As the world’s largest landlocked country and a key destination on the Silk Road, Kazakhstan has a great deal of history to be told. Mountain biking, hiking and bicycle tours are particularly popular in this mountainous country, while those more interested in local culture may prefer the cities of Almaty and Karkara and their nearby natural wonders.
Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan are truly off the beaten track and sees few foreign travellers, especially outside Nur-Sultan, Almaty and Bishkek, and for much of this trip you will truly feel the remoteness of Central Asia..
Unveil the mysteries of space explorations in Baikonur, where the Russian Cosmodrome is located and launches to the International Space Station take off..
Discover the history and architecture of the Silk Road, visiting ancient mausoleums and mosques on guided tours in the cities of Turkistan, Sayram and Otrar..
It might be the largest landlocked country in the world but spending holidays in Kazakhstan will not disappoint its visitors. From a rich history with Russia and the former Soviet Union, to being the modern dominant country of Central Asia economically, a trip to Kazakhstan will leave you in awe.
See the Russian influence in Kazakhstan in the city of Almaty; with towers reminiscent of St. Petersburg or Moscow, the influence of Russia is clear in this city.
Experience green valleys, rushing rivers, snowcapped peaks and high-level glaciers at the Aksu-Zhabagyly Nature Reserve.
Feel the modern life explode from the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana.
Go to Turkistan to see the mausoleum of the first great Turkic Muslim holy man, Kozha Akhmed Yasaui.
From the nature reserve to the arid desert, Kazakhstan is filled with climate, one being the Mangistau region, a 400km stretch of desert.
There are a wide variety of options for transit in Kazakhstan; from busses and taxis to trains and planes, there is a mode that will work for you.
Learn a little of both Kazakh and Russian. Russian will help you get around more, but Kazakh will impress the locals.
Cities are safe during the day, but there are a few that might be a little unsafe at night; travel at your own risk and discression.
Scams are common, so keep personal items close and if anyone asks about a lost wallet don’t give them money or show them yours.
Be careful while drinking, you might get arrested.
Drunk driving is a problem here; obey the laws and always wear your seat belt.