2 days trip to Charyn Canyon, Kolsay, and Kaindy Lakes

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Discover the natural treasures of Almaty on this guided day trip. Marvel at the peaceful Kaindy and Kolsai lakes before exploring the towering cliffs and red rocks of Black and Charyn Canyons.

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Kazakhstan's top lakes and canyons
  • Stroll through the towering Charyn Canyon and marvel at the bright red rocks
  • Go on an easy and short optional horseback ride to the shores of Lake Kaindy
  • Journey back in time as you enjoy the scenery from a Soviet-era UAZ minibus
  • Feel like you are on the lunar surface as you explore the iconic Moon Canyon

Description

The company is not responsible for rainy weather and conducts the tour regardless of weather conditions. Before the start of the tour, the tourist has the right to reschedule the tour to another date. Meet your guide in Almaty early in the morning and board your comfortable minibus. Ride in comfort to your first stop, Lake Kolsai. Spend about 2.0 hours strolling around this stunning lake and learning about the area. If you wish, take a boat or catamaran ride around the lake (not included). Once you've finished exploring, indulge in a delicious meal at a local cafe (not included). Enjoy traditional fare, including pilaf, Lagman, manti, shish kebab, and salads, before continuing to Lake Kaindy in a Soviet-era UAZ minibus. Spend some time admiring the spruce forest and the crystal-clear water. Pay an additional fee onsite to ride horses to the lake from the nearby village. Next, head to your final stops, the canyons. For several hours, learn about the fascinating geological features that make Charyn Canyon and Black Canyon unique. Admire the grandiose cliffs, gorges, and bright red rock formations in Charyn Canyon. Continue to Black Canyon, filled with black rocks and large caves, before finishing at Moon Canyon, a mysterious and magical location with a moon-like surface, before returning to Almaty.

Includes

Transportation in a Mercedes Benz Sprinter salon minibus Comfortable stay 1 night (1 room - 2 people) Breakfast Dinner Professional Guide Ticket to Charyn Canyon Ticket to Kaindy Lake Ticket to Kolsai Lake Transfer to Lake Kaindy on a Soviet UAZ minibus Photo print for memory

Important Information

  • There are no child seats on the UAZ bus. Please bring your own if your child requires one To take advantage of the extra offered, you must pay in cash onsite Lunch at the cafe costs around 7 USD per person Optional 2 km horseback ride costs 15 USD per person Optional 40-50 minute boat tour (5 people) or catamaran tour (4 people) costs 10 USD

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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