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 Tanbaly 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 Tanbaly 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.
Tour area on the map
09:00 Hotel pick-up
Trip to Tanbaly natural boundary
Excursion of the Tanbaly petroglyphs, visiting of the museum
Way back to Almaty
17:00 Hotel drop-off
[Visits to any of the tour sights can be canceled and their order can be changed in case of adverse weather conditions and other circumstances beyond our control.]
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✔️ Comfortable & modern vehicle (SUV or minivan) with a driver
✔️ ENG-speaking driver
✔️ ENG-speaking guide
✔️ Lunch in a cafe
✔️ Water 1.5L per person
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HOW TO BOOK THE TOUR
Just submit a booking request or contact us in any convenient way. Our operator processes your request, issues an invoice and sends you a payment link through an international payment system, so that you can pay your invoice with any bank card. Prepayment (deposit) of 10% (from $50 to $300) of the tour cost is required to guarantee your booking. We receive your prepayment and confirm your booking. The remaining amount must be paid at the pick-up.
It's possible to change the details or cancel the booking no later than 1 week before the tour is provided with the possibility of refunding up to 95% of the tour cost.
SCHEDULED GROUP TOURS
It is possible to change the details of a booking no later than 1 week before the tour is provided. It is not possible to cancel a booking. Refunds are not made.
A minimum number of tourists is required. If the minimum is not met, the tour will be canceled 1 week before the tour date and you will be offered a different date/tour or a full refund.
Any tour can be canceled due to force majeure with a full refund of the money paid.