Charyn Canyon, located 200 km from Almaty, perhaps is the most atypical sight of Kazakhstan, as well as one of the most famous. The canyon extends for 154 kilometers and is located where the Great Steppe ends and the Tien Shan mountains begin. Charyn Canyon is the largest canyon in Central Asia, and its age, according to scientists, is about 12 million years. The canyon looks amazing at any time of the year!
The tour starts early in the morning as the road from Almaty to the Charyn Canyon takes more than three hours. You will see gorgeous landscape, walk on high panoramas and along the Valley of Castles, among the steep cliffs with a height of more than 100 meters. Here you can take beautiful photos, sip delicious tea at the edge of the canyon and just enjoy the incredible scenery created by nature. Be prepared to spend the whole day on the trip, the duration of the tour will be about 10-12 hours.
The tour starts from your hotel in Almaty. After the tour, the guide will accompany you to your hotel, or any other point in the city.
What about 2-days tour?
We have really great 2-days tour, included Charyn Canyon and amazing mountains lakes Kolsai and Kaindy. If you have more time, we recommend to you this option!