Almaty Central Asia’s most vibrant city is the former capital of Kazakhstan. A city with most lively & welcoming people. Almaty is best known for fresh air, breathtaking view of Snow covered mountain, apple orchid, pubs & restaurant with mouthwatering cuisine, popular night club which makes one of the most desire destination for travelers across the world. Other attractions are Big Almaty Lake – a natural resource of water with green and blue color is a treat to any traveler round the year. Charyn Canyon – a mighty canyon on the river Charyn is only the second such big and natural wonder after the Grand Canyon of USA. Shymbulak ski resort is the largest ski resort in Central Asia. Located at a height of 2200 m from seal level in Zaiikisky Alatau Mountain range. For a traveler who is looking for fun, adventure, nature, cool weather then Almaty is the place for you.
Detailed Itinerary: 5N-6D – Almaty tour
All-inclusive package | Personalized service of dedicated tour manager | Gala dinner
Day 1: (Arrive Almaty ) – Dinner
Arrive Almaty international airport | Meet by our tour manager / guide at airport followed by drive to hotel for check in. Evening we take you to dinner at a vibrant city restaurant in Almaty. Enjoy your first meal in the city and drive back to hotel for night stay.
Day 2: (Almaty | City tour | Kok-Tobe Cable car ride) – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast we proceed to a half day city tour of Almaty – the southern capital of Kazakhstan. We shall visit historical center of Almaty, the republic square, Theater of Opera and Ballet Abai, Astana Square, the palace of Republic.
Post Lunch we shall drive up to Kok Tobe. Kok-Tobe is the place from where you will have a stunning view of Magnificent Zaiilisky Alatau Mountain range with snow caped peak and Almaty city. We will go up to the observation deck on the most exciting cable car. This while complex of Koke-Tobe is very unique, people loves to spend time here while admiring the beauty of the surrounding. Evening we will drive back to hotel. Dinner at city restaurant with transfers.
Day 3: (Almaty | Medeo / Shymbulak – Almaty ) – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast we drive to Medeo ice ring. Medeo is famous for high mountain ice skating which is all weather activity in the place. Enjoy ice skating here also admire the beauty of Mother Nature. Further we shall take cable car to Chymbulak ski resort. Your cable car ride will be about 20—25 minutes which will give you a life time memorable experience. As Chymbulak ski resort is one of the most popular tourist spot in Almaty there you will see many fancy restaurant, mountain hotel, ski-snowboarding school. Enjoy your 1 day ski pass with excess to all slops of the resort. Evening we back to hotel/ restaurant for dinner followed by transfer to hotel.
Day – 4 (Almaty – Charyn Canyon – Almaty) – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Today morning post breakfast we proceed to visit Charyn Canyon – a unique natural wonder of Kazakhstan. It’s about 90 km long stretch of mountain which reminds the Grand Canyon of Colarado River – USA. Driving to Charyn Canyon through the rural area and visiting the local handcrafts and arts museum will give a complete immersion in the culture of the Kazakhstan. It will take about 4 hours to reach the canyon. Meanwhile, your guide will tell you interesting facts about the history and nature of the region, about Kazakh people, their life and traditions. On the way to the canyon, you will have lunch & you will have an opportunity to visit the local museum of traditional decorative and applied arts and crafts. For a full immersion in the national flavor, you will also have a lunch at the local cafe an hour before arriving in the canyon. Upon arrival to Charyn Canyon, you will admire the grand panorama and go down stairs to the bottom of the canyon, then walk around 2 km through the maze of the Castles Valley with its walls of bizarre shapes overhanging you. The bottom of the Canyon has slight descend to the end of the walk, where you will get to the fresh oasis on the bank of icy cold Charyn river, where also located eco-park with several yurts (traditional dwellings) and a small open air café, working in the summer time. After some rest, walking back the same path to the stairs, then car transfer to one of the observation points for another breathtaking panoramic view. After 3 hours spent in the canyon, you will have your back ride to Almaty.
Day – 5 (Almaty – Big Almaty Lake – Almaty) – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast at hotel. Post breakfast we proceed to visit the most beautiful lake of Kazakhstan – Big Almaty Lak. Big Almaty Lake is an amazing combination of snow-white hills, the blinding sun, turquoise waters of the lake, and the age-old green pines on the background of ringing silence and intoxicating with its freshness and purity of air cause a feeling of unreality and detachment.
On our way to Big Almaty Lake we shall visit Park of the first President of Republic of Kazakhstan. After a drive of almost 50 minutes we reach to most desired place of the day. Enjoy the breathtaking views with ever changing color of the lake.
This lake is the source of drinking water of Almaty and hence there is some restriction to go in the Lake. And because of that we shall hike about 300 meter above the lake from where one can have the best view to admire the beauty. Today evening we will enjoy a Gala dinner at one of finest city restaurant in Almaty.
Day – 6 (Almaty – Departure) – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Morning after breakfast we will check out and drive to airport to board flight back to home country.