Author's tour - Four Canyons

Moon, Black, Bestamak, Temirlik

Everyone knows the famous Charyn Canyon, but in fact, there are several more remarkable places in its vicinity. The canyon tour will allow you to see them all.

Moon or Yellow Canyon has located 200 km from the city. Consists of clay strike with an alien-lunar landscape.
Black Canyon (Stone shelf) is a branch of the Charyn canyon. The name reflects the essence - the walls of the canyon are made of black stone. Feature - incredibly steep slopes, breathtaking when looking at the river far below.
Bestamak - from the Kazakh "5 dinners" - strikes with different colors of the walls of the canyon.
Temirlik - canyon of the Temirlik river. The length of the canyon is about 11 km, the depth is about 50 m. The peculiarity is that dense vegetation creates comfortable conditions for rest, setting up a camp. There are fish in the river, even fishing is possible.

Tour Details

🍴 Food on-site – Bring a snack (guide can provide lunch box for extra payment).

🕒 Approx. – 12 hours. Distance 500 km both way / 1 h walking (level – easy).

🌞 Weather is seasonal, and a temperature range from + 45˚C to – 15 ˚C. We suggest wearing layers.

💲 Tour Price – Standard tour (vehicle 6 seats/guide; fees, water) – 175$

✔ Any tour can be changed according to your wishes.

08:00
08:00
Departure from Almaty
Guide/driver will pick you up from your hotel. On the way, you will know about the city and the country in general. You will see Charyn Canyon from another side, one of the big benefits of this trip – no tourists.
11:00
11:00
Arriving in Yellow Canyon
Small hiking in panorama place 20 min
12:00
12:00
Arriving in Black Canyon
Most of the spellbinding Canyon here with stopover 25 min
13:00
13:00
The Valley of Castles Other Side
Here we will see Canyon – Napoleon, why Napoleon? You should look first. And we will see Bestamak
14:00
14:00
Arriving in Temirlik Canyon
Lunch on the nature, next to the river
19:00
19:00
Return back to Almaty
After lunch, we drive back to Almaty. The guide will drive you back to the hotel.
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