Jeep tour “Contrasts of Mangystau” 7 days
The natural contrasts of Mangystau are striking. On the one side, hundreds of kilometers of the wild rocky coast of the Caspian Sea with sandy beaches, on the other hand, huge desert spaces, giving an idea of almost all types of deserts of the globe. On the one side, there are sacraments and hollows full of sacraments, on the other, the fantastic world of the whitewashed white ridges of Aktau (White Mountains) and the dark, to black, Karatau ridges (Black Mountains). Dozens of canyons, oases. All this is so attractive and surprising to those who will visit these parts, that the memory will permanently retain the unique beauty.
Region: West Kazakhstan, Mangystau
Type: jeep tour
Duration: 7 days
Group size: from one person
Season: from April to June & September – October
Transport: jeeps with a capacity of 3 passengers + driver.
Warning! Having an insurance certificate is a condition of booking a tour.
Please inform us if you prefer a vegetarian meal or a special meal for religious reasons, or need a special meal because of your medical diet. You can order a variety of special meals on our trips.
Route: Aktau city - turtle lake Saura - failed land Zhygylgan - underground mosque Shakpak ata - Kapamsay canyon - Torysh stone balls - colored clay Kokala – Sherkala mountain – Ethno village Kogez – valley of castles Airakty – Tuzbair – Boszhira – Bokty mountain – Senek send – Aktau city.
Day 1. Arrival in Aktau. Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. Free time.
Day 2. Aktau - Kapamsai Gorge. The total distance is 250km.
On this day we will see - the lake in which the relict turtle dwells, take a walk along the Failed earth and visit one of the underground mosques. Lunch on the road. Dinner and overnight in tents in the Kapamsay Gorge
Day 3. Kapamsay gorge - Ethnoaul Koges. The total distance is 250km. Breakfast. On this day we will visit two amazing places - the field of stone balls Thorysh. Valley of balls Torysh is one of the most interesting sights of Mangystau. For more than 250 years, scientists have been puzzled over the question of the origin of these stone balls. While they did not come to a common opinion. Our next object - Mount Sherkala. Sherkala is a legendary mountain where in the middle ages a fortress was built, guarding the caravan trails of the Great Silk Road. Translated from the turkic "Sherkala" means "the fortress of the lion”. Also, we are waiting for a colorful canyon Cocala. Lunch on the road. Dinner and overnight in ethno-aul (4 bed accommodation). Today you can take a shower, use the services of the bar and the Internet.
Day 4. Ethnoaul Kogez - The tract Tuzbair. The total distance is 200km. Breakfast. Today we will visit the valley of the castles of Airakty and Shomanai, and then we will enjoy the dazzling white tract of Tuzbair. Lunch on the road. Dinner and overnight in tents in the Tuzbair.
Day 5. The tract Tuzbair - The tract Boszhira. The total distance is 170km. Breakfast. This dizzying day will give us an acquaintance with the stow of Boszhira! On the way to the boundary we will visit the most famous and largest mosque Becket Ata. Lunch on the road. Dinner and overnight in tents in the natural boundary of Boszhira.
Day 6. Boshira tract. Breakfast. Let's call this day trekking! We will walk around Boszhira and explore many interesting places. Dinner and overnight in tents in Boszhira.
Day 7. Boszhira tract - Aktau. The total distance is 280km. Breakfast. Today is the final day of our tour. We will visit the mountain Bokty and through the sands of Seneca we will return to Aktau. Transfer to airport. End of program.
Cost in 2020:
1 person 1775$ p/p
2 people 960$ p/p
3 people 700 p/p
- Meeting/seeing in Aktau airport
- Accommodation in hotel with breakfast
- 3 time hot meal (except etnovillage)
- Transport service
- Entrance fees
- Driver-guide service
- Accommodation in etno village “Kogez” (4 per in 1 yurt)
- Accommodation in tents (2 per in tent with sleeping mat)
Cost doesn’t include:
- Insurance policy
- Single accommodation
- Sleeping bag
- Meals in Aktau
- Meals in ethno village
- International flight
- Visa/visa support
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.