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Almaty sightseeing tour with a visit to Medeo and Shymbulak

Type of tour: Almaty city tours

6 hours

Price per person:

100-200 USD

About tour:

The tour program allows you to get acquainted with the history and  main sights of the city, and enjoy the beauty of the mountains, by visiting Small Almaty gorge with its famous alpine sports complex Medeo and the Shymbulak ski resort.

First part of the tour passes through the central part of Almaty and covers many sights. A walk here allows you to see the old buildings of the city and cathedrals that are steeped in history, take a walk through the famous Almaty park and city squares. The program also includes a climb to Kok-Tobe mountain, which offers just an amazing view!

Road to the Medeo

Second part of the tour will introduce you to one of the world’s largest alpine complex for winter sports – Medeo. Here you can go ice skating, make memorable photos with a falcon, dressed in Kazakh national clothes, or just take a walk around the complex. And above Medeo is the Shymbulak ski resort, which is climbed by cable car. By the way, for special thrill you can choose a cabin with a glass floor!

To make your day even more pleasant, the program includes lunch in a beautiful restaurant in the Medeo complex, as well as tea, coffee or mulled wine (one of your choice) in the Shymbulak ski resort.

Funicular to Shymbulak

IMPORTANT: Moving between locations is carried out by taxi (Yandex). The cost of taxi services is included in the tour price.

The main sightseeings on the route: Arbat, Central Department Store, House of Tissues (old building), Green Bazaar, Park named after Panfilov’s 28 Men, Kolpakovsky School (old building), Museum of Folk Musical Instruments, Holy Ascension Cathedral, Old Square, a monument to Aliya Moldagulova and Manshuk Mametova , Museum of Almaty (old building), Kazakh State Opera and Ballet Theater, museums at the Academy of Sciences, Abay Square, Kazakhstan Hotel, Palace of the Republic, Kok-Tobe mountain.

Want to visit only Medeo and Shymbulak?

If you don’t need excursion in Almaty, we can organize tour directly to Medeo and Chimbulak! Such a tour takes less time and is great for exploring the nature of the Tien Shan.

  • • Guide services
  • • Yandex taxi services around the city (including meeting at the hotel and transfer to the hotel at the end of the tour)
  • • Transport services for a trip to Medeo
  • • Tickets to the Museum of National Instruments, the Museum of Almaty, as well as three museums at the Academy of Sciences
  • • Round-trip cable car ticket on Kok-Tobe
  • • Round-trip cable car ticket to Shymbulak
  • • Lunch
  • • Hot tea, coffee or mulled wine at Shymbulak (one of your choice)
Does not include
  • • Shopping at the Green Bazaar
  • • Extra drinks at Shymbulak
  • • Other expenses not included in the price of the tour


Private tour for one person


Group of 2 people


Group of 3 people


Group of 4 and more people


  • Private tour for one person
  • Group of 2 people
  • Group of 3 people
  • Group of 4 and more people

About the company

We work so that tourists coming to Almaty can learn more about our city and discover the culture and sights of Kazakhstan.