Mangystau Tours

Mangystau Tours

Mangystau, tucked away in the southwestern corner of Kazakhstan, is a region brimming with some of the most astonishing and fantastical sights: immense stone spheres, dramatic canyons and gorges, expansive salt plains, and much more! These natural wonders are a legacy of the ancient Tethys Ocean, whose seabed rose some 60 million years ago.

Exploring Mangystau means embarking on either group or individual jeep journeys across the vast Kazakh steppe. Mangystau tours take you from one remarkable monument to the next, traversing hundreds of kilometers of both asphalt and rugged trails. Along the way, you'll get a taste of local culture, encounter wandering camels, and experience true solitude far from bustling cities. Choose your Mangistau tour for an unforgettable expedition to a landscape that feels like another planet.

Explore the Top 4 Must-Visit Locations in Mangystau.

Bozzhyra, Mangystau
Bozzhyra offers the opportunity to explore the Fangs Formation, a well-known viewpoint within the park that showcases remarkable geological features.
Torysh, Mangystau
Torysh invites you to discover the Valley of Spheres, renowned for its spherical rock formations that shape a surreal and otherworldly terrain.
Tuzbair, Mangystau
Tuzbair Salt Marsh 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, Mangystau
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.

Explore Mangystau 6 Days Tour Explore Mangystau 6 Days Tour
6 Days | All year round | Zhygylgan, Shakpak-ata, Torysh, Kok-kala, Sherkala, Airakty, Karaman-ata, Ybykty, Tuzbair, Kyzylkup, Beket-ata, Bozzhyra
Embark on an epic journey through Mangystau, where you'll encounter the region's most spectacular sights — from towering canyons and cliffs to majestic limestone mountains and hidden underground Sufi mosques. This is more than just a tour; it's a real jeep adventure, complete with overnight tent stays, immersing you in the unforgettable wilderness of Kazakhstan!

Discover Mangystau 4 Days Jeep Tour Discover Mangystau Jeep Tour
4 Days | All year round | Torysh, Kok-kala, Sherkala, Ayrakty, Tuzbair, Kyzylkup, Bozzhyra
A compact tour of all the main natural monuments of Mangystau, in which you will see such places as Torysh Valley of balls, Sherkala Mountain, Airakty Valley of castles, the white salt marsh of Tuzbair and the impressive Bozzhyra tract. The tour will take place by jeep and overnight stays will be in tents and yurts.

Mangystau Adventure 2 Days Tour Mangystau Adventure 2 Days Tour
2 Days | All year round | Kyzylkup, Bozzhyra
Embark on a short tour to Mangystau's most iconic site, the Bozzhyra tract. This tour offers three exhilarating observation platforms showcasing incredible, surreal landscapes. You'll also experience an overnight tent stay at the base of towering rocks. Additionally, the tour features a visit to the Kyzylkup tract, affectionately known as "Tiramisu" for its distinctive red and white layered hills.

Day trip to Kyzylkup and Bozzhyra Day trip to Kyzylkup and Bozzhyra
1 Day | All year round | Kyzylkup, Bozzhyra
This one-day tour involves a substantial amount of travel from Aktau to the Bozzhyra tract and back. Though the journey is long, it's well worth it for the breathtaking views from three exhilarating observation decks. Additionally, as a bonus, you'll visit the Kyzylkup tract, renowned for its striking red and white hills.

Day trip to Torysh, Sherkala and Airakty Day trip to Torysh, Sherkala and Airakty
1 Day | All year round | Torysh, Sherkala, Airakty
A thrilling journey north of Aktau, where in just one day you will see three popular Mangystau attractions - the mysterious valley of balls "Torysh", the majestic Mount Sherkala, and the valley of Airakty castles, where the walls of the mountains look like man-made creations.

Highlights of Mangystau - Western Kazakhstan by OREXCA

Are you intrigued by the idea of embarking on a tailor-made adventure through the captivating landscapes of Mangystau, Kazakhstan? Discover hidden gems, experience the rich local culture, and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of this unique region with a personalized tour.

  • • Zhygylgan Fault is an enchanting location graced with majestic cliffs and intriguing lion footprints from a distant past. Prepare to be spellbound by the sweeping vistas and uncover extraordinary geological marvels that are sure to inspire a sense of wonder.
  • • Kapamsay Canyon invites you to lose yourself in its awe-inspiring landscapes while you explore its challenging terrain, allowing you to witness the pinnacle of nature's magnificence.
  • • Shakpak-Ata Underground Mosque is a historical and cultural wonder that traces its origins to the X-XIII centuries. Delve into its intricate architecture, immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the region, and be in awe of the sanctity that envelops this concealed treasure.
  • • Karaman-Ata Underground Mosque beckons you to explore its subterranean depths, where you can behold the echoes of a distant era, immersing yourself in the profound spirituality and historical importance of this extraordinary location.
  • • Ybykty Canyon invites you to journey through this incredible canyon, showcasing porous geological formations reminiscent of famous canyons found across the globe. Let nature amaze you with its breathtaking creations.
  • • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions on Mangystau Tours, Kazakhstan (FAQ):

No special equipment or fitness level is necessary for the Mangystau tour.
Just make sure to bring hiking shoes, slippers 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, personal hygiene items for Mangystau tour.
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.
When you choose our Mangystau tour package in Kazakhstan, you can expect a wide array of inclusions designed to enhance your travel experience. These offerings consist of airport transfers, accommodation, transportation 4WD, meals and knowledgeable local guides.