from$ 62
Duration 1 day
Category HIKING
Season Year-round

Together with us you will discover Burabai National Park, fantastic area with unique and inimitable beauty of landscapes, created by nature. The Burabai area is referred to as the “Pearl of Kazakhstan” and is rich with lakes, forests and hundreds of animal species.

Together with us you will discover Burabai National Park, fantastic area with unique and inimitable beauty of landscapes, created by nature. The Burabai area is referred to as the “Pearl of Kazakhstan” and is rich with lakes, forests and hundreds of animal species.

1 Day

07:00 departure from Astana to Burabai National park (Borovoe). Park occupies 85000 hectares of northeastern part of Kokshetau elevation. There are 14 lakes in the park, each having surface area of more than 1, and a large number of small lakes. In the middle of the steppe 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.

10:00arrival. Short tour to Burabay, guide will tell you the history and legends of the resort, which is famous for it. You will visit blue bay, admire the magnificent panorama of the Big Chebachye lake, Zhumbaktas rock (Riddle Rock), Abylai Khan Valley, each having the surprising legends reflecting history and identity of Kazakh nation (duration 2 hours).

Climbing the Mount Bolektau, as it only takes about 30 minutes to walk, offers an easily navigated land stretch, and brings to views of both Lake Burabay and Lake Bolshoye Chebachye.

12:00  lunch (is not included).

13:00 Museum of Botai culture. The museum dedicated to the ancient Botai culture contains valuable archaeological findings which are over six thousand years old. The architectural and cultural facility is located at the foot of the Zhekebatyr Mountain. The facility has seven halls containing items from the Botai era. Each of the items is unique in its own way.

14:00 boat trip around Burabay lake. Lake Borovoye is considered the most beautiful and distinguished by its size. Located 70 kilometres from the city of Kokshetau, the blue waters of the lake are extremely popular among locals and tourists.

15:00 departure to Astana.

18:00 arrival and transfer to the hotel. End of service.

  • English-speaking guide
  • Transport with professional driver per itinerary (including airport pick up and drop off)
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned monuments (except photo and video charges)
  • Photo and video charges
  • Accommodation in Astana
  • Meals + Beverages
  • Portages at airports and hotels
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any services not included in the above itinerary

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  1. a 90 % refund for cancellations made at least 15 days  in advance of the start date of the experience. (Except for the tours to Baikonur Cosmodrome, see point 5)
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5.1 a 90% refund for cancellations made after the payment is made before the permission from Roscosmos State Corporation is received.

5.2. a 80% refund in case of cancellation of the tour after receiving permission to visit the Cosmodrome  Baikonur by Roscosmos , regardless of the time.

5.3. a 0% refund for cancellations made 14 days prior to the tour start.

5.4. a 80% refund in case when Roscosmos refuses the Customer  in permission to visit the spaceport (Cosmodrome Baikonur),

5.5. a 80% refund is applicable when Roscosmos either transfers or cancels the launch of the spacecraft, unless  the Customer chooses to use  the tour package of ‘between launches’ period, in this case the cost of the tour is recalculated and the difference is transferred to the account of the Customer.

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