from$ 40
Duration 3 Hours
Category NATURE
Season Year-round

Tour 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.


Medeo Gorge, well known due to the highest mountain skating rink in the world and the dam, protecting the city from dangerous mudflow. Free time.Shymbulak mountain resort.

The Shymbulak Ski resort is located in the picturesque Zailiuskiy Alwatau mountains, 2260 m above sea level. The average snowfall is around 1.5 m with the ski season starting from December till April.

You will reach the ski resort by taking the Gondola cars from Meadeu with the World’s third longest Gondola with a length of 4.5 kms. Once you reach the resort, you will soak in the views of the majestic mountains with snowy slopes and the evergreen Tien Shan Firs.

1 Day

10:00 departure.

11:30 Shymbulak resort, Medeo Skating Rink. 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.

13:00 Transfer to the Almaty and transfer to the hotel

  • Transport with professional driver per itinerary
  • English Speaking guide services
  • Lunch (from 10 USD)
  • Cableway tickets
  • Alcohol + Beverages
  • Photo and video charges
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any services not included in the above itinerary

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The standard cancellation policy for Customers is:

  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)
  2. a 60% refund for cancellations made later than at least 15 days in advance of the start date of experience. Unless the Customer could not inform the Steppe and Sky travel due to the force-majeure reasons.
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  4. In case of no-show the Customer will receive no refund.
  5. For the tours to Baikonur Cosmodrome the following penalties apply:

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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