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The Divine Edge

 The Divine Edge, Kazakhstan Tours

The Divine Edge

Day 1: Nur-Sultan
Today you will start your wonderful tour. And at the airport your driver will pick you up. Then you will drive to Nur-Sultan. Nur-Sultan today is a modern city of the Eurasian continent. It looks like a fabulous oasis in the middle of the endless Kazakh steppes. You are going to explore following sights: the Constitution Square, Museum of the First President, the largest and unique shopping center Khan Shatyr. After that you will go to the lift to the top of the Astana-Baiterek monument that was installed on the Central Square in 2002. Then you will cross Ishym river and get to the Kazakh Eli Square. There you will visit another unique project - the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation that was built in 2006 for the sessions of the international Congress on world religions and religious tolerance held in Astana, and also see the extraordinary beauty of Khazret Sultan mosque the main mosque of the capital, which is the second largest in Central Asia. And the remarkable highlight of the tour will be National Museum of History of Kazakhstan. Then you will head on to the hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Nur-Sultan - Ethno village - Nur-Sultan
By the will of fortune, the Kazakh nation was at the intersection of Eastern and Western cultures, and that is why Kazakhstan is a country of abundant cultural inheritance. There is no better path to comprehend the Kazakh traditional culture than the gastronomic sense of self-cooking traditional dishes and getting to know the secrets of customary culinary skill that you will acquire during this tour. You will have a chance to contribute to the production process of a very old Kazakh musical instrument, the pride and treasure of the Great Steppe - ‘sazsyrnay'. There is no stories about the Great Kazakh steppe without mention the yurt- a traditional dwelling of the nomads. A Yurt is a Kazakh dwelling, a convenient and practical house that is easy to assemble and transport during nomadic transitions from pasture to pasture. In course of the tour you will have a unique opportunity to try the construction process. In the end of the tour you will enjoy to try on the Kazakh national clothes and dance the national dance "Kara zhorga". After you will discover EXPO museum (is not accessible on Mondays) and the triumphal arch "Mangilik El". To conclude excursion you will move to the hotel.

Day 3: Nur-Sultan - Almaty
Today you will transfer for a flight to Almaty. Almaty is the largest city in Kazakhstan, located in the South-East of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau. You will begin your tour with the remarkable attractions in central part of Almaty. You will explore the popular place - the Green Bazaar**, the most colorful and striking in its diversity. The next destination will be - Panfilov Park, the territory of the Park is 18 hectares. The Park is a memorial, was founded in 1942-in memory of the feat performed by 28 Panfilov heroes in the defense of Moscow. En route you will observe one of the most beautiful wooden buildings in the world - Zenkov Cathedral. Also you will visit the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame. In the second part of the tour you will explore the Medeu Gorge, popular all the world mountain skating rink- the world's largest high-altitude complex for winter sports with the largest area of artificial ice field and the dam.  Afterwards you will move to the Kok-Tobe hill it is the highest point of the city of Almaty. It is also a favorite holiday destination for residents and visitors of the city. Kok-Tobe offers many attractions, an amusement Park and restaurants. Kok-Tobe is connected to the city by a cable car, climbing which you can see the entire city at a glance. At the foot of the mountain is a TV tower, 372 meters high, which is visible from all over the city. To conclude the tour you will have the short by the famous Almaty cableway. Then you will transfer to the city. Night will be in the hotel.

Day 4: Almaty - Charyn - Almaty
Charyn canyon is a picturesque deep gorge in Kazakhstan, stretching for 154 km along the valley of the Charyn river, near the border with China and Kyrgyzstan. Similar to fortress towers, reddish rocks and precipices with a depth of 150 to 300 m impress everyone. Considering the size and geological features of the Charyn canyon, it is often spoken of as the "younger brother" of one of the largest gorges on the planet - the American Grand Canyon. You will have a chance to observe "Valley of Castles" red-orange rocks really resemble fairy-tale buildings. And they make a particularly strong impression at sunrise, during sunset, as well as in the ghostly moonlight.  Some remnants remind faces and figures of people, others look like slender towers and fortress walls. Around them there is a whole network of small gullies. The length of the valley is more than 2 km, width - 20-80 meters. Then you will drive back to the city. Night you will spend on the hotel.

Day 5: Flight
Transfer to airport.

 

Transport:
02 pax - Sedan
04 pax - Minivan
06-08 pax - Minivan in Nur-Sultan; Minibus in Almaty
10 pax - Sprinter


Price per person:
02 pax - 700 $
04 pax - 500 $
06 pax - 395 $
08 pax - 335 $
10 pax - 315 $
Single - 70 $

Half board - 100 $ per person
Full board - 180 $ per person

English speaking guide - 555 $ per group

Flight Nur-Sultan - Almaty - from 60 $ per person

 

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Nur-Sultan - "Ibis" Hotel 3*
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour            

Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide
- Domestic flight Nur-Sultan - Almaty