Adventure as a lifestyle
Tour name: Adventure as a lifestyle
Highlights of tour: Almaty, Nur-Sultan, Kaindy lake, Charyn Canyon.
Day 1: Almaty
You will meet you guide and driver at the airport of Almaty city. You will have a whole day city tour visiting the main sight of an ex-capital of Kazakhstan. First of all we will visit a Green Bazaar, local market full of colorful goods and tasty food. Then we will head to the oldest park of Almaty called Panfilov park. We will see a Zenkov wooden Cathedral inside the park, old cathedral that has very interesting history. After lunch we will drive outside the city to Medeu Gorge, very famous place due to the highest mountain skating rink in the world. We will take a cable car to the ski resort Shymbulak. Then we will return to Almaty and take another cable car for Kok Tobe hill. On the top of the hill we will enjoy a view to the city and have some rest in the chilling area. There is a small zoo with different animals and souvenir shops. Return back by the cable car again. The night is in the hotel.
Day 2: Almaty - BAO - Almaty
Today we will drive to the 2 510 meters altitude to see a Big Almaty lake. The lake is located in Big Almaty gorge and it's a very nice lake in Trans Ili Alatau. The lake is always different, it can be clear blue or light grey, and it freezes during the winter. It's surrounded by the high mountains with white tops and covered by the Tian Shan fir trees. The lake is a source of portable water for Almaty city and that's why it's prohibited to swim in the lake. The road from where we will look at the lake is in 3 300 meters above sea level and we can enjoy the view to the lake and take nice pictures. Drive back to Almaty for overnight in the hotel.
Day 3: Almaty - Kaindy Lake
Today we will go to see an amazing and mystery lake called Kaindy. We will arrive to the village Saty and take another veichle to the lake. The road to the lake is very difficult but insanely beautiful. We will pass small forest with the birch and pine. The altitude of the lake is 2 000meters. Kaindy was formed after a hard earthquake in 1911, which formed a natural dam and water covered part of the valley. The water in the lake is clear and cold that's why it's possible to see the trees from the outside. The lake is so incredibly beautiful and magic, impossible to explain with the words better to come and see by yourself. We will have a picnic lunch near the lake. Then we will return to the village Saty and have some free time. You can explore this small village and it's possible to have a horse riding tour (in request). The night is in the guest house.
Day 4: Kaindy Lake - Charyn Canyon - Almaty
This day we will explore another breathtaking place. Charyn Canyon is an icredibly beautiful place which was created the wind, rain and time. The Canyon has 12 million years. We will go down the canyon and walk until the end and will have some rest on the border of the river Charyn. Lunch is in the open-air café. Amazing formations will surprise you and will leave without words. We will walk back by the same way. From the top of the canyon we can see another panoramic view. Drive to Almaty city for overnight.
Day 5: Almaty - Nur Sultan
Today we will take a flight to the north of Kazakhstan, we will explore the capital city Nur-Sultan. We will have full day city tour to understand the history of this incredible new city. The first place to visit will be Constitution square, where in 1998 president of the country announced the decision to move the capital city from Almaty to Astana (that time). Then we will visit Centre of culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan. And at the museum we will see a Golden Man, symbol of Kazakhstan. The Golden Man was found in the area of Issik village and became the greatest event for the whole Central Asia. Then we will visit biggest shopping center Khan Shatyr which the favorite shopping place for the citizens of Nur-Sultan. The symbol of Nur-Sultan is Astana-Baiterek monument, we will take a lift to the top to enjoy the panoramic view to the city. Then we will cross Ishym river and get to the Kazakh Eli Square. There is another unique project called Palace of Peace and Accord. The mosque Khazret Sultan is nearby the Palace. The last place to visit in this tour is the Palace of Independence where we will see the plans of the development until 2030. The night is in the hotel.
Day 6: Nur Sultan - Airport
In the morning is transfer to the airport.