Charyn Canyon tour
10 hours
SUV tour
Departure from Almaty

Charyn canyon, Bartogay reservoir - 1 day
Personal trip on an off-road vehicle

During this trip you will see the most popular piece of the Charyn Canyon - the "Valley of Castles". A magical place where you can walk at the very bottom of the canyon. Our driver-guide will show you the most beautiful viewing spots so that you can look at the canyon from the top and take the best pictures, then walk to the Charyn River at the end of the canyon gorge, watching local flora and fauna.

During the walk you will be surrounded by the mountains in the form of castles, looking at them people prefer to fantasize, someone sees a dog, a leopard, a turtle, or a human face.

The Charyn Canyon is one of the seven wonders of Kazakhstan, so having been here you can proudly say that you have seen a real miracle!

The Charyn Canyon trip includes:

Departure from Almaty
In the morning the driver will pick you up from your designated address and you will go to the Charyn Canyon (Valley of Castles), (220 km, approximately 3 hours).

Enroute there will be a stop near the market in the village of Baiseit, where you can buy snacks and drinks.
Arrival at the Valley of Castles
Upon arrival, the tour will start from the parking lot (approximately 3-4 hours), we will do trekking (3 km one way) at the bottom of the canyon.

At the end of the walk we will face the Charyn River, where you can cool off in hot weather and have a picnic.

On the way back, if you do not want to walk, you can use local taxi service.
Departure and arrival to the Lake Bartogay
After a walk in the Valley of Castles, we will drive to the Lake Bartogay (60 km, about 1 hour)

On the lake you will have a walk (30 min).
Return to Almaty
After sightseeing around the Bartogay Lake we will head back to the city (180 km, approximately 2.5 hours)

Upon arrival, the driver will stop at the appointed address in the city

Length: 460 km, approximately 6 hours

Total trip time: 10 hours

Season: all year (best time April-October)

The route can be changed or supplemented according to your request; If you want to see some attraction that is not listed in this program, please contact us - we will definitely try to resolve this issue and tell you about all the possible options.

Examples of options: For an additional fee, instead of the Bartogay Lake, we can travel to the Issyk Lake or the waterfall in Turgen.
1traveler - 250$ per person
2traveler - 135$ per person
3traveler - 100$ per person
4traveler - 80$ per person
5traveler - 70$ per person

Price includes
✅driver/guide/interpreter (English-speaking)
✅comfortable SUV or minivan
✅national parks entrance tickets
✅drinking water (2 liters)

Price for an SUV with a driver (regardless of the number of people, 6 people max)

Price includes
✅comfortable SUV or minivan
✅national parks entrance tickets
✅drinking water (2 liters)

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