Tour itinerary: Almaty - Almaty Big lake – Tyulkubas - Zhabagly village - Aksu-Zhabagly reserve - Kshi-Kaindy field - Zhabagly village - Sairam village - Shymkent – Shaulder village – ruins Otrar – mausoleum Arystan Baba – Turkestan - Shymkent - Almaty
Season: Spring - Summer - Fall
Days: 7 | Nights: 6
We invite you to visit the most beautiful places of Kazakhstan. During the tour you can stay in the mountain camp, ride horses, make beautiful pictures and have a break from the bustling city.
Arrival in Almaty. Transfer to the hotel, accommodation. Rest.
After short rest start city tour with visiting 28 Panfilov's guardsmen park, Cathedral, Museum of national musical instruments, National museum, Medeo gorge, Republic square. Visit to mountain “Kok-Tyube” by cable way.
Overnight in the hotel.
Almaty – Almaty Big lake - Tyulkubas
Excursion to Big Amaty lake (H-2527) (28 km) that consider as one of the most beautiful places in Kazakhstan. Walking around lake. Free time. Return back to Almaty.
17:30 Transfer to the railway station “Almaty – II”
18:42 transfer from Almaty to Tyulkubas – “Otrar” train (720 km, 13 hours).
Night in the train.
Tyulkubas - Zhabagly village - Aksu-Zhabagly reserve - Aksu canyon - Raevka village - Zhabagly village
06:57 Arrival in Tyulkubas
Transfer to Zhabagly village (Aksu-Zhabagly reserve) (18 km). Accommodation in guest house. Breakfast.
After short rest start excursion to Aksu-Dzhabagly reserve. Aksu Zhabagly Nature Reserve is located in the north western part of the Tien Shan mountain range in Southern Kazakhstan, it is one of the richest populated nature reserves in the world. Established on 14 july 1926, it is the oldest nature reserve of Central Asia.
For those interested, in an almost inaccessible part of the reserve ancient rock carvings can be found from the Kaskabulak primitive people. The uniqueness of the nature reserve was also recognized by others. The reserve is therefore candidate to be placed on the world heritage list of the UNESCO. Excursion to Aksu canyon. Transfer: Zhabagly village – Raevka village – Dadabay cordon (H-1620) (24 km). Descending to canyon – 20-30 min, ascent – 1-1,5 hours. Canyon of Aksu canyon is very beautiful and picturesque.
Return back to Zhabagly village. Overnight in the guest house.
Zhabagly village - Kshi-Kaindy field - Zhabagly village
Transfer by bus to start place of horseriding. Horseriding: camp – Kshi-Kaindy field base (H- 1800 m) (7 km). Excursion to waterfall on Kshi-Kaindy river. Walking at field base environs. Back to Zhabagly village.
Overnight in the guest house.
Aksu-Dzhabagly preserve – Sairam village - Shymkent – Shaulder village – ruins Otrar – mausoleum Arystan Baba – Turkestan
Transfer: Aksu-Dzhabagly preserve – Sairam village - Shymkent – Shaulder village – ruins Otrar – mausoleum of Arystan Baba – Turkestan (300 km). On the way – visit to Sairam village (Sairam (the ancient city of Isfidzhab) is Mohammed Yassawi's native land, its parents Ibragim-Ata and Karashash-Ata here are buried, in city it is a lot of mausoleums, mazars, as ancient and modern), museum “Otrar” in Shaulder village, excursion to Arystan-Baba Mausoleum (XIX c), Otrar ruins (XI-XII c).
Accommodation in “Yassy” hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Turkestan – Shymkent - Almaty
Start Turkestan city tour with visiting Akhmed Yassawi maussoleum complex: gallery of stone statues, cultural-historical museum, historical (cultural reserve) museum “Azaret-Sultan”, gates (Darvaza) (XIX c.), Esimkhan mausoleum (XVI c.), Rabia Sultan Begim mausoleum (XV c.), Akhmed Yassawi mausoleum (XII-XIV c.c.), “Zhuma” mosque (1878 year), underground mosque Khilovat (XII-XV c.c.), oriental baths (XV-XVI c.c.).
Start driving to Almaty via Shymkent city. Arrival in Almaty. Night in the hotel.
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Tour Price includes:
- Double / Twin accommodation in hotels with breakfasts; - Entrance fees to the museums, mausoleums and other sites; - Transport service during full tour time; - Domestic railway tickets: Almaty - Tyulkubas (compartment); - Guide services.
Tour Price does not include:
- Air tickets for international flights; - Fees for the use of photo and video cameras at the monuments; - Meals (lunches and dinners).
Check-in 14.00, checkout time 11.00. No early check in, late check out are included, unless indicated.
• Please note that the drivers do not speak English or can speak only basic English.
• All the changes in the basic itinerary, timing for transfers depending the international flights departure/arrival time are to be discussed and pre-agreed with Tour Operator
• Train tickets are booked/bought as per the actual schedule and train tickets availability. Please note that the train trip/s MIGHT be replaced for transfer/s by car depending on train tickets availability and trains schedule.