Tour to Altyn-Emel Natural Park:

Singing Dune, Aktau and Katutau mountains, 700-year-old Willow

Altyn Emel - Singing Dune, Aktau mountains and

700-year-old Willow

Altyn Emel National Park is a natural park located in the Almaty region.

Its most famous locations are the Singing Dune, so named for the sounds it makes in windy weather.
Aktau Mountains - The White Mountains are incredible landscapes that simply stagger the imagination with colors and shapes, from white as chalk to layered red-orange colors.
700-year-old Willow, which, according to legend, is older than many cities. As well as the Katutau (Katytau) mountains - bizarre red igneous rocks.

Historical sights - the complex "Bes Shatyr", represented by ancient Saka burial mounds.
In Altyn Emel there are various representatives of the fauna - gazelles, hares, birds, and many others.
Tour Details

🍴 Food on-site – Cafes, lunch box on the first day (for extra payment).

🕒 Time – 2 days. Distance 700 km both way / 3 h walking (level – easy).

🌞 Weather is seasonal, and temperature range from + 45˚C to – 15 ˚C. We suggest wearing layers.

💲 Tour Price – Standard tour (vehicle 6 seats/guide; water) –

260 $

💲 Extra payment – meals, accommodation, fees

✔ Any tour can be changed according to your wishes

Day 1 - 08:00
Day 1 - 08:00
Departure from Almaty
The road to the first point will take 250 km. On the way, we will pass the Kapchagay reservoir, Arkharly pass, and Altyn Emel.
12.00
12.00
Arrival in the village of Basshi.
We buy entrance tickets to the national park, have lunch and go to the Aktau mountains.
14.00
14.00
Transfer to Aktau Mountains, Katutau, and 700-year - old Willow.
The guide will show the most picturesque places in the Aktau mountains, which will not leave anyone indifferent.
19.00
19.00
Return to Bashi village
Check-in at the hotel, dinner.
Day 2 - 9.00
Day 2 - 9.00
Departure to the Singing Dune.
After breakfast, we have to move to the Singing Dune (40 km) off-road, on the way you can meet - gazelles, goitered gazelles, foxes, hares.
10.30 
10.30 
Walk along to the Dunes.
The guide will reveal the secret of the Singing Dune.
13.00
13.00
Return to Bashi.
Lunch and departure to Almaty.
17.30 
17.30 
Return back to Almaty.
After lunch, we drive back to Almaty. The guide will drive you back to the hotel.
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