Tour Almaty, Altyn Emel, Hot springs, Charyn canyon 3 days

Three days tour to Altyn National Park (singing dune, Ak-Tau and Katu-Tau mountains) Charyn and Yellow canyons.

I offer you 3 days trip to most interesting and mystical places of Almaty region. Unearthly landscape of Aktau white hills and cliff spaced on area of 80m2. And Singing dune is a natural wonder of the world, which is charming visitor s with its size and secret. You will experience completely untouched wild nature. It is a great place for a dialog with Nature.


You will visit the Altyn Emel National Park is one of such wonderful places and the biggest national natural park in Kazakhstan. Singing dune is the state landscape nature monument and favorite tourist's sight. The chalk mountains Aktau, the traces of extinct subtropical plants, petrified bones of ancient animals, giant rhinoceros inhabited the Earth 20-50 millions years ago were found in the clefts. The Katutau Mountains are the most arid, empty and dark, they differ by their steep slopes and numerous gorges. Seven-hundred years old willow. Five persons joining hands can encompass this tree. The wollow's branches have been bowed down with their own w, and resemble thick trunks. Unique stone steles "Oshaktas". According to one version, it was a signal tower where the fire was kindled in case of enemy approach. The spring with crystal clear water. People say that it is saint, has a healing property and can cure many diseases. Charyn Canyon is a unique natural monument, stretching for 154km along the banks of Charyn river in south from Almaty. It consist out of sedimentary rocks which are about 12 mln years old. The h of canyon walls can be up to 300 meters. The most interesting tourist place is Valley of Castles, curvy 2-km path through the bottom of canyon will lead you  along picturesque mountains, red cliffs and rocks.


Highlights of the tour: Altyn Emel National park (ascent to the peak of singing dune, hiking and walking in Ak-Tau and Katu-Tau mountains, barbecue in open air, relaxation after off-road near 700-year-old willow, lokal life in Bashi village, amazing night view in Charyn canyon, walk inside the Charyn canyon, hiking in Yelow canyon.

Route: Almaty, Bashy village, Singing dune, Bashy village, Ak-Tau mountains, Katu-Tau mountain, 700-year-old willow, Yellow canyon, Charyn canyon, Almaty.

Road length: 950 km 

Including the tour: car, drive, English speaking guide, fuel, coffee breaks, barbecues (2 times)

Excluding the tour: tikets ro national parks, meals, accommodations (60USD +- 15 USD per person)

Day one:

07-00 departure from your hotel in Almaty

11-00 arrival to Basshy village in Altyn Emel National Park (lunch)

12-00 departure from Basshy village

13-30 arrival to Singing Dune in Altyn Emel National Park (hiking to the pick of Singing Dune)

16-30 departure from Singing Dune

16-45 arrival to mineral spring of Chokan Valihanov in Altyn Emel National Park (barbecue)

18-30 departure from mineral spring of Chokan Valihanov

19-30 arrival to Basshy village (Sak’s sauna, dinner)

Day two:

07-30 breakfast

08-00 departure from Basshy village

09-30 arrival to Ak-Tau mountains in Altyn Emel National Park (walking inside canyon) next coffee break

11-30 departure from Ak-Tau mountains

12-00 arrival to Katu-Tau mountains in Altyn Emel National Park (photo shot)

12-30 departure from Katu-Tau mountains

13-45 arrival to 700-year-old willow in Altyn Emel National Park (barbecue)

15-00 departure from 700-year-old willow

18-00 arrival to Chundza Hot Spring (settling in the hotel, dinner, hot spring water swimming)

Day three:

08-00 breakfast

08-30 departure from Chundza Hot Spring

09-30 arrival to Yellow canyon  (hiking 20 minutes to peak, coffee break)

10-30 departure from Yellow canyon

11-30 arrival to Charyn canyon (Lunch, walking tour 3 ours)

15-30 departure from Charyn canyon

19-00 arrival to Almaty

Number of days: 3
Covered regions:
East Kazakhstan
North Kazakhstan
South Kazakhstan
West Kazakhstan
Included services:
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: Meal, accommodations, tickets to the Nationals Parks
What to bring: Passport, hat or cap, shirt with long sleeves, sunscreen
Transport: SUV 4x4
Tour season:
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
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.