Almaty City - Shymkent City, Hiking To The Lakes, 4 Days

Dear guest!

Welcome to Almaty and Shymkent cities!

I would like to present my private tour, where I'll be your individual English-Russian-Kazakh speaking guide and driver with my own car. During the tour I am responsible for your personal safety.


This tour is available from May to October.

Please, see the program below .  


Almaty – Shymkent – Sayram–Ugam National Park

Day 1

  • Pick up at the Almaty airport.

  • Accommodation. 

  • Almaty city tour. Russian Tsarist Military Fort, Soviet Alma-Ata and modern Almaty. Main attractions of Almaty city. Architectural and culture center of Almaty.

  • Almaty is the golden cradle of  independent Kazakhstan. "Almaty" word in Kazakh language means "Apple place". 

  • Visiting the Central Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

  • Park of the 28 Panfilov Guardsmen – history of Great Patriotic War.

  • Russian Christian The Ascension Cathedral. 

  • Walking along Almaty Arbat - Silk road street. 

  • Medeo mountain skating rink and Ski resort Shymbulak

  • City panorama view from Kok Tobe Park. 


Day 2

  • Morning departure to National Park  Ile-Alatau (20 km) by car. 

  • Mountain landscapes of Almaty city surroundings. 

  • Hiking to alpine Big Almaty Lake. The way takes three hours by path. 

  • Almaty Big Lake is one of the picturesque places among the mountain landscapes in Almaty region. Lovely fir forests on the way to the lake. The lake is one of the favorite places for the citizens to enjoy a weekend and stay in the nature. 

  • Evening return to the city. 

  • Evening departure to Shymkent city by train (10 hours) or by bus (8 hours). 

Day 3

  • Morning arrival in Shymkent city.

  • City tour.

  • Old city  and old citadel.

  • Good views and city panorama from old citadel. 

  • Shymkent is the city of sward roofs. 

  • Green market is the heart of the city.

  • Koskar Ata river is unique and sacred place of the city. 

  • Park of Independency is symbol of modern Shymkent. 

  • Transfer to ancient Sayram town.

  • Sayram is ancient city on Silk Road.

  • Visiting medieval mausoleums and local historical museum.

  • Walking tour in the centre.

  • Try ancient Uzbek cuisine in Sayram.

  • Evening return to Shymkent. 

Day 4

  • Morning departure to Sayram-Ugam National Park (70 km).

  • Horseback riding to the lake is possible. 

  • Sayram Su mountain gorge.

  • Hiking to Sayram lower lake, 3 hours by path.

  • Fresh mountain air and juniper forests. Picturesque views of the alpine peaks. Rare and endangered varieties of wild plants and animals.

  • Evening departure to the Shymkent city. 


On preliminarily request we can help to  book accommodation and buy transport tickets. The stories of the guide are based on historical, cultural and ethnographical information. They include also expert's personal view and alternative resources. The guide can adjust the program of the tour or you can propose your own personal program.


  • The price for one person is US$ 460 for 4 days.

  • The price for a group of two people is US$ 320 per person for 4 days.

  • The price for a group of three people is US$ 230 per person for 4 days. 


The price includes: 

  • guide services,

  • car with driver and fuel.

The price does not include:

  • accommodation,

  • food,

  • entrance fees. 

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