A three-day tour of the best sights of Almaty for tourists (Singing Dune, Aktau mountains, Charyn Canyon, Kolsai and Kaindy lakes)

Three whole days full of impressions—this is what our tour in Kazakhstan "Golden Ring of Almaty" can be called. During the trip, you will visit the most interesting tourist places in the country, and get acquainted with its history, nature, and culture.

During this domestic tour in Kazakhstan, you will visit:
  • Singing Dune
  • A Seven-hundred-year-old Tree
  • Aktau Mountains
  • Katutau Lava Mountains
  • Tamgaly-Tas
  • Lake Kolsai
Tour program "Golden Ring of Almaty":

The first day

(Almaty - Basshi village - Aktau mountains - Katutau mountains - 700-year-old willow - Basshi village)

- We leave Almaty. Our driver will pick you up at the specified address. Travel time - 3 hours (290 km). We are arriving at Basshi, where we stay at the hotel and refresh ourselves with a hearty lunch.

- Then the chalk mountains of Aktau are waiting for us. Sightseeing tour-trekking for 2-3 hours along the route of 2-8 km according to your desire. Here you can take unique pictures, admire the landscapes of the mountains and learn about their history.

- The next point is the Katutau mountains. The cooled lava masses have formed desert landscapes of incredible beauty here. We will spend about an hour here and will be able to see all the beauty of the mountains.

- After that, we return to the village of Basshi, check into a hotel and rest. We will have free time and a hearty dinner.

Second day
(Village of Basshi - Singing dune - Charyn canyon—village of Saty)
- In the morning we have breakfast and go to a unique natural phenomenon—the Singing Dune. Here you will find an excursion and a fascinating story about the dunes and their "singing".
- On the way to the next attraction, we will stop for lunch in the village of Chunya.
- We arrive in the Charyn Canyon, where we will have a six-kilometer trek to the bed of the Charyn River, a sightseeing tour and new impressions.
- For the night we will stay in the guesthouses of Saty village, where we will have dinner.

The third day
(village Saty-lake Kaindy-lake Kolsai-Almaty)
--Breakfast at the Matchmaker (guest house)
-Departure to Kaindy Lake (15 km, approximately 1 hour), on arrival trekking (3 km, 2 hours)
--Departure to Kolsai Lake (30 km, approximately 1.5 hours), trekking (2 km, 1-1.5 hours), lunch
-Departure to Almaty (300 km, approximately 4 hours); the driver will leave you anywhere in the city
Route length - 1245 km
Excursion time - 19 hours
Total tour time - 3 days

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

The tour "Golden Ring of Almaty" is carried out at the request of customers, both in the mode of 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 at the Charyn canyon,
- a trip to the second lake Kolsai.

What to take on tour
  • 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, 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 $800 (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 - $1150 per person,

6 tourists - $350 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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