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2-day Tour to Charyn Canyon and Kolsay Lakes National Park provided by Friendly Tours - Dostar Trips

2-day Tour to Charyn Canyon and Kolsay Lakes National Park

2-day Tour to Charyn Canyon and Kolsay Lakes National Park
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About
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: - Visiting Valley of Castles at Charyn canyon - 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 - Best option if you have only two days
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Russian, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Russian, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 76292P6
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accomodation
  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • National Parks fees and tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Charyn National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kolsai Lake
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We do pick-up from all centrally located hotels in Almaty
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accomodation
  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • National Parks fees and tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Charyn National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kolsai Lake
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We do pick-up from all centrally located hotels in Almaty
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
3 stops
Day 1
Almaty - Charyn Canyon - Kaindy...
Day 2
Satty village - Kolsay Lake #1 -...
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Hong Kong82 contributions
Great tour
Aug 2019
Wonderful scenery, knowledgable guide, everything was absolutely great.Had to change itinerary due to bad weather, but alternative worked out great. Very friendly company indeed, before coming to Kazakhstan they answered all my questions in detail , and they were more informative on some practical questions (whether one needs to register if staying in the country for longer than 5 days or not) than the people in the hotel.
Written 10 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

EdMac77
Kununurra, Australia53 contributions
Highly recommend.
Aug 2019 • Couples
Our tour was fabulous, all we had hoped for and more. Dina, our guide, was excellent; giving us lots of information about Kazakhstan, Almaty and the regions we went to. Our home stay was great also. The scenery was beautiful.
Written 13 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for such a wonderful review. We are also very very happy that you liked the experience with Friendly Tours. Thanks again, Gaukhar, Co-founder & owner Friendly Tours
Written 9 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Aigerim R
10 contributions
Amazing All Inclusive Tour!
Jun 2019 • Friends
I enjoyed the tour a ton! Our tour guide was Dima! He is very passionate about Kazakhstan and a very knowledgeable tour guide. He knows history, geology of the region very well. Had fun also learning the plant types that grow in the mountains. The company is very considerate of the group's interests. So we did a lot of hiking into the wild. The views are breathtaking and pictures cannot represent even a bit of it.

Do not worry of anything to bring along, everything will be provided. Just your good hiking boots and a water bottle.
Written 16 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Culture793546
Thank you so much, Aigerim! We are happy you liked it! :)
Written 17 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
BramD385
BramD385
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Name of company no coincide
Gaukhar really lives up to the name of her business. It was truly a pleasure getting to know a "local" who is so pr
780petrat
780petrat
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Strongly recommend! Excellent and friendly care!
We only had 1 free day, so we took the Charyn Canyon trip and we do not regret! It is an amazing place and our nice
Y9940KZtomaszb
Y9940KZtomaszb
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I strongly recommend!
A great guide! Commitment, knowledge, preparation, friendly atmosphere. The program of the trip goes far beyond wha
Born2BK
Born2BK
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Great and Friendly Experience - Highly Recommended !!!
Review of: Almaty City Tour & Hiking around Almaty I had several wonderful days with the very professional and fri
JaneEbinger
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
bethesdabe
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
Anniexxoo
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
gravesrants
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
M1489
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
19vsc
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
Davidj7213
Davidj7213
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Incredible Service
Freindly Tours play in their own league. Right from the beginning the contact was very pleasant and the booking abs
santiagodebar
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
chrisraushanb
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
dogyui
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
hdhobart
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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