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    Altyn-Emel singing sand dune private guided tour

    Altyn-Emel singing sand dune private guided tour
     
    $1000 per 1 pax
    $1127 per 2 pax
    $1230 per 3 pax
    $1330 per 4 pax


    NOTE: the price may vary depending on the language
     
    Tour duration: 2 days 1 night
    Tour type: private
    Languages: English, Spanish, Russian, French
     
    Tour itinerary:

    Day 1:
    Almaty city suburbs, local villages, agricultural areas, Kapshagay city (area of casinos and night clubs), Kapchagay Reservoir, Ili River, steppes and wild nature in the middle of nowhere, Altyn-Emel natural park, Altyn-Emel guest house check in and lunch, tour to the Singing Sand Dunes of Altyn-Emel, dinner at the guest house, free time, overnight at the guest house.

    Day 2:
    Breakfast at the guest house, check out the guest house, a drive through Altyn-Emel natural park, admiring the wild animals and wild nature, exit the natural park, lunch at a local café, transfer back to Almaty city.

    Nature-lovers will find an unexpected paradise in Altyn-Emel National Park. The park covers 90 sq. km between the Ili River and Aktau mountain range. It is a mysterious and beautiful country with a long history and the unique natural environment. Nowhere you can find more amazing remains of the Saka culture: ancient burial mounds and rock carvings of wild animals and hunting scenes.
    Another unique natural wonder is the Singing Sand Dune, 182 km north-east of Almaty, on the right bank of the Ili River. In dry weather this sand-dune emits a sound like a pipe organ playing. The Singing Sand Dune makes an unforgettable impression. The humming and vibration are caused by the scarcely perceptible movement of sand sliding down the slope. The friction caused by the movement of the dry grains of sand, combined with the dry air, electrifies them, causing the vibration. Because of the surrounding favourable resonant conditions, powerful sound waves are produced which, bouncing off the solid ground, also cause the dune to vibrate. The sound can be heard from several kilometres away. The dune does not "sing" in wet weather. The dune is over 120 m high and 4 km long. Despite the looseness of the sand and the strong winds, the dune does not move around the plain but has remained in the same place for millennia. Its south-western slope is smooth while the opposite north-eastern side has several ridges with gentle inclines. The dune has a sharp ridge with several protruding peaks, so it is actually possible to ski down it.
     
    Tour inclusions:
    Accommodation at the guest house in Altyn-Emel
    Lunch and dinner on day 1
    Breakfast and lunch on day 2
    Altyn-Emel entrance tickets
    Private ground transportation
    Private licensed tour guide
    Private licensed chauffeur
    Fuel, tolls
     
    NOTE:
    Please, check the availability and the tour price before booking. We arrange our tours in different languages and for a different number of people. For a free accurate quote, just call or email us.

     

     

    Price: 1000 USD
    Altyn-Emel singing sand dune private guided tour