KAZAKHSTAN'S HIGHLIGHTS - 7 DAYS

While visiting the two largest cities of Kazakhstan you will be surprised how modern they are.

 

Almaty is the largest and most cosmopolitan city in the country, in a beautiful setting at the foot of the Tian Shan Mountains. Almaty has the best selection of restaurants and the vibrant nightlife of Kazakhstan. It offers an excellent starting point to explore the sights of the wider area.

Nur-Sultan is Kazakhstan's new capital and a shining city with exciting and imaginative architectural compositions rising from the central steppe. With the pyramids of peace and harmony designed by Norman Foster, the shark-filled oceanarium thousands of miles from the sea, and the largest tent in the world, a building with waterfalls inside, artificial beach and botanical gardens, Nur-Sultan best illustrates Kazakhstan's achievements and ambitions since independence.

Useful information

Season: March-November

Duration: 6 nights/7 days

Type of tour: Cultural tours

Height: 700-800 m

Accommodation: Hotel

Visas: Visas for UK &EU citizens are not required.

Air carrier: TK, KC

Currency: Tenge (KZT)

Time difference: GMT / UTC +4; +5;

ITINERARY

Day 1. ARRIVAL IN ALMATY

Meet the group at the international airport of Almaty, the southern capital of Kazakhstan. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2. ALMATY

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the center of Almaty: the Green Bazaar, Panfilov Park and Zenkov Cathedral. You go to the Medeo Gorge and the Kok-Tobe Hill. The tour ends with a short ride from the top of the hill to the city centre on the famous Almaty cable car. Return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.      

Day 3 ALMATY REGION

Breakfast at the hotel. Depending on season: big Almaty lake tour (about 6 hours, at 13.00): On the way back, stop at a falcon farm, spectacular show with specially trained birds of prey. The Kazakh hunters still use them today for hunting game. Another option is the “Issyk” Lake Tour (about 6 hours, at 11.00 a.m.): This tour takes you to one of the most beautiful gorges in Trans-Ili Alatau. Picnic. Visit to an ostrich farm. Return and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 ALMATY-NUR-SULTAN

Breakfast. Free time in Almaty. Take the opportunity to visit the numerous shopping centres and interesting museums or enjoy a walk on the Zhibek-Zholy, one of Almaty's main streets. Check out at the hotel (before 18.00). Night train to Nur-Sultan.

Day 5 NUR-SULTAN

Arrival in Nur-Sultan, the new capital of the country. Transfer to the hotel. Breakfast. After having a rest visit the highlights of the city: Constitutional Square, Cultural Center and Shopping Center Khan Shatyr, the architecturally impressive Baiterek Tower, Kazakh Eli Square, Kharzret Sultan Mosque and the Independence Palace. Lunch in between. Return to your hotel for the night.

Day 6 NUR-SULTAN

Breakfast. Free time in Astana. Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 7 NUR-SULTAN DEPARTURE

Breakfast. Transfer to the International Airport “Nur-Sultan”. See the group off!