Tour’s name: Fabulous Canyon tour
Duration: 5 days
Day 1: Almaty
Today you will get acquainted with your guide and departure to Almaty city. This day you will observe the famous sites of south capital. You are going to visit one of the best places of citizens and tourists the Green Bazaar, there you will buy some souvenirs for your family and friends. After that you will direct to amazing sight Panfilov Park, this is the most popular recreation Park in Almaty. On the way you will explore - Zenkov Cathedral, this is the highest wooden church in the world. In the second part of the tour you will discover the Medeo Gorge, the world's largest high-rise complex for winter sports with the largest territory of artificial ice space, there is situated popular high mountain skating rink. You will also visit one of the highlights of the city Shymbulak resort. After that you will head to the Kok-Tobe a hill on the Eastern periphery of Almaty with a Park, observation platforms and monuments. It is a popular attraction in Almaty, and one of the favorite places of recreation for citizens. In course of the tour you will stroll along its streets, marvel the beauty, and admire the fabulous landscapes of the city from the special observation deck. There are also located some souvenirs shops. You will conclude the tour with transferrin from the top of the hill to the center of the city by the amazing Almaty cableway. You will be transferres to the hotel in the end of your tour.
Day 2: Almaty – Charyn Canyon – Almaty
Today you will have a day trip to Charyn Canyons. The Charyn canyon is a consequence of an outlandish fun of nature: climatic factors, the movement of mountain varieties changed the terrain for 12 million years. Wind, water, and sand formed the rocks of Chara na, tinged with indescribable orange hues. Due to a rare combination of geological factors, fossils of extinct specimens of flora and fauna (mastodons, elephants, rhinos, Stenon's horse, hyena, etc.) have been found in the canyons of Charyn. The length of the canyon is 154 km along the Charyn River, and the height of the steep mountains reaches 150-300 meters. It is one of the unique natural monuments of Kazakhstan. Such natural landscapes have been preserved in only a few places in the world. Admire the grandiose picture, and then wander through the maze of the Valley of Castles, which is dominated by inaccessible rocks. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 3: Almaty – Shymkent
After breakfast you will head on to the airport for flight to Shymkent. Then you will drive to amazing Shymkent. Today you are going to visit attractions of this fascinating city. In course of the tour you will observe following objects: Walk of fame (park after Sh.Kaldayakov including Obelisk of Glory, Eternal Flame to the fallen in The great Patriotic War), “Zher Ana” monument, Ordabasy square, Park “20 years of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, Arboretum and Regional Museum, Museum of Victims of Political Repression. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 4: Shymkent – Turkestan – Shymkent
You will start your tour with transferring to ancient Turkestan. Today you will explore amazing sight "Azret-Sultan" historical and architectural complex, Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi (Necropolis, a fragment of the fortress wall, citadel with gates, Hammam, Hilvet underground mosque). This city with a 1500-year history is now one of the main centers of Muslim worship in Central Asia, and the tomb of the Sufi poet Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, built by Tamerlane, is a major tourist attraction. The city reached the peak of its development by the XII century, when the fame of a crowded and prosperous settlement located on the Great Silk Road spread throughout the Islamic world. A significant raid on the city was inflicted by the Tatar-Mongol invasion, but soon the oasis again turned into a major political and economic center. The most famous resident of Turkestan was Khoja Ahmed Yassavi, a learned theologian who gained great fame and reverence among the faithful after his death, the city also became one of the religious centers. Then you will drive to Shymkent. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 5: Shymkent – Chernyaevka
In the morning is transfer to Zhibek Zholy (Chernyaevka) border crossing point.