Duration: 7 hours
Season: April-October, every day from Tuesday through Friday (other days on request)
Group size: from 2 to 15 pax
Tour departs: at 10:00 AM
Itinerary: Green Bazaar - Panfilov Park - Zenkov Cathedral - Medeo - Kok-Tobe - Almaty
The tour starts with sightseeing in central part of Almaty. You will know more about history and development of the South capital of Kazakhstan and see its major attractions. You will visit a popular place for townpeople - the Green Bazaar, where it is impossible to refrain from shopping. It is the great chance to experience an atmosphere of the real eastern market, its colors, smells and crowds. There you can obtain famous Oriental sweets, but don't forget to bargain...
Then the tour will continue in one of the oldest Almaty parks - Panfilov Park, where you will see one of the most beautiful wooden building in the world - Zenkov Cathedral and also visit the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame, dedicated to the memory of the fighters who died for freedom and independence of the country.
After the park you will continue to explore sport, cultural and business areas of the city. Then you will go to the Medeo Gorge, where the highest mountain skating rink in the world is located, as well as the dam, protecting the city from dangerous mudflow. There, surrounded by mountains of Trans-Ili Alatau, you will enjoy the national dishes, sitting at a real Kazakh dastarkhan.
After lunch you will go to the Kok-Tobe hill where the tallest TV tower in the world is located (if to count from the sea level) and where you will go by the picturesque winding mountain road. At the top of the hill you can admire the magnificient panorama of the city from the special observation deck, stroll along the winding paths of the Kok-Tobe park, visit the shop of national souvenirs, see the monument devoted to "The Beatles" (the only one in CIS countries) as well as many other interesting things...
The tour ends with the short ride from the top of the hill to the center of the city by the famous Almaty cableway.
* The reduced tour program (5,5 hours) is possible, which excludes visit to Kok-Tobe hill.