9 hours
SUV tour
Departure from Almaty

The Issyk Lake and the Bear waterfall
Personal tour on an off-road vehicle

The Issyk Lake, formed about 8000 years ago, is located in the Issyk gorge of the Zailiysky Alatau, about 70 km from the city of Almaty.

The lake is surrounded by mountains and has a very beautiful, turquoise color. The Issyk Lake can change color several times a day, which attracts tourists to this mysterious place!

You can have a small picnic on the lake, or stop by a trout farm along the way, where you can go fishing and taste the fish you just caught.

The Bear Waterfall is located in the Turgen Gorge, 70 km from the city of Almaty, in the Ile-Alatau National Park. The Turgen gorge has 7 waterfalls, but the most popular among tourists is the Bear waterfall, since the walking time to it is about half an hour. On the way to the waterfall, there is also a lot to see, a seething river, small wooden bridges, picnic lawns, majestic mountains. In the summer, this place is famous for its lush greenery, and a variety of herbs and flowers.

Optionally, we can visit the ostrich farm or a museum in the city of Issyk.
Tour includes:
Departure from Almaty
In the morning the driver will pick you up from the appointed address and you will go to the Bear waterfall (85 km, about 2 hours)
Arrival at the Bear Waterfall
Upon arrival, you will have trekking (2.5 km, 2 hours)
Visiting the Issyk lake
After visiting the Bear Falls, you will go to the Issyk Lake (40 km, around 50 minutes), upon arrival you will have a walking part (2 hours)
Return to Almaty
After the Issyk lake part of the trip you will go to the city (70 km, about 1.5 hours); Upon arrival, the driver will drive to the appointed spot.

Length: 195 km

Total time: 9 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.

Options: in addition to the lake and waterfall, you can visit an ostrich farm, fish in a trout farm, stop by the Golden Man Museum
Price for an SUV with a driver (regardless of the number of people, 6 people max)

Price includes
✅comfortable SUV

1traveler - 220$ per person
2traveler - 125$ per person
3traveler - 98$ per person
4traveler - 82$ per person
5traveler - 72$ per person

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

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To book your trip on a specific date we charge a deposit of only 10 percent of the total sum of money
We'll meet you at the airport and transfer you back
afterwards by request.
We care - our priority to do the best we can to choose or recommend the safest places to eat en-route.
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