"AROUND ALMATY AT FULL THROTTLE" TOUR

Duration - 3 days
Season - May/October
We speaking: English, Polish, German, Russian
FREE airport transfer

ALMATY 3 DAYS TOUR PACKAGES

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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.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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
  • 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
  • Discover the secret of the Kaindy Lake color and visit Kolsai Lake
  • We will sit by the fire in the evening with a cup of herbal tea
  • Drink Kymyz (national drink of the peoples of Central Asia)
  • We will drive 1400 kilometers in a comfortable off-roader
ITINERARY
DAY 1: Almaty / Aktau mountains / Katutau mountains / Bashy village

8 a.m. A guide will be waiting for you in the hotel lobby or at the airport. After meeting we begin the tour in a comfortable SUV. The first destination is Basshi village. The journey from Almaty takes an average of 4 hours. On the way we see Kazakh " Las Vegas" and taste the Kazakh cheese "Kurt".

12 p.m. We check into a hotel and have lunch in the village.

1 p.m. Lifeless landscapes of the Cretaceous Aktau Mountains await us, the road to which passes through the salt marshes and takes about 1.5 hours. The guide tells the story of the appearance of the Martian landscape and lead through the most beautiful places of the mountains.

5 p.m. After the hike, we drive to the hotel. On the way, we visit the harsh mountains of Katutau with sculptures made by nature and the 700-year-old Yiwu where we get drunken spring water.

7 p.m. We have dinner at the hotel. In the evening, you can walk around the village and get to know the locals.

DAY 2: Basshy / Singing Dune / Charyn Canyon / Saty village

6 a.m. On the second day we wake up early, take a breakfast and get to the Singing Dune. Off-road driving takes one hour. If we are lucky, we will see Red Book wild animals going to a watering place.

7:30 a.m. That day we will have a breakfast at the foot of the Singing Dune. The guide makes coffee and tells you where the sand came from.

8 a.m. To enjoy a bird's eye view of untouched nature, we climb to the very top of the Barkhan and slide down to listen to the mysterious singing. Then we have a 3.5 hour journey to the city of Chunji, where we enjoy lunch.

2 p.m. After a hearty lunch, we will be waiting for the " Castle Valley" canyon in the Charyn National Nature Park. Here we visit panoramic views of the canyon, walk 3 km into the canyon and listen to the roar of the Charyn River. The guide shows all the most beautiful corners of the « Valley of Castles» and tells its story. We have some tea near the river and go back to the parking lot.

6 p.m. The road through the passes to the village of Saty takes 1.5 hours.

DAY 3: Saty village / Lake Kaindy / Kolsai Lake / Almaty

7 a.m. The last day of the adventure begins with a hearty breakfast.

8 a.m. We have to drive 12 km off-road to see the miracle of Kungei Alatau Lake Kaindy. On the lake we go camping and visit 3 points from which it is the best opportunity to see the lake.

11:30 a.m. We move from Lake Kaindy to Lake Kolsai, the journey takes about 1.5 hours. Here you have 2 hours of free time. On the lake you can rent a boat and enjoy the views of the mountains from the water. You can climb a mountain with an excellent panoramic view of the lake or go around the lake around.

2 p.m. In the village of Saty we try a traditional Kazakh lunch after which we return to Almaty. On the way, we stop at the steep cliffs of the Charyn canyon and a roadside bazaar in the village of Baiseit.

7 p.m. The guide brings you to any address within Almaty and the three-day tour ends. The impressions of the tour stay in your memory for many years.

Program can be changed or supplemented according to your desire
WHATS INCLUDE
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
✓ Rent an all-wheel drive SUV
✓ Fuel
✓ Services of an English-speaking guide / driver
✓ Accommodation according to the program (double occupancy)
✓ Meals according to the program
✓ Entrance tickets to national parks
✓ Tasting "Kurt" and "Kumys"
✓ 1.5 liters of water per person per day

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
✓ International flights
✓ Medical insurance
✓ Personal expenses not indicated in the program
✓ Visa support
✓ Single hotel accommodation (+40$ per person)
✓ Alcoholic drinks

ATTRACTIONS DURING THE TOUR AROUND ALMATY REGION

During a three-day SUV tour, you will see the most beautiful places in the Almaty region in a short time. This tour is the best opportunity to experience the diversity of nature in Kazakhstan and cross 3 climatic zones. Traveling on a prepared off-road vehicle will give you ease and comfort of movement over long distances.
KAZAKHSTAN PHOTO TOUR
Kolsai 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.
Kaindy Lake
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.
Charyn Canyon
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.
Singing Dune in Altyn Emel NP
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.
Altyn Emel NP
Bishkek is the capital of Kyrgyzstan. The city where Soviet architecture is prevalent and is the largest mosque in Central Asia.
CHUNDZHA HOT SPRINGS
Thermal springs 300 km from Almaty with an average water temperature of 38 degrees. The water in the springs is considered medicinal.
BESTOMAK CANYON
One of the canyons of the Charyn National Park. The length of the canyon is 3 km. The canyon stands out for its variety of colors and depth.
WHAT TO TAKE WITH?
  • Comfortable waterproof shoes
  • Raincoat
  • Long pants and a long sleeve shirt
  • Cap
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect spray
  • Medication
  • Passport
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.

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