One day Private Tour to Charyn Canyon, Kaindy and Kolsay Lakes
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Charyn Canyon
Embark on a breathtaking one-day private tour to Charyn Canyon, Kaindy and Kolsay Lakes in Kazakhstan. Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of these natural wonders and be captivated by the mystery and uniqueness of these extraordinary landscapes.
Duration: 14 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Charyn Canyon - From Almaty to Charyn Canyon 2,5 hours by private car.
    The Canyon has been described as the Grand Canyon’s little brother. The Canyon itself is approximately 150 km long, and, in places up to 300 meters deep. We will visit “Valley of Castles”, the length is 2,5 km, the depth is 20-80 meters.
    The story of the Canyon is that it was formed about 25 million years ago.
    If you are keen of hiking, we can for hiking 2.5km for one side till the Charyn river or we can take a car with open roof to admire the view from the car. There are spectacular, beautiful view of Canyon and river.

  • Lake Kaindy - After Charyn Canyon we will go to Saty village where we will have lunch in local guest house or yurt. After lunch it will take 40 minutes to Kaindy lake. We will change car 2 times (old cars), after that we will walk around 15 minutes to reach Kaindy lake. Free time on Kaindy lake will take around 1 hour.
    Lake Kaindy is at an altitude of 2000m and geologically very young. This 400m long lake was formed in 1911 after an earthquake triggered an enormous limestone landslide, which formed a natural dam in the gorge that was covered by spruce trees.

  • Kolsai Lake - After Kaindy we will go to Kolsay lake through Saty village by our own car.
    Kolsay Lakes – one of the most beautiful places in Kazakhstan. These lakes are located at heights 1800, 2250 and 2700 metres above sea level. We will visit the first lake, which is located at the height of 1818 metres, has the length of 1 km, and width about 300 metres. Once visited this place, will never forget their magnificence and calmness around

What's Included
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • In-vehicle air conditioning
  • All fees and/or taxes
  • Lunch
What's Not Included
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Boating/16 usd, horse riding /23usd per person half an hour
Additional Information

In one day you can visit the most beautiful places with Spectacular nature Charyn Canyon ‘little brother of Grand Canyon’, Kolsay lake- pearl of Tyan Shan mountain and Kaindy lake- flooded forest. Incredible view,the most unusual, mysterious and inexplicable natural phenomena won’t leave you indifferent.
Inspire yourself with the beauty of Kazakhstan nature.

Charyn Canyon
Charyn National Park, Charyn River
Cancellation Policy

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

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Feb 5, 2024
Almaty, Kazakhstan trip experience - Hi Aseel, thank you for the wonderful time.You were exceptional in managing our 2 days. We highly recommend Ms. Aseel. All our requirements were dealt with in detail with no fuss at all.
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Nov 16, 2023
Lovely day - I loved it😉 I thought it was going to be a very long drive, but it was a very pleasant one ,my guide was excellent and likely the weather was great . Fully recommendable 😇
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Oct 13, 2023
Solo Travel Almaty KZ - Really had a fun and enjoyable experience. Breath of fresh air. Bery relaxing away from hustle from work. Knowledgeable tour guide.
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Oct 5, 2023
Worth every minute and money spend - We are 100% satisfied with the experience we got! Long drives by car, but it was worth the wait to see all this beauty. Alina was professional guide, who introduced us to both the history and the culture of the local population. Also in mountains we got lot of vintage soviet car experience :). Everything was well organized, we moved from places of interest without haste, we fit in on time.
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Sep 9, 2023
Best Tour Guide in Almaty ! - I was recommended Almaty Inspirations Tour by my Hotel. Alina was my initial contact and she was very prompt in responding and booking last minute tour for the next day. The Tour Guide Asel was great, she made the tour very enjoyable with her local knowledge. I have travelled a lot, she was one of the best tour guides I have come across. Our driver for the day Azad was very friendly yet professional as well. I ended up booking another full day tour with Asel for the next day and would recommend her and Almaty Inspirations tour to any one visiting Almaty. I would definitely be visiting Almaty again soon and wouldn’t hesitate to contact Almaty Inspirations Tour again. Asim Naim
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
April 2024