Almaty: Kolsai Kaindy Lakes & Canyons 2-Day Small-Group Tour

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Visit the most famous sites of the Almaty region on this 2-day tour to Charyn Canyon, Kolsai Lake and Lake Kaindy, which includes pickup from selected hotels in Almaty, meals, and a night in a yurt.

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  • Spend 2 days surrounded by the natural beauty of the Almaty Region
  • Travel in comfort in an uncrowded small group of 5-15 foreign tourists
  • Discover Kazakh national cuisine and hospitality in a remote village
  • Feel the spirit of the nomadic lifestyle by spending the night in a yurt
  • Enjoy your trip with an international group of tourists from all over the world


Within 2 days you will visit the most famous places of Almaty region - Kolsai and Kaindy Lakes, Charyn and Black Canyons. You will also explore a tranquil place with landscapes of unearthly beauty - Moon Canyon. The itinerary is designed so that you can enjoy the tour without rushing and visit sites at the best time of the day in the best lighting conditions. Our tour guide will show you the best photo spots and tell you interesting information about the places. In the evening you will enjoy a rustic dinner of local cuisine, as well as games and fun around the bonfire. For the night, tourists are accommodated in a yurt (nomadic dwelling), where you will feel the spirit of the nomadic lifestyle, and enjoy the silence away from civilization and unity with nature (accommodation in the house is also possible). Itinerary: Day 1 08:00 Pick-up and departure from Almaty Trip to Charyn Canyon Charyn Canyon 'Valley of the Castles', visiting several spots, walking along the bottom of the canyon 1.5 km till Charyn river Lunch in the guesthouse of Saty village Trip to Kolsai Lake Kolsai Lake, walking, horseback-riding or boating (optional), visiting several spots 18:30 Yurt/guesthouse accommodation, dinner Day 2 08:00 Breakfast, check-out Trip to Kaindy Lake Kaindy Lake, hiking or horseback-riding (optional), visiting several spots Lunch in the guesthouse of Saty village Leaving Kolsai Lakes National Park Short stop at Black Canyon Moon Canyon, walking, visiting several spots Way back to Almaty 19:00 Drop-off in Almaty


Pickup and drop-off at select Almaty hotels Transportation by Mercedes Sprinter / Toyota Hiace minibusses with A/C 1 breakfast 2 lunches 1 dinner Bottled water Accommodation in 4-bed rooms and yurts (traditional Kazakh dwelling) shared with other participants of the same gender

Important Information

  • The physical difficulty level of this activity is average Vegetarian meal options are available Pre-trip information will be sent a day before the trip through the booking portal.

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