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Altyn Emel National Park

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US$ 220.00
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What to Expect

Day 1: Almaty - Basshi Village - Singing Dunes

Stop At: Altyn Emel National Park, Kazakhstan
Get picked up from your hotel by air-conditioned 4WD vehicle with an experienced driver and meet your guide. 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.

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

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 and, with luck, listen to the organ-like song of Singing Dunes. Never have climbed a dune before? Here we will have a lot of time for hiking, taking magnificent photos and enjoy amazing panoramic view!

Coming back to the hotel, dinner, night at the hotel.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in Basshi Hotel

Day 2: Basshi village - Aktau Mountains - Katutau Mountains - Almaty

Stop At: Altyn Emel National Park, Kazakhstan
Early morning breakfast at hotel’s café

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. The way from the hotel to the mountains takes around 1.5 hour.

After arriving to the place it’s time to unpack your delicious lunch and enjoy it by the side of Aktau mountains!

Next place we visit is 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!

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

Time to go back to bustling city and to share your impressions and stunning photos with friends!
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Dostyk hotel
Kunaev St 563, Almaty 050000, Kazakhstan
Garden Park Inn
Baitursynov St 139, Almaty 050013, Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan Hotel
Dostyk Ave 52, Almaty 050000, Kazakhstan
Gogol St 127, Almaty 050000, Kazakhstan
Mercure Almaty City Center
Abylai Khan Ave 53, Almaty 050000, Kazakhstan
Renion Park Hotel
Гостиница «Отрар», Gogol St 73, Almaty 050000, Kazakhstan
Renion Residence Hotel
Kairbekov St. 35a, Almaty 050010, Kazakhstan
Ritz-Carlton Almaty
Esentai Tower Business Center, Al-Farabi Avenue 77/7, Almaty 050040, Kazakhstan
Rixos Almaty
Seyfullin St 506/99, Almaty 050012, Kazakhstan
World Hotel Saltanat
Nazarbayev Ave 164, Almaty 050000, Kazakhstan
2 days
  • 1x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Accommodation
  • All fees & tickets 
  • Food - 2 lunches, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner.
  • Tour-guide
  • Transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Altyn Emel National Park
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Snacks 
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator

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By: Friendly Tours
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Excellent experience with Friendly Tours in Southeast Kazakhstan.
I usually travel by myself, without guided tours, but I had little time to visit the area and in Friendly Tours
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Best your guides in Kazakhstan!!!
I've known the owner for more than 7 years now and I highly recommend to all tourist if you really want to see
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Great place Great guide
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Great tour
Wonderful scenery, knowledgable guide, everything was absolutely great.Had to change itinerary due to bad weather,
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