Duration: 12 hours
Distance: 220 km
Tour departs: 08:00
Bus ride : 1,5 hours
Bus: Neoplan, Setra (50 pax)
Days: every weekend
Description: Architecture is sometimes called "stark music", "song of stones". Beatiful comparisons…. In every city there is its own architecture, it own "song of stones". We would like to invite you to a "city", where the architect is nature. The city is built in a very special, unique landscape style. Name of this city is "Charyn". It is situated about 195 km east of Almaty. We invite you to go sightseeing on its "streets".
The excursion starts in Almaty. We will leave crowded city, will pass villages and summer cottages, going along Ili valley. Four hours trip in a comfortable bus, accompanied with the picturesque view of Alatau mountains and interesting stories, will brining you closer and closer to a wonderful adventure!
Going to Charyn Canyon we will be crossing vast Syugatin valley, which looks like Issyk-Kul basin, only waterless.
And now adventure starts…. Everybody goes down to the canyon.
Charyn Canyon is an amazing creation of nature that exsists for millions of years, picturesque and very diverce in geomorfological aspects. The hight of steep mountainsides reaches 150-300 meters. Numerous ravines and gullies make dense rambling net. Wind and water created stunning "Castles Valley". The length of it is more than two kilometers, the width - 20-80 meters. All along the valley you are surrounded by towers of fantastical forms, built of sedimentary. Their age is about 12 million years. All this time the nature was creating these architectural wonders, without haste was building the majestic castles. You may spend hours walking in this fairy tail, astonished by the inventiveness of nature!
On the bottom of the canyon is roaring Charyn river. Here you will have a rest and a luch, guide will be giving more information about the place. Tour over neighbouring canyons and ridges will make ineffaciable impression.
Journey to ancient history comes to the end. Sunset colours peaks of Alatau mountains. In the bus light fatigue makes you sleepy …. and in your sleep you will see majestic Charyn "castles"…
You can alter the duration of your tour and places of visits by adding one of the extensions. Our tour operator will work closely with you or your travel agent to carefully prepare an itinerary based on your stated interests.