3 days tour Astana-Alzhir-Korgalzhin nature reserve

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1st day Kazakh aul and city tour 2nd day Alzhr and Korgalzhin reserve 3rd day Korgalzhin nature reserve – Astana

Highlights

  • 1st day Kazakh aul and city tour (lunch in kazakh family)
  • 2nd day Alzhr and Korgalzhin reserve (museum and nature)
  • 3rd day Korgalzhin nature reserve – Astana (nature )

Description

1st day Kazakh aul and city tour 11.00 meeting with the guide and transfer to Kazakh aul Lunch with Kazakh family You can see Kazakh traditional house- Yurta.The main dish that will be served to you is beshbarmak – boiled dough in a square form as lasagna with lots of horse meat, beef and onions.After lunch, head of the house will invite you to join him to take part in Kazakh archery. Also, you will hear enchanting sounds of dombra. Dombra can truly be called the queen of Kazakh instruments.Berkuts are endangered species registered in the Red Book of Kazakhstan. Hunting with golden eagles is one of the most unique traditions of Kazakh people. Eagle hunter is called “kusbegi” or “berkutchi”. Currently, there are few families left who continue carrying the skill and one of them is our host.18.30- dinner 19.30- Evening excursion 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; Astana opera – the third largest in the world Opera house; Visit the Astana-Baiterek Monument (L,D) 2nd day Alzhr and Korgalzhin reserve 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. 13.00 – Lunch at local café 14.00 - Excursion to Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve museum which is very informative and where you will learn interesting facts about Korgalzhyn reserve just before its visit Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve is an unique place, located in the steppe of Kazakhstan and part of the UNESCO World heritage list. It protects about 5432 sq.km of lakes, steppes and semi-deserts with the biggest lake Teniz which is 5 times saltier than world oceans (B,L,D) 3rd day Korgalzhin nature reserve – Astana During the visit of the lake, you will be able to see pink flamingoes, whooper swans, cormorants, pelicans, belladonna cranes, steppe predator birds, eagles and other amazing waterfowl species in their natural habitat.the Pink flamingo which migrate to Korgalzhyn lakes in period from May to August,Besides flamingoes, there you can see 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, which shows its beauty during the warm season.Shrenk tulips(ancest of Dutch tulips)bloom in May 17.30 – Transfer from Korgalzhyn to Astana to the hotel Overnight in a hotel (B,L)

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 and 1 night in the the guest house English speaking guide Entrance fees according to the program Meals: 2-B, 3-L, 2-D Water 1L per day per person

Important Information

  • on the second day- driving from Astana to Korgalzhin nature reserve -2 hours and on the 3rd day back

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