Horseback Riding Experience in Almaty

Outdoor Activities in Almaty

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A wonderful opportunity to escape from the urban fuss for a few hours for horseback walk in Trans-Ili Alatau mountains with experienced instructor. During horseback riding in a mountain gorge you will enjoy a fresh mountain air and beautiful landscapes in environment of Tien-Shan spruces, aspens, mountain ash, barberry, and apple orchards. This horseback walk is suitable for beginners and experienced riders alike.
After you are picked up at your hotel, you will be taken to an equestrian club, located in the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains in the close proximity to the city. The way from the city center will not take more than an hour. Upon arrival to the club, you will be treated with fragrant tea and pleasant desserts while your horse is being prepared. Then you will be introduced to the rules for handling horses and, if necessary, you can have instructor-led horse riding in the arena. Afterwards you are expected 45-minute horseback walk in the picturesque Butakovsky Gorge, located at an altitude 1700-2900 meters above sea level. Upon returning to the stable, you will be delivered to the hotel, but you also have an opportunity to enjoy a snack or a full dinner at a local cafe for surcharge.

What’s included

  • Introductory lesson on horse riding (max. 30 min), if necessary
  • 45-minute horse riding with instructor
  • National Park fees
  • Welcome tea and snacks
  • Helmet rental fee
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned private car

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Surcharge for extra-hour of horse riding, if required
  • Gratuities