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Excursions and tours around Almaty region

From this section, you will get information about excursions to the most picturesque places in the suburbs of the city of Almaty and Almaty region, with an average duration of 1-2 days.

From all regions of Kazakhstan, relatively monotonous in climatic characteristics, the Almaty region is very diverse. The region, located between the lake Balkhash and the Zailiyskiy Alatau mountains, includes five climatic zones. Such conditions are equally suitable for the development of agriculture and cattle breeding. Here you can see everything: rivers changing by sands, mountains with their peaks in the sky, passing into green plains and golden steppes. The territory of the region includes two reserves and five natural parks.

Choosing excursions from this section you will admire majestic mountains, unique Charyn canyon, mysterious rock paintings, the most beautiful mountain lakes, sand dunes etc. 

Big Almaty Lake

Choosing this tour you will make a wonderful trip to a mountain lake. BAL is a great place to rest from the city noise, smog and stuffiness. You can walk around the lake and up the gorge, enjoy the cool mountain air and picturesque landscapes.

Issyk lake and Turgenskiy waterfall

The surroundings of Almaty are rich in historical and natural sights. Choosing this excursion, you can visit the museum-reserve of the Issyk city, where a golden man was found, a beautiful lake and a tumultuous Medvezhiy waterfall, as well as visit Assy plateau and an ostrich farm or trout farm.  

Charyn canyon

Choosing this tour you will make a fantastic trip to one of the most unique natural monuments of Kazakhstan – the Charyn canyon. Historically, the canyon of the Charyn River was formed at the same time as the Great Canyon of Colorado in the USA, which is famous all over the world.

The Charyn canyon, which has existed for over 12 million years, makes a strong impression with its splendor. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the panorama of the canyon and touch the mysterious structures of the Valley of castles and Witches, created by nature itself.

Kolsai and Kaindy lakes

Choosing this tour, you will make an exciting two-day trip to the mountain lakes of amazing beauty. This is a great place to relax among incredible views and clean air away from the city with an overnight stay in guest houses in Saty village.

Hot-water springs

Choosing this tour you will go to health resorts of Almaty region. Hot-water springs, or thermal waters, are numerous in the vicinity of the village of Chundzha. Thermal springs are used as a folk remedy for many ailments since ancient times. The costs for recreation vary depending on the choice of recreation center or sanatorium.

Balkhash

Choosing this tour you will have an unforgettable journey to the unique Balkhash lake. On the coast of the lake there are many recreation centers, where tourists are provided with a variety of entertainment. In the summer you can relax on the beach or go fishing, and in the winter you can go skiing or snowmobile.

Altyn-Emel

Choosing this tour you will make an unforgettable three-day trip to the state national natural park Altyn-Emel. You can get acquainted with the unique flora and fauna of the national park, enjoy the scenery of the Singing sand dune, the picturesque mountains of Aktau and Kutautau, see one of the largest water reservoirs of Kazakhstan, as well as visit the Charyn Canyon.

Bartogai

Choosing this tour you will have a day trip to the impressive Bartogaiskiy water reservoir. You can easily travel there with children. You can take a break from the city bustle and stuffiness to enjoy the fresh air, picturesque landscapes, see the unique river fountain and just go fishing in the summer.

Tamgaly-Tas

Choosing this tour, you will have an exciting one-day trip to the natural monument of Kazakh culture under the open air. You can see a huge number of petroglyphs, rock drawings of mysterious gods and Buddhist inscriptions, as well as a stone with carved runic inscriptions of Kipchaks dating back to the VIII-th century.

Kapchagai

Choosing this tour, you will have an amazing day trip to a small town located on the banks of the Kapchagai water reservoir, on the Ili River. Kapchagai water reservoir is one of the largest in Kazakhstan. This is the most visited place in Almaty region. This place is good for fishing and swimming. There is the national nature park Altyn-Emel on the northern bank of the Kapchagai reservoir.