Route 04-08
An acquaintance with the unique creations of the nomadic masters of stone-cutting art awaits you on this route. Underground mosques are very rare phenomena in the history of Asian Sufism. Underground mosques carved into the rocks of the natural landscape of the region are considered especially revered holy places.
  • 2 days / 1 night

    The duration of the tour.
  • 660 km.

    The total length of the tour
  • Year-round

  • A sacred tour with observance of rituals accepted in holy places

    The special feature of the tour
  • an SUV or a bus

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

    A professional guide to choose from
  • In a natural felt yurt in the "Ethnic village "Kogez"

    Type of placement
  • In the cafe "Kogez", on the basis of dinner and breakfast

    Type of food
Day 1
Aktau city – Sultan epe underground mosque – Sultan epe say canyon – Shakpak ata underground mosque – Yotolla underground mosque (Uytoli) – yurt camping "Ethno village "Kogez", overnight in a natural yurt.
Acquaintance with underground mosques begins with a visit to the underground mosque and the grave of Saint Sultan epe - a place with a special positive energy, on the territory of which there is a well with fresh water, according to legend, with healing properties.
A walk through the Sultan Epesai Canyon.
Transfer Sultan epe – Shakpak ata. The Temple of the Sun in ancient times, Shakpak ata, is a monument of history and culture of the tenth 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. Feel spiritual peace by visiting the underground Shakpak Ata Mosque.
On the way, check in at the Yotolla Mosque.

In the evening, arrive at a cozy and hospitable yurt ethno - camping located in the picturesque mountainous part of Mangystau, where you will have dinner in a cafe, rest in a park area, evening by the campfire, overnight in a natural felt yurt.
On request and for an additional fee, an excursion "Under the arch of the Kazakh yurt".
Day 2
Ethno village "Kogez" - underground mosque Beket ata (Tobykty) – necropolis Kulbarak batyr – underground mosque Karaman ata – openwork canyon Ybykty - Aktau city.
After breakfast in the ethno village, continue the tour.
The 3rd Beket ata Mosque in Tobykty is located on the Buzachi peninsula. Mystical events from the life of the great Sufi are connected with it. After reading the prayer 5 times, he left here the purity of faith and spirituality.
Next, departure to the Kulbarak Batyr necropolis.
In his epic, the famous steppe akyn colorfully describes the heroic feat of the proud and courageous batyr Kulbarak ata and his tragic fate. There are more than 150 unique structures of different times and types on the Kulbarak ata necropolis.
Transfer to the underground mosque and necropolises of St. Karaman ata (XII-XIX centuries) – one of the oldest necropolises in Mangystau, a visit to which will be interesting for both adults and young people, since Karaman ata is considered the patron saint of the young. The special healing energy of this place has been attracting people for many years who go for the blessing of the holy elder Karaman Ata.

Transfer Karaman ata – Ybykty. A walk along the bottom of the openwork canyon Ybyktysai, where two Elements - Wind and Water created the bizarrely indented walls of the canyon.

In the evening, return to Aktau city. End of service
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