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Almaty Private Tour Package (3 Days)

Almaty Private Tour Package (3 Days) Packages
Country: Kazakhstan
City: Almaty
Duration: 3 Day(s) - 2 Night(s)
Tour Category: Classic Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

Route: Almaty

Season: January - December (except Mondays)

Day 1. Almaty, Arrival

Arrival in 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. The Best of Almaty Day Tour (7 hours) at 10:00.

After meeting the guide at your hotel, you will start the tour with a visit to the Almaty Museum, one of the modern and interesting museums, equipped with multimedia tools, which will captivate you with rich museum collections, and a variety of ancient exhibits, allowing to study in a short time the history of the region since the Great Silk Road. After the museum, you will continue the tour and will have a short stop for a detailed acquaintance with the architecture and history of Abai Opera and Ballet Theatre.

Then you will visit one of the oldest Almaty parks - Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen, where one of the most beautiful wooden buildings in the world - Zenkov Cathedral is located. In the park, you will also see the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame, listen to the stories of the guide and admire the beauty of the Museum of Musical Instruments.

The next point of interest is a popular place for townspeople - the Green Bazaar, where it is impossible to refrain from shopping. It is a great chance to experience the atmosphere of the real eastern market, its colors, smells, and crowds. There you can obtain famous oriental sweets, and dried fruits, buy local products and souvenirs, but don't forget to bargain. In the market, they accept cash in tenge (local currency), so it would be good to have some with you or there is an exchange point just nearby to the market area.

Time for lunch in a local restaurant or a cafe.

After lunch you will start the second part of the tour with a ride to the Medeo Gorge (1690 meters above sea level) well known due to the highest mountain skating rink in the world and the dam, protecting the city from dangerous mudflow. A brief walk around with a chance to take your mountain-view pictures and breath the fresh pine-tree air, then you will take a cable car to Shymbulak Ski Resort area.

Having ridden about 20-25 minutes above magnificent fur trees up to the altitude of 2260 meters above sea level, you will get to the 1st level of the ski resort, occupied by fancy restaurants, a ski & snowboarding school, and a mountain hotel.

The resort is very popular for its mild climate, a large number of sunny days and snow through the winter, and remarkable scenery of mountain ranges. You will have a quick chance to walk there and take pictures of breathtaking mountain peaks around. Then you will go down the same way by cable car and drive to the city. Meanwhile, you will be told an interesting story about why Almaty is actually called «the Apple city».

Further, your mountain adventure continues at the top of Kok-Tobe Hill, where the tallest TV tower in the world is located (if to count from the sea level) and where you will get by the picturesque winding mountain road on the park eco-cars. In Kok-Tobe Park you can stroll along the winding paths of the park, admire the magnificent panorama of the city from the special observation deck, throw a coin in the "apple" fountain and visit the shop of national souvenirs. The tour ends with a short ride from the top of the hill to the center of the city by the famous Almaty cableway* and then dropping you off at your hotel.

Transfer to the hotel.

* On Tuesdays, in the tour departing at 10:00, the cableway is not available. Park eco-cars are used instead.

Day 3. Almaty, Departure

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

TOUR PRICE: On request

TOUR PRICE INCLUSIONS:

1. Double/Twin accommodation in Almaty in the 3* hotel of tourist class (2 nights)
2. Airport transfers
3. Services of a professional English-speaking guide
4. Meals: Standard Hotel Breakfasts, Lunch on Day 2
5. Sightseeing tour on Day 2

TOUR PRICE EXCLUSIONS:

1. Flight tickets
2. Meals (except included in the tour price)
3. Single accommodation supplement
4. Surcharge for a hotel early check-in and/or late check-out, if required
5. Travel insurance
6. Additional sightseeing tours and services not indicated in the program
7. Personal expenses and other expenses not indicated in the program

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