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Tour around Almaty region

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Tour itinerary: Almaty – Altyn-Emel - Charyn Canyon – Kolsai lakes - Issyk lake - Almaty
Season: April - October
Days: 6Nights: 5
Price: 690
Tour description:



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April 29 - May 4 August 12-17
May 13-18 September 09-14
June 10-15 October 07-12
July 15-20

Day 1
Almaty - Altyn Emel
Meeting at the lobby of your hotel.
Start driving to Altyn Emel national park (~ 3hrs). Upon arrival picnic at nature.
A visit to Kyzylauyz petroglyphs located in the gorge Taigak. Sightseeing tour at Besshatyr burial mounds that is the main sight of national park. Burial mounds are concentrated at the territory of 2 sq.km and could have height from 2 to 20 m.  
Transfer to the hotel. Overnight. 
Day 2
Altyn Emel
Breakfast. 
Drive to the Singing Dune that is a true miracle of nature. The dune has a length of more than 3km and a height of 120m. It begins to "sing" in windy weather. From the top of the Dune we can observe the beautiful panorama of the surroundings. 
Lunch in the hotel.
P.M. Drive to Katutau and Aktau Mountains. It's considered that many years ago this place was a bottom of the ancient Tethys Ocean. 
Return to the hotel. Free time.
Day 3
Altyn Emel - Charyn Canyon - Kolsai Lakes
Breakfast. 
Drive to Ash-tree Grove on the Temerlik River. Picnic at the nature. 
Transfer to Charyn Canyon that is often called "Valley of Castles". The length of the valley is more than 2 km, width is 20-80 meters. It looks like the Grand Canyon of Colorado River in North America. 
Time for walking among columns and towers made by nature.  
16:00 start driving to Kolsai lakes. 
Arrival, night in guesthouse. 
Day 4
Kolsai Lakes
Early breakfast.
Start hiking from Lake Kolsai-1 to Lake Kolsai-2.
We will start with the lower lake, from which the scenic road leads to the middle lake (~ 9 kilometers), located at an altitude of 2250 meters. It is considered the most beautiful of all three lakes. After a short rest, we will continue the transition to the upper lake (~ 6 kilometers), located at an altitude of 2650 meters.
The hike is very easy and even beginners can easily cope with it.
Lunch - picnic.
Return to the guest house. Free time.
Day 5
Kolsai Lakes - lake Kaindy
Breakfast.
Drive to Kainda gorge. Excursion to the environs of Kainda Lake, which is also known as "Birch". It was formed under the influence of a strong earthquake. The main uniqueness of the lake are fir trees, which rise above the surface of the lake.
Dinner. Transfer to Saty village, accommodation in a guest house. Dinner. Overnight at the guest house.
Day 6
Kolsai Lakes - Issyk lake - Almaty
Breakfast.
Transfer to Issyk. After a short rest, start the excursion to the Zailiysky Alatau - Issyk gorge, which is considered to be the most beautiful in the region.
You climb to a height of more than 1756 meters above sea level, where the high-mountainous Issyk Lake is located. Excursion in the surroundings.
 Departure to Almaty. Arrival at 19:00. End of the tour.
Accommodation: 

City

Hotel 

 Altyn Emel

Altyn Emel

Saty village

Guesthouse

Prices:

Group of the tourists

Price per 1 person

Group price

$690

Individual tour of 2 persons

$1350

Tour Price includes:

- Double accommodation based on breakfasts;  

- Transportation service according to the program; 

- Sightseeing according to the program with English speaking guide;  

- All environmental and admission fees during the tour;  

- Full board (lunches, dinners); 

- Mineral water (1L per person per day)

Tour Price doesn't include:

- Accommodation in Almaty;

- Extra meals;

- Single accommodation supplement

- Visa support and registration on the territory of Kazakhstan, if required 

- Personal expenses 


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