Kazakhstan miracle: Tour 5 Destination: Kazakhstan Duration: 4 days Places to visit: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Shymkent - Turkestan - Chernyaevka
Day 1: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Almaty In Kazakhstan, you will meet the driver at the airport and travel to Almaty. Today you will have the city tour and visit the Green Bazaar. Afterwards you will visit parks as Panfilov Park and see outstanding Zenkov Cat hedral. The next destination is the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame. Then you will drive to the south-western part of the city, passing by the Park of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Later on we will have a trip to the Big Almaty Gorge and continue to Issyk gorge. The way lies along the Kuldja tract, where hundreds of years ago the trade caravans crossed. On the way you will visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum Reserve "ISSYK", where you can find traces dedicated to the history and culture of the Saka period. Then the tour route will take you to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level, to the unique mountain lake Issyk. You will enjoy blue water surface and the Issyk Gorge. Transfer to a hotel for sleep.
Day 2: Almaty - Shymkent Breakfast in the hotel and check-out. Transfer to the Almaty International airport and departure to Shymkent by local flight (ab.1h 40 min one way). Upon arrival - meeting and Shymkent sightseeing tour (3 h). During the tour you will see the following objects: Walk of Fame (park namedafter Sh.Kaldayakov), "Zher Ana" monument, Ordabasy square, Park "20 years of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan", Museum of Victims of Political Repression (30 minutes), Obelisk of Glory, Eternal Flame to the fallen in The great Patriotic War, Arboretum (stop for 20 minutes), Regional Museum (40-60 minutes). At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Day 3: Shymkent - Turkestan - Shymkent Today we will travel from Shymkent to Otrar region, Shaulder Settlement. On arrival you will have a sightseeing tour at Local History Museum "Otyrar", Arystan Bab Mausoleum, archaeological place of the past settlement of Otrar belonging to the IV century BC. Then we will drive to Turkestan, found in the 500 AD at the junction of caravan routes from Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva to northern Kazakhstan. The city was recognized as the mystical and political center of the Turkic-speaking people in the XVI-XVIII centuries, and was the capital of the Kazakh Khanate. In Turkestan you will visit "Azret Sultan" historical and architectural complex, Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Turkestan ancient settlement, Necropolis, a fragment of the fortress wall, Citadel with gates, Hammam, Hilvet subversive mosque. In the end of day, we will return to Shymkent. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 4: Chernyaevka Transfer to Chernyaevka to cross the border.