Your English speaking tour guide will meet and greet you at Arrivals and escort you to your private vehicle waiting outside. You will then set off for your hotel in the city. The drive will take approximately 45 mins. Check in to your hotel and some time to freshen up before dinner. Then guests will be taken to Alasha, a traditional Central Asian restaurant set in a caravanserai. This used to be the place where traders and merchants came for a night's Alasha Restaurant rest during their trip across the ancient Silk Road, Be prepared for a night of dancing, performances by local talent and great food! An overnight stay at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. The second day is devoted to Almaty. A day tour to explore the southern capital of Kazakhstan - Almaty. Our experienced tour guide will lead you to the park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen located in the central part of Almaty where you will learn about Kazakhstan and its vital role during the Soviet Union era. The park surrounds the Zenkov Cathedral, a unique cathedral built out of wood in 1907 using special techniques. Taking a stroll around the park we will see the Monument of Glory followed by the Eternal Flame located not far from the cathedral. The large Monument depicts Panfilov soldiers standing up staunchly to guard the wall of the Kremlin against German Nazis during the Second World War. Grand Soviet architecture of the Officers House and the museum of musical instruments are also very popular among visitors of the park. The tour will continue with a brief visit to the Green Bazaar (local food market). Guests will take a cable car ride to Kok-tobe - the highest point of Almaty to enjoy dinner in a traditional yurt restaurant. An overnight stay at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Today continues with exploring Almaty surrounding mountains. You'll have a walk in First President's Park then depart to 3 Bears Glade where we'll visit a picturesque waterfall and have forest picnic. Next stop is the Big Almaty Lake - one of the most picturesque places located 2511 meters above the sea level in the charming Trans-Ili Alatau mountains. If you like mountains, you will surely like this gorgeous place as we drive up and make a stop at the viewpoint for some great photos. You can hike up the mountain, go down to the lake or simply enjoy the scenery and a beautiful sunset. On our way down you will have a chance to collect water from Alma-Arasan spring and visit Sunkar Falcon Farm reserve to watch an amazing show with birds of prey like steppe eagles, falcons and vultures. Dinner at Indian restaurant. An overnight stay at hotel.
After having breakfast in the hotel guests will visit Republic Square that for 80 years (during the Soviet period and Independent Kazakhstan until 1997) was the main Square of the country that had witnessed all major event happening in Kazakhstan. Then you'll continue with Medeo which is the highest skating rink in the world built half a century ago. Lying in the gorge, it is surrounded by Trans Ile Alatau mountains and long has been one of Almaty's visit cards. Then cable car ride awaits you, where you'll able to see all the beauty of the region with your own eyes. A cable car will stop in Shymbulak - Almaty's most prominent ski resort. After Shymbulak you will be escorted back to the city where you will have a chance to indulge yourself in the warm and relaxing atmosphere. Arasan Wellness & SPA offers exclusive spa treatments in Russian & Finnish saunas, Turkish hammam and the Moroccan spa ceremony to give your body and mind a good rest. Dinner at Indian restaurant. An overnight stay at hotel.
Next trip awaits you at day 5. You'll visit the famous Tamgaly Tas petroglyph site, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. This is the most famous and well-studied art monument of ancient people on the territory of Kazakhstan. It was estimated that there are 5000 petroglyphs and the majority of them are dated Bronze Age but in some cases Iron Age and Medieval. After taking memorable photos with ancient drawings, you'll have a picnic lunch near petroglyphs and try kayaking or rafting in close located Ili River. Dinner at Indian restaurant. An overnight stay at hotel.
On day 6 you will be visiting amazing lake Kaindy where dry fir trunks come out of the water. Once there was a fir forest but devastating earthquake in 1911 created a natural dam, so water occupied the gorge that became Kaindy lake. Now it is a major touristic attraction of Kazakhstan. Hidden in the pine and fir forests, the lake is a perfect place to rest your soul and clear your mind. After a long walk guests will have delicious open-air lakeside lunch and depart back to Almaty. Dinner at Indian restaurant. An overnight stay at hotel.
It's time to change hotel. We check out from the hotel in the city and drive to Lesnaya Skazka resort, which is located in the picturesque place near Almaty. The place has a variety of activities, from horse riding to hiking in the mountains, from ice skating to playing paintball. Bravest ones can try 7 tracks of the trolley park "Spirit of the Tien Shan". Guests will have dinner in the resort's restaurant and spend a night in a traditional yurt, chalet or tree house depending on choice. An overnight stay at hotel.
Breakfast at Hotel. This is the last day of your tour. Remaining time until your flight is free of plans, just let us know what you would like to do. We may suggest you shopping or getting souvenirs. It is up to you. We transfer you to the airport and wish you the most pleasant flight!
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