Almaty and Nur-Sultan area Tour /7 days/

Short description

Amazing 7-day Kazakhstan tour offers you the most interesting tourist spots of Kazakhstan. You will see deep cultural and business life of modern Nur-Sultan (Astana) and Almaty and enjoy breathtaking view of Charyn canyon. Besides, the programme includes a day of recreation and excursions to the picturesque lake Issyk: you will discover a place where ‘golden Saka warrior’ was found that later became the symbol of Kazakhstan.

Tour itinerary
Day 1
Almaty city

Arrive in Almaty. You will be met by driver and transferred to the hotel. Check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2
Almaty city

Your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby to start the sightseeing tour in Almaty: visit Panfilov ParkZenkov Cathedral, Central State Museum (closed on Tuesdays) and Republic Square. In the afternoon a short drive (25 km) will take you to Chimbulak. Here, visit the ski resort and ride the cable car to enjoy the amazing views of the snowy peaks of the Tian Shan Mountains. Our last stop of the day will be the Sunkar Falcon Farm (closed on Mondays), where you’ll enjoy a spectacular show with specially trained hawks – hunting with these magnificent birds is a distinguishing feature of the Kazakh way of life. Return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3
Charyn Canyon

Your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby. Depart Almaty and drive to Charyn canyon. Charyn Canyon in eastern Kazakhstan offers an unforgettable view of a winding gorge and jaw-dropping cliffs of various colours and shades. The canyon lies within Charyn National Park, which also boasts of the renowned Ash Tree Grove and Castle Valley, stretching nearly 3 kilometers in length and dotted 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.

Day 4
Issyk lake and Nur-Sultan city

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 the airport to take flight to Nur-Sultan. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5
Nur-Sultan city

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 Nur-Sultan general layout. Visit 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 Nur-Sultan - 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.

Day 6
Alzhir history camp

In the morning, depart Nur-Sultan (Astana) and drive to memorial complex ALZHIR, located 40 km away from the city. Concentration camp was built in the middle of vast Kazakh steppe in 1938 and stopped functioning in 1953, the year Stalin died. For 15 years, just as much as 20,000 women were brought to the camp from different regions of USSR. In 2007, memorial complex was opened on the territory of the former camp ALZHIR to commemorate those who have fallen under Stalin repressions. Return to Nur-Sultan.
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. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7
Departure

Check-out from the hotel at noon. Free time until transfer to Nur-Sultan International Airport. Departure. End of the tour.

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Tour route
Day 1
Almaty city

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Day 2
Almaty city

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Day 3
Almaty > Charyn Canyon

Distance: 200km, Time: 3 hours

Day 4
Almaty>Issik kol

Distance: 70km, Time: 1 hours

Day 4
Almaty > Nur-Sultan

Distance: 1200km, Time: 10 hours

Day 5
Nur-Sultan city

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Day 6
Alzhir

Distance: 40km, Time: 1 hours

Day 7
Home sweet Home

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