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Charyn Canyon, Almaty Province

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Take a trek along Charyn Canyon, a vast river gorge known for its interesting rock formations. More than 80 km (50 mi ) in length and reaching depths of 150 m (490 ft), the canyon features hiking trails through its impressive scenery. Although the drive from Almaty is long and bumpy, you'll be rewarded with panoramic views and picturesque riverside spots, great for camping or a picnic. Bring plenty of supplies, as the area lacks facilities. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Charyn Canyon by using our Almaty Province tourist route planner.
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  • The Valley of castles-the best and the jekstrimnyj route of the four canyons. Yellow Canyon, Bestamak and Timerlik are also beautiful-but it is the Valley of castles and multi-faceted wonder of nature in the Kazakh steppe.
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  • We chose a tour on the Charyn River with his family found a wonderful guide the whole trip accompanied by humour, historical stories about Almaty. This is a very beautiful place: wonderful landscapes for photo. Spent the day great. Price compared to tour agencies for the tour was just hilarious. For those willing to recommend our phone Guide (Vlada) + 77077712979 + 77015712979
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  • One of the four canyons-Charyn Canyon red. Interesting and most visited-the Valley of castles. Everyone will see there something depending on the time of day, light and place of its location. There are even more interesting-Valley of the moon. Charyn River is very rough and dangerous. Rafting on it is assigned to 6 category of complexity. Located on the River Canyon 3: white, black and yellow (all 4 's canyons are the color of the rock, the prevailing in them). Visited the Canyon several times, including with young children. The route is simple, and the road from Almaty is quite short.
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Where to stay in Almaty Province

The city of Almaty provides the primary place to look for accommodations in Almaty Province. Largely located in the east of the city, the places to stay here tend to be on the pricier side of things. The main museums and city parks lie in the east of the city, making pitching up in this district sensible for those planning on staying for a while to explore the urban area. Side-street hostels can be found, providing dormitory-style lodgings.
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