|Popular in||February||High demand for flights, 13% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||November||Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop|
|Average price||HK$5,302||Average for return flights in October 2021|
|Return from||HK$6,818||From Hong Kong Intl to Almaty|
Hong Kong Intl
2 stops56h 50m
Hong Kong Intl
2 stops34h 50m
Natural beauty and cultural attractions meet in Almaty, one of the most memorable places that you will ever visit. Head down to Kolsai Lakes to enjoy a stroll amid amazing scenery or a tranquil picnic with your travel companions beside the shimmering waters, surrounded by fairy tale woodland. The Zenkov Cathedral dominates the city centre with its majestic, subtly colourful architecture, and is well worth a visit thanks to its elegant interiors. One of the most inspiring and mysterious landmarks to be found in Almaty is the Tamgaly Tas with its ancient caves, complete with prehistoric fire altars. If you want to rub shoulders with the locals, and soak in some exciting contemporary culture, then book in to watch a show at the regal Abai’s Theatre. The city is also home to a brilliant variety of different restaurants, cafes, and other eateries, so be sure to investigate the delicious local cuisine during your stay. The Botanical Garden is a wonderful place to stroll as you work off a delectable feast, and is filled with fascinating examples of flora native to the region. The city boasts plenty of unique museums, such as the Museum of Folk Music Instruments named after Yihlasa, which is a lovely place to visit as a family.
You can take a taxi, or hire a car to drive where you want to go in the city. There are both public buses and special tour buses that will take you where you need to go. The city is also home to a recently built metro system, which is perhaps the most efficient way of getting around. Previously, tram links were the favoured means of public transport in Almaty. However, since the metro was built, the tram lines have dwindled to two. Taking the tram is a great way to connect with the history of Almaty, however, as the tram lines were built back in the 1930s.
Almaty International Airport (ALA) is located around 9 miles (15 km) to the north east of the city. Taxis, shuttle buses, and hire cars are all available to take you the short (10-minute) journey into the town centre once your flight arrives at the airport. You can book hire cars online before your trip and have them ready and waiting for you when your plane touches down.