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Hour Jeep Safari tour itinerary for Almaty & Sharyn Canyon: 2-Day Trip To Charyn Canyon, Kolsay & Kaindy Lakes

Almaty, Sharyn Canyon

Nature Tour
Eco Tourism Tour
Jeep Safari Tour

Embark on this short 2-day trip to the gorgeous valleys of Kolsay lakes. Spend overnight in a scenic mountain hotel, and enjoy daily walks or horse rides. Savour local homemade meals as you visit the stunning Charyn Canyon and Kaindy lake and explore the local market in Baiseit village.

DAY 01

Day 1- Kolsay Lake

  • 07:00: Departure from your hotel in Almaty.

  • 08:30: Stop in a road market in Baiseit village.

  • 12:00: Home-made lunch in Saty village 12 km from Kolsay Lake.

  • 13:30: Arrival at Kolsay Lake (hiking/horse riding to the second Kolsay Lake).

  • 18:30: Departure from Kolsay Lake.

  • 19:15: Arrival at a local home residence in Saty village 12 km from Kaindy Lake (open-air barbeque).

DAY 02

Day 2- Kaindy Lake & Charyn Canyon

  • 07:00: Breakfast.

  • 08:00: Departure from Saty village 12 km from Kaindy Lake.

  • 09:00: Arrival at Kaindy Lake (walking/horse riding to Lake and panorama view).

  • 11:00: Departure from Kaindy Lake.

  • 12:00: Arrival at Saty village (homemade lunch).

  • 13:30: Departure from Saty village.

  • 15:45: Arrival to Charyn canyon (SUV tour inside canyon, coffee break).

  • 18:30: Departure Charyn canyon.

  • 21:30: Arrival at Almaty.

  • 475 USD Per Group
  • Car and fuel

  • Driver-guide

  • Coffee

  • Meals.

  • Accommodation.

  • Entrance fees.

  • Kolsay lakes is the system of 3 picturesque lakes are located 330km south from Almaty on the altitude of 1800, 2250 and 2700 respectively. Area is interesting in it’s geological landscape and availability of rare plants and tranquil untouched nature.

  • Kolsay lakes are often called as Pearls of Northen Tyan-Shian.The sunken forest of lake Kaindy is a stunning view to behold and a lovely place to relax for a picnic when going east from Almaty.

  • In 1911, an earthquake triggered a large landslide, which formed a natural dam on the slopes of the Kungey Alataurange outside of Almaty. The imposing Shrank spruce trees that previously formed a forest there, were now suddenly submerged in the lake that was born from the landslide.

  • Charyn Canyon is a unique natural monument, stretching for 154km along the banks of Charyn river in south from Almaty. It consist out of sedimentary rocks which are about 12 million years old. The height of canyon walls can be up to 300 meters. The most interesting tourist place is Valley of Castles, curvy 2-km path through the bottom of canyon will lead you along picturesque mountains, red cliffs and rocks.

Highlights of the tour:

  • Visit a road market in Baiseit village, local home residence and traditional food in Saty village, hiking in Kolsay Lake, amazing view in Kaindy Lake, walk inside the Charyn canyon, barbecue in open air.

  • Route:Almaty, Baiseit village, Saty village, Kolsay Lake, second Kolsay lake, Saty village, Kaindy Lake, Charyn canyon, Almaty.

  • Road length:600 km

Almaty, Sharyn Canyon

Nature Tour
Eco Tourism Tour
Jeep Safari Tour

Contributed By

Kirill Nazarov

starting from
USD 475
Type of Tour

Private Tour


This tour is offered throughout the year.The tour starts at 07:00 hours.

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