Kazakhstan Tours & Holidays

Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays


The ninth largest country in the world (it is twice the size of other four former Soviet Central Asian republics put together), Kazakhstan lies at the heart of the Eurasian steppe, at the cross-roads of some of the world’s most ancient civilisations. To its south lie monuments that tell of its long history with the great trading routes of the Silk Road, whilst its northern landscapes offer up vast sweeping steppes that cover one-third of the entire country. One of its most striking natural ...

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Group tours

Travel to Kazakhstan with like-minded people on one of our small group tours (usually max size 12), featuring knowledgeable local guides and an expert tour leader.


Whether you want to travel on one of our award-winning itineraries or build your own journey from scratch, our expert consultants will help create the perfect tour for your tastes and budget. Below are a few suggestions of the kind of trips we can offer, all of which can be tailored to you.




Explore the city of Almaty

Explore the city of Almaty

Walk around the beautiful buildings and architecture of Almaty, the country’s largest city, whilst learning about its history including Soviet rule and Kazakhstan’s role in World War II. Most notable are Republic Square, Panfilov Park and Zenok Cathedral.

Take a daytrip to the Charyn Canyon

Take a daytrip to the Charyn Canyon

The impressive Charyn Canyon is located around three hours from Almaty and makes for a lovely daytrip from the city. Walk alongside the powerful Charyn River that cuts through fiery-coloured rock and admire the canyon’s wonderful rock formations and panoramas.

Hike around the Kolsai Lakes

Hike around the Kolsai Lakes

Spend a day or two hiking between the unbelievably turquoise mountain lakes in the striking Kolsai Lakes region. There are lakes at varying altitudes that suit a range of hiking preferences; alternatively take a boat out onto the water or relax on the shore.


Premium | Hotel

Kazzhol Hotel Almaty, Almaty

The hotel Kazzhol is a three-star property located in the centre of Almaty.  A very welcoming hotel for international travellers, you will enjoy good service with an authentic Kazakh ambience. All…
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Ritz-Carlton, Almaty

A luxurious option within the city of Almaty, the Ritz-Carlton stands tall within the cityscape, allowing for great views of the surrounding mountains from your room. The rooms are elegantly designed…
Simple | Guesthouse

Arkabi Guesthouse, Saty

This guesthouse in Saty Village can be found in the centre of town, just a little off the main road. In a break from the typical Kazakh style full of elaborate patterns, rooms here are understated and…

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The weather conditions can be extremely varied. In the mountains you will often be travelling at heights in excess of 3000 metres, and even in the middle of summer it can turn bitter with snow falling; at the same time mercury in the thermometers of Almaty can be nudging 40 degrees. All in all, British summertime is considered the best time to visit in terms of favourable conditions.

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Lake Kaindy is a must if venturing to the southeast, remote and well-hidden but all part of the adventure. The nearby Kolsai Lakes allow you to make the journey extra worthwhile with some great hiking routes.


Health and Vaccinations

There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Kazakhstan though you should be up-to-date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. We recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments.


In Kazakhstan, the official unit of currency is the Tenge.

To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to www.oanda.com.

Cultural Sensitivity

On our tours you will frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your tour-leaders and guides will always be able to advise you accordingly.

The first thing to say about travelling in Central Asia is that most areas, particularly the cities and towns, have a much more laid-back approach to Islam than their neighbours to the south in Afghanistan and Pakistan. However, as a technically Muslim region a little bit of caution and modesty should be applied in certain places. When visiting active mosques, women should cover their shoulders and wear trousers or skirts that fall below the knee, and men should not wear shorts.

Language & Religion

The Kazakh language is the state language, although Russian is also widely spoken.

Kazakhstan practices freedom of religion and is around two thirds Islamic, with the bulk of the remainder being Christian Orthodox.


Uzbekistan is 5 hours ahead of GMT A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com.

Food and drink

Kazakhstan’s staple food is lamb and rice. Shashlik (kebab) can be found everywhere, as can plov, a rice dish prepared with onion, carrots, and lamb. Many variations of plov exist, with sultanas, apricots, or pumpkin amongst others. Other popular dishes include laghman (noodles), manty (large meat ravioli) and samsa (a meat pastry similar to samosa). In Kazakhstan you will also come across kazy, a smoked horsemeat sausage, while the national dish is beshbarmak, boiled beef and mutton served on pasta squares. Much use is made of seasonal vegetables, fruit, and fresh herbs.

The national drink is fermented mares milk, kymys, but tea is the main drink, either green or black. Alcoholic drinks are widely available too and there is local beer as well as imported Russian beer (Baltika is quite popular with 16% alcohol). Vodka is usually drunk with meals in preference to wine.

Travelling Solo In Kazakhstan 

All of our small group tours are designed to cater for solo travellers: the number of solo travellers will vary from tour to tour, but usually over half will be travelling alone. Get all of the excitement of discovering new places combined with the security of travelling with an organised group, with like minded people.