Day 1: Almaty, Arrival
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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