Charyn Canyon and Kolsay & Kaindy lakes. Small Group

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Discover Charyn Canyon's beauty, Kolsai and Kaindy Lakes, with lunch and dinner included. Comfortable Mercedes Sprinter ensures an unforgettable journey.


  • Our guide shares regional history, enhancing your experience.
  • Includes lunch
  • Immersive, convenient, and enriching.


Our journey begins at 6 am in the morning from a central meeting point in the city. As we embark on our adventure, the guide will regale us with tales of the region's rich history during the first half hour of the journey. Then, you can either enjoy the scenic views or catch up on some sleep until our first stop at the majestic Charyn Canyon. Upon arrival at Charyn Canyon, a 12-million-year-old natural wonder, we'll spend two hours exploring its breathtaking beauty. Trekking approximately 2 kilometers to the Charyn River at the heart of the canyon, our guide will enlighten us with stories about its geological formation and cultural significance. Next, we'll head towards the enchanting Kolsai Lakes, nestled amidst the peaks of the Zailiisky Alatau mountains. Spending around one and a half hours here, we'll soak in the serene atmosphere and marvel at the crystal-clear waters reflecting the surrounding greenery. Continuing our journey, we'll make our way to Lake Kaindy, another gem of the region. Whether aboard a vintage Soviet-era 'bukhanka' minibus or your preferred mode of transport, we'll traverse towards this stunning lake, known for its submerged forest and surreal beauty. After immersing ourselves in the wonders of nature, we'll conclude our expedition and head back to Almaty, returning to the same starting point where our adventure began. This full-day excursion promises unforgettable experiences amidst the natural splendor of the Almaty region, leaving you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.


The price includes: Transfer from the meeting point to each location and back. Lunch and dinner at local roadside cafes, featuring regional cuisine. 1 liter of water per person. Entrance tickets and fees for national parks. Transportation cost from Saty Village to Lake Kaindy via Soviet-era UAZ or 'bukhanka' minibus.

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