It is impossible to learn the history of South Kazakhstan without such great cities as Taraz, Otrar and Turkestan. Otrar is a historic-archeological monument of I- XVIII centuries. Otrar played a special role in fight against Genghis Khan’s hordes. The ancient city of Turkestan has played a significant role in the history of the Kazakh nation. It was an important religious center that served as the residence of the Kazakh khans. The main attraction is the mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yassawi.
Arrival to Almaty early in the morning. Transfer to a hotel, accommodation, rest, breakfast. City tour including visit to the State Historical Museum. Lunch at the «Kazakh aul» restaurant tasting of national cuisine. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast. One day Charyn Canyon tour. Lunch in route. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Breakfast, whole day excursion Petroglyphs of Tamgaly. Dinner at your hotel then we take an evening train to Taraz.
Almaty to Taraz (530 km)
Arrive in Taraz. Breakfast, accommodation, city tour including visit to the Historical Museum, dinner, then we overnight.Transfer to the airport. Flight to Astana – the capital of Kazakhstan.
Breakfast, departure to Shymkent by coach, on the way visit to Aisha-Bibi and Babadji-Khatun mausoleums, arrival in Shymkent by lunch time, accommodation, lunch, city tour, dinner, overnight.
Breakfast then trip to the town of Turkestan (165km) to observe the ancient settlement of Otrar to visit Hodja Ahmed Yassavi mausoleum. Arrival by lunch time. Lunch at the national style restaurant — shaykhana, excursion, departure to Tashkent (365 km), accommodation at the hotel, dinner, overnight.
Breakfast, departure to Samarkand by coach, arrival by lunch time, accommodation at a hotel lunch, visit to the Registan, dinner then overnight.
Breakfast, excursion to Gur-Emir, Ulugbek observatory, lunch, dinner, overnight.
Breakfast. City tour. Lunch. Dinner. Departure.