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The Charyn Canyon is one of the unique natural monuments of Kazakhstan. The canyon is about 12 million years old and surprises with its vertical cliffs, calling to mind ancient castles created by wind, sun, and rain. Kolsay Lakes National Park is one of the most beautiful places in Kazakhstan and a ‘must-see’ destination.
Charyn Canyon is one of the unique natural monuments of Kazakhstan. The canyon is about 12 million years old. It amazes with its vertical cliffs, calling to mind ancient castles created by wind, sun, and rain. Travel from Almaty for a full-day tour to see Charyn Canyon, one of Kazakhstan's natural treasures.
one hour of introduction to Almaty and Kazakhstan for free
As co-founders of Dostar Trips, we totally understand that you have no idea about us as a company (yet we hope our TripAdvisor reviews will help a bit) and it is obvious that you have some doubts and questions. So that is why we will be happy to meet you personally in Almaty or Shymkent for a cup of coffee or have a Zoom (GoogleMeet, Whatsapp) call and answer any of your questions, tell you more about what to visit in Kazakhstan, what to see in Almaty or other cities.
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choose your best Tour
Are you visiting Almaty on a business trip? We have some short walking tours for you to unwind from work! Or maybe you have a day or two to see around? Great, then let’s have a hike in the Ile Alatau mountains just behind Almaty, so you don’t even have to leave the city! Or how about a day trip to discover Charyn Canyon? The best thing if you came here for a week or so – we highly advise you to choose our “5-Day “No Rush” Active Tour” and enjoy visiting several amazing national parks around Almaty! Let’s go!
Explore Kazakhstan with dostar trips!
It all started back in 2016 when we printed out our first edition of Friendly Map for guests of Almaty and offered our tours at the backside of the map. Suddenly we started to have a good amount of calls and messages and we decided to start a tour company.
We provide unforgettable travel adventures in a laid-back ambiance with friendly knowledgeable guides.
discover the destination: south-east
Charyn Canyon is one of the most popular day-trips in the Almaty region. Its located 195 km east of Almaty, near the Chinese border. Wanna feel yourself a western hero? That’s the right place to try!
Kolsay & Kaindy Lakes
In this article we will answer the most frequently asked questions like “Where is Kolsay lakes”, “Hiking at Kolsai National Park”, “Is it possible to do camping on Kolsay Lakes”, and many more others.
Altyn Emel National Park
Altyn Emel National Park is one of my favorite places in the Almaty region! I love it for endless steppes, mysterious dark old mountains and feeling that it never changes – someone three hundred years ago could stay at the same place and see completely the same fantastic landscape! So let me show you what you will see at one of the largest national parks in Kazakhstan covering an area of about 4600 square kilometers.