You will be met by your guide at International Airport and accompanied to Almaty City. Almaty was capital of Kazakhstan from 1921 till 1997. Since 1997 Astana is the capital of the country and Almaty is called the southern capital of Kazakhstan. But still Almaty is the important financial and commercial hub of Kazakhstan. Almaty is situated in southern Kazakhstan, close the border of Kyrgyzstan. It is the largest, most civilized, and most cosmopolitan city of Kazakhstan. Overnight in hotel.
Morning city tour. Introduction to history of Almaty and visit to Ascension Cathedral which is the second tallest wooden structure of the world; visit to the Square of 28 Panfilov Heroes with the Glory Memorial for the victims of the Civil War and the Second World War; visit to Musical Instruments Museum. After lunch excursion to Medeo, which is an ice rink up on the mountains on the south-eastern outskirts of Almaty. Overnight in hotel.
Morning tour starts with visit to the “Hawks nursery” for all kinds of hunting dogs and birds of pray. At this place people teach hawks, eagles, golden eagles to hunt together with them. Your guide will tell you about amazing traditions of Kazakh hunting with hawks! You will have a chance to make photos of these birds and to find out many interesting facts about their life! Then you will visit our historical museum. The guide will tell you a lot of amazing facts about Kazakh history. After lunch we will go for a walk on Green Bazzar. In the evening drive to Kok Tebe to see the panorama view of Almaty. Night will be in a hotel.
Morning drive to Charyn Canyon - which is an amazing natural phenomenon. It reveals result of geomorphologic processes which took place for millions of years. These steep rocks are up to 150-300 meters high. Wind and water erosion created beautifull and astonishing "Red Castles Valley", which is more than 2 kilometers long and 20-80 meters wide. Towers of fantastic shapes will surround you throughout the valley. These rocks are 12 million years old. The Canyon is 200 km from Almaty. Afternoon return to Almaty. Overnight in hotel.
Morning drive to Issyk Gorge - the most beautiful part of Trans-Ili Alatau, which is situated on Kuldja tract, the ancient caravan road. We will reach the altitude of 1756 m above sea level, the amazing alpine Issyk Lake, in the valley with the same name. The lake appeared 10,000 years ago due to gigantic landslide, which created 300 meter high natural dam. Here one can relax and enjoy the combination of astonishing beauty of turquoise water with the Issyk Gorge. Return to Almaty in the afternoon. In the morning transfer to the airport for flight.
- Airport transfers
- Transport for all transfers and excursions
- Double room accommodation+Breakfsat:
- Mineral water during the tour
- Full-time service of your English speaking guide-interpreter
- Entry fees to museums
Service does not include:
- Single room accommodation
- Kazakh visa and visa support
- Personal travel insurance