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The Tamgaly Petroglyphs Tour (9 hours)

January 1, 2018

Sightseeing Tours 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...


Tamgaly Petroglyphs Tour available daily. Tour departs at 09:00.   
Tour duration - 8-9 hours.

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 Rates:  

241 USD for one person 
256 USD for group of 2 persons traveling together 
375 USD for group of 3 persons traveling together 

* Tour rates include hotel pick-up/drop-off, picnic at nature and all admission fees

Tour Reservation: Tour reservation should be done at least 48 hours before the tour and requires 50% advance payment of the total tour price

Payment: Total tour price should be paid no later than 24 hours before the tour. Accepted methods of payment: cash, wire transfer, bank card

50% of the total tour price is not refundable in case of tour cancellation less than 24 hours before the tour

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