Four-day tour of the Golden Ring of Semirechye

City:

Almaty

Season:

all year round

Duration:

4 days/3 nights

Distance:

1350 km

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Review

Altyn-Emel is a national natural park located in the valley of the Ili river on the territory of Kazakhstan. On the territory of the park there are many unique natural and historical objects of great importance: the most famous of them is a unique natural phenomenon - the Singing Dune dune, 1.5 km long and up to 120 m high.When the wind blows from the west, dispersing the sands, a feeling is created that organ plays in the heart of the desert.
Tourists can also enjoy the magnificent natural landscapes of the Aktau mountains, which are not without reason called "lunar" because of their unusual coloring. The Katutau Mountains stretch from southwest to northeast in the form of a narrow hilly ridge with plateau-like peaks. The slopes are dissected by many waterless gorges and chinks.
The Charyn Canyon is a unique natural monument located on the territory of the Charyn National Park. The Charyn Canyon stretches for 154 km along the Charyn River. It is composed of sedimentary rocks that are about 12 million years old. 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".
Hot springs in Chundzha are in incredible demand, especially as a great winter weekend getaway. Despite the fact that the hot springs are located in the open air, the water in them retains its warmth throughout the year and has medicinal properties.
Kolsai lakes are one of the most beautiful natural areas of Kazakhstan. They are also called the pearls of the Northern Tien Shan, because such beauty is not everywhere! Kolsai lakes are a favorite place for mountain lovers; they are located at 1800, 2250 and 2700 above sea level. The hike to the Kolsai Lakes is very easy and suitable even for non-professionals. In addition, Kolsay is a great place for picnics, horse riding and mountain biking. Comfortable for camping from April to late September.
Kayindy is a very young lake that appeared only at the beginning of the last century as a result of the 1911 earthquake. The gorge was flooded with water, but the birch grove was not completely flooded, and here the tops of the trees proudly rise above the water, like the masts of a sunken ship.

Cost

All inclusive

Total number of people

Price per 1 person

Total price

11 +

on request

on request

10

87000 $

870000 $

9

89000 $

801000 $

8

95000 $

760000 $

7

97000 $

679000 $

6

107000 $

642000 $

5

117000 $

585000 $

4

129000 $

516000 $

3

157000 $

157000 $

2

199000 $

398000 $

1

349000 $

349000 $

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

235000 $

14 passenger seats

279000 $

Schedule

Day 1

09.00. Meeting with a guide in Almaty. After meeting, departure according to the schedule of the program. Sanitary stop where you will have the opportunity to have a snack.
12.00 Arrival in the village of Basshi
13.00 Traditional Kazakh lunch with local residents.
14.00 After lunch we gather and go to the Aktau-Katutau mountains. The ride will take about 2 hours.
16.00. Upon arrival at the parking, excursion and trekking in the mountains will begin. The guide will show you the best angles for the photo shoot.
18.00. Departure to the village of Basshi.
19.00. Time for dinner and relaxation. Acquaintance with the local culture and mentality.
20.00 After dinner, rest and an evening bonfire, where you will find numerous stories and stories from our guide.

Day 2

07.00. Delicious breakfast from the hostess. Departure for an excursion
09.00. Upon arrival at the Singing Dune, we climb up for an excursion. Your guide will show you the most beautiful photo spots and tell you the history of the dune. You will have time to walk and enjoy the beauty of nature. PHOTOSESSION
11.00 Departure to Zharkent to visit the local attraction - the mosque, which was built in 1895 by the Chinese architect Hon Pike.
13.00. Lunch at a local cafe
14.00. After lunch we leave for the hot springs
15.00. Arrival and check-in. Free time
19.00. Dinner. Recreation. Overnight stay

Day 3

08.00. Breakfast at the recreation center
10.00. Collection of things and departure to the Charyn canyon. The distance from the hot springs to the Charyn Canyon is 85 km, it will take about 1 hour.
11.00 After arriving at the Charyn canyon we enjoy the panorama of the Valley of Castles canyon. Your guide will show you the most beautiful photo spots and tell you the history of the Charyn Canyon. You will have time to walk and enjoy the beauty of the canyon. PHOTOSESSION
13.00 Lunch at a local cafe
15.00. After lunch, departure to Lake Kayindy - 12 km from the village. Upon arrival at the first parking lot, an excursion and trekking to the lake (about 3 km) towards the observation deck will begin. At the Kayindy lake, the guide will show you the best angles for a photo session against the backdrop of the lake.
17.00. We return to the car and drive to the guest house in Saty.
18.00. Time for dinner and relaxation. Acquaintance with the local culture and mentality.
20.00 After dinner, rest and an evening bonfire, where you will find numerous stories and stories from our guide.

Day 4

07.00. Delicious breakfast from the hostess.
08.00. Packing up and going to Kolsay Lake for about 30 minutes.
09.00. Upon arrival at the lake, the guide will tell you about the terrain and history of these lakes - the Pearls of the Northern Tien Shan.
Trekking to the second lake Kolsay for those wishing to - 6-7 km (3 hours) one way.
12.00. On Lake Kolsay you will have free time to relax and admire the surroundings. It is possible to rent a boat or ride a horse on the lake. Return to the guest house for lunch, or lunch boxes.
15.00 Return to Almaty. Dinner on the way
20.00. The driver-guide will take you to any convenient place in the city.

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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