Destinations: East Kazakhstan – Ridder, Katon-Karagay region
Languages: English, Russian
In the summer of 2016, we drove to East Kazakhstan to experience the Kazakh Altai with its stunning nature and local legends. Despite its hard-to-get reputation, we found it quite accessible, developed and easy to travel if you have enough information about border permits, roads, and sights. But what about travelers who don`t have their own car and time for preparation? Who can organize logistics and tours? We were lucky to meet Valeriya, director of a well know outbound tourist agency who until recently was selling package tours abroad. Thanks to increasing interest to tourism in East Kazakhstan and Expo 2017, she found herself in demand of arranging tours for local and foreign tourists.
She discovered new passion in ethnography, collecting tales and legends from old-believer villages and story-telling. Valeriya and Saule from Caravanistan worked together to design interesting routes and translate them into English. Our tours can be captivating for both nature and history lovers. We are happy to design your unique Altai holiday!
- Our guides are experienced professionals with passion and love to their region who are happy to show the best of Ust-Kamenogorsk and East Kazakhstan.
- Our transport is modern and reliable cars, minivans and buses with polite drivers.
- Food – we only work with proven cafes and restaurants in the city. We take into account your preferences before preparing food in guest houses and during treks. Guest houses serve ecologically clean home made products, fresh bread, dairy and precious Altai honey.
- Hotels and guest houses – you will always have a choice where to stay. But we prefer to work with village guest houses and purchase products from kind-hearted inhabitants to support local communities.