Airport / Big Almaty Lake / Medeo / Shymbulak / Old City / Airport
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.