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Almaty: Charyn Canyon, Kolsay, and Kaindy Lakes Day Trip

Almaty: Charyn Canyon, Kolsay, and Kaindy Lakes Day Trip

We will be waiting for you at Sagadat Nurmagambetov 520 street at the Compass gas station (large parking place). The bus will be waiting from 04.50 to 05.15 a.m. near Burger King fast food. The company is not responsible for rainy weather and conducts the tour regardless of weather conditions. Before the start of the tour, the tourist has the right to reschedule the tour to another date. Meet your guide in Almaty early in the morning and board your comfortable minibus. Ride in comfort to your first stop, Lake Kolsai. Spend about 2.0 hours strolling around this stunning lake and learning about the area. If you wish, take a boat or catamaran ride around the lake (not included). Once you've finished exploring, indulge in a delicious meal at a local cafe (not included). Enjoy traditional fare, including pilaf, Lagman, manti, shish kebab, and salads, before continuing to Lake Kaindy in a Soviet-era UAZ minibus. Spend some time admiring the spruce forest and the crystal-clear water. Pay an additional fee onsite to ride horses to the lake from the nearby village. Next, head to your final stops, the canyons. For several hours, learn about the fascinating geological features that make Charyn Canyon and Black Canyon unique. Admire the grandiose cliffs, gorges, and bright red rock formations in Charyn Canyon. Continue to Black Canyon, filled with black rocks and large caves, before finishing at Moon Canyon, a mysterious and magical location with a moon-like surface, before returning to Almaty.

Almaty: Kolsai Kaindy Lakes & Canyons 2-Day Small-Group Tour

Almaty: Kolsai Kaindy Lakes & Canyons 2-Day Small-Group Tour

Within 2 days you will visit the most famous places of Almaty region - Kolsai and Kaindy Lakes, Charyn and Black Canyons. You will also explore a tranquil place with landscapes of unearthly beauty - Moon Canyon. The itinerary is designed so that you can enjoy the tour without rushing and visit sites at the best time of the day in the best lighting conditions. Our tour guide will show you the best photo spots and tell you interesting information about the places. In the evening you will enjoy a rustic dinner of local cuisine, as well as games and fun around the bonfire. For the night, tourists are accommodated in a yurt (nomadic dwelling), where you will feel the spirit of the nomadic lifestyle, and enjoy the silence away from civilization and unity with nature (accommodation in the house is also possible). Itinerary: Day 1 08:00 Pick-up and departure from Almaty Trip to Charyn Canyon Charyn Canyon "Valley of the Castles", visiting several spots, walking along the bottom of the canyon 1.5 km till Charyn river Lunch in the guesthouse of Saty village Trip to Kolsai Lake Kolsai Lake, walking, horseback-riding or boating (optional), visiting several spots 18:30 Yurt/guesthouse accommodation, dinner Day 2 08:00 Breakfast, check-out Trip to Kaindy Lake Kaindy Lake, hiking or horseback-riding (optional), visiting several spots Lunch in the guesthouse of Saty village Leaving Kolsai Lakes National Park Short stop at Black Canyon Moon Canyon, walking, visiting several spots Way back to Almaty 19:00 Drop-off in Almaty

Almaty: Kolsai Lake and Charyn Canyon Day Trip

Almaty: Kolsai Lake and Charyn Canyon Day Trip

Discover the natural beauty of Kazakhstan on a day trip from Almaty. Visit the Charyn Canyon, Black Canyon, Moon Canyon, and Kolsay Lake. Enjoy a guided tour and round-trip transportation from Almaty. Start your day at our meeting point, which is located in the center of Almaty, near to the state Circus. Meet your guide and hop into your vehicle. Drive to the Charyn Canyon, also known as the Valley of Castles. Admire the unique rock formations and take in the views of the canyon. Head to the Moon Canyon and the Black Canyon. Take in the panoramic views of the Black Canyon. Afterward, drive to Kolsay Lake. Take a walk around the lake and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Finish your time at the lake and begin the drive back to Almaty.

Almaty: Kolsai & Kaindy Lakes with Canyons Small-Group Tour

Almaty: Kolsai & Kaindy Lakes with Canyons Small-Group Tour

This tour is the best way to visit the most popular natural places of Almaty region in 1 day and if you do not have the opportunity to go on a full 2-day tour. Within a day you will visit the TOP natural sites of Almaty region - Charyn Canyon, Black Canyon, Kolsai and Kaindy Lakes. In this regard, this tour has a tight schedule and some sites are not fully visited. Tour itinerary: 06:00 Pick-up and departure from Almaty 08:00 Shortstop for coffee/WC 09:00 Arrival at Charyn Canyon "Valley of the Castles", visiting several spots, walking along the bottom of the canyon 10:10 Departure from Charyn Canyon 10:40 Shortstop at Black Canyon, viewing spot 12:00 Transfer to Kaindy Lake 12:30 Kaindy Lake, short hike, viewing spots 15:10 Lunch in the guesthouse of Saty village 16:00 Transfer to the Lower Kolsai Lake from Saty 16:30 Kolsai Lake, walking, visiting several spots, horseback-riding (optional) 18:00 Leaving Kolsai Lakes National Park, trip to Charyn Canyon 21:00 Shortstop for coffee/WC 22:30 Drop-off in Almaty

Almaty: Big Almaty Lake tour

Almaty: Big Almaty Lake tour

Best place to see around Almaty 100 % guarantee!We will see a beautiful Almaty lake, located on 2500 meters above the sea, learn its history and the mountains surrounding it. Walk around it and look from different sides. Please take comfortable shoes for all terrain walking and passport) Normally we start at 6.30 am, if you want start other time first contact me before booking directly. For questions and last hours booking contact me77O1211O15O. We can include Shymbulak tour or Almarasan by request (please ask for details) Also we can arrange big Almaty lake bike tour or Almaty city tour. We can also discuss any options, and any other places in Kazakhstan to visit. https://www.daotravel.kz/ We always try to give more that you expected

Almaty: Kolsai Lake, Kaindy Lake and Charyn Canyon Day Trip

Almaty: Kolsai Lake, Kaindy Lake and Charyn Canyon Day Trip

Discover Almaty's striking natural landscapes on a bus tour from the city. See lunar-like canyons with serpentine rivers flowing through them, and turquoise lakes with forests surrounding them. From Charyn Canyon to Lake Kolsai, explore six of the region's highlights. Head out of Almaty in the comfort of your van and go to your first stop of the day: Charyn Canyon. Marvel at its red and brown rocks soaring up from then canyon floor, like rocky monoliths surrounding you. Continue your journey to the dramatically different and lush Kolsai Lake. Carry on to Kaiyindy Lake with its sunken forest emerging out of the turquoise waters. Head back to more desert-like surroundings at the Charyn River, which blends greenery with desert. End your tour at the Black and Moon Canyons, with soaring rocks and tall canyon walls, before heading back to Almaty.

Almaty: Issyk Lake Small-Group Tour

Almaty: Issyk Lake Small-Group Tour

Start with pickup from select locations in Almaty and relax on the drive in a climate-controlled minibus. Take in the wilderness on the drive to Lake Issyk which is nestled in a towering gorge in the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains. Join a group tour that includes entry fees to the national park. Arrive at the lake and follow your guide to some of the best spots to capture photos of the water which varies in color from turquoise to dark blue. Visit the lake during the best time of day to capture exceptional photos. Visit the largest archaeological complex of Saki burial mounds, dating back to the VII-III cc. BC. In one of which the Golden Man was discovered - the greatest archaeological discovery of Kazakhstan. Have an excursion to the museum and get acquainted with the history of the ancient powerful tribes - Saki, who once inhabited the territory of Kazakhstan.

From Almaty: Charyn Canyon with Kolsay and Kaindy Lakes Tour

From Almaty: Charyn Canyon with Kolsay and Kaindy Lakes Tour

Kolsay & Kaindy Lakes and Charyn Canyon are the most picturesque destinations and “must visit” attractions in Almaty region that you cover in two day tour. You will have opportunity to visit canyon, enjoy its amazing view, and walk and explore the Castle Valley created by rocks and sands. In just couple of hours from the Canyon, we will change the landscape and appear in mountains, so called Kazakhstani Switzerland. There you will do small trekking around and enjoy pure nature and wonderful Kolsay lakes. Not far from Kolsay, we will visit one of the wonders of Kazakhstan – Kaindy lake. The lake was formed during the earthquake that blocked the river path, which in turn resulted in collection of water on the forest. Tops of the trees still rise above the water creating amazing view that you cannot see anywhere in the world. Itinerary Departure from Almaty 8.00 am 3 hour drive to Charyn Canyon Arrival to the Canyon 11.00 am 2 hours trekking, photo shooting Arrival to Satty Village 2:00 pm Check in, lunch Arrival to Kolsay lake 4:00 pm 2 hours at the lake (hike, horse-riding, photo-shooting Arrival to Satty VIllage 7:00 pm Dinner and free time Day 2: Breakfast 8.00 am Arrival to the Kaiyndy Lake 9.30 am 2 hours tracking, photo shooting Departure to Almaty 12:00 am Arrival to Almaty 3:00 pm What to bring with you: • Warm and preferably waterproof jacket (it might be rainy at that period) • Winter waterproof shoes, preferably for hiking and trekking (shoe sole must not be flat, grass can be a bit slippery) • Cap • Sunscreen, sunglasses • Medicine (if necessary: allergies, personal demand, etc) What is included: Transportation with driver Accommodation with Wi-Fi English speaking guide Water (1 liter per person) Entrance tickets to all national parks Breakfast, lunch, dinner × Personal Expenses × Horse Riding

Almaty: Guided Bar Crawl with Shots

Almaty: Guided Bar Crawl with Shots

Meet your guide in a bar in Almaty's city center. Introduce yourself to the group, then enjoy a welcome shot. Buy a drink and play some ice-breaker games with your fellow bar-crawlers. Chat with your guide about the city. Take in the atmosphere of a bar that attracts locals as well as travellers. Head to your second and third bar. Make the most of more free shots, then purchase yourself drinks from the bar. Continue getting to know the group with more games. Pose for photos taken by your guide. After visiting your fourth bar, go to a nightclub. Dance the night away with your new friends.

Magnificent Almaty: day tour - Charyn Canyon, Kolsai Lakes

Magnificent Almaty: day tour - Charyn Canyon, Kolsai Lakes

06:00-06:30 Gathering Gathering place: Radostovets, 292 (parking near Magnum) 10:00 – 10:15 Zhalanash hills (bonus location) A picturesque clearing in the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau, where you can enjoy the fresh air, the beauty of nature and get unforgettable impressions of the blooming poppy fields against the backdrop of monumental mountains. 11:00 – 14:30 Kolsai A picturesque mountain reservoir in the Tien Shan Mountains at an altitude of 2,800 meters. One of the most beautiful places among the mountain lakes of Kazakhstan. 15:00-15:20 Black Canyon We will visit a gorge with steep limestone walls on the right bank of the Malaya Almatinka River. The most picturesque place in the southern capital. A walk in this place will give you a feeling of unreality and help you escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. 16:00-18:20 Charyn Canyon An amazing natural monument that attracts tourists with its beauty and grandeur. The length of the canyon is 154 km, and the height of the rocky walls is up to 300 m. 21:00 We are going back to the city

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