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Kolsai & Kaindy Lakes with Charyn Canyon 2-day tour
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Kolsai & Kaindy Lakes with Charyn Canyon 2-day tour

 

 

Almaty city
Starting/ending point: Almaty city
660 km from Almaty and back
Driving distance: 660 km from Almaty and back
Duration: 2 days/1 night
Tour duration: 2 days/1 night
Start time: 08:00 am
Start time: 08:00 am Almaty time
Season: all year round
Availability season: all year round
Tour language: English | Russian
Tour language: English | Russian
Tour activities: Sightseeing | Hiking | Boating | Horseback-riding | National cuisine tasting | Walking
Tour activities: Sightseeing | Hiking | Boating | Horseback-riding | National cuisine tasting | Walking
Category: GROUP | PRIVATE
Tour options: GROUP | PRIVATE

 



 

 

Description


 

TOURIST PLACES you'll visit:

 

Within 2 days you will visit the most famous places of Almaty region - Charyn Canyon, Kolsai and Kaindy Lakes. You will also axplore a very quiet place with landscapes of unearthly beauty - Yellow (Moon) Canyon. The itinerary is designed so that you can enjoy the tour without rushing and visit sites at the best time of the day at the best lighting conditions. Our tour guide will show you the best photo spots and tell you interesting information about the places.

An exciting journey awaits you to the most visited destination among all tourists in Kazakhstan - Valley of the Castles of Charyn Canyon, one of the side canyons of Charyn river. This is completed the ensemble of “palaces”, “towers” and ”minarets” formed by Pliocene deposits of red color, due to which this place is also called the Red Canyon. The canyon has a length of about 1.5 km and a depth of 150 m.

The next place you will visit is Kaindy Lake. An incredible scenery that you see above the water are the trunks of centenary spruce trees. And under the surface of the water, branches and needles of spruce trees were preserved in their original form due to the low temperature of the lake's water.

Picturesque Lower Kolsai lake - the most accessible one. The lake is located at an altitude of 1818 m. Today this place is very popular and receives thousands of tourists every day. Here you can take a walk, enjoy the view of the lake with a cup of coffee or take a boat ride.



 

 

Tour area on the map


 

 

ITINERARY


 

Day 1

 

Day 2


⚠️ [Visits to any of the tour sites may be canceled and their order changed in case of adverse weather conditions and other circumstances beyond our control]



 

 

PHOTOS OF OUR TOURISTS


 



 

 

OPTIONS & PRICES


 

 

GROUP tour
(joint)

⭕ Everyone can join
⭕ Small group of 5-15 foreign tourists
⭕ Tour language: English
⭕ Pick-up/drop-off: 10 points (see here)
⭕ Available on fixed dates (check here)
⭕ Limited number of seats (check here)

✅ Comfortable minibus with A/C Mercedes Sprinter or Toyota Hiace
✅ English-speaking tour guide
✅ Breakfast x 1, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 1 (vegetarian option is available)
✅ Bottled water
✅ National parks admissions
House or Yurt (Kazakh traditional dwelling) accommodation in 4-bed rooms shared with other tour participants of the same gender
✅ Bonfire after dinner

❌ Special food & drinks (not available)
❌ Horseback-riding/boating (paid on site)

EXTRA

Private accommodation in a separate room (for 1-3 persons)
+$30 per room

Regular price
per person

Adult/Youth (13-80) - $165
Children (5-12) - $100
Children under 5 y.o. are not allowed on the tour

% Cascading discounts %

for a one-time booking for 2 or more people:

⭕ when booking for 2 people - 10% discount;
⭕ when booking for 3 and more people - 15% discount.

 
 
 

PRIVATE tour

Only one group of tourists participates without other people

✅ Hotel pick-up/drop-off

✅ National parks entrance fees

✅ Comfortable 4x4 minivan/SUV or minibus

✅ English-speaking guide-driver

✅ Bottled water

✅ Accommodation (details below)

❌ Special food & drinks (ordered in advance)
❌ Horseback-riding/boating is paid on site (from 6000 KZT/person)

[ECONOMY]
option

✅ Guesthouse accommodation in private room (WC/bathroom is shared)
✅ Breakfast x 1, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 1 (vegetarian option is available)

Number of people

2*

3*

4*

5*

6**

7** 8**

PRICE
per person

$310 $233 $190 $165 $185 $170 $160

TOTAL

$620 $700 $760 $825 $1110 $1190 $1280

*travel by SUV
**travel by minibus

[NOMADIC]
option

✅ Yurt (Kazakh traditional dwelling) accommodation (WC/bathroom is outside)
✅ Breakfast x 1, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 1 (vegetarian option is available)

Number of people

2*

3*

4*

5*

6**

7** 8**

PRICE
per person

$340 $255 $206 $180 $190 $175 $160

TOTAL

$680 $765 $820 $900 $1140 $1210 $1280

*travel by SUV
**travel by minibus

[COMFORT]
option

Hotel accommodation with lake/mountain view (see photo)
✅ Breakfast x 1, Lunch x 2 (vegetarian option is available)
❌ Dinner is not included and ordered in the hotel's cafe

Number of people

2*

3**

4***

5

6

7 8

PRICE
per person

$400 $283 $235 $217 Depends on selected room types

TOTAL

$800 $850 $940 $1085      

*accommodation in double room with lake view
**accommodation in 3-person room with lake view
***accommodation in 4-person room with lake view

EXTRA

✅ Toyota 4Runner 2019 (see photo) or the same class/age SUV with driver
+$30 per car


⚠️ [If you are more people, contact us and we will make an individual calculation for you]



 

 

IMPORTANT INFO


 

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Average
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.

WE RECOMMEND TO TAKE WITH YOU: season/terrain-appropriate outerwear, cap, jacket, trekking boots/sport shoes, sunblock, personal hygiene products, some cash in KZT for WC/horseback riding (from 6000 KZT per person depending on route/duration).
!!! Kolsai and Kaindy Lakes are located in the border area with Kyrgyzstan. Be sure to have your passport (original, not a copy) with you in case of inspection. Border guards can fine you if you don't have it.

PRECAUTION

• Not recommended for travelers with serious medical conditions, high/low blood pressure;
• Not recommended for pregnant women;
• Not recommended for travelers with a fear of heights and who can not withstand long trips by car/long walks/hikes;



 

 

GROUP TOUR SCHEDULE 2023


 

🙌

Small groups of 5-15 tourists

👫

Perfect for couples and solo travelers

🙂

Enjoying the trip, having fun and meeting new people

💰

Budget savings and more travel



 

 

GROUP TOUR JOINING


[Here you can book your place on a group tour by yourself specifying the number of people and selecting an available tour date]

 

⚠️ [To accept online payment from your bank card, we use PayPal as a payment gateway, so you can securely pay with any international debit/credit card. No need to have or create a PayPal account]



 

 

PRIVATE TOUR BOOKING


[Here you can submit a request to book a private tour. We will try to respond to you within 24 hours]


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BOOKING TERMS


 

Prepayment (30% of the tour cost for the Private tours, 20% for the Group tours) is required to confirm your booking. The remaining amount must be paid at the start of the tour.
To accept online payments from bank cards, we use PayPal as a payment gateway, so you can securely pay with any international debit/credit card. No need to have or create a PayPal account.

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CANCELLATION POLICY


PRIVATE TOURS


FIXED-DATE GROUP TOURS

Any tour/booking can be canceled in case of force majeure with a full refund.



 

 

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