Day 1. Almaty - Altyn Emel
Departure from Almaty at 08:00. Transfer to the Tamgaly tract of Tas, located on the Ili River.
Tamgaly Tas is a unique monument of the distant past, where images of buddhas and texts in Tibetan, Kalmyk and other languages, which have basically a prayer meaning, are engraved on the ruins of the rocks. When, under what circumstances these drawings appeared, who is their author is unknown: for over 150 years scientists have been trying to unravel the mystery of the origin of these mysterious images. Upon arrival in Tamgaly Tas, your guide will tell you a lot of interesting things about this amazing place, you can stroll around the neighborhood, as well as on the opposite bank of the river Ili to see the scenery in the style of medieval Kazakhstan, built for the filming of the film "The Nomad".
After the end of the tour - transfer to the village of Basshi and lunch at the hotel. After lunch, visit the National Park "Altyn Emel" to the Singing Barchan.
Singing barkhan, reaching a height of 120 meters and a length of about 3 km, is a few kilometers from the Ili River between the Bolshaya and Maly Kalkan mountains. This sandy mountain consists of the tiniest purest sand, which, with gusts of wind, begins to "sing", and its sound resembles the sounds of an organ. Before the beginning of sandstorms the barkhan produces a sound similar to a drumbeat. From the top of the barkhana a grandiose panorama of the surrounding countryside opens up. In the south, there is a thin strip of the Ili River, the purple mountains of Sogety and Boguty, beyond which the ridges of Ketmen look out over the white peaks. From the west, the horizon covers the precipitous side of the Great Kalkan, from the east - the Lesser. And in the north behind it is visible a lilac-blue ridge of spurs of Dzungarian Alatau, Chulak, Matai and Altyn-Emel mountains. At their foot stretches a foothill valley, cut into thin strips of dry channels of rainwater. If the weather is dry and windy, then the barkhan will sing you his song, which is spread over several kilometers ...
Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2. Altyn Emel - Almaty
Breakfast at 07:30. Excursion to the mountains of Aktau and Katutau.
Chalky mountains Aktau (White Mountains) are a world-famous paleontological deposit located in the natural park Altyn-Emel. In the layers of Paleogene lacustrine sediments, well-preserved remains of ancient animals are found whose age is estimated at 25-30 million years. Among the finds are the remains of giant rhinoceroses, crocodiles and turtles. The mountains of Aktau represent a spectacular spectacle of variety of shapes and shades. In the mountains of Katutau (Harsh mountains) there are several extinct volcanoes, where the most original forms of volcanic formations (frozen lava) have been preserved. There are also various outcrops and coloring (yellow, red, violet, etc.) of rocks and variegated clays, which give a unique appearance to the landscape of the mountains. The mountains of Katutau are the most waterless, steep and gloomy, characterized by steep slopes and numerous gorges. There is the largest number of argali and mountain goats. In the gorges there are many rock carvings with scenes of hunting and animals.
Departure to Almaty at 18:00. Arrival in Almaty at 22:00 hours.
The cost of the program: 595 USD per person, with a group size of 2 people
For group applications, discounts are given
The cost of the program is INCLUDED:
1. Accommodation in the Altyn Emel park hotel in a double room
2. Moving along the program on a comfortable minibus
3. Excursions according to the program
4. Environmental fees and entrance fees along the route
5. Meals: lunch and dinner on Day 1; breakfast and lunch on Day 2
6. Drinking water 1L per person per day
The cost of the program is NOT INCLUDED:
1. Accommodation in Almaty, if required
2. Meals not indicated in the program and / or not included in the cost of the program
3. Surcharge for single accommodation (21 USD)
4. Visa support and registration on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, if required
5. Personal expenses and other expenses not indicated in the program
In the event of currency fluctuations or changes in local government taxes, as well as changes in the cost of fuel, air tickets, we reserve the right to change the value. The firm reserves the right to change the time and sequence of excursions without changing the whole program of the tour. Prices are subject to change without prior notice.