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Almaty sightseeing tour with a visit to the Big Almaty Lake

Type of tour: Almaty city tours

6 hours

Price per person:

85-180 USD

About tour:

First part of the tour passes through the central part of Almaty and covers many sight. 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. The program also includes a climb to Kok-Tobe mountain, which offers just an amazing view!

Second part of the tour will introduce you to the nature of the Tien Shan – driving along a winding road of a beautiful mountain gorge, you will rise above 2500 meters above the sea level and visit the Big Almaty Lake – one of the main natural attractions of the region.

Amazing view of Big Almaty Lake

To make your day even more pleasant, the program includes lunch on the way to the Big Almaty Lake, as well as tea or coffee (one of your choice) on the observation deck by the lake.

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 other lakes?

Our team will be happy to show you other beautiful lakes of Kazakhstan – we can organize one-day tour to Issyk Lake, or 2-days tour to Kolsai and Kaindy lakes.

  • • 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 the Big Almaty Lake
  • • 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
  • • Lunch
  • • Hot tea or coffee on the lake (one of your choice)
Does not include
  • • Shopping at the Green Bazaar
  • • Extra drinks
  • • Other expenses not included in the tour price


Private tour for one person


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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.