Distance 90 km, duration 11 hours.
Turgen waterfalls is one of the most known and interesting tours. During the excursion to the picturesque waterfall “Medvezhy” falling from 30 m height, the tourists will visit the ostrich farm, where they can take pictures with ostrichs, try this exotic and unusual meat. After the waterfall trip, the tourists go to the salmon ponds, they can go fishing there. Fish that they catch will be cooked by the professional cook. There is also a visit to the open-air historical and ethnographic museum (“Holy spring of eternal youth and beauty”, monument of Kazakh Batyr, the table tomb model of the Saki’s burial mound, Kazakh yurta).
Plan of the tour:
08:30AM – gathering
09:00AM – departure
10:00AM-10:30AM – visit to the ostrich farm
11:00AM – visit to the Golden Man Monument, stone yurta and the youth spring
11:30AM-12:15PM – arrival to the bus park
12:15PM-01:00PM – walk to the waterfall Medvezhy (bear)
01:00PM-01:30PM – rest at the waterfall, picnic
01:30PM-02:15PM – return to the bus
02:15PM-02:30PM – trip to the salmon farm
02:30PM-04:30PM – excursion around the salmon farm, picnic
05:30PM-07:00PM – return to Almaty
Time is approximate and is subject to changes, depending on physical fitness and punctuality of the group, and unforeseen circumstances!
Departure point is Abai avenue corner with Baitursynov street (bus stop to Dostyk avenue direction, next to the casino Flamingo).