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Price Per Person

USD 710
Country: Kazakhstan
City: Almaty
Duration: 6 Day(s) - 5 Night(s)
Tour Category: Classic Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Route: Almaty, Almaty region (Kazakhstan)

Season: March - November


Day 1. Almaty, Arrival 

Arrival to Almaty, the Southern capital of Kazakhstan. Meeting and greeting at Almaty International airport. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 2. Almaty

Breakfast at the hotel. Almaty Grand Tour (6 hours):  
The tour starts with sightseeing in central part of Almaty. You will know more about history and development of the South capital of Kazakhstan and see its major attractions. You will visit a popular place for townpeople - the Green Bazaar, where it is impossible to refrain from shopping. It is the great chance to experience an atmosphere of the real Central Asian market, its colors, smells and crowds. There you can obtain famous Asian sweets, but don't forget to bargain...Then the tour will continue in one of the oldest Almaty park – Panfilov Park, where you will see one of the unique wooden building in the world – Zenkov Cathedral and also visit the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame, dedicated to the memory of the fighters who died for freedom and independence of the country. After the park you will continue to explore sport, cultural and business areas of the city. You will go to the Medeo Gorge, where the highest mountain skating rink in the world is located, as well as the dam, protecting the city from dangerous mudflow. Next destination is the Kok-Tobe hill where the tallest TV tower in the world is located (if to count from the sea level) and where you will go by the picturesque winding mountain road. You can stroll along the winding paths of the Kok-Tobe park, admire the magnificient panorama of the city from the special observation deck and visit the shop of national souvenirs. The tour ends with the short ride from the top of the hill to the center of the city by the famous Almaty cableway.  
Return to the hotel. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 3. Almaty Region

Breakfast at the hotel. The Big Almaty Lake Tour (6 hours, at 13:00) or The Issyk Lake Tour (7 hours, at 11:00) depending on season:

The Big Almaty Lake Tour (7 hours): 
The tour starts with driving to the Big Almaty gorge, where at an altitude of 2,510 m above sea level located the Big Almaty lake - one of the most picturesque lakes in Trans-Ili Alatau. The lake is very beautiful, especially when its blue surface is absolutely calm, and it reflects the sky and surrounding mountains. The Big Almaty lake was formed as a result of movement of an ancient glacier.  Thanks to high-mountain location the water in the lake is always cool - even in July the water temperature does not exceed 10 degrees.The lake is a source of potable water for Almaty city, that is why the access of tourists to the lake is limited. The tour route lies higher the Big Almaty lake to the altitude of 3300 meters above sea level, where scientific premises for astronomical and space researches have settled down. Here, at the basis of the Big Almaty peak, you can enjoy a fascinating panorama of mountains and the Big Almaty lake, surrounded by the picturesque mountain peaks covered with Tian-Shan fir-tree, aspen and juniper. On the way back to the town you will visit the Falcon Farm, where you will enjoy a spectacular show with specially trained hawks - hunting with them is one of the most unique features of the Kazakh way of life.

The Issyk Lake Tour (7 hours): 
The tour route to one of the most beautiful gorges of Trans-Ili Alatau - Issyk Gorge lies along the Kuldja tract, where hundreds of years ago the trade caravans travelled. On the way you will learn a lot about nature and history of this region and see the burial mounds of Saka period, where the famous "Golden Man" was found, which has become the state symbol of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Also you will visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve “ISSYK”, where you will see the expositions dedicated to the history and culture of the Saka period, including a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, as well as the model of Saka burial mound. Then the tour route will take you to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level, to the beautiful mountain lake Issyk, located in the valley with the same name. The lake was formed about 10,000 years ago due to colossal landslide, resulted in formation of the natural dam of 300 meters in height. On the lake you will enjoy the majestic beauty of its turquoise water surface and the Issyk Gorge, as well as listen to the details of the natural disaster of 1963. Also at the lake you will have a picnic and free time for recreation at nature.

Return to the hotel. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 4. Almaty Region, Charyn Canyon  

Breakfast at the hotel. The Charyn Canyon Tour (9 hours) at 09:00. 
Charyn Canyon is one of the unique natural monuments of Kazakhstan.The canyon is about 12 million years old and surprises with its vertical cliffs, reminding the ancient castles, created by wind, sun and rain. It will take about 3 hours to reach the canyon. Meanwhile, you will hear a lot of interesting about the history and nature of the region, about Kazakh people, their life and traditions, as well as have a lunch in a local cafe. And as soon as you see Charyn Canyon you will forget about this long way at once - so much you will be impressed with the beauty and splendor of the canyon. You can admire the grand panorama and then have a walk through the maze of the Castles Valley with its inaccessible walls overhanging you. Anyone who has ever been to the Charyn Canyon, falls in love with it forever! 
Return to the hotel. Overnight in the hotel.


Breakfast at the hotel. Free day in Almaty. 
During this day you can visit shopping malls of the city, including the oldest one - Zangar (Central Department Store), which is the best and the most convenient place for handicrafts and antique Kazakh jewelry. The top floor of this department store is a treasury of small stores selling different souvenirs, like felt slippers, toys, bags, dolls, mini yurts and so on. If you want to buy some souvenirs – this is the place to go. You can also have a walk along Zhibek Zholy Street - the pedestrian street in the heart of the city, so-called “Almaty Arbat”, with comfortable benches and fountains, shops and cafes. This place is chosen by professional and amateur artists offering their work for sale.
Overnight in the hotel.

Day 6. Almaty, Departure

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out (untill 12:00 noon). Transfer to the airport. Departure.


Tour Price: 710 USD Per Person, provided 2 persons traveling together  

Group discounts available


1. Double accommodation in Almaty in the hotel of tourist class 
2. Airport transfers   
3. Meals: Standard Hotel Breakfast, Lunch/Picnic in Days 2-4 
4. Sightseeing tours according to the program in Days 2-4 
5. Environmental and admission fees and tickets


1. Meals not indicated in the program and/or not included into the tour price 
2. Visa support and registration on the territory of Kazakhstan, if required 
3. Surcharge for hotel early check-in and/or check-out 
4. Single accommodation supplement (109 USD) 

5. Personal expenses and other expenses not indicated in the program

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