2 days tour to Charyn Canyon
Kolsay and Kaindy lakes

short tour around Almaty area


Tour plan

We leave from Almaty in the morning at 9 and return back to the city next day at20. 
We can modify this tour according to your request: change the itinerary or accommodation options such as YURT or hotels and etc. 
Total mileage : 690 km 

Charyn canyon with red rocks in Kazakhstan

Day 1

  • Departure from Almaty
  • Charyn Canyon (196 km, approximately 3.0 hours)
  • Arrival at the Charyn canyon, a walk along with the viewing
    (4 km both ways) adopted to beginners flat area (by option way back can be by taxi – extra money)
    Lunch – lunch box picnic
  • Departure to Saty village (guest house) (100 km, approx. 1.5 hour)
  • Departure to Lake Kaindy (15 km, approximately 40 minutes),
    hiking to the lake 4 km (both ways) Hiking up to the lake one way 3 km – going up there by horses going down by old authentic Russian car UAZ – 3km back
  • Departure to Saty village (15 km, approximately 40 minutes),
  • Dinner, sauna, campfire, free time

    Travel time: 7 hours (Day 1)

Lake Kolsai in the Southern Kazakhstan surrounded by mountains with spruce forests
Kaindy lake with sunken forest

Day 2

  • Breakfast in Saty (guest house)
  •  Departure to Lake Kolsai (15 km approximately 20 minutes)
  • Arrival at Kolsai lake, walk (Boating, catamaran) or hiking Back to village Lunch
  •  Departure towards the city
  • Departure to the observation deck of the Black Canyon (60 km,
    approximately 50 minutes)
  • Optional dinner at the cafe in Baiseit village.- extra money (here is famous delicious shashlik – duck/chicken file/chicken wings/lamb/vegetable/kebabs) or dinner at the hotel by own
  • Departure to Almaty (130 km, 1.5 hours)

    Travel time: 5 hours (Day 2)

  • Comfortable and well-prepared car 4×4 for rocky roads
  • Experienced driver and English speaking guide
  • Cozy guest house with inside shower, toilet and wifi
  • Home cooking 3 times a day meals, vegetarian option as well
  • Visit lower Kolsai lake, Kaindy lake, horseback and UAZ taxi way back Charyn Canyon and Black Canyon.
  • Eco fees in National natural parks Kolsai/Kaindy and Charyn
Not included
  • Horse riding fee
  • Boating/Catamaran fee
  • Dinner of the 2nd day in a cafe
  • Almaty accommodation


Price per person
2 pax4 pax6 pax

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If you would like to customize your tour please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are happy to organize a custom tour or to provide a modified itinerary based on one of the tours provided by the tour operators.

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