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Kazakhstan - The Tulip Tour

Tulipa greigi
Tulipa greigi Regel

Kazakhstan tulip tour overviewregister for kazakhstan tulip tour overviewTour to Ecuador

Preliminary Tour Itinerary

Itinerary: Almaty, Turkestan, Kyzylkum Desert, Turlan Pass, Kyzylkol Lake, Mashat Gorge, Aksu Canyon, Kshi-Kaindy Waterfall, Kuyuk Pass, Berikara Gorge, Akkol Lake, Asa River, Akyrtas Excavations, Merke Gorge, Kurday Pass. Chu-Ili Mountains, Chimbulak Gorge, Almaty Nature Reserve, Almaty
Duration: 15 days

Day 1
Arrival in Almaty. Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Arrival to Almaty airport in early morning. Hotel check-in. Rest and breakfast. City tour. Lunch and departure to Turkestan by overnight train.

Tulipa kaufmanniana Regel
Tulipa kaufmanniana Regel

Day 2:
Arrival to Turkestan. Hotel check-in, breakfast. Kyzylkum Desert visit. Overnight in Turkestan hotel.
Plants to see:
Tulipa buhseana
Tulipa sogdiana (
rare)
Tulipa borszczowii
Tulipa korolkowii (
rare)
Strigosella turkestanica
Nonea caspica
Leontice incerta
Rhinopetalum karelinii
Merendera robusta
Rheum tataricum.

Day 2 

Allium karataviense Regel
Allium karataviense Regel

City tour and Eastern Market visit. Turlan Pass. Kumkent Homestay check-in and overnight. Overnight at the guest hous.
Plants to see:
Tulipa orthopoda
Tulipa greigii

Day 3  
Kyzylkol Lake, Ak-Mechet. Chayan hotel check-in and overnight.
Plants to see:
Tulipa borszczowii
Tulipa binutans
Iris tenuifolia
Caragana balchaschensis
Leontice ewersmanni
.

Day 4

Kyzylkol Lake, Ak-Mechet. Chayan hotel check-in and overnight.
Plants to see:
Tulipa borszczowii
Tulipa binutans
Iris tenuifolia
Caragana balchaschensis
Leontice ewersmanni

Iridodictyum kolpakowskianum
Iridodictyum kolpakowskianum
(Regel) Rodion

Day 5

Mashat Gorge, Red hill. Jabagly homestay check-in and overnight.
Plants to see:
Tulipa lemmersii
Tulipa bifloriformis
Tulipa greigii
Eremurus sogdianus
Geranium transversale
Rhinopetalum stenantherum
Corydalis sewerzowii

Day 6

Aksu canyon visit. Jabagly homestay overnight.
Plants to see:
Tulipa greigii
Tulipa kaufmanniana and hybrids
Tulipa turkestanica
Scilla puschkinioides
Eremurus lactiflorus
Eremurus regelii
Korolkowia sewerzowii

Day 7
Kshi-Kaindy Waterfall visit. Jabagly homestay overnight.
Plants to see:
Tulipa greigii
Tulipa kaufmanniana
Tulipa turkestanica
Tulipa dasystemonoides
Crocus alatavicus
Corydalis bungeana
Leontice alberti

Tulipa alberti
Tulipa alberti Regel, Photo by Alexander Petrov

Day 8
Kuyuk pass, Berikara Gorge. Tau Samal Touristic base check-in and overnight Plants to see:
Juno willmottiana (Kuyuk)
Tulipa greigii var.berkarensis
Megacarpaea orbiculata

i Day 9
Akkol lake. Asa river. Taraz hotel check-in and overnight.
Plants to see:
Tulipa alberti (Akkol)
Tulipa lehmanniana (
Asa)
Juno subdecolorata (
Akkol)

Day 10
Akyrtas excavations. Merke gorge. Canatorium check-in and overnight.
Plants to see:
ulipa kolpakowskiana (Akyrtas)
Tulipa zenaidae (
Merke)
Tulipa ostrowskiana (
Merke)

 

Day 11
Kurday pass. Chu-Ili mountains. Arrival to Almaty. Hotel check-in.
Plants to see:
Tulipa ostrowskiana and hybrids (Kurday)
Tulipa regelii (Kopa)

Tulipa zenaidae
Tulipa zenaidae Vved.

Day 12
Rest and breakfast. Chimbulak gorge visit.
Plants to see:
Tulipa tarda
Tulipa tetraphylla
Tulipa heterophylla
(veg.)
Tulipa dasystemon
(veg.)

Day 13

Almaty Nature Reserve visit (Monakhovo Gorge).
Plants to see:
Tulipa tarda
Tulipa tetraphylla
Tulipa thianschanica
(rare)

Glaucium elegans
Glaucium elegans Fisch. & C.A.Mey.

Day 14
Green Market, Academic Book Store, Arbat Art Sale and Botanical Garden.

Day 15
Back flight from Almaty early in the morning.

 


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