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Tamgaly Petroglyphs Private Tour from Almaty, Day tour

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US$ 145.00
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This day tour gives you a wonderful opportunity not only to get acquainted with the most beautiful natural landscapes of the Almaty region, but also plunging into the distant past, to see the petroglyphs of the archaeological landscape of Tamgaly, one of the most ancient and outstanding monuments of rock art of the Seven Rivers, which since 2004 has been the object of the World heritage of UNESCO. If you respect a safely driving, comfort, and love the nature, this tour for you.
What to Expect
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Stop At: Tamgaly Gorge, Chu-Ili mountains Ili River Kazakhstan

The Petroglyphs of Tamgaly, located 125 km northwest of Almaty, was discovered in 1957 by Anna Maksimova. In 2004, Tamgaly was listed as a World Heritage site by virtue of “the dense and coherent group of petroglyphs, with sacred images, altars and cult areas, together with their associated settlements and burial sites (which) provide a substantial testimony to the lives

and beliefs of pastoral peoples of the Central Asian steppes from the Bronze Age to the present day” (Unesco). Around 3000 rock engravings are concentrated in five groups in a 500 by 400 meter area in this main canyon, while 2000 more petroglyphs are located in the periphery over an area of 6x3 km. The engravings have been made on horizontal and vertical outcrops on the slopes of the hills. The rocks consist of argillaceous sandstone.

Highlights of the tour: Unreal beauty landscapes throughout the road, barbecue in the open air, archaeological landscape of Tamgaly, amazing steps views.

Route: Almaty, Tamgaly, Almaty

Road length: 330 km


07-00 departure from your hotel in Almaty

10-00 arrival to archaeological landscape of Tamgaly (coffee break)

10-30 historical excursion in Petroglyphs of Tamgaly

12-30 barbecue in the open air (free time to photographing)

14-30 departure from archaeological landscape of Tamgaly

17-30 arrival to Almaty

Duration: 3 hours
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Important Information
Departure Point
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
12:00 AM
  • 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)
  • Entry/Admission - Tamgaly Gorge
  • 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
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
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