Mangystau-Ustyurt plateau offroad trip

10 full days offroad trip. Over 1500 km across Mangystau steppes, deserts, and cliffs of mysterious  Ustyurt plateau. During our trip, we will visit the most picturesque and remote places in this region, old necropolis and underground mosques. 

Bosjira rocks

  • Bokty mount;
  • Karynzharyk depression with splendid "Three Brothers" rocks ;
  • Senek sand dunes;
  • magnificent Bosjira rock massif;
  • extended white "chinks" (calcareous cliff);
  • Tuzbair sor (salt lake);
  • Shergala mount and Ayrakty "Valley of castles";
  • Torysh "Valley of balls";
  • Kapamsai canyon;
  • Zhygylgan prehistoric earthfall;
  • secluded Caspian bays of Tub-Karagan peninsula;
  • Shokpak-Ata and Sultan-Epe underground mosques

 

During our trip, we'll visit old necropolis and underground mosques such Shakpak-Ata and Sultan-Epe.

Season: 

  • April - May;
  • September-October

 

Logistics:  Aktau - start/finish point; about 1500 km driving on deserted sand, gravel, takyr (dry salt and clay) and a few paved roads;

Transportation; SUV 4x4 

Accommodation: daily tent camps + 1 night in ethnic yurt camping + 1 night in a hotel in Aktau (10th day);

Staff:  English-speaking tour leader, Kazakh drivers and cook;

Medical supplies: We provide all basic medicaments for first aid and simple treatment;

We provide 3 meals daily: breakfast, dinner at camps plus a snack for lunch. Our professional cook offers delicious meals of Asian and European cuisine.

Our trips are secured by satellite communication and navigation, inter vehicles radiocommunication

 

 

Pricing:

2 pers group - 1950 USD per person;

3 and more pers group - 1700 USD per person

 

Please, feel free to contact for more details.

Number of days: 10
Covered regions:
Almaty
Astana
Akmola
Aktobe
Atyrau
East Kazakhstan
Karagandy
Kostanay
Kyzylorda
Mangystau
North Kazakhstan
Pavlodar
South Kazakhstan
West Kazakhstan
Zhambyl
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: Transfer (flights or ground transportation) to/from Aktau, tips, personal expenses, stay in Aktau before offroad trip departure, visas support and fees, personal insurance
What to bring: sleeping bag, sunglasses, flask, fleece jacket, sunhat, personals
Transport: SUV 4x4
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
Private tours
Cultural tours
Adventure tours
Offroad tours
Sightseeing tours
Winter tours
Special Event tours
Wildlife tours
Highlight tours
Photo tours
Hiking tours
Horseback riding tours
Circle tours
Short tours
Budget tours
Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Other
Payment Method

For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.