Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Cities of Kazakhstan (6 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Astana, Kazakhstan To Uzbek-Kazakh , Kazakhstan

Valid for Departures Now Through: 18 Mar 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Astana, Kazakhstan
Marriott Astana Hotel Dinner

Your adventure in Kazakhstan kicks off today in Astana, the country's capital city. After settling in at the Solaxe hotel, embark on a guided tour of the city's highlights, including the Museum of the First President, the Temple of Peace and Accord and a large entertainment complex. Enjoy dinner on the 23rd floor of your hotel, where you will be treated to panoramic views of the city from the rotating restaurant’s windows.

Day 2
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Ritz Carlton Almaty Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you will take an early flight to Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan. Settle in at Rixos hotel before heading out on a tour of the city, exploring the Central Historical Museum, the Republic Square and Monument of Independence and a farm featuring a falcon show. Enjoy dinner and a show before staying overnight.

Day 3
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Ritz Carlton Almaty Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continue to explore Almaty, visiting the Green Bazaar, Panfilovtzev Park, which commemorates the victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War, Zenkov Cathedral and the Central Mosque. Afterward, head to Medeo skating rink, a famous skating rink located in the mountains just outside of the city, where you can check out spectacular views from the rink and from even higher viewpoints. Enjoy dinner at a restaurant on Kok-Tobe mountain and take a jewelry making class before heading back to your hotel for the night.

Day 4
Shymkent, Kazakhstan
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, catch a flight to the city of Shymkent in the South Kazakhstan Province, where you will check into the Canvas hotel. You’ll then set out to explore the Aksu canyon in the Sairam Ugam National Park, known as the “Valley of a Thousand Eyes” due to a set of caves resembling rocky peepers. Enjoy hiking, fishing and lunch before returning to Shymkent to visit an underground mosque and take a ceramic master class.

Day 5
Turkestan, Kazakhstan
Shymkent, Kazakhstan
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On the 105-mile-transfer to Turkestan, enjoy stops at a museum in the village of Shaulder, the Otrar ruins and the Mausoleum of Arystan-bab. You’ll have lunch in Turkestan, a city near the Syr Darya river, before travelling approximately 25 more miles to the ancient city of Sauran to stay overnight.

Day 6
Uzbek-Kazakh , Kazakhstan
None Breakfast

Today, you will be transferred to the Uzbek-Kazakh border at Chernyaevka where you may continue your exciting journey into Uzbekistan or return home. Safe travels!

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Upon arrival and disembarkation of your flight a Remote Lands representative assist you with your luggage, escort you through immigration and customs formalities and introduce you to your private guide.

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Description

From Astana to Almaty, Shymkent to Turkestan, take in the major cities and sites of Kazakhstan in just six days with this expertly-crafted itinerary. By taking flights instead of overland transportation, you will be able to explore a slew of museums, mausoleums, canyons and caves in less than a week, hitting all the major hot spots and igniting your appetite for Central Asian history and culture. The trip ends at the Uzbekistan border at Chernyaevka, the perfect place for you to continue on, or end your journey.


Highlights


  • Take in views of the capital city of Astana from a rotating restaurant, 23 stories in the air

  • Enjoy dinner on the Kok-Tobe mountain, overlooking the Medeo skating rink and Almaty, the largest city in the country

  • Explore the spectacular Aksu canyon in the Sairam Ugam National Park

  • Stay overnight in the ancient city of Sauran outside Turkestan

About Us

Remote Lands is the world’s foremost ultra-luxe bespoke travel designer focused exclusively on Asia. We provide the very finest that Asia has to offer, from pool villas and private jets to unique experiences within far-flung cultures off the beaten path. Our attention to detail, personalized service, creativity and deep knowledge of Asia set us apart.

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Refund Policy
  • Fully refundable, less a 15% of total trip price cancellation fee, if cancelled 91 days or more before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • 50% of total trip price refundable if cancelled 30-90 days before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • No refund less than 30 days before departure

  • Please note that some vendors have onerous cancellation policies with substantial penalties for changes where funds paid are non-refundable


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