from$ 83
Duration 1 day
Category SAFARI
Season Year-round

You will get to the Alma - Arasan, recreation area.Big Almaty gorge, where at an altitude of 2,510 m above sea level located the Big Almaty lake - one of the most picturesque lakes in Trans-Ili Alatau


You will get to the Alma - Arasan, recreation area.Big Almaty gorge, where at an altitude of 2,510 m above sea level located the Big Almaty lake - one of the most picturesque lakes in Trans-Ili Alatau. The lake is very beautiful, especially when its blue surface is absolutely calm, and it reflects the sky and surrounding mountains. The Big Almaty lake was formed as a result of movement of an ancient glacier. Thanks to high-mountain location the water in the lake is always cool - even in July the water temperature does not exceed 10 degrees.

After lunch tour will continue with horse riding, you will enjoy fantastic views of Big Almaty river canyon, crossing river, visit Boraldai Saka burial mounds. The Boraldai Saka burial mounds are the only monuments of the early Iron Age preserved on Almaty territory. They are located in the city’s Alatau district, near the airport between the Bolshaya Almatinka and Boraldai rivers. Large Saka nomadic tribes presumably lived in the area in the 10th century B.C.

1 Day

09:00 meeting with your guide at a hotel lobby and departure to the Big Almaty lake.

10:00 arrival to The Big Almaty lake.

You will get to the Alma - Arasan, recreation area. Big Almaty gorge, where at an altitude of 2,510 m above sea level located the Big Almaty lake - one of the most picturesque lakes in Trans-Ili Alatau. Free time

13:00 lunch.

14:00 departure to Boraldai Saka burial mounds Kazakhstan

15:00 Arrival. Opening training. Trail ride - 2 hours.

During riding enjoy fantastic views of Big Almaty river canyon, crossing river (5 times), visiting Boraldai Saka burial mounds. The Boraldai Saka burial mounds are the only monuments of the early Iron Age preserved on Almaty territory. They are located in the city’s Alatau district, near the airport between the Bolshaya Almatinka and Boraldai rivers. Large Saka nomadic tribes presumably lived in the area in the 10th century B.C.

18:00 Departure to the Almaty city and transfer to the hotel. End of services.

  • English-speaking guide
  • Transport with professional driver
  • Horseback riding - 2 hours
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned national parks (except photo and video charges)
  • Lunch (from 10 USD)
  • Photo and video charges
  • Alcohol + Beverages
  • Portages at airports and hotels
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any services not included in the above itinerary

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  1. a 90 % refund for cancellations made at least 15 days  in advance of the start date of the experience. (Except for the tours to Baikonur Cosmodrome, see point 5)
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5.1 a 90% refund for cancellations made after the payment is made before the permission from Roscosmos State Corporation is received.

5.2. a 80% refund in case of cancellation of the tour after receiving permission to visit the Cosmodrome  Baikonur by Roscosmos , regardless of the time.

5.3. a 0% refund for cancellations made 14 days prior to the tour start.

5.4. a 80% refund in case when Roscosmos refuses the Customer  in permission to visit the spaceport (Cosmodrome Baikonur),

5.5. a 80% refund is applicable when Roscosmos either transfers or cancels the launch of the spacecraft, unless  the Customer chooses to use  the tour package of ‘between launches’ period, in this case the cost of the tour is recalculated and the difference is transferred to the account of the Customer.

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