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Big Almaty Lake Group Tour with falcon show included

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US$ 65.00
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    What to Expect
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    Stop At: Ile-Alatau National Park, Almaty Kazakhstan

    Having arrived to the Meeting Point no later than 10 minutes before the tour departure time, you will meet your guide and board a comfortable vehicle to start your trip to the Big Almaty Lake. Before the tour, we provide 1L of bottled water and you are welcome to bring your personal snack, tea or coffee in a container with a lid on it.

    You will be taken from the city center to its south-western part. Passing by the city's newest Al-Farabi Avenue you will observe the ski jumping complex "Sunkar", park of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and listen to the stories of your guide about Almaty city and its history. After a short stop at the entrance to the Ile-Alatau National Park for completing necessary entry procedure, you will start your journey to the Big Almaty Gorge. Upon the way you will know how one of the oldest water pipes of Almaty was constructed, what is preserved in the territory of the national park and how Japanese influenced the development of this area.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Big Almaty Lake, Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty 050065 Kazakhstan

    After 40 minutes of driving in the gorge through the winding mountain paved road with breathtaking views, you will see the the glorious panorama of the Big Almaty Lake, color of which is always different depending on the weather.

    The lake is a source of drinking water supply of Almaty city. Because of this reason the access of the tourists to the lake is limited, so the excursion route leads little bit higher above the Big Almaty Lake. There you will have around an hour to admire the scenery and make a walk on the banks of the lake half-way to the water surface which is about 300 meters down from the road. Descend to the lake is stony and covered with seasonal shrubs and herbs so comfortable shoes or boots will make the walking more enjoyable.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Falcon Farm Sunkar, Almarasan 7, Almaty 050065 Kazakhstan

    On the way back to the town you will visit the Falcon Farm, where you will enjoy a spectacular show with specially trained hawks, falcons and eagles - hunting with them is one of the most unique features of the Kazakh way of life. Show is open-air and takes around 30-40 minutes. If you are very impressionable and sensitive, please take into account that real chicks (lifeless) are used for feeding the birds during the training and the show.

    After visiting the Falcon Farm you will have your ride back to the original Meeting Point with estimated arrival time around 6:30pm.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Baitursynov St 113, Almaty 050022, Kazakhstan

    Traveler pickup is offered
    If option with return hotel transfer is selected, please advise your hotel details at time of booking. Hotel transfer is available for hotels in central Almaty only.
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    4h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 1L of bottled water
    • National Park fees
    • Professional guide
    • Roundtrip transportation from the Meeting Point
    • Return hotel transfer to the Meeting Point (if this option selected)
    • Entry/Admission - Ile-Alatau National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Big Almaty Lake
    • Entry/Admission - Falcon Farm Sunkar
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Return hotel transfer to the Meeting Point (if this option not selected)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children and youth must be accompanied by an adult
    • Children aged 3 and under are complimentary provided no seat occupied
    • Since this tour is held in a mountainous area, it is subject to cancellation with a full refund in case of adverse weather conditions, such as mudflow or avalanche danger, high snow cover or road icing
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Not recommended for participants with hypertension complaints
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    14 September 2019|
    Response from GolubNatalya | Property representative |
    Dear kiwibroke, Thank you for your question! We are glad to offer our Group tour to Big Almaty Lake, but unfortunately, there are no horse treks around the lake. Please contact us info@welcome.kz if you would like to make... More
    King C
    17 April 2019|
    Response from Olga S | Property representative |
    Hello! This group tour is available from May, while private tour is available the whole year.
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