Tour’s name: Great sights of Kazakhstan
Duration: 5 days
Day 1: Chernyaevka – Shymkent
This day you will be meeting at Zhibek Zholy (Chernyaevka) border crossing point. The you will straight drive to fascinating city Shymkent. This day you will visit the best attractions of Shymkent. And you will explore: 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. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 2: Shymkent – Turkestan – Shymkent
Upon arrival you will drive to Turkestan. In this city you will explore the mesmerizing sights: "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). It is one of the oldest cities in Central Asia and Kazakhstan. The first information about this city is available in handwritten materials Dating back to the I-IX centuries, the city was called Shavgar. Turkestan is a city with a 1500-year history, which is currently one of the key Muslim centers of worship in Central Asia, and the mausoleum of the Sufi Creator Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, built by Tamerlane, is also one of the main tourist attractions. Turkestan is a hero city with a great history Dating back more than one and a half thousand years. Along with such medieval cities as Signal, Sauran, Sunak, Turkestan is also a part of our rich history and culture. Then you will head to Shymkent. Night will be in the hotel.
Day 3: Shymkent – Almaty
This day you will drive to the airport for flight to Almaty. You are going to have a city tour in Almaty. Your first point will be amazing Green Bazaar, they sell everything from meat, spices and fruit to fabrics and furniture. After that you will explore one of the oldest Almaty parks - Panfilov Park, which was named in honor of the Soviet soldiers-heroes who did not allow the passage of the Germans to Moscow in 1941. On the way you will observe one of the mesmerizing highlights of the city famous worldwide Zenkov Cathedral wooden church. Then you will transfer to the Medeo Gorge, at this time, Medeo is considered the highest mountain complex in the world for winter sports with the largest area of an artificial ice rink — 10,500 sq. m. and Shymbulak resort. Then you will direct to the next destination the Kok-Tobe hill where is one of the main attractions of Almaty. The Park is located on the slopes of the mountain of the same name, which rises 1130 meters above the city Kok-Tobe Park is one of the main attractions of Almaty. There you will wander along the fabulous paths of the park, inspire the wonderful panorama of the city, and enjoy time spending here. You will end the tour with the short ride from the top of the hill to the center of the city by the famous Almaty cable car with a length of 1727 meters. Then you will drive to the hotel.
Day 4: Almaty – Charyn Canyon – Almaty
This day is dedicated to amazing day trip to Charyn Canyons. Charyn canyon stretches for 154 km along the Charyn River. This stunning natural monument is formed by sedimentary rocks that are about 12 million years old. The height ranges from 150 to 300 meters. The Park is home to a large number of unique and endangered species of animals listed in the Red book. The remains of long – extinct animals-mastodons, elephants, rhinos, hyenas and Stenon's one-toed horses-are found in the cliffs every year. One of the main attractions of the canyon is the so-called Valley of Castles-these are stone deposits, similar in appearance to towers that were created as if by unknown giants. The diversity of landscapes of the Charyn Canyon determines the diversity of flora and fauna. The Valley of Castles has a length of more than 2 km, and the width in different places reaches from 20 to 80 m. Night is in the hotel.
Day 5: Flight
In the morning is transfer to airport.