Turkistan Ancient city Tour /4 days/

Short description

4-day Turkestan Pilgrimage Tour to the places related to the name of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi one of the most respected in the Islamic World of sufis and poets. Within the tour to the South of Kazakhstan, travelers will visit Turkestan, an old capital of Kazakh Khanate where one can see Islamic architectural complexes and in the first of all the grand mausoleum of Ahmed Yasawi. Besides you will have a unique opportunity to visit ‘night bazaar’. In the suburbs of Shymkent, the third largest city of Kazakhstan, there are many pearls of architecture and holy sites scattered around. Pilgrimage to Turkestan will gift its visitors some thrilled moments at the sacred places that they will carry in their memories forever.

Tour itinerary
Day 1
Almaty – Turkestan

Transfer to railway station – departure to Turkestan. Overnight in the train.

Day 2
Turkistan city

Arrival to Turkestan.Visiting of Azret-Sultan historical - architectural complex - Khoja Ahmed Yasawi mausoleum, Turkestan town necropolis, oriental baths and underground mosque. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3
Turkestan – Shymkent – Almaty

Early in the morning transfer to Shymkent. On the way visiting of Arystan-Bab (Khoja Ahmed Yasawi's teacher's mausoleum) and Otrar town excavations. Arrival to Shymkent. The rest of the day excursion to Sayram village: “Ibragim-Ata” mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi's father; “Kharashash-Ana” mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi's mother; Middle ages minaret. After lunch continue excursion to Kemekalgan village - so called “forgiving sins “Adam&Eve” cliffs”, stone made statues of animals, water from healing strings. In the evening transfer to Shymkent railway station. Train back to Almaty. Overnight in the train.

Day 4
Almaty city

Arrival to Almaty. Transfer to the hotel/ your place. The end of the tour.

Essentials
Tour route
Day 1
Almaty > Turkistan

Distance: 850 km, Time: 8 hours

Day 2
Turkistan city

Distance: n/a, Time: n/a

Day 3
Turkistan>Shymkent

Distance: 165 km, Time: 2 hours

Day 3
Shymkent>Almaty

Distance: 700km, Time: 6 hours

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