The best places to visit in Almaty in one day—on a weekend tour from Silk Travel

Unforgettable impressions await you from visiting the most famous lakes of Kazakhstan and visiting the legendary Charyn Canyon

The tour program from Almaty to Kazakhstan includes:

Departure on a comfortable SUV from Almaty
Our driver will pick you up at the specified address and deliver you to the shore of Lake Kaindy. On the way, you will spend about 4.5 hours (300 km). During the transfer, a stop is provided in Bayseit, where you can replenish your water supply and have a snack.

Visit to Kaindy Lake
Your Kaindy lake tour will start from the parking lot and will last about 1.5 hours. During this time, you will pass the route along the shores of the lake (trekking about 4 km), and climb to the observation deck to admire the scenery from a height.

Departure to Saty village (1 hour on the way)
In the small, picturesque village of Saty, you will have lunch at the guesthouse.
The next point on the route of our tour from Almaty is Lake Kolsai
Already 25 minutes after leaving Sata, you will find yourself on the shore of the second of the legendary lakes. Here for 1.5 hours you can walk along its shores or rent a boat/catamaran and sail on the waters of the lake.

The final stage of our one-day tour to Kolsai and Kaindy lakes will be a visit to the Charyn Canyon
Here you will spend an exciting 3 hours walking along the bottom of the canyon, admiring the Valley of Castles, the Charyn River and the gorges of the canyon.

After such a rich program of an active tour in Kazakhstan, you will return to Almaty with new baggage of impressions and memories.

Route length - 635 km

Tour time - 9 hours

Total tour time - 14 hours

Seasonality: all year round, the best months to visit are from April to October

A one-day tour to Kolsai and Kaindy lakes and Charyn is carried out at the request of customers, both in group tours and as an individual tour in Kazakhstan. When ordering a tour, you can additionally make changes to the route for a fee. Additionally, you can include in the tour:
- Overnight stay in the village of Sati with the continuation of the tour along the Charyn canyon.

What to take on a tour to Kolsai Lake, Kaindy and Charyn

  • Comfortable walking shoes

    Trekking boots, sneakers or comfortable hiking shoes are the best solutions.
  • Comfortable and warm clothes
    During a holiday in the mountains of Almaty, the temperature can fluctuate significantly, and it is better to grab warm clothes that do not hinder movement.

  • Sunscreens and repellents
    Cosmetics with a UV filter, repellent creams, a hat, and sunglasses will definitely come in handy while walking.

  • Food and drinks
    If you have chosen the economy format of a weekend tour in Kazakhstan, you can take water, beverages, and food with you to have a snack or have a picnic in one of the picturesque locations along the route.

Express tour price:

Economy mode

The price of renting a car with a driver in Almaty is $400 (6 seats)

The price includes:

comfortable SUV,

services of a driver-guide.

* Meals are not included in the tour, you can order lunch at the café along the way or take food with you.

All-Inclusive mode

The price of the tour depends on the number of travelers:

1 tourist—$500 per person,

6 tourists—$125 per person.

The price includes:

comfortable SUV,

services of a driver-guide,

lunch, tea, and coffee on the way,

entrance tickets for the route,

drinking water (1 liter per person).

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    We plan, manage and provide transfers for our tourists on our own, Thus, we have the most democratic prices for tours in Kazakhstan.

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    You are welcome to book a tour in Kazakhstan which you like with partial payment in advance. The rest can be paid for during your trip.
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The most spectacular Almaty tourist places

Lake Kolsai is one of the most famous sights of Almaty, located in the mountains of Kungei-Alatau.

Lake Kaindy is a mystical place for pilgrimage tours in Kazakhstan, mysterious and picturesque.
Charyn Canyon is a unique rock complex that boggles the imagination.
The Singing Dune is the most interesting natural attraction that can be seen during our bus tour of Kazakhstan.
Asy Plateau is picturesque meadows and proximity to the stars in the most beautiful location near Almaty.
Tekes waterfall is a great option for outdoor activities in Kazakhstan. Beauty and extreme in one location.
Lake Issyk is a high-mountain landmark of Kazakhstan.

Tamgaly Tas tract—mysterious petroglyph sites and secrets of the past in a beautiful natural location north of Almaty.
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