Altyn Emel Singing sand dune from Almaty


The cost of the tour is for 2 people.


gth: motor transport 600 km, of which 80 km along a dirt road.

Duration: 1 day.

Visiting time: all year round

Transport: comfortable transport.

Additional service: We can organize an excursion program with a guide in any language.


Sample tour program.

05:30 Meeting and gathering of tourists.
06:00 Departure for the excursion "The Singing Dune".
11:00 Arrival at the SNPP "Altyn Emel".
13:00 Arrival at the Singing Dune, free time.
16:00 Departure to Almaty
22:00 Arrival in the city


Description.

"Singing Dune" - a unique miracle of nature. The phenomenon of nature on the right bank of the river Ili is famous for the fact that in dry weather the sands make a sound similar to the melody of an organ. This huge sand dune reaches a height of 100 meters and stretches for a distance of 3 kilometers. “The Singing Dune” makes an unforgettable impression, its hum and tremor is caused by a barely noticeable shedding of sand on the slopes. Friction caused by the movement of dry sand, in combination with dry air, electrifies them, causing vibration, and favorable conditions for resonance create sound waves of great strength, which, reflected from dense soil, cause shivering dunes.

This sound is heard for several kilometers. In wet weather, the dune "does not sing." It is curious that the sand dune does not roam across the plain, despite the fluctuation of sand and strong winds, but has remained in place for several thousand years. Its southwestern slope is smooth, while the opposite in the northeast has several ridges with gentle slopes. The pronounced ridge of the dune with several prominent peaks allows the lovers of ski mountains to make an exotic descent on the slopes of a unique sand dune. The singing sand dune, emerging from the semi-desert steppe, is striking in its grandeur and preserves its unchanged appearance over the centuries. You can visit it, traveling with us.

 

Number of days: 1
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
What to bring: comfortable clothes and shoes, a hat, a camera and a good mood.
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
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.