Scientists from all over the world come here to study the diversity of flora and fauna, as well as the origin of different species. Charyn canyon became home to 62 species of mammals, 25 species of reptiles and 103 species of nesting birds. There are 1500 species of plants, 17 of which are listed in the Red book. It will take 3-3.5 hours to get to the canyon from Almaty city. Many companies offer packages and sightseeing tours to the canyon. There are many options, depending on the budget, from helicopter tours to Hiking.