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Alien landscapes of Mangistau with one of a kind Salty Hollow of Karyn Zharyk provided by Turan Asia

Alien landscapes of Mangistau with one of a kind Salty Hollow of Karyn Zharyk

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During this tour you will cross c.1800 km, this is one of the most challenging as well as one of the most adventurous tours! The wondrous region of Mangistau seemingly comes out of sci-fi movies. Vast lands covered in a salt spread as far as an eye can see. Nature used Mangistau as its workshop carving cliffs with wind and rain, painting them with multicoloured chalks. And the jewel of such work is Karyn Zharyk, a depression, the bottom of which is covered in salt-marshes that make the mountains seem to float on a cloud. There is also Tuzbair lake “Salty Walls”. Having a walk on the surface of the lake as if you are a hero of old legends possessing powers mentioned in Bible, and look at the water under you feet separated by a seemingly thin layer of salt. Mangistau is also a land filled with human creations striking in beauty. Underground mosques, historical monuments and remnants of forgotten civilizations are hidden among cliffs and valleys.
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5 stops
Day 1
Aktau- Karagiye Depression –...
Day 2
Zhana Ozen town – Tuesu sands –...
Day 3
Salty Hollow Karyn-Zharyk –...
Day 4
Mount Karamay – Boszhira valley...
Day 5
Beket Ata mosque-Tuzbair Salt...
Important Information
5 days
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Drinking water 1,5 L per person per day
  • Double accommodation in 3 * hotel in Zhanaozen on Day 1 (Temirkazyk hotel or similiar)
  • Accommodation in a tent from Day 2 to Day 5. Besides tents we also provide sleeping bags and mats
  • Entrance tickets and permission to Ustyrt Nature Reserve
  • Meeting and transfer from and to the airport
  • Entry/Admission - Ustyurt National Preserve
  • Entry/Admission - Bozzhira Canyon
  • Entry/Admission - Sor Tuzbair
  • Meals not indicated in the program and/or not included into the tour price
  • Single accommodation supplement (25 USD)
  • Visa support and registration on the territory of Kazakhstan, if required
  • All personal and other expenses
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Rasa wrote a review Oct 2019
Vilnius, Lithuania4 contributions
I had a wonderful time during five-day tour to Mangystau which exceeded my expectation. It was very easy to organize as the tour manager Aigerima was very helpful and managed everything perfectly. Great itinerary - with stunning places and incredible views. All places were
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from Turan A, Manager at Alien landscapes of Mangistau with one of a kind Salty Hollow of Karyn Zharyk
Responded 14 Oct 2019
Dear Rasa, thank you very much for kind review! We are very pleased to acknowledge you enjoyed the tour!!! You are right, Mangistau region is indeed stunnig place, miles away from habitual civilisation. It really gives you chance to forget about ordinary life and makes you feel yourself on Mars! :) Dear Rasa, we a looking forward new chances to assist you in your future tours throughout endless steppes of our Kazakhstan!:)
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By: Turan Asia
Absolutely amazing!!!
This was one of my TOP Tours I've ever made! Not only full and historic and spiritual vibrations but also the guide
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Makoto N
Beautiful one-day or weekend trip destination from Astana (Nur Sultan)
I stayed in Astana for several days for business, and had a couple of off days, so I asked locals what to do and I
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Great tour and recommended to visit
We enjoyed our time around Almaty Kazaghstan, it was fun, adventurous and relaxing all at once. The tour kept us bu
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Adrianne K
A Brilliant Unforgettable Day
I can THOROUGHLY RECOMMEND this tour. Please note it is not 24 hours as the key details state, but rather around 4-
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Highly recommended
This is a perfect way to get to know the stunning city of Nur-Sultan! Here is out of question to just ”walk around”
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Nature trip
Enjoyable ride and hike. Beautiful scenery. Nice lunch. Historical site. Tour guide is Informative and personable.
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Incredible trip. Extremely well organised. If you see anything in Kazakhstan go here. The agency was very helpful a
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Charyn Canyon at its best!
My husband and I are very grateful for the genuine hospitality provided by our guide by the name of Aydana and the
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Margaret R
We will never forget this experience!
My boyfriend and I had an incredible time visiting the eagle hunter (Arman) and his family. This tour is exactly as
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Carol S
Great Intro to the Culture & Heritage of Kazakhstan
With only one free day in Astana prior to a conference, my colleagues and I sought an experience that would quickly
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Stunning scenery
I had a day tour with Dimitri to Big Almaty Lake and watched the Bird show. The experience is amazing. Service is
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Key Details
  • Ustyurt National Preserve, Ustyurt National Preserve, and 3 more
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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