Magical Singing Dune tour

Magical Singing Dune tour, Kazakhstan tours. 

The name of tour: Magical Singing Dune tour 

Tour's destinations: Almaty, Altyn Emel, Charyn, Kaindy Laek, Kolsai Lakes 

Quantity of the days: 6 days 

Day 1: Almaty
This day you will come to Almaty. You are going to observe Almaty Museum, where you can get acquainted with the history of Almaty and the former capital. Then you will explore the real art of architecture of Abai Opera an Ballet Theatre. Further you will discover Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen, and feast your eyes upon one of the most charming wooden building in the world - Zenkov Cathedral. You will also have a chance to overlook Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame, the Museum of Musical Instruments. You will also discover amazing site- the Green Bazaar a unique attraction that attracts a lot of citizens, where you can buy various goods. You will also discover the Medeu Gorge (1690 meters above sea level) This is one of the world's largest winter sports complexes, where ice hockey, figure skating and speed skating competitions are held. You will also visit Shymbulak ski resort area. After that you will move to the top of Kok-Tobe hill, where you will see a TV tower, see a magnificent view of the city, walk along Park paths and shop at local shops. In the end of the tour you will have a short ride from the top of the hill to the center of the city by the Almaty cableway*. On Tuesdays, in the tour departing at 10:00, cableway is not available. Park eco-cars are used instead. The night will be in the hotel. 

Day 2: Almaty - Altyn Emel
This day you will have adventure to Altyn Emel. After arrival you will have a tour to the Singing Dune. The scale and significance of this natural heritage deserves special attention. This is a truly amazing natural monument, the length of which reaches 3 kilometers, and the height sometimes reaches 150 m. It is simply impossible not to notice it. The special superiority and distinctive feature of this attraction can be understood from the name. The dune is really able to sing, making unusual sounds, sometimes resembling a light whistle, then similar to the sound of a loud organ, or even resembling a roar. Every guest of Almaty is simply obliged to see this miracle of nature. The origin of the singing dune is also interesting, because it appeared in the middle of the stone mountains. Just because of strong winds from the bottom of the river Or for many centuries, not even sand was gradually blown away, but sand dust. Namely, between the Large and Small Kalkans, the sand settled and slowly but steadily formed layers. This is how this huge sand mountain grew. And surprisingly, for all the millennia that it stands, the mountain does not move at all from its place - even under the influence of a strong wind. Night will be in the hotel. 

Day 3: Altyn Emel
After breakfast you will explore Katutau and Aktau mountains. The Katutau mountains (meaning "harsh mountains") are located in the Eastern part of the Altyn-Emel state national nature Park. The main rock is lava spewed from ancient volcanoes. In the distant past, on the border of the Paleozoic and Mesozoic, in this place there were two volcanoes that were part of the volcanic belt, the remains of which are preserved in the Eastern part of modern Kazakhstan. The Aktau mountains are actually the bottom of a dried - up ancient sea. In these mountains, archaeologists have repeatedly found the remains of ancient, extinct animals. Red, white, pink, greenish layers - the beauty of these desert mountains is simply fascinating and amazing. There were found the giant rhinos, crocodiles, turtles. You will spend the night in the hotel.

Day 4: Altyn Emel - Charyn Canyon - Kolsai Lakes
This day you will direct to Charyn Canyon. On the territory of the Park there are protected forests where one of the most unique trees on earth grows - Sogd Ash, which existed in the Paleogene era. Ash grove is unique; the second such grove is located in North America. Ash grove is a specially protected natural monument under the auspices of UNESCO. The grove is approximately 5 million years old. This unique attraction will help you see the unique creations of nature. The canyon stretches for 154 km and the height of the steep cliffs is 150-300 meters in height. You can visit the valley of castles the famous highlight of the Valley of castles stretches for 2 km and walk here, where you can see the magic towers and shapes of animals and people's faces. The canyon was formed 12 million years ago and has a nickname like: "the younger brother of the Grand Canyon". In the end of the tour you will drive to Saty village. Your night will be in guest house.

Day 5: Kolsai - Kaindy lake - Almaty
After breakfast you will direct to Kaindy lake. Kaindy lake is a masterpiece of nature. It is one of the mysterious places in the foothills of the Tien Shan. The lake is 6 km higher than the second one, the height difference between them is 800 meters. The water in the lake is very cold. The climate in this area is high - altitude: the summer temperature during the day is up to 30 degrees, at night-up to 5-10 degrees. The lake is about 400 m long and reaches a depth of almost 30 m. It was formed almost 100 years ago, during one of the earthquakes, when a stone wall blocked the gorge and formed a reservoir. The flooded trees are not rotted; they stand as sentries and guard the lake space. The lake is fabulously beautiful and unique. There are rich mushroom forests around, where strawberries and mountain raspberries are sprinkled. Looking at Kaindy lake, you begin to believe the legends about deep sea creatures. Kaindy lake is a masterpiece of nature. It is one of the mysterious places in the foothills of the Tien Shan. You will spend the night in hotel. 

Day 6: Flight
Hotel breakfast and check-out. Transfer to the airport and departure.


02 pax - Sedan
04 pax - Minivan
06-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter

Price per person:
02 pax - 1 045 $
04 pax - 735 $
06 pax - 660 $
08 pax - 545 $
10 pax - 500 $
Single - 125 $

Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 60 $ 

Half board - 130 $
Full board - 230 $ 

English speaking guide - 730 $ per group


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
Altyn Emel - "Aigaikum" Guesthouse
Saty village - Home stays
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour            

Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide