ARRIVAL/CITY TOUR OF ALMATY
Arriving in Almaty International Airport. After clearing immigration and customs, Transfer to Hotel. After having breakfast depart to Park of 1st President. Attraction of this park include the one hundred Tian Shan fir trees planted in honor of the participation of Almaty residents in the Olympic torch relay, as well as the presidential Oak tree planted by N. Nazarbayev in 2001 in the park. For recreation, the park has a small observation deck, fountains - it's nice to spend time in the heat here. In the evening you can see the light show of fountains.
Next we head to Monument of Independence and Republic Square, this grand monument is located on the central square of the former capital of Kazakhstan - Republic Square. Further we move toGandhi Park, the monument to the Indian politician Mahatma Gandhi is located on the territory of the Almalinsky district of the city of Almaty. One of the oldest Almaty parks – Panfilovpark, where you will feed local doves – locals belief that it is bringing you and your family prosperity and wealth.
Further, you will see one of the unique wooden buildings in the world – Zenkov Church and also visit the memorial of Glory & Eternal Flame, dedicated to the memory of the fighters who died for freedom & independence of the country. The Green Bazaar in Almaty at the intersection of Zenkov and Zhipek Zholy streets looks like an ordinary Eastern market, where they sell everything your heart desires: from meat, spices and fruit to textiles and furniture.After excursion, transfer to hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel, depart to Koktobe Arrive at the Koktobe coach station. We start our ride to the Kok Tobe peak (1,6 km /6 minutes) and enjoying spectacular view. Kok Tobe on the city southeast edge is crowned by a 372m-high TV tower visible from far & wide, and affords great views over the city & the mountains, plus an assortment of attractions at the top.
At the top you’ll find Yurt (round ) restaurant and panorama city view restaurant, crafts shops, a roller- coaster, a mini-zoo, a children’s playground – and life sized bronze statues of the Four Beatles, placed here on the initiative of local fans in 2007. (The work of Almaty sculptor Eduard Kazaryan, this is claimed to the world’s only monument showing all the Fab Four together. You can sit beside a guitar-strumming John on the bench.) Head back to the hotel.
Shymbulak Ski Resort
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, depart from hotel Riding to the Shymbulak Ski Resort and enjoying spectacular view in panorama window cabins. Proceed on an excursion to the beautiful mountain resort of Shymbulak Ski resort including Gondola tickets to level 3. The resort is located in the beautiful Trans-Ili Mountain at 2260 m above sea level. It is 25 Km from the city centre of Almaty city and has an average temperature of +25C in the summer. Located in the resort is a hotel, restaurants, café and coffee shop with a variety of cuisine to suit all taste. Head back to the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we head to explore Mega Mall, which is one of the first and biggest mall in almaty, here you can your spend your time through boutiques of worldwide popular brands, in between of shopping you can have meal at food court, where you can find famous shops like Kfc, Hardees, Mc’donalds. For gourmets there are also restaurants where you can enjoy fine cooked meals.
Dostyk plaza – is the popular place to visit among the youngs in almaty, located in the centre of city, attracting people with its authentic design and with amount of famous brands placed perfectly for customers to easily find what they are looking for.
After Breakfast. Check-out and get transferred to Airport for your flight back home. Depart with sweet memories.