The State Archaeological Reserve-Museum of Tamgaly
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 Tamgaly day trip
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 Tamgaly Gorge in the Chu-Ili Mountains. It will take you 2.5-3 hours to get to the open-air museum. 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:
Food - picnic
All fees & tickets
What’s not included:
All prices are in USD
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.