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Mountains and the City Travelling from 700 to 3200 meters above the sea level
1 day from 189$ View all prices
Trip type
Difficulty
Highlights:
  • Shymbulak mountain resort
  • Asia's most elevated Bar 3200
  • SNEG restaurant at the gondola station
  • Medeo skating rink
  • Old city center 
  • Soviet modernist architecture
  • The Panfilov walking street
Overview

Having taken a gondola lift from the Medeo skating rink, you will have the first stop at the highest point of Almaty: 3200 meters above the sea level. Enjoy the fantastic view from the Shymbulak mountain resort, which is located within the boundaries of the city. Afterwards you will descend to the old city center to get immersed in the atmosphere of the so-called Golden Square, the district where Almaty creative class used to live. Take a stroll through the parks near the Academy of Sciences, walk around the Abai Opera and Ballet Theater and enjoy the vibrant mood of the Panfilov walking street. The tour is rounded off with the architectural gem of Almaty, the 26-story Kazakhstan hotel. A walk in the charismatic Central Asian city, breathtaking views and herbal infusion in a bar lost amongst mountain peaks will be the things to cherish.

Prices
1 PERSON
2 PEOPLE
3 PEOPLE
4 PEOPLE
$189
$112
$86
$74
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 the hotel to Shymbulak (car to Medeo, gondola lift from Medeo to Shymbulak); A short intro in the history of Almaty and Kazakhstan
  • 11:00 - 11:30
  • lift to Talgar Pass
  • 11:30 - 12:00
  • a walk and a stop at Bar 3200 (tea, coffee or schnapps);
  • 12:00 - 12:15
  •  Descent to SNEG;;
  • 13:00 - 14:00
  •  Lunch at SNEG restaurant;;
  • 14:00 - 15:00
  • transfer Shymbulak- city;
  • 15:00 - 16:00
  •  lunch at the Afisha restaurant (in the vicinity of the Opera and Ballet theater) or any restaurant from the list provided by guide;
  • 15:30 - 16:00
  •  a walk around Abai Opera and Ballet Theater (Nedelka cascade of fountains, souvenirs at Synesthesia Concept Store);
  • 16:00 - 16:15
  •  transfer Theater – Academy of Sciences;
  • 16:15 - 17:30
  •  visit to Academy of Sciences, the Kazakhstan hotel, a walk in the park;
  • 17:30 - 18:00
  •  transfer to hotel.
Included
  • Transport 
  • Gondola lift Medeo-Shymbulak
  • English speaking guide
  • Soft drinks and snacks
What’s not included
  • Air tickets
  • Visa (by request)
  • Health insurance 
  • Photoshooting (by request)