If you are attracted by the beauty of virgin nature and the wonders that it has created, our travel agency in Kazakhstan knows how to surprise you. Let's go on a two-day trip to the unique Kolsai and Kaindy lakes, visit the unusual fantastic landscapes of the Charyn Canyon and get a lot of impressions from the legends and stories associated with these places.

During this domestic tour in Kazakhstan, you will visit:

  • Charyn canyon
  • Kaindy lake
  • Kolas lake
  • Black canyon
Tour program in Kazakhstan
The first day
(Almaty-Charyn canyon-Saty village-Kaindy lake-Saty village)

- We leave Almaty for trekking along the Charyn canyon. Travel time is about 3 hours (220 km). In the Charyn Canyon you will have a trekking tour for 2.5 hours. The best views of the canyon, exciting stories, the most unusual photos - all this awaits you in the canyon of the Charyn River.

- For a short rest, we will stop by the picturesque village of Saty (1.5 hours on the way, 100 km). In the guest houses of the village of Saty you can relax and taste the local cuisine during lunch.

- After a break, we leave for Lake Kaindy (40 minutes on the way, 15 km). Here you can admire the picturesque views, walk along the banks, overgrown with forests, take a photo. Tour time is 3 hours (2-4 km).

- We return to the village of Saty for dinner and settle in comfortable guest houses for the night.

The second day
(Saty-Kolsai lake-Saty-Black canyon-Almaty)
- We start the second day with breakfast in the village of Saty, check-out from the guesthouse, and move forward to Kolsai Lake. The second of the lakes on our weekend tour in Kazakhstan will surprise you with its beauty. You can take a trekking route along its shores, take photos and enjoy nature.
- After the tour, we will have lunch again in the village of Saty, and then we will go to the Black Canyon. Travel time will be 50 minutes (about 60 km). We will spend about an hour on the observation deck of the Black Canyon to see all the most spectacular landscapes and learn more about this wonderful location.
- We return to Almaty. Moving 220 km long (3 hours on the way) will complete our active tour of Kazakhstan.

Road length: 765 km, total time: 13 hours, total tour time - 2 days

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

A two-day tour to the Charyn canyon and lakes 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:

- sightseeing tour "Valley of Castles",
- excursions to other canyons,
- a horse ride to the second lake Kolsai.
You can also choose to stay in a camping or hotel on Kolsai Lake for an additional fee.
What to take on a two-day tour to the Charyn Canyon
  • Comfortable walking shoes

    Trekking boots, sneakers or comfortable hiking shoes are the best solution.
  • 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, drinks, and food with you to have a snack or have a picnic in one of the picturesque locations along the route.

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 - $660 per person,

6 tourists - $190 per person.

The price includes:

comfortable SUV,

services of a driver-guide,

lunch, tea, and coffee on the way,

entrance tickets for the route,

accommodation in a guesthouse (double rooms),

drinking water (1 liter per person).

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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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