Charyn Canyon and Bartogai lake tour 

Day tour


Enjoy an exciting day-trip in Charyn Canyon Valley of Castles!
Visit one of the most beautiful places of
Almaty region on a comfortable SUV with air conditioning. During the tour you will enjoy the amazing panoramas of the Charyn canyon, Charyn River and the Kazakh steppe. Will try traditional Kazakh food. Will shopping at the road market in Baiseit village. Will walk deep into the canyon, depth reach 300 meters. The tour is only for you and your friends. Your guide will show you the most beautiful places for a great photo. Visit small brother of the Grand Canyon with SUVtours. If you respect a safely driving, comfort, and love the nature, this tour for you.

Season: all year round 

Highlights of the tour:  Barbecue in open air, relaxation after off-road near Charyn river, Eco Park visiting, walk inside the Charyn canyon, hiking in Charyn canyon, visit a road market in Baiseit village, photo shot Bartogai Lake

Almaty-Baiseit village-Charyn Canyon-Bartogai Lake-Almaty

Charyn Canyon is a unique natural monument, stretching for 154km along the banks of Charyn river in south from Almaty. It consist out of sedimentary rocks which are about 12 mln years old. The height of canyon walls can be up to 300 meters. The most interesting tourist place is Valley of Castles, curvy 2-km path through the bottom of canyon will lead you along picturesque mountains, red cliffs and rocks.
Your adventure will start in Almaty in your hotel. After meeting with your guide you will go to the Charyn canyon, road will take approximately 3 hours. On the way, you will stop at the road market in the Baiseit village and see locals live in the roadside villages. You can also walk through the market and taste fruits and bread. Throughout the road you will see picturesque landscapes. 
In the Canyon, your guide will show you the best view points and take you deep into the Charyn Canyon. After 3 km walk you can relax near the Charyn River and have lunch. 
Returning back to parking you will go to the Kaindy Lake.

Road length: 400km 

Approximate schedule:

08-00 departure from your hotel in Almaty
09-30 stop at the road market in Baiseit village
11-30 arrival to Charyn canyon (hiking and barbecue inside canyon)
15-30 departure from Charyn canyon

17-00 arrival to Bartogai Lake

17-30 departure from Bartogai Lake
20-00 arrival to Almaty

Program can be changed or supplemented according to your desire.



Price per car (max. 6 travelers): 179 USD

Including: car, fuel, driver


  •  1 Traveler -   229 USD

  •  2 Travelers - 129 USD

  •  3 Travelers -  97 USD

  •  4 Travelers -  79 USD

  •  5 Travelers -  69 USD

Including: SUV, fuel, English speaking guide, meal, tickets to the National Parks, 1.5L of bottled water perperson

15B Temiriazev St. 050060 Almaty  

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