ARRIVAL/CITY TOUR OF ALMATY
07:00 – 10:00 - Breakfast at the hotel. 10:00 - Depart from hotel
10:30 Park of 1st President
Park of the First President of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev - arboretum in the south-western part of Almaty, opened in the summer of 2010.
About one hundred Tian Shan fir trees were 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 grow 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.
In autumn 2011, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the republic, a monumental composition “Kazakhstan” was installed in the park.
Monument of Independence and Republic Square
The grand monument is located on the central square of the former capital of Kazakhstan - Republic Square. Architect Sh. Valikhanov embodied his vision of Kazakhstan in the project in our days. Gandhi Park
The monument to Mahatma Gandhi was installed in Almaty in October 2003. The monument to the Indian politician Mahatma Gandhi is located on the territory of the Almalinsky district of the city of Almaty.
Panfilov Park and Doves
One of the oldest Almaty parks – Panfilov park, WHERE YOU WILL FEED LOCAL DOVES – locals belief that it is bringing you and your family prosperity and wealth. Further, you will see 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. Green Bazar and Chocolate Store
Today, 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.
KOKTOBE (HIGHEST MOUNTAIN POINT of ALMATY)
Departure to Koktobe
16:30 - Arrive at the Koktobe coach station.
Riding to the KOKTOBE peak (1,6 km /6 minutes) and enjoying spectacular view. KOK-TOBE 1100m hill 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.)
SHYMBULAK SKI RESORT
10:00 - 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.
SHYMBULAK SKI 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.
MEGA MALL – IS ONE OF THE FIRST AND BIGGEST MALL IN ALMATY, HERE YOU CAN YOUR TIME SURFING 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 RESTARAUNTS 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 LOKING FOR.
End of tour. Check-out and get transferred to Airport for your flight back home.