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Almaty Mountain Surroundings

Almaty Mountain Surroundings
3 hours
USD 116.00
Experience the extraordinary mountain scenery near Almatys city center! See the amazing beauty of the surrounding mountains of Trans-Ili Alatau and reach an altitude of 2230 meters above sea level!

The Issyk Lake Private Tour

The Issyk Lake Private Tour
7 hours
USD 440.75
Explore the Issyk Gorge one of the most picturesque and interesting places of Trans-Ili Alatau. Visit archaeological monuments of the Saka culture see the fantastic beauty of the Issyk Lake created by nature about 10 thousand years ago and also listen to its tragic story.

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Official Almaty Airport Taxi Recommendations

IHateTaxis.com has a mixed recommendation on the official Almaty Airport taxi service.

If you can barter a good price then this is the most direct and convenient option to your final destination.

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Official Almaty Airport Taxi Rates & Fares

Almaty Airport taxi rates given here are in the local currency (KZT or Kazakhstani Tenge). Use our currency converter or the cheat sheet to the left if you would like to convert to your currency. Drivers will also accept US Dollars.

  • Taxis from the ALA Almaty Airport vary greatly in price. Any foreigner will be quoted a higher rate (USD 50) but usually taxis will come down once they see they are not going to be able to get that much. USD 50 is outlandish. Do not accept the first price as it will result in your being overcharged. It should be in the range of USD 10-15 / KZT 2000-2500, although it can never be guaranteed that a foreigner will get that price.

Almaty Taxi Payment: Cash
Drivers will also accept US Dollars.
Tipping optional: 5-10%

Official Almaty Airport Taxi Details

Almaty Airport Taxi

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Taxis are readily available outside of the Arrivals Hall at the ALA Almaty Airport. Be prepared to be swarmed as soon as you get into the Arrivals Hall by taxi drivers offering insanely expensive rides into the city. 555-333 taxi company has their own counter in the Arrivals Hall and is generally quite reliable. The journey from ALA Almaty Airport to the city centre is 30 minutes.

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 Almaty Airport Taxi Scams

Recently, there have been several occasions where someone with a sign with your name on it will meet you somewhere before you exit (in baggage claim or Passport Control). This person has copied the sign of the legitimate driver who is waiting for you after Customs Control. This driver will then escort you to his car and drive you halfway into town and drop you off. He will not take you the rest of the way unless you pay him several hundred dollars. Therefore, make sure you have some way to identify your driver other than a handmade sign.

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Last Updated: 28 Jan 2017