Kazakhstan

Ascension Cathedral, Almaty
Ascension Cathedral, Almaty
Mountains within Alamty
Mountains within Alamty
Lake Issyk
Lake Issyk
Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasavi, Turkistan
Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasavi, Turkistan
Astana City
Astana City
Ruins of Otrar
Ruins of Otrar
Babaja-Khatun Mausoleum, Taraz City
Babaja-Khatun Mausoleum, Taraz City

Kazakhstan was the land of the Saka and many other famous tribes – home of many glorious cities and nomadic empires in the past, as well as the scene of bloody and devastating wars. From its early beginnings, this large land in the middle of Eurasia lay at the junction of Silk Roads, and housed a multitude of cultures both sedentary and nomadic. By the 15th century the first khanates appeared, hinting at the single political entity that the country would become. Kazakhstan presents a majestic landscape - high mountains, green valleys, lake-dotted steppe, western deserts and remote underground mosques... and affluent cities. Join us on a varied and unique journey - passing through the lands of the ancient residents of Kazakhstan, and tour wild steppes where nomads lived in harmony with nature.

  • Discover the blue tiled wonder of the mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi
  • View the thousands of petroglyphs decorating the rocks at Tamgaly from the Bronze and Iron Ages
  • Explore the dead city of Sauran, a former hub of the Silk Road which now stands alone amidst the Kazakh Steppe

Themes

  • Rock Art
  • Medieval
  • Historic Churches
  • Great Cities
  • Eastern
  • Cultural Excursion

Practicalities

  • Special Access
  • All Inclusive

What's Included

  1. Expert Guide Lecturer
  2. Tour Manager
  3. Local Travel - Private a/c coach
  4. Meals - All meals included with wine at dinner
  5. Entries & Tips - Entry to all sites in programme; tips included
  6. Field Notes
  7. Hotels
  8. Flights

Hotel Info

3 nights in Almaty
2 nights in Taraz
1 night in Shymkent
2 nights in Turkistan
2 nights in Kyzylorda
1 night in Baikonur city
2 nights in Astana

Travel Information

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