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Kolsay & Kaiyndy Lakes + Charyn Canyon with overnight at the locals

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What to Expect

Day 1: Almaty - Saty village - Kolsay Lakes

Stop At: Kolsai Lake, Saty Kazakhstan
We will start our trip from your hotel early in the morning. After 4-5 hours drive we will reach the Saty village. This is the closest village to both Kolsay & Kaindy lakes. After check-in to the local guest house, a little rest and a nice lunch we will move to Kolsay Lakes. Astonishing mountain lakes with pristine water admire any visitor. You will have free time to relax and enjoy this place. Kolsay lakes are the chain of 3 mountain lakes separated by coniferous forests and fast rivers. There is a beautiful mountain trail with amazing views which connects them. You may hike at least till the second Kolsay lake. Boat and horse riding activities available.

After a busy day you will enjoy a good dinner and nice evening with hospitable locals
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Guest House in Saty village

Day 2: Saty village - Kaindy Lake - Charyn Canyon - Almaty

Stop At: Lake Kaindy, Saty Kazakhstan
The next day will start with traditional breakfast and departure to the Kaindy lake. This is one of the most unique lakes in the world with ancient spruces that rise above the water surface. Formed as a result of the earthquake in 1911 this place became such a delightful phenomenon. The water in the lake changes its colors depending on the season. All of them are just amazing. From transparent light blue to rich emerald green.

After lunch we departure from the village.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Charyn National Park, Kazakhstan
On the way back to Almaty we will have time to visit another unique natural sight of the Kazakhstan - Charyn Canyon. Ancient canyon was formed around 12 million of years ago. Its stone sculptures and breathtaking views are incredible. You will have couple of hours to walk along the bottom of the canyon till the Charyn river. Or you can ride on a local safari jeep.

Then we continue our way to the city. By the evening you will already be in your place.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotel/hostel in the city center
Departure Time
8:00 AM
2 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 1x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bottled Water
  • Professional guide
  • Offroad transfer from Saty village to the Lakes
  • Entry/Admission - Kolsai Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Kaindy
  • Entry/Admission - Charyn National Park
  • Extra meals
  • Extra beverages
  • Snacks
  • Boat riding (available at Kolsay Lakes)
  • Horse riding (available at Kolsay Lakes)
  • Safari jeep ride (available at Charyn Canyon)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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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Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

Fantastic trip to Kaindy, Kolsai and Charyn Canyon. Guide was really nice, couldn't have been any better. Really recommended.

Date of experience: August 2019
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nursultanissin, Owner at NEOmad, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2019

Thank you so much for a great review! Always welcome!

Reviewed 27 July 2019 via mobile

Loved the tour. Guide was excellent and a lot of fun. As neither me nor my friend speak any Russian or Kazak we couldn’t have managed this on our own. Homestay was fantastic and food was delicious. Great value for money.

Date of experience: July 2019
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nursultanissin, Owner at NEOmad, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2019

Thank you so much Jennifer for such a beautiful review! We appeciate that. We love when our guests enjoy our tours. And try to do everything to make that happen. Welcome to Kazakhstan again!

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