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