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Almaty Tour Ideas

Tamgaly Tas on Ili River

Tamgaly Tas on Ili River
Duration:
7 hours
From:
USD 119.88
Feel the breath of history and take the tour to Tamgaly Tas the place on the right bank of the Ili River where images of Buddha and other deities look at the sky from a huge stone for many centuries where mysterious black rocks keep a great amount of petroglyphs and late Buddhist inscriptions.

The Big Almaty Lake Tour

The Big Almaty Lake Tour
Duration:
6 hours
From:
USD 131.50
Visit the Big Almaty Lake one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in Trans-Ili Alatau. Visit the picturesque gorge where it is located surrounded by mountain peaks covered with the majestic Tien-Shan fir.

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Almaty Airport (ALA) Information


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Almaty Airport

Where is Almaty Airport?  


Almaty is Kazakhstan's largest city and former capital (Astana became the capital in 1997). Situated in a mountainous area in the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau, Almaty sits at an elevation of 2,300–3,000 feet (700–900 metres).


Almaty remains the commercial and cultural centre of Kazakhstan, and is known for its aerial tramway, connecting downtown with the top of nearby Kök Töbe mountain (aka the "green hill"). The hilltop recreation area includes Almaty Tower, the city's television tower, amusement-park style rides, a restaurant and other tourist attractions.


Almaty International Airport (IATA: ALA, ICAO: UAAA), or simply Almaty Airport*, is located 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) northeast of Almaty, in Almaty Province, Kazakhstan.


In 2012, Almaty Airport served 4,003,004 passengers, and is the country's busiest international airport.


Almaty Airport is a hub for Air Astana, Bek Air, Qazaq Air and SCAT. Other airlines that serve Almaty Airport include Aeroflot, China Southern Airlines, Czech Airlines, Etihad Airways, flydubai, Hainan Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Turkmenistan Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and Uzbekistan Airways.


Cities with flights to Almaty Airport include Abu Dhabi, Astana, Baku, Bangkok, Beijing, Delhi, Dubai, Dushanbe, Frankfurt, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Kiev, Kuala Lumpur, London, Mindk, Moscow, Paris, Prague, St Petersburg, Seoul, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Tehran and Thessaloniki.


Your best bet for a Almaty Airport transfer is a taxi. Details on all options are included in this guide.


Tip: check out our blogpost: Rock Your Layover - Almaty


 

 Other Items of Interest at Almaty Airport


Services at Almaty Airport include:


  • Business lounge
  • Duty-free
  • Drugstore
  • Shops
  • Restaurants/cafes
  • Post office
  • Prayer room
  • Luggage storage

 

Tip: Be aware of the touts and also the officials who want to take bribe at every check point.




Additional Almaty Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.



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Last Updated: 28 Mar 2016