Luxury Kazakhstan Vacations – Sacha Baron Cohen may have briefly raised the profile of the world’s ninth-largest country, but most travellers have yet to realise that there’s more to Kazakhstan than Borat. The big draws are definitely the superb Altai and Tian Shan mountains bordering China, but the bleak, bewildering steppe also beckons with surreal, surprising secrets ranging from Soviet-era cosmodromes and underground mosques to the rusting ruins of the Aral Sea. After years of collectivisation, the former horsemen of the Golden Horde are now getting rich on petro-dollars, while trying to deal with the legacy of serving as the Sooviet Union’s favourite dumping grounds. Today the Eurasian steppe offers one of the last great undiscovered frontiers of travel.
Best time to visit in Kazakhstan
May to September
Places to visit in Kazakhstan
Top things to do in Kazakhstan
Steppe, Borat, Aral Sea, oil, Tian Shan mountains, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Semipalatinsk nuclear site, horses
One word for Kazakhstan Tourism
Salemetsiz be (Hello/How are you?)