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09:00 - 21:00


Caryn canyon

You will visit:

• Charyn canyon
Canyon is located in 195 km.to the east from Almaty. The Charyn canyon is included in the territory of the Charyn National Park. The Charyn canyon is a natural monument, built of sedimentary rocks, whose age is about 12 million years.

Your journey
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.

Tour details
Duration – 1 day;
when to visit – April-October;
Charyn canyon is 200 km. far from Almaty;
transport – bus/ car;
Important information
Please, wear comfortable clothes and appropriate shoes;
take sunglasses and sun protection cream.
Tour inclusions:
trasnsfer to Charyn canyon and back;
the stories and services of a guide;
services of a photographer.


Taking this tour in 3 hours you will overcome 200 km path. On the way, you will get acquainted with the history and nature of this wonderful region, learn a lot about Kazakhstani people, their life and traditions, as well as have lunch at a local cafe.
On arrival to the Charyn canyon, you will forget the long way, because the Charyn canyon will amaze you with its beauty. You can admire its magnificent panorama and stroll through the maze of the Valley of Castles and Witches, which is the most interesting place for tourists. Its length is about 2 kilometers, its width is 20-80 meters, and its depth is up to 200 meters.
Peculiar relief forms were formed under the influence of millennial processes of weathering of sedimentary rocks. These are remnants in the form of pillars, giant columns, towers, and chapels. The Charyn canyon is one of the most exotic holiday destinations for Kazakhstani tourists. Every traveler visiting the Charyn canyon must turn on all his imagination while in the valley of  Castles and Witches, and keep it until the end of the journey.
Strolling through the canyon, especially along the bottom, everyone has opportunity to see the various layers of Mergel sedimentary rocks, formed more than 300 million years ago, and even hardened magma. There are bushes of yellow acacia, tamarisk, saxaul, turanga and ephedra, and among the animals - partridge, gerbil, hare.