Kazakhstani Switzerland

By Anastasia Sudarikova,

Hey KazakhWorld Readers, how is you summer going? Time flies so fast and the last month of the summer left. Thus, If you guys still did not take a vacation then consider an exciting trip to Kazakhstani Switzerland! One of the remarkable tourist destination in Kazakhstan is Borovoe lake also named Kazakhstani Switzerland for its breathtaking and magical views, of mountains, pine forests and lakes, which creates exclusive beauty and special healing climate.

Borovoe Lake is located between Astana and Kokshetay . . fThe drive from Astana then the road will take about a three hour bus trip one way on the super highway through rural Kazakh and ethnic-Ukrainian villages. The Borovoe area  has huge rocks that  are great for climbers, trails for hikers and areas for picnics and lodges to stay overnight. One of the main sights of the Borovoe Lake is Zhumbaktas rock. Every tourist comes here is setting a goal to reach the rock by catamaran and then conquer the summit of it. You can rent a boat at the station; it will cost you around $8 for 30 mins. Also you can use a boatmen service If you don’t want to paddle the boat yourself.

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There are a plenty of the activities you can do after spending a relaxing day at the Borovoe Lake. You can rent a motorbike for $ 30 – $ 54 per hour.  You have to provide the document proving the identity in order to rent a motorbike. Don’t be scared to leave your document to a renting station worker. It is quite usual procedure in Kazakhstan as it is a guarantee for a renting company that the equipment would be returned to a station.  Also, you don’t have to provide the driving license to operate the vehicle, but you have to be older than 18.

motorbike renting; bike renting

motorbike renting; bike renting

Worked up the appetite and getting starving after outdoor activities? I am positive you will! It’s time to have a nice dinner then. There are a plenty of small restaurants in the area. The average check for a person is usually $15. For this amount of money you can order a cup of tea, homemade and fresh baked flat cake, one of the Kazakh traditional dishes and a salad. My suggestion is to try lagman , plov , kyirdak  and don’t forget about unbelievably delicious Samsa . Yummy, they are my favorite!

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The are no issues to find an appropriate accommodation satisfied every guest in the area. The hotel prices are starts from $55 and going up.  If you are a student and come with a big company one of the best option would be renting a house which will cost you $11 for a person.

outside view, inside view

outside view, inside view

If you want a luxury option then the Rixos Borovoe is a solution for your needs. Choosing the Rixos Borovoe would be a fairy-tale world for you and experience of the luxury of superior quality services. Restaurants, bars, spa, meeting rooms and other facilities are conveniently located on the hotel territory. The room’s pricing starts from $200 and higher.

rixos

rixos

Heaven places and beautiful oasis create a holiday experience in the heart of the nature with its great location in combination of forest and lake landscapes. Have a wonderful vacation!