Almaty / Charyn Canyon / Kaindy Lake / Saty village
7:40 a.m. An English-speaking guide meets you at the hotel or in any place convenient for you. After meeting and acquaintance with the program, we go on a journey. We make the first stop in the village of Baiseit, where we visit the local market and buy fruit on the road.
11 a.m. The first natural monument that we visit is Valley of Castles Canyon of the Charyn Canyon. The road from Almaty takes about 3 hours with stops.
11:30 a.m. After visiting the panoramic views and acquaintance with the history of the Charyn Canyon, we begin the descent into the Valley of Castles. We explore the 3 km canyon and stop to rest near the Charyn River. Let's have some tea and take pictures.
1:30 p.m. We return to the parking lot and head to the Saty village where a traditional Kazakh lunch awaits us.
3 p.m. After a short rest, we have to drive 12 km of off-road to get to Lake Kaindy. A walk around the lake takes 2 hours. We visit three points from which the lake looks even more beautiful.
5 p.m. Return to the SUV and go to the guest house in Saty.
6 p.m. For dinner we try national dish and drink Koumiss (a drink made from mare's milk)
8 p.m. An excellent end of the day will be the legend of the area around the fire. Between dinner and the evening bonfire, you have time to get to know Saty closer.