DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1. Astana, Arrival
Arrival to Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. Meeting and greeting at Astana International airport or railway station. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation (check-in at 14:00). Overnight in the hotel.
Day 2. Astana
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Astana-Baiterek Monument, the meeting point for 3-hour Astana sightseeing group tour. The tour departs at 10:00.
After meeting your guide at the central entrance to Astana-Baiterek monument you will start a walk through the Millennium Axis, where you will see the buildings and skyscrapers, overwhelming with their non-standard shapes and forms. After acquaintance with the buildings on the Water Green Boulevard, you will visit the world's largest building of the tent structure "Khan Shatyr" and continue the tour with a walk along the embankment of the Yesil River, where the history of the city was started in the 19th century. The circle route will be completed by the observation of the architectural ensemble of Tauelsizdik Square, where your guide will reveal the symbolism of the grandiose structure - the mosque of Khazret Sultan, and you will be told about the peculiarities of the unique creation of the British architect Norman Foster - the Palace of Peace and Accord. Having returned to the starting point of the route, you will go up with a guide to the observation platform of the "tree of life" - the Astana-Baiterek monument.
Lunch in the city and transfer to the hotel. Free time in Astana. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 3. Astana-Borovoe-Astana
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Astana-Baiterek Monument, the meeting point for Burabai National Park group day tour. The tour departs at 09:00.
Having met with the guide at the main entrance to the Astana-Baiterek monument, you will begin your journey to the mirror-like lakes of Borovoe resort area. Before the tour, you will be provided with 1,5L of bottled water and packed lunch consisting of main dish, salad, bread, drink, seasonal fruit, biscuit or pastry to enjoy along the tour. You are welcome to bring your personal snack, tea or coffee in a container with a lid on it.
On the way to the resort, which is 270 km away from Astana, the professional guide will give you an introduction to history of this region. Burabai National park (Borovoe) occupies 85000 hectares of northeastern part of Kokshetau elevation. There are 14 lakes in the park, each having surface area of more than 1 sq.km, and a large number of small lakes. There are no monuments of material heritage in Borovoe. But the nature itself has created the unique natural landscapes of extraordinary beauty with combination of majestic mountain scenery, blue mirror lakes, coniferous and deciduous groves.
On arrival you will visit the Khan’s pass and see "Burabay" mountain. On Abylai Khan Glade you will feast your eyes upon “Ush-Kyz”, “Ok-Zhetpes”, “Zhumbaktas” rocks and “Kokshetau” mountain, each having the surprising legends reflecting history and identity of the Kazakh people. During the tour you will have about an hour of free time to walk in the wood or lake shore and enjoy your lunch. Further you will have an easy hiking on “Bolektau” mountain, on the top of which the tremendous view of Borovoe lake and its surroundings opens.
Excursion to Borovoe allows to remove not only physical, but also psychological fatigue, and also to enjoy marvelous views of an unusual oasis in the middle of the Kazakhstan steppe, where the century pine woods hide a set of secrets and riddles, attracting by its beauty and greatness.
The approximate time of arrival to the original meeting point at Astana-Baiterek monument is around 19:00. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 4. Astana, Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Hotel check-out before 12:00. Free time in Astana. Transfer to the airport or railway station. Departure.
Nur-sultan international airport
1. Standard Double/Twin accommodation in Ibis Hotel 3* (3 nights)
2. Transfers to/from airport or railway station
3. Transfers to/from the hotel in Days 2 and 3 according to the program
4. Meals: standard hotel breakfasts, lunch in Day 2, packed lunch in Day 3
5. Group sightseeing tours according to the program in Days 2 and 3
1. Single accommodation supplement (54 USD)
2. Surcharge for early hotel check-in or late hotel check-out (48 USD per Twin/Double room, 42 USD per Single room)
3. Meals not included into the tour price
4. Additional sightseeing tours and services not indicated in the program
5. International flight ticket
6. Visa support and registration on the territory of Kazakhstan, if required
7. Insurance policy
8. Personal and other expenses not indicated in the program
Tour reservation requires full payment, which is refundable in case of tour cancellation more than 1 day before tour start date.
For cancellation of the tour after making payment - 10% of the total price is not refundable.
Tour price is not refundable in case of tour cancellation 1 day or less before tour start date, as well as in case of no-show.
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