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5-Day Active Tour provided by Friendly Tours - Dostar Trips

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Overview
Hello! My name is Gaukhar, I am a co-owner and guide of small local company based in Almaty. We as a team do what we really love: meet new people and share with them the best what Kazakhstan has to offer such as astounded nature, finger-licking cuisine and, of course, people - the most valuable part of any trip. During my own travels (mostly US & Europe) I understood that the long-lasting memories are created not by sights you visited, but by personal connections you make. I live and work in Kazakhstan all my life and still get excited by new places, new stories and new routes I can show to travellers! We look forward meeting you here! Highlights: - Open the mystery of Singing Dunes; hike the fantastic “lunar” Aktau mountains; - Enjoy a breathtaking scenery and take spectacular photographs while hiking around the lakes; visit a sunken forest of Kaindy lake; experience Kazakh cuisine and culture in a carefully selected homestay family; - See Charyn Canyon National Park
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6 stops
Day 1
Almaty - Basshi village -...
Day 2
Basshi village - Aktau Mountains...
Day 3
Basshi village - Charyn Canyon:...
Day 4
Satty village - Kolsay Lake #1 -...
Day 5
Satty village - Kaindy Lake -...
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Duration
5 days
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accomodation
  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • National Paks fees and tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Altyn-Emel
  • Entry/Admission - Charyn National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kolsai Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Kaindy
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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David j wrote a review Jan 2020
15 contributions1 helpful vote
Freindly Tours play in their own league. Right from the beginning the contact was very pleasant and the booking absolutely flawless. Marina from the office was always very helpful and could even help us out by providing the address of a laundry service in Almaty prior to our
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Culture793546, Manager at 5-Day Active Tour
Responded 3 Nov 2020
Thank you so much for your time spent to write such a detailed review! We were happy to arrange this tour for you and it is great to see that you have liked it! We hope you'll come back and we'll meet you like a friend again! ;)
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iamlulu wrote a review Oct 2019
Kathmandu, Nepal51 contributions27 helpful votes
Excellent service and helpful advice and easy communication with Friendly Tours (Marina). Driver Ruslan and Guide, Sabina, were both knowledgable, professional, competent and fun during our 5 Tour. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it, and when I asked for the itinerary to
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Culture793546, Manager at 5-Day Active Tour
Responded 16 Nov 2019
Dear Lynette, Thank you so much for your detailed review! We are happy that you and Benjamin liked our tour! We will pass your kind words to your guide Sabina and driver Ruslan! Regarding issues with emails - thank you so much for pointing this out, we will definetly make some changes into our email system! That's very important to hear honest feedback from our guests! Lynette, always welcome back to Kazakhstan, there is still so much to see! ;)
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33provence16 wrote a review Jul 2019
Aix-en-Provence, France7 contributions
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We don't offen write reviews but this one is up there. The tour is a great way to see some of this very large country in a short space of time. The scenery is awe-inspiring and the people are warm and genuine. see for yourself. Vladimir our tour guide par excellence, whose
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Culture793546, Manager at 5-Day Active Tour
Responded 22 Jul 2019
Hello Marion! Thank you a lot for writing such a detailed review! It means so much for us! We are happy to hear that you liked the tour with Vladimir! We hope David's birthday was memorable and full of joy! ;) Thank you for choosing us! Always welcome back to Kazakhstan!
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Friendly Tours - Dostar Trips
JaneEbinger
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Charyn canyon day trip
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city this is an excellent day trip from Almaty to the Cha
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bethesdabe
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Wonderful experience
It was a great experience. My guide was very knowledgeable, and the driver was great. Communication with me was g
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Anniexxoo
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Excellent Experience ! Highly Recommended !
Wonderful 1-Day Trip! We met very professional, experienced tour guide, and driver. A lot of attractions were intr
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gravesrants
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Interesting insights on Almaty city tour
I went to Almaty for what was supposed to be a girls weekend, but COVID19 made it a solo trip. Luckily, I had frien
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M1489
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A great experience tailored to our interests
We did a walking tour of Almaty with Olya, and then met her again for an amazing “Dinner With Locals” home dining e
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19vsc
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SClark-Voller
A delightful visit. Olya was friendly and informative and spoke excellent English. We visited the Nur Mabarak Unive
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santiagodebar
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Excellent experience with Friendly Tours in Southeast Kazakhstan.
I usually travel by myself, without guided tours, but I had little time to visit the area and in Friendly Tours the
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chrisraushanb
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Best your guides in Kazakhstan!!!
I've known the owner for more than 7 years now and I highly recommend to all tourist if you really want to see Kaza
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dogyui
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Great place Great guide
The place is very beautiful and if you are lucky , you will see something special animals that you haven't seen it
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aa x
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Great tour
Wonderful scenery, knowledgable guide, everything was absolutely great.Had to change itinerary due to bad weather,
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hdhobart
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6-8 hours trip to Big Almaty Lake and surroundings
This day trip was wonderful in so many ways. Dima is a generous guide, truly caring about the land and future of K
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MtAiryAve
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Excellent guide and driver
We are two 50s/60s couples and did two tours with Dima-a three hour walking tour of Almaty and then the overnight t
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ImolaG2
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Fantastic day with wonderful, friendly local Guide and polite Driver
I just had a fantastic full day tour with Gaukhar, my local Guide and a very polite Driver, Rashid. The tour worth
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Thomas R
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Extended one day trip into the nature of Kazakhstan
An excellent all-inclusive tour, not only to see countryside and nature around Almaty but also to be informed about
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philip d
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Big Almaty Lake Tour
This was an excellent trip. Dmitriy was a great guide, very knowledgeable and interesting. His English was very goo
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Key Details
  • Altyn-Emel, Altyn-Emel, and 3 more
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Russian
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