Altyn Emel, Charyn Canyon, Kolsay and Kaindy Lakes Tour

4 Day trip to Altyn Emel National Park, Charyn Canyon, Kolsay and Kaindy Lakes

 

Day 1 Altyn Emel National Park – Aktau Mountains, Katutau Mountains, 700y.o. willow tree

 8:00-13:00 pick up from hotel, drive to the Altyn Emel National Park, short stops on the way at the gasoline station where coffee available

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch at the Hotel

14:00 - 15:30 drive to the Aktau Mountains

15:30 - 17:30 walk at the Aktau Mountains

17:30 – 18:15 drive to the Katutau Mountains

18:15 – 18:45 photo stop at Katutau Mountains (kids usually like this spot)

18:45 – 19:45 drive out from the park to the 700 y.o. Willow Tree

19:45 – 20:00 Photo stop at the 700 y.o. Willow Tree

20:00 – 20:30 drive to the Hotel

21:00 – Dinner at the hotel, free time

 

Day 2 Altyn Emel National Park – Singing Sand dune, transfer to Saty Village

07:30 - 08:15 breakfast at the Hotel

08:30 - 09:30 drive to the Singing Sand Dune

09:30 – 12:00 stay at the Dune, climb on the dune

12:00 – 13:00 drive back to the Hotel

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch at the Hotel

14:00 – 19:00 Transfer to Saty Village, short stop on the way at the gasoline station where coffee available

20:00 Dinner at the guest house at Saty Village, free time, saune/bonfire

 

Day 3 Kolsay and Kaindy Lakes

08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast at the Guets house

09:00 – 09:40 transfer to the Kolsay Lake

9:40 – 12:30 walk to the opposite side of the Down Kolsay Lake and back, walk to the bay at the left side of the lake

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (picnic) with lunchboxes from the guest house,

13:30 – 14:30 walk to the panorama point at the Lake and back to the car

15:00 – 16:30 drive from Kolsay Lake to the Kaindy Lake

16:30 – 19:00 walk at the Kaindy Lake, coffee stop at the shore or at the Twin Lakes near the parking

19:00 – 20:00 drive back to the Guest house

20:00 – Dinner at the Guest House, free time, sauna/bonfire 

 

Day 4 Charyn Canyon and transfer back to Almaty

08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast at the Guest House

09:00 – 11:30 transfer to the Charyn Canyon, photo stops on the way 

11:30 – 13:30 walk into the Canyon, stop at the river down to the Canyon, way back (taxi available), duration of the Canyon is 2 kilometers

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch at the hut with Lunch boxes from Guest House

14:30 – 15:30 walk to the Panorama View Point (optionally)

15:30 – 17:30 drive to Baiseit village where we can eat barbeque or other local food (optionally), there is fruit/vegetables/random stuff Bazaar available

18:30 – 20:00 drive to Almaty, drop off at the hotel/apartment

 

Price:

$1145 per tour for 3 persons

$1072 per tour for 2 persons

Number of days: 4
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: Insurance, flight, hotel accommodation before and after the program.
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.