Name: Kazakhstan diamond 7
Duration: 6 days
Places to visit: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Altyn Emel - Charyn Canyon - Kolsai Lakes - Kaindy Lake - Almaty
Each of us probably dreamed of visiting the countries of Central Asia along which the Great Silk Road passed. So, we are pleased to provide a magnificent tour where you can get acquainted not only with ancient sights, but also learn more about the Kazakh people.
Day 1: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Almaty
Welcome to Kazakhstan diamond 7. On arrival to the airport, you will be met and have the city. You will drive along the Kuldja tract where you can visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "ISSYK". In this area, you will find out about history and culture of the Saka period, and then see a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, as well as the model of Saka burial mound. You will drive to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level in order to see beautiful mountain Lake Issyk, which was appeared about 10,000 years ago due to landslide. Don't miss to take photos on tours. Transfer to a hotel for rest.
Day 2: Almaty - Altyn Emel
Today you will travel Altyn Emel National Park in order to see the Singing Dune. It has a height of 120 meters and a length of about 3 km and is located in one of the angles of the Altyn Emel National Park. On the tour you will enjoy pure sand, which starts to "sing" in windy weather and reminds the organ music. If you drive to the south, you can see the thin strip of the Ili River is and enjoy purple mountains of Sogety and Boguty and see the white peaks of the Ketmen ridge. On the west the horizon is congested by the vertical slope of the Big Kalkan and the Small Kalkan - from the east. In the north, you will find violet-blue ridge of Jungar Alatau mountains, Chulak mountain, Matai and Altyn-Emel are visible. Transfer to Altyn Emel hotel. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 3: Altyn Emel
The tour will start by driving to Katutau and Aktau mountains. They are very antique derelict mountains with well-looked-after volcanic outputs. Sedimentary rock of the lowest of the ancient Tethys Ocean is well-preserved there. From the properties of environmental factors it appropriated the system of intricate figures and landscapes. Aktau Mountains (White Mountains) are world-renowned paleontological field and must be seen on tours. In the Paleogene lacustrine deposits well-preserved traces of ancient animals whose age is about 25-30 million years old. Travelers will see the remains the giant rhinos, crocodiles, turtles, huge conical mountains as the Egyptian pyramids. Return to Altyn Emel hotel. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 4: Altyn Emel - Charyn Canyon - Kolsai Lakes
In the morning you will travel to Ash-tree Grove on the Temerlik River located at the Charyn River and its branch Temirlik where ancient species of Sogdian Ash-tree are growing. Botanists say that these trees are over a thousand years old. In the afternoon, we will transfer to Charyn Canyon. We are sure you will like it on tours formed during Paleogene and reminds the Grand Canyon of Colorado River in North America due to its size. It is also called the "Valley of Castles" made of sedimentary rocks. Transfer to Saty village. Rest is in a guest house.
Day 5: Kolsai - Kaindy Lake - Almaty
The last day of our tour will start by travelling to Kaindy Lake. It is also called "Birch Lake" located in pine forest at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. It was appeared in 1911 due to the powerful earthquake which created the natural dam. Here our travelers will enjoy magnificent view of panorama and take perfect photos. The color of water is turquoise will catch attention of visitors. It is worth seeing by own eyes. After walking around the lake you will return to Almaty and rest is in a hotel.
Day 6: Flight
In the morning is transfer to the airport. End of Kazakhstan diamond 7 is completed.
02 pax - Sedan
04 pax - Minivan
06-10 pax - Sprinter
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
Altyn Emel - "Aigaikum" Guesthouse
Saty village - Home stay
- 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