ALMATY WITH A VIEW

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Duration

4 Nights / 5 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

2 people

Languages

English

About this tour

Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest metropolis, is set in the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains. It served as the country’s capital until 1997 and remains Kazakhstan’s trading and cultural hub. Landmarks include the Central State Museum, displaying thousands of historic Kazakh artifacts. In the center is Panfilov Park, home to the bright-yellow towers of Zenkov Cathedral, a tsarist-era Russian Orthodox church.

Included/Excluded

  • Airport meet & greet.
  • Chocolates & refreshing napkins served on board your vehicle.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board all our vehicles.
  • 4 night(s) 3-star hotel with daily breakfast
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Dedicated English speaking guide throughout the trip.
  • Souvenir upon departure courtesy Kazin Dmc.
  • Dedicated private vehicle with driver throughout the trip.
  • Vehicle & guide at disposal daily for 12 hours
  • (1000 hrs – 2200 hrs)
  • Sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary above.
  • Gondola tickets to Shymbulak – Level 3
  • Gondola tickets to Kok Tobe.
  • 2 bottles of water daily per person.
  • Hotel taxes.
  • Flights
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Meals (unless or otherwise specified)
  • GST & TCS (For India only)
  • For those who require visa to enter KZ, U$ 85 per person will apply.

Itinerary

1600 Hrs Welcome to Almaty – City of a thousand colours! After clearing custom & immigration procedures followed by baggage collection, you will be met by your English-speaking guide in the arrival’s hall. 1700 Hrs You will be escorted to your vehicle. Chocolates & refreshing napkins will be served on board your vehicle. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi on board your vehicle. Please ask your guide for login details. 1800 Hrs Welcome to your hotel & check-in to your room. 2000 Hrs Dinner as per your choice of cuisine or restaurant. 2200 Hrs Hotel drop-off and good night sleep.

Breakfast at the hotel.
 
1000 Hrs Visit the Shymbulak Ski resort – Level 3 via Gondola
In just 1 hour, you can get from Almaty city center to its highest point (3200 meters) and drink coffee in the highest bar in the CIS using 3 tier world-class Gondola.
 
On Shymbulak, you can have a great time even if you can’t ski or snowboard. An all-day entertainment for the whole family is provided by cafes and restaurants with excellent cuisine, an observation deck with powerful binoculars that rotate 360 degrees and a playground. For those who want to enjoy the mountain silence and admire the snowy slopes, the resort offers high-class hotels and various kinds of adventure activities such as Zip
Lining, Paragliding, Horse riding etc.
 
1400 Hrs Enjoy lunch in Shymbulak or a choice of your restaurant in the city.
1600 Hrs Proceed to your hotel for some relaxation.
1800 Hrs Panfilov & Arbat walking tour
Evening walk around Panfilov promenade. The promenade which overlooks the Kazakh Opera & Ballet theatre is lined with small shops, eateries, and cafes & beautiful lights. You will enjoy hearing many local musicians singing songs & playing local musical instruments. The tour will end on Arbat street with lots of shopping outlets and street entertainment.
 
2000 Hrs Dinner as per your choice of cuisine or restaurant.
2200 Hrs Hotel drop-off and good night sleep.

Breakfast at your hotel.
1000 Hrs Almaty city tour
Explore the city of Almaty by quickly getting acquainted with discovering major areas of interest – During this introductory tour, you will visit the First President Park, Republic square, State Opera and Ballet Theatre, museums at the Academy of Sciences, Abay Square, Kazakhstan Hotel, Palace of the Republic.
1200 Hrs Panfilov Park & Zenkov Cathedral
The Park is named and dedicated to the Panfilov Heroes who were 28 soldiers of an Almaty Infantry. Their memories are etched at the fearsome war memorial east of the Zenkov Cathedral which depict soldiers from all 15 soviet republics on the map of USSR. The Park is lush green area and it’s a good place to sit, rest, relax and see the bustling sights of the city.
 
‘Zenkov Cathedral’, is one of the most beautiful, magnificent, and architectural monuments of the city of Almaty with the height of 56 meters and is in the green Panfilov Park of Almaty. A. Zenkov had supervised the construction of this cathedral in the early 19th century and legend goes that it was built without a single nail. But unfortunately, it’s not true. Although the design is remarkably unique but it’s because of the advanced technological expertise of that time.
 
1400 Hrs Enjoy lunch at your favourite restaurant.
1600 Hrs Proceed to your hotel for some relaxation.
1800 Hrs Visit to Koke Tobe Hill
Kok Tobe is the highest point in the city of Almaty standing on a 1100 m hill at the south-east edge of the city. It is worth a visit to Kok Tobe because of its panoramic view of the city from all directions. To reach the Kok Tobe hill, one should take a cable car ride which starts near Hotel Novotel and goes over some of the oldest parts of Almaty and the magnificent fruit growing gardens. Once you reach the Kok Tobe hill, you would see the famous 372 m high TV Tower which is visible from far and offers great views of the mountains and the city plus many attractions at the top including many restaurants serving cuisines from across the globe.
2000 Hrs Dinner as per your choice of cuisine or restaurant.
2200 Hrs Hotel drop-off and good night sleep.

Breakfast at the hotel.
 
1000 Hrs Green Bazaar + Rakhat Chocolate Shop
If you are among these, who don’t like to go to a mall and prefer the outdoor market among fresh air and belong to the old-school shopping type, then without wasting any time, head straight towards the Zelyony Bazaar located close to the Panfilov Park in Almaty. Also, known as the Green Market, this market is your typical local market where you can purchase everything starting from meat to spices to fruits to even clothes and furniture. The key to shopping here is that you should have a flair for bargaining, and you can get everything at a very reasonable rate.
 
You will be delighted to see the colourful atmosphere and the variety of goods available.
 
Right next door is the famous Rakhat Chocolate shop. Rakhat which means pleasure in Kazakh is the oldest manufactures of chocolates dating back to almost 70 years. Around 3500 workers work in basically 2 factories, one located in Almaty and one in Shymkent city. They also make chocolates for people suffering from diabetes and their low-calorie products like candies, cookies and waffles are a range among the people and tourists.
 
1400 Hrs Lunch at an Indian restaurant
 
1500 Hrs Shopping
Almaty is a paradise for all your shopping, so you can head to some of the swankiest malls the city has to offer. We recommend Dostyk Plaza, Esentai Mall & Mega Mall for high-end quality shopping.
 
2000 Hrs Dinner as per your choice of cuisine or restaurant.
2200 Hrs Hotel drop-off and good night sleep.

0400 – 0430 Hrs Packed breakfast & check-out from the hotel. 0430 Hrs It’s time to say good-bye to this beautiful city. Our driver will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the airport for your flight home or to an onward destination

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