Charyn Canyon and Kaindy Lake
13 hours
SUV tour
Departure from Almaty

Kaindy Lake and the Charyn Canyon (1 day trip)
Personal trip on an off-road vehicle

The tour will demonstrate you two unique natural phenomena that are included in the seven wonders of Kazakhstan, these are Kaindy Lake and Charyn Canyon, two wonders during one day trip; the Kaindy is a young lake that is a little over 100 years old, otherwise this place is called a flooded forest, due to the fact that in the place where the lake is now there had been coniferous forest and after the lake was filled with trunks, the trees remained in the lake looking incredibly beautiful. The Charyn Canyon is also one of the wonders of Kazakhstan and it fascinates with its landscapes and ages because it is more than 12 million years old, the length of the canyon is as much as 154 km and on this tour you will see the most beautiful 3 km of the canyon.

Kaindy lake trip includes:

Departure from Almaty
Early in the morning, at about 6-7 a.m, the driver will pick you up from the appointed address and take to the Kaindy Lake (300 km, around 5 h), along the way you will have a stop near the market in the village of Baiseit where you can buy snacks and drinks
Arrival to the Kaindy Lake
Upon arrival, the trip will begin from the parking lot (around 1.5-2 h), it will take 3 km trekking to the lake, the observation spot and to the river where it flows into the lake, you can swim here, the water in the lake is very cold, about 6 degrees Celsius, so if you do not be afraid of cold water, then take a swimsuit with you
Visiting the Saty village
After Kaindy Lake you will go to the village of Saty (14 km, about 30 min), here you will have lunch at the guest house of the local family
Visiting the Charyn Canyon
After lunch, you will go to the Charyn Canyon (100 km, approximately 1.5-2 hours), upon arrival, an excursion will begin from the parking lot (trekking - 3 km), at the end of the valley the Charyn river flows where you can cool off in hot weather, if you don't want to walk back, you can use a local taxi car to take you back to the parking lot
Return to Almaty
After a walking in the Charyn canyon, you will go back to the city (220 km, approximately 2.5 hours), upon arrival the driver will leave you at the agreed place in the city

Length: 635 km, approximately 9 hours

Total tour time: 13 hours

Season: all seasons (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: in addition to Kaindy Lake, you can visit the Kolsai Lake, but then you will have less time to walk around the Kaindy Lake and the Charyn Canyon.
Price for an SUV with a driver (regardless of the number of people, 6 people max)

Price includes
✅comfortable SUV

1traveler - 360$ per person
2travelers - 200$ per person
3travelers - 150$ per person
4travelers - 125 $ per person
5travelers - 110$ per person

Price includes:
✅driver/guide/interpreter (English)
✅comfortable SUV
✅lunch in the Saty village
✅national parks entrance tickets
✅drinking water (2 liters)

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