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Baikonur Exclusive Program: Landing of Spaceship

20 August  2020
Country / city: Kazakhstan / Nur-Sultan
Season: Autumn
Theme: Incentive

Baikonur Exclusive Program: Landing of Spaceship

Sample program • 20 pax

 

Morning Activities
08:00 — 13:00

Lunch
13:00 — 14:00

Afternoon Activities
14:00 — 19:00

Dinner Evening Activities
19:00 — 00:00

Day 1
7 Jun
2021
Mon

Spaceship landing at the prairie in Kazakhstan

Weather forecast

Visa requiments

Dinner at the Hotel

 

Arrival to Nur-Sultan International Airport

Check-In at the hotel

 

Day 2
8 Jun
2021
Tue

Departure to Camping-ground in prairie

Lunch at a Local Restaurant on the way to Camping-ground

Arrival to the point and overnight at Camping ground

 

Day 3
9 Jun
2021
Wed

Breakfast at Camping ground

Spacecraft landing

 

Coming back and having dinner at the hotel

Day 4
10 Jun
2021
Thu

10:00 — 14:00 Nur-Sultan sightseeing tour

14:00 Lunch at a Local Restaurant

Afternoon At leisure at Nur-Sultan

Farewell dinner at a Local Restaurant

Day 5
11 Jun
2021
Fri

Departure to Nur-Sultan International Airport

 

 

 

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

 Novotel 4* Hotel

Novotel Almaty City Center Hotel is located in the very center of Almaty city, in its cultural and business part. The nearest metro stations are Abaya and Baikonur. Only half an hour away by taxi is the international airport, and in a quarter of an hour you can reach two city stations. The hotel building is located at the intersection of large avenues with business centers, boutiques, restaurants and more. Nearby you can see monuments, theaters and museums, ride a cable car and go to the cinema «Arman».

 

DAY 1 — 7th June 2021, Monday

 Spaceship landing at the prairie in Kazakhstan

The rocket launch is always a magnificent sight, it is an officially organized large-scale event with special training and tradition. The landing of the descent vehicle is, on the contrary, a highly specialized event in which only specialists from the search and rescue service and the cosmonaut training center participate. This is not entertainment, it is difficult to work. Participation in the spacecraft program is an amazing opportunity to witness the hidden, but at the same time incredibly important events, take a unique journey and see the final stage of the space flight and the successful completion of the expedition!

 Weather forecast

Nur-Sultan (Astana) is the second-coldest national capital in the world after Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, a position formerly held by Canada's capital, Ottawa, until Nur-Sultan (Astana) attained capital city status in 1997. Nur-Sultan (Astana) has an extreme continental climate with warm summers (featuring occasional brief rain showers) and long, very cold, dry winters. Summer temperatures occasionally reach +35 °C (95 °F) while −30 to −35 °C (−22 to −31 °F) is not unusual between mid-December and early March. Typically, the city's river is frozen over between the second week of November and the beginning of April. Nur-Sultan (Astana) has a well-deserved reputation among Kazakhs for its frequent high winds, the effects of which are felt particularly strongly on the fast-developing but relatively exposed Left Bank area of the city.

Overall, Nur-Sultan has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb). The average annual temperature in Nur-Sultan is +3.5 °C (38.3 °F). January is the coldest month with an average temperature of −14.2 °C (6.4 °F) and record lowest is in January 1893's cold wave reaching temperatures down to −51.6 °C (−60.9 °F).July is the hottest month with an average temperature of +20.7 °C (69.3 °F)

 Visa requiments

Entry to Kazakhstan is permitted only with valid visas. Visas can only be obtained on arrival if this has been arranged in advance. All visitors to Kazakhstan should register with OVIR (the Office of Visas and Registration) within three working days of arrival.

Single entry diplomatic, service, business, private and tourist visas will be issued without previously obligatory presentation of letter of visa invitation (visa support) for the nationals of Australia,Great Britain, Luxembourg, Singapore, Austria, Greece, Malaysia, Spain, Belgium, Ireland, Monaco,Switzerland,Canada, Iceland, Netherlands,Sweden,Finland,Italy, New Zealand,United States of America, France,Japan, Norway, Germany,Liechtenstein,Portugal.

The nationals of the above countries need to present only passport and one picture, fill visa form, pay visa fee.

For the nationals of the countries not listed above the procedure of obtaining visa remains the same: that means that the person will need the invitation letter from Kazakhstan company.

 Arrival to Nur-Sultan International Airport

Astana International Airport was founded in 1931 as small-size airport for handling small aircrafts. Nowadays, 80 years after, it’s one of the most modern airports on the Eurasian continent. There are about 80 flights every day to neighboring countries and beyond.

There are regularly flights to all regional centers of Kazakhstan and to the cities of CIS such as: Moscow, Tashkent, Kiev, Minsk, Tbilisi, Bishkek, Baku, Kazan, Tomsk, Novosibirsk, Omsk, St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg. And there are also flights to far-abroad countries: Frankfurt, Vienna, Abu-Dhabi, Istanbul, Beijing, Antalya, Urumqi, Sharjah, London, Seoul, Paris.

Nowadays, airport Astana has capability receive all types of aircraft without any limits. The Development of airport Astana is carried out in accordance with international standards of IATA (International Air Transport Association) and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization). Airport is a member of the international organization as Ground Handling Council IATA. The favorable conditions are made for cooperation with new airlines, as for cargo and passenger one.

Airport’s advantage is the geographic location, which is in the middle of Eurasia and this very location attracts foreign airlines.

Airport Astana is certificated as IIIA category of ICAO standards. Installed modern equipment gives possibility to dispatchers of tower to find out, identify and escort aircraft and special techniques on the flight field, which screens on the towerman’s monitor. It allows to control and provide safety of traffic on the aerodrome at bad visibility.

 Check-In at the hotel

Regular Check-In: Every passenger must have the passport and Immigration card upon arrival as these will be handed in at the reception desk. Every room has to sign for their respective registration and usually also a print of the Credit Card for extra charges if not accepted to the master bill of the organizer or ground handler in advance. The immigration document must be officially registered and passport kept at the reception until the evening or the following morning what is convenient.

Pre-ordered Check in: Private check-in can be organized if confirmed and requested in advance. Please ensure that every passenger has the passport and Immigration card upon arrival. Keys from the rooms will be sorted in alphabetical order of the clients and displayed on a dedicated desk/ area. Extras guests should guaranteed by credit card of tour-leader prior the group arrival in order not to ask credit card from each guest. Full rooming list should be provided 1 week prior the group arrival.

According Russian Federation Visa and Register Department, every passenger should be register, after the check in, the hotel will make registration. Registration stamp will put on a paper attached to the visa, saying that you are register for living at the hotel for the exact period of time.

 Dinner at the Hotel

 

 

DAY 2 — 8th June 2021, Tuesday

 Departure to Camping-ground in prairie

Due to the traffic situation all transportation is ordered 1 hour prior departure. Guides will be available 30 minutes prior departure. Please kindly note that we always recommend to have a guide/assistant for bus dispatching as drives do not speak English. Surcharge after midnight hours is according to specification below. All additional hours are charged additionally. In case of full day usage price for meals of drivers & guides might be charged. Mineral water will be supplied only upon extra request. Please note that it is prohibited to drink and eat in some vehicles. In case of more than three vehicles, we strongly recommend have an additional assistant, who will provide coordination at each stop. Transport and guide usage after 23:00 (11 pm) till 8:00 (8 am) — is charged as + 50% per each additional hour. NB! The vehicles presented on the pictures are samples of used but not necessarily provided during the actual transportation.

 Lunch at a Local Restaurant on the way to Camping-ground

 

 Arrival to the point and overnight at Camping ground

Arrival on the campsite in the steppe as participants of the search and rescue group, laying out of the camp, dinner in field kitchen style and staying overnight in the prairie in a tent.

 

DAY 3 — 9th June 2021, Wednesday

 Breakfast at Camping ground

Breakfast in field kitchen style

 Spacecraft landing

On the main day of the program, you will witness the search and rescue support for the regular landing of the descent vehicle, which includes a set of measures to find the descent ship for its maintenance, assistance, and evacuation of astronauts. You will have the opportunity to familiarize yourself in detail with ground-based technical search tools. You will hear a sound (popping) when opening the main parachute system and then you will be able to observe a descent vehicle in the sky with a huge parachute with an area of ​​1000 m2.

By detecting the descent vehicle and approaching the place of its landing, you will witness the evacuation of astronauts from the descent vehicle and the initial medical examination by the emergency medical team. Finally, you will observe the evacuation of crew members in MI-8 helicopters from the landing site to the operational airfield.

Lunch on the prairie and camp folding

 Coming back and having dinner at the hotel

 

 

DAY 4 — 10th June 2021, Thursday

 10:00 — 14:00 Nur-Sultan sightseeing tour

During the City tour, the clients will see historical and modern the most beautiful monuments of the capital of Kazachstan including

— the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation. This Pyramidal building, which was built by Norman Foster in 2006, the project of a famous British architect. The Palace has become one of the main attractions of the city.

— the National Museum visiting (Please note site does not work on Mondays)

— one of the biggest Mosques in Central Asia – Hazret Sultan (no visit inside),

— the Nur — Alem Expo and Museum of Future.

The architectural symbol of the Astana EXPO-2017 Exhibition is the central element of the Exhibition Complex: Nur Alem. It is the world's largest spherical building with a diameter of 80 and a height of 100 meters. On the first floor of the building the Pavilion of Kazakhstan is placed where visitors are able to acquaint themselves with the history, culture, traditions, places of interest and also recent achievements of Kazakhstan. In the Sphere itself, the Museum of Future is situated (Please note the site does not work on Mondays).

 14:00 Lunch at a Local Restaurant

 

 Afternoon At leisure at Nur-Sultan

Ask any passerby about Astana’s must-sees and 99% percent will answer: «Baiterek».

Baiterek -business card, is located in the very center of Nur-sultan stana and is difficult to confuse with any other landmark. Here you will climb to a height of 97 meters from where a stunning view of the left bank opens up. Here you can also greet the President of Kazakhstan, all you have to do is to bring your palm to the imprint of the Head of State.

During free time you can visit the Triumphal Arch. The pride of all Astana residents and whole Kazakhstan. A distinctive feature of this arch is the opportunity to climb the very top and see the best panoramic view of the city.

Visit the largest Ferris wheel in Nur-Sultan. You will enjoy a great view of the city. At the very height there will be an opportunity to see the city and find the places you visited during the day.

Time to visit the right bank, from where the formation of Astana began. The most popular place among the locals is the city Quay. Central Park «Stolichny» is located very close by, where you can ride the rides, take a walk in the fresh air and feed the white swans swimming in the pond.

We offer to hold a cultural evening in the Astana Opera Theater. Listening to opera in Kazakh in the third-largest opera house in the world is only possible in Nur-Sultan!

 Farewell dinner at a Local Restaurant

 

 

DAY 5 — 11th June 2021, Friday

 Departure to Nur-Sultan International Airport

Astana International Airport was founded in 1931 as small-size airport for handling small aircrafts. Nowadays, 80 years after, it’s one of the most modern airports on the Eurasian continent. There are about 80 flights every day to neighboring countries and beyond.

There are regularly flights to all regional centers of Kazakhstan and to the cities of CIS such as: Moscow, Tashkent, Kiev, Minsk, Tbilisi, Bishkek, Baku, Kazan, Tomsk, Novosibirsk, Omsk, St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg. And there are also flights to far-abroad countries: Frankfurt, Vienna, Abu-Dhabi, Istanbul, Beijing, Antalya, Urumqi, Sharjah, London, Seoul, Paris.

Nowadays, airport Astana has capability receive all types of aircraft without any limits. The Development of airport Astana is carried out in accordance with international standards of IATA (International Air Transport Association) and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization). Airport is a member of the international organization as Ground Handling Council IATA. The favorable conditions are made for cooperation with new airlines, as for cargo and passenger one.

Airport’s advantage is the geographic location, which is in the middle of Eurasia and this very location attracts foreign airlines.

Airport Astana is certificated as IIIA category of ICAO standards. Installed modern equipment gives possibility to dispatchers of tower to find out, identify and escort aircraft and special techniques on the flight field, which screens on the towerman’s monitor. It allows to control and provide safety of traffic on the aerodrome at bad visibility.