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Almaty, the City near Foothills The city’s trademark sights
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Trip type
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Highlights:
  • Shymbulak ski resort
  • Medeo skating rink
  • Old city center
  • Soviet modernist architecture
  • souvenirs
Overview

The tour starts with the city’s highest point, Shymbulak mountain resort. First, you will take a gondola lift from the Medeo skating rink to Shymbulak. Then you will be taken to the Talgar Pass, 3200 meters above the sea level, to enjoy the breathtaking view of the city and surrounding snow capped mountains. After this date with the mountains, you will go down 2500 meters to the old city center. This is the area where Almaty’s Abay Opera and Ballet Theater, Academy of Sciences, and Panfilov Walking Street with its vibrant cafes and restaurants are located. The tour is rounded off with a visit to Almaty’s symbol, the 26-story Kazakhstan Hotel.

Prices
1 PERSON
2 PEOPLE
3 PEOPLE
4 PEOPLE
$189
$112
Per Person
$86
Per Person
$74
Per Person
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and do not include international airfare to/from your destination or internal flights during the expedition. Single traveler prices are available upon request. Internal flights are $465 per person.
Itinerary
  • 10:00 - 11:00
  • transfer from hotel to Shymbulak (car to Medeo, gondola from Medeo to Shymbulak);
  • 11:00 - 11:30
  • gondola lift to the Talgar pass;
  • 11:30 - 12:00
  • a walk and a stop at Bar 3200 (tea, coffee or schnapps);
  • 12:00 - 12:15
  • going down to SNEG;
  • 13:00 - 14:00
  • lunch at SNEG;
  • 14:00 - 15:00
  • transfer Shymbulak-city;
  • 15:00 - 16:00
  • a walk around Opera and Ballet Theater (Nedelka cascade of fountains, souvenirs at the Synestesia concept store);
  • 16:00 - 16:15
  • transfer Theater-Academy of Sciences;
  • 16:15 - 17:30
  • a visit to Academy of Sciences, Kazakhstan Hotel, a walk in the nearby park;
  • 17:30 - 18:00
  • transfer to hotel.

 

Included
  • Transport 
  • Gondola fromt Medeo to Shymbulak
  • English speaking guide
  • Soft drinks and snacks
What’s not included
  • Air tickets
  • Visa (by request)
  • Health insurance 
  • Photoshooting (by request)
  • Lunch