Kazakh treasure 3

Kazakh treasure 3, Kazakhstan tours. 

Kazakh treasure 3
Time of the tour: 6 days
Places to visit: Almaty - Shymkent - Turkestan - Issyk Lake - Charyn - Almaty

Day 1: Almaty - Shymkent
Kazakh treasure 3 is waiting for you! On arrival, the driver will meet you and drive to the city. You will have the city tour for about 4 hours. It will be interesting! You will be told about the ancient cities of the Middle Ages as Otar, Turkestan, Syganak, Sauran and others. Shymkent city is considered to be the trade center. You will visit the Memory Alley in Park named after Sh. Kaldayakov, Monument "Jer An", Ordabasy Square, Park "20th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan", Museum of political repression victims, Obelisk of Glory, Walk of Fame, Eternal Fire to the fallen in the Second World War, Arboretum as well as the regional historical museum of local lore. Tours in Shymkent will inspire our dear travelers. Night is in a hotel.

Day 2: Shymkent - Turkestan - Shymkent
In the morning we will travel to Turkestan. The city was originated in the 500 AD and was part of caravan routes from Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva to northern Kazakhstan. Turkestan is the city for the spiritual and political center of the Turkic-speaking people in the XVI-XVIII centuries and was reviewed by the famous Sufi sheikh and philosopher Khoja Ahmed Yasawi. You can see its small mausoleum here built in 1166. The mausoleum was founded after 233 years after his death by the order of a residual military leader Emir Tamerlane. Nowadays it is the main place of worship for Muslims. According to legend, it was confounded by storm and some people contemplate that it was a green bull who came and ruined everything. Another source notices that, in Tamerlan's dream there was a saint who came to him and said to build a mausoleum over the grave of Arystan Bab who was teacher of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi. After that, he immediately created the tomb of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi. Nowadays pilgrims visit the mausoleum of Arystan Bab as well as Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi as a small Hajj to Mecca. In the afternoon, we will visit the "Azret-Sultan" historical and architectural complex, Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Turkestan ancient settlement, Necropolis, Hammam, Hilvet underground mosque. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 3: Shymkent - Almaty
The morning will start by travelling to Almaty. When you arrive there, you will have the city tour for 5-6 hours and visit the Southern capital of Kazakhstan. It is better to start with the Green Bazaar where you will be impressed by colorful bazaar of various goods. Then visit Panfilov Park and Zenkov Cathedral as well as the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame was built to the memory of the fighters who died for freedom and independence of Kazakhstan. In the second part of day we will visit the Medeo Gorge and ride on mountain skating. Afterwards we will drive to Kok-Tobe hill and see the tallest TV tower in the world. It is worth seeing it on tours. In the evening you can see the city by the famous Almaty cableway. Hotel.

Day 4: Almaty - Issyk
The tour will start by travelling to the most attractive gorges of Trans-Ili Alatau - Issyk Gorge. It will take about 7 hours. The gorge is located in the Kuldja tract. On arrival, you can see the burial mounds of Saka period and the famous "Golden Man". Nowadays it is the prime symbol of Kazakhstan. Then we will see the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "ISSYK" where you can find a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, including the model of Saka burial mound. Driving to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level you will be impressed by Issyk lake. Don't miss to take photos. Afterwards is transfer to a hotel for rest.

Day 5: Almaty - Charyn - Almaty
In the last day of our tour we will visit the Charyn Canyon. You can drive there on a comfortable car or minivan. Our company will provide you with bottled water. The road will take about 4 hours. The guide will tell some facts about this site and show interesting places on way. Visit the local museum of traditional decorative and applied arts and crafts. When you arrive at Charyn Canyon, panorama views will catch attention of our travelers. If you walk around 2 km via the maze of the Castles Valley you can see the Charyn River. We are sure it will not leave you indifferent on tours! You will see natural eco-park with dwellings as yurts as well as cafés working only in warm seasons. After a long and inspiring day, you will return to hotel where you can take proper rest and sleep.

Day 6: Flight
End of Kazakh treasure 3.


02 pax - Sedan economy
04 pax - Minivan
06-10 pax - Minibus

Price per person:
02 pax - 880 $
04 pax - 590 $
06 pax - 450 $
08 pax - 395 $
10 pax - 355 $
Single - 75 $

Early check-in - 20 $
Single early check-in - 30 $  

Half board - 105 $
Full board - 185 $ 

English speaking guide - 340 $ per group


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
Shymkent - "Shymkent" Hotel 3*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour            

Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide