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3 day trip to Altyn Emel + Charyn + Hot Springs (to Karkara)

Day 1.

Altyn Emel national Park KAZAKHSTAN

6:00 Trip to Altyn Emel National Park (300 km from Almaty).

10:00 Arrival to "Basshy" village. Check-in at the guesthouse (DBL/Standard accommodation).

11:30 Aktau and Katutau mountain range.

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.

13:00 Lunch boxes - outdoor picnic (is included).

14:00 Katutau hills are less spectacular, but certainly interesting since it’s a good place to see argali.

19:00.Returning to the guesthouse. Dinner (is included) & night stay at the guesthouse.

Day 2. 

AltynEmel national Park KAZAKHSTAN

Breakfast at the guesthouse (is included). Check out of the guesthouse.

08:00 early breakfast and trip to Singing sand (40 km from village).

09:00 arrival to so-called 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.

14:00 Return to the guesthouse and lunch (is included).

15:00 departure to Chundzha hot springs (250 km).

After exploration of Altyn Emel National Park you will visit famous radon hot springs in Chundzha to have a pleasant bath and swim in natural thermal water. Chundzha Hot Springs are well known for their healing water. Bathing and swimming in our thermal pools contribute to the process of self-regulation of the whole body, which in turn increases its resistance to various diseases.

18:00 arrival to Chundzha. Check-in the guesthouse (DBL/Standard accommodation). Dinner (is included) & night at the guesthouse.

Day 3.

Charyn canyon KAZAKHSTAN

08:00 early breakfast and departure to Charyn canyon. Check out of the guesthouse.

10:00 Charyn canyon. The canyon has been described as the Grand canyon’s little brother and is considered to be the floor of the ancient ocean Tethys. The erosion made by the river Charyn below and the elements created a dramatic and impressive landscape. The Charyn canyon itself is approximately 150 km and in some places up to 300 m deep.

13:00 Lunch boxes - outdoor picnic (is included). Free time for your own.

15:00 Departure to Karkara – border with Kyrgyzstan (100 km).

16:00 Arrival to Karkara. End of services

Trasfer to Karakol KG - upon requst

Prices:

1 pax - 930 USD per person (for private tour)
2 pax - 530 USD per person (for a group of 2 pax)
3 pax - 415 USD per person (for a group of 3 pax)
4 pax - 355 USD per person (for a group of 4 pax)
5 pax - 325 USD per person (for a group of 5 pax)
6 pax - 295 USD per person (for a group of 6 pax)

Number of days: 3
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: • Visa costs and processing • Photo and video charges • International air tickets • Alcohol + Beverages • Portages at airports and hotels • Tips and gratuities • Any personal expenses • Any services not included in the above itinerary
What to bring: Warm clothes - Trekking shoes - Rain coats - Caps on head - Sun glasses - Sun cream
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.