Almaty Tours

Almaty tours and things to do: Check out the best local places we recommend and photos of Almaty tours.

Big Almaty Lake Day Tour Big Almaty Lake Day Tour
1 Day | from mid-March to October | Nur-Mubarak Mosque, Egyptian University of Islamic Culture, Big Almaty Lake, Sunkar Falcon Farm
The Big Almaty Lake Day Tour is a relaxing excursion to one of Kazakhstan’s most beloved lakes. Your guide and driver will take you to Big Almaty Lake, a pool of pristine emerald waters nestled in Big Almaty Gorge of the Tian Shan Mountains. After a short hike and picnic lunch, learn about the region’s fauna during a tour and presentation at a nearby falcon farm, sure to fill you with admiration of these amazing birds that have been central to Kazakh culture for centuries.
Almaty Half-Day City Tour Almaty Half-Day City Tour
1 Day | All year round | Panfilov Park, Zenkov Cathedral, Republic Square etc.
The Almaty Half-Day City Tour is perfect for anyone who finds themselves with a long layover in Almaty or passing through on their way to Charyn Canyon or Kyrgyzstan. This short tour is filled with Almaty’s must-see attractions: shopping at the famed Green Bazaar, touring modern Almaty Central Mosque and traditional Zenkov Cathedral, admiring the monuments in Panfilov Park and Republic Square and tracing the history of Kazakhstan at the Central State Museum before speeding underground on the Almaty Metro.
Almaty Full-Day City Tour Almaty Full-Day City Tour
1 Day | All year round | Panfilov Park, Zenkov Cathedral, Republic Square, Medeo, Kok-Tobe Hill etc.
The Almaty Full-Day City Tour is a fun, convenient way to experience the best of both Almaty proper and the mountain attractions that lie on the city’s edges. Tour the Central State Museum at Republic Square and Zenkov Cathedral in Panfilov Park before continuing to the lively Green Bazaar and Almaty Metro. Take a breather from city life to visit the highest skating rink in the world, relax at Kok-Tobe’s mini mountain amusement park and ride the cable cars that will transport you between towering mountains and bustling metropolis.
Tamgaly Petroglyphs Tour Tamgaly Petroglyphs Tour
1 Day | March - October | Tamgaly Petroglyphs, Tamgaly Gorge
Create unforgettable memories on the Tamgaly Petroglyphs Tour, a full-day excursion to a UNESCO Site of 2,000+ petroglyphs considered to be the best-preserved rock drawings in Central Asia. Your private guide and driver will escort you on a relaxing drive from Almaty to Tamgaly Gorge, where you’ll have the chance to explore these awe-inspiring paintings in detail, with special insights provided by your experienced local guide.
Charyn Canyon Day Tour (from Almaty) Charyn Canyon Day Tour (from Almaty)
1 Day | mid-March to October | Charyn Canyon
The Charyn Canyon Day Tour will take you on a wonderful adventure to a ‘city’ whose streets and architecture are comprised of the unique landscape of age-old sedimentary rocks. Join us on a daylong journey of sightseeing on Charyn’s ‘streets’ of rustic valley trails intersected by the turbulent Charyn River, with the stunning Castles Valley at this earthen city’s center. This tour includes a private guide, driver and a picnic lunch.
Issyk Lake and Turgen Waterfall Day Tour Issyk Lake and Turgen Waterfall Day Tour
1 Day | April-October | Issyk Lake, Turgen Gorge (Turgen Waterfalls), Golden Man at Issyk Kurgan
Issyk Lake and Turgen Waterfall Day Tour is a full-day excursion to the beautiful and silent world of Kazakhstan’s timeless Alatau Mountains. Bask in the calming atmosphere of Issyk Lake’s deep blue waters, admiring the rustic ‘Kremlin Wall’ cliffs and unusual flora, before continuing with a picnic lunch and short hike among the waterfalls of enchanting Turgen Gorge. The tour also includes a special stop at Issyk Kurgan to see where the monumental discovery of the Golden Man first occurred.
Kazakhstan Short Tour Kazakhstan Short Tour
3 Days | All year round | Panfilov Park, Green Bazaar, Bayterek Tower, Khan-Shatyr etc.
The Kazakhstan Short Tour is a well-planned excursion to two of the country’s largest and most acclaimed destinations, Almaty and Astana. Acquaint yourself with the key cultural, historical and religious landmarks in both cities, including Panfilov Park, Green Bazaar, Bayterek Tower, Khan-Shatyr Shopping Center, Hazrat Sultan Mosque, and more. Included in this tour is a flight from Almaty to Astana and private guides and drivers in both cities.
Highlights of Kazakhstan Tour Kazakhstan Highlights Tour
5 Days | April-October | Almaty, Astana, Burabay National Park, Charyn Canyon
On the Kazakhstan Highlights Tour, you’ll get the best of both worlds as you alternate fun and informative tours of Almaty and Astana, Kazakhstan’s two largest cities, with day trips to two of the most beloved national parks in the country, Charyn Canyon and Burabay National Park. Included in this tour is a flight from Nur-Sultan to Almaty and a private guide and driver for each day tour.
Best of Kazakhstan Tour Best of Kazakhstan Tour
6 Days | March-October | Almaty, Turkestan (Khoja Ahmed Yasawi Mausoleum), Otrar, Shymkent, Astana
The Best of Kazakhstan Tour is a blend of city excursions, ancient discoveries and cultural encounters that takes you from Almaty’s mountain ranges to Astana’s high-rise buildings, with extended stopovers in historic Turkestan, Otrar and Shymkent along the way. Whether riding the overnight train alongside local families, shopping at the lively Green Bazaar or touring an underground mosque with its own story to tell, you’ll be experiencing the best of Kazakhstan all along the way.
UNESCO Sites in Kazakhstan Tour UNESCO Sites in Kazakhstan Tour
6 Days | March-October | Almaty, Tamgaly, Shymkent, Otrar, Turkestan, Sayram
UNESCO Sites in Kazakhstan Tour includes visits to the Tian Shan Mountains, Tamgaly Petroglyphs and Ahmed Yasawi Mausoleum in Turkestan, all UNESCO-recognized World Heritage Sites.