Mesmerizing nature of Kazakhstan
Mesmerizing nature of Kazakhstan
Places to visit:
Almaty - Tamaly - Altyn-Emel - Charyn Canyon
Day 1: Almaty
You will start your tour from sightseeing in Almaty. You will go to place for citizen people which is called the Green Bazaar, there is impossible to declaim from shopping. After that your tour will go on where is situated the most beautiful wooden construction in the world - Zenkov Cathedral in one of the oldest memorial Almaty parks - Panfilov Park. Then you are also going to visit Eternal and Flame the Memorial of Glory, devoted to the memory of the fighters who fought for freedom, justice and independence of the country. After opening of new places of Almaty such as sports, cultural and spheres of business of a city you will go to Gorge Medeo, it is known for that has the highest mountain skating rink in the world and a dam. You will go on twisted mountain road bbreathtaking to get next following point of the Kok-Tobe hill at which top there is the highest television tower in the world (if to count from the sea level) . In Kok-Tobe Park you can walk along the winding roads of the park and observe the great panoramic view of the city from the special observation deck. Your tour day finishes with the short ride by the famous Almaty cableroad from the top of the hill to the center of the city. Transfer to lovely hotel of Almaty.
Day 2: Almaty - Tamgaly - Altyn Emel
We will go straight to Altyn-Emel national park in the morning, and we will have a stop at Tamgaly Tas on the way. On the road we will pass by man-made Kapshagai water reservoir, the reservoir is the biggest in Almaty region, with the casinos of "Kazakh Las-Vegas" on its coast. Next you will come to Tamgaly Tas, it will be the first sights destination on the bank of Ili river. Tamgaly Tas is not only the unique monument with images of Buddha's but it keeps texts in Tibetan, Kalmyk and other languages. Then you will have a fine of driving hours to Basshi village, which is situated at the territory of Altyn- Emel National Park and you will have a chance to have an excursion to the Singing Dune. Singing Dune is situated in one of the corners of the Altyn-Emel National Park and reaches a height about 150 meters and a length of about 3 km. This sandy hill is fantastic fairy tale consists of very fine clean sand, and when there is windy weather starts to "sing" in and its sound reminds the organ music. After little walking up to the 150-meter dune, you will come backto Basshi village and you will spend the night in a delightful local hotel.
Day 3: Altyn Emel - Charyn - Almaty
In the morning you are going to transfer to Ash-tree Grove on the Temerlik River. Relict species of Sogdian Ash-tree are growing in the lower layers of the Charyn River and its tributary Temirlik there is a delightful place. In a legend which says that 5 million years ago the wind has carried away a winged seed of Ash-tree Sogdian in so-called to "the Valley of Yurtas". The monument of nature- in 1964 the Ash-tree Grove has been given the symbol. In the grove the four trees of about the same age are enclosed. It looks open-air museum. Then you will transfer to Charyn Canyon. On arrival, you will feast your eyes upon the grand panorama and walk down the stairs to the lower part of the canyon, and then you will have an opportunity to have a little walk around 2 km through the maze of the Castles Valley. Castles Valley walls have bizarre shapes overhanging you. Charyn Canyon is very known worldwide a natural complex, unique and gorgeous in its kind in Kazakhstan. Charyn Canyon resembles the Grand Canyon of Colorado River in North America and it was originated during Paleogene and, although inferior to it in size. You will be amazed by nature gifts walking on without noticing how time is passing. Transfer to Almaty and night in a comfortable hotel.
Day 4: Almaty - Big Almaty Lake - Almaty
Today you will start your with a visiting of Almaty Museum, one of the contemporary and interesting museums. Further you will transfer to Central State Museum of Kazakhstan. On the road to Big Almaty Lake, you will visit Park of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. You are going to have 40 minutes of driving in the gorge through the winding mountain paved road with fascinating and charming views, you will see the glorious panoramic view of the Big Almaty Lake, and the color of the lake always depends on the weather and it makes this lake very enchanting. There you will have a chance about an hour to feast your eyes upon the scenery and make a walk on the coast of the lake half-way to the water surface which is about 300 meters down from the road. You will go the Falcon Farm on the way back to the town, where you will take a pleasure of a interesting show with specially trained falcons, hawks and eagles - hunting with them is one of the most favourite features of the Kazakh way of life. Takes around 30-40 minutes of Show in open-air.
Day 5: Flight
Transfer to Almaty International airport.