Almaty: Kolsai & Kaindy Lakes with Canyons Small-Group Tour

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Discover the top destinations in the Almaty Region on a day trip to Charyn and Black Canyons, and Kolsai and Kaindy Lakes. Savor a lunch of local cuisine and enjoy the hospitality of a remote village.

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  • Enjoy 3 of Almaty's TOP natural destinations in 1 day
  • Travel in comfort in an uncrowded small group of 5-15 foreign tourists
  • Discover Kazakh national cuisine and hospitality in a remote village
  • Enjoy your trip with an international group of tourists from all over the world


This tour is the best way to visit the most popular natural places of Almaty region in 1 day and if you do not have the opportunity to go on a full 2-day tour. Within a day you will visit the TOP natural sites of Almaty region - Charyn Canyon, Black Canyon, Kolsai and Kaindy Lakes. In this regard, this tour has a tight schedule and some sites are not fully visited. Tour itinerary: 06:00 Pick-up and departure from Almaty 08:00 Shortstop for coffee/WC 09:00 Arrival at Charyn Canyon 'Valley of the Castles', visiting several spots, walking along the bottom of the canyon 10:10 Departure from Charyn Canyon 10:40 Shortstop at Black Canyon, viewing spot 12:00 Transfer to Kaindy Lake 12:30 Kaindy Lake, short hike, viewing spots 15:10 Lunch in the guesthouse of Saty village 16:00 Transfer to the Lower Kolsai Lake from Saty 16:30 Kolsai Lake, walking, visiting several spots, horseback-riding (optional) 18:00 Leaving Kolsai Lakes National Park, trip to Charyn Canyon 21:00 Shortstop for coffee/WC 22:30 Drop-off in Almaty


Pickup and drop-off at selected Almaty hotels Mercedes Sprinter minibus transportation English-speaking tour guide Local lunch (vegetarian option is available) Bottled water Transfer to Kaindy Lake in a Soviet van National park entry fees

Important Information

  • The difficulty level of this activity is average.

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