Highlight of Kazakhstan

Highlight of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan tours 

Title of tour: Highlight of Kazakhstan

Sites to visit: Almaty, Medeo, BAO, Charyn Canyon, Nur-Sultan

Day 1: Almaty
At the Almaty International Airport, your guide will welcome you and accompany to city. Almaty is the largest city of Kazakhstan. City tour will start from popular place of residents-Green Bazaar. It is colorful and busy bazaar. After bazaar, walk to central park of the city - Panfilov. It was named for the honor of Panfilov division in World War II. There are different monuments in the territory of the park. The most beautiful construction is Zenkov Cathedral of late 19th century. It is one of the magnificent wooden buildings in the world. Later after cultural part of the city, drive out to Medeo Gorge. It is well known due to highest mountain skating rink of the world. Up from the rink, there is a ski resort Shymbulak. After exploring Medeo, drive back to city and climb to Kok-Tobe Hill. It has an observation desk and many things of interest to see. On the way, take a cable car to the center of Almaty. Night in a hotel.

Day 2: Almaty - BAO - Almaty
In the morning, leave Almaty to Big Almaty Gorge. There is a beautiful Big Almaty lake located at the 2 510 meters above sea level. It lies on the plateau of Trans-Ili Alatau. The lake and surrounding is fantastic. In nice weather, you can see the reflection of mountains all round. The story of the lake goes to the movement of glaciers in ancient time. As the source of the water is glaciers and permanent snow, the summer temperature is not above 10 degrees.  Sometimes there is a limit to get the lake, because the water is used as drinking in the city. There is a way going higher from Big Almaty Lake, it goes to the place, where astronomical and space researches scientific base is located (3300m). On this place, on the foothills of Big Almaty Peak you have grandiose view to the lake and other magnificent mountains around.  After admiring the nature, drive back to the city. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 3: Almaty - Charyn Canyon - Almaty
In the morning, have another day tour to famous Charyn Canyon. It is the otherworldly monument of nature in Kazakhstan. About 12 million years ago, the natural powers like wind, rain and sun formed amazing cliffs of Charyn. The canyon's famous part is "the valley of castles". You can take a path leading to the river, which will be about 2 km. You can also enjoy the view on the top. According to your imagination, you can create different figures in canyon. On the way, you guide will tell you about the traditions and customs of Kazakh people. Arrive to Almaty and check in to hotel.

Day 4: Almaty - Nur Sultan
Today the morning flight will take you to Nur Sultan. The city tour will start from Constitution Square, where the first president of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbayev announced the changing capital city from Almaty to Astana. In the Presidential Centre of Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan have an excursion to history and ethnography of Kazakhstan. You can also see the Golden Man, an important archeological finding in Central Asia. After the museum, visit the largest shopping mall Khan Chatyr. Then get to the top of "Astana-Baiterek" tower via elevator. It will open a grandiose panorama of Nur Sultan.  After having lunch, visit Kazakh Eli Square on the other site of Ishym River. Near the square, take a visit to the Palace of Peace and Accord. Another amazing construction is Khazret Sultan Mosque. In the end of the tour, visit  the Palace of Independence. Here in the hall of "Layout Astana until 2030", you can see the plans of the city. Furthermore, learn interesting facts about the history of the capital. Night in a hotel.

Day 5: Nur Sultan - Airport
In the morning, transfer to airport to start new adventures.