Tour to Kaskelen town is a fascinating journey to beautiful and untouched Kaskelen mountain gorge. You will take hiking tour in the mountains, elk farm where you can see herds of elks at holistic grazing, at the altitude of 2000 m above sea level. You will visit unique historical and ethnographic complex, spread out in the open air in the foothills of Ushkonyr plateau, a picturesque place, one of the well-known and safe all over CIS countries.
13:50 Meeting at the airport.
15:20 Hiking in the mountains, elk farm where you can see herds of elks at holistic grazing, at the altitude of 2000 m above sea level. Taste national dish "Kuyrdak" made of elk Lunch at elk farm at own payment (calculate 8-10 USD per person).
17:20 Transfer to «Nomad» ethnic center.
18:00 Check in to Yurt (accommodation: yurts on the double/sharing basis). Nomad ethnic is unique historical and ethnographic complex.
19:00 1 hour horse riding
20:00 Dinner at Yurt at own payment (calculate 8-10 USD per person). Overnight.
09:00 breakfast (is included) - (or outdoor breakfast on the top of the mountain + 39 USD per person). Free time.
10:00 Yurt demonstration, detailed demonstration how the yurt is assembled, how each element of its exterior and interior was made.
10:30 Demonstration of sport art of nomads (1,5-2 hours):
Archery during horse riding,
Kokpar national game demonstration. Kokpar - is the kazakh ancient national equestrian sport, it is the competition on strength and agility, stamina and horse - riding skills.
Trick riding (jigitovka/ equestrian vaulting).
Wrestling horseback (audaryspak) demonstration. Audaryspak is kind of national sport requires good skills in hand-to hand fighting and jigitovka. Audaryspak one of the most widely spread international sport of Kazakhstan extended in central Asia and Middle Asia.
12:30 lunch at the yurt (not included into the cost).
13:30 free time or master classes (are not included into the cost):
16:00 departure to the Falcon Farm, where you will enjoy a spectacular show with specially trained hawks - hunting with them is one of the most unique features of the Kazakh way of life.
17:00 Birds of prey show. Sunkar Falcon Farm was originally established to protect the falcon, whose numbers dropped alarmingly in the ’80s and ’90s, when a thriving market developed to export the birds to Arabia for big money. Habitat degradation and the impact of agrochemicals are other big issues confronting almost all birds of prey in Kazakhstan. Sunkar has around 400 birds it is taking care of from 15 species of owl, eagle, lammergeyer, vulture, hawk and falcon. The birds that stay at the center have been rescued and cannot be released anymore into the wild, they would not survive.
18:00 Departure to Almaty.
1. Transport with professional driver per itinerary
2. Accommodation: 1 night – double/sharing basis – yurt
3. English Speaking guide services
4. Tickets to Nomad ethnic center and birds of prey show
5. Horse riding – 1 hour - day 1
6. Entrance (eco)fees (except photo and video charges)
7. Meals: day 2 – breakfast.
8. Transfer from airport.
2. Archery master classes – 12 USD per person
3. Craft workshops (carpet weaving, embroidery, work with ceramics/pottery, wood, leather) - 12 USD per person
4. Cooking classes – 39 USD per group.
5. Yurt assemble 118 USD per group
6. Photo and video charges
8. Portages at airports and hotels
9. Tips and gratuities
10. Any personal expenses
11. Any services not included in the above itinerary
Important – early arrival are not included (by program).
Additional supplements could be offered depending to the international flight tourist used.
There should be 100% prepayment of the tour package before 30 days of arrival.
10% of the payment are non-refundable.
The fines are 60% if you cancel the tour package less than 30 days of arrival. The fines are 100% if you cancel the tour package less than 15 days of arrival.
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