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Photo tour of the wild nature of Zhongar Alatau

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US$ 1,033.00
2 travellers
What to Expect
Day 1. Almaty - Altyn-Emel

07.00 Meeting with a guide in Almaty, transfer to Altyn-Emel National Park. (270 km, 5 hours).

12.00 Arrival to the park, accommodation at the guest house, lunch.

After lunch, go to excursion at Signing Dunes.

18.00 Return to the guesthouse. Dinner and overnight.

Meal: lunch, dinner


Day 2. Altyn-Emel

05.30 Early rise for the shooting of the dawn on the dune. Return to the guest house, breakfast.

10.00 departure for excursion to the mountains Aktau-Katytau.


Next stop is a 700-year-old willow tree.

18.00 Return to the guest house. Dinner and overnight.

Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 3. Altyn-Emel - Alakol

06.00 Early risen. After breakfast, drive to Lake Alakol, the Akchi village (520 km, 8 hours)

15.00 Arrival to the Alakol lake. Accommodation in guest houses, lunch. Free time. Walk along the beach. Dinner and overnight.

Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4. Alakol - the Tastau gorge

09.00 Breakfast. Departure by car towards the Tastau gorge (140km, 5 hours)

15.00 Arrival to the base. Accommodation at a guest house, lunch. Free time for a walk. In the evening, guests can visit the Russian sauna.

Here, while in the guesthouse, you can watch Siberian mountain goats and some species of birds of prey with binoculars. It’s the place where animals don’t afraid of people, that means that this place is really untouched by human.

Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 5. Tastau

08.00 Breakfast, collecting things and equipment. After breakfast with guide you will go on a horseback tour of the surroundings.

You will walk through the green fields with flowering flowers and crystal mountain springs in search of animals

Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 6. Tastau

08.00 Breakfast, collecting things and equipment. After breakfast, continue the tour of the surrounding area in search of wild animals. Wherever you look, there are boundless expanses of alpine meadows and quaint granite rocks, and in the distance, you can see the peaks of Zhongar Alatau.

Lunch near river. After a little rest return to the base. Dinner and overnight in the house.

Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 7. Tastau - Almaty

07.00 Breakfast, departure to Almaty (about 15 hours, 740 km). Stop for lunch at the transshipment point Usharal (210 km, 6 hours). Then stop for a snack in Taldykorgan.

22.00 Arrival to Almaty.

Meal: breakfast, lunch
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hotel of the tourist
Departure Time
7 days
Return Details
Hotel of the tourist or airport
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Fuel surcharge
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel/port drop-off
  • Hotel/port pickup
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • All activities
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Key Details
  • Ecotour Kazakhstan
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Russian
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