Discover Nursultan and Almaty cities area tour /11 days/

Short description

Discover Almaty and Nur-Sultan with their surroundings. The tour will acquaint you with the main sights of the cities, unique natural monuments in 6 national parks, culture and traditions of the Kazakh people. The variety and number of sights to be visited during this tour make it unique. This is the best program for the first acquaintance with Kazakhstan. The SUVtours team has prepared the programme so that every day is busy and includes a variety of entertainment.

Tour itinerary
Day 1
Almaty city

A guide holding a sign will meet you at the airport and will take you to a hotel. You'll have an opportunity to get to know him and discuss an upcoming trip during the drive. After checking into the hotel and having some rest, we'll have dinner at the Kazakh cuisine restaurant and take you back to your hotel located in the city's center.

Day 2
Almaty city area

After breakfast at the hotel, a guide will meet you in the hotel lobby. We'll get acquainted with Almaty city and its vicinities on the first day. The first sight will be Big Almaty Lake, where we will make a 1-hour stop and go for a walk. The next place of our visit will be Medeu high-mountain skating rink and Shymbulak ski resort. We will go up to an altitude of 3200 meters above sea level towards glaciers of Talgar pass. At 2:00 p.m., we will have lunch at the national cuisine restaurant. Once in the city, we will visit Zenkov Cathedral, Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen, City's Central Square, Central Mosque and will eat some Kazakh delicacies at the Green Bazaar and have a walk on the city's art site Arbat. We will watch the sunset on the observation deck of Kok-Tobe Mountain. A great end of the day will be marked by a dinner at a hotel, after which, a guide will take you to your hotel.

Day 3
Almaty city, Altyn Emel national park

After breakfast at the hotel, we are going out on adventures. Today we'll start getting acquainted with natural sights of Almaty region. Altyn-Emel National Park will be the first destination. We'll check into the hotel at 12:00 p.m. in Basshi village and have lunch. We'll spend the rest of the day in wildlife. We'll go hiking in the Ak-Tau mountains, will take incredible photos in the Katu-Tau mountains, and will drink some spring water in the middle of a desert. This exciting day will be ended with a dinner and tasting of Kazakh cheese Kurt at the hotel.

Day 4
Altyn Emel National park, Zharkent city

After having a hearty breakfast, we'll climb the Signing Barkhan, take a walk in the Tiger Mountains, and drive to Zharkent city. We'll visit a Chinese style wooden mosque in Zharkent and bargain a little at a noisy city bazaar.
We will have the tastiest lagman in Kazakhstan, will go to the Chundzha hot springs and will stay in a comfortable hotel. Swimming pools are open 24 hours a day and are open-air. We will have a main national Kazakh dish Beshbarmak.

Day 5
Zharkent city, Charyn national park

Today we are going to a country of canyons of Charyn National Park. We are having breakfast and are packing up. We are dropping in on Chundzha city to pick up lunchboxes from the restaurant to have a meal later on the bank of the raging Charyn River. We will be driving off road all day long and getting acquainted with canyons, all looking different. We will go down into the Bestamak Canyon and have lunch there. We'll visit several canyon panoramic view sites, which will make you dizzy. We are going spend this night in a guest house in Saty village. The hostess will cook a Kazakh dinner and local children will perform a nation dance show. Putting up at the guest house and having dinner.

Day 6
Charyn national park, Kolsay lakes

We'll have breakfast and pack up our camping stuff and go to the Kolsay Lakes parking area. Today we are going hiking 16 km from the first Kolsay lake to a second one. One-way walking trip will take around 4 hours (you may cover this distance riding a horse). We will have lunch from lunchboxes taken from the guest house, and a guide will make us some tea. We are coming back to the parking area after lunch and are going to Saty village, where a steam bath will be prepared for us. We will try Kumys (mare's milk beverage) today during a dinner.

Day 7
Kolsay lakes, Saty village, Khaindy lake, Charyn canyon

We are having breakfast in the guest house and are visiting Kaindy Lake, where we'll spend two hours and will visit three locations to get a better picture of the lake. We are having lunch in Saty village and are coming back to Almaty. On the way to Almaty we will get acquainted with the most popular Kazakhstani sight - the Valley of Castles canyon of Charyn National Park. After having dinner at a kebab restaurant, we will come back to the hotel in Almaty.

Day 8
Nur-Sultan city

After breakfast at the hotel at 8.00 we'll get acquainted with the Southern Capital. Today we will visit: The Central Mosque of Almaty, Green Bazaar, Zenkov Cathedral in the park of 28 Panfilov Guards, chocolate factory Rakhat and alpine skating rink Medeo, where we climb the dam protecting the city from sowing streams. We'll have dinner in a Central Asian restaurant and drive to the airport to go back to Nur Sultan. A guide will meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel.

Day 9
Korgalzhyn national park via ALZHIR memorial complex

We'll have breakfast at the hotel and at 8:00 we'll leave for the Korgalzyn National Park on the way we will visit ALZHIR memorial complex. On Kargalzhyn national park we will be watching pink flamingos and dozens of rare bird species in their natural habitat all day long. We'll have lunch at the guest house in the center of the park and visit the largest lakes of the park. Over night stay to Quest house.

Day 10
Burabay national park

In the morning drive to Burabay National Park, also known as Borovoe. On the way, your guide will tell you about nature sights of Borovoe, its history and legends. Arrival at the park area. With 14 big and number of small lakes Borovoe is one of the most picturesque mountain resorts in Central Asia. Have a walk along fir trees and enormous rocks of unusual forms, each having its own name. Lunch and free time. Take a hike to Bolektau Mountain, from where you can get the best views on National Park.

Day 11
Nur-Sultan city

Morning drive back to Nur-Sultan city and Leisure day on this day. 

Day 12
Home sweet Home

Free day and transfer to the Airport. Breakfast is included in the price.

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Tour route
Day 1
Almaty city

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Day 2
Almaty city area

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Day 3
Almaty > Altyn Emel

Distance: 315km, Time: 3 hours

Day 4
Altyn Emel > Zharkent

Distance: 176km, Time: 2 hours

Day 5
Zharkent > Charyn

Distance: 186km, Time: 2 hours

Day 6
Charyn > Kolsay

Distance: 112km, Time: 2 hours

Day 7
Kolsay > Saty

Distance: 20km, Time: 1 hours

Day 7
Saty > Almaty

Distance: 300km, Time: 3 hours

Day 8
Almaty > Nur-Sultan

Distance: 970km, Time: 2 hours

Day 9
Nur-Sultan > Alzhir

Distance: 40km, Time: 1 hours

Day 10
Alzhir > Korgalzhyn

Distance: 90km, Time: 2 hours

Day 11
Korgalzhyn > Burabay

Distance: 350km, Time: 5 hours

Day 12
Home sweet Home

Distance: n/a, Time: n/a

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