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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Charyn National Park, Charyn River, Kazakhstan
+7 700 973 7704
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited a part of the canyon called valley of castles. It is a small but beautiful stretch. Many places for a quick photoshoot. Make sure that you have full day light when you visit there.

Thank Sukadeb
Reviewed September 30, 2018

If you haven't got a chance to visit Grand Canyon in USA, this might be your option to see the magnificent view of canyon in Almaty, 3 hours ride from the city. You may need to walk about 5km to get to Charyn River, and...More

Thank raychu85
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

We visited the canyon on a private tour, which is the more expensive option but it was a working day and the cheaper group visits are at weekends or on public holidays. The ride to the site from Almaty lasts almost three hours for 250...More

Thank georgesW7839VG
Reviewed August 25, 2018

it is very far away take more than 3 hrs one way means more than 6 hrs travel time.this canyon is 2nd in the world visitor to go one side by foot but to be return via taxi available there.

Thank Asha G
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Beautiful canyon not yet discovered by mass tourism. Eco Park offers food and drinks so worth staying in the canyon for one night.

Thank pawelek777
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Having seen the real grand canyon in Nevada, I did not know what to expect for this one but I must say that it was simply mind blowing. Highly recommendable place to visit. Takes around 1 hour to walk through the canyon to the eco-lodge.

Thank JeLundgren
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

This was definitely worth the time it took to travel there. The walk through the canyon was relatively easy down to the river and the Eco park guys will drive you back up to the start for a fee. Thank the stars for digital photography,...More

Thank Tony D
Reviewed July 23, 2018

I visited with an organized tour group, coming from Almaty. There are stairs that descend down to the gravel path that takes one along the Valley of Castles. This path is about 2-3 kilometers and ends at the river. The landscape is reminiscent of the...More

Thank CCC_wanderlust
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our stay at Eco Park in Charyn canyon. The most welcoming host, the freshest air, gorgeous views, delicious barbecue...

Thank Oksana Z
Reviewed June 26, 2018

We came here as part of a 5 day SUV guided trip covering multiple national parks which are all close toeach other. We walked around the base of the river in the valley of castles and took in the panoramic views from the top and...More

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October 8, 2018|
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Response from tazhieva2017 | Reviewed this property |
Hello. We have visit Charyn canyon. It is interesting excursion. Guide was Gulmira. Please call her or write some questions by whatsapp +77051234285.
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May 2, 2018|
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Food and drinks are on you. Make sure to have comfortable shoes, enough to drink and eat. 11km to Charyn river and back to bus station. For info: 1) if you decide to go with the private tour you might choose any day of the... More
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October 9, 2017|
Response from oldwhisky | Reviewed this property |
Good afternoon. As already mentioned, there is such a company Kazakhstan Travel Agency in Alma-Ata. The guys will help with the excursion and accommodation. The company has its own transport (prepared by Land Cruiser Prado... More
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