Colossal Kazakhstan sits on the windswept northern steppe. Its capital beautifully reflects the harmony of modernism and tradition, while spectacular mountains, aquamarine lakes and green valleys dominate the rural landscapes. The country’s largest metropolis, Almaty, sprawls from the foothills of the Zaili Ala-Too Mountains and plays host to important landmarks such as the Central State Museum and Zenkov Cathedral. On luxury Kazakhstan holidays we recommend spending time in the capital, Nur-Sultan. It is home to incredible sights such as the neo-classical Opera and Ballet Theatre and the world’s largest tent at the Khan-Shatyr Entertainment Centre.
Not often frequented by tourists, Kazakhstan that can be very difficult to navigate. Not only do we offer excellent value, but our expertise, 24/7 support and local representatives ensure a seamless luxury experience throughout. We’ll be with you every step of the way on your luxury Kazakhstan holidays, introducing you to destinations we have explored numerous times and have awarded the OROKO luxury seal of approval.
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Once the country’s capital and its largest metropolis, Almaty is translated as the “city of apple trees” because of its surrounding forests of wild apples in the foothills of the Zaili Ala-Too Mountains. Thought to be the place of origin of the modern apple, Almaty is one of the oldest cities in Central Asia, with its first settlement dating back to the bronze age with many archaeological landmarks serving as testimony. Almaty was also one of the most important trade centres on the Great Silk Road.
Kazakhstan is best combined as part of an exploration of the Silk Road. Once a lively network of intercontinental trade routes that threaded across Asia’s highest mountains and bleakest deserts, The Silk Road is a lingering remanent of an ancient era. Cutting through the heartland of Central Asia, the route was central to the economic, cultural, political, and religious interactions between these vast regions. Today, the magnificent cosmopolitan cities of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan serve as a reminder of this wonder that changed the world.
Combining Kazakhstan with Uzbekistan allows for a discovery of the Great Steppe that has long connected East and West alongside the ancient towns that reflect their remarkable past. Whilst modern futuristic cities are beginning to thrive, Uzbekistan is a proud home to some of the world’s oldest cities that are still deeply infused with the fascinating history of the Silk Road. A wonderful contrast, colossal Kazakhstan sits on the windswept northern steppe where mountains and green valleys dominate the rural landscapes.
Kazakhstan’s vast and varied landscapes make for wide ranging temperatures. From the extremes in the expanses of the steppe to cities topping 40 degrees in the hot summers, it’s important to approach a holiday to Kazakhstan with expert knowledge to hand. While temperatures in the summer can soar, they average at about 30 degrees and bring a low and comfortable humidity. May to September are our favourite months for setting off on luxury Kazakhstan holidays.