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Classical Kazakhstan

Duration: 8 days, 8 nights.
Level of difficulty:
Best Season: from April till October 
Group Size: not limited
Trip Features: overland travel, history, culture, sightseeing, walking.

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Km/day  Detailed itinerary Meals Accomodation

Arrival. Almaty sightseeing tour.
Upon arrival meeting with your guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Have a rest and get ready for Almaty city tour.
After lunch we start Almaty sightseeing tour.
We also will see Central Museum with Ethnographic and Archaeological departments and we will see the Independence Monument in Republic Square, Central mosque.
After execution we drive back to the hotel.

B Voyage 4*
100 km both ways / 1,5 hours
Almaty city Issyk Kurgan Almaty city.
In the morning we start driving to Issyk architectural complex. 50 km of the way and we visit famous mound and museum.
Situated in eastern Scythia just north of Sogdiana, the kurgan contained a skeleton, warrior's equipment, and assorted funerary goods, including 4,000 gold ornaments.
Afternoon transfer back to Almaty city. Lunch in a local cafe/restaurant.
After lunch half day city tour. Visit Park of 28 Panfilovs fighters, Zenkov Cathedral and War Memorial complex. At the same area we will see National Instruments museum and get acquaint with local traditional music.
Then transfer to Green Bazaar, walking around, spending time till the evening flight to Shymkent city (subject to change).
Upon arrival to Shymkent city, transfer to hotel. Rest.
B Shymkent 4*
420 km/
7-8 hours
Shymkent city Otrar settlements Turkestan town Shymkent city.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Otrar Region. Sightseeing at Local History Museum "Otrar", Arystan-Bab Mausoleum (teacher and spiritual mentor of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi), and archaeological site of the ancient settlement of Otrar.
Transfer to Turkestan. Sightseeing at "Azret-Sultan" historical and architectural complex, Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Turkestan ancient settlement, Necropolis, a fragment of the fortress wall, citadel with gates, Hammam, Hilvet underground mosque.
Transfer back to Shymkent (170 km).
Dinner and accommodation in a hotel. Rest.                             
Shymkent 4*
 4 105 km/ 1,5 hours
Shymkent city Sairam village Aksu Jabagly Natural Park.
Transfer to Sairam Settlement (160 km). Sightseeing at Ibrahim-Ata Mausoleum, Karashash-Ana Mausoleum, and medieval minaret.
Transfer to the foot of Kazygurt mountains. Sightseeing at Kamekalgan sacred place, Kazygurt mountain, "Noah's Ark", sanctifying rocks "Adam and Eve", stone statues of animals, the magic stone "Dastarkhan".
Continue drive to Asku Jabagly NP. Accommodation. Free time walking around the natural park. Dinner and overnight.
 5 105 km/ 1,5 hours
Aksu Jabagly Natural Park Shymkent city. Flight to Astana city.
Today we have half day to explore Aksu Jabagly NP and have lunch here.
Afternoon transfer back to Shymkent city. Evening transfer to the airport. Night flight to Astana city. KC 342  (Every day)  CIT - TSE    D 2245 A 0035+1
Upon arrival accommodation in a hotel. Rest.
King 4*
Astana city.
Full day sightseeing tour in Astana city.
The tour starts with visiting historical center of the city. You will see the Constitution Square, where the president of Kazakhstan N.A.Nazarbayev announced the decision of transferring the capital of the country from Almaty to Astana.
Visiting one of the most beautiful buildings in the city's architecture - Presidential Centre of Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Then you take the elevator to the top of the Astana-Baiterek monument.
After lunch in one of the capital's restaurants and crossing Ishym river, you will get to the Kazakh Eli Square. There you will visit another unique project - the Palace of Peace and Accord. Final point of the excursion will be the Palace of Independence, where you can look at the far-reaching plans of the development of Astana in the hall "Layout Astana until 2030".
Return to the hotel.
Overnight in the hotel.
B  King 4*
 7 80 km/1 hour
Astana city ALZHYR complex Astana city.
Today excursion to ALZHIR camp.
In this camp there were the wives with the mark MCTF member of country traitors family.
After excursion transfer back to Astana city. Free time at leisure to explore the city. Dinner and overnight.
B  King 4*
Astana city airport.

Morning transfer to the airport. Flight back home.

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