"TWO CAPITALS AND THE SURROUNDING AREA"

SUV Tours Almaty
3275.00
$ per group
9 DAYS KAZAKHSTAN TOUR PACKAGE
Discover Almaty and Nur-Sultan with their surroundings. The tour will acquaint you with the main sights of the cities, unique natural monuments in 6 national parks, culture and traditions of the Kazakh people.
The variety and number of sights to be visited during this tour make it unique. This is the best program for the first acquaintance with Kazakhstan.
The SUVtours team has prepared the programme so that every day is busy and includes a variety of entertainment.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Meet a young capital of Kazakhstan - Nur-Sultan
  • Will visit Almaty city
  • 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
  • We will visit the Altyn Emel Natural Park which is the largest in Kazakhstan
  • We will taste "kurt" (traditional Kazakh cheese)
  • Explore the canyons and peaks of Aktau mountains
  • Visit the unconventional Zharkent Mosque
  • Take fantastic photos in the Katutau mountains
  • Relax in the shade of a 700 year old willow tree
  • Plunge into the color of local life in the villages of Basshi and Saty (Kazakh villages)
  • Conquer the Singing Barkhan and help it singing for us
  • Explore the Tiger Mountains
  • 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 2000 kilometers in a comfortable off-roader
  • We'll watch the pink flamingo.

TOUR ITINERARY:


DAY 1: Airport / Nur-Sultan / Hotel


On the first day we will get acquainted with the capital of Kazakhstan. 09.00 The guide will meet you at the hotel.

Today we'll visit the following sights: old city districts with antique shops and Soviet districts, Khazret Sultan Mosque, Kazakh National Museum, modern art gallery and Baiterek viewing platform.

14.00 We'll have lunch at a national food restaurant. In the afternoon, we'll continue to get to know the city. We'll visit to: a unique shopping and entertainment center "Khan Shatyr", exhibition center World EXPO 2017, private museum "Nomad" where we will learn about the life and art of nomads of Kazakhstan.

At 19.00 we will have dinner in a restaurant and the guide will take you to the hotel.

DAY 2: Nur-Sultan / Almaty / Big Almaty Lake / Almaty

The day starts with a hearty breakfast and transfers to the Nur-Sultan Airport.

We'll fly to Almaty, the flight takes about 1.5 hours.

At the Almaty airport, you will be met by a guide and taken to a hotel. After a short rest we'll have lunch in a national food restaurant and visit the pearl of Ile Alatau, the Big Almaty Lake.

18.00 We will have dinner in a kebab restaurant where you can choose from more than 15 various kebabs and see the sunset on Kok-Tobe. The guide will take you to a hotel.

DAY 3: Almaty / Altyn Emel National Park / Basshy

After breakfast in the hotel at 8:00 the guide will be waiting for you in the lobby and we'll go to Almaty region for exploration on a comfortable SUV.

Today we'll start acquaintance with the Altyn-Emel National Park 300 km from Almaty.

12.00 We'll check into the Basshi Hotel and have lunch. After that we'll go deep into the park to visit Ak-Tau mountains, hike for 3 hours there, we'll see Katu-Tau mountains and 700 year-old Willow.

19.00 We'll go back to Basshi village and have dinner at the hotel. In the evening we'll play the national Kazakh game "Asyki".

DAY 4: Basshy / Singing Dune / Zharkent / Hot Springs

07.00 We'll have breakfast in the hotel, pack up and go to Singing Barkhan (we'll climb to the top of the barkhan).

After returning to the parking, the guide will offer you tea with mountain herbs and we will go to Zharkent city. On the way we'll walk in the Tiger Mountains.

In Zharkent we'll get acquainted with Zharkent mosque and at 14.00 we try the most delicious lagman in Kazakhstan. We'll also visit the local market to try hot bread and buy fruit.

18.00 We'll check into a hotel with outdoor pools. The hot spring pools are open 24 hours a day.

19.30 We'll try the most important Kazakh dish "Beshbarmak" for dinner. 

DAY 5: Hot Springs / Charyn Canyon / Kaindy Lake / Saty village

After breakfast at the hotel, we'll pack up and leave at 9.30 am.

Today, the first thing we'll do is to visit the Charyn Canyon and go deep into the "Valley of Castles" canyon. The walk takes about 3 hours.

14.00 We'll have lunch and check into a guest house in Saty village.

In the afternoon we'll visit the Kaindy Lake. We'll take a 2-hours walk around the lake.

We'll go back to Saty village where at 19.00 we'll have dinner and taste traditional Kazakh bread "baursaki" and traditional Kazakh cheese "kurt". We'll sit by the fire with a cup of hot tea in the evening.

DAY 6: Saty / Kolsai 3 / Kolsai 2 / Almaty

We'll have breakfast at the guest house and at 8.00 we'll leave for the first Kolsay Lake.

Then we'll go hiking to the second Kolsay Lake. The pedestrian part of the route is 8 km one way, on average it takes 3 hours to walk. It is possible to ride this section on horses (rental horses are not included in the tour price).

13.00 We'll have lunch on the shore of the second Kolsay lake (we take lunch boxes in advance from the guest house). We'll go back to Almaty.

19.00 We'll have dinner in Bayseit village.

21.00 We'll checking into a hotel in Almaty.

DAY 7: Almaty / Nur-Sultan

After breakfast at the hotel at 8.00 we'll get acquainted with the Southern Capital.

Today we will visit: The Central Mosque of Almaty, Green Bazaar, Zenkov Cathedral in the park of 28 Panfilov Guards, chocolate factory "Rakhat" and alpine skating rink Medeo, where we climb the dam protecting the city from sowing streams.

At 14.00 we'll have dinner in a Central Asian restaurant and drive to the airport to go back to Nur Sultan.

A guide will meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel at 19.00 after dinner.

DAY 8: Nur-Sultan / Korgalzyn National Park / Nur-Sultan

We'll have breakfast at the hotel and at 8:00 we'll leave for the Korgalzyn National Park.

Today we will be watching pink flamingos and dozens of rare bird species in their natural habitat all day long.

14.00 We'll have lunch at the guest house in the center of the park and visit the largest lakes of the park. The total time in the park is about 6 hours. We'll will drive 120 km off-road for that time.

We'll go back to Nur-Sultan, have dinner in a restaurant and at 19.00 the guide will take us to the hotel.

DAY 9: Nur-Sultan / Airport

After breakfast, depending on the departure time from the Nur-Sultan Airport, you will be taken to the airport.

Program can be changed or supplemented according to your desire


THE PRICE INCLUDES:

✓ 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 and Nur-Sultan

✓ Meals according to the program

✓ Entrance tickets to national parks

✓ Tasting "Kurt" and "Kumys"

✓ 1.5 liters of water per person per day

✓ Bird watching binoculars


THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

✓ International flights

✓ Medical insurance

✓ Personal expenses not indicated in the program

✓ Visa support

✓ Single hotel accommodation (+300$ per person)

✓ Alcoholic drinks

Duration: 3+ days

Attractions: Aktau mountains

Attractions: Altyn Emel NP

Attractions: Charyn Canyon

Attractions: Hot Springs

Attractions: Kaindy lake

Attractions: Kolsai lakes

Attractions: Zharkent

Attractions: Almaty

Attractions: Bishkek

Attractions: Big Almaty Lake

Attractions: Korgalzyn National Park

Attractions: Nur-Sultan

Overnight: Hotels