Outfitter KZ team is pleased to present a two-day tour to the National Park "Altyn-Emel". The tour is available in a real safari trip by jeeps.


Altyn-Emel is a National preserve, located in the valley of the Ili River. The park was founded on April 10, 1996 in order to preserve the natural complex, historical, cultural and archaeological sites, rare and endangered species of plants and animals. The total area of the park is more than 1 000 000 hectares.

We offer you to appreciate the beauty of the natural park in the first Outfitter KZ 3D-tour, kindly prepared by Eugene Volkov.

3D tour to Singing Dune

There are natural and historical sites of importance In the park: the most famous of them is a unique natural phenomenon called Singing Dunes. It is 1.5 km long and 120 m high. The dune has an unusual half-moon shape.

When there is a strong wind, driving the sands, the feeling is that as if the plane takes off. There is a tangible buzz and the dune vibrates! Until now, this phenomenon remains a mystery of nature.

You can also enjoy the natural scenery of Aktau mountains, which not without a reason are called "lunar" because of their unusual color. Aktau are chalk mountains that are more than 400 million years of age. Mountains are basically white, but there are also blue and pink, red and green slopes. Only from a bird's-eye view or by detailed tracking you can see the extraordinary beauty of the place.

3D tour of Aktau mountains

The National Park Altyn-Emel is not only the largest and most famous nature reserve in Kazakhstan, but also a valuable and meaningful legacy in the culture of Kazakhs. Therefore in 2002 Kazakhstan has nominated Altyn-Emel as a candidate for the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Good news! Altyn-Emel was included to UNESCO List in July 2018.

Participants of an Outfitter KZ trip to Altyn-Emel

Program and itinerary

Day 1.

Departure from Almaty. The car will take you within the city. We are going to the village Basshi, the headquarters of the national park Altyn-Emel.
We settle in guest houses, having an early lunch and depart to the Singing Dune (Aygaykum).

7:00 am - Departure from Almaty.
12:00 - accommodation in a guest house, checking in, lunch, we leave to the Singing dunes.
14:30 - The Singing Dune – a walk, hike, climb to the top.
16:00 - Oshaktas Stella visit.
If you're lucky, we will see the animals, which live only in the National Park - kulan, Przewalski's horse and so on.

Day 2.
8:00 - Breakfast, workout.
9:00 - departure to the foot of Aktau mountains.
10:30 - visiting a 700-year-old willow, a photo shoot.
12:00 - a walk in the valley of Aktau mountains overlooking the beautiful scenery of Cretaceous mountains.
17:00 - a return to the guest house, early dinner, departing to Almaty.

Price of tour

165 USD per person in a group of 6 , total 990 USD.
190 USD per person in a group of 5 , total 950 USD.
200 USD per person in a group of 4, total 800 USD.
250 USD per person in a group of 3, total 750 USD.
350 USD per person in a group of 2, total 700 USD.
630 USD for an individual tour.

The price includes:

- transport, 
- services of German-speaking/Russian-speaking guide, 
- eco-fees, 
- food, mineral water 1.5 l per guest/day,
- accommodation in the guest house. Each room has its own shower and toilet.
There is an option to to stay outdoor, overnight in tents at the foot of Aktau mountains.

Price does not include:
- soft and alcohol drinks, snacks
- rent of personal clothes, shoes
- telephone calls, personal expenses
- breakfast of the first day, dinner of the last day


Route Difficulty is standard, suitable for people with average physical training.
Precautions: a mandatory sun hat, sunglasses and an individual first aid kit.


We use photographs of the famous Kazakhstan photographer Deonisy Mit' in the promotion of our tours.

Order tour by clicking "Book A Tour", by calling Outfitter KZ team's telephone number: +7 701 457 6666 (Mariya, member of OUTKZ team). What'sApp, Telegram is available also on +7 701 457 6666. Or by email: outfitter.kz@gmail.com (Mariya).

A few words about Outfitter KZ team.

Lonely Planet marked us as TOP outdoor provider in Almaty city. Our team became a member of Kazakhstan Tourist Association in December 2018.


 awarded "Traveler's Choice" nomination to the Outfitter KZ team twice in 2020, 2021 as a local business with consistently positive traveler reviews.

The international tourist platform Indy Guide, in partnership with the national company Kazakh Tourism, awarded Outfitter KZ to SuperHost status.

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Tour Cost from: 165 USD
2 days trip

04 March 2017       10221 views


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