from$ 296
Duration 3 Days
Category SAFARI
Season May - October

Horseback riding tour to untouched Uzynkargaly gorge. Explore unique nature of Tien Shan and improve your equestrian skills.

Horseback riding tour to untouched Uzynkargaly gorge. Explore unique nature of Tien Shan and improve your equestrian skills


horseback riding tour to untouched Uzynkargaly gorge. Explore unique nature of Tien Shan and improve your equestrian skills.


1 Day

10:00 Short Almaty city tour. The tour starts with sightseeing in central part of Almaty.

You will visit the Green Bazaar, where it is impossible to refrain from shopping. It is the great chance to experience an atmosphere of the real eastern market.

Our next destination is the Kok-Tobe hill where the tallest TV tower in the world is located (if to count from the sea level) and where you will get by the picturesque winding mountain road. In Kok-Tobe Park you can stroll along the winding paths of the park, admire the magnificent panorama of the city from the special observation deck and visit the shop of national souvenirs. The first part of the tour ends with the short ride from the top of the hill to the center of the city by the famous Almaty cableway

13:00 lunch (at own payment - calculate 8-10 USD per person).

15:00 Shymbulak resort, Medeo Skating Rink. After exploration of sport, cultural and business areas of the city you will get to the Medeo Gorge, well known due to the highest mountain skating rink in the world and the dam, protecting the city from dangerous mudflow.

18:00 Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel (Almaty)

2 Day

09:00 Breakfast at the hotel.

10:00 Transfer to «Nomad» ethnic center. Nomad ethnic is unique historical and ethnographic complex. Check in to Yurt (accommodation: yurts on the double/sharing basis).

11:00 One day horse riding tour (5-6 hours riding) is a fascinating journey to beautiful and untouched Uzyn kargaly gorge. Trans-Ili Alatau is the most northerly mountain gorge of Tien Shan. The highest altitude 5017 m above sea level. On the northern slope of the deep drains river Uzyn kargaly. Mountain back with his hard-tops attracts many climbers. In addition to climbing routes in the mountains and hiking trails are laid. Uzyn kargaly gorge differs from the other parts of Trans-Ili Alatau system because of absence of the forest zone (subalpine and alpine zones are presented). You can see raspberries, dried apricot and apples. There are also different medical herbs such as sage, thyme and milfoil. Lunch (outdoor picnic is included into the cost). Free time. Return to the ethno center.

18:00 arrival and dinner at Yurt (at own payment - calculate 8-10 USD per person). Overnight at the yurt.

3 Day

09:00 Breakfast (is included) - (or outdoor breakfast on the top of the mountain + 39 USD per person).

10:00 Hiking in the mountains, elk farm where you can see herds of elks at holistic grazing, at the altitude of 2000 m above sea level. Taste national dish "Kuyrdak" made of elk Lunch at elk farm at own payment (calculate 8-10 USD per person).

12:00 departure to the Big Almaty lake and Falcon Farm, where you will enjoy a spectacular show with specially trained hawks - hunting with them is one of the most unique features of the Kazakh way of life.

13:00 lunch (at own payment - calculate 8-10 USD per person).

17:00 Birds of prey show. Sunkar Falcon Farm was originally established to protect the falcon, whose numbers dropped alarmingly in the ’80s and ’90s, when a thriving market developed to export the birds to Arabia for big money. Habitat degradation and the impact of agrochemicals are other big issues confronting almost all birds of prey in Kazakhstan. Sunkar has around 400 birds it is taking care of from 15 species of owl, eagle, lammergeyer, vulture, hawk and falcon. The birds that stay at the center have been rescued and cannot be released anymore into the wild, they would not survive.

18:00 Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel (Almaty)

  • Transport with professional driver
  • English speaking tour guide
  • meals – day 2 lunch, day 3 breakfast
  • accommodation - 1 night – double/sharing basis – yurt
  • horse riding for 5-6 hours
  • transportation to the gorge and instructor services
  • Medeo and Koktobe cableway tickets
  • Entrance fee to Nomad and birds of prey show
  • Meals
  • Accommodation in Almaty
  • Outdoor breakfast on the top of the mountain – 39 USD per person
  • Archery master classes – 12 USD per person
  • Cooking classes – 39 USD per group.
  • Yurt assemble 118 USD per group
  • Visa costs and processing
  • Photo and video charges
  • Alcohol + Beverages
  • International and domestic flights
  • Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any services not included in the above itinerary

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