Kazakhstan Adventure

10 Days | Enjoy a unique exploration across the vast steppe of Kazakhstan

5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews submitted.
NZD $3,660
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Explore the vast reaches of Kazakhstan from Astana to Almaty. See the contrast of the futuristic and the ancient as they come together in this unique country. Visit the Silk Road ruins of Otrar, stand in awe of the grand Yasaui Mausoleum, explore the culturally rich Almaty, and hike the incredible Kolsai Lakes region. Explore underwater forests, majestic canyons, mountainous alpine regions and wide expanses of the Kazakh steppe.

Trip overview

Map of Kazakhstan Adventure including Kazakhstan
Astana, Kazakhstan
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Min 16
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
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Why you'll love this trip
  • See Kazakhstan – a place truly off the beaten track that sees few foreign travellers, especially outside Astana and Almaty. For much of this trip, you’ll truly feel the remoteness of Central Asia.
  • Witness incredible scenery at every turn – marvel at the sight of the little 'Grand Canyon' at Charyn and see the beauty of the sunken forest in Kolsai Lakes.
  • Discover the history and architecture of the Silk Road and uncover the charm of the legendary Turkistan.
  • Travel alongside locals and admire wild, sweeping vistas on epic train rides across the Kazakh steppe.
  • Be wowed by the unreal cityscape of Astana, full of futuristic architecture and stroll in through culturally rich Almaty – a young and vibrant city.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects. Donations help them provide local employment opportunities and tackle climate change one tree at a time as they restore forests across 10 different countries.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Be prepared to experience the full legacy of the Soviet era – not just in the sights and history, but also in the standards of accommodation and service. In other words, while you’ll be comfortable, don’t expect luxury.
  • In true adventure style, the trip involves some long travel days by private vehicle and trains. While tiring, this is a great opportunity to sit back, unwind and let the sweeping views roll by.


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9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners


Private vehicle, Plane, Overnight Sleeper Train


Hotel (6 nights), Overnight Train (1 night), Guesthouse/Homestay (2 nights)

  • Astana - City tour
  • Turkistan – Caravan Serai complex
  • Otrar - Ancient settlement
  • Turkistan - Yasui Mausoleum
  • Almaty – Winery visit and wine tasting
  • Almaty – Turgen Gorge
  • Almaty – Lake Issyk
  • Almaty - Zenkov Cathedral
  • Almaty - Panfilov Park
  • Almaty - Kok Tobe Hill
  • Almaty - Museum of Kazakh Musical Instruments
  • Charyn Canyon - National Park
  • Kolsay Lakes National Park - Hiking
  • Almaty - Medeu

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 4 & 6-8, where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport) for flight and train tickets booking no later than 45 days prior to departure. Fees may apply for amendments or failure to provide the required details within 45 days of departure.

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5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews submitted.
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sarah jayne · Traveled April 2024
Great introduction to the "Stans". Exceeded my expectations. You really need a guide for translating and Xeniya certainly fulfilled that. Dress for all climates north and south.
Review submitted 20 May 2024

Carlos · Traveled September 2023
This tour is a must you wont regret it you can see a lot
Review submitted 01 Oct 2023

Elizabeth · Traveled September 2023
You may use anything I offered, but I don't want to rewrite
Review submitted 03 Oct 2023

Lynn · Traveled September 2023
A wonderful trip through a region of great contrasts, with a first-class tour leader and excellent drivers. Be prepared for wide variations in temperature!
Review submitted 25 Sep 2023

thea · Traveled April 2023
this was a fantastic trip to Kazakstan! The trip covers so much different environments - from cities to desert to canyons and waterfalls. Our Tour leader Nazira was amazing! i had so much fun and would recommend this trip. Thanks Intrepid
Review submitted 19 May 2023
Kazakhstan Adventure
NZD $3,660