Do you know that the most ancient petroglyphs are located in Kazakhstan? We invite you to a fascinating tour in the footsteps of ancient civilizations. The petroglyphs of the archaeological landscape of Tamgaly is one of the most ancient and vivid monuments of the rock art of Seven-Lakes valley. Since 2004 it has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here in the late 1950s, a sanctuary was discovered with multiple rock paintings of an unknown civilization. The mysterious civilization disappeared, not having survived till our days, but left more than 4,000 drawings in which displayed their life and worldview. The pictures depict both individual animals and people, as well as whole scenes from life - ritual ceremonies, hunting scenes. In Tamgaly there are drawings of animals that already disappeared in these parts. Also curious are the images of mythical heroes and gods in the form of sun-headed creatures. Most of the petroglyphs belong to the Bronze Age. But there are also rock carvings from the Middle Ages. In addition to petroglyphs, a ceremonial altar for sacrifices and a large number of ancient graves of people were found in Tanbaly: stone boxes-cysts of the middle and late bronze age, mounds of earth and stones from the early Iron Age to the present.
• Not recommended for travelers with serious medical conditions, high/low blood pressure; • Not recommended for pregnant women; • Not recommended for travelers who can not withstand long trips by car/long walks and who fear of heights; • Travelers should have at least a low physical fitness level.
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09:00 Hotel pick-up
Ride to Tamgaly natural boundary
Excursion of the Tamgaly natural boundary and petroglyphs, sightseeing, walking, photo shooting
Return back to the city
17:00 Hotel drop-off
GROUP TOUR SCHEDULE 2020
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OPTIONS & PRICES
Comfortable & modern vehicle (SUV or minivan) with a driver
PRICE in USD
$170 for car
* Example of calculating the full cost of a tour: if you are two people, then 2 · 20 + 170 = 210 USD
HOW TO BOOK THE TOUR
Just fill out the application below or contact us in any convenient way. Our tour manager will reply to you during business hours and assist with the booking.
After receiving an invoice from us, a prepayment (deposit) of 10% is required as a confirmation of the booking on your part. We accept online payments via PayPal payment system. PayPal is a safe and fast way to pay without fees. Debit/credit cards are accepted. After your prepayment, we reserve the tour and send you a booking confirmation. Full payment (cash or PayPal) is required on the day of the booked tour.
If the tour is cancelled due to force majeure circumstances (flight cancellation, pandemic, disaster, etc.), a full refund is provided.
If you cancel the tour on your initiative at least a week before the scheduled date, a 50% refund is provided.
If you cancel the tour on your initiative within a week before the scheduled date, no refund is provided.
Group tour option requires a minimum number of tourists. If the minimum is not met, you’ll be offered a different date/tour or a full refund.