Tour Program

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Day 1: Almaty, Arrival
Itinerary
This day of your arrival to Almaty, the Southern capital of Kazakhstan. After the meeting with the guide at Almaty International airport or railway station, you will be taken to the hotel for accommodation. Please note, that standard hotel check-in time is 14:00. If you need earlier check-in, surcharge is applicable. At 14:00 you will have sightseeing group tour of Almaty. After meeting of your guide, your will start the tour with a visit to Almaty Museum. Equipped with multimedia tools, the museum will captivate you with its rich collections, a variety of ancient exhibits and will allow to study in a short time the history of the region since the Great Silk Road. After the museum, you will have a short stop for the detailed acquaintance with architecture and history of Abai Opera and Ballet Theatre. And further, you will visit the oldest Almaty park - Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen, where one of the most beautiful wooden building in the world - Zenkov Cathedral is located. In the park you will see the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame, listen to the stories of the guide and admire the beauty of the building of the Museum of Musical Instruments. A leisurely walk under the crowns of old trees will take about 40 minutes. And the last point of interest is a popular place for townspeople - the Green Bazaar, where it is impossible to refrain from shopping. It is the great chance to experience an atmosphere of the real eastern market, its colors, smells and crowds. There you can obtain famous oriental sweets, 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. After the tour you will be dropped-off at your hotel.
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Accommodation
Hotel
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2
Day 2: Almaty
Itinerary
This is the next amazing day to explore Almaty, and today, after the breakfast, you will have group tour to mountain surroundings of the city! After meeting of your guide, your will start 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. 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 ski resort, occupied by fancy restaurants, ski & snowboarding school and mountain hotel. The resort is very popular for its mild climate, large quantity 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 with 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 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 at 13:00 at your hotel, and in the afternoon you will have free time to explore the city by yourself.
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Accommodation
Hotel
Day
3
Day 3: Almaty
Itinerary
The third day of your stay in Almaty will be completely free to get to know the city on your own. But you can also book additional sightseeing tours (for surcharge) and, for example, visit the unique natural attractions in the vicinity of the city.
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Accommodation
Hotel
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4
Day 4: Almaty, Departure
Itinerary
This day of your departure from Almaty. You have to check-out from the hotel until 12:00 noon. If you want to check-out later, surcharge is applicable. During free time you can also book additional sightseeing tour (for surcharge). Then you will be transferred to Almaty International airport or railway station for your departure home or to another Kazakhstan city you wish to explore.
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Accommodation
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