ARRIVE ALMATY + CITY TOUR
Upon arrival meet & greet by representative and get transfer to hotel. Check in to hotel.
Proceed to visit GREEN BAZAAR – one of the oldest market places in the city, with more than 100 years of history. Green Bazaar used to be one of the important trading points since 1875. Here guests can enjoy the atmosphere of an oriental bazaar, buy fresh fruit, vegetable, souvenirs and try local delicacies as well as see ethnical diversity of Kazakhstan – many of the vendors are Kazakhs, Uzbeks, Tadjik, Koreans and Russians. Visitors can guess the origin of a vendor by the goods they sell: fresh dairy and meat are sold mostly by Kazakhs, delicious fresh and dried fruit and vegetable by Uzbek and Tadjik, spicy salads and snacks by Koreans and all kinds of pickles and herbal tea are mostly sold by Russians. Guests will have some free time for shopping.
After visiting the green bazaar, you will go TO RAKHAT CHOCOLATE SHOP. Rakhat company is the largest manufacturer of confectionery products in Kazakhstan. All products are manufactured according to the Soviet recipe and Soviet GOST standards.
Visit to old part of Almaty: PARK OF 28 PANFILOV guardsmen named after the heroes who gave their lives defending the city of Moscow. The Park is a place of attraction for locals and guests of the city and has many interesting sights from that date back to the Soviet period of Kazakhstan. Guests will see Ascension Cathedral – a beautiful building that was constructed in 1907. The cathedral survived the 1911 earthquake with minimal damage, even though it was built without any nails.
After shopping, you will drive to the Medeo tract (1690 meters above sea level), where you will transfer to the gondola road to climb the SHYMBULAK MOUNTAIN RESORT. After a dizzying 20-minute ride in the cable car above the tops of coniferous trees, you will reach the first level of the mountain resort (2260 meters above sea level), where you will unfold a picturesque view of the mountains and the beauty around them. In the mountains you can feel the unique atmosphere of unity with nature.
At the mountain resort of Shymbulak, for an additional fee, you can take advantage of a number of entertainments: Alpine Park, GORILLA Zipline, paragliding, Horse riding, Rope Park, “Shymba’’, quadbike tours, cargo taxi ‘’Chimba’’ ice skating, skiing, snowboarding
Back to hotel, overnight at hotel