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Tours common

About company

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days
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Easy

«Nomadic Travel Kazakhstan» is a tourist company that organizes individual and group tours in Central Kazakhstan (and sometimes beyond it). The company is the leading inbound and domestic tourism operator of Central Kazakhstan. All activities of our company are built upon the principles of ecological and responsible tourism. “Nomadic Travel Kazakhstan» directly participated in the […]

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Transport

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Services
Duration:
days
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Easy

If you need transport with driver for transportation in Kazakhstan (urban or field trips) on an hourly basis or for a few days, we can also help you with this.  Car type  Transfer from/to airport  Transfer from/to train station  Hour rent  City car/minivan/ SUV (4-7 seats)  3 000 KZT  2 000 KZT  2 500 KZT […]

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Permits & Passes

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Services
Duration:
days
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Easy

Even if your plans do not include purchasing a full tour to the Semipalatinsk Test Site and Baikonur Cosmodrome, but you still want to visit one of these places on your own, a special permission for visiting these territories is required. We can assist you with issuing these permits, find more information below. Also, if […]

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Accommodation

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Services
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days
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Easy

We can assist with booking accommodation for your trip (hotels, resorts, recreation areas, rural guest houses, and campsites) across Central Kazakhstan and beyond it. KARAGANDA «Cosmonaut» Hotel Cost: from 24000 KZT per person a day (breakfast included) «Chaika» Hotel Cost: from 17500 KZT per person a day (breakfast included) KARKARALY «Tas Bulak» Mountain Hotel Cost: […]

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Our team

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days
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Easy

The «Nomadic Travel Kazakhstan» team consists of the people, who are keen on their job and have already had opportunity to contribute to tourism development in Kazakhstan and keep working in that direction to present day, also in the framework of certain non-profit-making projects. Alexandr Yermolyonok — director of «Nomadic Travel Kazakhstan» ltd. Traveler, cartographer, […]

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Guides & Interpreters

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days
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Easy

We offer you services of a guide (guide-interpreter). This is very convenient in some cases, for example, when the full tour organization is very expensive and a client chooses to go by own means; when clients have their own vehicle and a decent understanding of how and where to go; when clients need someone to accompany them and help during […]

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Tailormade Tours

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days
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Easy

We are happy to help you design the trip of your dreams — a unique tour compiled according to your wishes and preferences!

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Peculiarities of Mountain Hikes

Duration:
days
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Easy

Despite the apparent easiness and seemingly small heights of the mountains in Central Kazakhstan, hiking here can be quite challenging even for those, who are trained and have experience in trekking, for instance, somewhere in the Alps or the Himalayas. The main complication of this kind of tourism in Central Kazakhstan is the lack of […]

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Contacts

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days
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Easy

Address: Office 209a, «Kazakhstan» Business Center, 49/6, Bukhar Zhyrau avenue, Karaganda, 100000, Kazakhstan +7 (7212) 99 61 65 +7 (7212) 41 21 65 www.nomadic.kz Social: www.facebook.com/nomadictravel/ www.vk.com/nomadictravel  

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Partners

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days
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Easy

Karaganda Ecological Museum (Karaganda, Kazakhstan) is one of the trustworthy NGO-s of the country, whose mission consists in protecting the population and nature of Central Kazakhstan against ecological dangers by means of gathering and distributing ecological information, introducing resource-saving technologies, informing and inducing to action the State structures of all levels, responsible for ecologically significant […]

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Representatives

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days
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Easy

It might be more convenient for you to work with our representatives located in your country or region of residence, who also speak your language – see the list of these organizations below. The cornerstone of company’s pricing policy is to offer our clients the same cost of the tourist product regardless the conditions of […]

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Ecological Compatibility & Sustainability

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days
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Easy

The company «Nomadic Travel Kazakhstan» has been created in the framework of the European Commission «Ecological Tourism and Public Awareness in Central Kazakhstan» (ETPACK) that was implemented by the German Union for Conservation of Nature and Biodiversity (NABU) and Karaganda Ecological Museum. At the moment, we are an associate member of the project «Ecotourism in […]

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Central Kazakhstan

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days
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Easy

Central Kazakhstan, or Karaganda oblast, comprises the immense central highlands of the Kazakh Melkosopochnik, whose more traditional name is Sary-Arka. It stretches from the Turgai hollow and the Priaralskiye Karakums in the west to the Khanshyngys and Akshatau mountain ranges in the east, and from Lake Balkhash and the Betpak-Dala desert in the south to […]

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Overseas missions

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days
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Easy

Afghanistan (embassy) Kabul, Wazir Akbar Khan Street 13, House 436 Telephone: (+9320) +93230-05-52; +93787555011, 702-842-96, 705-015-05 Fax: (+9320) 230-600-09 E-mail: kabul@mfa.kz Armenia (embassy) 0019, Erevan, Armenakyana st.153 Telephone: (+374-10) 65-20-01 Fax: (+374-10) 65-03-40, E-mail: erevan@mfa.kz Website: http://www.kazembassy.am Austria (embassy) Wipplingerstrasse 35, Floor 3 1010 Wien Telephone: +43 1 890 8008 10 Fax: +43 1 890 […]

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South-Eastern Kazakhstan

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days
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Easy

For centuries the south-eastern part of present-day Kazakhstan has been known as Zhetysu, which means ‘seven rivers’ in Kazakh (the Russian name, a literal translation, is Semirechye). The reason for the name is — surprise surprise — the numerous rivers large and small that stream down the slopes of the Tien Shan and the Jungar […]

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East Kazakhstan

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days
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Easy

East Kazakhstan lies at the very heart of Eurasia, bounded by the southern edge of the Kulundinskaya plain and the Rudniy Altai mountains in the north, the Alakol depression and the Tarbagatai range in the south, the eastern fringes of the Kazakh Melkosopochnik in the west, and the southern Altai and the Saur range in […]

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West Kazakhstan

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days
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Easy

West Kazakhstan lies in the borderlands between Europe and Asia. The Silk Road passed through the region, which was also the site of the first contacts between Russians and Kazakhs. This is a region of contrasts — vast deserts extending all the way to the sea. Much of the region’s more recent history revolves around […]

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South Kazakhstan

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days
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Easy

Southern Kazakhstan occupies the territory from the Aral Sea in the west to the Chu valley in the east and from the Betpak-Dala desert in the north to the Shardarinskaya steppe in the south. The region is divided into three oblasts: Kyzylorda oblast, with its capital at Kyzylorda; South Kazakhstan oblast, with its capital at […]

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North Kazakhstan

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days
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Easy

North Kazakhstan is a vast territory, probably best known for its myriad lakes and a number of mountain resorts, has been a popular tourist destination both for Kazakhstanis and for Russians for many years. It occupies all the lands from the Transuralian and Turgaiskoye plateaus in the west to the Kulundinskaya plain and the central […]

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Tourist Information Centre

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days
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Easy

The tourist information centre, conveniently situated in the centre of Karaganda city with its English-speaking personnel, offers to its visitors all the necessary information about the travels in Central Kazakhstan, including: information about the natural and historical sights of the region, including such ecosites of Central Kazakhstan as Kyzylarai, Ulytau, Karkaraly-Kent and Korgalzhyn, as well […]

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Eco-Sites

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days
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Easy

Some ecosites were organized in the territory of the region in the framework of several projects, concerned with the development of ecological tourism in Central Kazakhstan. The guest-houses network, as well as national handicrafts are being developed there. At the moment, the ecosites are: * Kyzylarai (Shabanbai Bi village) * Ulytau (Ulytau and Taldysai villages) * […]

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Climate & Suitable Time for Visiting

Duration:
days
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Easy

The climate of Kazakhstan on the whole and in its central regions, in particular, is extremely continental with a big amplitude of temperatures. It is also characterized by the aridity and predominance of fair weather over the cloudy weather. Winters are severe (average low temperature is around 15 degrees Celsius below zero, however, intensely cold […]

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Nature & Terrain

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days
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Easy

Karaganda region is located in the central part of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in the territory of the so-called Kazakh Melkosopochnik, which in the past bore the poetic name «Sary-Arka» (”yellow ridge” in Kazakh language). Within its bounds every now and again you may see the small and cozy mountain oases, where a tired wayfarer […]

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Eric Luisito (France)

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Reviews
Duration:
days
Difficulty:
Easy

Individual photo-tour in Central and East Kazakhstan In Autumn 2008 I organized a trip in Kazakhstan and in a region far from the beaten tracks, in places you are not supposed to go (please don’t ask me for details). I needed an organization with good equipment, people familiar with the difficulties of the country and […]

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Beate Zietsch and Marion Amode (Germany)

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Reviews
Duration:
days
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Easy

Oases of the Kazakh Steppes Am 6. August werden wir in Karaganda von der temperamentvollen, eloquenten Oksanaam Busbahnhof empfangen. Nach einer Stadtbesichtigung treffen wir auf zwei weitere Mitreisende, Brigitte aus Österreich und Marian aus Astana. Mittagessen in einem hübschen Gartenlokal, dann geht es über zunächst noch manierliche Straßen durch die Steppe. Unser Ziel heißt Schabanbey Bin. […]

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Tom Gale (Great Britain)

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Reviews
Duration:
days
Difficulty:
Easy

Kyzylarai — the highest, the oldest What better way to begin our trip with Nomadic to the hidden away felt making the village of Shabanbai Bi than began with a speedy and spectacular rush across a slice of Kazakhstan’s remote and dramatic steppe? With not a fencepost, stone wall or building to be seen in […]

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Carl Willis (USA)

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Reviews
Duration:
days
Difficulty:
Easy

Kazakhstan: back in the USSR Thank you, Nomadic, for a wonderful five-day adventure centered on the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site! Our group of six Americans has returned home with a new perspective on this place, and a travel experience to remember for the rest of our lives. I’m impressed with your abilities to coordinate such […]

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Christopher R Scharf (USA)

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Reviews
Duration:
days
Difficulty:
Easy

Saiga Photo Safari I was stunned by the beauty of a country that is under traveled and mysterious to most of the world. In just one short week with an excellent guide, Kazakhstan offered some of the most amazing travel experiences I’ve ever had. The wildlife was fascinating and the scenery breathtaking. For those who appreciate a […]

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Wander Rooijackers (Netherlands)

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Reviews
Duration:
days
Difficulty:
Easy

Kyzylarai — the highest, the oldest The Kyzylarai tour is really great if you want to experience the true magnificent desolateness of Kazakhstan. After arriving in Karaganda I arranged the trip at the office of Nomadic Kazakhstan and I was really surprised by the friendliness and enthusiasm of the young staff. At day 1 of […]

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Annah Trunik (USA)

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Reviews
Duration:
days
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Easy

Kyzylarai — the highest, the oldest Kyzylarai was the second trip I arranged through Nomadic Travel Kazakhstan. These were two of the most worthwhile, enriching days I have experienced in Kazakhstan, giving me the opportunity to take quality, exotic photographs that I plan to exhibit in the Unites States. What impressed me most was experiencing the authentic Kazakh culture, including […]

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Vera Scherr (Germany)

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Reviews
Duration:
days
Difficulty:
Easy

Korgalzhyn Nature Reserve and Kyzylarai Tour This was a great tour: exclusive, extravagant, full of off-the-track surprises, lovely people, and grandiose nature, countryside, birds, and flowers! Well, that is really in a nutshell what this tour means now for me. The first part with wonderful ornithologist Alexej was utter to my liking. Passionate to help […]

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Werner Breuer (Germany)

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Reviews
Duration:
days
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Easy

Kyzylarai Tour Now it’s about 3 months ago that I left Kazakhstan and flew home, but still, think a lot about that trip. Not only because I have some of the photos as the background on my computer. In Shabanbai Bi I got a real authentic and permanent impression of the hard life in a […]

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Maurits Ter Kuile (Netherlands)

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Reviews
Duration:
days
Difficulty:
Easy

Darija Biking Trip This biking trip on the steppes near Karaganda is not for the faint-hearted! We spent three days on the steppes for a biking trip. Unfortunately, our trailing bus was not able to cope with the terrain and after pushing it out of the mud several times, on the first day, it got […]

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Gerrit Meerman and Sonja de Lange (Netherlands)

Category:
Reviews
Duration:
days
Difficulty:
Easy

Bronze Ring of Sary-Arka We made a 4-week trip to different parts of Kazakhstan This was our second time in this country, we visited the southeast of Almaty in 2001. This time we were interested in the Soviet history in central Kazakhstan, the landscapes of the east, Baikonur and the Aral sea. (Too much to […]

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Languages

Duration:
days
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Easy

The official language of the Republic of Kazakhstan is the Kazakh language, that is a part of the Kipchak group of the Turkic languages (kindred languages are, for instance, Tatar, Bashkir and Karakalpak languages; there are some parallels with the Turkish language). Russian language is widely spread almost in all regions along with the Kazakh, […]

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Power supply

Duration:
days
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Easy

The supply pressure in Kazakhstan is 220 volts with the frequency of 50 Hz. Two-pin plugs (and respective sockets) of 2 types are in use: two round pins of light section (4,7 mm.) without ground connection (Soviet standard); two round pins of greater section (5 mm.) with ground connection or without it (European standard), which […]

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Customs regulations

Duration:
days
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Easy

The import of national and foreign currencies in cash into Kazakhstan is unrestricted for all people irrespective of the nationality. The import and/or export of foreign and/or national currency in cash into/from the territory of the RK in the equivalent exceeding 3000 US dollars are liable to the customs declaration with the indication of the […]

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Be sure to take with you

Duration:
days
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Easy

In winter, you will undoubtedly need warm clothes, meant for the temperature of around 30 degrees Celsius below zero. In summer, we recommend you to have the head-dress, that will protect you against the Sun, as well as a sunblock. The repellents against mosquitos and midges will be of use, too (it is especially true […]

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Travel responsibly

Duration:
days
Difficulty:
Easy

Dear clients of Nomadic Travel Kazakhstan! As a tourist company committed to responsible travel and promoting sustainable ecological tourism we would like to share with you our views on climate change and carbon footprint of tourism in Kazakhstan. We all know that CO2 emissions from most of the transport means and particularly from flying have […]

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Habitation in rural areas

Duration:
days
Difficulty:
Easy

For accommodation of our clients we try to use the opportunities of local communities to the maximum. One of the most widely spread ways of accommodation is the country guest-houses, where tourists live together with the locals. The Kazakh house in rural area is usually a one storey building, made of stone or brick, quite […]

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Vaccination and medical care

Duration:
days
Difficulty:
Easy

Kazakhstan is a country with a rather favorable epidemiological situation. Those who are planning to travel in Kazakhstan do not have to undergo compulsory vaccination. However, those who wish may get inoculated against hepatitis A and B, hydrophobia and tick-borne encephalitis (the latter may be useful during visiting the mountainous regions of South-eastern and Eastern […]

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Regulations for stay in Kazakhstan

Duration:
days
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Easy

If a foreign national hasn’t got a registration mark in the migration card, which had been given to him upon arrival in the Republic of Kazakhstan (migration cards of the foreign nationals are usually marked upon their arrival through the international airports, as well as some railway and car check-points), he has to get registered […]

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Regulations for entry to Kazakhstan

Duration:
days
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Easy

Foreign nationals enter the territory of Kazakhstan and depart from it through the border checkpoints open for international and passenger traffic on the basis of the passports or other documents, substituting them, with the visas of the RK stamped in them with the exception of the nationals of the countries, that have a visa-free regime with […]

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Visa processing procedure

Duration:
days
Difficulty:
Easy

Kazakhstan has a visa-free regime with the following countries: Azerbaijan, Georgia (for a maximum stay of up to 90 days), Kyrgyzstan, Thailand (tourist visa is issued at the airport for the period of 15 days), Mongolia (for a maximum stay of up to 90 days), Armenia (for a maximum stay of up to 90 days), Belarus, […]

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Food, drinking water

Duration:
days
Difficulty:
Easy

In Kazakhstan, meat food mostly prevails. Vegetarian’s meals are not common in the Kazakh traditions. However, such dishes may be included in the menu upon the tourists’ request. As for meat, beef, mutton, pork, horse-flesh and chicken are widely spread. Among vegetables, potatoes, cabbage, carrot, cucumbers and tomatoes are common. Such groats, as rice, millet […]

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Public holidays and days off

Duration:
days
Difficulty:
Easy

The official public holidays of Kazakhstan are: New Years Day – January 1-2 International Women’s day – March 8 Nauryz Meyramy – March 21-23 Kazakhstan People’s Unity Day  – May 1 Victory Day – May 9 Capital City Day – July 6 Constitution Day – August 30 First President’s Day — December 1 Independence Day […]

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Money and tipping

Duration:
days
Difficulty:
Easy

Kazakhstani tenge was introduced as the currency in 1993. Robles, US Dollars, and Euro can be exchanged at any bank or exchange office.  The currencies of other countries will be more difficult to change. Most places are reluctant to accept coins. The rates are often better in exchange offices and all-day exchanges also offer a «night rate». […]

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Time

Duration:
days
Difficulty:
Easy

The territory of Kazakhstan is divided into 2 time zones: UTC +5 (Western Kazakhstan) and UTC +6 (the rest of the territory). Switch to the daylight saving time is not practiced.

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Geographical Facts

Duration:
days
Difficulty:
Easy

The Republic of Kazakhstan is situated at the junction of Europe and Asia, in the very heart of Eurasian continent, virtually equal distanced from all four oceans. The highest point of Kazakhstan, located on the border with Kyrgyzstan, is the holy mountain of ancient Turks — Khan-Tengri (6995 m above the sea level). The lowest […]

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Baikonur Cosmodrome

Category:
Excursions, Sightseeing
Duration:
2-3 days
Difficulty:
Easy

«Baikonur» — the first and the largest cosmodrome in the world is located on the territory of Kazakhstan. We will be happy to organize this unforgettable trip for you! In 2017, there will be 4 inhabited launches available for visiting: Soyuz MS – 04: March 27, 2017 Soyuz MS – 05: May 29, 2017 Soyuz […]

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Karaganda city

Duration:
4 hours
Difficulty:
Easy

Program of the tour Visiting the «Chaika» hotel, Akimat (city administration), sights of the Old Town, Nurken Abdirov Sports Palace and the Abdirov Monument, the Miners’ Culture Palace, Circus. Excursion to Karaganda Ecological museum. Walk to the Central Park. Lunch. Excursions to the Mosque, Catholic Cathedral and Orthodox Church. Short walk in a Victory Park.   […]

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Kyzylarai

Duration:
2 days
Difficulty:
Easy

The Kyzylarai mountain and forest oasis, located in Central Kazakhstan, gives truly exclusive opportunities for a traveler. Where else can you make a journey, figuratively speaking, “3000 years back” and “1500 metres up” just within a few days? Just here, in the Kyzylarai mountains, the highest point of Sary Arka, Aksoran peak (1565 metres), is situated. […]

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From Astana to Ulytau

Duration:
3 days
Difficulty:
Easy

The Ulytau mountains always attracted the attention of nomads. Here was situated the headquarters of the oldest son of Genghis-khan – Zhoshy (Juchi), who became ancestor of most of the Kazakh rulers. Moreover, here graphic evidence of historical events, connected with the name of Tamerlane the Great, can also be found. It’s remarkable, that exactly […]

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Ulytau — the Cradle of the Nation

Category:
Sightseeing
Duration:
6 days
Difficulty:
Medium

Ulytau (from Kazakh  “the great mountains») is an incredibly interesting part of Central Kazakhstan, justly considered “the cradle of the Kazakh nation”. The Ulytau mountains always attracted the attention of nomads. Here was situated the headquarters of the oldest son of Genghis-khan – Zhoshy (Juchi), who became ancestor of most of the Kazakh rulers. Moreover, […]

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Semipalatinsk Test Site

Category:
Excursions, Sightseeing
Duration:
4 days
Difficulty:
Easy

Thread of the route Astana city – Kurchatov town – “Opytnoe pole” test site – Kurchatov town –Atomic lake – Kurchatov town – Aksu town – Pavlodar city – Astana city The total length of the route is about 1700 km. Program of the tour Day 1 Meeting with a guide in Astana. Journey to […]

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Saiga Photo Safari

Category:
Sightseeing
Duration:
6 days
Difficulty:
Medium

Program of the tour Day 1 Arrival in Astana. Travel to Korgalzhyn. Tour in the Visitor Center of Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve (UNESCO natural World Heritage Site «Saryarka»). An Introduction to the wetlands and steppe ecosystems around Tengiz Lake are given. Lunch in one of the home stays in the village. Travel to the north Shore […]

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Oases of the Kazakh Steppes

Category:
Bike Tours, Sightseeing
Duration:
4 days
Difficulty:
Medium

The Karkaraly and the Kent Mountains, located within the bounds of the Karkaraly National Nature Park, are one of the most popular pleasure resorts among the inhabitants of Central Kazakhstan. This is especially true about the Karkaraly mountains, which have not only mountain peaks and pine forests, but also various lakes at tourists’ disposal. The […]

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Kyzylarai – the highest, the oldest

Duration:
3 days
Difficulty:
Easy

The Kyzylarai mountain and forest oasis, located in Central Kazakhstan, gives truly exclusive opportunities for a traveler. Where else can you make a journey, figuratively speaking, “3000 years back” and “1500 metres up” just within a few days? Just here, in the Kyzylarai mountains, the highest point of Sary Arka, Aksoran peak (1565 metres), is […]

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Kazakhstan: Back in the USSR

Category:
Sightseeing
Duration:
6 days
Difficulty:
Medium

The Kazakhstani part of Soviet heritage is presented in the central part of the country in the best way. It was in this region that the notorious correctional camps of the Stalin epoch – “Karlag” and “Alzhir” were situated in. These lands became witnesses of the nuclear explosions, which were produced during the Cold War […]

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Giants of Kazakh Steppes

Category:
Sightseeing
Duration:
7 days
Difficulty:
Medium

Thread of the route Karaganda – the Kent mountains – Shabanbai Bi village – Akshkol village – Shabanbai Bi – Aksoran peak – Aulie place – Shabanbai Bi – Bektau-Ata mountains – “Golfstream” recreation zone on the Balkhash lakeside – Balkhash town – Karaganda. Program of the tour Day 1 Journey from Karaganda to the […]

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Bronze Ring of Sary-Arka

Category:
Bike Tours, Sightseeing
Duration:
20 days
Difficulty:
Hard

Central Kazakhstan is the place where the enormous number of Bronze Age archaeological monuments is situated. At the same time, there is a number of mountainous and forest oases of the Kazakh Melkosopochnik (the Scythian Mountains was its name according to the writings of Greek historians and geographers) at the territory of the region. This whole […]

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Bronze of the Scythian Mountains

Category:
Bike Tours, Sightseeing
Duration:
7 days
Difficulty:
Hard

Central Kazakhstan is the place where the enormous number of Bronze Age archaeological monuments is situated. At the same time, there is a number of mountainous and forest oases of the Kazakh Melkosopochnik (the Scythian Mountains was its name according to the writings of Greek historians and geographers) at the territory of the region. The […]

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Darija

Duration:
3 days
Difficulty:
Medium

The Bugyly mountain oasis (or Darija, as it is usually called by Karaganda citizens, after the neighbouring railway station) – is an ideal place for those, who want to see extremely much within a short period of time. It is meant for those who want to see steppe sceneries, alternating with small mountain ranges, which […]

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Temirtau Town

Duration:
4 hours
Difficulty:
Easy

All history of Temirtau as a city, which was founded on the bank of the Nura river in the 30’s of the previous century, is connected with industry development and natural resources exploration. In geologists’ opinion, the location of Samarkandskiy settlement (that is how the town was named back then) could not give a better […]

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Tulip Blossoming

Duration:
1 day
Difficulty:
Easy

Korgalzhyn State Nature reserve is the biggest reserve of Kazakhstan, included in the UNESCO World heritage list. It is situated 130 km to the southwest of Astana city and comprises huge steppes and lakes. On the territory of the Korgalzhyn nature reserve the unique sites of wetlands, providing a home for the biggest and the […]

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Korgalzhyn Nature Reserve

Duration:
1 day
Difficulty:
Easy

Korgalzhyn State Nature reserve is the biggest reserve of Kazakhstan, included in the UNESCO World heritage list. It is situated 130 km to the southwest of Astana city and comprises huge steppes and lakes. In the territory of Korgalzhyn nature reserve are protected the unique sites of wetlands, providing the home for the biggest northernmost […]

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Karlag

Duration:
3-5 hours
Difficulty:
Easy

“Karlag” (i.e. Karaganda Corrective Labor Camp of The People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs – the NKVD) was one of the hundred camps that bore the collective name of GULAG (i.e. Central Administrative Board of Camps) and were organized by Josef Stalin in the period of mass political repressions. Aside from «Karlag”, there were also other […]

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Birdwatching

Duration:
2 days
Difficulty:
Easy

Birdwatching is a popular hobby for a lot of people all over the world. More than 60 millions people are fond of it. They travel solely for the purpose of watching new species of birds. And the Korgalzhyn State Nature reserve is considered the best place for birdwatching in Kazakhstan. Korgalzhyn State Nature reserve is […]

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Bugyly Mountain Oasis

Duration:
3 days
Difficulty:
Medium

The Bugyly mountain oasis (or Darija, as it is usually named by Karaganda residents same as the neighboring railway station)  – is an ideal place for those, who want to see extremely much within a short period of time. It is meant for those who want to see steppe sceneries, alternating with small mountain ranges, which […]

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Changes in the Visa Regime

Category:
Important
Duration:
days
Difficulty:
Easy

Great news! We are glad to announce that Kazakhstan has become more open to foreign citizens. Namely, since January 1, 2017 the citizens of forty-five countries listed below have the access to visa-free entry and transit within the territory of the country. In accordance with the Government Resolution* citizens of the following countries enter and exit […]

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