Meeting Point: Astana International Hotel, in front of the main entrance (113, Baitursynov Street)
Having arrived to the Meeting Point no later than 10 minutes before the tour departure time, you will board a comfortable car or minivan to start your unforgettable journey to Charyn Canyon. Before the tour, we provide 1,5L of bottled water. You are welcome to bring your personal snack, tea or coffee in a container with a lid on it.
It will take about 3 hours to reach the canyon. Meanwhile, your guide will tell you interesting facts about the history and nature of the region, about Kazakh people, their life and traditions. On the way you will have an opportunity to stop in a village to feel the atmosphere of a local market. For a full immersion in the national flavor, you will also have a lunch at the local cafe an hour before arriving in the canyon.
Upon arrival to Charyn Canyon, you will admire the grand panorama and go down the stairs to the bottom of the canyon, then walk around 2 km through the maze of the Castles Valley with its walls of bizarre shapes overhanging you. The bottom of the Canyon has slight descend to the end of the walk, where you will get to the fresh oasis on the bank of icy cold Charyn river, and where also located eco-park with several yurts (traditional dwellings) and a small open air café, working in the summer time. After some rest, walking back the same path to the stairs, then car transfer to one of the observation points for another breathtaking panoramic view.
After 3 hours spent in the canyon you will have your ride back to Almaty. The average time of arrival at the original Meeting Point is between 18:00 and 19:00.
The price includes:
-Tour rates include 0,5L bottled water per person
-transport according to the program: within tour itinerary
-all admission fees and tickets, meeting up pickup/drop-off
-special areas entry fees and permissions
Price does not include:
- international flights (to/from Almaty)
- accommodation/entertainment in Almaty
- airport meetings and transfers
- rent of personal clothes/shoes, hiking gear (like backpacks)
- personal expenses like souvenirs, calls etc.
- menu does not include soft and alcohol drinks, snacks
50% of the total tour price is not refundable in case of tour cancellation less than 24 hours before the tour
100% of the total tour price is not refundable in case of tour cancellation less than 12 hours before the tour or in case of tourists are fail to appear at the appointed time