Our team developed this tour specifically for guests of Almaty, who have only one free day to explore Kazakhstan.
For this day, you will not only get acquainted with the diversity of nature in the Almaty region, you will also taste Kazakhstan in the authentic village (Kazakh village) of Saty.
The speed of landscape change and the variety of entertainments of this excursion make it unique.
We will taste "kurt" (traditional Kazakh cheese)
Plunge into the color of local life in the villages of Saty (Kazakh villages)
Go down the Charyn Canyon to " Valley of Castles" as deep as a skyscraper
Discover the secret of the Kaindy Lake color and visit Kolsai Lake
Drink Kymyz (national drink of the peoples of Central Asia)
We will drive 600 kilometers in a comfortable off-roader
14 hours: Almaty / Charyn Canyon / Kaindy Lake / Saty / Kolsai Lake / Almaty
5 a.m. After meeting with the guide at your hotel, we set off on the road. The road from Almaty to the Charyn Canyon takes about 2.5 hours.
7:30 a.m. We meet the dawn with a cup of hot tea or coffee and enjoy the panorama of the canyon Castle Valley. Your guide shows you the most beautiful places for photos and tells the story of the Charyn Canyon. You have time to walk and enjoy the beauty of the canyon without noisy tourist groups.
10 a.m. Go to the lake Kaindy. The road takes about 2 hours drive from the Charyn Canyon. We walk on the lake and visit 3 points from which it is best to get acquainted with the lake.
2 p.m. Traditional Kazakh dinner with a local family will be waiting for us in Saty village
3 p.m. After lunch, we leave for Kolsai Lakes. On the lake, the guide tells you about the area and the history of this nature miracle. Here you have 2 hours of free time. It is possible to rent a boat or ride a horse.
5 p.m. Back to Almaty. The road from the lake takes about 4 hours. On the way we have dinner in the village of Baiseit.
10 p.m. The guide takes you to a hotel or any convenient place in the city.
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 ✓ Meals according to the program ✓ Entrance tickets to national parks ✓ Tasting "Kurt" and "Kumys" ✓ 1.5 liters of water per person
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: ✓ International flights ✓ Medical insurance ✓ Personal expenses not indicated in the program ✓ Visa support ✓ Alcoholic drinks
WHAT TO SEE DURING THE TOUR TO KOLSAY IN 1 DAY
During a one-day SUV tour, you will see the most popular places in the Almaty region. This tour is the best opportunity to get away from the bustle of the city, and in one day to be transported to the realm of lakes, alpine meadows and canyons. If you only have 1 day and want to see the most, this is the trip for you.
EXPRESS TOUR TO KOLSAY LAKES
A system of three high-mountain lakes in the Kungei Alatau Mountains, 300 km from Almaty. Favourite recreation place for Almaty residents and tourists.
The youngest high-mountain lake in Kazakhstan and the most popular attraction. In 1911 after the earthquake, the water flooded the forest and formed this natural wonder.
A miracle of nature in the Altyn Emel National Park. A mountain of sand 150 meters high and 3 km long, which makes singing in dry windy weather.
WHAT TO TAKE WITH?
Comfortable waterproof shoes
Long pants and a long sleeve shirt
WHICH SUV WILL TAKE US?
For groups up to 6 people we use Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, Toyota Sequoya, Nissan Patrol. For groups more than 6 people, prepared for off-road Hyundai Starex, Mitsubishi Rosa.
IS THE INTERNET AVAILABLE WHILE TRAVELING?
Every evening, Internet will be available at the hotel or guest house. Your guide will distribute the Internet during the ride and you can use it wherever possible.
CAN I RIDE A HORSE DURING THE TOUR?
You can rent a horse for a walk on Lake Kaindy or ride a horse to the middle lake Kolsai. The approximate rental price is 50 USD per person.
IS VEGETARIAN FOOD POSSIBLE?
By prior arrangement, it is possible to order vegetarian, vegan, halal and gluten-free foods.
IS THIS TOUR SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN?
We recommend going on this tour from 5 years old. We had experience organizing this tour for a 7 month old baby.
CAN I DOWNLOAD THIS ROUTE FOR THIS TOUR?
We will send a program by email after booking.
I TRAVEL ALONE, CAN I JOIN A GROUP?
We only organize private tours and do not collect groups. In any case, write to us and we will try to help you.
HOW DOES PAYMENT WORK?
You can pay the full amount when booking a tour on our website. Or by prior arrangement, you can pay 10% of the cost as a prepayment via PayPal, and pay the balance in cash on the day of the tour.
CAN I CHANGE THE PROGRAM?
We are pleased to change the program for you to make it even more individual, please contact us by e-mail.
TOUR TO KOLSAI KAINDY AND CHARYN CANYON ON A MAP
5 REASONS TO TRAVEL WITH SUV TOURS
To ensure our customers do not spend hours searching for hotels, attractions, and entertainment in Almaty and Almaty region, we have developed ready-made tours. All you have to do is to choose a suitable tour and buy a plane ticket.
We provide a car with a guide 30 minutes before departure
We carry out technical inspection of vehicles after each tour
We know how to glue a tire in the middle of the steppe
We will show you how to avoid a tick bite and treat the wound if you get hurt
We will find an individual approach to any customer
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