The most beautiful natural sights of Kazakhstan - Altyn-Emel, Charyn Canyon, Kaindy and Kolsai lakes in one trip

If you want to visit the most picturesque locations in Kazakhstan, the three-day tour "Golden Ring of Zhetysu" will give you such an opportunity. Three days on an active tour in Kazakhstan will be filled with the most vivid impressions of incredible landscapes, natural wonders and the beauty of the mountains.
During this domestic tour of Kazakhstan you will visit:
  • Singing dune
  • Lake Bartogay
  • Aktau mountains
  • Charyn Canyon
  • Ancient mosque
  • A seven-hundred-year-old tree
  • Thermal springs
  • Lava mountains Katutau
The tour program in Kazakhstan includes:

First day

(Almaty - Basshi village - Aktau mountains - Katutau mountains - Seven hundred years old tree - Basshi village)

- We leave Almaty in the morning. Our driver will pick you up at the specified address. Travel time is 3 hours (290 km).

- Upon arrival in the village of Basshi, we are accommodated in a hotel. Before leaving for the first location of the route, guests will have lunch.

- We are going to the Aktau mountains. Here you will spend 2-3 hours on a hiking tour along the mountain hiking trails, see the best landscapes and learn more about the Aktau mountains.

- We are moving to the Katutau mountain range. You will be able to see the most fantastic landscapes created by volcanic lava. The time of the excursion around Katutau is 30-60 minutes.

- Another attraction of Kazakhstan that we will visit is a unique tree, whose age is more than 700 years!

- We return for the night to the village of Basshi. You can relax, have dinner and spend your free time in the village.

Second day
(village Basshi-Singing Barkhan-Charyn canyon-village Saty)
- In the morning, we leave the hotel to the unique Singing Dune. You will see an unusual natural phenomenon and be able to hear the special “songs” of the dune, reminiscent of the sounds of an organ.
- After that, we go to the village of Chunya, where we will have a delicious lunch.
- The next location on the route is the famous Charyn Canyon. You will be able to see all the interesting places while trekking through the canyon, accompanied by our guide.
- After the impressions received, we go to the village of Saty and stop for the night in a guesthouse. Dinner and free time in the village of Saty will allow you to quickly restore your strength.
Third day
(village Saty-lake Kaindy-lake Kolsai-Almaty)
-The third day of the trip will show you the most famous lakes in Kazakhstan. From the village of Saty we will go to Kaindy Lake, where we will walk along the coast along the trekking route.
- We are moving to Kolsai Lake. Here we will also walk along the coast, listen to stories related to this location, and then go to Almaty.
In Almaty, our driver will take you to your accommodation or drop you off in any area of the city according to your desire.

Route length - 1270 km, excursion time - 16 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 Zhetysu" 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 stay on the Charyn canyon instead of accommodation in the village. Saty,
- a trip to the second of Kaindy lakes instead of Kolsai lake.

Examples of options: On the 2nd day, you can spend the night in the Charyn Canyon instead of the village of Saty, on the 3rd day, instead of Lake Kaindy, you can go to the second 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 cafe 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 - $300 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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