10D8N ANCIENT SILK ROAD KAZAKHSTAN


Highlights:

 

ALMATY
• Shymbulak Ski Resort
• Shymbulak Gondola Cable Car Ride
• Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen
• Orthodox church
• Museum of Kazakh Musical Instruments
• Chocolate factory
• Charyon canyon
• Eco Village Gunny
• Kok Tobe Hill
• Central Museum
• Central Mosque
• Green Bazaar
• Lesnaya Skazka Mountain Resort & Spa
Winter Season Programme
(Nov till March)
• Sledding on snow tubes
Autum / Spring / Summer Season
Programme (April till October)
• Big Almaty Lake
• Sunkar Falcony Farm
ASTANA
• National Museum of the Republic
of Kazakhstan
• Bayterek Observation Tower
• Palace of Peace and Reconciliation
(Pyramid)
• Museum Of First President
• Khan Shatyr Entertainment Mall
VALUE PLUS
• Cultural Dance Performance

Meal Plans:

 

100% Full Board Meal
Meals:
• Horse & Mutton Cuisine
• Horse Milk
• BBQ Cuisine

• 7nites Ramada Almaty
• 1nite Grand Park Inn Astana

Remarks:

1. In the event of local religious festivals, unforeseen circumstances and/or bad weather condition, the sequence of the itinerary may be changed or substituted in by alternative sites without prior no tice and/or at short notice in order to ensure smoother journey and tour.

2. Excludes tipping for Guide & Driver/Porter at USD8/ pax/day (Adult & Child).

3. Excludes tipping for Tour Leader at USD3/pax/day (Adult & Child).

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Assemble at Changi International Airport for your flight to Bangkok. Connect flight from Bangkok to Almaty on Air Astana. Upon arrival Almaty International Airport, transfer to the hotel before proceeding to dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight stay at Almaty.

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• Shymbulak Ski Resort (30 mins to get there) - The resort is located in the upper part of the Medeu Valley in the Zaiilisky Alatau mountain range. It is popular for its mild climate, large quantity of sunny days and great amount of snow through the winter (from November till May).

• Shymbulak Gondola Cable Car Ride - enjoy the panoramic scenic view of Medeo Gorge. It is well known due to the highest mountain skating rink in the world. Gondola Cable Car Ride subject to weather permit .

• Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen - the memory of the Great Patriotic War fallen heroes.

• Orthodox Church - the only wooden Cathedrals in the world. It is built without Using any nails which makes it pretty unique

• Museum of Kazakh Musical Instrumentsthe museum displays folk musical instruments. The local guide will introduce you to Soviet history and Kazakh Cultures.

• Rakhat chocolate factory - Rakhat which means pleasure in Kazakh is the oldest manufacturer of chocolates dating back to almost 70 years. Around 3500 workerswork in basically 2 factories, one located in Almaty and one in Shymkent city.

• Green Bazaar - a great chance to experience an atmosphere of the real eastern market, its colours, smells and crowds. There you can purchase famous Oriental sweets, but don't forget to bargain.

• Central Mosque - A very beautiful building, with friendly and magical atmosphere within.

• Dinner (Kazakh national Cuisine)

• Overnight stay at Almaty.

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• Central Museum – one of the biggest museums of Central Asia, where you will learn more about history and development of the country.

• Republic Square - is the main square in Almaty used for public events. The former presidential palace, now used as municipal offices, is on its south side. In 1986, an infamous uprising known as Jeltoqsan occurred in this square.

• Big Almaty Lake - is natural alpine reservoir located in the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains, It lies in a hollow like a gleaming mirror, surrounded on all sides by majestic peaks. (Autumn/Spring/Summer Season: April till October) • Enjoy Picnic Lunch near the Lake Area.

• Sunkar Falcony Farm - a so called conservatory for the wild birds native to the region. The Farm breeds the Golden Eagle, and is sold to enthusiasts around the world. Enjoy the Golden Eagles show whereby they are trained to hunt at the farm

• Overnight stay at Almaty.

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• Charyon canyon - It’s amazing rock formations. See the contrast of colours from white snow to red rocks. It is a canyon on the Sharyn River in Kazakhstan.

• BBQ dinner at Almaty

• Overnight stay at Almaty

Lesnaya Skazka Mountain Resort & Spa is located in Oy-Karagay canyon. You will be made welcome by softwood and hills able to win with their splendour and spreading all over 5 ha of spectacularly beautiful locality, ideally even stone uplands, flora and fauna you will never see elsewhere. Winter will offer a plenty of precious emotions and impressions. At this time you can:

• Enjoy the leisure in the lap of nature to the fullest by taking part in hiking or trail riding;

• Ride a horse;

• You will be able to master a snowboarding or skiing technique in the ski trail;

• Try skating on an ice rink, ride an inflatable sledge, rent all the necessary equipment for proper leisure and simply enjoy;

• After the active leisure drop into the Family Café, a Georgian restaurant or a quick-service restaurant. For amateur singers we’ve got the special karaoke nomads tent.

• Take a spa in yurts.

• Winter Season Program (Nov till March) Sledding on snow tubes - Enjoy Sledding on snow tubes on a white powdery snow! Fun entertainment for adults and children. (subject to weather permit)

• Overnight stay at Almaty.

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• Eco Village "Gunny" is located in the Novokamenniy Gorge beyond Talgar. Here everyone can join into the nomadic life and experience their culture and traditions. Vacationers have the opportunity to participate in the Kazakh people's past, witness their customs.

• The main entertainment at the base is a costume show featuring traditional gmae sand customs. The standard programme begins with the ritual of meeting guests - "Shashu" follows with other traditions.

• Kok Tobe Hill - where you can view the entire city & the tallest TV tower in the world

• Overnight stay at Almaty.

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• Tamgaly Gorge - Enroute enjoy the amazing scenery of beautiful natural landscapes.

• Tamgaly Rock Carvings - a picturesque place that attracts many tourists. The same petroglyphs like in Kazakhstan have also been found in Kyrgyzstan, China, India, Pakistan and Tibet.

• Tamgaly petroglyphs - one of the oldest and most striking monuments of rock art of Zhetisu, which is included to the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

• Overnight stay at Almaty.

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• After Breakfast , take a domestic flight to Astana and continue the next city tour.

• National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan - The largest unique museum complex has an area of 74,000 sq.m. andconsists of seven blocks with a variable number of storeys to the ninth floor. Exhibit space occupies 14 rooms with a total area of over 14,000 sq.m.

• Bayterek Observation Tower - A monument, at the heart of a large square centred on the Nurzhol Boulevard, has become a symbol of Astana and indeed of post-independence Kazakhstan

• Palace of Peace and Reconciliation (Pyramid) - is a symbol of friendship, unity and peace in Kazakhstan.

• Overnight stay at Astana

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• Museum Of First President - the museum was initiated on 28 August 2004 by Nursultan Nazarbaev, the president of the Republic of Kazakhstan. You can see unique archive documents, scientific materials, books written by Nazarbaev, gift collections, awards and many other interesting items revealing the work of the first president of the country and the newest history of Kazakhstan.

• Khan Shatyr - this famous eco-building is the largest marquee with shopping and entertainment facilities.

• On board your flight back to Singapore via Almaty and Bangkok

Arrive back to singapore in the afternoon with fond memories of Kazakhstan.

Depart for Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Upon arrival, proceed to Patan, the second largest city of the valley. Visit to Patan Durbar Square includes Old Royal Palace, Golden temple, Mahaboudha Temple known as the Temple of 10000 Buddha and Patan Kumari House, pay visit to Living Goddess Kumari (subject to availability). Tonight enjoy Welcome Dinner - Local Nepalese Dinner (taste the local rice wine “raksi") with a Nepalse dance and cultural show.

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