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Almaty
Stopover Holidays Package

Almaty
Stopover Holidays Package

Stopover Holidays Package

It's not infrequent when travelers have to wait long for the connecting flights at the Almaty Airport and, thus, do not know what to do during these 14-19 hours of waiting. SUVtours team has developed this tour specifically for such occasions. The tour will not only introduce you to all the main sights of the city but will also expose you to the mountains of Zailiysky Alatau with lakes and glaciers. A diversity of sights and getting familiar with local cuisine make this tour unforgettable.

We promise you that this will be the best layover in your life.

Duration
1 Day
Cost
From: 111$
Season
all year round
Itinerary complexity
easy
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Find out why water in Big Almaty Lake changes its color
  • Learn why Medeu high-mountain rink is called a factory of records
  • Admire the city's view from an altitude of 3200 m above sea level
  • Try a traditional Kazakh cuisine - "Beshmarmak", "Kurt" and "Kumys"

  • Know the secret of how the Cathedral was built without a single nail used
  • Try famous Oporto apples at a Green Bazaar
  • Indulge in sweets at Rakhat Candy Factory
  • Eat a few types of kebab
TOUR ITINERARY
14 Hours
14 Hours
Airport / Big Almaty Lake / Medeo / Shymbulak / Old City / Airport
IN DETAIL:
07.00 a.m. A guide holding a sign will meet you at the airport. Please advise your preferences regarding food or the program to a guide, if you have any.

08.30 a.m. The first sight will be Big Almaty Lake. We will hear the story of how the lake originated and will walk around it.

09.30 a.m. We will wait until the sun sheds its light on the lake and we will go to Medeu gorge. Here, a cable car will take us up to an altitude of 3200 m above sea level, from where we will have a chance to admire the views of mountains and glaciers.

2:00 p.m. We will have "Beshbarmak" - the most traditional Kazakh dish - for lunch at the Kazakh cuisine restaurant.

3:00 p.m. We will get acquainted with the old part of the city. Before dinner, we will visit: a Cathedral in the Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen, Central Mosque, Green Bazaar (we will try "Kurt" cheese and "Kumys" mare's milk beverage), Rakhat Chocolate Factory, Square of Independence.

6:00 p.m. We will have dinner at a kebab restaurant offering dozens of types of kebab. The restaurant has a few types of vegetarian kebab to offer as well.

7:30 p.m. We will take a cable car from the city center up to Kok-Tobe Mountain where we will watch the sunset, admire an evening view of the city and say goodbye to it.

9:30 p.m. A guide will take you to the airport and will thank you for a great day.

Program can be changed or supplemented according to your desire.
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
✓ Rent an all-wheel drive SUV
✓ Fuel
✓ Services of an English-speaking guide / driver
✓ Meals according to the program
✓ Entrance tickets to national parks
✓ Tasting "Kurt" and "Kumys"
✓ 1.5 liters of water per person
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
✓ International flights
✓ Medical insurance
✓ Personal expenses not indicated in the program
✓ Visa support
✓ Alcoholic drinks

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What to take with?
  • Comfortable waterproof shoes
  • Raincoat
  • Long pants and a long sleeve shirt
  • Cap
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect spray
  • Medication
  • Passport
Which SUV will take us?
For groups up to 6 people we use Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, Toyota Sequoya, Nissan Patrol. For groups more than 6 people, prepared for off-road Hyundai Starex, Mitsubishi Rosa.
Is the internet available while traveling?
Every evening, Internet will be available at the hotel or guest house. Your guide will distribute the Internet during the ride and you can use it wherever possible.
Is vegetarian food possible?
By prior arrangement, it is possible to order vegetarian, vegan, halal and gluten-free foods.
Is this tour suitable for children?
We recommend going on this tour from 5 years old. We had experience organizing this tour for a 7 month old baby.
Can I download this route for this tour?
We will send a program by email after booking.
I travel alone, can I join a group?
We only organize private tours and do not collect groups. In any case, write to us and we will try to help you.
How does payment work?
You can pay the full amount when booking a tour on our website. Or by prior arrangement, you can pay 10% of the cost as a prepayment via PayPal, and pay the balance in cash on the day of the tour.
Can I change the program?
We are pleased to change the program for you to make it even more individual, please contact us by e-mail.
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