$ per group
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.


  • 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


14 hours: 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.

Program can be changed or supplemented according to your desire.


✓ 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


✓ International flights

✓ Medical insurance

✓ Personal expenses not indicated in the program

✓ Visa support

✓ Alcoholic drinks

Attractions: Almaty

Attractions: Big Almaty Lake

Attractions: Shymbulak

Attractions: Medeo

Duration: 1 day