SUV Tours Almaty
$ per group
This tour will perfectly suit travelers, who want to see the most popular Kazakhstani sights in a short time. A three-day trip will introduce you to the most modern metropolis of the country, and will bring you to Kazakhstani wildlife, which is full of unique sites. A diversity and the number of places you will visit in three days make this tour unforgettable and unique. Only in Almaty region one can cross the steppe, visit 4 high-altitude lakes, go down into the canyon, have a bargaining experience at a bazaar in the city center, and see a century-old glacier within a few days.


  • Find out why water in Big Almaty Lake changes its color
  • Learn why Medeu high-mountain rink is called a factory of records
  • Admire the city's view from an altitude of 3200 m above sea level
  • Try a traditional Kazakh cuisine - "Beshmarmak", "Kurt" and "Kumys"
  • Know the secret of how the Cathedral was built without a single nail used
  • Try famous Oporto apples at a Green Bazaar
  • Indulge in sweets at Rakhat Candy Factory
  • Eat a few types of kebab
  • Go down the Charyn Canyon to " Valley of Castles" as deep as a skyscraper
  • We will have lunch on the river bank in Bestamak canyon
  • Enjoy panoramic views of canyons of Temerlik and the Moon from a birds eye view
  • We will go hiking from the lower Kolsai Lake to the middle Kolsai Lake
  • Discover the secret of the Kaindy Lake color
  • Take a dip in the open air in the Chunji hot springs
  • We will drive 750 kilometers in a comfortable off-roader


ARRIVAL: Almaty International Airport / Hotel

A guide holding a sign will meet you at the airport and will take you to a hotel. You'll have an opportunity to get to know him and discuss an upcoming trip during the drive. After checking into the hotel and having some rest, we'll have dinner at the Kazakh cuisine restaurant and take you back to your hotel located in the city's center.

DAY 1: Introduction to Almaty / Saty village

After an 8:00 a.m. breakfast at the hotel, a guide will meet in a lobby. We are starting our adventure. It will be exciting today.

We will visit Big Almaty Lake, Medeu high-mountain skating rink and will go up in a cable car to an altitude of 3200 meters above sea level to Talgar pass.

At 2:00 p.m., we will have "Beshbarmak" for lunch at the national Kazakh cuisine restaurant.

During the second half of the day we will go to the old part of the city and see its sights: Zenkov Cathedral, Central Mosque, Green Bazaar, and Rakhat Chocolate Factory.

Afterwards, we will go to Saty village, put up at the guest house and have dinner.

DAY 2: Saty village / Kolsai 3 / Kolsai 2 / Saty village

We will go to the KolsaI lakes after a hearty breakfast at 8:00 a.m.

Today we are going hiking from the first KolsaI lake to a second one. 16-kilometer-long walk will take around 6 hours.

We will make a two-hour stop by the second KolsaI lake and have our lunch from lunchboxes that we will have taken from the guest house.

After going back to Saty village at 5:00 p.m., we will see, before dinner, a dancing show performed by the youth, and will go to a local steam bath.

An evening campfire will be a great end of the day.

DAY 3: Saty village / Kaindy Lake / Charyn Canyon / Almaty

We start a day with breakfast at the guest house.

At 8:00 a.m., we will go to Kaindy Lake, where we will visit 3 observation decks around the lake.

We'll have lunch at 1:00 p.m. at the guest house and go back to the city.

On the way to Almaty we will make a three-hour stop at the "Valley of Castles" canyon of Charyn National Park and will go down into the canyon.

At 7:00 p.m., we will have dinner at the kebab restaurant offering several types of kebab.

A guide will take you either to the hotel or to the airport.

Program can be changed or supplemented according to your desire.


✓ Rent an all-wheel drive SUV

✓ Fuel

✓ Services of an English-speaking guide / driver

✓ Accommodation according to the program (double occupancy)

✓ 4* Hotel in Almaty

✓ Meals according to the program

✓ Entrance tickets to national parks

✓ Tasting "Kurt" and "Kumys"

✓ 1.5 liters of water per person per day


✓ International flights

✓ Medical insurance

✓ Personal expenses not indicated in the program

✓ Visa support

✓ Single hotel accommodation (+80$ per person)

✓ Alcoholic drinks

Duration: 3-5 days

Attractions: Almaty

Attractions: Big Almaty Lake

Attractions: Charyn Canyon

Attractions: Kaindy lake

Attractions: Kolsai lakes

Overnight: Hotels