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$2 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Arrival or Departure Transfer: Bishkek Airport

Just as you arrive to Bishkek International Airport, your driver will greet you with a name plate and transfer to your hotel in the Bishkek city. This is a private transfer which means that you will not share a car with anyone apart from your booking. The cars used for this service are less than 5 years old. Private transfers can make your stay much more simple and enjoyable.  Don't go through all the stress of taking a taxi or facing long shuttle queues and make the best of your journey from the moment you arrive on Bishkek Airport. The driver is well trained and will make sure that you have a smooth ride from door to door. Please bear in mind, that drivers might not speak English fluently.

$356 Cultural & Theme Tours

World Nomad Games III in Issyk-Kul

Enjoy a complimentary airport pickup and transfer to the to the town of Cholpon-Ata, which is located on the stunning crystal clear Issyk-Kul lake. The scenic trip passes through Boom Gorge, where you will have a meal at the local cafe, the Chu River and the town of Balykchi. Continue the way to the Cholpon-Ata city where you can choose a place to dine and have a rest at the hotel. On the second day you will explore the city of Cholpon Ata and visit the cultural center of Rukh Ordo and then you will visit the petroglyphs, located between the Northern and North-Western part of the city Cholpon-Ata and the southern part of the Kungei Ala-Too. Petroglyphs of Cholpon-Ata, constitute a temple under the open sky, where the religious rituals were performed associated with the spiritual world and life of the nomadic population of Issyk-Kul. Optional visit to local historical Museum. Have a lunch at a local cafe. In the evening you will attend the main event of the year for the World Nomad Games and witness  spectacular opening ceremony, which includes many famous entertainers from the participating countries around the world.On 3rd day, you will spend all the day in the Kyrchyn Gorge, where colorful performances of different cultures will take place. You will be able not only watch the different ethnic sport games, but also enjoy the culture, ethnic dances, songs, crafts and food. You will watch the competitions in the ethnic sport games, such as: Kok-Boru, means “Blue wolf” (recognized as UNESCO Heritage from 2017), Ordo or Salburun - the hunting with eagles, and etc.The most of the horse games are held in the hippodrome, and the rest cultural ethnic games are held in the beautiful gorge Kyrchyn. We will be able to visit both locations during the entire day to dive in the ethnic sport and nomadic culture. Returning back to Bishkek in the evening.

$60 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Visit to Ala-Archa National Park

You will visit National Park Ala-Archa, where you will dive into real natural fairytale. “Аlа” from Kyrgyz language means bright, colorful, and “аrcha” is a juniper. Enjoy the scenery of gorge with surrounding mountains which is covered with junipers, which change their colors depending on the season.  Interesting to note that Ala-Archa Park was created to preserve natural environment, the endangered rare species of animals and plants, as well as  to develop tourism and mountaineering as on of the main natural attractions near to Bishkek.Optional Activities for Extra Fees: Meeting with Berkutchi ( golden eagle hunter) and Eagle hunting demonstration. You will have a chance to experience and get to know how Kyrgyz people hunt with Golden eagles in its traditional form and capture truly spectacular scenes by taking photos or videos.

$163 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Son-Kul Lake Tour

The first stop at the Burana Tower - today the tower is a heritage of UNESCO and Kyrgyzstan. You will have a tour to whole complex, an excursion to Tower and a panoramic view from the Tower itself. In addition you will also be able to see the balbalas that are located around and were created by the ancient Turkic tribes. You continue the trip through the Boom Gorge - a kind of a thread that connects the three regions - Chui, Issyk-Kul and Naryn. On the road you can enjoy beautiful views of high mountains - somewhere steep and rocky, as well as the rapid flow of the Chu River. The next stop will be in the water reservoir Orto - Tokoi. Located on the Chu River, 2 km west of the village of Orto-Tokoi, on the border of the Naryn and Issyk-Kul regions. You will stop for lunch in Kochkor village, you can also visit open bazaar there. You will have another stop in the mountains for spring water tasting. It is a beautiful area with its flora and fauna, and if you are lucky you can observe yuks there (wild cows).Arrival at the mountain lake Son-Kul. Enjoy he cleanest mountain air, clear water of the lake, a peaceful place surrounded by mountains and settled with yurt camps. The local inhabitants here are simple Kyrgyz shepherds, that keep all the spiritual valuesand human purity. Overnight stay at yurts.On the second day rest in Son - Kul, have a ride on the horse, taking a walk around the lake. Lunch will be served at one of the local yurts, where you can enjoy Kyrgyz national food.After lunch you will return back to Bishkek. The road leads through very picturesque places. On the way you will visit the salt cave Chon - Tuz, the medicinal properties of which have healing effects. On the way, you'll stop in Boom Gorge for biological break and if you want you can buy some food. In the late evening you will arrive to the city of Bishkek.

$341 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Bishkek City Tour 3 Days

On a first day our experienced guide will meet you at the airport and drive you to the hotel. Have a breakfast and the rest. In the afternoon, you will have the chance to witness the Eagle hunting demonstration. You will learn also the nomadic tradition of hunting with golden eagle, how it used to be and how it is going nowadays. Then you will continue the trip to Ala-Archa. The gorge with surrounding mountains is covered with junipers, rare species of animals and plants. You will hike (1,5 km) along the river to enjoy the picturesque landscapes and nature.On the second day another wonderful trip awaits you to one of the beautiful gorge Chunkurchak. You will stay at Ethno-resort “Supara Chunkurcak”.It’s a unique place where eye catches the fantastic valley, pine forest and majestic mountains. Traditional Lunch - A warm welcome and delicious Kyrgyz food awaits you. You will get acquainted with the inspiration behind creation of this beautiful place and the features of Kyrgyz traditional yurts and stone houses. Enjoy the performance of the epic poem at the yurt by Manaschi. You will plunge into the culture of the nomadic people and learn their traditions, lifes and customs.-Optional activities: horse riding, archery-Optional: to stay for overnight at one of the Yurt or return to Bishkek to your hotel.On a third day after the breakfast you will visit one of the sights of the Great Silk Road, recognized as Kyrgyzstan’s and UNESCO heritage - the Burana tower and the stone graves “Balbals”. Experience the feeling of being in atmosphere of the 12th century and see firsthand the most ancient artifacts. Later take ride to Issyk-Ata gorge and hot hydrogen sulfide springs, with the the ancient image of Buddha. There you can taste of mineral water called "Arashan", as well as swim in the hot thermal springs (private pool).In the evening return to Bishkek and depart the next day.

$225 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Short tour to Issyk-Kul lake

The tour starts with heading to the village of Bokonbaevo.On the way you will visit Burana Tower an ancient minaret, recognised as UNESCO Heritage. You will have an excursion throughout the complex, go to the museum and see the panorama view from the tower itself. You will also see balbals on the territory of the complex - gravestones made by ancient Turkish tribes. Then you continue the scenic drive through Boom Gorge canyon along the Chu river with views of the mountains in the distance. Bokonbaevo village is a picturesque village on the southern shore of the lake Issyk-Kul, which is the center of ecological tourism in Kyrgyzstan. You will get acquainted with simple rural life and with the original Kyrgyz traditions.Lunch will be served in traditional way in one of the yurts, where you will have national food.  The rest of the day you will spend in the Yurt camp, where you can learn about the yurt installation process. You will have the chance to meet experienced berkutchi, who will share the story of hunting with golden eagles, their habits and features. Demonstration of the eagle hunting can be arranged for tourists for an additional fee.You will have national food and Kyrgyz Folklore performance for the Dinner. In the evening, after sunset, you can conveniently sit on the mat wrapped in blankets, choose the movie you like and watch in the big screen under the sky strewn with stars. On a second day, you will go to the Canyon Skazka (Fairytale). The canyon is an amazing place where sandy red formations take various fabulous forms. Walking along this gorge during the rest in Issyk-Kul brings not only aesthetic pleasure, but also unity with nature.  You will also see a canyon called "China Wall" with a length of 5 kilometers. Optional to visit: Barskoon waterfall, Mandjyly-Ata sacral place After a walk you will have lunch stop on the way back to Bishkek. Arrival to Bishkek in the evening.