The State Archaeological Reserve-Museum of Tanbaly


Duration: 1 day

Discover the prehistoric sites of the Almaty region during this 8-hour trip. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle with an expert guide and learn interesting facts about lives and beliefs of pastoral peoples from scenes depicted on more than 5000 petroglyphs, spread all over the site which is area of 900 hectares..


  • The State Archaeological Reserve-Museum of Tanbaly day trip

  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

  • All entrance fees included

  • Free hotel pick up and drop-off included

  • Lunch-box is included

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

What you can expect:

We will pick you up from your hotel in the morning (usually we start at 9.00) and head to Tanbaly Gorge in the Chu-Ili Mountains. It will take you 2.5-3 hours to get to the open-air museum. Did you know that Tamgaly became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004? Once there you immediately feel as if you are back in Bronze Age and get unforgettable memories that you cannot get anywhere else. See and understand the meaning of the ancient rocky paintings (with assistance of knowledgeable guide) in picturesque canyon, which would have had rather limited conditions for the building of settlements, but perfect for the rock art activity. During the walk you will see one of the examples of extraordinary pecked figures that look like human with large disc-shaped heads surrounded by halos of spots and rays – the so-called ‘sun deities’.  These monuments of art reflect the culture, economy, outlook, customs and traditions of generations of different ages. After walk among petroglyphs we will have a picnic. In the end we will drop you off at your hotel/hostel.

What is included:

  • Transportation

  • Food - picnic

  • Tour-guide

  • Water

  • All fees & tickets

What’s not included:

  • Personal expenses

All prices are in USD

1 day



Whatsapped the company at last minute. They were very friendly and accommodating. We had a wonderful guide who was very knowledgeable about the petroglyph site. She was extremely friendly and shared lots of interesting history on the petroglyphs as well as on Kazakhstan. The lunch provided was wonderful and the transport was great. We would highly recommend this company to anyone and will be using them again.

Caitlynn, UK

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