Places to visit: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Big Almaty Lake - Charyn - Almaty
Day 1: Almaty
Your guide will pick you up at International Airport and accompany you to Almaty City. Today we will have a city tour. You will get acquainted with Almaty's history and see the Ascension Cathedral - the second highest wooden building in the world. Then you will visit the Square of 28 Panfilov Heroes. Afterwards you will visit the Museum of Musical Instruments. After lunch we will drive to the "Hawks nursery". There you will see different hunting dogs and many birds of prey. At this place people train hawks, eagles, golden eagles to hunt together with them. Your guide will tell you about amazing traditions of Kazakh hunting with hawks. In the evening we drive to Kok Tebe to see the panoramic view of Almaty. Night will be in a hotel.
Day 2: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Almaty
In the morning we will drive to the Issyk Gorge. The route will take you to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level, to the beautiful mountain Issyk Lake. The lake was formed about 10,000 years ago due to colossal landslide, which resulted in the formation of a natural dam of 300 meters in height. At the lake you will enjoy the majestic beauty of its turquoise water surface and the views of Issyk Gorge. We will have a picnic there to spend more time having a rest. In the afternoon you will return to Almaty city.
Day 3: Almaty - Big Almaty Lake - Almaty
In the morning we will drive to the most beautiful Big Almaty Lake. It is located at an altitude of 2511 m, on the upper side of the canyon by the same name, is fed by the Almaty River running through it, and is part of a wonderful national park. Big Almaty Lake is set high up in a gorge of the Bolshaya Almatinka River, 2,511m above sea level and 28.5km south of Almaty. It lies in a hollow like a gleaming mirror, surrounded on all sides by majestic peaks. Fed by glacial water, the lake is 1.6 km long, almost a kilometer wide and 40 m deep. In the evening you will come back to Almaty city.
Day 4: Almaty - Charyn - Almaty
Today we will visit one of the most popular places of Kazakhstan - Charyn Canyon. It is an amazing creation of nature that has existed for millions of years, picturesque and very diverse in geomorphologic aspects. The height of steep mountainsides reach 150-300 meters. Numerous ravines and gullies make dense rambling net. Wind and water created stunning "Red Castles Valley". All along the valley you are surrounded by towers of fantastical forms, built of sedimentary. Throughout time nature has created these architectural wonders, without haste, it has built majestic castles. The road to the Canyon and back is 400 km. After a short walk in the canyon we will drive back to Almaty.
Day 5: Almaty - Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
Kazakhstan is an unbelievably beautiful country with all natural beauties. It has endless steppes, deserts and mountains, which are the habitat of thousands of species of animals and birds. Most of the territory of Kazakhstan is occupied by deserts and steppes, although Kazakhstan has 48 thousand lakes. Kazakhstan occupies the northern and half of the eastern coast of the Caspian Sea. This Kazakh Lakes Tour will help you escape the bustle life in Kazakhstan and see how old lifestyle has maintained in tranquil areas. First, you will have a chance to see Issyk lake which is an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level, next is the most beautiful Big Almaty Lake, also most popular places Charyn Canyon. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide enjoy the elegant watery views.
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