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Kazakhstan Tour: Turkestan Pilgrimage

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 12 people
Destination(s): Kazakhstan  
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History   Pilgrimage/Spirituality  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 250 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 500 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Almaty – Turkestan. Transfer to railway station – departure to Turkestan. Overnight in the train.

Day 2: Turkestan – Shymkent. Arrival to Turkestan. Visit of "Azret-Sultan" historical-architectural complex Khodja Akhmed Yassayu mausoleum, Turkestan town necropolis, oriental baths and underground mosk. In the evening visiting to “night bazaar”. Overnight in Turkestan hotel.

Day 3: Shymkent - Turkestan – Almaty. Early in the morning transfer to Shymkent. On the way visiting of Arystan-Bab (Khoja Akhmed Yassayu's teacher's mausoleum) and Otrar town excavations. Arrival to Shymkent. The rest of the day excursion to Sayram village: “Ibragim-Ata” mausoleum of Khoja Akhmed Yassaui's father; “Kharashash-Ana” mausoleum of Khoja Akhmed Yassaui's mother; Middle ages minaret.

After lunch continue excursion to Kemekalgan village - so called “forgiving sins “Adam and Eve” cliffs”, stone made statues of animals, water from healing strings. In the evening transfer to Shymkent railway station. Train back to Almaty. Overnight in the train.

Day 4: Arrival to Almaty. Transfer to the hotel.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- All landed transfers;
- Railway tickets Almaty-Turkestan-Almaty;
- Accommodation based on double room sharing, including breakfast;
- Sightseeing tour program in each city;
- English speaking guide in Shymkent and Turkestan;
- Entrance tickets to the sights, museums, mausoleums.

Price Excludes:
- Meals: Lunch and Dinner;
- Charges in hotels for additional services;
- Personal insurance.