Short travelling in Kazakhstan
4 days / 3 nights Places to visit:
Almaty - Kaindy Lake - Charyn Canyon - Almaty
Day 1: Almaty
After arrival, you will be met by your guide and take short drive to the city to strt your tour in Kazakhstan. Almaty is the biggest city and known as a southern capital of the country. Sightseeing will start from vibrant Green Bazaar, where kind traders offer to taste natural dried fruits and nuts. Later you will continue to the central park-Panfilov Park, for the honor of the Panfilov division in World War II. In addition to the memorial monuments, there is a beautiful building of the Zenkov Orthodox Cathedral in the center of the park. It is on the list of world's highest wooden building and its colorful architectural design will charm you. Then you will be transferred to the world's highest mountain outdoor skating rink located in the Medeo Gorge. There is a famous ski resort Shymbulak up to the gorge. When you will come down to the city, we will take you to the Kok-Tobe hill. It offers amazing panoramic view to whole city. Furthermore, it has the tallest TV tower in the world (if to count from the sea level), monument to legendary rock group Beatles will draw your attention. Then you can find some national souvenirs at small boutiques on the top. On the way back, you will take a cable car to the city center. Night in a hotel.
Day 2: Almaty - Kaindy Lake
After breakfast, you will travel to Kaindy Gorge, hike to the Kaindy lake will take the way among the mildly spruce forest. It translation from local language Kaindy Lake means Birch lake. The story of the lake goes back to the century ago, in the result of the huge earthquake mountain water was blocked by cascading slide land. The water of the lake is freezing cold in summers and when the sun is out snow-capped mountains and evergreen fir trees are mirrored in the water. The dried-out trunks of the trees rise above the surface of the water, looking like the masts of sunken ships. This charming scenery cannot be fully described by words; you will see on your own and remember it in your heart. Then enjoy the picnic with the view of the lake. Come back to the Saty settlement and take a walk to see the village life. Possible to ride a horse upon request ( for extra charge). Tour finishes with overnight in a guesthouse.
Day 3: Kaindy Lake - Charyn Canyon - Almaty
In the morning, travel to Charyn Canyons, which known as a little brother of Great Canyons and a popular place in Kazakhstan. The way from Saty will take about tree hours, during these time you will listen to the story the historical and cultural history of the nomadic Kazakh people in this area and stop at the local restaurant for a lunch. These magnificent creatures in Charyn were formed 12 million years ago by the eternal forces of the nature- rain, wind and the sun. the most beautiful site is Valley of Castles, massive silhouette feels like grandiose castle, some of the formations similar to giant warriors. If you go down and follow the maze track to the river, you can imagine and see fantastic towers, sky bridges, fossilized dinosaurs and other interesting creatures. You can also enjoy the great panoramic view without going down, where it seems endless. Night in a hotel in Almaty. It is the last day of one of the best tours in Kazakhstan.
Day 4: Flight
In the morning, transfer to the airport. After your quick journey to our land, we always welcome you back.