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Across the Kazakh Steppe - Explore!
14 days

Across the Kazakh Steppe

From Almaty to Nur-Sultan
Tour Operator:
Explore!
Max group size:
16
Age range:
14 to 85
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
127666
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Itinerary

Start in Almaty and end in Nur-Sultan! With the Discovery tour Across the Kazakh Steppe, you have a 14 days tour package taking you through Almaty, Kazakhstan and 8 other destinations in Kazakhstan. Across the Kazakh Steppe includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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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
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
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Where You'll Stay

Hotel
11 nights
Guesthouse
2 nights

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.3
  • 4.5
  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
    This tour was standout compared to the rival offerings for doing so many aspects of Kazakh history and society - the parks, Aral Sea, Baikonur and Astana/Nur Sultan. I would be looking to re-mould the Aral Sea days to add more things to see if possible... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm glad that you found the trip so enjoyable overall.
    Trip date: June 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
    This is an amazing trip and as Svetlana said 'It is a country of many different lights' and we saw all those lights. It was wonderfully varied and showed all the major aspects of Kazakhstan. Highly recommend this trip. Shame the ships in the Aral Sea... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for the great feedback, we're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your Kazakhstan adventure. Thanks, The Explore Team
    Trip date: June 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
    The Explore itinerary and the actual itinerary differed quite a bit. Generally the actual itinerary we followed was better and we had less 'free time' than the Explore document listed which was especially an advantage in Astanta- Nur-Sultan which is... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review and feedback. Hope to travel with you in the future.
    Trip date: September 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    I would highly recommend this trip to any potential Explore travellers for its interest, variety and welcome. I felt very safe in all parts of Kazaghstan and confident to walk about the towns on my own. The local eople were extremely welcoming and... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for the great feedback on your Kazakhstan adventure!
    Trip date: June 2018
    Review collected by Explore!

Dates & Availability

14 days
Across the Kazakh Steppe
From Almaty to Nur-Sultan
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Good to Know

  • Currency
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    Kazakhstan
  • Plugs & Adapters

    As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F.

    Type C
    Kazakhstan
    Type E
    Kazakhstan
    Type F
    Kazakhstan
  • Vaccines
    • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Kazakhstan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Kazakhstan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Kazakhstan. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Kazakhstan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Rabies - 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.
  • Visa
    • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
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    • For any tour departing before October 8th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after October 8th, 2021, a minimum payment of 30% is required to confirm your booking with Explore!. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 65 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Explore! will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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