Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Almaty

Akzhol Travel
Great tour providers for those looking to get to grips with Kazakhstani culture.
Almaty Health and Spa Resort
An estate retreat not far from the city, with fabulous facilities.
Nurtau Golf Club
A professional club - Colin Montgomerie challenged the Kazakhstani President here in 2004.
Max Travel Star
Individual and weekend tours, with special emphasis on lake and fishing ventures.
Other ski resorts
Smaller, less developed resorts - but you get the slopes to yourselves.
Shymbulak
OK, so you'll undoubtedly have experienced more challenging skiing, and you will almost certainly be used to better facilities, but how often do you get to ski in Central Asia?
Stan Tours
Turkmenistan tour specialists.
Jibek Joly
Specialists in excursions - Charyn Canyon and Turgen Gorge.
Kan Tengri
Eco-friendly tour company with a deservedly stellar reputation.
Butakofka Gorge Stables
Indoor and outdoor lessons available - all-weather riding.
Aquarius Wellness Club
Ultimate bliss at the Royal Tulip Hotel, with a great gym, hammam, and extensive beauty treatments.
Ajar Stud Farm
Hacking on purebred Arabian horses - less highly strung steeds available for the timid.
Asanov Shooting Club
Have a go at marksmanship, with displays and contests to whet your appetite.
Kazakh State Circus
The performers here are amongst the best riders in the world, and their astounding stunts are a great way to get the adrenaline pumping at the start of your evening.

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