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4 Days / Amazing Manghystau Desert

An extraordinary journey to discover the Mangystau desert in a tent with final relaxation at Rixos!

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1 day / Aktau-Shopan Ata and Beket Ata
We will pick you up at the airport in the morning and head to the city of Aktau to have breakfast ( in case of arrivals before 9am, there are not much open restaurants in the city, so we’ll have breakfast at the airport) and then in the desert towards our first destination, Shopan Ata.

Shopan Ata

The underground mosque of Shopan Ata is associated with the name of the revered sage who once became mentor of Beket Ata (an important religious leader and educator). Today, there is an unspoken rule for pilgrims to stop at Shopan Ata before visiting the underground mosque of Beket Ata. The mosque is carved inside a rock and consists of 12 rooms. There are halls for religious rites and educational activities. In addition, there are a tomb of Shopan Ata and halls for pilgrims.
After the visit to the mosque, we will head to Beket Ata.

The underground mosque of Beket Ata is associated with the name of Beket Mr Rzagululy, a holy figure for Sufi Muslims. Every year, hundreds of pilgrims come there to commemorate him. Everyone notices the miraculous energy that prevails within the walls of the mosque.

The mosque consists of four rooms carved into the rock. Beket Ata is buried in one of them. His sister Akkuash’s grave is in the next room, in which only the women can enter. When you're ready to go, remember not to turn your back on the graves, not to offend the spirits of the people buried here.

Overnight: tent camp near Beket Ata
Meals: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

Day 2 / Beket Ata – Bozhira Canyon

Leaving Beket Ata, we will head to the Bozhira Canyon, one of the most spectacular white canyons.

Bozhira is a magnificent creation of different atmospheric agents as well as erosion, which is located on the territory of the Ustyurt plateau. Here, you can see vast clay deserts, calcareous mountains, hills whose height is superior to 200 meters (650 foots). In the Mesozoic era, this area was covered by the Thetys Ocean, so now you can find many shells pits and teeth of prehistoric sharks.

Bozhira is an attraction not to be missed in the province of Mangystau and will surely provoke many emotions.

We will set up the tents and have the chance to do hiking in the area with a wonderful excursion to the top of the plateau.

Overnight: tent camp near Bozhira
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner



Day 3 / Bozhira Canyon – Valley of Balls

Near the city of Shetpe, in Western Kazakhstan, there is the Valley of Balls, or Torysh, as it is known in Kazakh. It consists of numerous rock formations similar to balls scattered over a wide range of steppes. The spheres vary in size from tiny rocks resembling marble to enormous rocks of the size of a car.

Overnight depending on the availability: tent camp
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner



Day 4 / Torysk – Aktau 

We will return to the city of Aktau after lunch, drop off the luggage at the hotel, and have some free time to visit the city, have a bath, and rest.
We will enter in the spectacular Rixos 5 star Hotel and we will enjoy the water park at the end of our journey. 

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch
Overnight depending on the availability: 3 Star Hotel ( Upgrate to 4-5 star hotel possible on request )  


Booking Terms:
Tour Rates Include: accommodation as wrote in the program, private transportation in car or minivan; professional English-speaking guide service ( other languages on request ); environmental and entry fees.

Booking Terms: 50% of the payment at the booking and 50% one month before departure. Payment up to 5 instalments available with an extra instalment of 5%. Accepted methods of payment: cash in local currency, usd or euro, bank transfer, payment by bank card from our website.

Cancellation Terms: 80% of the tour price is not refundable in case of tour cancellation less than 14 days before tour departure date. Tour price is not refundable in case of tour cancellation 24 hours or less before tour departure time, as well as in case of no-show.

Group Size: Minimum 1 person, maximum 15 people.

How to book: To book your next adventure send an email to, or you can contact us directly in the chat on the right, or at the number ( Wattsapp and telegram only ) +77074870513. Thanks and see you soon ♥

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