Almaty is rich for different city attractions like historical and cultural objects, museums and parks. When starting to explore Almaty, it is absolutely worth to visit the "must-see" natural attraction in the vicinity of the city - Big Almaty Lake.
The turquoise surface of the Big Almaty Lake shines among the majestic Trans-Ili Alatau mountains at an altitude of 2500 m above the sea level. As a result of the earthquake, the mountains formed a gorgeous lake, the beauty of which will forever remain in your heart and which has long been one of the symbols of Almaty.
Since March 2020, the road to the Big Almaty Lake has been closed to private vehicles for an indefinite period. At the moment, tourists can get to the Big Almaty Lake only on foot. But we are able to take our tourists directly to the Lake by car.
Tour area on the map
09:00 - 09:30 Pick-up (start time may vary depending on the time of year)
09:30 - 11:00 Car trip to Big Almaty Lake
11:00 - 12:30 Big Almaty Lake, walking, enjoying the views, visiting several photo spots
12:30 - 13:30 Way back to Almaty
⚠️ [Visits to any of the tour sites may be canceled and their order changed in case of adverse weather conditions and other circumstances beyond our control.]
✅ Small group of 5-15 people ✅ Tour language: English ✅ 3 hotels pick-up and Meeting point (28 Shevchenko str.) pick-up/drop-off ✅ Comfortable minivan/minibus ✅ English-speaking tour guide ✅ Direct transfer to the Lake ✅ Bottled water ✅ National park entrance fee
⚠️ [If you are 5 or more people, contact us and we will make an individual calculation for you.]
REQUIRED FITNESS LEVEL: Low
WE RECOMMEND TO TAKE WITH YOU: cap, rain jacket, sunblock, sport shoes. !!! The tour takes place in the border area. Be sure to have your passport (original, not a copy). Border guards can fine you and not let you go to the lake if you are without a passport.
• Not recommended for pregnant women; • Not recommended for travelers with high/low blood pressure.
GROUP TOUR SCHEDULE 2023
Small groups of 5-15 tourists
Perfect for couples and solo travelers
Enjoying the trip, having fun and meeting new people
Budget savings and more travel
GROUP TOUR BOOKING
[Here you can book and pay for a group tour by yourself, indicating the number of people and choosing the desired tour date.]
⚠️[To accept payments from bank cards, we use PayPal as a payment gateway, so you can securely pay with any international debit/credit card. No need to have or create a PayPal account.]
SUBMIT BOOKING REQUEST
[Here you can send a request to book a private tour. We will reply to you within 24 hours.]
Prepayment (10-30% deposit for the Private tours, 50% for the Group tours) (min. $50) of the tour cost is required to confirm your booking. The remaining amount must be paid no later than the start of the tour. Full payment is required if the booking is made 7 days or less before the tour date. We receive your payment and confirm your booking.
As a payment gateway, we use the international payment system PayPal, so that you can securely pay with any bank card. No need to have or create a PayPal account.
Customer can change the details or cancel the booking no later than 7 days before the start of the tour with the possibility of a 90% refund of the tour cost. After this time, no refunds will be made.
FIXED-DATE GROUP TOURS
Customer can change the details or cancel the booking no later than (1 day - for day tours; 7 days - for multi-day tours) before the start of the tour with a full refund of the tour cost. After this time, no refunds will be made.
A minimum number of tourists and suitable weather are required. If these criteria are not met, the tour will be canceled 24 hours before the start and you will be offered a different date/tour or a full refund.
Any tour/booking can be canceled in case of force majeure with a full refund.