Discover Mangystau Jeep Tour

Torysh, Kok-kala, Sherkala, Ayrakty, Tuzbair, Kyzylkup, Bozzhyra

This 4-day Mangystau tour is an immersive exploration of the region's stunning natural monuments. In just a handful of days, you'll experience the best landscapes forged from the ruins of the ancient Tethys Ocean. Over millions of years, limestone layers settled on the ocean floor, embedding shark remains and other marine life. About 60 million years ago, this seabed rose to form an immense plateau. Since then, wind and water have sculpted extraordinary reliefs into the rocks, unveiling the wonders of a bygone era.

Setting out from Aktau, the capital of Mangystau, you'll cover hundreds of kilometers on smooth asphalt roads, frequently veering off the beaten path into the heart of the Kazakh steppe. Your journey will take you along abandoned dirt roads to reach breathtaking viewpoints and surreal landscapes reminiscent of distant planets. In the midst of this stark wilderness, you'll camp under the vast expanse of the Milky Way.

Designed for the true adventurer with a passion for the extraordinary, this 4-day Discover Mangystau Jeep Tour offers an unforgettable experience. Long after your journey ends, you'll cherish the memories of Mangystau's otherworldly tranquility and cosmic silence.

Highlights of Mangystau - Western Kazakhstan: 

  • Torysh invites you to discover the Valley of Balls, renowned for its spherical rock formations that shape a surreal and otherworldly terrain, offering boundless chances for exploration and photography.
  • Kok-kala - Embark on a journey through time as you unearth the Jurassic Clays, ancient geological formations that harken back to the Jurassic period, providing a captivating window into the Earth's past.
  • Sherkala Mount beckons you to embark on an adventure to this unique geological wonder, boasting remarkable features. For hiking and climbing enthusiasts, it offers ample opportunities to pursue their passion while taking in the awe-inspiring vistas.
  • Airakty invites you to submerge yourself in the mesmerizing Valley of Castles, where colossal rock formations, reminiscent of grandiose castles, form a breathtaking backdrop for both exploration and photography.
  • Tuzbair Salt Flat beckons you to tread upon its pristine, snow-white salt expanse—a truly exceptional destination that offers captivating photo moments and an otherworldly ambiance.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Exhilarating adventure tour starting in the morning, with convenient pick-up from your hotel in Aktau or Aktau airport. Leave Aktau and make your way to the first stop: the Valley of Balls - Torysh. Here, marvel at remarkable rock formations resembling dragon eggs, perfectly circular and sliced in half. Enjoy a unique lunch in this captivating location.

Proceed to the next stop on your itinerary: the Jurassic Clays – Kok-kala. Immerse yourself in the fascinating geological features found in this area. Next, head towards Sherkala Mount, which possesses its own captivating narrative. Some describe it as resembling a yurt, while others perceive it as a sleeping lion.

Continue your journey to the Airakty Valley of Castles, where you will encounter hills shaped like castles with towering spires, offering picturesque vistas, especially during sunrise and sunset. Spend the night at a camp overlooking the castles. After a dinner, take the opportunity to capture the stunning night sky filled with stars, unpolluted by city lights. As darkness envelops the surroundings, prepare to be enchanted by the mesmerizing, awe-inspiring sight that awaits you.

Meals: lunch, dinner.
Accommodation: camping in a tent.

After a delightful breakfast of Discover Mangystau Tour, climb to the enchanting castles. This exhilarating journey promises not only adventure but breathtaking panoramic views of the castles once you reach the summit. Following this thrilling ascent, begin your drive to the mesmerizing Salt Flat Tuzbair. By lunchtime, you'll have arrived at the salt flat, where you can indulge in a delectable lunch. Before satisfying your appetite, take advantage of the opportunity to capture fascinating photographs on the glistening snow-white salt field.

Additionally, you'll make a stop at the awe-inspiring white limestone canyons, further enriching your journey with yet another captivating natural wonder. After thoroughly exploring the canyons, continue your drive to a charming Yurt Village, where you'll spend the night. This promises to be a truly unique cultural experience as you have the opportunity to stay in a yurt and immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of the locals. Enjoy a delectable dinner of local cuisine and share a yurt.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Accommodation: yurt camp (4-5 beds per yurt).

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, set off on a scenic drive towards the captivating Kyzylkup Canyon. Prepare to be amazed as you explore the stunning white limestone canyons, a truly remote and breathtaking location offering unique landscapes for your adventure. This extraordinary canyon is renowned for its mesmerizing striped dark brown and white colors, resembling the layers of a delectable Tiramisu cake.

Next, continue your journey towards the enchanting National Park Bozzhyra, a true haven of natural wonders with its awe-inspiring geological formations. Take a moment to refuel with a quick lunch along the way. Your first stop within the park will be the remarkable Bozzhyra Mars Panorama, a location that almost seems like another planet with its otherworldly and striking landscapes. Your journey then leads you to the magnificent Bozzhyra Dragon Crest Top View, a mount that proudly showcases its distinctive dragon crest-like shape, often compared to a grand ship. This unique geological formation is sure to leave you in awe. At your campsite, prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking view of the park's magnificent beige walls, creating a truly mesmerizing backdrop for your adventure.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Accommodation: camping in a tent.

After indulging in a delightful breakfast, our adventure begins with a visit to the awe-inspiring Bozzhyra Fangs Formation. You will have the opportunity to embark on a 20-minute walk to the Bozzhyra Fangs formation viewpoint, a renowned spot within the park that offers breathtaking panoramic views. As we bid farewell to this remarkable viewpoint, we will make our way back to Aktau, a journey that will take approximately 4-5 hours by car. Following a satisfying lunch in Zhanaozen, our drive will continue towards the vibrant city of Aktau. Arrive in Aktau, and drop-off at hotel or airport. End of Discover Mangystau 4 Days Jeep Tour.

Meals: breakfast, 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, long-sleeve shirts and pants to shield against the sun and potential insects) and towel, toothbrush, toothpaste. Get ready for an amazing adventure!
  • In case of unexpected weather conditions such as storms, heavy rain, or strong winds, the group may be required to leave the camp and seek shelter in the nearest guesthouses.


  • Accommodation - camping in tents 2 nights (tent, mat, sleeping bag, bedsheet, and pillow), yurt camp 1 night;
  • Transportation throughout the tour;
  • English speaking local guide;
  • Entrance and eco-fees;
  • Meal as per the program (4 lunches, 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners).
  • 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”.

Discover Mangystau 4 Days Jeep Tour with OREXCA. You'll encounter unforgettable moments while exploring the extraordinary natural wonders, rich history, and unique culture of this remarkable region. Often hailed as Kazakhstan's hidden gem, Mangystau will leave an indelible mark on your travel memories. Our experienced guides and local experts have dedicated themselves to ensuring that this journey becomes a truly enriching and immersive experience for you. We sincerely hope that during your adventure, you not only witnessed the beauty of Mangystau but also felt its heartbeat and connected with its soul. Thank you for choosing our Discover Mangystau 4 Days Jeep Tour.

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