Kazakh treasure 4

Kazakh treasure 4, Kazakhstan tours. 

Kazakh treasure 4
Time of the tour: 5 days
Places to visit: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Altyn Emel - Charyn - Almaty

Day 1: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Almaty  
Welcome to Kazakh treasure 4! Your guide will meet and accompany you to the Issyk gorge that is located in the Kuldja tract. Here many years ago this gorge witnessed the endless chain of caravans. On the way to it you will have a stop at the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "ISSYK". In course of the tour you will have an opportunity to see the exhibits of the history and culture of the Saka period, including a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, as well as the model of Saka burial mound. After it you will head on o the site that is located on the elevation of 1756 meters above sea level that is known as the alpine lake Issyk. You will be impressed to know that this lake appeared about 10,000 years ago and the reason for it is the huge landslide, resulted in formation of the natural dam of 300 meters in height. In course of the Kazakh treasure 4 tour you will learn the details of the natural disaster of 1963 near the lake. Transfer to the hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Almaty - Altyn Emel
Today you will head on to Altyn Emel National Park where in course of the travel you will witness the Singing Dune. During the tour you will be informed that the Singing Dunes reach height of 120 meters and a length of about 3 km. You will find this prominent sight at the corner of the Altyn-Emel National Park. If the weather is windy you will listen the melody of pure sand, the sound of which resembles the organ music. Before a sandy storm the dune sounds like a drum. On the top of this dune you will see the magnificent panorama view. In the south you can witness the Ili River is visible as well as purple mountains of Sogety and Boguty, looking out from the white peaks of the Ketmen ridge. On the west is the Big Kalkan, while from the east the Small Kalkan. In the north - violet-blue ridge of Jungar Alatau mountains, Chulak mountain, Matai and Altyn-Emel are visible. You can hear the melody of these dunes for several kilometers. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 3: Altyn Emel
In course of the tour you will travel to Katutau and Aktau mountains. Upon arrival you will see that Katutau Mountains or Harsh Mountains are very fragile that saved volcanic outputs. Even through this mountain is ancient it can easily breaks down under the physical impact. But you will be amazed by the work of water, time and wind that made the interesting shape of the rocks of this mountain. Sedimentary rock of the bottom of the ancient Tethys Ocean is preserved there. From the effects of environmental factors it took the form of intricate figures and landscapes. Aktau Mountains that are also known as the White Mountains are the famous among world as the paleontological field where you can find remains of ancient animals of 25-30 million years. Here were found such remains as the giant rhinos, crocodiles, turtles. This place resembles the Egyptian pyramids due to the shape and colors of mountains. Return to Altyn Emel hotel. Overnight is in the hotel.

Day 4: Altyn Emel - Charyn - Almaty
Today you will travel to Ash-tree Grove that can be found on the Temerlik River. Here will see the unique place, where relict species of Sogdian Ash-tree are growing. After it you will drive to Charyn Canyon that is known as the "Valley of Castles" that is known among world. This site appeared in Paleogene that the Grand Canyon of Colorado River in North America but the size is smaller in size. You will see the height of the steep slopes vary 150-300 meters. The nature made this incredible sight carefully and slowly. You can spend hours walking among the strange towers and columns, being surprised by the wild imagination of the nature. Tours to this sights are known to be unforgettable. Arrival to Almaty.  Night is in the hotel.

Day 5: Flight
Transfer to the airport and departure.


02 pax - Sedan
04 pax - Minivan
06-10 pax - Sprinter

Price per person:
02 pax - 675 $
04 pax - 490 $
06 pax - 450 $
08 pax - 375 $
10 pax - 335 $
Single - 90 $

Early check-in - 25 $
Single early check-in - 50 $ 

Half board - 100 $
Full board - 180 $ 

English speaking guide - 500 $ per group


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
Altyn Emel - "Aigaikum" Guesthouse
- 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