Khorgalzhyn national park - Photography pink Flamingo tour /5 days/
Exploring Khorgalzhyn National Park to capture the beauty of pink flamingos is an exciting photographic adventure. Here's a suggested itinerary for a photography tour focusing on pink flamingos in Khorgalzhyn National Park:
- Category: Filming and Photography tour
- Available: May to October
- Duration: 5 day, 5 nights
- Destination: Central part of Kazakhstan
Ensure you bring appropriate photography equipment, including a telephoto lens for capturing distant flamingos and a wide-angle lens for landscape shots.
Dress in layers, as temperatures can vary. Comfortable clothing for outdoor activities is recommended.
Follow all safety guidelines provided by the park authorities and your local guides.
Utilize the knowledge of local guides and experts to maximize your photographic opportunities.
Be flexible with your schedule to adapt to weather conditions and the behavior of the flamingos.
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: Arrival in Astana city
Arrive in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, and seamlessly transfer to your chosen accommodation. Check-in and take a moment to rest, recharging for the exciting experiences that await you. Begin your photography tour with an informative session introducing you to the equipment and techniques essential for capturing the essence of Astana through your lens.
As evening descends upon the city, venture out to explore Astana's illuminated landscapes. The unique blend of modern architecture and cultural landmarks provides a captivating backdrop for your evening shots. This initial exploration sets the stage for the photographic journey ahead, allowing you to familiarize yourself with Astana's distinctive visual appeal and prepare for the days of photography that lie ahead.
Day 2: Transfer to Khorgalzhyn National Park
Start your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel, fueling up for the exciting adventures ahead. Embark on a scenic drive to Khorgalzhyn National Park, a journey that unfolds the diverse landscapes of Kazakhstan. Upon arrival (approximately 2-3 hours), check in to your comfortable accommodation within the park.
Take part in an orientation session, acquainting yourself with the park's facilities and learning about the prime photography spots. As the sun begins its descent, immerse yourself in an enchanting evening photography session, capturing the vivid hues of the sunset over the vast steppe. This initial foray into Khorgalzhyn National Park sets the tone for the photographic exploration that awaits you in this unique and pristine environment.
|150km||Asphalt||2 hours||Hotel or Guest house||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
Day 3-4: Flamingo Photography Sessions
Over the next few full days, immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world of flamingos with early morning photography sessions designed to capture the ethereal beauty of sunrise and the morning activities of these graceful birds. Guided by local experts well-versed in the habits and habitats of flamingos, embark on insightful tours through different sections of the park, ensuring diverse and captivating photography opportunities.
Continue your photographic exploration into the afternoons, skillfully capturing the flamingos in various light conditions that showcase their radiant plumage. Throughout this immersive experience, take breaks for meals and well-deserved moments of rest, ensuring you're ready to seize every photographic opportunity Khorgalzhyn National Park has to offer.
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Day 5: Exploration and Farewell
Conclude your photography tour with a final sunrise session, capturing the first light as it bathes the landscape in a warm glow. Optionally, indulge in a short exploration of other bird species within the park, adding a diverse array of subjects to your photographic collection.
Following lunch at the accommodation, carefully pack up your photography equipment as you prepare to bid farewell to the breathtaking landscapes of Khorgalzhyn National Park. Embark on the journey back to Astana city, where a farewell dinner awaits, providing the perfect setting to share and review some of the best shots captured during this enriching photography tour.
|500km||Highway||6 hours||Hotel||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
Day 6: Departure
Enjoy your final moments in Astana with free time for leisure, perhaps revisiting favorite spots or exploring new ones. As your unforgettable journey comes to an end, prepare for departure from Astana with cherished memories and experiences to carry with you.