Hong Kong/Almaty KC930 09:40-14:55
Arrival to Almaty International Airport. Passing border control. Meeting with a tour guide holding your
nameplate. Transfer to the Hotel. Check-in.
Transfer to Kok Tobe hill.
Kok Tobe park is one of the symbols of Almaty city and Kazakhstan. It is situated on Kok Tobe hill
at a height of 1,100m above sea level. Go up to by comfortable cable car that connects
Almaty city center and hill. Enjoy the beautiful bird's eye panorama of the city. It is especially
exciting at night when the car lights are flowing far from you in an endless stream, and you could
feel the "soul" of the city.
Optional dinner at "Abay" - national cuisine restaurant.
Varied menu of the best recipes of national and European cuisines are available.
Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Overnight: Your chosen hotel
Almaty City Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the old part of Almaty city.
Sightseeing includes: to feel the city's real taste, its atmosphere and local color you should visit
the "Green Bazaar". Visiting Green Bazaar is a little fascinating adventure, where you could taste,
watch cooking process, bargain with sellers and, finally, buy some national delicacies.
You are going to visit Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen, named in memory of the heroes of
Panfilov's division and Almaty heroes, who stopped the enemy’s tanks attack in Moscow during the
World War II. There are eternal fire and monument that remind about heroic act of the division.
The other unique construction is Ascension Cathedral was built by an architect Andrei Zenkov,
famous as a founder of earthquake-proof construction. The church is one of the tallest wooden
buildings in the world.
Central Mosque - one of the oldest mosques in Kazakhstan. The design of building combines
main basis of Islam religion - simplicity and generosity.
Lunch at the restaurant for extra charge.
Visiting Republic Square - the heart of Almaty, where the main festivities, events and demonstrations
are held, and walk to Central State Museum of Kazakhstan - one of the oldest and largest
museums of Central Asia. Get to know more about Kazakh people, culture and history of the region.
Transfer to Falcon Nurse Farm. You will watch a magnificent Hunting birds show*. Five species of
predators take part in it to introduce you special qualities and skills. You will learn more about falcon
hunting history, organic traits and the life-style of hunting birds.
*Note: hunting birds show starts from March to late November*
Transfer back to the city. Overnight at the hotel.
Overnight: Your chosen hotel
Almaty/Altyn Emel National Park
Breakfast at the Hotel. Check-out. Departure to Altyn Emel National Park. Arrival to Altyn Emel.
Accommodation and lunch at guesthouse.
Altyn-Emel State National Nature Park is sprawled in the heart of Central Asia, in the valley of the
Ili River. Marvelous mountains of Katutau and Aktau with their unusual surfaces are another unique
attractions located on the territory of National Park. The surrounding forms are famous for its unique
appearances. The National Park Altyn-Emel is not only the largest and most famous nature reserve
in Kazakhstan but also a valuable and meaningful legacy in the culture of Kazakhs.
Trip to «Aktau» and «Katutau» Mountains. Dinner at guesthouse. Overnight.
Altyn Emel National Park/Charyn Canyon/Kolsay Lakes
Breakfast at guesthouse. Transfer to Singing Dunes. Visiting Singling Dune.
Singing Dunes is a phenomenon of nature, famous for the fact that when the weather is dry,
the sand dune emits a sound similar to the tune of organ. Also the dune is known for the
beautiful views, overlooking the surrounding countryside. Singing Dunes is a popular tourist attraction.
Departure from Altyn Emel NP to Zharkent city
You will arrive to Zharkent city that situated only 20km away from Chinese border. Here you
have a short trip around Zharkent city where you can visit The Dungan Mosque, Orthodox Church
and local market.
Lunch at local café. After lunch departure to Charyn Canyon
Charyn Canyon, which compared to the beauty of the Grand Canyon in Colorado, located east of
Almaty. Unique forms of erosion and weathering of the relief will take you to the fantastic, surreal
world of whimsical sculptures of sandstone "CastleValley", "Witches Gulch" and others. The height of
the steep slopes, columns and arches up to 150-300m. The canyon stretches for 154km northeast
to southwest, along the Charyn River, which is ideal for rafting. It remained rare representative of the
vegetation of the globe - Sogdian ash, a survivor of the epoch of glaciations.
You will walk around canyons and have a picnic on the bank of Charyn river.
Departure from canyon. Arrival to the Kolsay Lake. Accommodation at the high mountain
guesthouse. Dinner and overnight.
Overnight: Mountain Guesthouse
Breakfast at the guesthouse.
Kolsai Lakes - "Pearls of the Northern Tien-Shan" - represent a cascade of three lakes.
The largest lake is accessible for all visitors. "Kolsay" means "a lake in the valley". All three lakes
are situated in the eastern part of the picturesque Kungei Tau gorge, 300km from Almaty.
The lakes are located at 1,800m, 2,250m and 2,700m above sea level. The Kolsay River originates
from glaciers, located in the Kungei Alatau mountain ridges, and falls, in turn, to each of the three
lakes. The water in the lakes is fresh. Kolsay Lakes are very deep. For example, the deepest place
of the first lake is 80m, while in the second - about 50m. The bottom in some places is shallow
Have a rest and picnic at the first Lake. In the evening you will come back to the Mountain Resort for
Overnight: Mountain Resort
Kolsay Lakes/Kaindy Lake/Almaty
Breakfast at the mountain resort. Departure to Kaindy Lake. You will have a short walking around
Departure to Almaty. Lunch on the way. Accommodation at the hotel in Almaty city.
Overnight: Your chosen hotel
Breakfast at the Hotel.
Transfer to Medeo - the highest mountainous skating rink in the world and the main attraction of
Almaty. There tourists have a brief stop on the huge Medeo dam, which protects the city from
mudflows. On the top of the dam, at the altitude of 1,733m above the sea level, tourists enjoy
an amazing panorama, surrounded by wonderful mountains of Trans-Ili. Higher than Medeo there
- Ski Resort "Shymbulak" - the resort is situated in a picturesque valley Trans-Ili Alatau at a height
of 2,200 m above sea level. It is an amazing place where dizzy from the clear air and surrounding
beauty. From there tourists can get to Talgar Peak by cable car.
Transfer to the restaurant. Lunch for extra charge..
Have a walk on the main pedestrian street of Almaty, starting from Opera and Ballet theatre
leading to "Arbat" - a famous place for locals and tourists to come during the day and enjoy
Transfer to "Mega" Mall - the biggest chain of trade and entertaining centers in Kazakhstan.
Guests can enjoy shopping and other activities based on preferences. Variety of brands, boutiques
and food court gives a nice freedom of choice for visitors.
Dinner inside the mall, from premium restaurants to fast food points for extra charge.
Transfer to the airport.
Almaty/Hong Kong KC929 00:20-08:25
Take the flight back to Hong Kong.