Shymkent – the heart of the Silk Way

Shymkent – the heart of the Silk Way
Duration : 5 days/4 nights
Start point: Shimkent
End point : Shimkent
Price : from 14 205 ₽/ 193 €/ 223 $
from 10 persons

TOUR PROGRAM

Day 1
Arrival in Shimkent . Transfer from the airport to hotel.
Check in
Sight seeing
During your tour of Shymkent you will be able to visit the Park of Independence with singing fountains and flower-beds for which the flowers were ordered in Holland, Ordabasy Hill, Abay Park, the Memorial of Glory, the alley of military equipment, the Park of the 550th Anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate, the arboretum where you can see over 600 species of trees and bushes, Baydibek bi which is the tallest monument in Kazakhstan.
Time for leisure
Overnight

Day 2
Breakfast in hotel
Excursion : The tour of the cliffs Adam Ata – Zher Ana and Sairam
Adam Ata-Zher Ana cliffs are symbols of Adam and Eve. Tourists are offered to walk through the narrow crevice and test themselves if they have sins. As the mercenary local residents only sinless people can get through the crevice and not get stuck there. As a rule, these are people who keep away from fast food outlets. Here you will be able to taste national drinks: shubat (camel milk), kumys (horse milk), kymran and the dish kozhe.
Then you will depart for Sairam where you will see the mausoleum of the parents of Khodzha Akhmed Yassaui and other historical monuments.
Time for leisure
Overnight

Day 3
Breakfast in hotel
Excursion to Turkestan, spiritual center of the country
The first point of the tour will be Arystan-Bab Mausoleum which was built to honor the teacher and mentor of Khodzha Akhmed Yassaui. Then you will go to Turkestan, where the historical and cultural museum sanctuary Azret Sultan. Its main structure is the magnificent mausoleum of Khodzha Akhmed Yassaui built by the order of Tamerlane. This unique structure is distinguished by the dome which is the biggest in Central Asia. You will also visit the ancient settlement Otrar which is located nearby. It is a legendary city which in the 13th Genghis Khan. At the place of ruins new objects. There have been restored the gates to this ancient city, and a part of the walls on inner structures.
Time for leisure
Overnight

Day 4
Breakfast in hotel
Excursion to  Karatau Mountains – Domalak-ana Mausoleum – Akmechet Cave.Touch the mystery…
Karatau Ridge is the most northern flank of Tien Shan cutting into the Great Steppe. It distinguishes by both unique nature and mysterious places, including Domalak-ana, which is the symbol of motherhood and kindness. Close to the mausoleum there is a spring with clean cold water. According to the legend women should by all means pour water of this spring on themselves using a pail. It fills them with energy and beauty.
The cave Akmechet belongs to the most amazing natural monuments of Kazakhstan. According to the legend, it was a hideout for the women and children during the Junggar invasion. The size of the cave is so big that the helicopter can fly into it. The hole with the diameter of 50 meters runs down and sideway. The most interesting thing is that trees grow at the bottom of the cave. The underground garden with birds will survive in your memory.
Time for leisure
Overnight

Day 5
Breakfast in hotel
Check out
Transfer  from hotel to  the airport

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