"EMPYREAL LANDSCAPES OF ALMAT" TOUR

515.00
$ per group
2 DAYS TOUR TO ALTYN EMEL NATIONAL PARK
A two-day tour to the National Park Altyn Emel is a great opportunity to visit the unique natural monuments of Kazakhstan.
Martian landscapes, the mysterious singing of a dune, the Red Book animals and the frozen lava make this tour unforgettable. The feeling that you are on another planet during this tour does not leave you for a minute.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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
  • We'll visit a Buddhist temple in the open air
  • We'll enjoy the panorama of the Ile River from above
  • 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
  • Drink Kymyz (national drink of the peoples of Central Asia)
  • We will drive 800 kilometers in a comfortable off-roader
  • We'll take some amazing pictures at the "Nomad" Fortress

TOUR ITINERARY


Day 1: Almaty / Tamgaly-Tas / Singing Dune / Basshy village

8 a.m. An English speaking guide meets you at the hotel or airport. After meeting and getting acquainted with the program, on a comfortable SUV we go on a trip.

9:30 a.m. The first place we visit is Tamgaly-Tas cave paintings. The guide tells you the story of the appearance of Buddhist drawings and shows the best places for photos. After a walk, we leave for the Basshi village, on the way we stop to try Kurt (Kazakh cheese).

1 p.m. Check in at the hotel and have lunch.

2 p.m. The road to the singing Dune passes through the off-road through the semi-desert and takes about a 1 hour to drive. If you're lucky along the way, we see Red Book animals.

3 p.m. We conquer the singing Dune of 150 meters high to enjoy the scenic views of the Ili River. At the top, the guide tells the story of this nature miracle and shows how to help the dune to sing for us.

5 p.m. Return to the parking lot, drink tea and leave for the hotel.

7 p.m. Dinner is a great end of the day. Before dinner, you have time to walk around Basshi and get to know the locals.

Day 2: Basshy / Aktau mountains / Katutau mountains / Almaty

8 a.m. After a hearty breakfast, we drive out to the bottom of the Ocean to explore the Chalk Mountains of Aktau. The road from the village of Basshi takes 30 minutes.

10 a.m. We take water; close ourselves from the sun and go out to explore the canyons. The guide offers several routes of varying difficulty. Total walk time are 2 hours.

12 p.m. Return to the parking lot, rest with a cup of hot tea and drive to the next place.

1:30 p.m. Let's stop in the volcanic mountains of Katutau. Unusual rock forms, created by nature, are a great place for a photo shoot. The guide tells you about the geology of the origin of these mountains and then we back to the hotel for lunch. On the way, we stop at a 700-year-old willow to try water from a spring.

4 p.m. Back to Almaty.

8 p.m. The guide takes you to the hotel or any place convenient for you in the city.

Program can be changed or supplemented according to your desire


THE PRICE INCLUDES:

✓ 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


THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

✓ International flights

✓ Medical insurance

✓ Personal expenses not indicated in the program

✓ Visa support

✓ Single hotel accommodation (+40$ per person)

✓ Alcoholic drinks

Attractions: Aktau mountains

Attractions: Singing Dune

Attractions: Tamgaly-Tas petroglyphs

Duration: 2 days

Overnight: Hotels