2 Days tour Korgalzhin reserve- Alzhir-Astana

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Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve is an unique place and was included in the UNESCO World heritage. ALZHYR- Akmola camp for wives of traitors to Motherland. Astana city tour with Expo 2017.

Highlights

  • Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve was included in the UNESCO World heritage
  • ALZHIR used to be called Akmola camp for wives of traitors to Motherland
  • Astana city tour with Expo2017 and the biggest Mosque in Central Asia.

Description

1st day Korgalzhin nature reserve –Alzhir 7.00- Meet with guide and transfer to Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve is an unique place, located in the steppe of Kazakhstan at the crossroads of two migratory routes of birds and was included in the UNESCO World heritage list.This is a home for waterbird population and lake system of this area provides with rich food for reserve habitants. The special place is occupied by the lake Tengiz-pearl of the reserve, which is the remains of an ancient sea that once filled the entire hollow. Here you can see rare spices of birds like Greater flamingo, skillful fish hunters, Dalmatian pelicans, kinky pelican, steppe eagle, belladonna crane, white-headed duck and also rare species of animals such as Saiga, marmot and others.Marvelous reserve also has rich flora.Visit Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve center. Excursion to the center is informative, where you will get more interesting facts about Korgalzhyn reserve. 15.00 transfer to ALZHYR memorial museum of victims of political repressions. (museum is located 20 km from Astana)ALZHIR used to be called Akmola camp for wives of traitors to Motherland” which during many years was prisoner’s zone for more than 18 000 women, whose guilty consisted only in the fact that they were simply wives of the arrested and shoot parricides in period from 1938 to 1950s.Today in ALZHYR the things of the prisoners, all this has turned into a museum, where instead of living heroines-installations 17.00-transfer to the city 18.30-dinner in the national restaurant 2nd day Astana city tour 9.00 After breakfast we starts our city tour.Transfer to EXPO museum which is called Nur Alem and was built for celebration of EXPO 2017 event. EXPO 2017-FUTURE ENERGY event which was dedicated to the alternative energy has approximately 173 hectares of EXPO site. Expo site area included pavilions of various countries, Kazakhstan spherical pavilion is the largest in Central Asia. We will visit the Central Mosque of Astana.The mosque has four minarets.Its height is 130 meters. The total capacity of the mosque is 235,000 people.In terms of capacity, the mosque is among the 10 largest mosques in the world. Construction of the mosque began on 2019, and the opening took place on August 12, 2022. 14.00- dinner in the national restaurant 15.00-the Water-Green Boulevard: On that millenium axis all the main Astana sighseeings are located: Ak-Orda presidential palace;Baiterek The Library of the First President monument; designed by Norman Foster in 2013; The concert Hall designed by Nicoletti in 2013; Khan-Shatyr complex, the largest in the world transparent tent of 140000.sq.m made from the modern innovative materials; Astana opera–the third largest in the world Opera house;the Astana-Baiterek Monument, where you can see the capital of Kazakhstan from a bird's eye view.. 19.00-Dinner in the national restaurant.Transfer to the hotel

Includes

The tour price includes: Transport service according to the program (Toyota camry 70, Toyota Hiace) Transfer airport-hotel, hotel-airport Accommodation -1 night in the 4* hotel in Astana English speaking guide Entrance fees according to the program Meals: 1-B, 2-L, 2-D Water 1L per day per person

Important Information

  • this tour involves a 2 hour driving by car in 1 way on the first day. the way from Astana to Korgalzhin Nature reserve -130 кm

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