Across the Kazakh Steppe (2019)

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Across the Kazakh Steppe (2019) - Explore!
Across the Kazakh Steppe (2019) - Explore!


Start in Almaty and end in Astana! With the discovery tour Across the Kazakh Steppe (2019), you have a 14 day tour package taking you through Almaty, Kazakhstan and 8 other destinations in Kazakhstan. Across the Kazakh Steppe (2019) is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
14 to 79 year olds
Hotel, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Plane
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure, In-depth Cultural
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    4.0 - Good

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    4.5 - Excellent

    Amazing tour with a lot of cultural insights!

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip in Almaty
  2. Day 2: Full day exploring the old capital of Almaty
  3. Day 3: Morning drive to Altyn Emel National Park, afternoon visit to 'Singing Dune'
  4. Day 4: Full day exploring the hills and gorges of Altyn Emel National Park
  5. Day 5: Morning visit to Charyn Canyon, walk along the rim before returning to Almaty and overnight train to Turkestan
  6. Day 6: Explore the old Silk Road trading post of Turkestan
  7. Day 7: Catch the day train to Aral Sea, travelling across the vast Kazakh Steppe
  8. Day 8: Explore the stricken village of Aralsk, a once-busy trading port on the Aral Sea
  9. Day 9: Travel by train to Baikonur, afternoon exploring Baikonur museum and International Space School
  10. Day 10: Explore Baikonur Cosmodrome, and sit in a cosmonaut's seat
  11. Day 11: Drive to Kyzlorda and fly to Kazakhstan's gleaming capital
  12. Day 12: Full day to explore the modern city of Astana
  13. Day 13: Morning visit to Alzhir gulag. Free afternoon in Astana.
  14. Day 14: Trip ends in Astana

What's included

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights



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Across the Kazakh Steppe (2019)

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  • June 2019
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  • Sunday
    Jun 2, 2019
    from Almaty
    14 Days
    Jun 15, 2019
    to Astana
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    USD $4,185
  • Monday
    Sep 30, 2019
    from Almaty
    14 Days
    Oct 13, 2019
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    USD $4,733
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    Oct 14, 2019
    from Almaty
    14 Days
    Oct 27, 2019
    to Astana
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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go



Plugs & Adapters



Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Recommended for Kazakhstan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Kazakhstan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for Kazakhstan. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Kazakhstan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Recommended for Kazakhstan. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Kazakhstan. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Tick-borne encephalitis
Recommended for Kazakhstan. Ideally 6 months before travel.


Almaty is the starting point and Astana is the endpoint.
Your money is safe with TourRadar, as we only pay the tour operator after your tour has departed.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 30% to confirm this Explore! booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 16 February 2019 the full payment of $4,185 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $4185 for Across the Kazakh Steppe (2019), but the deposit of 30% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
Some departure dates and prices may vary and Explore! will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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Covering a total distance of approx 2,681 km.
  • Almaty (Kazakhstan)
  • 176 km
  • Altyn Emel National Park (Kazakhstan)
  • 76 km
  • Charyn Canyon National Park (Kazakhstan)
  • 175 km
  • Almaty (Kazakhstan)
  • 522 km
  • Aksu-Zhabagly National Park (Kazakhstan)
  • 89 km
  • Shymkent (Kazakhstan)
  • 154 km
  • Turkestan (Kazakhstan)
  • 468 km
  • Baikonur (Kazakhstan)
  • 190 km
  • Kyzylorda (Kazakhstan)
  • 831 km
  • Astana (Kazakhstan)

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