Nomad Ethno village tour

from 100 USD
Private tour
Vehicle occupancy: 1-15
Duration: 6-7 hours
Round trip distance: 120 kms
Best time for visiting: all year round
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Tour program

Tour itinerary: Almaty – Huns Ethno Village – Almaty

10.00 Group gathering and departure from Almaty (60 km from Almaty, 1 hour 30 minutes driving time).

11.00-11.20 Arrival to ethno-aul “Huns”. Meeting of the guests by two warriors in Saka period battle armors, by Shashy rite, treat all the guests with baursaks. Short baursak cooking master-class.

11.20-12.00 Acquaintance with the Kazakh yurt, customs and traditions of the Kazakh people.

Guests will be acquainted with the structure of the yurt, philosophy and sacred meaning of the yurt for the nomads. The “Syrga Salu” ritual (putting earrings on, wedding ritual).

The guests will also know about the mode of life of the Kazakh people: cleaning and whipping wool, making yarn with a spindle, getting flour and talkan in the dermen, the rite of putting the child in “besik.

12.00-13.00 Show of the group «Sarbaz» (various programs presented in the form of theatrical performances – legends and horse games). Master-class on traditional Kara Zhorga dance.

13.00-14.00 Lunch (plov, salad, baursaks, tea)

14.20-15.00 Traditional Archery Master class.

15.00-16.00 free time (you can walk around the territory of aul, take photos in the national clothes, ride on “Altybakan” swing, play with animals in the contact zoo).

16.00 Return to the city. Transfer to the hotel.

Tour description

A tour of Hunns Ethno Village offers a fascinating journey into the heart of Kazakh culture, tradition, and hospitality. Here’s a sample itinerary for a guided tour of Hunns Ethno Village:

Introduction to Kazakh Culture. Your tour begins with an introduction to Kazakh culture and history, providing insights into the traditions, customs, and way of life of the Kazakh people. Learn about the significance of nomadic heritage, traditional dwellings like yurts, and the importance of hospitality in Kazakh culture.

Explore Traditional Dwelling (yurt). Explore the village’s traditional kazakh house – yurt (nomadic tent). Learn about the construction techniques, design elements, and symbolic meanings behind these structures.

Participate in Traditional Activities. Engage in hands-on experiences and traditional activities such as horseback riding, archery, and traditional Kazakh dance games. Experience the thrill of riding a horse like a nomad or try your hand at shooting a bow and arrow.

Culinary Experience. Indulge in a culinary adventure with a traditional Kazakh meal served in a yurt or outdoor dining area. Taste authentic Kazakh dishes such as , kumis (fermented mare’s milk), and baursaks (fried dough pastries). In the end of the program buffet style lunch is offered.

Cultural Performances. Enjoy live music, dance performances, and theatrical presentations showcasing Kazakh folklore and traditions. Experience the vibrant energy of Kazakh music and dance, performed by talented local artists in colorful traditional costumes.

Horse riding show. This is the main part of the program for which people usually come to the Hunn’s Village.

Guided Tour and Cultural Insights. Throughout the tour, your knowledgeable guide provides cultural insights, historical anecdotes, and fascinating stories about Kazakh traditions and heritage. Learn about the significance of various customs, rituals, and symbols observed by the Kazakh people.

Scenic Views and Photo Opportunities. The village is located in the picturesque surroundings and stunning Talgar mountain landscape for memorable photo opportunities.

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