Kazakhstan is globally known for the Baikonur cosmodrome. The world's first artificial satellite and the first manned flight into space were launched here. The main cities of Kazakhstan are the former and current capitals, Almaty and Astana. In Astana, we advise you to visit the complex "Atameken", which is a huge mock-up map of the state under the open sky. The most interesting place in Almaty is a unique wooden structure built without a single nail - the Cathedral of Zenkov. There is also one unexpected place in Kazakhstan - a small town of Petropavlovsk, which used to be Russian. It is located on the way to Novosibirsk, so unprepared auto travelers can face a lot of problems because here they will have to cross the border with all the related formalities.
In Kazakhstan, you can order a taxi by phone, through the mobile app, or hail it on the street. Official taxi is hard to distinguish from a private one: neither of them may have any identifying signs and taxi meters. Therefore, we recommend that you do not hail a taxi. Moreover, the Kazakhstan government passed a law according to which citizens who are caught using illegal taxi service are momentarily returned to the place where they got into the taxi. Even if you are not caught, it's rather dangerous to travel with private taxi drivers. Nobody makes sure whether such drivers pass a medical examination and take drug tests, and whether they get their vehicles maintained regularly. How much does a taxi in Kazakhstan cost? Taxi fare is not fixed by the government, so prices may differ. Private taxi drivers tend to offer lower prices.
One of the most popular taxi routes in the country goes to the Kazakhstan border and back. The thing is that crossing the Russian border automatically increases the period of the authorized stay by 90 days. For the same purpose taxi to and from Kazakhstan is popular with residents of neighboring countries: Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan. In fact, this is a whole separate business, and if you need a taxi for an intercity travel, keep in mind that not all drivers agree to this.
However, if you use a Kiwitaxi transfer in Kazakhstan, you will not get into an unpleasant situation in a foreign country. All our drivers are licensed, and cars get regular service. If you have any questions during the trip, you can always ask our English-speaking consultants for help. You choose time and place of departure, as well as the needed destination. If the route you need is not available on the site, leave a request and we will respond within 48 hours. The cost of the trip is known in advance, it is indicated on the company's website and will not change after booking. Child seats are paid additionally. If you are traveling with a large group, we offer you a minibus or a minivan.