2 day tour to Altyn Emel National Park
Altyn Emel national Park KAZAKHSTAN
About Altyn Emel
"Altyn-Emel” is a state national park located in the valley of the Ili River at the territory of Almaty region.
It is four times the size of Hong Kong, Altyn Emel is a very interesting Kazakhstan's safari destination.
The total protected area of the park is 520.2 thousand hectares.
You will be able to observe amazing landscapes "Martian hills" and relic willows.
There is also therel, with ancient burial mounds and petroglyphs. You may also see the wild animals living in national park: persian gazells, argali, Przewalski's horses. You will see unique singing sands, chalk Aktau and volcanic Katutau mountains. Aktau mountains could surprise you by its red, green, pink or even pale blue coloured stony slopes. Another attraction of Altyn-Emel Nature Park is Besshatyr – a complex of five royal burial mounds, Scythian rulers of VI-III centuries BC.
Just 260 km north of Almaty, Altyn Emel is one of the most accessible places to experience a piece of the great under-discovered Kazakh wilds.
Early breakfast at the hotel.
07:00 Tamgaly on Ily river (165 km from Almaty).
Tamgaly tas – written cliffs, on the Ili river. Located 170 km from Almaty, natural boundary consists of huge cliffs. It was a place where beautiful images of Buddha and Burhans were found. Visit Bes Shatyr. Free time.
13:00 Lunch at Baschy village (is included).
Singing sand (also called whistling sand or barking sand). The dune is composed of light-colored sand and has a length of about 3 km and a h of 150 m. In dry weather sands emit a sound similar an organ melody. Since ancient times this place was considered supernatural. The legends explained the sound by the activities of the desert spirits, mythical animals, the bells of buried towns, underground rivers etc.
19:00. Returning to the guesthouse. Dinner (is included) & night stay at the guesthouse.
Breakfast at the guesthouse (is included). Check out of the guesthouse.
07:00 early breakfast and trip to Aktau and Katutau mountain range. 80 km one way from village (1,5 hours)
08:00 arrival. Aktau mountains are located 80 km from the village that takes approximately 1,5 hours to reach them. The Aktau hills look supernatural. You will observe rock layers of white, red and orange colors across the range, known as a unique paleontological deposit with an estimated age of 25-30 million years.
Katutau hills are less spectacular, but certainly interesting since it’s a good place to see argali. Ancient willow.
13:00 Return to the guesthouse and lunch at Altyn emel sanctuary (is included).
15:00 departure to Almaty.
19:30 arrival to Almaty and transfer to the hotel
Please note that price given is per person for the group of 4 tourists.
1 person 570 USD
2 persons 325 USD
3 persons 250 USD
4 persons 215 USD
5 persons 185 USD
6 persons 170 USD
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.
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.