We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Worth the Drive

The views all around were amazing despite the long drive from Almaty. We stayed at a guest house... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Altyn-Emel N.P. - Singing Dune

It‘s worth it to drive to the singing dune. You don‘t need a guide !!!! or 4WD to get there- a... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Como, Italy
via mobile
Read all 22 reviews
All photos (70)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good18%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“guest house”(2 reviews)
“national park”(3 reviews)
“dune”(6 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Abylay khana 55, Almaty 050004, Kazakhstan
+7 727 250 0451
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Almaty
from $390.00
More Info
from $83.00
More Info
Reviews (22)
Filter reviews
10 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsguest housenational parkdunesingingbumpymountainsguide
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views all around were amazing despite the long drive from Almaty. We stayed at a guest house later that day and departed to the singing dunes the next day.

Thank HindAlAmeri
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

It‘s worth it to drive to the singing dune. You don‘t need a guide !!!! or 4WD to get there- a normal car is ok. It‘s a bumpy dirt road but you can make it. Entrance ticket can be bought at N.P. Office in Bsharri....More

1  Thank liller15
Reviewed May 25, 2018

It's a long bumpy drive but I would recommend you go to this area if you can. We had a couple of days there and visited the singing dune (that did sing briefly!) and Aktau mountains. Very impressive scenery and some nice walking along the...More

1  Thank sand100
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

4-5 hours car drive from Almaty to reach there. We went Singing Dunes, stayed at the guest house for one night, then hiked the Aktau Mountain next day. The 'singing' of the singing duneswas not that obvious until we slided down the sand hill from...More

3  Thank Kenny C
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

These are remote places that are really difficult to get to. I wouldn't drive here by myself not even in my dreams. But it's well worth all the hassle and bumpy roads. Singing dune was not singing when we were there but it was most...More

2  Thank Domen_SI
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Day trip to Altyn Emel N P with an overnight stop in Guest House. Singing Sand Dunes amazing experience.

1  Thank Suebright
Reviewed June 7, 2017

Viisited Altyn-Emel National Park about a week ago on our way north from Almaty at the start of our drive around Kazakhstan. The singing dunes were incredible to hear, at first you think it’s a trick, someone playing a whistle in the distance or speakers...More

4  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Altyn Emel is a must see if you're in southern Kazakhstan. The landscapes are unlike any I've seen before - grasslands, a small desert in the middle of nowhere, and the most beautiful hills I've ever seen. Unless you're willing to rent a 4x4 and...More

6  Thank Olga K
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Local attractions include the singing sand, a large dune which is famous for the noises it produces (1.5 km length and 150m height), Aktau canyon and Katutau volcanic mountains. So called Singing Dune or Signing Sands is a popular attraction in Altyn-Emel. The size of...More

4  Thank Yuriy Y
Reviewed October 27, 2016

heard a lot about the place, but never been there. dune is great but the last 40 km to the dune is awful, so its better to use reliable car. singing dune is really singing and vibrating, it is very strange but amazing!

4  Thank Freestima
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 80 hotels in Almaty
Hotel Zhetysu
11 reviews
.00 miles away
Mercure Almaty City Center
21 reviews
.09 miles away
Kazzhol Hotel Almaty
384 reviews
.37 miles away
Uyut Hotel
129 reviews
.37 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,177 restaurants in Almaty
Zheti Kazyna
150 reviews
.10 miles away
25 reviews
.12 miles away
19 reviews
.13 miles away
10 reviews
.02 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 328 attractions in Almaty
Almaty Central Park
286 reviews
.48 miles away
Arbat Shopping Street
7 reviews
.17 miles away
18 reviews
.13 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
July 10, 2018|
Response from ashura0 |
Hi Mariana, you have a lot of plans. to me it seems too much. technicaly it may be possible. but only at the cost of staying 30min in some places. distances are larger than in europe :)
Google Translation