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Kolsai & Kaindy Lakes with Charyn Canyon full-day tour

 

 

 

Category: GROUP PRIVATE
Tour options: GROUP PRIVATE
630 km from Almaty and back
Route length: 630 km from Almaty and back
Duration: 15 hours
Duration: 15 hours
Season: May - October
Best time to travel: May - October
Days of week: PRIVATE tours - any day; GROUP tours - biweekly on Thursdays from May 19 to October 6
Days of the week: PRIVATE tours - any day; GROUP tours - biweekly on Thursdays from May 19 to October 6

 

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Tour description


 

TOUR SIGHTS

 

This tour is designed for those travelers who have a busy schedule in Almaty and do not have enough time for a full tour. Within a day you will visit the most famous and popular places of Almaty region - Charyn Canyon, Lower Kolsai Lake, and of course Kaindy Lake. 

Meeting the tourists and having a long drive in the morning, will reach the picturesque Lower Kolsai lake - the most visited and accessible one. The lake is located at an altitude of 1818 m, has a length of 1450 meters, a width of 400 meters, a depth of 80 m. It was formed as a result of seismic activity. The slopes surrounding the lake create a kind of crown from the Tien Shan relic spruce trees of Shrenka, which grow only in this region of our planet.

The next place you will visit is Kaindy Lake, in translation from Kazakh means “birch”. The name of the lake comes from the nearby large birch grove located in the gorge on the way to the lake. Kaindy lake was formed as a result of a catastrophic earthquake in 1911. An incredible sight 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. Tourists from all over the world come here to enjoy the amazing beauty of these places. Here you have an opportunity to go on foot or take a horse to easily get to the lakeshore. 

Then, an exciting journey awaits you to the last point of the tour 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 2.5 kilometers and a depth of 150 meters. You will have a walk inside the canyon enjoying the scenery and taking amazing photos.

 

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;

 

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INCLUSIONS

Scheduled
SMALL-GROUP
tour*
PRIVATE
tour**

Pick-up

Starting point
(see here)
Hotel

Hotel drop-off

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Entrance fees to National Parks

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Comfortable & modern 4x4 SUV or minivan/minibus

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ENG-speaking guide/driver

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Water 1.5L/person

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Lunch
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PRICE

$95/person

$20/person
+$315 for car
* Group tour has a maximum of 10 travelers
** Example of calculating the full cost of a private tour: if you are two people, then  2 · 20 + 315 = 355 USD
 

 

 

HOW TO BOOK THE TOUR


 

Just fill out the application below or contact us in any convenient way. Tour manager will process your request and invoice you.
Prepayment (deposit) of 10% (not more than $100 and not less than $20) of the tour cost is required to guarantee your booking. We accept payments online via PayPal payment system - a safe and fast way to pay without fees.
We receive your payment and confirm your booking. The remaining amount is paid at the start of the tour.

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CANCELLATION POLICY

 

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SCHEDULED GROUP TOURS

 

Any tour can be canceled due to force majeure with a full refund of the money paid.

 

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