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Altyn Emel National Park provided by Friendly Tours - Dostar Trips

Altyn Emel National Park
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Highlights: • Enjoy a 2-days trip to the biggest natural park of Kazakhstan called Altyn Emel • Open the mystery of Singing Dunes • Hike the fantastic “lunar” Aktau mountains – 70 millions year ago it was a bottom of an ancient  Tethys Ocean  • Take a rest under 700-year willow – the same as Genghis khan’s soldiers did ​ What you can expect: ​ Day 1st:  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.  ​ Day 2nd: ​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. Road from the hotel to the mountains will take around 1.5 hour. After arriving to the place it’s time to unpack a delicious picnic 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! 
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 76292P5
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Accommodation • Lunch • Breakfast • Dinner • Lunch • All fees & tickets  • Food - 2 lunches, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner. • Tour-guide • Transportation • Entry/Admission - Altyn-Emel National Park • Entry/Admission - Altyn-Emel National Park
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks • Snacks  • Gratuities
Duration
2 days
Departure details
Traveller 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 . Kazzhol 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 .
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Accommodation • Lunch • Breakfast • Dinner • Lunch • All fees & tickets  • Food - 2 lunches, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner. • Tour-guide • Transportation • Entry/Admission - Altyn-Emel National Park • Entry/Admission - Altyn-Emel National Park
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks • Snacks  • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller 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 . Kazzhol 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 .
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2 days
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant seats available
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
3 stops
Day 1
Almaty - Basshi Village -...
Day 2
Basshi village - Aktau Mountains...
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