Excursions & Sightseeing

Kondor-Tour organizes excursions in English and Kazakh in and around Almaty and Kazakhstan for very good prices all year round. The excursions, geared at foreign tourists and local Kazakh alike, are a great way to see some of the more difficult-to-vist yet must-see spots in and around Almaty. We offer tour guides, transport, and all necessary services. We can accomodate individuals and all types of groups -- touristic, business, and student. Call or email our Almaty office to sign up today!

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Ungurtas - center of the Earth Ungurtas is perhaps Kazakhstan's most mysterious spot. A unique and powerful "center of force", people come here from all over the world to receive a special charge of Space and Earth in this central point of the Eurasain continent! The small neighboring village, Ungurtas, is 80 kms from Almaty.

Shymbulak The Shymbulak ski resort is situated in an attractive gorge of the Zaili Alatau at a height of 2,200 metres above sea level (25 km outside the city).

Almaty – The City of Apples Almaty may have lost its status as capital of Kazakhstan, but it remains the country's foremost city, cultural and business capital and main transport hub.

Medeu Medeu is the largest high-altitude winter sports complex in the world. Its ice rink is 1700 metres above sea level. Medeu is situated in the valley of the Malaya Almatinka river, 1520-1750 metres above sea level, and surrounded by awesome mountains on all sides.

Turgen Gorge The Turgen Gorge in the Ile-Alatau National park (90 km from Almaty) is an ideal place to enjoy the beauty of nature. The gorge boasts hot springs, a trout farm, waterfalls and vast plains of wooded areas. Rich in coniferous and mixed forests, alpine and sub-alpine meadows, lakes and springs, medicinal herbs and berries, the gorge plunges 44 km toward the vast Assy plateau (2560 m).

Altyn Emel Nature-lovers will find an unexpected paradise in the Altyn-Emel National Park. The park covers 90 sq. kilometers between the Ili river and the Ak-tau mountain range. It is mysterious, beautiful countryside with a long history and a unique natural environment.

The Singing Sands One of the unique wonder of nature is the Singing Sands, 182 km north-east of Almaty, on the right bank of the Ili river. In dry weather this sand-dune emits a sound like an organ playing.

Charyn The Charyn Canyon is one of the most exotic places you can visit in Central Asia. Its strange geological forms left by erosion and weathering create an unreal fairyland of weird sandstone sculptures – the Valley of Castles, the Witches' Gorge, and so on. It is sometimes said that the Charyn Canyon is a smaller version of the famous Grand Canyon in Colorado, USA, but in fact it has a charm entirely of its own.

The Kolsai Lakes The Kolsai lakes are one of the treasures of the Northern Tien-Shan. These three mountain lakes, set among steep pine-clad slopes, nestle in a spur of the Kungei Alatau.

Nursery of hunting birds In the Silt – Alatau territory of national park, this nursery of endangered predatory birds is unique in Central Asia. Here one can an institution devoted to the breeding and training falcons, berkut, and eagles.

On Kazakh Dastarkhan! This fun excursion is devoted to traditions and customs of the Kazakh people!

Tamgaly Petroglyphs There are over fifty astonishing rock drawings, or petroglyphs, mostly dating back to the Bronze Age, here at Zhetysu.

Monarchic gorge The Monarchic gorge is a true miracle of nature and civilization. Here you how the real monks-solitaire lived, and legacy they not long ago left in Central Asia.

Issyk lake The Issyk Lake is in the Issyk gorge of Zaili Alatau, approximately in 70 kms to the east Alatau, at a height of 1756 meters above a sea level.

ZOO Central (formerly Gorky) Park is one of the city’s most popular parks, covering 100 hectares.

Turkestan Turkestan (Yassi) has been considered the spiritual and political center of the Turkic peoples for centuries. Turkestan was formerly the capital of the Kazakh Huns. A must-visit if you are to see the historical legacy of the nomadic tribes of Central Asia.


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