Precious lakes of Kazakhstan

Precious lakes of Kazakhstan, Kazakhsta tours.  

The name of tour: Precious lakes of Kazakhstan 

Tour's destinations: Almaty, Kaindy Lake, Kolsai Lakes, Saty, Charyn Canyon, Issyk 

Quantity of the days: 6 days 

Day 1: Almaty - Kaindy Lake - Saty
After arrival to Almaty.  You will have a ride on a comfortable bus in an exciting trip to the Kolsai lakes. En route you will visit local market to immerse into the atmosphere of the national flavor. You will change the car AWD local cars, such as "UAZ" or "PAZ" (Russian car models), they are able to overcome the way on the mountain road in lake (12 km) to Kaindy Lake. Kaindy Lake There is a version that the lake was formed in 1911 after a winter earthquake, we Can only say one thing for sure, that the lake was formed as a result of a mountain collapse caused by an earthquake. Water flooded the resulting basin, flattened by a rock gate in the middle. Spruce trees growing at the bottom of the pit were flooded, their dry trunks rise above the surface of the cold mountain lake, giving it an amazing and unique look. There are no fish in the sunken forest, but trout are found in the river that flows out of it. The lake is located at an altitude of 2000m. above the sea. Because of the cold water, the century-old spruce trees are surprisingly well preserved. The lake is popular with divers and lovers of unusual water walks, and just for lovers of tourism and outdoor recreation. Your night will be in the guest house.

Day 2: Kolsai Lakes - Saty
After breakfast you will transfer to Kolsai Lakes. One of the most beautiful places of the Kazakh nature. They are located at altitudes of 1800, 2250 and 2700 meters above sea level. They are distinguished by a unique watershed mountain landscape consisting of three natural zones, and a variety of rare plants and animals. Kolsay lakes are called the pearl of the Northern Tien Shan, located in the Almaty region 300 km away from Almaty. You can get to the lowest lake by car. You will stroll few kilometers along paths where you will reach the second and the third lake. After arrival to Kolsay-3 Lake you will learn a brief instruction then you will begin your trekking. The tour route will lead you to the bank of the lake, where you can admire the beauty of the pine forest, alpine meadows along pure mountain river flowing all the way down from Kolsai-2 Lake. The road will take about 7 km and usually takes 3-3,5 hours one way. In the end of the tour you will stroll back to Kolsai-3 Lake and transfer to Saty settlement. You will spend the night in the guest house. 

Day 3: Saty - Charyn Canyon -Almaty     
After breakfast you will start your tour with driving to Charyn Canyon. You will drive about 2 hours to reach the canyon. Along the way you will discover the local museum of traditional decorative and applied arts and crafts. After arrival you will fascinate the vivid panorama of the Canyon and move to the lower part of the Canyon you will have a chance to stroll around 2 km through the maze of the Castles Valley this unusual name was chosen for the object, because there is frozen clay of a bizarre shape and resembles castles. With a length of more than 150 kilometers, the depth of the canyon in some places reaches 300 meters. The canyon is more than twelve million years old. This is a truly ancient and venerable place, where real relict flora is still preserved. In particular, here you can find a unique ash grove that survived the ice age and is now officially recognized as a natural monument. After that you will move to another spectacular point. You will spend the night in the hotel. 

Day 4: Almaty - Issyk lake- Almaty
You will drive today to the magnificent gorges of Trans-Ili Alatau - Issyk Gorge runs along the Kuldja tract. En route you will discover the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "ISSYK", there is located expositions of the history and culture of the Saka period, including a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, as well as the model of Saka burial mound. After that you will head on to the altitude of 1756 meters above sea level, to the beautiful mountain lake Issyk, The height above sea level is more than 1,700 m. According to geological data, it was formed about 8-10 thousand years ago as a result of a huge mountain collapse that created a natural dam. Before the devastating mudslide that descended from the mountains in 1963, the length of the lake was 1,850 m, width - 500 m, depth - up to 80 m. On the lake you will have a chance to overlook majestic views of emerald lake. You will spend the night in the hotel. 

Day 5: Almaty
Today you will have a full day city tour of Almaty. You will move to the first destination Almaty Museum, where you can learn about the city's history and artifacts.  After exploration the museum you will discover the masterpiece of architecture Abai Opera an Ballet Theatre. After that you will head on to one of Almaty parks - Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen. You will visit the heart of the Panfilov Park Zenkov Cathedral- amazing construction. In course of the tour you will see the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame, and then you will visit the Museum of Musical Instruments. You will explore nest destination the Green Bazaar, which you can explore and buy a lot of interesting purchases. In the second part of the day you will discover the Medeu Gorge (1690 meters above sea level) a sports complex where there is a high-altitude skating rink, which can simultaneously accommodate 2-3 thousand people. After you will take a cable car to Shymbulak ski resort area. Then you will have a chance to explore the top of Kok-Tobe hill, where is the highest TV tower in the world and known throughout Kazakhstan. in Kok tube Park, you can enjoy unique sights, take a walk, see a panoramic view of the city and buy Souvenirs. And at the end of the tour, you can take a ride on the cable car. *. On Tuesdays, in the tour departing at 10:00, cableway is not available. Park eco-cars are used instead. Then you will drive to the hotel. 

Day 6: Flight
Hotel breakfast and check-out. Transfer to the airport and departure.


02 pax - Sedan
04 pax - Minivan
06-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter

Price per person:
02 pax - 980 $
04 pax - 715 $
06 pax - 530 $
08 pax - 445 $
10 pax - 410 $
Single - 130 $

Early check-in - 40 $
Single early check-in - 65 $

Half board - 130 $
Full board - 230 $ 

English speaking guide - 675 $ per group


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Saty village - Home stays
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour            

Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide