White Pearl

White Pearl

White Pearl, Kazakhstan tours.

Name of the tour: White Pearl 

Length of itinerary: 4 days / 3 nights  

Day 1: Almaty – Tamgaly – Altyn Emel
After arrival at the Almaty International Airport, your professional Kazakh driver will meet you and you will get started your “White Pearl” tour exploring the south of Kazakhstan. The first destionation will be Altyn Emel national park. On the way we will stop at Tamgaly Tas. We will pass by artificial Kapshagai water reservoir. It is the biggest in Almaty region, with the casinos of "Kazakh Las-Vegas" on its bank. Further you will arrive to Tamgaly Tas, the first sightseeing destination on the bank of Ili river. Tamgaly Tas is considered as the unique monument with images of Buddha’s and texts in Tibetan, Kalmyk and other languages. Then you will have another couple of driving hours to Basshi village, which is located at the territory of Altyn Emel National Park. There you will have an excursion to the Singing Dune. It reaches a height of 150 meters and a length of about 3 km, and is located in one of the corners of the Altyn-Emel National Park. This sandy hill consists of very fine pure sand, which starts to "sing" in windy weather and its sound reminds the organ music. After hiking up to the 150-meter dune, you will come back to Basshi village. You will spend the night in a cozy local hotel.

Day 2: Altyn Emel
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will start your tour driving on unpaved park roads over 80 km which will take approximately 2 hours to the Aktau Mountains. The name of the mountains is translated from Kazakh language as White Mountains and these are world-renowned paleontological field. In the layers of Paleogene lacustrine deposits well-preserved remains of ancient animals whose age is estimated at 25-30 million years have been found. Among the finds there are the remains the giant rhinos, crocodiles, turtles. Huge conical mountains remind the Egyptian pyramids and are a magical scene of the variety of shapes and colors. A walk on Martian landscape requires nothing special from you, except to be attentive on a soft sandy surface and to add some fantasy listening to the guide's stories about inhabitants of an ancient ocean. After having an unbelievable tour at Aktau mountains, you will return to Basshi village where you will stay for overnight.

Day 3: Altyn Emel – Charyn – Almaty  
On the third day of your tour you will have a transfer to Ash-tree Grove on the Temerlik River. In the lower reaches of the Charyn River and its tributary Temirlik there is a unique place, where relict species of Sogdian Ash-tree are growing. According to a legend, another 5 million years ago a wind blew a winged seed of Sogdian Ash-tree in this so-called "Valley of Yurts”. In 1964 the Ash-tree Grove has been given the status of the monument of nature. The four trees of about the same age are fenced off in the grove. It is like an open-air museum. After that you will continue driving to Charyn Canyon. After arrival, you will admire the grand panorama and go down the stairs to the bottom of the canyon. You will walk around 2 km through the maze of the Castles Valley with its walls of bizarre shapes overhanging you.

Charyn Canyon is a natural complex, unique in its kind not only in Kazakhstan but also worldwide. It was formed during Paleogene and reminds the Grand Canyon of Colorado River in North America, although inferior to it in size. It is possible to spend hours walking among the strange towers and columns, being surprised by the wild imagination of the nature. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to the hotel in Almaty.

Day 4: Flight
Today you will have a flight and return your home. This is the last day of your “White Pearl” tour in Kazakhstan. The transfer will pick you up in the morning to Almaty International airport.


02 pax – Sedan
04-10 pax – Sprinter

Price per person:
02 pax – 605 $
04 pax – 410 $
06 pax – 400 $
08 pax – 325 $
10 pax – 290 $
Single – 70 $

Half board – 75 $
Full board –135 $ 

English speaking guide –390 $ per group


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
      Almaty – “Kazakhstan” Hotel 3*
      Altyn Emel – “Aigai Kum” Hotel
- 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

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