Otrar and Turkistan One-Day Tour

We invite you to explore Kazakhstan's oldest cities: Otrar, the birthplace of the medieval philosopher and scientist Al Farabi, and Turkistan, the resting place of the poet and preacher Khoja Ahmed Yassawi. The mausoleum dedicated to Yassawi is a medieval architectural masterpiece and has evolved into a prominent pilgrimage site for Muslims.
  • Available: From March to October
  • Best Period: March-April, September-October
  • Tour Duration: 1 Day
  • Starting Point: Shymkent
  • Private Tour
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The price of the private tour will vary based on the number of people in the group, including children aged 4 and over. Please note that the cost for a child's participation in the tour will be the same as an adult. The price per person shown below is based on a group of two individuals.

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General information and booking terms

1 Day


Otrar and Turkistan One-Day Tour
Otrar and Turkistan One-Day Tour

Places of Interest:


  • Your guide will meet you at your hotel in Shymkent, and from there, you will depart towards the Shaulder village area. Upon arrival, you will visit the Local History Museum, the Arystan-Bab Mausoleum, and the ancient settlement of Otrar.
  • After your sightseeing in Otrar, you will be transported to the city of Turkistan. In Turkistan, you will visit the Azret-Sultan historical and architectural complex, the mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yassawi, the ruins of the ancient settlement, the necropolis, a segment of the fortress wall, the Citadel with gates, a hammam (an ancient bathhouse), and the Hilvet underground mosque. After the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel in Shymkent.

Important Information and Recommendations:

    From May to August, daytime air temperatures can soar to +40°C (+104°F).
    Comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for walking are essential for this tour.

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