Singing dune, Aktau and Katutau mountains.

Tour in Kazakhstan on SUVs from Silk Travel

Visit the most beautiful places in Kazakhstan. Alien landscapes, untouched nature, the amazing beauty of the Altyn-Emel reserve are waiting for you during a two-day tour of Kazakhstan from Silk Travel. We have created a tour program that will make your head spin as you have never experienced so many impressions, photos, and memories!
During this domestic tour in Kazakhstan, you will visit:
  • Singing Dune
  • A Seven Hundred Year Old Tree
  • Aktau Mountains
  • Katutau Lava Mountains
  • Petroglyph of Tamgaly-Tas
Aktau mountains
Katutau mountains

Altyn-Emel tour program


First day

Almaty-Tamgaly-Tas-Bashshi village-Singing dune-Bashshi village

- We are leaving Almaty. Our driver will pick you up at the specified address. Travel time is 2 hours (120 km). We arrive at the famous archaeological reserve Tamgaly-Tas, where during an hour's walk you will learn about the origin and meaning of the petroglyph for which this place is famous with.

- Then we will arrive in the village of Basshi, where we will check into a hotel and try lunch from local dishes.

- After lunch, we will go to the Singing Dune, one of the modern natural wonders of Asia. Here you can hear the famous "singing" of the sands, take breathtaking photos and learn more about this location.

- Upon returning to Basshi it is time for our accommodation, dinner and free time.

Second day
Village of Basshi-Aktau mountains-Katutau mountains-Seven hundred-year-old tree-Almaty

- We will start the day with breakfast and go to the Aktau mountains (1.5 hours on the way, 80 km). You can look at the beauty of the Aktau mountains while trekking and learn about their history and legends.

- Then our weekend tour in Kazakhstan will continue near the Katutau lava mountains. You will follow the route and see all the picturesque landscapes of this region.

- We will also visit a 700-year-old willow, one of the oldest trees in the region. Walking to the tree will be the end of the active part of the tour.

- We return to Almaty (travel time app. 4 hours, 300 km). Our driver will drop you off at your place of residence or anywhere in the city.
Route length: 885 km, tour time: 13 hours, total tour time: 2 days

all year round, the best months to visit are from April to October

A two-day tour to Altyn-Emel is carried out at the request of customers, both in group tours and as an individual tour of Kazakhstan. When ordering a tour, you can additionally make changes to the route for a fee. Additionally, you can include in the tour:
  • a trip to the city of nomads,
  • swimming on the wild beach of Kapchagaya,
  • a trip to the Charyn Canyon.

What to take on a tour to Altyn-Emel

  • Comfortable walking shoes

    Trekking boots, sneakers or comfortable hiking shoes are the best solutions.
  • Comfortable and warm clothes
    During a holiday in the mountains of Almaty, the temperature can fluctuate significantly, and it is better to grab warm clothes that do not hinder movement.

  • Sunscreens and repellents
    Cosmetics with a UV filter, repellent creams, a hat, and sunglasses will definitely come in handy while walking.

  • Food and drinks
    If you have chosen the economy format of a weekend tour in Kazakhstan, you can take water, drinks, and food with you to have a snack or have a picnic in one of the picturesque locations along the route.

Tour price:

Economy mode

The price of renting a car with a driver in Almaty is $600 (6 seats)

The price includes:

comfortable SUV,

services of a driver-guide.

* Meals are not included in the tour, you can order lunch at the cafe along the way or take food with you.

All-Inclusive Mode

The price of the tour depends on the number of travelers:

1 tourist - $750 per person,

6 tourists - $190 per person.

The price includes:

comfortable SUV,

services of a driver-guide,

lunch, tea, and coffee on the way,

entrance tickets for the route,

accommodation in a guesthouse (double rooms),

drinking water (1 liter per person).

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The most spectacular Almaty tourist places

Lake Kolsai is one of the most famous sights of Almaty, located in the mountains of Kungei-Alatau.

Lake Kaindy is a mystical place for pilgrimage tours in Kazakhstan, mysterious and picturesque.
Charyn Canyon is a unique rock complex that boggles the imagination.
The Singing Dune is the most interesting natural attraction that can be seen during our bus tour of Kazakhstan.
Asy Plateau is picturesque meadows and proximity to the stars in the most beautiful location near Almaty.
Tekes waterfall is a great option for outdoor activities in Kazakhstan. Beauty and extreme in one location.
Lake Issyk is a high-mountain landmark of Kazakhstan.

Tamgaly Tas tract—mysterious petroglyph sites and secrets of the past in a beautiful natural location north of Almaty.

Altyn-Emel tour to national park

Unforgettable trip - tours to the national natural park Altyn-Emel

The Altyn-Emel State Reserve was established relatively recently - in 1996, but managed to gain popularity and recognition among connoisseurs of real nature, the beauty of virgin mountains, the diversity of landscapes, vast expanses and cleanliness!

The national park is one of the sights of the Republic of Kazakhstan, every visitor and resident of this hospitable state should visit it at least once in their life.

General description:

In Altyn Emel, tours are very popular. People come here to see the beauties of nature, to see and hear the singing dunes, to enjoy the silence and vast expanses. The total area of the national park is almost 460 thousand hectares. The maximum width of the occupied territory is 30 km, and the length of the reserve is 200 km from east to west.

Altyn Emel Park is famous not only for its beautiful natural places. Many historical monuments have been preserved here, which were left to us from the Great Conqueror Genghis Khan.

What to see:

- this singing dune tour is especially popular (a sand dune 100 m high and about 3 km long);

- the most beautiful chalk mountains of Aktau;

- Katutau mountain range;

- Kalkans (small and large), etc.

It's better to watch it once. What's more, it's easy to do so.

Profitable proposition

In Altyn Emel, a tour can be ordered at our agency on favorable terms. Trips are organized from Almaty, the time and date of departure can be ordered on any day on our website or from our agent.

Altyn Emel Park is the most beautiful place in Kazakhstan, where you want to return again and again!

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