Discover Almaty is a full service destination management company with office based in Almaty.

They specialize in producing and handling of incentive programs and meetings, luxury tours for groups and individual travelers. Their highly motivated team is dedicated to make sure that you bring home lasting memories from the wonderful country.

They provide the full range of services for MICE organizers:

  • Incentive, conference and individual VIP program design
  • Venue selection and site inspections according to the individual requests
  • Accommodation management
  • Customized tours and excursions
  • Transportation and guide services
  • Restaurants and Gala events management
  • Product launches
  • VIP services
  • Team building
  • Entertainment and tickets to events

With their extensive knowledge of region, suppliers and contacts combined with high service standards they are one stop shop from planning to implementation for any size of event throughout Kazakhstan.

Their goal is to exceed your expectations for all aspects of program fulfillment from the first contact through final billing.

Destination Highlights

Kazakhstan is an important cultural and economic bridge between Asia and Europe, junction of several largest civilizations. It is the 9th biggest country in the world, bordering with Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Population of Kazakhstan exceeds 18 million people and comprises about 130 ethnic groups.

The nature of Kazakhstan is very diverse. The county’s flora and fauna are represented by various species of rare and unique animals and plants, many of which are listed in the Red Book.  In general, there are over 6000 species of plants, 500 of which are endemic. Fauna of Kazakhstan is represented by numerous animals - 172 species of mammals, 500 species. Snow Leopard is an official symbol of Kazakhstan.  This animal can be found in our nature conservation zones, including in the Almaty Reserve, Ile-Alatau National Nature Park.

Unique Selling Points

  • Deserts and semi deserts can be found.
  • The largest and unique lake in the world Lake Balkhash with fresh water is located in Kazakhstan.
  • The highest mountain skating rink in the world is located in Kazakhstan.
  • Sport complex Medeu is located in Trans-Ili Alatau mountains.
  • Largest spaceport called Baikonur Cosmodrome is located in Kazakhstan.
  • Kazakhstan has 3 cultural and 2 natural heritages on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
  • One of the most luxury hotels in Central Asia, The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty offers high standard accomodation.

Activities

  • Sports and outdoors: skiing, skating at 1691 meters above the sea level, trekking, hot air balloons, helicopter tour, rafting, hunting and falconry.
  • Trolley Park "Spirit of the Tien Shan" is the largest in Asia and the third in the World by the total length of routes, an altitude of 126 m
  • Culture, art and design: museums, art and design galleries, theatres, ethno villages, camel farm, street art and festivals, various master classes
  • Dining experience: the restaurant scene of Almaty and Nur-Sultan is diverse and constantly growing. Its establishments are designed to meet ethnic, traditional, fusion dining preferences. You can find a strong selection of traditional Central Asia cuisine restaurants alongside with Korean, Turkish, Chinese and European places to enjoy great meals.
  • Shopping: Esentai Mall- including Personal shopping service with professional stylists, handmade objects, textiles.

Fun Facts

  • Kazakhstan is the place of Apple origin. The central Asian apple Malus sieversii is the ancestor of the modern apples
  • Kazakhstan is the birthplace of tulips. The mountains of Central Asia are considered to be the birthplace of wild tulips. 34 species of tulips grow on the territory of Kazakhstan.
  • Horsemanship culture: It is a well-known fact that Great Steppe gave the world the horse breeding and in general horsemanship culture. The domestication of horses by man took place on the territories of modern Kazakhstan.
  • Kazakh people have unique alphabet. Kazakh alphabet is based on Cyrillic alphabet and has 42 letters: 33 letters of Russian alphabet and 9 specific letters of Kazakh.
  • The new year in Kazakhstan is celebrated twice. New Year is celebrated on the 31 of December according to European tradition and on the 21-23 of March in accordance with Turkic tradition. Both of above mentioned are holidays.

General Information and Climate

  • Turkish citizens can enter and stay in Kazakhstan without visas for up to 30 days.
  • Flight time from Istanbul to Almaty is 5 hours 10 minutes.
  • Kazakh is a state language. Russian is second official language.
  • Religion: Kazakhstan is often called “the intersection of civilizations”. Both historians and archaeologists discovered and confirmed the artefacts of Buddhism, Zoroastrianism and Tengrism. Currently there are plenty of creeds and beliefs, yet the mainstream of population is divided into Muslims (Sunnites) and Russian orthodox Christianity.
  • Climate of the country is continental and sharply continental with average temperature between -4 °C and -19 °C in January and between +19° C + 26°C in July.  So it has 4 distinct seasons:  sunny summers, white winters, colorful spring and autumn.
  • The national currency in Kazakhstan is Tenge (KZT).
  • The Republic of Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country, and the 9th largest in the world, with an area of 2,724,900 square kilometres (1,052,100 sq mi).