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Rixos Almaty Hotel

This luxury 5-star hotel is located in central Almaty, half a kilometer from Nikolai Cathedral. Rixos Almaty Hotel offers modern rooms with free Wi-Fi internet and a spa with swimming pool.
All rooms at Rixos Almaty feature air conditioning, a desk and a balcony with impressive views. All bathrooms include a bathtub and shower.
A buffet breakfast is served each morning at Rixos Almaty. The restaurant serves international buffets as well as offering varied dining menus. The Lobby Bar & Lounge is open 24 hours a day, and guests can also dine at the Noodle & Sushi Bar.
The 23680 ft² spa also includes a gym, sauna, Turkish bath, indoor gardens and 7 massage rooms.
Rixos Hotel is one kilometer from Almaty Opera House and 4.8 km by cable car from Köktöbe Mountain.
Hotel Rooms: 237
  Persons Nights Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Accommodation in DBL 1 2 1 129.24 258.48

Intercontinental

Opposite the Presidential Palace in Almaty’s Republic Square, this grand, 11-story hotel offers a wide selection of excellent international cuisine, a spa area and beautiful views of the Tian Shan Mountains.
Featuring a glass exterior and spacious lobby with palm trees, the InterContinental Almaty has stylish rooms with silk fabrics and marble bathrooms. All include a flat-screen cable TV, minibar and sitting area with high-quality sofas.
As well as a delicious breakfast, guests can choose from an international buffet at the elegant Asian Café and French cuisine at the Belvedere Grill Room’s rooftop terrace. Turkish specialties are served at the Bosphorus Restaurant.
The Ankara Spa includes an indoor swimming pool, Turkish bath and massage treatments. Guests enjoy a fully equipped gym and tennis court.
About a 20-minute drive away, Kok Tobe Mountain offers magnificent views of Almaty. Chimbulak Ski Resort is about 22.5 km from the InterContinental.
Hotel Rooms: 277
  Persons Nights Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Accommodation in DBL 1 2 1 158.04 316.08
DAY 1

Arrival to Almaty

Transfer to the hotel

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Individual transfer, Toyota Camry 50, 2014 1 1 32.86 32.86
Mercedes Sprinter, 17 seats. 2014-2015 production year 1 1 52.43 52.43

Optional: “Meet and Greet” meeting by English, French or Russian speaking coordinator

Arrival to the hotel. Check-in

DAY 2

09:00 Breakfast in the Hotel

10:00-16:00 Almaty Grand tour

History of the Southern capital of Kazakhstan, its past and future, beautiful nature and lovely places for townpeople - everything just in the one tour! During the tour you will have a unique opportunity to have a lunch sitting at the real Kazakh "dastarkhan"… Tour Description: The tour starts with sightseeing in central part of Almaty. You will know more about history and development of the Southern capital of Kazakhstan and see its major attractions. You will visit a popular place for town people - the Green Bazaar, where it is impossible to refrain from shopping. It is the great chance to experience an atmosphere of the real eastern market, its colors, smells and crowds. There you can obtain famous Oriental sweets, but don't forget to bargain...
Then the tour will continue in one of the oldest Almaty parks - Panfilov Park, where one of the most beautiful wooden building in the world - Zenkov Cathedral is located. You will also visit the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame, dedicated to the memory of the fighters who died for freedom and independence of the country.
After exploration of sport, cultural and business areas of the city you will get to the Medeo Gorge, well known due to the highest mountain skating rink in the world and the dam, protecting the city from dangerous mudflow. Next destination is the Kok-Tobe hill where the tallest TV tower in the world is located (if to count from the sea level) and where you will get by the picturesque winding mountain road. In the national restaurant of Kok-Tobe park you will try traditional dishes of Kazakh cuisine sitting inside the real Kazakh yurt. After the lunch you can stroll along the winding paths of the Kok-Tobe park, admire the magnificent panorama of the city from the special observation deck and visit the shop of national souvenirs. The tour ends with the short ride from the top of the hill to the center of the city by the famous Almaty cableway.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Almaty city tour in English, 6 hours (english speaking guide) 1 1 45.05 45.05

13:00-14:00 Lunch at traditional restaurant “Yurta” on Kok-Tobe

22:00 Transfer to the Hotel

Optional: Transfer to dinner and back - 3h

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Transfer to dinner and back - 3h 1 1 23.63 23.63

Optional: Dinner at “Grilliage” restaurant

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Menu estimated 1 1 38.85 38.85
DAY 3

07:00 Breakfast in the Hotel

08:00 Departure to the tour

09:00 Visiting The Issyk Lake + Wine tour

Welcome to the Issyk Gorge - one of the most picturesque and interesting places of Trans-Ili Alatau! During this tour you will know a lot about archaeological monuments of the Saka culture, meet the fantastic beauty of the Issyk Lake, created by nature about 10 thousand years ago, and listen to its tragic story... 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 landslide, resulted 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. Also at the lake you will have a picnic and free time for recreation at nature. After visiting Issyk Lake you will visit the "Issyk" winery which today is one of the oldest wine producers in Kazakhstan. High quality of Issyk wines repeatedly confirmed by numerous prestigious awards received at various international and domestic competitions. During the factory tour you will get acquainted with the process of wine production, storage methods, the culture of wine drinking. Next you will visit the vineyards in the vicinity of the plant, where you will learn about the process of growing of grapes such as Saperavi, Pinot Franc, Muscat, Riesling and Rkatsiteli. On the plantations, you will have lunch and relax in a bungalow on a specially designated area. During this tour you can not only taste the main types of wine produced at the plant, but also buy Kazakh wine as a souvenir in the factory shop.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Price PP 1 1 34.71 34.71

Option: Visiting Big Almaty Lake

Visiting Falcon Farm where you will see where you will enjoy a spectacular show with specially trained hawks - hunting with them is one of the most unique features of the Kazakh way of life.
Then after lunch we will drive to the Big Almaty lake and have the unique opportunity to admire picturesque views of wilderness.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Price PP 1 1 34.71 34.71

13:00-14:00 Lunch at “Avlabar” restaurant

Located just in 25 km from the upper city boundary, the Big Almaty Lake is one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in Trans-Ili Alatau. The lake located in picturesque gorge at an altitude of 2510 meters above sea level and from all sides surrounded by mountain peaks covered with the majestic Tien-Shan fir…

15:00-16:00 Helicopter Ride at Big Almaty lake

Helicopter 1992 production year. Estimation time of flight 30min. for board.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Helicopter ride - max 4 persons 1 1 1,550.85 1,550.85

16:00-18:00 Free time for leisure and photosession

18:00 Transfer to Dinner

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Price for 3h 1 1 71.63 71.63

19:00 Dinner at traditional Oriental restaurant “Alasha”

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Menu 1 2 36.92 73.84

Optional: Dinner at “Villa dei Fiori” restaurant

Transfer to airport

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Individual transfer, Toyota Camry 50, 2014 1 1 33.23 33.23

Flight from Almaty to Astana

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Direct flight Almaty-Astana. 1,30 hours - estimated price 1 1 83.45 83.45

Transfer to the Hotel in Astana

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Mercedes Sprinter, 17 seats, 2010 production year 1 1 25.11 25.11
DAY 4

Breakfast in the Hotel

10:00-16:00 Astana City Tour

Who said that East is East, West is West, and these two cannot be together? City disproved this statement. Astana is a unique symbiosis of east and west traditions, modernity and history, riskiness and rationality.
During this excursion you will take a closer look at the most significant architectural constructions and monuments of modern capital (Square of Independence, Khazret Sultan Mosque, Green Water Boulevard, Round Square), its’ history and plans of further development.
The tour has a round route, that’s why it can be started from any part of the city. Apart of overall sightseeing you will visit the unique shopping and entertainment center “Khan Shatyr”, and will also take the elevator to the top of the “Astana-Baiterek” monument, where you can admire the magnificent panorama of the Kazakhstan capital from the special observation desk.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Astana city tour in English, 5 hours (english speaking guide) 1 1 105.61 105.61
Transfer hotel-excursion-hotel 1 1 56.57 56.57

13:00-14:00 Lunch in the city

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Menu 1 1 38.03 38.03

Transfer to Dinner and back

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Price for 3h 1 1 71.63 71.63

Optional Dinner at “Melnitsa” restaurant

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Menu 1 1 39.51 39.51

21:00 Transfer to the hotel

DAY 5

Breakfast in the Hotel

Check-out from the hotel

Transfer to the Astana airport

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Mercedes Sprinter, 17 seats, 2010 production year 1 1 25.11 25.11
PROGRAM TOTALS
  Price PP, EUR Total, EUR
TOTAL PRICE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 258.48 258.48
TOTAL PER PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT PER PERSON 1,893.95 1,893.95
TOTAL LOT PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT 490.43 490.43
ESTIMATED TOTAL PROGRAM COST 2,642.86 2,642.86
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