Discover Kazakhstan - Amazing Almaty - Eid Al Fitr 2024 Group Departure

Discover Kazakhstan – Amazing Almaty

April 10 2024 - April 14 2024

Kazakhstan is deservedly considered one of the most beautiful countries in the Central Asian region with its picturesque nature attracting thousands of tourists eager to see a country of contrasts.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Wednesday - 10 April 2024

Departure from Doha & Welcome to Almaty

Welcome to Almaty! After clearing customs & immigration procedures followed by baggage collection, you will be met by our English-speaking office staff in the arrivals hall.

 

Our team will escort the group to their vehicle. Proceed to your hotel.

 

Overnight at Kazakhstan hotel (4*) or similar in Almaty.

 

Day 2 - Thursday - 11 April 2024

Shymbulak | City walking Tour | Panfilov Park | Zenkov Cathedral

After breakfast at the hotel, we shall Proceed on an excursion to the beautiful

mountain resort of Shymbulak Ski resort including Gondola tickets to level 3 and

services of our English-speaking guide.

 

“Shymbulak Ski Resort” is in the beautiful Zailiyskiy Alatau mountain at 2260 above sea level. It is 25 Km from the City Centre of Almaty city and has an average temperature of +25C in the summer &-7C in the winter months. The average snowfall is around 1.5M. Ski season normally beginning in December and can run into April.

 

Panfilov Park & Zenkov Cathedral

The Park is named and dedicated to the Panfilov Heroes who were 28 soldiers of an Almaty Infantry. Their memories are etched at the fearsome war memorial east of the Zenkov Cathedral which depict soldiers from all 15 soviet republics on the map of the USSR. The Park is lush green area and it’s a good place to sit, rest, relax and see the bustling sights of the city.

 

‘Zenkov Cathedral’, is one of the most beautiful, magnificent, and architectural monuments of the city of Almaty with a height of 56 meters and is in the green Panfilov Park of Almaty. A. Zenkov had supervised the construction of this cathedral in the early 19th century and legend goes that it was built without a single nail. But unfortunately, it’s not true. Although the design is remarkably unique because of the advanced technological expertise of that time.

 

Panfilov & Arbat Walking Tour

Evening walk around Panfilov promenade. The promenade which overlooks the Kazakh Opera & Ballet theater is lined with small shops, eateries, and cafes & beautiful lights. You will enjoy hearing many local musicians singing songs & playing local musical instruments. The tour will end on Arbat street.

 

Meals included: Breakfast.

 

Overnight at Kazakhstan hotel (4*) or Similar in Almaty

 

Day 3 - Friday - 12 April 2024

Almarasan George | Green Bazaar + Rakhat Chocolate shoppe | Koktobe Hill

After breakfast at the hotel today.

 

Almarasan George

The Almarasan George is inaccessible from the bottom; the bridge on the trail along the river has been washed away. And the trail through the formerAlmarasan sanatorium is blocked by a private territory guarded by men with machine guns. The private territory stretches for several tens of hectares.

 

Green Bazaar + Rakhat Chocolate Shop

If you are among these, who don’t like to go to a mall and prefer the outdoor market among fresh air and belong to the old-school shopping type, then without wasting any time, head straight towards the Zelyony Bazaar located close to the Paniflov Park in Almaty. Also, known as the Green Market, this market is your typical local market where you can purchase everything starting from meat to spices to fruits to even clothes and furniture. The key to shopping here is that you should have a flair for bargaining, and you can get everything at a very reasonable rate.

 

You will be delighted to see the colorful atmosphere and the variety of goods available.

 

Right next door is the famous Rakhat Chocolate shop. Rakhat which means pleasure in Kazakh is the oldest manufacturer of chocolates dating back to almost 70 years. Around 3500 workers work in basically 2 factories, one located in Almaty and one in Shymkent city. They also make chocolates for people suffering from diabetes and their low-calorie products like candies, cookies and waffles are a range among the people and tourists.

 

Visit to KokTobe Hill

KokTobe is the highest point in the city of Almaty standing on a 1100m hill at the south-east edge of the city. It is worth a visit to KokTobe because of its panoramic view of the city from all directions. To reach the KokTobe hill, one should take a cable car ride which starts near Hotel Kazakhstan and goes over some of the oldest parts of Almaty and the magnificent fruit growing gardens. Once you reach the KokTobe hill, you would see the famous 372 m high TV Tower which is visible from far and offers great views of the mountains and the city plus many attractions at the top including many restaurants serving cuisines from across the globe.

 

Meals included: Breakfast.

 

Overnight at Kazakhstan hotel (4*) or similar in Almaty.

 

Day 4 - Saturday - 13 April 2024

Charyn Canyon

After breakfast at the hotel today we shall proceed for a day excursion to Charyn Canyon.

 

Charyn Canyon, located 200 km from Almaty, perhaps is the most atypical sight of Kazakhstan, as well as one of the most famous. The canyon extends for 154 km and is located where the Great Steppe ends, and the Tien Shan mountains begin. Charyn Canyon is the largest canyon in Central Asia, and its age, according to scientists, is about 12 million years. The canyon looks amazing at any time of the year!

 

The tour starts early in the morning as the road from Almaty to Charyn Canyon takes more than three hours. You will see gorgeous landscapes, walk on high panoramas and along the Valley of Castles, among the steep cliffs with a height of more than 100 meters. Here you can take beautiful photos, sip delicious tea at the edge of the canyon and just enjoy the incredible scenery created by nature. Be prepared to spend the whole day on the trip, the duration of the tour will be about 10-12 hours.

 

Meals included: Breakfast.

 

Overnight at Kazakhstan hotel (4*) or Similar in Almaty

 

Day 5 - Sunday - 14 April 2024

Departure Day

It’s time to say goodbye to this beautiful city. Our driver will pick you u p from the hotel by 0100 hrs and transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

 

Inclusions

  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Almaty at Kazakhstan Hotel (4*) or similar.
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Complimentary access to free wifi in the vehicle during tours.
  • Cable car tickets to Shymbulak Mountains.
  • Cable car tickets to KokTobe.
  • Almaty city tour.
  • Panfilov Park & Zenkov Cathedral.
  • Almarasan George.
  • Charyn Canyon.
  • Green Bazaar & Rakhat Chocolate Shop.
  • Hotel Taxes Included.
  • Travel Insurance (up to the age of 65 years).

 

Exclusions

  • Cost of optional tours.
  • Any expenditure of personal nature. Eg., laundry, tips, phone calls, etc.
  • Meals, unless otherwise specified in the above quote.
  • Tips to the local guide & driver.
  • Any services not mentioned under ‘Inclusions’ list.

 

Optional

  • Indian Meals: QAR 60 per person per meal

 

Hotel Room Occupancy

  • Maximum occupancy in a room is 3. It can be 2 adults and 1 child. Maximum 1 infant (0 - 2 yrs) can be added to the same room.
  • If there are 3 adults, we will have to quote for Jr. Suite Room Option (additional cost).
  • Interconnecting rooms/adjacent rooms are subject to availability.

Meals

  • Breakfasts are a pre-set menu.
  • Kindly advise us if you have any dietary requirements or any allergies.
  • We may change the meal arrangements if circumstances make it necessary to do so.

 

Contact Us

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