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Tamgaly Tas on Ili River Private Tour

Tamgaly Tas on Ili River Private Tour
7 hours
USD 409.75
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 Best of Almaty with Medeo Dam Private Tour

The Best of Almaty with Medeo Dam Private Tour
3 hours
USD 309.25
See the most popular places of the city loved by townspeople and guests of Almaty! You will have a walk in the oldest city park enjoy the view from the Medeo dam and visit Kok-Tobe hill where the tallest TV tower in the world is located.

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Almaty Airport (ALA) Taxi Service

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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 Dec 2016