One day trip to the ancient Taraz from Shymkent city

Dear guest!

Welcome to Taraz city! 

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

Please, see the program below.


Taraz is the ancient city with its more than 2000 years history. It was really trading pearl on famous Silk Road. During the trip you will visit ancient medieval mausoleums, connected to Islamic period. In the city there are also some ancient mausoleums, where first Kazakh khans and leaders, who accepted Islam in 9-10 century, were buried. One of the well known mausoleums all over the region was constructed on the place where young princess was buried. That was really love story, which then turned into interesting legend. So, the city itself is full of mysteries and legends. Nowadays Taraz is lovely city with its ancient and unique atmosphere. 

This tour is available all year round.


Shymkent city - Taraz city - Shymkent city 

  • 8 a.m. – Departure from Shymkent city. Pick up at hotel. Transfer to Taraz. Short City Tour. Visiting medieval spiritual places of Taraz city: Karakhan Ata mausoleum and Josef's baths. What does "Taraz" mean? Ancient trading pearl on the Silk Way. More than 2000 years history. Open-air archeological museum - Ancient Taraz.  

  • 13 p.m. – Lunch in the city.

  • 14 p.m. – Visiting old Tek Turmas mosque. Masterpieces of medieval architecture. Taraz region is the place where Kazakh khanate began from. Why did first Kazakhs migrated to Taraz region more than five hundred years ago? 

  • 17 p.m. – Visiting of medieval mausoleum of Aisha Bibi near Taraz city. Mysterious love story. Why are the previous names of Taraz city Aulie- Ata, Mirzoyan and Zhambyl?  Transfer to Shymkent city. 

  • 19. p.m. – Shymkent city. End of the tour. What are the famous rivers in Taraz region? Want to know? Come and see us. 


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$ 120.

  • The price for a group of two people is US$ 80 per person.

  • The price for a group of three persons is US$ 65 per person.


The price includes: 

  • guide services,

  • car with a driver,

  • fuel.

Price does not include:

  • accommodation,

  • food. 

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