Introduction to Kazakhstan tour
3 days / 2 nights Places to visit:
Almaty - Charyn Canyon - Almaty
Day 1: Almaty
Meet with your guide at the airport and take a short drive to Almaty city to start your travelling in Kazakhstan. You will start you city tour from blooming Green Bazaar. From the entrance, you will be welcomes by kind seller offering you to taste fresh juicy fruits. Later continue to the city's famous park- Panfilov Park. Every corner of the park is dedicated to the victims of the World War. In the center, you will come across the beautiful building of Zenkov Cathedral, dating back to the end of 19th
century. It is listed on the wooden wonders of the world. It will definitely charm you with its beauty. After exploring the city you will drive to the Medeo Gorge, where the highest mountain outdoor skating rink is located. During the Soviet time, several records of speed skating were done on this rink. Further, up the gorge there is a ski resort Shymbulak, popular for city residents during the wintertime. The last point of the day will be Kok-Tobe hill, where you will be surprised by the panoramic view to the whole city. TV tower on the top of the hill considered to be the highest in the world (if to count from the sea level). You can find nice national souvenirs in the small boutiques or have a walk. On the way to the city, take a cableway. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 2: Almaty - Charyn Canyon - Almaty
This day will be dedicated to a one-day tour to Charyn Canyon where many people travel in Kazakhstan as well from abroad. The erosion made by the river and other eternal forces of nature created canyons millions of years ago. These dramatic and impressive monuments are described as a Grans Canyons' little brother. It stretches approximately 150km and height reaching 300 m in some places. The most beautiful part of the canyon is Valley of Castles. If you follow the maze track down to the river, you can imagine fantastic figures. There is also amazing panoramic view of the canyons not far from a parking place, where they seems to be endless. The multicolored rock layers are the product of different stages of historical procedures, which have an magic color changing according to the sun light. On the way back to Almaty, you will learn more about the life and traditions of the nomadic Kazakh people in this area. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 3: Flight
After breakfast, your guide will accompany you to the airport.