes but also interesting cultural and historical monuments of the country. You can learn more about the world-famous Great Silk Road which so bewitches everyone here you can hear about it while enjoying the rich nature of Kazakhstan.  

Tour summary:

Day 1: Almaty - Shymkent
Upon arrival to airport you will be met and transferred to the city for sightseeing. Your tour will start in Shymkent. The city is located at the crossroads of the Great Silk Road. Here you will explore the most ancient cities of the Middle Ages such as Otar, Turkestan, Syganak, Sauran and others. Then you will visit the modern Shymkent. This city is famous as historical and cultural center of tourism. In course of the tour you will have an opportunity to visit Memory Alley in Park named after Sh. Kaldayakov, Monument "Jer An", Ordabasy Square, Park "20th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan", Museum of political repression victims, Obelisk of Glory, Walk of Fame, Eternal Fire to the fallen in the Second World War, Arboretum and historical museum of local lore. Night is in the hotel.

Day 2: Shymkent - Turkestan - Shymkent
Today you will have a tour to Turkestan. This city appeared at 500 AD at the crossroads of caravan routes from Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva to northern Kazakhstan. In the XVI-XVIII centuries the city used to be a spiritual and political center of the Turkic-speaking people as well as the capital of the Kazakh Khanate. This place is well known to the world due to the famous Sufi sheikh and philosopher Khoja Ahmed Yasawi. Even though he died in 1166 the mausoleum was built 233 years after his death. The man who built it was Emir Tamerlane. Today it is considered to be the masterpiece of medieval architecture and one of the major sacred places of Muslims. As the legend says there were a lot of attempts to build it but due to for various reasons they were failed. But in another version says that Tamerlan had a dream where a saint said to built at first mausoleum over the grave of Arystan Bab who was a teacher and spiritual mentor of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi. Then he did it over the tomb of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi and now many pilgrims come to mausoleum of Arystan Bab, and then Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi. They believe that going here can be compared to do small Hajj to Mecca. In course of the tours in Turkestan you will visit "Azret-Sultan" historical and architectural complex, Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Turkestan ancient settlement, Necropolis, a fragment of the fortress wall, Citadel with gates, Hammam, Hilvet underground mosque and others. Afterwards is transfer to the hotel.

Day 3: Shymkent - Almaty
You will have a flight to Almaty that will take about 5-6 hours. In course of the travel you will have an opportunity to learn more about history and development of the country. At first you will visit the Green Bazaar where you can find a lot of goods such as oriental sweets and others. Here you will have a chance to take a lot of photos. After experience that art of bargain you will visit another tour point - Panfilov Park as well as Zenkov Cathedral that is situated in it. Next destination to visit is the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame which is erected to the memory of the fighters who died for freedom and independence of the country. Medeo Gorge is famous due to the highest mountain skating rink in the world. In Kok-Tobe hill you enjoy the view of the biggest TV tower in the world. During the travel you will see the most picturesque view of the gorge. Return is on the  well-known Almaty cableway. Overnight is in the hotel.

Day 4: Flight
Transfer to the airport

Price per person:
02 pax - 665 $
04 pax - 425 $
06 pax - 315 $
08 pax - 275 $
10 pax - 240 $
Single - 40 $

Early check-in - 20 $ 
Single early check-in - 30 $  

Half board - 55 $
Full board - 100 $ 

English speaking guide - 130 $ per group


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
Shymkent - "Shymkent" Hotel 3*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour            

Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide