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4-Day Trip To The Altyn Emel National Park
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Trekking, Desert, Eco Tourism

  • Duration

    4 Days

  • Activity Level


  • Language



Embark on this 4-day tour of Kazakhstan's famous Altyn Emel National Park and explore the surrounding scenery. Visit the Ili River, marvel at the Aktau Mountain range and check out the former volcano of Katutau. Then, relish at the panoramic scenery of Kaindy, Kolsay and Almaty Lakes. 

  • Explore the Altyn Emel National Park
  • Admire the Ili River & relax on the lakeside
  • Make stops at the scenic Kaindy, Kolsay & Almaty Lakes
  • See the Akatu Mountain Range & Katutau
  • Day 1- Altyn Emel Natural Park: The Singing Dune expand_more
    • 7 am: Departure to Altyn Emel Park.

    • 9 am: Arrival at the rock drawings "Tamgaly Tas" on the Ili river's banks. You will see the drawings of Buddhas and petroglyphs that haven't been deciphered yet, walk along the ancient and one of the biggest rivers of Kazakhstan - Ili River, and will have a look at the "Castle" where the movie "The Nomad" was shot.

    • Tea/coffee break in between.

    • 10.30 am: Departure to Basshy village.

    • 1 pm: Arrival at Basshy village and check-in at the hotel. Have lunch.

    • 2.30 pm: Departure to the singing Sand Dune. If the weather is sunny, you might hear the Dune singing and learn history and legends about this fantastic natural miracle.

    • 6.30 pm: Departure to the hotel.

    • 7.30 pm: Arrival at the hotel and dinner. Following that, get free time.

  • Day 2- Katutau and Aktau Mountains expand_more
    • 7.30 am: Breakfast

    • 8.20 am: Departure to Aktau (White Mountain) - former ocean bottom of Thetis.

    • 9.20 am: Arrival at Aktau. Stroll around and capture photos of the picturesque scenery.

    • 11.20 am: Departure to Katutau - former volcano.

    • 11.50 am: Arrival to Katutau. Walk around and take photos of the scenery.

    • 1 pm: Departure to the 700-years-old Willow.

    • 2 pm: Departure to the hotel. Have lunch.

    • 3 pm: This is your free time. Go on a walking tour of Basshy village and a short trip to the Ili River.

    • 8 pm: Dinner.

  • Day 3- Kolsay Lakes Natural Park expand_more
    • 7.30 am: Breakfast.

    • 8 am: Departure to Kolsay Lake.

    • 1 pm: Arrival at Kolsay Lake and check-in at the hotel. Have lunch.

    • 2.30 pm: Tour around Lower Kolsay Lake. If possible, you can hike to the Middle Kolsay Lake (approximately 3 km). After that, you will have free time.

    • 7 pm: Dinner.

  • Day 4- Kaindy Lake expand_more
    • 9 am: Breakfast.

    • 10 am: Departure to Kaindy Lake.

    • 11.30 am: Arrival at Kaindy Lake.

    • 1.30 pm: Departure to Saty.

    • 2 pm: Lunch.

    • 3 pm: Departure to Almaty.

    • 7 pm: Arrival at Almaty.

What's Included
  • Pick-up from the hotel(s)

  • 4x4 vehicle with a driver

  • Fuel

  • Guide

  • Drinking water

  • Tea/coffee extras

  • Snacks

  • 3 meals per day

  • Hotel accommodation in single rooms with private bathrooms in Altyn Emel and Kolsai Lakes National Parks

  • Permits to the National Parks/Entrance tickets

  • Transfer to hotel(s) after the tour

What's Excluded
  • International airfare

  • Kazakhstan visa fees

  • Pocket-money

Know before you go
  • The price for 5 people or more is calculated on the individual basis.

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Starting From


USD 980.00 / group

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