Altyn-Emel National Park 2-Day Tour

Visit the stunning Altyn-Emel National Park in Kazakhstan, established to protect endangered species of plants and animals. Witness breathtaking landscapes and wildlife during your visit.
  • Available: Year-round
  • Best Period: April-May, September-November
  • Tour Duration: 2 Days
  • Starting Point: Almaty
  • Private Tour
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The price of the private tour will vary based on the number of people in the group, including children aged 4 and over. Please note that the cost for a child's participation in the tour will be the same as an adult. The price per person shown below is based on a group of two individuals.

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2 Days


800 km

797 km

3 km
Altyn-Emel National Park 2-Day Tour
Altyn-Emel National Park 2-Day Tour


Day 1 – Your unforgettable journey to Altyn-Emel National Park will begin when you meet your guide at 8:00 am at your hotel. You will then board a comfortable minivan to start your adventure. The journey will take approximately an hour, during which you will travel on a highway, passing by the Kapсhagai Reservoir, the largest lake in the Almaty region. This reservoir is a popular destination for beachgoers and gamblers, as it is one of the two areas in Kazakhstan where casinos are permitted. Your first sightseeing destination will be Tamgaly Tas Petroglyph Site, located on the banks of the Ili River. Your guide will provide fascinating insights about this incredible place. You will then have the opportunity to walk around and enjoy the stunning views. On the opposite side of the river, you can observe the model of a medieval city, which was built for the filming of the movie «Nomad: The Warrior». After sightseeing at Tamgaly Tas, you will proceed to Basshi village, located within the Altyn Emel National Park. You will have lunch and take an excursion to the Singing Dune. After hiking up to the top of the 150-meter dune, you will return to Basshi village for dinner and spend the night in one of the villagers' guest houses or a cozy local hotel.

Day 2 – After enjoying breakfast at 08:00, you'll embark on a drive of over 80 km (50 mi) on unpaved roads to the Aktau Mountains. Once you arrive, you'll have ample time to explore and take in the beauty of the natural landscape. The geological formations, with their varied hues and textures, are awe-inspiring and make for a perfect backdrop for your sightseeing experience. Then, you'll head to Basshi village for a lunch. After lunch, you'll head to the town of Jarkent, located 97 km (60 mi) away. Here, you'll visit a stunning wooden mosque-pagoda that is a true marvel of architecture. Designed by the Chinese architect Hon Pike, the mosque boasts brightly patterned roofs and towers that are a feast for the eyes.

Important Information and Recommendations:

    Ensure that you have a current and valid passport with you on the day of travel.
  • The tour involves long hikes.

  • We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather conditions during your tour. In cold weather seasons, we suggest wearing a windproof and waterproof jacket, while in warmer weather, closed-toe shoes such as sneakers are recommended. Additionally, don't forget to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat for sun protection. During the sightseeing tour at the Aktau Mountains, it is recommended to carry a personal backpack to hold water and lunch.

  • If you have any specific dietary requirements or restrictions, please inform us at the time of booking so that we can make appropriate arrangements. Traditional local cuisine typically includes lamb or beef, dough, and milk products.
    A part of the tour route passes through roads with clayey soil, which may become muddy during rainy weather. In such cases, access to some sightseeing sites may be restricted or limited for safety reasons.

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Zhang Nan
10 october 2019, 17:16

Rating: 10/10

Qiong Jiang
05 october 2019, 17:16

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Yuki Kataoka
30 september 2019, 16:35

Rating: 10/10

Everything is delitious. Very kind and helpful people are tgere and service is so nice. Everything is wonderful and I can experience and feel how great the nature in KZ is! I regred if only have more time to visit many other places and stay longer. Ihope to back here again maybe for the next vocation. Thanks for everything.

Martin & Stephanie Eckkramer
27 july 2018, 18:23

Ryosaku Oshiro
20 october 2017, 15:06

Rating: 10/10

She is very kind, her speaking English is very easy to listen. She knows many things about Kazakhstan!Meals are good tasty.

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