Charyn Grand Canyon and Kolsay lake Group tour Charyn Grand Canyon: A Kaleidoscope of Time
4 Ratings
Experience the captivating beauty of Charyn Grand Canyon and the serene reflections of Kolsay Lake on this group tour. Discover the kaleidoscope of geological history and the ethereal mirror-like surface of the lake.
Duration: 17 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Sharyn - Charyn Canyon is a picturesque deep gorge in Kazakhstan, stretching for 154 km along the Charyn river valley, not far from the border with China and Kyrgyzstan. The dried up bed of the ancient river, a unique natural monument, more than 12 million years old, fascinates with its cosmic landscapes.
What's Included
  • Entrance fee to Charyn included
  • Entrance fee to Kolsay included
  • Lunch provided
What's Not Included
  • Horse Riding 22USD
  • Boat Riding 25USD
Additional Information

Charyn Grand Canyon: A Time Capsule of Nature’s Artistry

The Charyn Grand Canyon sets itself apart with its immersive display of geological chronicles, etched into the essence of the terrain. A journey along the canyon’s edge offers a mesmerizing tableau of sunlight and shadows dancing on the rust-hued stone formations.

Kolsay Lake: Mirror of Peace

Following this, you are led to the tranquility of Kolsay Lake, a triplet of mountain lakes cradled within the stark beauty of the Tien Shan mountains. Kolsay Lake is unique in its unearthly translucent surface, reflecting not just the majestic peaks but also embodying a deep-seated calm.

  • The transport is include on the total duration
Abay Ave 50
Abay Avenue
Parking lot at State Circus of Almaty
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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(4 Ratings)
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Nov 6, 2023
A very good one day trip activities. - A very well organized trip with lot of time in each stations. You can blindly select this itinerary. The bus will leave at 6AM and will return at 11PM. The guide will explain everything in English. The Volvo model sleeping seat bus is suitable for ultra long haul travel.
Review provided by Viator
Feb 15, 2024
Breathtaking views - I wouldn’t exactly call this a guided or “English” tour for the matter…this was more like a chauffeured sightseeing for the rest of us who didn’t speak kazakh or russian. The guides were great in their mother tongue but they could barely communicate in English. So suffice to say it was more like us being like sheep herded into the right spots. The views speak for themselves tho, just would’ve been great if we did pick up a thing or two about the places we went to. Personally, that’s what I also look forward from these tours because i’m used to taking them so I can learn about the place. We also had to stop twice in the middle of nowhere because the bus was acting up. The views were unmatched but manage your expectations for the rest.
Review provided by Viator
Nov 7, 2023
Nice trip - This was a nice but long countryside trip. The sceneries were beautiful. The tour guide doesn't speak English so his explanations are all in Russian. I didn't understanding anything. Meetup time was 6am (both driver and guide were late) and ended at around 9pm. Lunch was okay.
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up to 15 guests
May 2024