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Charyn Canyon Scheduled Group Day Tour

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US$ 82.00
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What to Expect
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Stop At: Charyn National Park, Kazakhstan

Having arrived to the meeting point no later than 10 minutes before the tour departure time, you will board a comfortable car or minivan to start your unforgettable journey to Charyn Canyon.

Before the tour, we provide 1,5L of bottled water. You are welcome to bring your personal snack, tea or coffee in a container with a lid on it.

It will take about 3 hours to reach the canyon. Meanwhile, your guide will tell you interesting facts about the history and nature of the region, about Kazakh people, their life and traditions. On the way you will have an opportunity to stop in a village to feel the atmosphere of a local market. For a full immersion in the national flavor, you will also have a lunch at the local cafe an hour before arriving in the canyon. 

Upon arrival to Charyn Canyon, you will admire the grand panorama and go down the stairs to the bottom of the canyon, then walk around 2 km through the maze of the Castles Valley with its walls of bizarre shapes overhanging you. The bottom of the Canyon has slight descend to the end of the walk, where you will get to the fresh oasis on the bank of icy cold Charyn river, and where also located eco-park with several yurts (traditional dwellings) and a small open air café, working in the summer time. After some rest, walking back the same path to the stairs, then car transfer to one of the observation points for another breathtaking panoramic view.

After 3 hours spent in the canyon you will have your ride back to Almaty. The average time of arrival at the original meeting point is between 18:00 and 19:00.

Duration: 4 hours
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Important Information
Departure Point
Baitursynov St 113, Almaty 050022, Kazakhstan

Traveler pickup is offered
If option with return hotel transfer is selected, please advise your hotel details at time of booking. Hotel transfer is available for hotels in central Almaty only.
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Lunch - In a local cafe
  • Bottled water - 1.5L Per Person
  • National Park fees
  • Professional guide
  • Roundtrip transportation from the meeting point
  • Return hotel transfer to the meeting point (if this option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Charyn National Park
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Return hotel transfer to the meeting point (if this option not selected)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children and youth must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for children aged 3 and under
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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

I am also aiming the tour on sep 8th Sunday, can i réserve here directly? Where will be the meet up point?More

Thank vina85119
GolubNatalya, Quality Manager at ACT Kazakhstan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear vina85119, Thank you for your interest in ACT Kazakhstan services. Right, you can reserve your tour directly on this page. The meeting point is in front of Astana International Hotel, adress: Almaty city, 113 Baitursynov Str., you will see a red sign for a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the whole trip. The guide, Chak was very pleasant and knew a lot of things. Enjoyed Charyn Canyon and also the Uigur food. Excellent.More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank W1794SHalexd
GolubNatalya, Quality Manager at ACT Kazakhstan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear W1794SHalexd, Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your trip to Charyn Canyon with your guide Shayakhmet (Chak). Uigur food is one of the tastiest among the quisines of different nationalitites in Kazakhstan, it is great you had a chance to...More

Reviewed 11 November 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour today It was a couple of hours drive from the city to and fro and our driver and van was really reliable The site was absolutely beautiful and we got a great view as we walked around the area for a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tracee C
Olga S, General manager of Tour Operator at ACT Kazakhstan, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2018

Dear Tracee, We are very glad that you have liked the tour. You are welcomed in Kazakhstan any time. We'll be happy to show you other fascinated sites of our country.

Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

I would like to go this Sunday 9 of September . Could you send the telephone number please for reservation and see the details

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Maurey B
23 July 2019|
Response from GolubNatalya | Property representative |
Dear Maurey B, Thank you for your question and sorry for our late reply. We are very glad you used our services that included Big Almaty Lake, City Tour, the tour to the ethno village "Hunns" and dinner at a restaurant... More
Thomas B
10 June 2019|
Response from Zilvis9 |
I agree this price is too high for such a trip.
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