Kazakh treasure 8

Kazakh treasure 8, Kazakhstan tours. 

Kazakh treasure 8
Time of the tour: 5 days
Places to visit: Chernyaevka - Shymkent - Turkestan - Shymkent - Almaty - Issyk Lake - Almaty

Day 1: Chernyaevka - Shymkent  
After crossing the border you will start your Kazakh treasure 8 tour. Your destination for today is Shymkent the road to which will take 3h.In course of the travel you will explore following sights in the tour: walk of fame (park named after Sh.Kaldayakov), "Zher Ana" monument, Ordabasy square, Park "20 years of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan", Museum of Victims of Political Repression (30 minutes), Obelisk of Glory, Eternal Flame to the fallen in The Great Patriotic War, Walk of Fame, Arboretum (stop for 20 minutes), Regional Museum (40-60 minutes). After exploring the city you will spend the night in the hotel.

Day 2: Shymkent - Turkestan
In course of the Kazakh treasure 8 tour you will drive to Otrar region where the Shaulder Settlement is located. Upon arrival you will see the Local History Museum "Otrar", Arystan-Bab Mausoleum, archaeological site of the ancient settlement of Otrar of IV century BC. It used to be a center of trading and craftsmanship where the caravan routes between Eastern Europe and China. Later on you will be transferred to Turkestan of the 500 AD that is located at the crossroads of caravan routes from Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva to northern Kazakhstan that used to be as the spiritual and political center of the Turkic-speaking people of the XVI-XVIII centuries. Moreover it is worthy to note that it was capital of the Kazakh Khanate. According to pilgrims it considered to be that coming here for three time is equal to a small Hajj to Mecca. Upon arrival you will explore "Azret-Sultan" historical and architectural complex, Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Turkestan ancient settlement, Necropolis, a fragment of the fortress wall, Citadel with gates, Hammam, Hilvet underground mosque. Night is in the hotel.

Day 3: Turkestan - Shymkent - Almaty
Today you will have a morning flight to Almaty. Upon arrival in course of the tour you will explore the most prominent sights of the city like the Almaty Museumas well as Abai Opera and Ballet Theatre. After it you will visit the oldest park of Almaty that is known as the Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen where you can find Zenkov Cathedral near it. Moreover you will visit the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame as well as the magnificent Museum of Musical Instruments. Then you will visit the popular place among the local people that is known as the Green Bazaar. Tours to this site will help you to see the busy life of people as well as witness a lot of interesting staffs. Later on you will be transferred to the top of Kok-Tobe hill to walk along the breathtaking winding paths of the park as well as observing the grand panorama view.  You will return to the city by the famous Almaty cableway. Overnight is in the hotel.

Day 4: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Almaty
In course of the tour you will travel to Medeo gorge that is located on the altitude of 1, 690 m. This site is famous among tourists due to the highest mountain skating rink in the world and the dam. Here you will be able to witness great view of the Shymbulak ski resort area. Then you will go down the back way by cable car. Later on you will continue your travel by visiting the Issyk Gorge lies along the Kuldja tract. This gorge will show you breathtaking view where once passed trade caravans. During the way you will explore the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "ISSYK" to see the exhibits that show the history and culture of the Saka period, such as a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment. After it you will drive to the attraction that is located on the altitude of 1756 meters above sea level where the Issyk lake is located in the valley with the same name. Also at the lake you will have a picnic and free time for recreation at nature. Transfer to the hotel for overnight.

Day 5: Flight
Hotel and check-out and transfer to the Almaty International airport and departure.

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

Price per person:
02 pax - 810 $
04 pax - 600 $
06 pax - 465 $
08 pax - 435 $
10 pax - 385 $
Single - 85 $

Half board - 100 $
Full board - 180 $ 

English speaking guide - 525 $ per group

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Shymkent -"Shymkent" Hotel 3*
Turkestan -"Hanaka" Hotel, 4*
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" 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