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The Tamgaly Petroglyphs Private Tour (9 hours)

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The Tamgaly Petroglyphs Private Tour (9 hours)

November 1, 2019

Private Day Tours & Activities in Almaty | Feel the breath of history and take the tour to the Tamgaly petroglyphs - ancient sanctuary with plenty of rock paintings, which is a treasure of global significance and is under the protection of UNESCO...

Availability: January-December, daily at 09:00

Tour Description:

Tour route provides you a great opportunity not only to enjoy the beautiful natural landscapes of Almaty region, but also see the one of the unique monuments of the past – Tamgaly petroglyphs - one of the oldest and most striking monuments of rock art of Zhetisu, which is protected by UNESCO since 2004. 

Tamgaly Gorge located 170 km north-west of Almaty city. This is virtually an ancient art gallery, where are depicted individual animals and people as well as the whole scenes from the life of ancient people. The total number of drawings in the main gorge - about 2,000. There are images of solar deities, clowns, soldiers, married couples, pregnant women, multi-figure compositions, scenes of hunting and sacrifice. Most of the petroglyphs date back to the Bronze Age and are made in "animal" style of Sakas.

For centuries the rocks of this canyon and narrow valley of Tamgaly retained value of the sanctuary - the place where ritual ceremonies were hold, magic rituals were performed, worship of the gods and the spirits of ancestors took place.

Private Tour Price for November-February:  
270 USD for one person
290 USD for group of 2 persons traveling together
330 USD for group of 3 persons traveling together
 
Private Tour Price for March-October:  
300 USD for one person
322 USD for group of 2 persons traveling together
363 USD for group of 3 persons traveling together
 
* Tour rates include bottled water, packed lunch, all admission fees, hotel pickup/drop-off
 
Total tour price should be paid no later than 24 hours before the tour. Accepted methods of payment: cash in local currency, wire transfer, bank card
50% of the tour price is not refundable in case of tour cancellation less than 24 hours before the tour departure time
100% of the tour price is not refundable in case of tour cancellation less than 12 hours before the tour departure time, as well as in case of no-show

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