Altyn Emel National Park Tour, 2 days

Price depends on the number of people: the more people - the lower the price! 200$ per person is the price for trip with 5 people in the group. Please check prices below.

Pack more memories into two days than most people get in two weeks! Travel by comfortable vehicle with an expert guide and learn the history and geology of each site. See the unique Singing Dunes, stunning Ak-tau & Katutau mountains and immerse yourself in rich flora & fauna of Altyn Emel. This is an unforgettable two-day adventure.

Highlights:

  • Enjoy a 2-days trip to the biggest natural park of Kazakhstan called Altyn Emel

  • Take a look at mysterious Singing Dunes

  • Hike the fantastic “lunar” Aktau mountains – 70 millions year ago it was a bottom of an ancient  Tethys Ocean. Winter is best time to enjoy long walks at Aktau Mountains - no crazy summer heat at all! 

  • Take a rest under 700-year willow – the same as Genghis khan’s soldiers did

 

What you can expect:

Day 1st:

08:00 Get picked up from your hotel by air-conditioned  4WD vehicle with an experienced driver and meet your guide and fellow travelers. Along the scenic drive you will pass the little villages and farmers’ markets, artificial lake and Kapchagai town – one of two places in Kazakhstan where gambling is officially allowed.

12:00 It usually takes 3-4 hours to reach a hotel at Altyn Emel National Park, here we stop for a lunch and rest break.

14:00  Its time to see first miracle of our trip – Singing Dunes, rising about 150 meters and stretching for a distance of approximately 2-3 km. Learn how is it possible that sand dunes are appeared in steppe vast area. Never have climbed a dune before? Here we will have a lot of time for hiking, taking magnificent photos and enjoy amazing panoramic view!

19:00 Coming back to the hotel, dinner. 

 

Day 2nd:

07:00 Breakfast at hotel’s café

08:00 Departure to Aktau mountains - a museum of the earth's distant past. Fantastically-shaped natural sculptures rise from the bottom of an ancient sea in all the colors of the rainbow, from the pale blue "Lunar landscape" to the "red mountains". These mountains are 30 km long, 1.5-2 km deep - and 400 million years old.

12:00  It’s time to unpack a delicious picnic lunch and enjoy it by the side of Aktau mountains!

14:00 Next visit the incredible Katutau mountains formed by lava and some associated volcanic rocks. Time, water and the sun have created intricate rock rarities here. Snap photos as your guide explains the origin of such a fanciful landscape, and then continue the trip to see 700-year-old willow!

15:00 Take a rest under 700-year old willow – possibly the same as warriors of great Genghis khan did?  

16:00 Time to go back to bustling city and to share your impressions and stunning photos with friends!

 

The price depends on number of peope:

 

1 pax - 690$ per person 

2 pax - 385$ per person 

3 pax - 290$ per person

4 pax - 235$ per person 

5 pax - 200$ per person

 

What is included: 

  • Transportation

  • Accomodation

  • Food - 2 lunches, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner.

  • Tour-guide

  • All fees & tickets

      
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: Personal expenses
What to bring: For winter: warm clothes, comfortable shoes
Transport: Minivan
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