Two capitals of Kazakhstan

Two capitals of Kazakhstan
Duration : 8 days /7 nights
Start point: Almaty
End of tour: Аlmaty
Price : from 28 804 ₽/ 405 €/ 456 $
from 10 persons

TOUR PROGRAM

Day 1 Arrival in Almaty – Welcome to Kazakhstan!

Arrival in Almaty, meeting at the airport and transfer to hotel.

Check-in

Free time for leisure.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 Sightseeing tour + Kok Tobe

Breakfast in hotel

Sightseeing tour

Starting point of excursion – hotel of stay. The excursion starts from the center of Almaty. You will get acquainted with the history of the origin and development of the southern capital of Kazakhstan, and you will see its main attractions as well: The Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Presidential Residence, the Republic Square and the Independence Monument, the Theater of Opera and Ballet named after  Abai, Astana Square, Railway Station, Central Mosque, Park of 28 Panfilov guardsmen, Abai Square and the Palace of the Republic.

Lunch in a local café

Amazing Kok Tobe

Kok-Tobe is the highest TV tower in the world, if you count from the sea level. A special viewing platform located on the mountain will allow you to admire the magnificent panorama of the city, as well as you can stroll along the winding paths of Kok-Tobe Park and visit souvenir shops. Our guide will tell the meaning of souvenirs and help to buy the best one.

Here, by your wish for additional payment you can enjoy Big Almaty Wheel and make wonderful photos! Can you imagine the height from this wheel!!! The excursion ends with the descent from the mountain top to the center of the megapolis in the cabin of the famous cable road of Almaty…

Transfer to hotel.

Free time for leisure.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 3 One day at ethnoaul «Hunny»

Breakfast in hotel

Today we invite you to visit ethnoaul «Hunny», located in a picturesque place 35 km from Almaty. You will have unique opportunity to see the lifestyle of the nomadic people, to fell national flavor and get closer acquainted with culture and tradition of the Kazakhs. The horse plays a special role for the Kazakh people, children are taught riding at the age of 3 years. For your attention will be shown the national horse games, the ancient rite «Shashu», furthermore you will be introduced to the Kazakh yurt and its sacred role for each nomad. 

Lunch (plov, salad, bauyrsaki, tea)

Are you ready to be a real nomad? After lunch, you will have the opportunity to participate in fascinating master-classes on interests (you can choose): cooking national treats, archery, dzhigitovka (trick riding) and others.

Time to rest after an active day (photo session in national costumes, riding on a swing «Altybakan», walk through the territory).

Arrival at hotel.

Free time for leisure.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 4 Shymbulak resort and shopping!

Breakfast in hotel

Medeo and Shymbulak  

Excursion gives you a wonderful opportunity to get acquainted with the most beautiful mountains of Zailiyskiy Alatau, surrounding the city of Almaty.  The first stop awaits you in the Medeo natural boundary, where you see the dam that protects the city from the devastating mudflows that form on the tops of the Western Tien Shan. Further, the tour route will take you to a height of 2200 meters above sea level, where the ski resort Shymbulak is located, and which is considered to be one of the best ski bases in the territory of the CIS.

Lunch in a  local café.

Shopping in Green Bazaar

You will visit a popular place for townspeople – the Green Bazaar, where it is impossible to refrain from shopping. It is the great chance to experience an atmosphere of the real eastern market, its colors, smells and crowds. There you can obtain famous Oriental sweets, but don’t forget to bargain…

Transfer to hotel.

Free time for leisure.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 5 Big Almaty Lake

Breakfast in hotel

Big Almaty Lake

You can climb the gorge, where at an altitude of 2510 m above sea level there is the Big Almaty Lake – one of the most picturesque lakes of the Zailiyskiy Alatau. The lake fascinates with its beauty, especially when its surface is absolutely calm and reflects the sky and surrounding mountains. BAL was formed as a result of glaciers melting. Due to high-mountain location the water temperature never exceeds +10 degrees. The route of the tour will take place at an altitude of 3300 meters above sea level, where the bases for scientific astronomical and space research are located. Here, at the base of the Big Almaty peak, you can enjoy the enchanting panorama of the mountains and BAO surrounded by picturesque mountains covered with Teen Shan spruce, aspen and juniper.

Lunch in a local café.

Transfer to the airport to have a flight to Nur-Sultan.

Arrival in Nur-Sultan, meeting at the airport and transfer to hotel.

Check-in to the hotel. Free time for leisure.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 6 Astana city

Breakfast in hotel

Sightseeing tour in Nur-Sultan

Skyscrapers and unique buildings in the midst of the Great Steppe became the image of the country, assertive at the international arena. Bayterek, Khan Shatyr, the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, Nur Astana Mosque, EXPO facilities are all unique structures which symbols of both the capital and the country are.

During the excursion, walking in the Square of Independence, Water-Green Boulevard (Nurzhol Boulevard), the Round Square you will get acquainted with this state-of-the-art city; you will see Khazret Sultan Mosque and learn the story of establishment and plans of development of the city. You will be able to have a bird’s eye view of the city from the observation platform of Bayterek Tower.

Lunch in a local café.

Free time at Khan-Shatyr shopping and entertainment center.

Nur-Sultan’s most extraordinary building. Khan-Shatyr is a giant transparent tent in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan. There are 195 shops, 34 cafes and restaurants, cinema and various attractions.

Transfer to hotel.

Free time for leisure.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 7 Expo and Oceanarium tour

Breakfast in hotel

Excursion to Expo Astana

Expo Astana was an International Exposition which took place in 2017. The expo’s theme is “Future Energy”. The most significant tourist object of the EXPO-2017 after-exhibition heritage is the Nur Alem pavilion-museum. The Nur Alem pavilion is the 8-floored building having a unique spherical shape. The conception is represented as the Future Energy Museum. You have possibility to have fun and to enrich unique knowledge concerning the energy, its sources and ways it is used.

Lunch in a local café.

Excursion to Oceanarium 

We are pleased to invite you the first Oceanarium in Kazakhstan.  It is the only remote Oceanarium in the world with more than 3000 kilometers away from the ocean. The capacity of the Oceanarium is 3 million liters of water, with almost 3,000 marine inhabitants, representing more than 100 species of marine fauna from various parts of the earth. Plunge into the sea of impressions!

Transfer to hotel.

Free time for leisure.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 8 End of tour

Breakfast in hotel

Check out

Transfer to the airport of Nur-Sultan

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