Kazakhstan Pre-Tour Extension - A Limited Edition Small Group Journey (2021)

Bookable in conjunction with select departure dates of the 'Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan: Ancient Trade Routes of Central Asia' Limited Edition Small Group Journey 2021.

Journey Overview

This journey will take you on an immersive exploration of bustling Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest metropolis and one of largest cities in the world. It is home to awe-inspiring architecture, lively city streets and vibrant markets. But it's beyond the cities that you'll find the greatest wonders, as you discover the landscapes and breathtaking vistas of the Charyn Canyon, admire panoramic views from a cable car up to Kok-Tobe Mountain, and savour flavourful local fare unlike anywhere else in the world.

Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Almaty, Kazakhstan

Arrive in Almaty to a warm A&K welcome from your local guide and transfer to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

Almaty is Kazakhstan's largest metropolis, set in the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains. It is a place worth exploring over time, full of green parks, captivating museums and, cafes serving flavourful fare, and many markets, including the popular the Green Market (Zelyony Bazzar), with spices, fresh produce, and gorgeous handicrafts aplenty.
Ritz Carlton

Day 2: Almaty | Magnificent Monuments

After breakfast, meet your Resident Tour Director and fellow travellers before setting out on a full day guided city tour, exploring the many monumental wonders and learning the history and significance of each.

Discover Panfilovtzev Park, Zenkov Cathedral, the Monument of Independence, Republic Square and the Central Mosque. Afterwards gain a new perspective on the city, riding a cable car to Kok-Tobe Mountain. Drink in panoramic views of the city below, before you enjoy a lunch of local fare, accompanied by an expert on the local history of the region.

Afterwards, transfer to Medeo – the biggest open-air skating rink in the world. Those feel adventurous can choose to strap on some skates.

This evening, savour dinner at a traditional Kazakh style restaurant, sampling the national cuisine.
Ritz Carlton | Meals: BLD

Day 3: Almaty | Charyn Canyon Adventures

After breakfast transfer by road to Canyon Charyn for a day of exploring (approx. 3hrs drive).

Full of natural wonders, take a guided walk inside the gorge along the river, gazing in awe at the untouched landscapes and gorgeous vistas. Formed 12 million years ago, the canyon spans 154 kilometres and goes a deep as 300 metres. A haven for a variety of rare flora and fauna, it is truly a sight to behold.

Enjoy a private barbeque lunch with your group, before continuing your explorations in the afternoon. Later, return to your hotel to relax with the opportunity to explore Almaty before an evening at leisure.
Ritz Carlton | Meals: BL

Day 4: Depart Almaty, Arrive Tashkent, Uzbekistan

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your included flight to Tashkent, Uzbekistan to continue your journey.
Meals: B

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Accommodation

Accommodation

Ritz Carlton, Almaty

Kazakhstan Pre-Tour Extension - A Limited Edition Small Group Journey (2021)

A stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty places you in the heart of Almaty, a stones-throw from all the city has to offer. Make yourself at hom ... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing for this Extension will vary from low season to peak season travel.

As a result, it is not available for online booking.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey.