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The amazing Manghystau Desert

5 Days / In the amazing Manghystau Desert

5 Days / In the amazing Manghystau Desert

From €1100 / per person
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The Manghystau region is a region of Kazakhstan, located in the western part of the country on the borders with Uzbekistan (to the east) and Turkmenistan, it also borders with the Kazakh regions of Aqtöbe and Atyrau. To the west it faces, with several hundreds of kilometers of coastline, the Caspian Sea.

Being occupied for a good portion by the Caspian depression, the altitudes drop to 70 meters below the average sea level.

Come and discover the Kazakh Desert of Mangystau with us on a unique adventure, with spectacular lunar and uninhabited places!
Prezzo del tour per persona con guida in lingua inglese:
1 person: 3200  /  2 people : 1600 €
3 people: 1300 €  /  4-8 people : 1100 €



* The price for this tour is not negotiable as it is a fixed price due to the MANDATORY permission to request to the Russian aerospace agency to enter the area, and does not depend on our agency. The cost of the permit on launch days is higher than on other days.


– PERMISSION must be requested at least 30 days before the tour starts or it is not possible to enter on time.


Please note that if you fly to Bajkonur from Russia you must have a Russian visa, if you enter from Kazakhstan you do not need a Russian visa.


* Guide in Italian available on request


*Our tours are customisable based on your need and budgets.
For any other informations and for booking your tour please contact us at info@qazaqstan.tours


What is included:

Breakfasts, lunches and dinners ( except where is indicated ), transportation by Jeep / off-road car/duster (depending on road conditions), half bottled water a day, museums fees, park fees, english speaking guide, driver, gas, pick up from 8 am to 21 pm and drop off in same time ( pickup and drop off from 21 to 8 am can in night and early morning time is possible with extra fee ).


What is not included:

Personal expenses, tips, airfare (only internal airfare where included), travel insurance, visa expenses, extra beverage ( during meals is included only water or tea ).

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Main Square, Old Town
  • Departure Time
    Approximately 8.30AM
  • Return Time
    Approximately 7.30PM
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable and light

Tour Plan


1 Day / Aktau

Arrival in Aktau, meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel and visit the city according to your interests. ( based on arrival by air flight)

Overnight: Hotel
Meals: Based on arrival by plane

2 Day / Torysh

08:00 Departure for Torysh - "Valley of Spheres", 196 km. ( around 3 hours) it is considered a "mystical place" for the locals and somewhat interesting for photographers.
The slope is covered with stone spheres. You can see single stones (from 0.5 m to 4 m), impressive in their symmetry and reminiscent of cosmic meteors, as well as rounded stones that "hit" each other, resembling huge snowmen or turtles.
13:00 Lunch in the valley.
14:00 Transfer to the side of the Sherkala mountain 150 km. (about 2.5 hours on the road) - one of the most photogenic places in the Mangystau region. Accommodation in a tented camp.
Sherkala is a lonely mountain with an unusual shape, about 94 km north-east from the city of Aktau, 18 km from the village of Shetpe. If you look at it from one side, the mountain resembles a huge white yurt, but on the other - Shergala remembers a sleeping lion, who rested his huge head on his paws. There is a popular belief, if you make a wish, before going around Shergala, it will become reality. However, the main thing - behind every curve, behind a new twist, an extraordinary view opens up, so unusual, that sometimes it seems that you have fallen on an uninhabited planet.

Overnight: Tent
Meals: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

3 Day / Tuzbair

Transfer to the salt marsh of Tuzbair (about 120 km - 2 hours on the way).
14:00 Arrival and accommodation in a tented camp. Dinner.
Tuzbair is an area of ideal beauty, which combines three colors: white - salt, limestone, clouds - blue - sky and hazelnut - soil color, emphasizing the whiteness of the salt. If you drive to Tuzbair from the west, as we will do, you will see a completely unexpected and surprising beauty. You will not take such photos anywhere else in the world, as in Tuzbair. Dinner. Overnight in a tented camp.

Overnight: Tent
Meals: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

4 Day / Boszhira

Transfer to the Boszhira section (150 km).
On the way, visit and photoshoot of the underground mosque, one of the sacred places of Mangistau.
Visit the Balayuk cave with a unique underground lake.
16:00 Arrival at the Boszhira stretch. Accommodation in a tented camp.

Overnight: Tent
Meals: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

5 Day / From Boszhira to Aktau

09:00 Departure from Boszhira. Return to Aktau 250 km (about 4 hours along the way, with stops for a photo - a little more). Along the way, there will be an opportunity to photograph the rich fauna of the Mangyshlak peninsula, if you are lucky, you can meet caracal, gazelle, mouflon, badgers, foxes ..
13:00 - 14:00 Arrival in Aktau. Hotel accommodation and free time.
20:00 - Departure for the airport and arrival in Almaty, transfer to the hotel, free dinner. (to check on the day of departure for Almaty)

Overnight: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

How to Book The tour

1- Read our Terms and Conditions HERE
2-Fill in the form that you find HERE for the reservation of the tour with your data
3- We will contact you within 24 hours to confirm the availability, then you will receive information about the payment (30% for the booking and 70% to be paid upon arrival).
4- After the deposit you will receive all the information on your trip and a copy of the itinerary. Remember to give us precise Instructions on where you arrive!
5- For any questions or information you can always contact us by mail to info@qazaqstan.tours
All tours are customised, if you want to add more days in one place or less in another, ask for a different itinerary o for insurance package, local flight + tour contact us at info@qazaqstan.tours

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