Choosing this trip you can compare modern sites with historical heritage of Central Asia. This tour is combined with modern developed Kazakhstan.
Arrival to Almaty. Meeting with English speaking guide. You will get acquainted with Almaty's history and see the Ascension Cathedral – the second highest wooden building in the world. Afterwards you will visit the Museum of Musical Instruments. Then we will drive to Medeo. It is an ice stadium located in the mountains. In the afternoon will drive to the “Hawks nursery”. At this place people train hawks, eagles, golden eagles to hunt together with them. In the evening drive to KokTebe to see the panorama view of Almaty. Night will be in a hotel.
After breakfast – transfer to Tamgaly Tas.
TamgalyTas is a famous monument of ancient rock carvings – petroglyphs. They are likely to be carved more than two thousand years ago, approximately in XVI-XIV centuries BC. Among the depicted images there are mysterious Gods and Buddhistic inscriptions, widely known among experts of Indian culture. Archaeologists suggest that there used to be a sacred Buddhist temple, used for prayer and meditation by local people. In addition, TamgalyTas has preserved ancient Turkic runic inscriptions of VIII-IX centuries, which might be left by Kipchaks.
Besshatyr and the ‘Stonehenge’ of Kazakh Steppes
Another attraction of Altyn-Emel Nature Park is Besshatyr – a complex of five royal burial mounds, which look like natural hills, above 20 metres each. According to historians, Saka (Scythian) rulers of VI-III centuries BC are buried there.
Trip on Singing Dune in park the Altyn-Emel.
Transfer to the hotel Return to AltynEmel hotel. Dinner and overnignt in AltynEmel.
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Drive to Kolsay lakes.
Kaindy Lake (birch lake) is situated among magnificent pine forest at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level and is famous for its origin. It was formed in 1911 due to the powerful earthquake that triggered the landslide blocked the alley by the natural dam, and the water has flooded the valley. The water of the lake is very cold, that is why the needles of the flooded trees are well preserved and clearly visible through the transparent surface of the water, and dry stems of fir trees overlook the water surface, like the masts of the submarine squadron. Transfer to Saty settlement, accommodation in the guest house. Dinner. Overnight in guest house.
Breakfast. Departure to Almaty at 09:00am. Sightseeing at Charyn Canyon on the way.
Charyn Canyon is a natural complex, unique in its kind not only in Kazakhstan but also worldwide. It was formed during Paleogene and reminds the Grand Canyon of Colorado River in North America, although inferior to it in size. The height of the steep slopes of the canyon is up to 150-300 meters. Extraordinary dissection of the terrain is striking: the numerous ravines form a dense, chaotic network. Wind and water have created the beautiful "Valley of Castles", where you are always surrounded by the fancy towers composed of sedimentary rocks. The length of the valley - more than 2 km, width - 20-80 meters. Arrival to Almaty at 19:00 and dinner in a local restaurant.
Overnight in Almaty.
Breakfast. Flight to Tashkent. Meeting at the airport by English speaking guide.
The visit of sightseeings of the capital:
Overnight in Tashkent.
Breakfast Flight to Urgench at 7: 00 arrival at 8: 40 Drive to Khiva – a museum city of 2500 years old, where you can see only historical monuments built in different époques. Accommodation to the hotel.
The visit of sightseeings of the city considered as (Museum under the sky):
Overnight in Khiva.
Breakfast .Drive to Bukhara which is famous under the name (Kubbat al Islam)-the dome of Islam. (450 km)
Lunch-picnic on the way in desert.
Arrival at the evening. Accommodation to the hotel. Free -time
Overnight in Bukhara
Breakfast. The visit of sightseeing’s of the city:
Dinner. Folklor show in Nodir Devanbegi medressah.
Overnight in Bukhara.
Breakfast. Drive to Samarkand historical capital who is 2750 years old.
Accommodation to the hotel.
The visit of sightseeings of the city:
Overnight in Samarkand.
Drive to Shakhrisabz native city of Great Timur.
Drive back to Samarkand
Overnight in Samarkand
Breakfast. Continue of tour:
Transfer to railway station to take a train to Tashkent.
Accommodation to the hotel.
Overnight in Tashkent
Breakfast. Transfer to airport and flight home.