Almaty: Kolsai Lake, Kaindy Lake and Charyn Canyon Day Trip

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Explore the Almaty region's natural highlights on a bus tour from Almaty. Go from the desertlike landscapes of Charyn Canyon and Charyn River to the lush forests of Lakes Kolsai and Kaiyindy, and more. Enjoy lunch and activities such as horseback riding.


  • Immerse yourself in Almaty region's striking natural landscape
  • See three striking canyons in one day: Charyn, Black, and Moon
  • Marvel at the turquoise blue waters of Kolsai and Kaiyindy Lakes


Discover Almaty's striking natural landscapes on a bus tour from the city. See lunar-like canyons with serpentine rivers flowing through them, and turquoise lakes with forests surrounding them. From Charyn Canyon to Lake Kolsai, explore six of the region's highlights. Head out of Almaty in the comfort of your van and go to your first stop of the day: Charyn Canyon. Marvel at its red and brown rocks soaring up from then canyon floor, like rocky monoliths surrounding you. Continue your journey to the dramatically different and lush Kolsai Lake. Carry on to Kaiyindy Lake with its sunken forest emerging out of the turquoise waters. Head back to more desert-like surroundings at the Charyn River, which blends greenery with desert. End your tour at the Black and Moon Canyons, with soaring rocks and tall canyon walls, before heading back to Almaty.


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