Historical sites of Kazakhstan

Historical sites of Kazakhstan

Historical sites of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan tours.

Name of tour: Historical sites of Kazakhstan 

Length: 4 days 

Places of interest: Almaty, Issyk Lake, Shymkent, Otar, Turkestan 

Day 1: Almaty – Issyk Lake – Almaty 
Our team will meet you at the airport and you will be transferred to Almaty city. Today you will have a guided tour of this city. The first site in the Green Bazaar, which is very popular among local people. Then you will visit one of the oldest parks in the city – Panfilov Park. Here the famous Zenkov Cathedral is located. You will be impressed by the unique architecture of this wooden building. You will also see the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame, which was erected in honor of victory over fascism in the Second World War. Then the tour will continue to the south-western part of the city to the Park of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. After that we will head to Big Almaty Gorge and Issyk Gorge, The road lies along the Kuldja tract, where long time ago the caravans of Silk Road passed. On the way you will be introduced with the history of Kazakhstan in the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve “ISSYK”. Here there are many exhibits of the Saka period including the model of burial mound and the copy of famous archeological monument of Golden Man. The last destination for today will be the charming lake Issyk. It is situated in Issyk Valley at an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level. After arrival the guide will introduce you to the details of natural disaster of 1963. You will have a lunch in nature and then you will be free to explore the lake and its surroundings and enjoy the amazing mountain nature. The overnight stay will be organized in the hotel in Almaty.

Day 2: Almaty – Shymkent
In the morning you will be taken to Almaty International Airport for the flight to Shymkent. The flight lasts approximately 1 hour 40 minutes. After arrival you will start to discover the city.  During the 3 hour guided tour you will visit the main attractions such as Walk of Fame (park namedafter 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, Arboretum and Regional Museum. After an excursion you will check into the hotel.

Day 3: Shymkent – Turkestan – Shymkent
After breakfast we will start driving to Otrat region, Shaulder Settlement. The highlights of this place are Local History Museum "Otyrar", Arystan-Bab Mausoleum, archaeological monument of ancient settlement of Otrar dated to the 4th century BC. After an excursion in Otrar we will visit Turkestan city. It is known as the ancient city, which appeared around 500 AD on the Great Silk Road. The traders from Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva stopped here on their way to the northern Kazakhstan. In 15-18th centuries the city was a capital city pf Kazakh Khanate, a major cultural and political center of Turkic-speaking people. The main sites of Turkestan are the «Azret-Sultan" historical and architectural complex, Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Turkestan ancient settlement, Necropolis, a ruins of fortress wall, Citadel with gates and Hammam, Hilvet underground mosque. At the end of the day you will return to the hotel in Shymkent.

Day 4: Chernyaevka
After breakfast in the hotel you will be taken to Chernyaevka to cross the border.

02 pax – Sedan
04 pax – Minivan
06-10 pax – Mercedes Sprinter in Almaty / Toyota Hiace in Shymkent

Price per person:
02 pax – 730 $
04 pax – 530 $
06 pax – 395 $
08 pax – 335 $
10 pax – 305 $
Single – 55 $

Early check-in – 30 $
Single early check-in – 50 $

Half board – 75 $
Full board – 135 $  

English speaking guide – 570 $ per group


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
      Almaty – “Kazakhstan” Hotel 3*
      Shymkent – “Shymkent” Hotel 3*
- 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
- Domestic flight Almaty-Shymkent – from 80 $

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