All Inclusive Altyn-Emel-AkTau-KatuTau-Sand Dune|2 Days

INTRODUCTION:

You will enjoy beautiful and diverse views of the largest Kazakhstan Natural reserve - Altyn-Emel, stroll through the Chalk mountains of Ak Tau and listen to the song Singing Dunes (song) - a unique phenomenon of nature that has many related legends. In these beautiful places, the Great Khan the conqueror, the founder of the Mongol Empire, Genghis Khan, stayed with his army.

Singing Dune (barkhan), reaching a h of 120 meters and a length of about 3 km, is a few kilometers from the Ili River between the Big and Small Kalkan mountains. This sandy mountain consists of the smallest pure sand, which, with the gusts of wind, begins to "sing", and its sound resembles the sounds of an organ. Before the beginning of sandstorms the barkhan produces a sound similar to a drumbeat. From the top of the barkhan a grand panorama of the surrounding countryside opens. In the south, there is a thin strip of the Ili River, the purple mountains of Sogety and Boguty, beyond which the ridges of Ketmen look out over the white peaks. At their foot stretches a foothill valley, riddled with thin strips of dry channels of rainwater. If the weather is dry and windy, then the barkhan will "sing" to you his song, which is spread over several kilometers ...

The Ak Tau Mountains (White Mountains) are a world famous paleontological deposit located in the natural park of Altyn-Emel. In the layers of Paleogene lacustrine sediments, well-preserved remains of ancient animals are found whose age is estimated at 25-30 million years. Among the finds are the remains of giant rhinoceroses, crocodiles and turtles. The mountains of Ak Tau represent an enchanting spectacle of the variety of shapes and shades. In the mountains of KatuTau (Harsh mountains), there are several extinct volcanoes, where the most original forms of volcanic formations (frozen lava) have been preserved. There are also diverse outcrops and coloring (yellow, red, violet, etc.) rock outcrops and variegated clays that give a unique look to the landscape of the mountains. The mountains of KatuTau are the most waterless, steep and gloomy, characterized by steep slopes and numerous gorges. There is the largest number of argali and mountain goats.

Highlights:

In this unique tour

- Accommodation: 

Hotel / Tent at campground

- Cooking food at the stake

- Photographing and watching animals

- Hike

Positive emotions and exceptional photos in the style of selfie are guaranteed!

Tour Locations:

  • Altyn Emel National Park
  • Singing sand dunes,
  • Chalk mountains AkTau,
  • KatuTau-  red Mountains, Volcanic mountains

 

Day 1

7:30 Departure from Almaty to the Altyn Emel National Park.

11:00 Arrival in the village of Bassi - Central Office of Altyn Emel of the National Park..

12:30 Lunch at the source of Chokan Valikhanov. (This water source is named after the geographer-scientist, who made a great contribution to the country.

13:30 Arrival at the Dune's singing.

Hike 1-3 hours  (Depends on weather conditions and guest's fitness)

OPTIONALLY:

  • Overnight Mini Hotel
  • Overnight in Tent at campground

is discussed with the guest before the trip individually

Day 2

Location:

Altyn Emel National Park (Ak-Tau Minor Mountains, red mountains, Katu-Tau volcanic mountains)

7:00 Breakfast in the hotel or in the Camping

9:30 Arrival to the mountains of Aktau.

Hiking 1-3 hours depends on the physical preparation of the guest.

11:30 Transfer to the mountains of KatuTau

12:20 Arrival in the mountains of KatuTau

Walk on the volcanic mountains.

1-2 Hiking 1-3 hours depends on the physical preparation of the guest.

16:00 Departure to Almaty

20:30 Arrival to Almaty

 

 

ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE:

includes: SUV Car  + fuel + Professional English-speaking Guide +Meals+ Beverages + camping equipment+Accommodation: Hotel/Tent at campground+Entrance tickets to the National Park

Price:

Single Travel person 520$

In the group 2 people cost  295$ per person

In the group 3 people cost  245$ per person

In group 4 people cost        205$ per person

In group 5 people cost        175$ per person

In the group 6 people cost  155$ per person.

 The price does not include: alcoholic drinks!

 

 With me you are in GOOD HANDS!

 

Number of days: 2
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: Meals, accommodation, Entrance fees.
What to bring: In winter, warm clothes, sunglasses. In the summer: Hat or cap, shirt with long sleeves, sunscreen!
Transport: SUV 4x4
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
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Offroad tours
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Winter tours
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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.