Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest metropolis, is set in the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains. It served as the country's capital until 1997 and remains Kazakhstan's trading and cultural hub. Landmarks include the Central State Museum, displaying thousands of historic Kazakh artifacts

Inclusions:

  • 04 Nights accommodation in Almaty  at selected hotel  
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast at the hotel 
  • Almaty City tour on private basis 
  • Visit to Almaty Museum
  • Full day Visit to Issyk Lake
  • Full day visit to Charyn Canyon with complimentary Lunch 
  • English Speaking guide during tours
  • Return Airport transfers 

Exclusions:

  • Flight Tickets 
  • Visa Fee  & Overseas travel insurance
  • Entrance fees at tour sites and other optional tours (Unless it mentioned)
  • The package does not include any expenses of personal nature such as laundry, postage, mineral water, camera fees, food and drinks and other things not mentioned in our itinerary
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
 
Daily Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival at Almaty airport and Meet & Greet
Arrival Almaty International Airport, our representative will meet you at the airport 
After meeting with guide you will start the city of Almaty and the first place you will go to is Almaty Museum*, one of the modern and interesting museums, equipped with multimedia tools, which will captivate you with rich museum collections, a variety of ancient exhibits, allowing you to study in a short time the history of the region since the Great Silk Road. 
After the museum, you will continue the tour and will have a shortstop for the detailed acquaintance with architecture and history of Abai Opera and Ballet Theatre. 
After tour transfer to the hotel, check-in 
Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay

Day 2: Almaty City Tour
Enjoy your breakfast at hotel
After breakfast , proceed for half day Almaty city tour 
After meeting the guide at your hotel, you will start the tour with a ride to the Medeu Gorge 
Briefly walk around with a chance to take your mountain-view pictures and breathe the fresh pine-tree air, then you will take a cable car to Shymbulak ski resort area. 
Further your mountain adventure continues at the top of Kok-Tobe hill
After the short ride from the top of the hill to the center of the city by the famous Almaty cableway* you will head to the Central State Museum of Kazakhstan (without visiting), located in the close proximity to the Republic Square. 
The tour ends near TSUM (Central Department Store), which is the best and the most convenient place for handicrafts and antique Kazakh jewelry. The top floor of this department store is a treasury of different national souvenirs. Then you can have free time or can enjoy shopping. 
Return back to the hotel 
Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay

Day 3: Almaty – Issyk lake – Almaty
Breakfast at the hotel. 
After enjoying your breakfast proceed for Full day to Issyk Lake 
The tour route to one of the most beautiful gorges of Trans-Ili Alatau - Issyk Gorge lies along the Kuldja tract, where hundreds of years ago the trade caravans travelled. On the way you will learn a lot about nature and history of this region and see the burial mounds of Saka period, where the famous "Golden Man" was found, which has become the state symbol of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Also you will visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve “ISSYK”, where you will see the expositions dedicated to the history and culture of the Saka period, including a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, as well as the model of Saka burial mound.
Then the tour route will take you to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level, to the beautiful mountain lake Issyk, located in the valley with the same name. The lake was formed about 10,000 years ago due to colossal landslides, resulting in formation of the natural dam of 300 meters in height. On the lake you will enjoy the majestic beauty of its turquoise water surface and the Issyk Gorge, as well as listen to the details of the natural disaster of 1963. 
Return to the city. Free time or shopping.
Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay

Day 4: Almaty – Charyn Canyon – Almaty
Breakfast at the hotel. 
Today you will be picked up from your accommodation in the city to start your journey to Charyn Canyon in a comfortable car. 
Upon arrival to Charyn Canyon, you will admire the grand panorama and go down stairs to the bottom of the canyon, then walk around 2 km through the maze of the Castles Valley with its walls of bizarre shapes overhanging you. 
Return back to the hotel 
Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay

Day 5: Departure
Enjoy a tasty breakfast 
Complete the hotel check-out. 
Take a transfer from the hotel to International Airport
Board your return flight and cherish fond memories of your trip.


FAQ on Kazakhstan:
Best time to Visit Kazakhstan:  The Best Time to Visit Kazakhstan is generally from May to September and for skiing and ice skating from December to February. Spring is the best time to see green steppes and spot wild tulips in Aksu Djabagly Nature Reserve
Official Language     : Kazakh; Russian‎

Time Zone                   :  (GMT+5) 

Currency                      :  Kazakhstani tenge


Useful info: Visa Policy: 
Kazakhstan travelers should ensure they have all of the required documentation. It is necessary to have a valid passport which is valid for the duration of your stay and you may need a visa depending on your nationality.
In order to enter Kazakhstan using your eVisa, you need to present the authorities with your passport (which should contain at least 2 blank pages and not expire earlier than 3 months after your eVisa’s expiration) and a printed copy of your online visa
The Kazakhstan eVisa requirements include:
A duly completed application form
Holding a passport from an eligible country with at least 2 blank pages
The passport should expire no earlier than 3 months from the expiry date of the online visa
Holding a Kazakh invitation number
There are additionally required or supporting documents from certain applicants:
Visa approvals are subject to the embassy's decision.
Note: - We strongly recommend that you verify your visa requirement with the embassy before travel or   kindly contact our consultant team to get more information.

Important Note:
Random testing will also be conducted on incoming passengers at the airport and if you test positive, only then you’ll have to quarantine.
In case guests test positive on arrival, they need to follow the local quarantine procedure of the country. The cost would be paid by the guest directly. 
Wearing masks is obligatory in all provinces with some charging a fine for not wearing one.

Cancellation Policy 
Prior to 45 days or more : 10% of the holiday cost is non-refundable + Full cancellation for non-refundable tickets
44 and 31 days of departure: Non-refundable booking amount + 25% of the holiday cost
30 and 15 days of departure: Non-refundable booking amount + 50% of the holiday cost
14 and 11 days of departure: Non-refundable booking amount + 75% of the holiday cost
10 days prior to departure 100% of the total amount will be deducted.
Actual booking amount to be collected in case of non-refundable components higher than the amounts mentioned above.

Terms & Conditions
Rates and itinerary are subject to change without any prior notice and subject to availability. Additional surcharges may be applicable.
No refund on any unutilized services. Rates are not valid during the fair period, events and public holidays.
Standard hotel check-in time is 1400/1500 Hrs and check-out time is 1100/1200 Hrs Local Time. It may vary based on destinations and availability. An early check-in or a late check-out is solely based on the discretion of the hotel.
Bookings will be confirmed only upon receipt of full payment
Prices are dynamic and based on offers running at the time of booking. Dusk Travel Tourism reserves the right to change prices at any time
In case the selected hotel is unavailable for booking, an alternate arrangement will be offered to the customer in another hotel of a similar category.
The passengers must ensure on their own that they have a valid passport that remains valid for the necessary period according to the travelling destination immigration rules and arranged visas before travelling with this holiday package. Dusk Travel & Tourism is not responsible for the approval, rejection or the delay in Visa processing
There are no refunds for any services i.e. meals, sightseeing etc. not utilized on your tour
Note: - Rates are subject to availability at the time of confirmation. Passport & UAE Residence Visa must be Valid up to 6 Months from the date of travel. Visa approvals are subject to the embassy's decision.