Discovering ancient path of Tamgaly Tas

Discovering ancient path of Tamgaly Tas, Kazakhstan tours. 

The name of tour: Discovering ancient path of Tamgaly Tas 

Tour's destinations: Nur Sultan, Almaty, Tamgaly

Quantity of the days: 5 days  

Day 1: Nur Sultan
After arrival to the capital of Kazakhstan you will have a city tour. You will visit the Constitution Square, where the first President of the Republic made the change of capitals from Almaty to Astana (now Nur Sultan). During the tour, you will get acquainted not only with ancient sights, but also with modern ones. You will be able to plunge into the ancient history of the country and visit Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan* with the Golden man, you will be able to see an important find made on the territory of Kazakhstan. You will visit Khan Shatyr unique shopping center. The architecture of the building is very original; it is a huge transparent tent. The total area of Khan Shatyr is 127 thousand square meters. Afterwards you will take the elevator to the top of the Astana-Baiterek monument, the monument was built as a symbol of the transfer of the capital from Almaty to Astana in 1997. You will have a chance to overlook the fabulous panorama of the city. After it you will move to Ishym river and explore the Kazakh Eli Square. You will reach next site the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, and also observe the majestic charm of Khazret Sultan mosque. You will also discover important sight of the excursion National Museum of History of Kazakhstan*, where you will learn about the further development of the country together with its historical background. Today you will visit the best sights of the capital and learn a lot of new interesting facts about the inhabitants and history of the city. You will spend the night in the hotel.

Day 2: Nur Sultan - Almaty
After breakfast you will drive to the International Nur-Sultan airport, travel to Almaty by domestic flight (about 1h 40 min on the way). After arrival you will meet and have a city tour of the city. You will start from the center part of the south capital. In course of the tour you will move to the Green Bazaar, for 140 years, the Green Bazaar has remained one of the most famous, iconic and popular places among the residents of Almaty. After you will continue your tour with one of the oldest Almaty parks - Panfilov Park, where you will overlook amazing church that was built by unique method Zenkov Cathedral. Then you will get to the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame, symbol of memory of the fallen heroes of the great Patriotic war. Then you will drive to the Medeo Gorge, Surrounded by beautiful nature and saturated with mountain air, "Medeu" is famous all over the world for its beautiful high-altitude skating rink, which serves for sports competitions. Your night will be in the hotel. 

Day 3: Almaty
You are going to transfer today to Medeu Gorge (1690 meters above sea level) This is the world's largest high - altitude complex for winter sports with the largest area of an artificial ice field-10,5 thousand square meters. The Highlands and the purest mountain water for filling ice contribute to achieving high results in speed skating; over 200 world records have been set here for all distances among men and women. You will have a little walk around where you will have an opportunity to take picturesque photos, breathe high mountain air and you will ride a cable car to Shymbulak ski resort area. You will ride about 20-25 minutes above majestic forest up to the altitude of 2260 meters above sea level. You will reach amazing 1st level of ski resort, where are located restaurants, ski & snowboarding school and mountain hotel. After it you will return the back way by cable car. Your next point will be Kok-Tobe hill, where the famous Almaty TV tower, known as the highest in the world, is located. There you will get by the picturesque fascinating mountain road on the park eco-cars. In Kok-Tobe Park you you will be able to walk along the paths that will show you the best sights and enjoy the unique nature of the Park, with its fresh air. At the top you can buy Souvenirs and see the panorama of the city. at the end of the tour, you will take a cable car ride. *(it is closed on Tuesdays, so you will go down by park eco-buses).

Night will be in the hotel. 

Day 4: Almaty - Tamgaly - Almaty
Today, the tour will take you to the historical place significant for Kazakhstan Tamgaly Tas. Many petroglyphs, images of mysterious deities, and late Buddhist inscriptions have been preserved on the rocks. Among the petroglyphs, there are about a thousand rock images, among which the most famous are images of the Buddha. In addition to Buddhist drawings and inscriptions, there is a stone with ancient Turkic runic writings of the VIII-IX centuries, presumably left by the Kipchaks. You can find here the pictures of solar deities, clowns, soldiers, married couples, pregnant women, multi-figure compositions, scenes of hunting and sacrifice. The pilgrims took this as a blessing and help from the gods. In this place, to this day, you can see the traces left by this earthquake, and the very crossing of the river, created by nature itself. Tamgaly-Tas is an outstanding monument of art, history and culture in Kazakhstan. By visiting this place, you will be able to enjoy the unique nature and recharge the special energy of this sacred place. You will spend the night in the hotel. 

Day 5: Flight
After breakfast you will drive to the airport.


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

Price per person:
02 pax - 615 $
04 pax - 490 $
06 pax - 380 $
08 pax - 325 $
10 pax - 300 $
Single - 90 $

Early check-in - 40 $
Single early check-in - 55 $

Half board - 105 $
Full board - 185 $ 

English speaking guide - 565 $ per group 

Flight Nur-Sultan - Almaty - from 50 $ per person


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Nur Sultan - "Ibis" Hotel 3*
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
- Flight Nur-Sultan - Almaty