Centers of Kazakhstan

Centers of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan tours 

Title of tour: Centers of Kazakhstan

Sites to visit: Nur-Sultan, Ethno village, Almaty, Charyn Canyons

Day 1: Nur-Sultan
Arrive to Nur-Sultan International Airport and drive to capital of Kazakhstan. The exciting city tour of Nur-Sulltan is awaiting for you. It will start from Constitution Square and Museum of the First President. Another site is the biggest shopping center called Khan Chatyr, which means Huge tent, name derived from the shape. Afterwards, you will have a great view of the city on the top of Astana-Baiterek tower. The Kazakh Eli Square is also attractive site on the other side of the Ishym River. There many interesting and new projects in Nur-Sultan. One of them is The Palace of Peace and Reconciliation. The Mosque of Khazret Sultan is unusually beautiful. The last but significant place to visit is National Museum of History of Kazakhstan. Here you will learn about long-term plans of development of capital. After having an excursion, drive back to hotel and rest.

Day 2: Nur-Sultan - Ethno village - Nur-Sultan
Kazakhstan is located on the intersection of the East and West. That's why it proud of rich in cultural diversity. Thhe best ways to learn local culture is to immerse by participating in daily life. For instance, take part in culinary art and make traditional dishes in traditional methods. In addition, there will be a show of making traditional musical instrument of Kazakh people. It is called "Sazsyrnai". It is valuable ancient instrument of Kazakh Steppes. You will also see nomadic dwelling- yurt. It is collapsible house of nomadic tribes. The interesting fact about yurt is that it buit without any nails. The carcass is completely from wood and the coverage is from sheep wool felt. The skill of building yurt is very valuable and passed from generation to generation. Today you will see the construction of yurt. Next, you can try the Kazakh national costumes and feel like a nomad dancing national dance Kara Jorga. Later have excursion to EXPO museum (except Mondays) and visit arch of triumph "Mangilik El". Drive to hotel and have a rest.

Day 3: Nur-Sultan - Almaty
After breakfast, you will have Nur Sultan-Almaty flight. Upon arrival, you will start a city tour, which will include from Green Bazaar, where you can find different kind of things; from fresh fruits to national souvenirs. Then central park-Panfilov, named for the honor of the famous Panfilov division participated in the World War II. In the middle of the park, there is a glorious building, the Zenkov Cathedral. It is one of the world's most beautiful tallest wooden construction. Before leaving to the Medeo gorge, you will explore some other cultural sites of the city. Medeo Gorge is located on the south side of the city, where the highest alpine skating rink of the world is situated. Up on the gorge there is a popular ski resort Shymbulak. When you return to the city, you will climb to Kok-Tobe hill, you can see a panoramic view of whole Almaty. Furthermore, there is a TV tower that considered to be highest in the world, if we count from the sea level. On the way back, you can take a cableway to city center. Night in a hotel.

Day 4: Almaty - Charyn - Almaty
In the morning, start your day-tour to  famous Charyn Canyon. It is an otherworldly monument. It is often associated as a little brother of Grand Canyons in Colorado. The most popular part is called "Valley of Casttles". The history of the canyons go to Paleogene period. It is also similar to the Grand Canyon in North America, probably that's why Charyn is called as a little brother of it. The height of Charyn Canyon reaches to 150-300 meters. The length is about 2 km and the width 20-80 meters. The erosion of the natural forces depicted giant castles, magical creatures and figures millions of years ago. It will take hours to explore the stunning beauty of this pure museum of the nature. After surprising beauty, drive back to Almaty. Nigh in a hotel. 

Day 5: Flight
In the morning, drive to airport.

02 pax - Sedan
04 pax - Minivan
06-08 pax - Minivan in Nur-Sultan; Minibus in Almaty
10 pax - Sprinter

Cost per person:
02 pax - 700 $
04 pax - 500 $
06 pax - 395 $
08 pax - 335 $
10 pax - 315 $
Single - 70 $

Half board - 100 $ per person
Full board - 180 $ per person 

English speaking guide - 555 $ per group

Flight Nur-Sultan - Almaty - from 60 $ per person

Price includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Nur-Sultan - "Ibis" Hotel 3*
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour            

Price does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide
- Domestic flight Nur-Sultan - Almaty