Issyk Lake Almaty
Beauty of Kazakhstan 6N/7D
Most beautiful city at the foot of the emerald Tien Shan ridges is called a “garden city”. Its -7Nights / 8 Days Tour Package Covers- Almaty-Charyn Canyon-Issyk lake- Astana.
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Kazakhstan – The Land of Wonders
Most beautiful city at the foot of the emerald Tien Shan ridges is called a “garden city”. In spring, when is southern outskirts are buried in blossom of apple, apricot, and cherry gardens, the city becomes a fabulous sight. Its magnificent green attire and the grand panorama of the mountains distinguish Almaty from other cities.
The capital Astana, on the windswept northern steppe, has been transformed into a 21st-century showpiece with a profusion of bold futuristic architecture. But it’s beyond the cities that you’ll find the greatest travel adventures, whether hiking in the high mountains and green valleys of the Tian Shan, searching for wildlife on the lake-dotted steppe, enjoying home-spun hospitality in village guesthouses, or jolting across the western deserts to remote underground mosques.
Kazakhstan is a unique region in the world, because of its history, geographical position and size. Being the world’s 9th largest country and located in the centre of Eurasia, it is also the largest landlocked country in the world. These resulted in a specific climate and a peculiar natural system of the country, which seems to absorb the brightest examples of landscape of both continents. In addition, complicated history of Kazakh people and constant interaction of nomadic lifestyle with settled people in South Kazakhstani ancient cities, have lead to a unique and authentic culture of Kazakhstan.
These peculiarities have created an opportunity to develop various and diverse offers in Kazakhstan travel and tourism industry, which include authentic cultural tourism, nature-based activities, including ecotourism, birdwatching, etc. in national parks and protected areas, skiing or trekking in mountains, water sports, sunbathing and swimming in lakes and rivers of Kazakhstan, and many others.
- Transport throughout the tour.
- Accommodation at 3* hotels based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included.
- Sightseeing tour program in each city with local guides.
- Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary.
- Ticket for train Almaty – Astana – Almaty, (compartment 4pax).
- Tour leader to accompany the travellers for the whole period of the tour;
- Full board (lunches and dinners);
- Early check in on Day 5;
- Hotel charges for additional services;
- Consular fees, visa support for Kazakhstan tourist visa;
- Personal travel insurance.
Arrival in Almaty
Arrive in Almaty. You will be met by driver and transferred to the hotel. Check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Meet your guide at hotel lobby to start sightseeing in Almaty, the Southern capital of Kazakhstan. Visit Panfilov Park– named after the 28 heroes, who died for freedom and independence of the country. Zenkov Cathedral – the oldest building of the city, that is entirely wooden, built without any metal nails and a Memorial complex devoted to the World War Two and with eternal flame. Continue sightseeing at Green bazaar – a place where you can buy souvenirs, central Moslem mosque, Independence square with three main symbols of Kazakhstan and Obelisk devoted to the independence.
After the city tour, drive to Medeo Gorge. Stop at the huge Medeo dam, that protects the city from destructive mudflows formed on the tops of the western Tian Shan mountains. From the top of the dam, at the altitude of 1733 meters above the sea level, enjoy view of the largest high mountain skating rink in the world – Medeo, surrounded by marvelous mountains of Trans-Ili Alatau. After that visit the top of Kok-Tube hill, where you can enjoy unforgettable panorama of Almaty from the observation desk. At the foot of the tallest TV tower in Kazakhstan you can take a walk along the winding paths of the Kok-Tube park, where you will come across ”The Beatles” monument devoted to the popular Liverpool band. At the end of the tour take a short ride from the hill to the city center by the cable car. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Almaty – Charyn Canyon – Almaty
Your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby. Depart Almaty and drive to Charyn canyon (220km, 3-4h). Charyn Canyon located to the east of Kazakhstan, with an unforgettable view of a huge gorge with cliffs and of various colours and shades. The canyon is a part of the Charyn National Park territory has an opportunity to see the old ash-tree grove, the Castle Valley, one part of 154-meter canyon with cliffs resembling towers. Despite a long way to go, the beauty of the Canyon makes you forget long hours of drive and this sight of nature in Kazakhstan will stay long in your memories. Arrive in Canyon. Have some time for picnic and rest. After that walk along canyon and enjoy its beautiful view. In the afternoon return to Almaty. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 9-10 hours.
Almaty – Issyk lake – Almaty – Astana
Your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby. Depart Almaty and drive to Issyk lake (64km, 1h). En route visit the main symbol of Kazakhstan the Tomb of the Golden Man. Continue drive to the lake. The road will go up to 1756m above sea level. Enjoy the view of the Natural Park and the Tian Shan mountains. Arrive at Issyk lake. Free time. In the afternoon return to Almaty. Transfer to railway station. Take the night train departing to Astana at 19:00. Arrival on the next day at 07:35. Overnight in the train.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 7-8 hours
Arrive in Astana at 07:35. Pick up and transfer to the hotel for breakfast. Meet your guide at hotel lobby to start sightseeing in the capital of Kazakhstan. Visit “Old center” – Akmolinsk town of merchants. In the afternoon visit Millennium Axis line named by Kisho Kurokawa, chief architect and creator of Astana general layout. Visit Astana Opera building, numerous fountains on the Round Square. Continue to Nurzhol and Green Water boulevards with skyscrapers of exceptional architectural forms. At the top of Astana – Bayterek monument, enjoy breath-taking panoramic view on the city. At the end of the tour, visit shopping and entertainment center Khan-Shatyr. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Astana – Almaty
Start the second day with a visit a walk at Akbulak district. Visit to museum. Check out from the hotel before noon. In the afternoon visit Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, the Aquarium of the Entertainment Centre ”Duman” – the first and the only in the CIS and Ethno-memorial complex ”Atameken”. Free time. Transfer to railway station. Take the night train departing to Almaty at 19:30.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 5-6 hours
Arrive in Almaty at 08:35. Transfer to the next destination. End of the tour.
1- Astra hotel is “tourist” class complex that meets the world standards. It invites you to plunge into a quiet atmosphere of comfort and coziness. We will surround you with unforgettable service and hospitality. Our hotel room capacity is 77 rooms designed in pleasant color palette and modern style equipped by all necessary to ensure full-rate rest and work.
The hotel provides standard rooms and suites. The rooms are equipped with plasma TVs with a cable television, the safe with an individual code, electronic keys for entrance doors. International phone will reduce distance up to any point of a planet if you prefer to work in your room, your computer can be connected to free wi-fi.
The hotel is 15 minutes drive to airport by taxi. The conference hall can be used to hold business meetings in the comfortable environment. The Business center is ready to provide a wide spectrum of office service to help businessmen to adhere to a habitual way of a life. The bar lobby is opened for you at any time, you can have a rest with a cup of fragrant coffee.
On a ground floor there is a restaurant which invites you for breakfasts included in the room rate. You can enjoy national and European cuisine 24/7. The skill of our cook can satisfy the most exquisite gourmet. The restaurant has all opportunities for business banquets and presentation and larger celebrations. High quality of service and favorable prices will not leave you disappointed.
2- The Tengri hotel recently opened in Astana with a true concept to welcome the business travelers with a blend of European and Kazakh hospitality.
Tengri Hotel offers a wide selection of services to satisfy the needs of the guests with successful hotel experience in Kazakhstan for last 6 years.
The expat chefs from Italy and India along with our Kazakh master chefs are invited to establish the international standards. Exquisite interiors, impeccable service and fine cuisine create relaxing ambiance. We do our best to go beyond our guest expectations and make them feel at “home away from home”.
The Tengri Hotel is located very close to the presidential palace and the administrative center of Astana. It is just 20 minutes drive from the international airport. The Hotel has 128 Room, including well appointed 38 Standard Rooms, 84 Double/ Twin Rooms and 6 tastefully designed Suites. Every room has satellite TV channels, telephone with international dialing, Wi-Fi internet connection and mini-bar.
To make your stay memorable we have Albion Irish Pub, Lobby Bar, Shanyrak Restaurant with stylish design and an authentic cuisine from different parts of the globe. We will create a wonderful mood and do not let you miss your home kitchen. For business meeting or for personal events we have Parasat Banquet hall and board room with capacity up to 250 persons.