Kazakhstan – Borat, bride-napping and yurts. Think again. Almaty is cool. And in this YPT first, we’re going to show you the finer side of the Central Asian crown, this modern hip city. Almaty, which means the “Father of Apples” has moved beyond their simple culinary beginnings to be the home of a multi-ethnic, multi-cuisine, food-lover’s paradise. In this tour, we’ll show you wineries, breweries and even a distillery. You’ll learn how to make khachapuris, plov and lots of other classics that you might never have heard of. We’ll visit local Georgian, Korean and Uzbek restaurants, and get to try some of the sexiest Central Asia food available at the restaurant, Vechnoe Nebo.
As well as all the culinary delights, we’ll also take a tour to Charyn Canyon, a spectacular drive out of Almaty and a chance to witness some of Kazakhstan’ bizarre and unique landscapes. And of course it wouldn’t be a YPT tour without seeing some of the Soviet heritage of the city, so we’ll visit abandoned Lenin and Kalinin statues, some awesome Soviet buildings, and the Panfilov Statue – one of our favourite Soviet war memorials.
Returners’ discount 5%.
Day 1 Sunday September 9th
Day 2 Monday September 10th
Day 3 Tuesday September 11th
Day 4 Wednesday September 12th
Day 5 Thursday September 13th
Day 6 Friday September 14th
Day 7 Saturday September 15th
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Transport according to the itinerary
Accommodation according to the itinerary at the Kazakhstan Hotel or similar in Almaty
English speaking guide
Entrance fees according to the itinerary
Breakfast at the hotel each day
Meals according to the itinerary
Visa or LOI for Kazakhstan (many nationalities no longer require this – if you do we will help you with this process)
Flights to and from Almaty
Meals other than those stipulated
Activities outside the itinerary
Other expenses such as drinks, souvenirs, etc.
Single supplement ($180 per extra room)
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