Central Asia

Kazakhstan

Photo credit: Ana Filonov

Where Steppe Meets Skyscraper

Historic homeland of a semi-nomadic horse culture, vast Kazakhstan encompasses jagged snow-topped mountains and boundless scrub steppe.  In the south, the former capital, Almaty, is a sophisticated European showplace, while sprouting up on the northern steppe is the new capital, Nur-Sultan, a mini-Dubai with cutting-edge architecture paid for with petro-dollars.

Why travel to Kazakhstan with MIR

We regularly garner raves from travelers for our inspired itineraries to Kazakhstan. MIR’s destination experts will show you the country’s ancient, medieval, and modern treasures, and introduce you to its forward-thinking people. (If Kazakhstan means Borat to you, you’re in for a revelation.)

  • 30 years of Central Asia travel experience
  • Twice named one of National Geographic Adventure’s “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth”
  • Travel programs from Vassar, Dartmouth, Yale, and the Harvard Museum of Natural History have chosen MIR to guide them to Central Asia
  • Personalized travel planning from start to finish
  • On-the-ground support, including a MIR affiliate office in Uzbekistan
  • Guides and tour managers that clients rave about
  • Quality you can trust
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Our Trips

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Musicians in Kazakhstan. Photo credit: Hermann Esser
Ascension Cathedral in Almaty, also known as Zenkov cathedral (Kazakhstan). Photo credit: Liz Tollefson
Hunting with Golden Eagle in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Photo credit: Phil Kidd
Photo credit: Douglas Grimes
Ride the gondola to the mountaintop at the Chimbulak Ski Resort near Almaty, Kazakhstan. Photo credit: Jessica Clark
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  • Musicians in Kazakhstan. Photo credit: Hermann Esser Musicians in Kazakhstan. Hermann Esser
  • Ascension Cathedral in Almaty, also known as Zenkov cathedral (Kazakhstan). Photo credit: Liz Tollefson Ascension Cathedral in Almaty, also known as Zenkov cathedral. Liz Tollefson
  • Hunting with Golden Eagle in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Photo credit: Phil Kidd Hunting with Golden Eagle, Kazakhstan. Phil Kidd
  • Photo credit: Douglas Grimes Raising of the Soyuz space rocket in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Douglas Grimes
  • Ride the gondola to the mountaintop at the Chimbulak Ski Resort near Almaty, Kazakhstan. Photo credit: Jessica Clark Ride the gondola to the mountaintop at the Chimbulak Ski Resort near Almaty, Kazakhstan Jessica Clark
  • Toasting the Soyuz space launch in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Photo credit: Douglas Grimes Toasting the Soyuz space launch in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Douglas Grimes
  • Statue in Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen, Almaty/Kazakhstan. Photo credit: Ana Filonov Statue in Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen, Almaty/Kazakhstan. Ana Filonov

Traveler Reviews

  • "Excellent introduction to a part of the world unknown to most travelers."

    R. Merlo

    Glendale, CA