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To Altyn Emel and Charyn Canyon

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Tour itinerary: Almaty – Altyn-Emel - Charyn Canyon – Almaty
Season: Spring - Summer - Fall
Days: 3Nights: 2
Price: by request
Tour description:

The picturesque beauty of the national reserve Altyn-Emel and the enchanting calm of the Charyn canyon are two of the most impressive corners of Kazakhstan. Get closer to nature, discover the fascinating nature of the most majestic places of immense Kazakhstan!

Day 1
Almaty - Altyn Emel
Meeting at the lobby of your hotel.
Start driving to Altyn Emel national park (~ 3hrs). Upon arrival picnic at nature.
A visit to Kyzylauyz petroglyphs located in the gorge Taigak. Sightseeing tour at Besshatyr burial mounds that is the main sight of national park. Burial mounds are concentrated at the territory of 2 and could have height from 2 to 20 m.  
Transfer to the hotel. Overnight. 
Day 2
Altyn Emel
Drive to the Singing Dune that is a true miracle of nature. The dune has a length of more than 3km and a height of 120m. It begins to "sing" in windy weather. From the top of the Dune we can observe the beautiful panorama of the surroundings. 
Lunch in the hotel.
P.M. Drive to Katutau and Aktau Mountains. It's considered that many years ago this place was a bottom of the ancient Tethys Ocean. 
Return to the hotel. Free time.
Day 3
Altyn Emel - Charyn Canyon - Almaty
Drive to Ash-tree Grove on the Temerlik River. Picnic at the nature. 
Transfer to Charyn Canyon that is often called "Valley of Castles". The length of the valley is more than 2 km, width is 20-80 meters. It looks like the Grand Canyon of Colorado River in North America. 
Time for walking among columns and towers made by nature.  
16:00 departure for Almaty (~ 4hrs)
Transfer to the hotel. End of the tour. 



 Altyn Emel

Altyn Emel


Group of the tourists

Price per 1 person

2 persons


Tour Price includes:

- Double accommodation based on breakfasts;  

- Transportation service according to the program; 

- Sightseeing according to the program with English speaking guide;  

- All environmental and admission fees during the tour;  

- Full board (lunches, dinners); 

- Mineral water (1L per person per day)

Tour Price doesn't include:

- Accommodation in Almaty;

- Extra meals;

- Single accommodation supplement (+ 50 USD)

- Visa support and registration on the territory of Kazakhstan, if required 

- Personal expenses 

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