ARRIVAL: Almaty International Airport / Hotel
A guide holding a sign will meet you at the airport and will take you to a hotel. You'll have an opportunity to get to know him and discuss an upcoming trip during the drive. After checking into the hotel and having some rest, we'll have dinner at the Kazakh cuisine restaurant and take you back to your hotel located in the city's center.
DAY 1: Introduction to Almaty / Saty village
After an 8:00 a.m. breakfast at the hotel, a guide will meet in a lobby. We are starting our adventure. It will be exciting today.
We will visit Big Almaty Lake, Medeu high-mountain skating rink and will go up in a cable car to an altitude of 3200 meters above sea level to Talgar pass.
At 2:00 p.m., we will have "Beshbarmak" for lunch at the national Kazakh cuisine restaurant.
During the second half of the day we will go to the old part of the city and see its sights: Zenkov Cathedral, Central Mosque, Green Bazaar, and Rakhat Chocolate Factory.
Afterwards, we will go to Saty village, put up at the guest house and have dinner.
DAY 2: Saty village / Kolsai 3 / Kolsai 2 / Saty village
We will go to the KolsaI lakes after a hearty breakfast at 8:00 a.m.
Today we are going hiking from the first KolsaI lake to a second one. 16-kilometer-long walk will take around 6 hours.
We will make a two-hour stop by the second KolsaI lake and have our lunch from lunchboxes that we will have taken from the guest house.
After going back to Saty village at 5:00 p.m., we will see, before dinner, a dancing show performed by the youth, and will go to a local steam bath.
An evening campfire will be a great end of the day.
DAY 3: Saty village / Kaindy Lake / Charyn Canyon / Almaty
We start a day with breakfast at the guest house.
At 8:00 a.m., we will go to Kaindy Lake, where we will visit 3 observation decks around the lake.
We'll have lunch at 1:00 p.m. at the guest house and go back to the city.
On the way to Almaty we will make a three-hour stop at the "Valley of Castles" canyon of Charyn National Park and will go down into the canyon.
At 7:00 p.m., we will have dinner at the kebab restaurant offering several types of kebab.
A guide will take you either to the hotel or to the airport.
Program can be changed or supplemented according to your desire.