Tour Program

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Day 1: Arrival in Almaty
Itinerary
Arrival. Accommodation at the Astra hotel Almaty 3*.
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Accomodation
Hotel
Day
2
Day 2: Almaty city tour
Itinerary

Breakfast at the hotel. City tour: Panfilov Heroes Park, Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame, National Museum of Musical Instruments, and Green Bazaar. The tour will continue at the State Square and at the Historical Museum. Then the tour route will take you to the Medeo Gorge, where you will stop by the huge Medeo dam, which protects the city from destructive mudflows formed on the tops of the western Tien Shan. On the top of the dam, at the altitude of 1733 meters above sea level, you will enjoy an amazing panorama of the largest high mountain skating rink in the world – Medeo, surrounded by wonderful mountains of Trans-Ili Alatau. Further, transfer on the cable gondola on a ski resort Chimbulak, located at 2230 meters above sea level. Dinner at the restaurant. Show-program. Overnight at the hotel.

Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
3
Day 3: Almaty – Charyn Canyon – Almaty (300 km)
Itinerary
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, transfer to Charyn Canyon. Trekking along the Valley of Castles – majestic monument, erected by nature. Lunch at the café along Charyn River. Return to the city. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
4
Day 4: Almaty – Big Almaty Lake – «Sunkar» - Almaty
Itinerary
Breakfast. After breakfast, the start of excursion to the Big Almaty Lake, located 20 km to the south from Almaty. There are several picturesque lakes in the Mount of Zailiskiy Alatau. One of them is Bolshoe Almatinskoe (Big Almaty Lake). It is especially beautiful in the morning, when the blue surface reflects the sky and surrounding mountains. Kazakh name of this lake is Zhasylkol, which means Blue Lake. The excursion will impress you at any time of year. Even in winter, when the entire surface covered by ice and snow, it charms by its capacity and mystery. You will see incredible beauty of mountain, get acquainted with flora and fauna, learn its history of the region. After excursion, return to Almaty. After Big Almaty Lake, you visit the Kok-Tobe Hill, where the tallest TV Tower in the world is located and where you will get by the picturesque winding mountain road. At the top of the hill, you can admire the magnificent panorama of the city from the special observation deck, stroll along the winding paths of the Kok-Tobe park, visit the shop of national souvenirs, and see the monument devoted to The Beatles (the only one in CIS countries) as well as many other interesting things. The tour ends with the short ride from the top of the hill to the center of the city by the famous Almaty cableway. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
5
Day 5: Almaty – Issyk Lake
Itinerary
Breakfast. This tour takes you to one of the most beautiful gorges of Trans-Ili-Alatau, Issyk Gorge, which lies along the Kuldja tract where hundreds of years ago the trade caravans traveled. On the way you will learn a lot about the 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. You will also visit the original farm complex – Ostrich Farm, where you will not just see the African ostriches, but also have an opportunity to taste dishes cooked from ostrich meat and eggs. Then the tour route will take you to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level, to the beautiful mountain Issyk Lake, located in the valley with the same name. Back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
6
Day 6: Almaty – Tamgaly
Itinerary
Breakfast. This route provides you a great opportunity not only enjoy the beautiful natural landscapes of Almaty region, but also see the one of the unique monuments of the past – Tamgaly, is one of the ancient and bright monuments of petroglyph art. Tamgaly Gorge is located at 170 km to north-west from Almaty. Average quantity of drawings at the main gorge – approximately 2000. Back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
7
Day 7: Almaty – Turgen Gorge - Almaty
Itinerary
Breakfast. Excursion to the Turgen Gorge, which is located on the territory of Ile-Alatau State Natural Park in 90 km from Almaty. It is known for the coniferous and mixed woods, relic moss fir groves, creeping on the ground and farming a fir-tree carpet. Excursion to Bear Waterfall – the most available, its height is 28 meters. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
8
Day 8: Almaty – airport
Itinerary
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
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