Explore Kazakhstan

Explore Kazakhstan

July 27, 2018 0 By Aristomenis

Explore Kazakhstan

Explore Kazakhstan, the ninth largest country in the world with an area of 2,724,900 square kilometers, but only 65th in the population with about 6.5 people per square kilometer. The population is estimated at 17,670,900, according to an official estimate of 2015. A large part of the country’s territory is made up of steppes. The capital of the country is Astana. The official languages of the country are Kazakh. A combination of Turkish and Russian. It borders with Republic of China, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan.

Astana

astana

Astana is the second largest city after Almaty and the capital of the state since 1997. It is a magnificent architectural city in the eastern part of the country, in the Asian steppe. It is nothing but the realization of the ambitious goals of Kazakhstan President Narsulan Nazarbayev. Astana is impressive and futuristic. It is not a coincidence that in 1999 won the “City of the World” award. The crown of the city is the Palace for Peace and Harmony. It is a huge pyramid built on an artificial hill designed by British Sir Norman Foster. The Bayterek Tower is a landmark building for Astana. The legend says that the tower represents a poplar, where the magic bird Samruk generates his egg. In the sphere, at the top of Bayterek, there is a footprint of the country’s president Nursultan Nazarbayev. If you prefer religious attractions, do not miss to visit the Beit Rachel-Habbad Lyubavich Synagogue and the Nur-Astana Main Mosque (mosque). Both buildings are somewhat unusual in relation to the architectural tradition of the East and their interior decoration is also wonderful.

If you are lost in Astana, here’s a list of what to do in Astana from lostwithpurpose.com

Cheap Flights to Astana

Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Almaty

03.01.2019

12.01.2019

Tickets from 75

Pavlodar

04.01.2019

06.01.2019

Tickets from 75

Petropavlovsk

22.12.2018

29.12.2018

Tickets from 77

Shimkent

10.04.2019

24.04.2019

Tickets from 81

Aktyubinsk

20.12.2018

24.12.2018

Tickets from 99

Ust-kamenogorsk

28.01.2019

28.01.2019

Tickets from 100

Uralsk

05.02.2019

07.02.2019

Tickets from 101

Zhambyl

15.01.2019

18.01.2019

Tickets from 110

Kzyl-Orda

27.01.2019

28.02.2019

Tickets from 124

Atyrau

26.01.2019

16.02.2019

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Budapest

17.02.2019

24.02.2019

Tickets from 135

Omsk

30.04.2019

05.05.2019

Tickets from 136

Aktau

24.01.2019

28.01.2019

Tickets from 140

Novosibirsk

23.02.2019

09.03.2019

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Taldy-Kurgan

24.12.2018

25.12.2018

Tickets from 146

Bishkek

01.02.2019

04.02.2019

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Ekaterinburg

10.03.2019

17.03.2019

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Kostanay

16.12.2018

17.12.2018

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Kaliningrad

03.02.2019

23.02.2019

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Kazan

01.05.2019

05.05.2019

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Tashkent

24.12.2018

03.01.2019

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Karaganda

09.01.2019

14.01.2019

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Moscow

26.01.2019

10.02.2019

Tickets from 211

Sochi

01.04.2019

11.04.2019

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Warsaw

11.02.2019

02.03.2019

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Kiev

25.01.2019

30.01.2019

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Prague

17.01.2019

15.02.2019

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Dushanbe

21.12.2018

23.12.2018

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Saint Petersburg

01.02.2019

09.02.2019

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Tyumen

01.02.2019

04.02.2019

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Dubai

26.01.2019

02.02.2019

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BAK

20.02.2019

27.02.2019

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Urumqi

22.12.2018

29.12.2018

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Istanbul

23.01.2019

12.02.2019

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Tbilisi

20.02.2019

27.02.2019

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Semipalatinsk

21.12.2018

28.12.2018

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Minsk

28.04.2019

05.05.2019

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Frankfurt

30.07.2019

17.08.2019

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Dusseldorf

20.07.2019

31.07.2019

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Krasnodar

24.04.2019

18.05.2019

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Bukhara

26.12.2018

27.12.2018

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Antalya

01.08.2019

15.08.2019

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Rostov

15.06.2019

22.06.2019

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Mineralnye Vody

24.12.2018

07.01.2019

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Stuttgart

07.06.2019

22.06.2019

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Hamburg

18.02.2019

03.03.2019

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Ercan

19.01.2019

04.02.2019

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Lviv

29.12.2018

12.01.2019

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Berlin

26.01.2019

09.02.2019

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Beijing

18.01.2019

18.02.2019

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Yerevan

25.12.2018

30.12.2018

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Volgograd

02.01.2019

03.01.2019

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Surgut

14.01.2019

18.01.2019

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Voronezh

01.06.2019

09.06.2019

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Perm

28.04.2019

05.05.2019

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Rzeszow

20.07.2019

01.10.2019

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Riga

11.03.2019

18.03.2019

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Izmir

28.12.2018

08.01.2019

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Chelyabinsk

07.03.2019

11.03.2019

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Tomsk

17.01.2019

30.01.2019

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Tel Aviv-Yafo

13.05.2019

26.05.2019

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Rome

24.12.2018

12.01.2019

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Krasnojarsk

09.01.2019

19.01.2019

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Bologna

11.01.2019

24.02.2019

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Osh

29.12.2018

12.01.2019

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Kemerovo

24.03.2019

04.04.2019

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Munich

24.06.2019

15.07.2019

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Novokuznetsk

24.03.2019

04.04.2019

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London

28.12.2018

11.01.2019

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Ufa

23.12.2018

27.12.2018

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Kirov

06.01.2019

08.01.2019

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Barcelona

25.12.2018

11.01.2019

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Samara

03.01.2019

08.01.2019

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Stavropol

24.12.2018

07.01.2019

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Paris

24.12.2018

14.01.2019

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Yancheng

24.01.2019

24.02.2019

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Nanjing

24.01.2019

24.02.2019

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Venice

03.01.2019

18.01.2019

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Cairo

25.01.2019

30.01.2019

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Mirnyj

02.01.2019

06.01.2019

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Odessa

20.12.2018

24.02.2019

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Helsinki

28.12.2018

02.01.2019

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Simferopol

30.12.2018

07.01.2019

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Seoul

02.04.2019

16.04.2019

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Nuremberg

24.06.2019

15.07.2019

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Kuala Lumpur

01.02.2019

21.02.2019

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Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

27.05.2019

06.06.2019

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Vilnius

27.12.2018

27.12.2018

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Vladivostok

19.12.2018

26.12.2018

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Yakutsk

04.01.2019

11.01.2019

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Vienna

21.12.2018

28.12.2018

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Beirut

10.01.2019

25.09.2019

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Dnepropetrovsk

03.01.2019

07.01.2019

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Hangzhou

10.01.2019

10.03.2019

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Shanghai

18.12.2018

25.12.2018

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Orenburg

29.12.2018

08.01.2019

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Pisa

07.01.2019

31.01.2019

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Khanty-Mansiysk

02.01.2019

07.01.2019

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Hong Kong

31.01.2019

31.01.2019

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Barnaul

01.01.2019

07.01.2019

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Hotels Astana: Popularity

Hotel Stars Discount Price per night, from Choose dates

Seven Inn Boutique Hotel

★★★★★★

-6%

5148

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Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Astana

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-8%

10395

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Hotel Duman

★★★★

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6863

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The St. Regis Astana

★★★★★

-11%

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Turkestan

turkestan

Turkestan is a small but ancient city in the wilderness of Kazakhstan. The country is largely devoid of historical cities in Central Asia, unlike Uzbekistan, but the exception is Turkestan. It is a relatively well preserved 1600 year old city. In the 11th century AD, the great Sufi Sheikh Khoja Ahmad Yasavi turned the city into a key learning center. At the end of the 14th century, Timur commissioned the creation of a massive mausoleum in his honor, which is from that day the most important and historical site of Kazakhstan, an important Muslim place of pilgrimage and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Except, however, from the mausoleum, the visitor can also visit the historic, cultural and ethnographic center.

Here is an idea of what you can do in Turkestan from lonelyplanet.

Baikonur

baikonur

The Baikonur is Russia’s main spaceport. It has been operating since June 2, 1955 and is located in the Baikonur (“rich valley”) region of Kazakhstan. It is the largest but also the oldest space center in the world. From there, approximately 2,500 spacecrafts have been launched and more than 130 cosmonauts have left in 50 years of operation. After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the independence of Kazakhstan, Russia leased the cosmodrome, since, although it has two more satellites, it can only begin manned missions at the International Space Station (ISS).

According to atlasobscura here’s a list of unusual thing to do in Baikonur.

Almaty

almaty

The largest city in Kazakhstan and the capital of the country until 1997. It is an important economic and commercial center. Almaty harmoniously combines the intense Muslim color with the Russian influences from the time Kazakhstan was part of the Soviet Union. Visit Panfilov Park, named in honor of Mikhail Panfilov’s 28th Battalion, which played an important role in World War II and Zenkov Cathedral, an impressive building made entirely of wood. It is also worth attending the National Musical Instruments Museum and the Central Square, while enjoying a panoramic view of the city, Coc Tob is ideal. Last but not least, do not miss the Mendeos Gorge.

According to goatsontheroad here’s the top 10 things to do in Almaty.

Cheap Flights to Almaty

Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Astana

05.03.2019

12.03.2019

Tickets from 59

Ust-kamenogorsk

14.01.2019

21.01.2019

Tickets from 83

Pavlodar

09.01.2019

23.01.2019

Tickets from 86

Shimkent

16.03.2019

22.03.2019

Tickets from 89

Karaganda

14.02.2019

16.02.2019

Tickets from 96

Kzyl-Orda

28.01.2019

02.02.2019

Tickets from 100

Bishkek

04.03.2019

06.03.2019

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Aktau

13.03.2019

26.03.2019

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Aktyubinsk

10.01.2019

10.01.2019

Tickets from 122

Uralsk

25.02.2019

28.02.2019

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Kostanay

31.12.2018

02.01.2019

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Petropavlovsk

22.12.2018

29.12.2018

Tickets from 135

Kokshetau

25.12.2018

27.12.2018

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Semipalatinsk

21.12.2018

24.12.2018

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Atyrau

18.02.2019

28.02.2019

Tickets from 141

Ekaterinburg

12.02.2019

17.02.2019

Tickets from 169

Kiev

21.07.2019

26.08.2019

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Omsk

10.02.2019

11.02.2019

Tickets from 180

Novosibirsk

25.01.2019

09.02.2019

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Kazan

22.03.2019

02.04.2019

Tickets from 206

Moscow

30.03.2019

14.04.2019

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Tashkent

20.01.2019

26.01.2019

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Saint Petersburg

01.02.2019

03.02.2019

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Dushanbe

22.12.2018

24.12.2018

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Sochi

01.04.2019

11.04.2019

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Zhezkazgan

01.03.2019

10.03.2019

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Tbilisi

03.03.2019

17.03.2019

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Istanbul

19.06.2019

22.08.2019

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Prague

01.02.2019

21.02.2019

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BAK

18.03.2019

30.03.2019

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Brussels

03.04.2019

18.04.2019

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Riga

10.02.2019

16.02.2019

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Vilnius

10.02.2019

16.02.2019

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Ankara

09.09.2019

04.10.2019

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Osh

25.12.2018

28.12.2018

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Chisinau

04.03.2019

19.03.2019

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Voronezh

20.05.2019

04.06.2019

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Nizhniy Novgorod

20.01.2019

31.01.2019

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Tyumen

17.01.2019

20.01.2019

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Paris

15.04.2019

26.04.2019

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Minsk

01.07.2019

08.07.2019

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Kaliningrad

08.04.2019

15.04.2019

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Krasnojarsk

08.02.2019

17.02.2019

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Ivano-Frankovsk

03.06.2019

09.06.2019

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Odessa

03.03.2019

18.03.2019

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Lviv

03.06.2019

09.06.2019

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Tomsk

03.01.2019

09.01.2019

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Samara

13.01.2019

21.01.2019

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Warsaw

24.06.2019

12.08.2019

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Krakow

29.01.2019

30.01.2019

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Ordu

31.01.2019

26.02.2019

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Simferopol

11.02.2019

18.02.2019

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Krasnodar

14.01.2019

21.01.2019

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Zaporozhye

11.03.2019

30.04.2019

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Volgograd

17.01.2019

24.01.2019

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Ufa

19.04.2019

25.04.2019

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Toulouse

22.03.2019

30.03.2019

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Dubai

22.12.2018

24.12.2018

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Milan

01.01.2019

10.01.2019

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Vienna

11.01.2019

19.01.2019

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Anapa

04.02.2019

28.03.2019

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Rostov

04.02.2019

10.02.2019

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Irkutsk

04.02.2019

17.02.2019

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Surgut

01.05.2019

13.05.2019

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Dusseldorf

11.05.2019

21.05.2019

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Budapest

03.06.2019

09.06.2019

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Ercan

17.01.2019

03.02.2019

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Izmir

03.01.2019

27.01.2019

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Antalya

27.12.2018

08.01.2019

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Stavropol

30.01.2019

09.02.2019

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Ashgabat

01.03.2019

08.03.2019

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Zhambyl

22.12.2018

29.12.2018

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Kirov

16.01.2019

23.01.2019

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Helsinki

01.05.2019

08.05.2019

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Frankfurt

19.01.2019

20.01.2019

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Yakutsk

13.05.2019

31.05.2019

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Tehran

18.01.2019

31.01.2019

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Yerevan

30.12.2018

11.01.2019

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Tel Aviv-Yafo

30.12.2018

15.01.2019

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Hamburg

28.12.2018

10.01.2019

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Barcelona

19.01.2019

02.03.2019

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Makhachkala

14.01.2019

18.01.2019

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Mineralnye Vody

01.01.2019

05.01.2019

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Rome

24.12.2018

12.01.2019

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Cologne

30.06.2019

14.07.2019

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Chelyabinsk

04.01.2019

07.01.2019

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Belgorod

14.06.2019

10.07.2019

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Naberevnye Chelny

12.04.2019

14.04.2019

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Murmansk

02.01.2019

05.01.2019

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Kharkiv

23.12.2018

07.01.2019

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New Delhi

22.12.2018

21.02.2019

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Valencia

24.12.2018

05.01.2019

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Arkhangelsk

22.12.2018

24.12.2018

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Kochi

21.02.2019

27.02.2019

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Xi'an

31.01.2019

28.02.2019

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Kavala

11.08.2019

18.08.2019

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Gerona

19.01.2019

02.03.2019

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Elista

28.12.2018

31.01.2019

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Hangzhou

02.01.2019

02.03.2019

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Beijing

22.01.2019

22.02.2019

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Hotels Almaty: Popularity

Hotel Stars Discount Price per night, from Choose dates

Renion Residence Hotel

★★★★

-8%

6963

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Rixos Almaty Hotel

★★★★★

-9%

191174

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Rahat Palace Hotel

★★★★★

-23%

11790

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Kazakhstan Hotel

★★★★

-7%

5552

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