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Kazakhstan Explorer

Duration of this Trip 9 Days Priced From $4,799 per person

Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country in the world with a welcome just as wide! At over a million square miles, Kazakhstan has it all: mountains and glaciers, vast steppes and desert, urban centers and remote villages, and over a hundred and twenty nationalities. Stunning landscapes and ancient architecture conjure images of nomads and warriors, falconry and poetry, silk-robed horsemen and exotic beauty. Let yourself be charmed by this unexpected and unexplored paradise!

At a Glance

Duration

9 Days

Priced From

$4,799 per person

Departures

The tour can be provided from May till November


Itinerary

Day 01: Almaty
Day 02-03 : Shymkent-Turkestan
Day 04: Kzyl-Orda
Day 05-07:Baikanur
Day 08: Kzyl-Orda
Day 09: Astana
Day 10: Departure

Itinerary

Day 01 Almaty

Arrival in Almaty. Breakfast. Sightseeing tour: Panfilov Park, the Cathedral, the museum of national musical instruments. Explore Medeo gorge. Transfer by car to railway-station of Almaty and take overnight train to Shymkent city.

Day 02-03 Shymkent - Turkestan

Arrival in Shymkent. Breakfast. Sightseeing drive to Shaulder village – Otrar ruins. Discover the Otrar ruins and visit Arstanbab mausoleum (XII c.). Drive to Turkestan city (64 km). Accommodation at the hotel. Visit Akhmed Yassavi complex which includes mausoleums, mosques and Turkish hammams.

Day 04 Turkestan - Kzyl-Orda

Breakfast.Scenic drive to Kzyl-Orda city (296 km) through ancient fortress of Turkestan. Photo opportunities in Sairan which was once the capital of White Orda. Accommodation. Dinner at local restaurant.

Day 05 Kzyl-Orda - Baikonur

Breakfast. Visit railway-station tour and explore Kzyl-Orda ancient city located in the heart of Silk Road. From 1925 to 1929 years Kzyl-Orda was the capital of Kazakhstan. Sightseeing drive to Baikonur (267 km). through the ancient settlement Korkyt-Ata, the museum city. This architectural complex is dedicated to philosopher and thinker of Kazakh people, founder of Kazakh stringed and bow music, Korkyt-Ata. Arrival in Baikonur. Accommodation. Dinner at the national house.

Day 06 Baikonur

Discover Baikonur cosmodrome including the complex "Proton", "Energia" (Energy) rocket and space ship "Buran". Transfer by car to the test complex of carrier-rocket "Soyuz". Drive to Gagarin's start, named after the famous cosmonaut. Sightseeing tour: the museum, the memorial house of Gagarin and memorial house of general constructor Sergey Korolev . Dinner.

Day 07 Baikonur

Walking along the alley of cosmonauts, visit to the sports center of cosmonauts. Contunue the sightseeing tour around Baikonur city. Visit the museum of cosmodrome history, monuments to pioneers, Yuriy Gagarin, General Shubnikov (head of Baikonur city construction), General Nedelin. Visit the international space school, City Square and Gagarin's summerhouse near Syr-Darya river

Day 08 Baikonur - Kzyl Orda

Drive to Kzyl Orda. Opportunity to photograph the beautiful valleys of Kazakhstan. Arrival. Take a flight to Astana.

Day 09 Astana

Visit administrative center of Astana on the left bank of Esil River, the Presidents Residence "Oq Orda", the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, symbol of Astana "Bayterek". Farewell dinner.

Day 10  Departure from Astana

Land Tour Costs

From $4,799 for 6-10 travelers

Single Supplement

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Scheduled Departures

The tour can be provided from May till November

Trip Highlights

  • Visit Sairam, the old capital of the Mongolian White Horde, and Kzyl-Orda, the old capital of Kazakhstan!
  • Explore Soviet Kazakh culture as you tour Baikonur's cosmodrome and space museums!
  • Be amazed by Astana, Kazakhstan's desert oasis, complete with newly built skyscrapers and administrative centers!

Visited Countries

Kazakhstan!

Visited Cities & Places

Almaty, Shymkent, Turkestan, Kyzyl-Orda, Baikonur, Kzyl Orda, Astana

Suggested Extensions

The jewels of three Central Asia Stans

Reading Lists

The Jewels of Three Central Asia Stans, Gems of Kyrgyzstan, Wonders of the China Silk Road

What's Included

  • Visa support
  • Ground Transportation (air-conditioned coach bus)
  • English-speaking guide/escort
  • Hotel accommodation in double room
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Entrance fees to museums and monuments
  • Permits to enter Cosmodrome Baykonur

What's Not Included

  • International Flights
  • Some meals
  • Consulare visa fees

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Kazakhstan Explorer Tour

A 9 day tour available as scheduled group tour or as custom private tour

Scheduled Departures

The tour can be provided from May till November

Land Tour Costs

From $4,799 for 6-10 travelers

Single Supplement

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