Charyn Canyon Tour

Missed natural wonders? Adventure at Charyn Canyon! Thrilling hikes and views. Unforgettable memories await. Instagram-worthy shots guaranteed.
  Charyn Gorge Day Trip - the most popular excursion from Almaty - takes you into the heart of the wildlife. It is believed to have arisen from sedimentary rocks more than 12 million years old. 
 The most interesting place for everyone who is going to visit Charyn Gorge is the Valley of Castles. It is a complete set of “palaces” and “towers” ​​formed by Pliocene sediments of red color, thanks to which this place is also called the Red Canyon. 
  Grand Canyon is believed to be the elder brother of Charyn canyon. So it is no wonder the people tend to compare these two canyons.
Starting/ending point: Almaty city
Driving distance: 450 km from Almaty and back
Tour duration: 8-10 hours
Start time: 09:00 am Almaty time
Tour language: English and more
Best time to travel: all season
Tour activities: Sightseeing | Walking


  • Comfortable vehicle with an experienced English-speaking tour guide
  • Picnic in nature
  • All admission fees and tickets
  • Environmental fees
  • Take pictures of the mighty canyon
  • We will travel on a comfortable vehicle


  • 08:00 The guide meets you at the apartment / hotel
  • 08:30 We'll stop on the way to buy and try a hot cake and have some tea/coffee.
  • 10:00 Next stop will be in Baiseit village, where we'll buy ripe fruit at the bazaar.
  • 11:00 We'll come to the Charyn National Nature Park. Here the guide will tell you the history of the "Valley of Castle" canyon and show you the most breathtaking views of the canyon.
  • 13:00 We'll have lunch in the nature or at a cafe.
  • 15:00 We'll go back to Almaty city.
  • 19:00 The guide will take you to any place convenient for you in Almaty city or to the airport.
We have a great sense of humor
We try to find an approach to each customer
We help to reveal secret areas to take the best photos
We provide a guided vehicle well before departure
We conduct technical inspection of the vehicle before and after tours
We know how to change tires on the open field
We provide basic medical assistance if you are injured
    Standard package
    This is the minimum we do! We deliver a certain set of services to have a comfortable trip. No matter what happens, safety first!
    • Good guide
    • Proper vehicle
    • Decent service
    from 20 USD per person
    Upgraded package
    For those who want to have more, sky is the limit. We are able to deliver excellent set of services to exceed high expectations. 
    • Good guide
    • Luxury vehicle
    • VIP service
    from 25 USD per person
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