Express tour of the Golden Ring of Zhetysu

City:

Almaty

Season:

all year round

Duration:

3 days/2 nights

Distance:

1300 km

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Altyn-Emel is a national natural park located in the Ili river valley. The park was founded on April 10, 1996 to preserve a unique natural complex with archaeological, historical and cultural monuments, rare and endangered species of animals and plants. The total area of ​​the park is 520,000 hectares.
The Charyn Canyon is one of the most unique objects of nature, where over the millennia, under the influence of the weathering of sedimentary rocks, the original form of the relief took the shape of isolated rocks, columns and towers.
The Charyn Canyon is about 12 million years old. The most popular tourist destination is the Valley of Castles. The length of the canyon is about 154 km, and the height reaches from 150 to 300 meters. It is often compared to the Grand Canyon in Colorado, and is even called the "little brother".
Kayindy is a very young lake that appeared only at the beginning of the last century as a result of the 1911 earthquake. The water flooded the gorge, and the birch grove was not completely flooded, the tops of the trees proudly rise above the water, like the masts of a sunken ship.
Kolsai lakes are one of the most beautiful places in the nature of Kazakhstan. They are also called the pearls of the Northern Tien Shan, because such beauty is not found everywhere!
Kolsai lakes are a favorite place for mountain tourists; they are located at an altitude of 1800, 2250 and 2700 above sea level. Trekking to the Kolsai Lakes is very easy and are suitable even for non-professionals. In addition, Kolsay is a wonderful place for picnics in nature and for horseback riding and mountain biking. A comfortable period for camping is from April to the end of September.

Cost

All inclusive

Total number of people

Price per 1 person

Total price

11 +

on request

on request

10

66000 $

660000 $

9

69000 $

621000 $

8

72000 $

576000 $

7

74000 $

518000 $

6

79000 $

474000 $

5

89000 $

445000 $

4

99000 $

396000 $

3

124000 $

124000 $

2

165000 $

330000 $

1

299000 $

299000 $

What is included in the price:

✅ driver - guide

✅ comfortable SUV

✅ accommodation in a guest house

✅ three meals a day

✅ drinking water 2 liters per day

✅ entrance tickets along the route

Price for SUV with driver

7 passenger seats

245000 $

14 passenger seats

349000 $

Schedule

Day 1

06:00 Meeting with the driver in Almaty and transfer for an excursion to Altyn-Emel (290 km, 5 hours).
10:00 Arrival at the guest house. Transfer for the excursion.
While sightseeing in Altyn-Emel, we will see a unique phenomenon of nature - the Singing Dune, which is 1.5 km long and 120 m high.On the Singing Dune, when the wind blows from the west, dispersing the sands, there is a feeling that in the center of the desert plays the organ.
Lunch in lunch boxes.
After lunch, transfer for an excursion to the red and white mountains of Aktau - Katutau. These mountains became popular due to their unique appearance, which was probably created by small volcanic eruptions that cooled down several thousand years ago.
Return to the guest house in the village of Basshi
Dinner and overnight.

Day 2

Breakfast
Transfer to the Charyn canyon (270 km, 4 hours).
Arrival at the canyon. Walking excursion, a walk in the surroundings.
Lunch during the excursion (picnic or lunch boxes)
Transfer to Lake Kayindy.
Arrival to Kayindy lake.

Transfer to the guest house. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3

Breakfast
Transfer to the Kolsai lake.
Return to the guest house.
Dinner.
Return to Almaty.

Optional for extra charge: horseback riding and boat trip

What to take with you?

Comfortable clothes

We recommend wearing comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement.

Comfortable shoes

Athletic sneakers or boots for comfortable walking

Sun protection

Be sure to bring sunscreen or closed clothing

Snack food and water

We recommend bringing a small snack if you want to have a picnic

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