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Altyn Emel tour

1 night / 2 days

1200 km to and from

From 130 USD per person

Itinerary:

 
 
 
Day 1
 
Altyn Emel national park tour
 
   
08-00
 
Sharp start from the hotel.
13-00
 
Reaching the location. Altyn Emel is a big national park. The main attractions of the park are Aktau and Katutau hills. They are the natural beauty examples. 
13-30
  Lunch at a camp.
14-30
  Sharp start of the drive to Aktau hills. 
15-30
  Reaching the site. Hiking around the hills. The word "aktau" in Kazakh means a white mountain. Altho the Aktau hills are not just white. There are many colors present. The general idea is to experience Martian style landscape. You will be in the middle of nowhere. Several hundred kilometers away from civilization. 
16-30
  Driving to Katutau hills of volcanic origin.
18-00
 
Driving to the 700 years old tree.
19-00
 
Reaching the tree site. Quick tour of the area.
20-30
  Reaching the guest house. Relax time.
21-00
  Dinner at the guest house.
22-00   Straight to bed after a long and tiring day. Sleep!!!
     
Day 2
 
Trip to the Singing Dunes and the Valihanov spring
 
   
07-00
 
Breakfast at the guest house.
08-00
 
Sharp start of the drive to the Singing Dunes.
10-00
 
Reaching the site. Hiking around and on the dunes. Why the dunes are named Singing? Because it is windy at the right speed and direction, the dunes start moving and a certain horrible sound comes around. Folk say that the sound was horrible and people avoided the site. As per local legends, God put a devil beneath the dunes. That is the sound is horrible. Altho now the site is damaged due to human mistakes. Scientists wanted to preserve the dunes from disappearing and planted saksaul trees which have long and strong roots. They just cemented then dunes and no song is sung. Wtf!?
12-00
 
Lunch at a camp.
13-30
 
Drive to the city.
19-00
 
Reaching the hotel.

 

Inclusions
#Transport for entire tour
#Tour guide for whole tour
#Sightseeing
#Entrance tickets and tolls
#Guest house one night stay and breakfast
#Two bottles of water per person per day
 
Exclusions
#Lunch
#Dinner
#Personal expenses
 
Notes
#The rate is for 4 (four) people
#Sporting shoes and clothes are recommended to wear
#Travel insurance policy to be received from home country
#Prepayment is mandatory
#The tour is subject to change