ROUTE 04-14
«CONTRASTS OF MANGISTAU» 3 days / 2 nights
  • 3 days / 2 nights

    The duration of the tour.
  • 540 km.

    The total length of the tour
  • from April to November

  • an SUV or a bus

    Type of transport
  • Russian-speaking / Kazakh-speaking / English-speaking

    A professional guide to choose from
  • in natural felt yurts in the ethno village "Kogez" (4-5 people per yurt) - 2 nights

    Type of placement
  • in the cafe of the ethno village "Kogez" and lunch boxes

    Type of food
Day 1
Aktau city - Zhygylgan canyon - underground mosque Sultan epe - Sultan epe sai canyon - yurt glamping "Ethno aul "Kogez", overnight in a natural yurt.
In the morning departure from Aktau city.
Visiting the grandiose geological fallen earth Zhygylgan. The huge Zhygylgan canyon is in the form of a regular circle with a diameter of up to 10 km, one edge of which goes into the sea, formed as a result of strong landslide processes. Tourists will have the opportunity to walk along the bottom of the canyon among the heaps of rock fragments of the most bizarre shapes and see the traces of primitive horses and saber-toothed cats frozen in stone. After long walks among the stone forest in Zhygylgan, you will have a rest with swimming in the sea.
A visit to the underground mosque and the grave of St. Sultan Epe - a place with a special positive energy, on the territory of which there is a well with fresh water, which, according to legend, has healing properties. Walk along the canyon Sultan epe sai.

In the evening, arrival at a cozy and hospitable yurt ethno-camping located in the picturesque mountainous part of Mangistau, where you will have dinner in a cafe, rest in a park area, evening by the fire, accommodation in a natural 5-seat yurt made of felt.On request and for an additional fee, an excursion “Under the dome of the Kazakh yurt”.
Day 2
Ethno aul "Kogez" - mountain remnant of Sherkala - a chain of remnant mountains in the Shomanai valley - Airakty (Valley of Castles) - chalk canyon Zhylshy - yurt glamping "Ethno aul "Kogez", overnight in a natural yurt.
Mount Sherkala is a unique natural object, a lonely mountain remnant from different points of view, striking in the variety of its shapes and outlines, creating a fantastic impression of mysticism and monumentality. Walking tour around the mountain.
A visit to the territory where one of the most ancient and unique settlements of the Great Silk Road once was located, surprisingly connected with the Caspian Sea.Excursion along the Shomanai valley - Airakty (Valley of Castles), in the center of which mountain remnants rise like majestic castles of the Middle Ages and at every turn a new transformation of rock masses. The grandiosity of the scale and unique color awakens the imagination and delights. Along the sides of Mount Airakty, on blocks of chalk, you can see scratched drawings, called by one of the researchers “Steppe symphonies”Further departure to the chalky canyon Zhylshy. A walk along the snow-white chalk canyon, where the two elements Water and Wind whimsically dotted the walls of the channel with grottoes, gutters and combs.

In the evening, return to the ethno village "Kogez", where you will have dinner in a cafe and overnight in a natural felt yurt (accommodation for 5 people in a yurt).
Day 3
Ethno aul "Kogez" - valley of spherical stone concretions Torysh - Shakpak ata underground mosque - Kapamsay canyon - Aktau city.

Transfer Kogez - the valley of spherical stone concretions Torysh. Arrival in a mysterious valley dotted with huge stone balls, the origin of which is still a matter of scientific controversy. Walking along the valley, taking pictures among the bizarre forms of stone concretions.Transfer Torysh - Shakpak ata. Tourists will visit the Shakpak-Ata underground mosque, a monument of history and culture of the 10th century. Gloomy, squeezed by thick walls, covered with drawings and signs, the sanctuary is hidden from the expanses of earth and sky, from human voices. The mosque makes you feel the breath of antiquity, marvel at the skill of the ancient builders, their ability to link the formidable nature and the grandeur of the temple into one whole.Further along the route, acquaintance with the chalk canyon Kapamsay. Panorama of the steep slopes, a short walk along the bottom of the canyon.