Kazakh melody Tour 3

Kazakh melody Tour 3, Kazakhstan tours 

Kazakh melody Tour 3
Duration: 9 days
Places to visit: Almaty - Shymkent - Turkestan - Issyk Lake - Kaindy - Saty - Kolsai - Charyn - Almaty

Day 1: Almaty 
We are happy to see you in Kazakhstan. Our company prepared amazing tours as Kazakh melody Tour 3. On this tour you will have a chance to see how the Southern capital of Kazakhstan was developed. The first, you will visit the Green Bazaar. In this market you can see how locals sell and buy goods. Don't miss to bargain. In the afternoon, you will see the oldest Almaty parks - Panfilov Park as well as the wooden buildings - Zenkov Cathedral. After visit the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame and then travel to the Medeo Gorge. Next destination of your tour is the Kok-Tobe hill. When you reach there, you will be impressed by tallest TV tower in the world. Being in Kok-Tobe Park, you will be impressed by panorama views. In the end of day, you will have fun by seeing the whole city by the famous Almaty cableway. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 2: Almaty - Shymkent
In the morning you will have flight to Shymkent. The guide will welcome you and drive to the city. Today you will have a city tour and visit the park named after Sh.Kaldayakov "Zher Ana" monument, Ordabasy square Park "20 years of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan", Museum of Victims of Political Repression (30 minutes), Obelisk of Glory, Eternal Flame to the fallen in The great Patriotic War, Walk of Fame, Arboretum, Regional Museum and many others. In the end of day is rest.

Day 3: Shymkent - Turkestan - Shymkent
Today you will travel to Otrar region, Shaulder Settlement. On arrival, visit the Local History Museum "Otyrar", Arystan-Bab Mausoleum, archaeological site of the ancient settlement of Otrar. Otrar, it is the city where mediaeval philosopher and scientist Al-Farabi was born and spend life. Afterwards we will travel to Turkestan (500 AD). This city had ways with caravan roads from Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva to northern Kazakhstan. It was the main city of the Turkic-speaking people in the XVI-XVIII centuries as well as the capital of the Kazakh Khanate. In Turkestan you will visit "Azret-Sultan" ancient and architectural complex, Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Turkestan ancient settlement, Necropolis, a piece of the fortress wall, Citadel with gates, Hammam, Hilvet subversive mosque. Your night is in a hotel.

Day 4: Shymkent - Almaty
Today you will have flight to Almaty. When you reach to the city, you will be transferred to hotel. After that, you will have a city tour and visit the Panfilov's alley and Arbat, President Park. The Arbat Market is one of the favorite places among tours. Walking there you will find artists presenting works of art, local landscapes and others. In addition, visit TSUM. It is one of the biggest shopping malls selling different kind of goods. The Park is located in the southern part of Almaty with stunning mountains behind. In this place was the annual music festival called "Almaty - my first love".  The park area is about 1.5 km from one end to the other. You will be impressed by the unique shape of landscape. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 5: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Almaty
The day will start visiting one of the most beautiful gorges of Trans-Ili Alatau - Issyk Gorge which lies along the Kuldja tract. It is important to note that hundreds of years ago the trade caravans journeyed. In tour you will learn more about its history and see the burial mounds of Saka period. Visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "ISSYK. The route will take you to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level, to the beautiful mountain lake Issyk, located in the valley with the same name which was formed about 10,000 years ago due to colossal landslide of the natural dam of 300 meters in height. Being there you will enjoy stunning beauty of its blue water surface and the Issyk Gorge. Don't miss to take wonderful photos. Your night is in hotel.

Day 6: Almaty - Kaindy - Saty
The amazing day of our tour will start travelling to Kolsai Lakes at about 12:00. Kaindy Lake or so called "birch lake is situated amid magnificent pine forest at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level, formed in 1911 due to the earthquake. The temperature of its waters is rather cool and transparent. It is best place for photos and picnic. In the end of day, you will have transfer to Saty settlement. Night is in guesthouse.

Day 7: Saty - Kolsai
After breakfast, you will travel from the lake Kolsai-1 to the lake Kolsai-2. Kolsai Lakes are "Pearls of the Northern Tien-Shan" and has three stunning lakes. The largest lake is very common among travelers. Its waters are green surrounded by mushrooms. Horse lovers can take horse riding tour and have pleasant time among forests. The rich flora and fauna will not leave anyone indifferent. Vertical drop flanked by the three lakes of 700 meters. If you are on car, you can drive to the lakes but must leave your car, since you can closely get there on foot. Travelers can enjoy fishing and tasting berries. As for animals, you will see Marals, mountain goats, wolves as well as bears. Your night for today will be in a guest house.

Day 8: Kolsai - Charyn - Almaty
The last day of our tour will be done by transferring to Almaty at 09:00am. The main highlight of today's tour is Charyn Canyon. Charyn Canyon is very popular in Kazakhstan due to its high land and beautiful shapes. It appeared during Paleogene and seems as the Grand Canyon of Colorado River in North America. The height of this outstanding canyon is about 150-300 meters. The second name of the sight is "Valley of Castles", surrounded by rocks. The length of the valley is more than 2 km; width is 20-80 meters. It is no doubt you will take dozen photos and enjoy such kind of tours. In the end of day, we will return to Almaty at 19:00. Transfer to hotel.

Day 9: Flight
Breakfast. Airport transfer. Kazakh melody Tour 3 is over.

02 pax - Sedan economy
04 pax - Minivan
06-10 pax - Minibus

Price per person 3*:
02 pax - 1 685 $
04 pax - 1 200 $
06 pax - 905 $
08 pax - 755 $
10 pax - 695 $
Single - 175 $

Early check-in - 25 $
Single early check-in - 45 $ 

Price per person 4*:
02 pax - 1 760 $
04 pax - 1 285 $
06 pax - 990 $
08 pax - 835 $
10 pax - 770 $
Single - 220 $

Early check-in - 40 $
Single early check-in - 70 $ 

Half board - 125 $ (7 dinners, 2 dinners are included to the accommodation price)
Full board - 200 $ (7 dinners + 7 lunches, 2 dinners and 2 lunches are included to the accommodation price)

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3* / "Kazzhol" Hotel 4*
Shymkent - "Megapolis" Hotel 3*/ "Aidana Plaza" Hotel 4*
Saty - Homestays
- English speaking guide
- 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