ABOUT THE PACKAGE
Enjoy the best of North & South of Kazakhstan in this 7 days program covering Almaty, Astana & the beautiful Borovoye National Park.
15:50 Hrs: Welcome to Almaty!! After clearing custom & immigration procedures followed by baggage collection, you will be met by our english speaking staff in the arrivals hall.
16:50 Hrs: Our team will escort the group to your private vehicle and proceed to hotel. Check-in upon arrival.
19:00 Hrs: Excursion to KOK TOBE
Kok Tobe is the highest point in the city of Almaty standing on a 1100 m hill at the south-east edge of the city. It is worth a visit to KokTobe because of its panoramic view of the city from all directions. To reach the KokTobe hill, one should take a cable car ride which starts near Hotel Kazakhstan and goes over some of the oldest parts of Almaty and the magnificent fruit growing gardens.
Dinner at an Indian restaurant OR you can choose from various restaurant options available in the city.
After dinner proceed to your hotel.
07:00 Hrs – 10:30 Hrs: Breakfast at the hotel.
10:30 Hrs: Proceed on an excursion to the beautiful Shymbulak Ski resort including Gondola tickets to level 3 and services of our English speaking guide.
“Shymbulak Ski Resort” is located in the beautiful ZailiyskiyAlatau 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 & -7C in the winter months. The average snowfall is around 1.5M. It is usually very sunny as the average number of sunny days a year can reach 90%. Ski season is normally begins in December and can run into April.
The ski slopes are served by Gondola cars from “Medeu” to the base of Shymbulak, 2260 m above sea level. This Gondola is the world’s third-longest Gondola with a length of 4.5 KM. The Gondola has 114 comfortable cabins for all guests of the resort and has the capacity of 2,000 people per hour. The Ski resort has six lifts that service the mountains. Two combination lifts (Combi1 & Combi2) that have both quad-chairs and 8 passenger cabins, two quad-chair lifts. The lift system will take you to Talgar pass where you are 3180 m above sea level. A vertical rise of 920 m. The majestic Mountain View with snowy slopes and evergreen Tien Shan are spectacular and must be seen.
You can choose to have lunch & dinner as per your choice & convenience.
After lunch guest will have some free time to explore the city. Vehicle & guide will remain at disposal.
Transfer to your hotel after dinner.
NOTE: Should you wish to explore the night life of Almaty, our team will be happy to assist you.
07:00 Hrs – 10:30 Hrs: Breakfast at the hotel.
10:30 Hrs: Sightseeing tour starts in the central part of Almaty. You will know more about history and development if the southern capital of Kazakhstan and see its major attractions: Palace of President, Republic Square & monument of independence, Astana Square, Abai Square & Republic palace. The tour will continue in one of the oldest Almaty parks – Panfilov park, where you will see of the unique wooden buildings in the world – Zenkov cathedral and also visit the memorial of Glory & eternal flame, dedicated to the memory of the fighters who died for freedom & independence of the country.
You can choose to have lunch at many options available in the city.
Proceed for shopping (Traditional & Modern)
Enjoy Almaty’s various shopping centres in the company of our English speaking tour guide. You will visit, Zhinoli bazaar, Mega Mall, Dostyk Plaza, Essentai mall where guests can shop for all range of shopping items to suit their individual budget.
After dinner proceed to your hotel for overnight.
Early morning breakfast.
AM: Flight to Astana. Upon arrival in Astana, you will be met by our staff and transfer to the Borovoye national park. 275 kms / 3 Hours
Lake Borovoye is a jewel is a jewel set in the landscape of Kazakhstan. Lying encircled by the splendour of some of the finest mountain scenery in all of central Asia. It’s beauty can only be rivalled by some of the most renowned resort holiday destinations in the world; The Swiss Alps, The Rocky mountains, The Andes and such glorious park-scapes as the Adirondacks & The Yellowstone National Park.
Noon: Arrive at the Rixos Borove. The only luxury property in this area.
2.30 PM: Guided tour of Borovoe National Park.
Half day guided tour to Burabai National park (Borovoe), which occupies 85000 hectares of north-eastern part of Kokshetau elevation. There are 14 lakes in the park, each having surface area of more than 1 sq.km, and a large number of small lakes. There are no monuments of material heritage in Borovoe. But the nature itself has created the unique natural landscapes of extraordinary beauty with combination of majestic mountain scenery, blue mirror lakes, coniferous and deciduous groves.
On Abylaykhan Valley you will feast your eyes upon “Ush-kyz”, “Ok-Zhetpes”, “Zhumbaktas” rocks and “Kokshetau” mountain, each having the surprising legends reflecting history and identity of the Kazakh people. During the tour you will have free time to walk in the wood. Further you will have an easy hiking on “Bolektau” mountain, on the top of which the tremendous view of the “Borovoe” lake and its surroundings opens.
Excursion to Borovoye allows to remove not only physical, but also psychological fatigue, and also to enjoy marvellous views of an unusual oasis on the middle of the Kazakhstan steppe. The century pine woods hide a set of secrets and riddles, attracting by beauty and greatness.
Dinner at the hotel.
07:00 Hrs – 09:00 Hrs: Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 HRS: Check-out and transfer by your private vehicle to Astana. Arrive at Hotel Diplomat & check-in to your rooms for relaxation.
14:30 HRS: Guided city tour of Astana
Classical half-day long tour in Astana features visits to main sights in the capital of Kazakhstan. Walking on Astana streets in this tour, you will see how eastern traditional shapes harmonize with Western architecture.
Your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby in Astana. Start touring Astana at the Independence Square. Continue to Khazret Sultan Mosque and Round Square. Take a walk on Green Water Boulevard and reach Astana-Bayterek* monument to enjoy breath-taking panoramic view on the city at the top of the monument. At the end of the tour, visit shopping and entertainment centre Khan Shatyr.
Dinner can be enjoyed at one of many local restaurants.
04:30 Hrs: It’s time to say good-bye to this beautiful country. Our driver will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the airport for your flight home or to an onward destination.