Discovery Central Kazakhstan tour /10 days/
This itinerary provides a mix of city exploration, nature reserves, and national parks, offering a diverse experience of Kazakhstan's landscapes and culture. Adjustments can be made based on your preferences and the available time.
- Category: Cultural and Adventure tours
- Available: May to October
- Duration: 10 day, 9 night
- Destination: Central part of Kazakhstan
A knowledgeable and experienced guide will accompany the group throughout the journey, proficient in Chinese, English, or Russian languages. The guide, a native Kazakh, possesses in-depth local knowledge and is well-equipped to handle any requests, ensuring that your holiday becomes an unforgettable experience.
For maximum comfort during touring days, the trip includes high-level, latest model, air-conditioned private 4WD vehicles. This ensures a smooth and enjoyable travel experience as you explore the diverse landscapes of Kazakhstan.
Dining experiences in Kazakhstan will feature fine American, European, and Central Asian cuisine at reputable restaurants. The country's diet, centered around mutton, beef, rice, and noodles, will form the basis of your meals. However, trail rations may include a variety of items such as vegetables, eggs, peanut butter, cheese, and, on occasion, yak!
TOUR PACKAGE PRICE
|Group size||1 pax||2-3 pax||4-6 pax||7-9 pax||10-12 pax||13-15 pax||More than 16 pax|
|No||Include service||Exclude service||Include service of Meals|
|1||Vehicle with a driver.||Items of personal nature||Lunch, Dinner|
|2||English speaking guide||Beverages, alcoholic drinks, bar bills, laundry||Per day 3 bottle water for per person /1,5 liter/|
|3||Airport shuttle||Travel and insurance||One time Kazakh traditional food /Bes barmaq/|
|4||Lunch, Dinner||International transportation|
|6||Accommodation/Tourist camps and Hotel/||Optional activities|
|7||Single supplement /For Hotel or Tourist camp/|
|8||Gratuity for the tour team|
Day 1 - Astana City:
Welcome to Astana, the vibrant capital of Kazakhstan, where a day of exploration awaits you.
- Arrive in Astana.
- Check into your accommodation for a comfortable stay.
- Freshen up and take some time to rest.
- Begin your exploration of Astana by venturing into the city center.
- Visit key landmarks that showcase the city's unique architecture and cultural significance.
- Marvel at the Baiterek Tower, an iconic symbol offering panoramic views of Astana.
- Explore the Nur-Astana Mosque, a splendid display of Islamic architecture.
- Pass by the Presidential Palace, a hub of government and administration.
- Immerse yourself in the local culinary scene with a delicious meal at a traditional restaurant.
- Take a leisurely stroll along the Ishim River, enjoying the city lights and serene atmosphere.
- Explore local markets or shops, where you can discover unique items and experience the local culture.
This day in Astana promises a perfect blend of cultural exploration, architectural marvels, and the chance to savor the local atmosphere. Enjoy your time in this dynamic and important city!
Day 2 - Astana City Tour:
Embark on a comprehensive guided city tour, immersing yourself in the rich cultural and historical tapestry of the destination. Explore notable landmarks and visit museums or art galleries, with a highlight being the National Museum of Kazakhstan.
- Begin your day with a guided city tour, delving into the cultural and historical sites that define the area.
- Visit museums or art galleries, such as the National Museum of Kazakhstan, to gain deeper insights into the region's history and artistic heritage.
- Enjoy a delightful lunch at a local eatery, savoring the flavors of the local cuisine.
- Optionally, explore the Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center, a unique architectural marvel and a hub for leisure and entertainment.
- Take a leisurely break at a local park, offering a serene environment to unwind and appreciate the surroundings.
- Conclude your day with dinner at a traditional Kazakh restaurant, where you can indulge in authentic dishes and experience the warm hospitality of the region.
This guided city tour promises a day filled with exploration, cultural enrichment, and delightful culinary experiences. Enjoy the diverse facets of the destination, from its museums to entertainment centers, and savor the unique flavors that make it special.
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Day 3 – Khorgalzhyn Nature Reserve:
Embark on a journey to the Khorgalzhyn Nature Reserve, a haven of biodiversity and natural beauty. Enroute, make a poignant stop at the Alzhur Memorial Complex to pay respects and gain insights into its significance.
- Travel to the Khorgalzhyn Nature Reserve, enjoying the scenic landscapes along the way.
- Make a meaningful visit to the Alzhur Memorial Complex, absorbing its historical and cultural importance.
- Explore the Khorgalzhyn Nature Reserve, renowned for its diverse bird species and pristine landscapes.
- Engage in a guided nature walk or bird-watching tour, immersing yourself in the tranquil surroundings.
- Learn about the conservation efforts dedicated to preserving the unique ecosystem of the reserve.
- If available, partake in a campfire dinner experience, creating memorable moments in the heart of nature.
This day at the Khorgalzhyn Nature Reserve promises a blend of cultural exploration, wildlife appreciation, and a connection with the efforts to conserve this precious natural habitat. Enjoy the serenity and biodiversity that define this remarkable destination.
|150km||Asphalt||2 hours||Hotel or Guest house||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
Day 4 – Burabay National Park:
Embark on a scenic transfer to Burabay National Park, a natural gem waiting to be explored. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Lake Burabay and visit Bolektau Mountain for panoramic views.
- Begin your day with a picturesque transfer to Burabay National Park, soaking in the natural landscapes along the way.
- Explore the stunning beauty of Lake Burabay, marveling at its tranquil waters and surrounding landscapes.
- Visit Bolektau Mountain to enjoy scenic views of the park and its diverse terrain.
- Opt for outdoor activities like hiking or horseback riding, allowing you to experience the park's natural wonders in an active and immersive way.
This day in Burabay National Park promises a harmonious blend of natural exploration and optional outdoor adventures. Enjoy the serenity of Lake Burabay and the panoramic vistas from Bolektau Mountain, creating lasting memories in the heart of this pristine natural sanctuary.
|300km||Asphalt||4 hours||Hotel or Tourist camp||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
Day 5 – Burabay National Park:
Embark on a day of exploration and cultural immersion as you discover the geological wonders and historical sites of the region.
- Zheke-Batyr Rock: Explore the fascinating rock formations of Zheke-Batyr. Delve into the geological history and legends associated with these captivating rocks.
- Okzhetpes Rock: Visit Okzhetpes Rock, celebrated for its unique camel-like shape. Capture memorable photos and marvel at the natural beauty of this distinctive formation.
- Kenesary Cave: Discover the historical Kenesary Cave, linked to the Kazakh folk hero Kenesary Khan. Explore the cave's chambers and gain insights into its cultural significance.
- Cultural Performance: Immerse yourself in the rich traditions of Kazakhstan with a traditional Kazakh cultural performance. Enjoy the music, dance, and art that reflect the cultural heritage of the region.
- Farewell Dinner: Conclude your day with a heartfelt farewell dinner, savoring the local flavors and reminiscing about the experiences shared during your journey.
This day promises a blend of natural wonders, historical exploration, and cultural delights, offering a fitting conclusion to your memorable adventure.
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Day 6 – Ekibastuz City:
Embark on a journey to Ekibastuz, a city renowned for its coal mining industry. Immerse yourself in the local culture by exploring key attractions and delving into the city's rich history. Conclude your day with a delightful dinner at a local restaurant.
- Begin your journey to Ekibastuz, taking in the changing landscapes along the way.
- Explore the city of Ekibastuz, gaining insights into its significant coal mining industry and its impact on the region.
- Visit local attractions that showcase the city's history and cultural heritage.
- Enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of the region and reflecting on the day's discoveries.
This day in Ekibastuz promises a mix of industrial exploration, cultural immersion, and culinary delights. Dive into the unique character of the city and appreciate its role in the economic landscape of Kazakhstan.
|250km||Asphalt||3 hours||Hotel or Guest house||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
Day 7 – Bayan Auyl national park:
Embark on a memorable adventure as you arrive at the park entrance or visitor center, ready to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Follow these steps for a seamless experience:
- Arrive at the park entrance or visitor center, marking the beginning of your outdoor escapade.
Check-In and Information Gathering:
- Check in at the entrance or visitor center, obtaining a map and essential information about the park's rules and regulations.
- Consider joining a guided tour to enrich your understanding of the park's history, geography, and wildlife. Alternatively, attend an orientation session if available.
- Choose a moderate trail that suits the preferences and capabilities of your group.
- Take your time to enjoy the diverse flora and fauna that the park has to offer. Capture the beauty of the surroundings and embrace the serenity of nature.
- Set up camp at a designated site if you're camping, or check into your accommodation if available within the park.
- Enjoy a delightful evening meal, whether prepared at the campsite or savored at a nearby restaurant. Reflect on the day's explorations and anticipate the adventures that lie ahead.
This well-planned approach ensures a smooth and enjoyable experience as you connect with the wonders of the park and create lasting memories in the heart of nature.
|150km||Asphalt||2 hours||Hotel or Tourist camp||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
Day 8 – Bayan Auyl national park:
Make the most of your day in the park with a focus on wildlife observation, scenic appreciation, and immersive experiences. Follow these steps for a fulfilling outdoor adventure:
Morning Wildlife Observation:
- Rise early for prime wildlife observation. Equip yourself with binoculars and a camera to capture the beauty of the park's inhabitants.
- Adhere to any specific wildlife viewing guidelines provided by the park to ensure a respectful and non-intrusive experience.
- Visit notable scenic points or landmarks within the park, taking in breathtaking views and capturing memorable photographs.
- Take your time to appreciate the natural beauty surrounding you, embracing the tranquility of the environment.
Picnic or Lunch Break:
- Pack a picnic or enjoy lunch at a designated area, savoring a meal amidst the beauty of nature.
Relaxation and Recreational Activities:
- Relax and soak in the surroundings, engaging in recreational activities like bird watching, photography, or fishing if permitted within the park.
- Find a good spot to view the sunset, witnessing the changing colors of the sky as the day comes to a close.
- Reflect on your experiences in the park, appreciating the connection with nature and the unique moments encountered throughout the day.
This well-rounded approach ensures a day filled with wildlife encounters, scenic wonders, and opportunities for relaxation and reflection in the heart of the park.
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Day 9: Back to Astana City
Conclude your park adventure and return to Astana for a final day of exploration and relaxation. Make the most of your time with last-minute shopping, city exploration, and a heartfelt farewell dinner.
- Travel back to Astana from the park, enjoying the scenery during your journey.
- Use your free time for last-minute shopping, exploring any remaining city attractions, or revisiting your favorite spots.
- Gather for a farewell dinner, savoring the local cuisine and reflecting on the memories created during your journey.
This day provides a perfect balance of leisure and cultural experiences, allowing you to bid farewell to the park adventure and the city of Astana with cherished memories.
|500km||Highway||6 hours||Hotel||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
Day 10: Departure
Enjoy your final day in Astana with leisure time for personal pursuits. Take the opportunity to explore the city at your own pace or engage in last-minute activities. Later, depart from Astana, carrying with you the memories of your experiences in this vibrant and dynamic destination.