Almaty is the largest city of Kazakhstan Despite being the main transportation hub in Kazakhstan, Almaty is a sophisticated city waiting to be explored. With impressive views of the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains and the Big Almaty Lake, there is so much to do and see along with the numerous landmarks located here. While Kazakhstan might not be a place you would have fancied to visit one day in your life, it’s gorgeous and quaint city of Almaty should definitely be. Once a capital of the country, the city continues to flaunt its vibrant charm and attract a zillion number of tourists even today.
Arrival in Almaty and Meeting your guide at the Almaty International Airport. Transfer to the hotel, check-in, leisure time after flight. Visiting the following places – sightseeing’s of the city: Panfilov Park, Zenkov Cathedral, the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame. Transfer to the Square of the Republic and Monument of Independence, feel the energy of the Apple city and get acquaint with its history. Transfer to the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel, Medeo ice rink situated on the height of 1 691.2 meters above the sea level is known around the world. It was built in 1972. The surface of the ice occupies 1 0 500 square meters, which allows conducting competitions of skating, hockey and figure skating. Ski resort «Shymbulak» is situated in the picturesque ravine of Zailiysky Alatau Mountain on the height of 2260 meters above the sea level and in 25 kilometers from the center of the city of Almaty. At the height of 3163 meters above the sea level the elevators start their ways down. Visiting show of hunting birds, We offer you to visit the nursery of rare endangered species of birds "Sunkar" which is unique by its species composition and equipment. The nursery is the only one in the whole territory of Kazakhstan and during its activity raised 1060 birds and released 260 falcons Balobans out of the nature. By visiting falcon nursery, you can admire the most beautiful birds, learn about their biological characteristics, and more than that, see the falcon show. The trained birds take parts in that show and demonstrate hunting with a bird, getting food out of the water and other interesting things. The story about traditions and history of falconry will be told during a spectacular performance with freely flying birds of prey. Transfer to the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. The canyon is situated on the Tian Shan’s spurs near the border with China. Charyn Canyon is a natural monument built from sedimentary rocks, which age is about 12 million years, and stretches for 154 kilometers along the valley of Charyn river. The most interesting and frequently visited tourist destination is so-called "Valley of Castles". The grove of relict species of ash, survived during the era of glaciation, preserved in the bosom of the canyon and another such grove is only in North America. Landscape diversity of Charyn canyon leads to the variety of flora and fauna. Charyn canyon reminds Colorado Grand Canyon in North America and loses to it in terms of sizes but not in terms of beauty. Transfer back to the city, Leisure time.
Breakfast at the hotel. We offer you to plunge into the traditional environment of the Kazakh people and feel the full flavor of nomadic life. Kazakh people honors ancestral customs and traditions. The basis of the national character is hospitality - in the Kazakh society, it is considered to be a sacred duty. In the Ethno-village you will be introduced to the magnificent lifestyle of the Kazakh people, customs and culture. Return to the city. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting at the lobby of the hotel. Excursion tour to Issyk lake is a picturesque, alpine lake surrounded by unusually beautiful nature of thick forests and spacious flower fields. The lake is located at an altitude of 1760 meters above sea level, in the Issyk gorge of Trans-Ili Alatau, about 70 km east of Almaty. Visiting the Golden Man museum - On the way, you will get acquainted with the history and nature of the Issyk Territory, as well as with the archaeological sites of Sak culture - burial mounds, where the famous “Golden Man” was found, which became the state symbol of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Return to the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Visiting Gorkyi Park and Dolphin show. Visiting Kok-Tobe hill with the tallest TV tower in the world. Short ride from the top of the hill to the center of the city by the famous Almaty cableway. Shopping, Transfer to the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel, check-out till 12:00. Transfer to the hotel. Departure home with warm memories.