What to See in Kazakhstan for First Time Travelers?
Kazakhstan is famous for its amazing nature, which is mainly on the Almaty region. For the first time travelers, 5-7 days are recommended to visit this country. You could start your tour from Almaty city. Have a peaceful time at the Big Almaty Lake and ski at the Medeu Skating Rink. Then spend 2 days in the Altyn Emel National Park to appreciate the cliffs, desert and wasteland. Afterwards, go to Charyn Canyon National Park to admire the spectacular landscapes. If time permits, you could also add Kaindy Lake and Kolsai Lake to your Kazakhstan holiday packages.
Hazret Sultan Mosque, Nursultan
When is the Best Time to Have Kazakhstan Tours?
Kazakhstan belongs to the temperate continental climate zone. Summer is hot, while winter is freezing. The average temperature in January is from -19°C (-2℉) to -4°C (24℉) and in July it is 19°C (66℉) to 26°C (78℉).
The high seasons for tourism are spring and autumn. However, Kazakhstan is suitable to visit all year round. The activities and views vary each season. In winter, when the mountains are covered by snow, it is the best time to ski. The weather becomes milder and more pleasing in spring. It is the great time to have a delightful trip to forests and meadows. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the coolness in the mountains. And in autumn, when Kazakhstan is decorated by colorful leaves, you will feel as if walking into a fairy land. No matter when you have your Kazakhstan trips, this country could always impress you.
How to Get to and Travel Around Kazakhstan?
There are five international airports in Kazakhstan. The two main airports are Almaty International Airport and Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport. Almaty International Airport is the biggest one, which carries half of the passengers in Kazakhstan and is also the first choice for Kazakhstan trips. You could find flights from Moscow, Paris, Delhi and New York easily.
The most popular way to travel around Kazakhstan is by flights, for it is a very big country. There are 25 airports in Kazakhstan which makes the transportation between cities very convenient. You could also take trains if you like. The sightseeing in Kazakhstan is mostly natural landscape which is not very easy to reach. You could rent a car there or book tours with a travel agency beforehand. We provide customized tour packages and are ready to serve you any time.
Do I Need a Visa for Kazakhstan Tours?
It depends on your nationality. Citizens of 71 countries could visit Kazakhstan for 30 - 90 days without visas. And citizens of more than 100 countries, like India, South Africa and Nepal, could apply for E-visas. Please kindly confirm with the local embassy whether you need a visa or not.
Citizens of the following countries could stay without visas for 30 days at most:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chili, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA, Uzbekistan, Vatican, Vietnam.
Citizens of the following countries could stay without visas for 90 days at most:
Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Ukraine.
Do I Need to Register My Stay in Kazakhstan? How Could I Do It?
All travelers staying in Kazakhstan for more than 5 days need to register. You will get an immigration card upon arrival and the registration is done by your hotels.
Citizens of the following countries could get a registration stamp at the international airports and do not need to register within the first 5 days:
Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, USA, Vatican, Vietnam.