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Overview
On the right bank of the Ili River, in the Altyn-Emel National Park, there is a natural phenomenon - the Singing Dune. In dry weather, you can hear the melodious sounds from the sand dunes that resemble organ playing. Legend says that these are the melodies of spirits of the desert, but scientists have other opinion. Observations showed that the greater the moving mass of sand, the louder the sand dune sounds — slide down from the dunes, and the sound will become more expressive. The sand dune was formed as a result of blowing sand from the shoals of the Ili River. Singing sand dunes are also found in only few places in the world: the city of Tarfaya (Morocco), in the Namib Desert (Africa), in Wales (England), near the Dunhun Oasis (China) and in the Nevada Desert (USA). On the excursion we will walk along the very crest of the dune and take a ride from the dune, making it sing louder!
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    Altyn-Emel
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    You will visit one of the most magnificent places of Kazakhstan - The Singing Dune in Altyn-Emel National Park. In dry weather, you can hear the melodious sounds from the sand dunes that resemble organ playing. Over the time, this huge dune has grown: up to 3 kilometers long and 150 meters high.
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Duration
16h
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Altyn-Emel
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  • Lunch
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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