Almaty City Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the old part of Almaty city.
Sightseeing includes: to feel the city's real taste, its atmosphere and local color you should visit
the "Green Bazaar". Visiting Green Bazaar is a little fascinating adventure, where you could taste,
watch cooking process, bargain with sellers and, finally, buy some national delicacies.
You are going to visit Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen, named in memory of the heroes of
Panfilov's division and Almaty heroes, who stopped the enemy's tanks attack in Moscow during the
World War II. There are eternal fire and monument that remind about heroic act of the division.
The other unique construction is Ascension Cathedral was built by an architect Andrei Zenkov,
famous as a founder of earthquake-proof construction. The church is one of the tallest wooden
buildings in the world.
Transfer to the restaurant. Lunch (for extra charge)
Visiting Republic Square - the heart of Almaty, where the main festivities, events and
demonstrations are held, and walk to Central State Museum of Kazakhstan - one of the oldest
and largest museums of Central Asia. Get to know more about Kazakh people, culture and history
of the region.
Transfer to Falcon Nurse Farm. You will watch a magnificent Hunting birds show*. Five species
of predators take part in it to introduce you special qualities and skills. You will learn more about
falcon hunting history, organic traits and the life-style of hunting birds.
**Note: hunting birds show starts from March to late November**
Transfer to Kok Tobe hill.
Kok Tobe park is one of the symbols of Almaty city and Kazakhstan. It is situated on the hill at a
height of 1,100m above sea level. Go up to the top by comfortable cable car that connects
Almaty city center and hill and enjoy the beautiful bird's eye panorama of the city. It is especially
exciting at night when the car lights are flowing far from you in an endless stream, and you could
feel the "soul" of the city. Transfer back to the hotel.
Overnight: Your chosen hotel
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Charyn.
Charyn Canyon is one of the main unique natural monuments of Kazakhstan and
Central Asia. The canyon is about 12 million years old and surprises with its vertical cliffs, reminding
the ancient castles, created by wind, sun and rain. It will take about 3 hours to reach the canyon.
Meanwhile, you will hear a lot of interesting about the history and nature of the region, more about
Kazakhstan in general as well as have chance to see the village life outside Almaty. Once you see
Charyn Canyon you will forget about this long way at once - so much you will be impressed with the
beauty and splendor of canyons. You can admire the grand panorama and then have a walk through
the maze of the Castles Valley with its inaccessible walls overhanging you.
Picnic by Charyn river (lunch boxes included). Transfer back to the city. Free time.
Overnight: Your chosen hotel
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out.
Transfer to Medeo - the highest mountainous skating rink in the world and the main attraction
of Almaty. There tourists have a brief stop on the huge Medeo dam, which protects the city
from mudflows. On the top of the dam, at the altitude of 1,733m above the sea level,
tourists enjoy an amazing panorama, surrounded by wonderful mountains of Trans-Ili.
Higher than Medeo there is Shymbulak.
- Ski Resort "Shymbulak" - the resort is situated in a picturesque valley Trans-Ili Alatau at a
height of 2,200m above sea level. It is an amazing place where dizzy from the clear air and
surrounding beauty. From there tourists can get to Talgar Peak by cable car.
Lunch at the restaurant (for extra charge).
Have a walk on the main pedestrian street of Almaty, starting from Opera and Ballet theatre
leading to "Arbat" - a famous place for locals and tourists to come during the day and enjoy
Transfer to "Mega" Mall - the biggest chain of trade and entertaining centers in Kazakhstan.
Guests can enjoy shopping and other activities based on preferences. Variety of brands, boutiques
and food court gives a nice freedom of choice for visitors.
Dinner inside the mall, from premium restaurants to fast food points (for extra charge).
Transfer to the airport.