SUV Tours Almaty
$ per group
You have short time, but the desire to see as much as possible overwhelms you? This tour is what you need.
Enjoy the diversity of nature in the Almaty region and get acquainted with life, culture and cuisine of the Kazakhs in 3 days. The rate of change of climatic zones (3 zones) and the number of natural beauties makes this tour unique and unforgettable.
During the tour we visit: Altyn Emel National Nature Park (Aktau, Katutau and Singing Barkhan Mountains), Charyn Canyon " Castle Valley", Kolsai and Kaindy Lakes.


  • We will visit the Altyn Emel Natural Park which is the largest in Kazakhstan
  • We will taste "kurt" (traditional Kazakh cheese)
  • Explore the canyons and peaks of Aktau mountains
  • Take fantastic photos in the Katutau mountains
  • Relax in the shade of a 700 year old willow tree
  • Plunge into the color of local life in the villages of Basshi and Saty (Kazakh villages)
  • Conquer the Singing Barkhan and help it singing for us
  • Explore the Tiger Mountains
  • Go down the Charyn Canyon to " Valley of Castles" as deep as a skyscraper
  • Discover the secret of the Kaindy Lake color and visit Kolsai Lake
  • We will sit by the fire in the evening with a cup of herbal tea
  • Drink Kymyz (national drink of the peoples of Central Asia)
  • We will drive 1400 kilometers in a comfortable off-roader


DAY 1: Almaty / Aktau mountains / Katutau mountains / Bashy village

8 a.m. A guide will be waiting for you in the hotel lobby or at the airport. After meeting we begin the tour in a comfortable SUV. The first destination is Basshi village. The journey from Almaty takes an average of 4 hours. On the way we see Kazakh " Las Vegas" and taste the Kazakh cheese "Kurt".

12 p.m. We check into a hotel and have lunch in the village.

1 p.m. Lifeless landscapes of the Cretaceous Aktau Mountains await us, the road to which passes through the salt marshes and takes about 1.5 hours. The guide tells the story of the appearance of the Martian landscape and lead through the most beautiful places of the mountains.

5 p.m. After the hike, we drive to the hotel. On the way, we visit the harsh mountains of Katutau with sculptures made by nature and the 700-year-old Yiwu where we get drunken spring water.

7 p.m. We have dinner at the hotel. In the evening, you can walk around the village and get to know the locals.

DAY 2: Basshy / Singing Dune / Charyn Canyon / Saty village

6 a.m. On the second day we wake up early, take a breakfast and get to the Singing Dune. Off-road driving takes one hour. If we are lucky, we will see Red Book wild animals going to a watering place.

7:30 a.m. That day we will have a breakfast at the foot of the Singing Dune. The guide makes coffee and tells you where the sand came from.

8 a.m. To enjoy a bird's eye view of untouched nature, we climb to the very top of the Barkhan and slide down to listen to the mysterious singing. Then we have a 3.5 hour journey to the city of Chunji, where we enjoy lunch.

2 p.m. After a hearty lunch, we will be waiting for the " Castle Valley" canyon in the Charyn National Nature Park. Here we visit panoramic views of the canyon, walk 3 km into the canyon and listen to the roar of the Charyn River. The guide shows all the most beautiful corners of the « Valley of Castles» and tells its story. We have some tea near the river and go back to the parking lot.

6 p.m. The road through the passes to the village of Saty takes 1.5 hours.

DAY 3: Saty village / Lake Kaindy / Kolsai Lake / Almaty

7 a.m. The last day of the adventure begins with a hearty breakfast.

8 a.m. We have to drive 12 km off-road to see the miracle of Kungei Alatau Lake Kaindy. On the lake we go camping and visit 3 points from which it is the best opportunity to see the lake.

11:30 a.m. We move from Lake Kaindy to Lake Kolsai, the journey takes about 1.5 hours. Here you have 2 hours of free time. On the lake you can rent a boat and enjoy the views of the mountains from the water. You can climb a mountain with an excellent panoramic view of the lake or go around the lake around.

2 p.m. In the village of Saty we try a traditional Kazakh lunch after which we return to Almaty. On the way, we stop at the steep cliffs of the Charyn canyon and a roadside bazaar in the village of Baiseit.

7 p.m. The guide brings you to any address within Almaty and the three-day tour ends. The impressions of the tour stay in your memory for many years.

Program can be changed or supplemented according to your desire


✓ Rent an all-wheel drive SUV

✓ Fuel

✓ Services of an English-speaking guide / driver

✓ Accommodation according to the program (double occupancy)

✓ Meals according to the program

✓ Entrance tickets to national parks

✓ Tasting "Kurt" and "Kumys"

✓ 1.5 liters of water per person per day


✓ International flights

✓ Medical insurance

✓ Personal expenses not indicated in the program

✓ Visa support

✓ Single hotel accommodation (+40$ per person)

✓ Alcoholic drinks

Duration: 3-5 days

Attractions: Aktau mountains

Attractions: Altyn Emel NP

Attractions: Charyn Canyon

Attractions: Kaindy lake

Attractions: Kolsai lakes

Attractions: Singing Dune

Overnight: Hotels