UNESCO Sites in Kazakhstan Tour will delight anyone with a curiosity in the patchwork history of this massive nomadic land. The tour includes visits to the Tian Shan Mountains, Tamgaly Petroglyphs and Khoja Ahmed Yasawi Mausoleum, all UNESCO-recognized World Heritage Sites. City tours of ancient Otrar and Sayram, Shymkent and Almaty are also included to enhance your understanding of Kazakhstan past and present.
Petroglyphs scatter the floor of a sleepy valley, bequeathed to us by the Kazakhs’ nomadic ancestors. A stately blue-domed burial vault keeps watch over the open steppe, weathering changes for over 500 years. Fringes of the Western Tian Shan Mountains, unmovable and age-old as the earth itself, embrace lively Almaty in their snowy grasp. Each destination is bound together by their status as one of Kazakhstan’s UNESCO World Heritage Sits, a title bestowed on the world’s most precious historical and cultural riches.