Explore our selection of trips to Kazakhstan and embark on a journey to reconnect with your roots and explore your cultural heritage.


Shared Journeys. Personal Discoveries. Expertly Managed.

Over the last 30+ years, we've witnessed the transformative power of group travel for adoptees and their loved ones.  

Supported by our dedicated Ties staff before, during, and after travel, we take pride in crafting opportunities that allow you to reconnect with people and places important to you, while connecting with a community who share similar life experiences. Join us and discover the power of heritage travel!

Kazakhstan Ties - Flagship

July 3 - 14, 2025

12 Days

Visit Astana's and Almaty's Top Destinations

Spend Time In Your Province

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Kazakhstan Ties - LITE

July 3 - July 10, 2025

8 Days

Visit Astana's Top Destinations

Spend Time In Your Province

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Day 1 - Depart for Kazakhstan

Day 2 - Arrive in Astana

Day 3 - Orientation and Tour of Astana

Day 4 - Visit a Rural Village

Day 5 - See the World Expo, National Museum, and Shopping!

Days 6-7 - Travel to Province

Day 8 - Travel to Almaty, LITE Families Depart

Day 9 - Visit Zenkov Orthodox Church and Zelyony Bazaar (Green Bazaar), and dinner in a Kazakh Home

Day 10 - Tian Shan Mountains, Medeo Skating Rink, and Kok Tobe Park

Day 11 - Summer Camp and Final Dinner

Day 12 - The Journey Home and Beyond


Tanya Kaanta

Tanya is a Korean adoptee and former academic. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology and an M.S. in Student Affairs in Higher Education with a focus on intercountry adoption, identity formation, emotion work, advocacy, and agency. Prior to Ties, she worked 20 years in higher education supporting students, teaching sociology, and conducting evaluation research. She has spoken at multiple Heritage Camps and first started working with Ties as adjunct staff for Kazakhstan in 2019, where she loved connecting with both adoptees and parents. Along with her husband and teenage daughter, she currently splits her time between Colorado and living abroad, while their son attends college in Colorado.  In her free time you can find her walking along the ocean or reading romance novels.

Please note: Tanya may not travel on every trip.

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