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$415.66 Cultural & Theme Tours

8 days unforgettable natural and cultural tour in Kyrgyzstan

Day 1. Airport Manas - Bishkek – Ala Archa National                                                                    Visiting Ala Archa alpine National Park, Bishkek city tour - Ala too aquare and Osh bazaar, Panfilov Park,Historical museum  Day 2. Bishkek - Cholpon Ata (Issyk Kul Lake)       Departure to Cholpon Ata through the north shore of Issyk-Kul lake. On the way visiting we will visit Burana Tower, which was the capital of the Karakhanid Empire in the 9th century. Lunch in Kyrgyz family near the tower, here we will eat Kyrgyz National dishes. Depart to Cholpon-Ata. We will visit Cholpon Ata historical museum and petroglyphs.       Day 3. Cholpon Ata – Grigoriev gorge - Karakol       In the morning, we set-off to Karakol via Grigoriev gorge This gorge is one of the most famous and beautiful natural sights of Issyk-Kul Lake. Departing to Karakol. Visiting Prjevalski museum in Karakol                       Day 4. Karakol – Jety Oguz – Fairy Tale Canyon – Almaluu Yurt campAfter breakfast city tour in Karakol. Sightseeing: Dungan Mosque, Russian Orthodox church and local bazaar. Lunch in a local restaurant in Karakol. We move from Karakol to Djety-Oguz valley with main attractions such as Broken Heart and Seven Bulls. After that we will visit the Fairy Tale Canyon is located on the southern shore of lake.  Day 5.Almaluu Yurt camp – Son-Kul lake                 After breakfast we depart to Son Kul. Lake Son Kul is a mountainous lake on the altitude of 3016 meters above the sea level.Here we can organize for you horses, and you can try to ride a horse.It is the best opportunity for people who would like to experience the real nomadic life and culture. Dinner.              Day 6. Son-Kul lake – Kochkor - Chon Kemin Nature Park                                                             After breakfast departure to Chon Kemin, valley is a unique natural environment with diverse flora and fauna that features beautiful landscapes, from semi-deserts to glaciers.Dinner and overnight in a local Guest House. Lunch in Kyrgyz Family in Kochkor. Dinner in Chon-Kemin Guest house.  Day 7. Chon-Kemin - Kegety gorge and waterfall - Bishkek                                                           After breakfast departure to Kegety gorge. Kegety Gorge is home to numerous streams, alpine meadows, and spruce forests. One stream in particular crescendos into a beautiful waterfall that is one of the most visited features within Kegety Gorge. Back to Bishkek.                       Day 8. Bishkek – Manas airport                       Meeting at the hotel, then we go to airport Manas. End of the service. 

$1590 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Overland expedition around Kyrgyzstan

ItineraryDay 1: Day at Bishkek cityStop At: Bishkek-City, BishkekUpon arrival at Manas International Airport in Bishkek you will be met by us in the terminal and transferred to our comfortable, 3-star hotel in the city. As everybody will be arriving at different times, today is a day of leisure. You can choose to relax in the hotel, check out one of the many lovely cafes Bishkek has to offer or go on a self-guided walking tour. There will be our first group meeting at 6pm, followed by a delicious dinner in one of our favourite restaurants in the city.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at 3-4 star hotelDay 2: Bishkek- Kalmak AshuuStop At: Chon-Kemin National Park, Kemin, Chuy ProvinceWe’ll have breakfast at our hotel before leaving early in the morning for Chong Kemin, a beautiful village located in a valley. Along the way we’ll stop off at the 9th century minaret, the Burana Tower, and then continue to our guesthouse for a nice lunch. In the afternoon we will go for a mountain hike to get some beautiful views of the region. Dinner will be in the guesthouse.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Authentic type Guest HouseDay 3: Chong Kemin to Song KulStop At: Song Kol Lake, Naryn, Naryn ProvinceAfter breakfast in our guesthouse we will start driving towards the large town of Kochkor. Here we will have lunch with a local family known for their amazing handicrafts. After the meal we will be treated to a workshop on how to make the felt handicrafts that Kyrgyzstan is famous for. You will have the opportunity to purchase some handmade souvenirs before we continue the drive towards Song Kul, one of the jewels of the country.This alpine lake sits above 3000m and is surrounded by nomadic shepherds, looking after yaks, donkeys, goats and horses. We will be staying in a luxury yurt camp, the best one on the lake, and isolated from the other main yurt accommodations. Once we check in to our yurts we will head out for a short walk and enjoy a sunset photoshoot. Dinner will be prepared by the family in the yurt camp.Duration: 2 daysMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Yurt campDay 4: Day at Song KulStop At: Song Kol Lake, Naryn, Naryn ProvinceWe’ll wake early to catch what will hopefully be a gorgeous sunrise, and then have breakfast in the dining yurt. In the morning the whole group will take part in a half-day horse trek to visit some ancient petroglyphs and take in a spectacular panoramic view of the landscape. Lunch will be back at the yurt camp. In the afternoon the family will put on a boorsok show, teaching us how to make this famous, doughy snack that is a staple all around the country, and then there will be free time to relax before dinner. If the skies are clear we’ll do an astrophotography workshop to learn how to capture images of the Milky Way.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Yurt CampDay 5: Song Kul-BokonbaevStop At: Issyk-Kul Lake, Karakol, Issyk Kul ProvinceIn the morning we’ll have breakfast with our family at Song Kul before saying goodbye and driving down to Kyrgyzstan’s other legendary lake – Issyk Kul. Here we’ll stay in another high-end yurt camp near the shores of the lake. We’ll have lunch at the accommodation and then head off to what promises to be one of the highlights of the trip – an eagle hunting demonstration, hosted by a world champion! We’ll be given a close-up experience of how man and eagle have worked together for centuries in Central Asia, and you will have the opportunity to pose for photos holding the eagle yourself. There will also be a number of other traditional sporting demonstrations. In the evening will have dinner and a traditional folklore show.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Yurt campDay 6: Day at Issyk-Kul lakeStop At: Ethno-Cultural Tourist Destination South Shore of Issyk-Kul, Bokonbayevo, Issyk Kul ProvinceWe’ll have breakfast in the yurt camp and then set off for a half-day horse trek into the mountains. The views will be amazing, and after you’ve worked up an appetite we’ll return to camp for a delicious lunch. In the afternoon we’ll visit a nearby village that is famous for building yurts, the awesome domes we’ve been staying in for the last few nights. Here we’ll take part in a yurt-building demonstration from the world record holders for the fastest time to erect a yurt. We won’t be in a rush though – instead this will be a hands-on experience so you can learn how to build your own yurt! Afterwards we’ll head back to the yurt camp for dinner and another special show.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Yurt CampDay 7: Drive to Karakol cityStop At: Karakol Tourist Information Center, Karakol, Issyk Kul ProvinceWe’ll hit the road on an early start and start off the day’s adventures with a visit to Skazka Canyon, also known as Fairytale Canyon. This spectacular sandstone formation is like one giant playground for adults, and we’ll spend around an hour to climb all over the gorgeous canyon and take pictures of the rainbow-like formations. Afterwards we’ll continue on our way towards Jeti Oguz to get a gorgeous view of the Seven Bulls rock formation. In the late afternoon we’ll arrive in the cool town of Karakol, and check in to our awesome 3 star hotel. Dinner will be in an excellent local restaurant.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: 3-4 star hotelDay 8: Day at Karakol cityStop At: Karakol Historical Museum, Karakol, Issyk Kul ProvinceAfter breakfast we will go on a walking tour of Karakol city with a local guide and visit the famous Dungan mosque, the Russian Orthodox Cathedral and other highlights of the city.. For lunch we will be experiencing a traditional cooking class with a Dungan family. The Dungans are a Chinese-Muslim ethnic minority group that fled persecution in their homeland and settled in the valleys around Karakol. After learning about their history and visiting one of their mosques you will be taught how to make ashlanfu, one of their most famous dishes. Then enjoy one of the most amazing feasts you can imagine.The afternoon is free, then we will head off on a sunset kayaking mission on Issyk Kul. This is a brand new activity, and having the opportunity to go for a paddle around the stunning lake is definitely not to be missed. We’ll finish with dinner in a great local restaurant.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: 3-4 star hotelDay 9: Karakol - JyrgalanStop At: Jyrgalan Valley Trekking/Freeride Skiing, Karakol, Issyk Kul ProvinceToday we’re going to wake up before sunrise and head to the famous livestock bazaar in Karakol. Here hundreds of local farmers and herders get together every Sunday during the summer to buy and sell horses, goats, sheep and cows. It’s a manic, dusty, loud place, but is very interesting. We plan to go early as most of the trading actually starts around 3am, so this way we’ll beat the tourists and see it while it is still busy.Afterwards we’ll head back to the hotel for breakfast and to shower before driving out to Jyrgalan, our favourite place in all of Kyrgyzstan! This mountain village proved to be everyone’s favourite as well on our last two tours, and we’re sure you’ll fall in love with it. We have a couple of days jam packed with adventure for you, and we’ll start with a hike in the afternoon before enjoying a traditional Finnish sauna and dinner with the local family.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Guest HouseDay 10: Day at JyrgalanStop At: Jyrgalan Valley Trekking/Freeride Skiing, Karakol, Issyk Kul ProvinceAs tempting as it is to simply relax around the village of Jyrgalan, the real beauty is out in the mountains, and that’s exactly where we’re headed today. We’re going to go on a full-day horse trek to a beautiful alpine lake. Lunchboxes will be provided, and we’ll return again to the guesthouse for dinner. For those that don’t want to horse trek for an entire day, there are plenty of other options to do around the village or the mountains. Options will be discussed.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Guest HouseDay 11: Day at JyrgalanStop At: Jyrgalan Valley Trekking/Freeride Skiing, Karakol, Issyk Kul ProvinceToday we have another full-day guided hike planned, this time to a nearby mountain ridge that offers gorgeous views over the border into Kazakhstan. It’s of moderate difficulty, so decent fitness is required. Lunchboxes will be provided along the way. We’ll have dinner back at the guesthouse.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Guest HouseDay 12: Jyrgalan - Cholpon AtaStop At: Oluya Cholpon Ata Mausoleum, Cholpon Ata, Issyk Kul ProvinceToday we say our reluctant goodbyes to Jyrgalan and drive towards Cholpon Ata, one of the biggest towns on Issyk Kul’s north shore. For lunch we will visit a golden trout mountain farm and try our hand at a bit of fishing. For lunch we’ll have a delicious fresh fish spread, and then continue to the ancient petroglyphs spread out over hundreds of boulders in an open sky museum, and check out the new Rukh Ordo Cultural Centre. We’ll be staying in a lovely guesthouse in town, and have dinner at a nice restaurant in Cholpon AtaDuration: 24 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: 4 star hotelDay 13: Cholpon Ata - BishkekStop At: Bishkek-City, BishkekIt’s a short 3-hour drive to Bishkek, so we will have a leisurely breakfast and then get on the road. When we arrive back in the city we’ll check in to our hotel, and the afternoon is free to relax, pack your bags or get in a last bit of souvenir shopping. Lunch is included today, and we’ll have a final group dinner in the evening.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 14: Depart from BishkekStop At: Bishkek-City, BishkekThe final goodbyes will be sad, but it’s onto the next adventure! We’ll transfer you to the Manas International Airport in time to catch your departing flights.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$168 Cultural & Theme Tours

2 Days Best of Kyrgyz Canyons

ItineraryDay 1: DAY 1 – Meeting with a driver at your hotelStop At: Bishkek-City, BishkekPick up from hotelDepart towards Issyk-Kul Lake.First stop on the way is Burana Tower. We will have a short walk around the very famous ruins of the watch tower of the 9th century. We will visit museum where guide will tell you the story of this place and you can see ancient things, which were found during the excavation at the area. You will also go on top of the tower and can make nice shots with beautiful mountains behind.After we continue our drive to the first canyon located at Boom Gorge called Konorchek Canyons. Amazing and awesome place with red rocks, perfect for a short hike around. After hike we will have a group lunch in a café. And move towards our second canyon after lunch. We will arrive to today`s second canyon called Kok Moinok.If you dreamed about visiting Mars one day, your dream will come true at this place. The identical terrain will confuse your mind and you may think for a moment, that you`ve escaped from the planet Earth. We will continue our driving to our lodging place. We will have an overnight at the beautiful yurt camp right on the lake shore of Issyk-KulDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Yurt CampDay 2: DAY 2 – Two more canyonsStop At: Issyk-Kul Lake, Karakol, Issyk Kul ProvinceOur second day will start from breakfast at the yurt camp. And right after we will continue our investigation of local canyons.The next stop is Ak Sai canyons, located at the South Shore of Issyk-Kul lake. You will be amazed by different formations of red rocks and beautiful panoramic scenery of amazing Issyk-Kul lake. If you get lucky, you can also find an ancient petroglyphs at the rocks. After Ak Sai canyons we moving further and visiting our last but, very impressive canyon, probably the most well known in Kyrgyzstan called Skazka (Fairy tale)Various hikes are available at this place, but you will definitely recognize the “sleeping dragon” around all these rocks.Don`t forget you camera, you will make tons of great pictures during these two days. After lunch we are heading back to Bishkek city. Arrival to BishkekEnd of tour. Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

$576 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7 Days Freeride tour to Jyrgalan

Day 1 Arrival to Bishkek Manas airport Right after the arrival we will depart by 4x4 vehicle towards Jyrgalan village-We will visit very famous Burana tower on the way. The beautiful monument of 9th century reminds about Balasagun empire-Lunch in a café on the wayThis day we will spend driving to Jyrgalan. We will drive 460 km. But the road is very beautiful. The landscape will be changing constantly. This is great journey by itself. We will pass through Boom gorge and will pass beautiful Issyk-Kul lake right from its begining till the end.We will arrive to Jyrgalan in eveningCheck in at the guest houseDinnerDay 2 Skiing day at Jyrgalan– 8 am Breakfast– 9 am You can start ski tour right from the door of your guest house.– 1 pm Lunch at the guest house or lunchbox– 2pm Skiing time– 7 pm Dinner– 9 pm SaunaDay 3 Skiing day at Jyrgalan– 8 am Breakfast– 9 am You can start ski tour right from the door of your guest house.– 1 pm Lunch at the guest house or lunchbox– 2pm Skiing time– 7 pm DinnerDay 4 Skiing day at Jyrgalan– 8 am Breakfast– 9 am You can start ski tour right from the door of your guest house.– 1 pm Lunch at the guest house or lunchbox– 2pm Skiing time– 7 pm Dinner– 9pm SaunaDay5 Skiing day at Jyrgalan– 8 am Breakfast– 9 am You can start ski tour right from the door of your guest house.– 1 pm Lunch at the guest house or lunchbox– 2pm Skiing time– 7 pm DinnerDay6 Skiing day at Jyrgalan– 8 am Breakfast– 9 am You can start ski tour right from the door of your guest house.– 1 pm Lunch at the guest house or lunchbox– 2pm Skiing time– 7 pm DinnerDay7 Departure to Bishkek– 9 am Breakfast– 10 am We will move toward Bishkek city–  2pm Lunch– 5pm Arrive to Bishkek city or Manas Airport if you have flight this day. 

$600 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5 Days tour to Shaar Waterfall, Tashrabat and Song Kul with Horseriding

Day 1 - Day at Bishkek and Ala-ArchaArrival to Bishkek Manas airport 4* Hotel check inAfter short rest we will visit very beatiful gorge near with Bishkek city, called Ala-Archa. We will have a short hike there.We return to the city for lunch at local cafe with national specials. After lucnh we are going to explore the city. Meet our guide and get familiar with Bishkek during 2 hours city walking tourDinnerReturn to hotelDay 2 - Song Kul LakeToday we have a lot of driving toward Song Kul lake, but with some stops at great places.Our first stop at Burana Tower on the way.Our second stop is lunch at local craftsmen family.You will try local dishes, which people usually serve for their families on daily basis. And in addition will see former USSR house in the village from inside. And can see how local souvenirs and felt are produced. Arrival to Song KulFree timeDinnerSunset photoshootAccommodation - yurtDay 3 Horse riding and At BashiBreakfastRight after bmeal we will start a guided horse riding tour to the mountains surrounding Song Kul lake to enjoy the panorama of the lake. This trek will lasts around 2 hours. After we return back to yurtcamp for lunchLunchAfter luch we leave Song Kul and Drive to At Bashi villageArrival to the yrt campDinnerDay 4 Horse riding trek to Shaar WaterfallBreakfastAfter breakfast we are going to ride on horses to the most beautifull and tallest waterfall in Central Asia. This trek will take a 3-5 hours one way. Having free time and making pictures. And having LunchWay back to yurt campDinnerAccommodation - Yurt stayDay5 Visiting of TashrabatAfter breakfast we depart from yurt camp to very aincient and mysterious place called Tashrabat.Having some free time and go inside the Caravasaray buildingAfter,  drive to Naryn city for lunchDrive back to Bishkek city4 * hotel check in in Bishkek city. 

$48 Day Trips & Excursions

1 Day Burana-Kegety Gorge-Kol-Tor lake trip

We will depart from Bishkek early in the morning. Take a 1 hour drive to Tokmok city and visit Burana tower.  We will observe a Bal Bal stones, visit the museum and go on top of the tower.  After we will drive toward Tien Shan mountains to Kegety gorge, where we will have a great trek to Kol Tor lake. The trek will take 4 hours one way. We will arrive back to Bishkek city around 7-8pm.    Please take water, backpacks with hot clothes for change, second pair of socks, lunch and snacks, rain jackets, and photo camera. This trek is very scenic. Tons of cool pics are guaranteed.