Holy Ancient Turkestan & Sayram From Shymkent City. 2 Days

Dear guest!

Welcome to South Kazakhstan!

I would like to present my private tour, where I'll be your individual English-Russian-Kazakh speaking guide and driver with my own car. During the tour I am responsible for your personal safety.


This tour is available from April to November.

Please, see the program below .  


First day

  • Arrival in Shymkent city and pick up.

  • Accommodation.

  • City tour.

  • Shymkent means the city of sward roofs. Upper Bazaar is the heart of the city. Koshkar Ata River is unique and sacral place of the city. Old Citadel and Old city.

  • Transfer to ancient Sayram city (20 km).

  • Sayram is the burial place of ancient saints. Sayram is ancient city on Silk Road.

  • Visiting medieval Mausoleum of Ibrahim Ata Saint father of legendary H.A. Yasawi.

  • Visiting local historical museum.

  • Abd-al Aziz Bab one of the first Muslims who brought Islam to South Kazakhstan and his mausoleum.

  • Walking tour in the centre of the city. 

  • Sayram is the city of unique Uzbek culture. Try ancient Uzbek cuisine in Sayram.

  • Dinner in Sayram city. Tandur is father of modern stoves and ovens.

  • Transfer to Shymkent.

  • Overnight in Shymkent city.


Second day

  • Departure to Turkestan city (180 km).

  • Visiting medieval mausoleums of Arystan Bab and Khodja Ahmed Yasawi.

  • Arystan Bab is spiritual mentor of H.A. Yassavi. Saint Akhmed is king of Sufi mystics and dervishes. Mausoleum in Turkestan is UNESCO and World heritage.

  • Visiting other architectural objects of the complex: the ancient Sufi underground Mosque, medieval pilgrimage bath, mausoleum of Rabia Sultan Begim – great-granddaughter of Tamerlane. H.A. Yasawi Mausoleum is medieval pantheon of ancient rulers of Turkistan. Great ruler Tamerlane was architecture of the Mausoleum. Turkistan is the capital of medieval Kazakh khanates.

  • Ancient lost cities Otyrar and Sauran, which are located near Turkestan city can be an option.

  • Transfer to Shymkent city. ​


On preliminarily request we can help to  book accommodation and buy transport tickets. The stories of the guide are based on historical, cultural and ethnographical information. They include also expert's personal view and alternative resources. The guide can adjust the program of the tour or you can propose your own personal program.


  • The price for one person is US$ 224 for 2 days.

  • The price for a group of two people is US$ 192 per person for 2 days.

  • The price for a group of three people is US$ 166 per person for 2 days. 


The price includes: 

  • guide services,

  • car with driver and fuel.

The price does not include:

  • accommodation,

  • food,

  • entrance fees. 

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