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Kolsay and Kaindy lakes, via Charyn canyon. Private 16 hours tour

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US$ 135.00
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Stop At: Charyn Canyon, Charyn National Park, Charyn River Kazakhstan

Your first stop will be the Charyn canyon, where you will see the sunrise with a cup of hot coffee or tea and enjoy the amazing panorama of the Charyn Canyon. Your guide will show you the most beautiful places for a photo and tell the appearance history of the Charyn Canyon and Charyn National Park. Sunrise is the best time to enjoy this area, because wild locals of the canyon also wake up. You will see many jerboas and birds of prey. You will have time to take a walk and enjoy the beauty of the canyon alone without the noisy tourist groups.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lake Kaindy, Saty Kazakhstan

Next you visit the youngest and mysterious lake in Kazakhstan. Kaindy Lake enchants with its appearance and color of the water, the flooded forest looks impressive from a panorama. To reach the lake, you will need to walk through the Tien Shan coniferous forest about 30 minutes, where you will be filled with fresh air and will be able to pick berries. Your guide will take you to the lake and tell the story of the origin of this natural wonder of nature.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kolsai Lake, Saty Kazakhstan

After Kaindy Lake, you will take about 40 minutes along the mountain road to the Saty village, where you can enjoy a traditional homemade lunch at the house of local residents. Also you can see the life of local residents. After lunch you will reach the lake Kolsay. At Lake Kolsay, you can swim a boat or take a horse riding to enjoy the view of this beautiful lake. At the end of the walk you will go to Almaty. On the way, you will stop in the Baiseit village to visit the road market and enjoy the dinner barbecue.

Duration: 2 hours
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup from centrally located Almaty hotels/accommodations
  • National Park fees
  • 1.5L of bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide/driver
  • Transport by air-conditioned private SUV or minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (centrally located accommodations)
  • Hot coffee and tea
  • Dinner
  • Entry/Admission - Charyn Canyon
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Kaindy
  • Entry/Admission - Kolsai Lake
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a long, yet awesome trip arranged by Kirill and team. Our guide Michael was professional, informative and accommodating. Charyn canyon, Black Canyon and Kolsay lake was beautiful. Due to adverse weather conditions we did not go to Kaindy Lake. Michael took us to...More

Thank 576fatimas
Reviewed 3 August 2019

Our group of three had a great day out covering the key nature sights around Almaty including Charyn Canyon, Kaindy and Kolsay lakes. We took the one-day tour which starts at 5am. Our guide Tau was very professional, a good driver and knowledgeable about the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 831tobyb
Reviewed 22 July 2019

Kirill is very professional and we had a great time. Highly recommend the 16hour express tour covering Charyn Canyon, Kaindy Lake and Kolsay Lake, it is perfect for those that wish to explore the most within a short stay in Almaty. I personally think that...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Z9142LUnicolen
Reviewed 28 June 2019 via mobile

Tour was carried out very professionally and everything was as agreed. Car was very comfortable and the driver was helpful. We took only the transfer option which is a great alternative to renting a car oneself. Highly recommended

Thank NikoMajc
Reviewed 20 April 2019

Kirill is a professional tour guide and very good driver. We're lucky to have him with us that day coz the trip took almost like 14 hours, and the road was not in good condition. He provided us in-depth information of our destination as well...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank KunGnoi
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