A three-day tour in Kazakhstan: Altyn-Emel steppe landscapes, hot springs, Aktau and Katutau mountain ranges, Singing Dune and Lake Bartogay

All the brightest impressions of the beauty of the steppe landscapes and mountain ranges of Kazakhstan are collected in one tour. We will show you Kazakhstan from the secret, but the most beautiful side. That is the way, you won't see it from the hotel window. We are going on one of the most beautiful tours in Kazakhstan—"Wonders of the steppes of Kazakhstan" together with Silk Travel.

During this domestic tour in Kazakhstan, you will visit:
  • Singing Dune
  • lake Bartogay
  • Aktau Mountains
  • Charyn Canyon
  • Ancient Sanctuary
  • A Seven Hundred Year Old Tree
  • Thermal springs
  • Lava mountains Katutau
The tour program in Kazakhstan includes:

The first day

(Almaty-Basshi village-Aktau mountains-Katutau mountains-700-year-old tree-Basshi village)

- We leave Almaty in the morning. Our driver will pick you up at the specified address. Travel time - 3 hours (290 km). We arrive in the village of Basshi, where we stay at the hotel for lunch.

- We go to the picturesque chalk mountains of Aktau. You will have a 3-8 km long walk along the tourist mountain trails. Scenic views, unique photos, and stories from our guide will complete your tour.

- Moving to the Katutau lava massif. These mountains will amaze you with cosmic landscapes and solitude. Here you can also go on a trekking route for 30–60 minutes.

- Another attraction of Kazakhstan, which we will visit on the first day, is a relic willow, whose age is more than 700 years.

- After that, we return to the village of Basshi, where we stop for the night and dinner. You will have free time to relax and replenish your strength before new adventures.

road length : 450 km, total time: 6 hours

Second day
(Bashshi village - Singing dune - Zharkent - Chunya village - hot springs)
- After breakfast, we leave the village of Basshi and go to the famous sands of the Singing Dune. A two-hour tour will give you the opportunity to hear the "singing" of the sand, take photos and learn about this unique place.
- Another attraction of the second day is a sanctuary in the ancient city of Zharkent. We will walk to the holy places and find out why this attraction is so sacred.
- The next stop on our route is Chunya village. Here we will have lunch in a cafe and continue our journey to the thermal springs. The long-awaited rest and relaxation—this is how the second excursion day will end. You can swim in the hot springs, relax and dine. Overnight at the hotel near the thermal springs.

road length: 370 km, total time: 5 hours
The third day
(hot springs - Charyn Canyon - Lake Bartogay - Almaty)
- In the morning we go to the unique natural complex of the Charyn Canyon. Here you will find a trekking tour in the canyon, lunch in the eco-park.
- We are moving to Lake Bartogai. This picturesque reservoir will surprise you with its beauty and azure waters.
- We return to Almaty. The journey will take 2.5 hours (180 km). Our driver will take you to the place of residence or to any desired area of the city.

route length - 1145 km, excursion time - 16 hours, total tour time - 3 days

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

The tour "Wonders of the steppes of Kazakhstan" is carried out at the request of customers, both in the mode of group tours, and as an individual tour in Kazakhstan. When ordering a tour, you can additionally make changes to the route for a fee. Additionally, you can include in the tour:

- overnight at the Charyn canyon,
- travel to other canyons,
- a trip to Lake Issyk instead of the Bartogay reservoir,
- a trip to the Turgen waterfall,
- visiting an ostrich farm

Examples of options: On the 2nd day, you can spend the night in the Charyn canyon, if you do not want to visit the hot springs and on the 3rd day watch other canyons Bestamak, Lunny, Temerlik.On the 3rd day, instead of Lake Bartogai, you can go to the Issyk Lake or the Waterfall to Turgen with a visit to the ostrich farm.

What to take on tour?

  • 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 $800 (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 - $1150 per person,

6 tourists - $300 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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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.

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