Day trip to Kyzylkup and Bozzhyra

Kyzylkup, Bozzhyra

This tour is tailor-made for those with just one free day in Aktau, or for those who prefer not to camp overnight but still wish to experience Mangystau's most spectacular sight. The Bozzhyra tract, with its otherworldly landscapes, towering cliffs, and stunning viewing platforms, is a highlight of the region. In addition, you'll get to explore the nearby Kyzylkup tract.

The only drawback of this tour is the lengthy travel required from Aktau to Bozzhyra and back. The journey spans 600 km and takes approximately 9-10 hours. While the majority of the route features high-quality asphalt roads, about 100 km will be on an average dirt road. However, the minor inconveniences are more than compensated for by the remarkable views from three observation platforms: "Martian Panorama," "Dragon's Crest," and "Fangs."

Highlights of Mangystau - Western Kazakhstan:

  • Bozzhyra National Park offers the opportunity to explore the Fangs Formation, a well-known viewpoint within the park that showcases remarkable geological features. Allow yourself to be entranced by the Dragon Crest, a geological formation that bears resemblance to a dragon's crest or a majestic ship's bow. Lastly, get ready to be astounded by Mars Panorama, where the landscapes transport you to another world, leaving you in awe.
  • Kyzylkup invites you to be awestruck by the enthralling beauty of Tiramisu Canyon, where the striking dark brown and white-striped rock formations compose a mesmerizing spectacle.

Day trip to Kyzylkup and Bozzhyra

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure! Rise and shine in Aktau as you meet your expert driver/guide at your hotel. Today, we're embarking on a thrilling day trip to Bozzhyra National Park and Kyzylkup Canyon. Brace yourself for a journey that will take you through 550 km of scenic roads and 70 km of off-road excitement. As we hit the road, we'll witness the most remarkable and visited locations in the area. From mind-boggling geological wonders to historical sites and breathtaking landscapes, this trip has it all. And don't worry about lunch - we'll make sure to keep your hunger at bay with a delicious meal on the road.

Our first stop will be at the awe-inspiring Tiramisu Canyon. This striking formation resembles a striped dessert, creating a vivid and picturesque scenery that will leave you in awe. Get ready to capture some incredible photos!

Next, prepare yourself for an otherworldly experience at the Bozzhyra Mars Panorama. This landscape will transport you to a different planet, with its unique and surreal features. You won't believe your eyes! But hold on, because the best is yet to come. Our tour's centerpiece, the Bozzhyra Dragon Crest Top View, awaits you. This magnificent mountain, resembling the crest of a dragon, will leave you speechless. It's truly a sight to behold. And just when you thought it couldn't get any better, we venture to the iconic Frangs Formation. Climb 100 meters to the top and be rewarded with an absolutely breathtaking panorama. Embrace the beauty of the beige walls that surround you and relish in this unique environment.

As the sun begins to set, we make our way back to Aktau, with memories of incredible experiences etched in our minds. This tour is guaranteed to leave you feeling exhilarated and craving for more adventures. Let's get this expedition started!

Duration: 10-11 hours.
Meals: lunch.
Accommodation: none.

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Good to know: No special equipment or fitness level required for this tour! Just make sure to bring hiking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing (sun hat, sunglasses, sun cream for hot weather; jacket, windbreaker, or raincoat for cold or rainy weather). Get ready for an amazing adventure tour to Kyzylkup and Bozzhyra!

  • Transportation throughout the tour (4WD);
  • English speaking local guide;
  • Entrance and eco-fees;
  • Meal as per the program (1 lunch).
  • International flight tickets before and after the tour;
  • Accommodation in Aktau;
  • Meals not indicated in the program;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Tips are not included (driver, guide, porter);
  • All other charges and services not mentioned under “Inclusions”.

Book Day trip to Kyzylkup and Bozzhyra with OREXCA. Join us for on adventure tour and immerse yourself in the captivating region of Mangystau. Discover Bozzhyra and Kyzylkup, its natural wonders, and experience its unique culture firsthand.

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The tour is private with your personal guide. There will be no other people joining the tour. Our guides will follow your own pace.
The starting time of the tour is up to you and may vary from 09.00 am to 16.00 pm.
We are happy to offer this tour for air/train passengers too. Our guide will meet you at the arrival station.


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