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$199 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Tour to Song Kol Lake

ItineraryDay 1: Song Kol LakeStop At: Burana Tower, Tokmok, Chuy ProvinceThe tour starts early in the morning. Our guide will meet you from earlier agreed spot. Your first stop at the Burana Tower - today it is the heritage of UNESCO and Kyrgyzstan as one of the Great Silk Road sight. Burana itself is a tower-minaret, was built in the 10th-12th centuries under the Karakhanids. You will have an unforgettable excursion in the entire complex territory, visiting the museum and a panoramic view from the Tower itself. Concerning the tower, you will also learn some legends regarding the meaning of the symbols on the walls and stone monuments around the area. In addition to the tower, you will also be able to see the balbals (stone gravers) that are located around and were created by the ancient Turkic tribes. This whole trip around the territory will help you to move into the atmosphere of the 12th century and see firsthand the most ancient artefacts.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Orto-Tokoy Water Reservoir, Kochkor, Naryn ProvinceAfter you will continue trip through the Boom Gorge it is 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.You will stop for lunch in of the local cafes. The next stop will be at the water reservoir Orto-Tokoy. Which is a perfect photo stop for watching and picturing amazing views. Then you will continue towards Song-Kul with the stop in Kochkor village, where you can also visit openbazaar there to shop for some snacks and drinks, as in the mountain you will be limited with the choice. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Son Kul Lake, Naryn ProvinceAlso 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 will be lucky you can observe yuks there (wild cows).The destination of the first day of the tour will be the mountain lake Song-Kul. The lake lies on an alpine mountain plain surrounded by meadows (jailoo) at an altitude of 2016 m above the sea level. It is the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan after Issyk-Kul lake. Since the ancient times till nowadays the area around the lake services for the local people as summer pasture (jailoo), where shepherds spend time during the summer. During the winter time the lake is difficult to access and there is almost nobody in the area. Pristine water, fresh air, nomadic lifestyle experience, amazing views, disconnection from the civilisation, opportunity to communicate with local people and horse riding is just amazing experiences worth of taking the tour to Song-Kul. You will be also able to try the life-giving drink from mare's milk "Kymyz" made by the local people. Because of the fantastically untouched nature, the purest air, aromatic and fragrant herbs, crystal clear glacial waters, Kymyz turns out to be the best, with a whole bouquet of aromas. Sometimes local people just come here for Kymyz treatment, as it is a good way of cleansing. The temperature in the nights can goes minus even during the summer, so we recommend you to have work clothes even though the your will be heated.Overnight stay in the Yurt Camp. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Yurt campDay 2: BishkekStop At: Chon-TuzBreakfast in the morning. On the second day you will have the chance of walking along the shore of the Song-Kul, some of you can be so brave even to swim, others can enjoy horse riding or watching and talking with local people and children, while they are playing different games. Lunch will be served at one of the local yurts, where you can enjoy Kyrgyz national food. After lunch, you will return to Bishkek. The road leads through very picturesque places. On the way, you will visit the salt cave Chong-Tuz. Salt cave is located in a mountain, the total length of natural and artificial walks is 2.5 kilometers. In a cave, you can find a lake of 80 meters in depth and find the walls with the salt icicles. This place is used to be resort for respiratory and allergic illness treatment. Today it is one of the touristic attraction that worth to visit during the trip. On the way back to Bishkek, the driver will stop in Boom Gorge for a biological break and if you want you can buy some food. In the late evening, you will arrive at the city of Bishkek.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

$200 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Fishing in river Kokomeren tour

The first stopping place will be the Too-Ashuu Pass, where you can take photos on the beautiful view of the pass, admire the panoramic view. You will pass the longest tunnel in the country before, and on the road you can stop to try Kyrgyz snack “Kurut”-  small dried salty yogurt balls. Literally every moment of the trip will be accompanied with a view of beautiful mountain slopes, forests and a big river. Going down with the bank of the river you will see the confluence of Karakol and Suusamyr rivers. Then you will stop in the village of Kojomkul, there you will have an excursion to the Kojomkul Museum - the museum is named after the legendary Kyrgyz strongman-hero, who lived in the late XIX - early XX century. You will have lunch in the mountain village Kyzyl-Oi - in the valley of Kokomeren river. The red clay covering the mountains from the foots to the peaks gives wonderful color to whole place. Around the village of Kyzyl-Oi there are many untouched places with unique flora and fauna and wonderful ecology that will allow the traveler to have a good rest away from civilization and to comprehend unity with nature.After lunch the rest of the day will be dedicated to Fishing in Kokomeren River.  It is exciting experience and entertainment - fishing. It can be very thoughtful and peaceful, at the same time very active, bringing you unforgettable feelings of catching the fish by your own. Dinner, rest and overnight in the village.   The second day of the tour begins in the morning after breakfast. You will drive back along the road through the village of Kochkor on the way back to Bishkek. Lunch in the Kochkor village. You can do souvenir shopping at the local bazaar. The next stop will be in the water reservoir Orto - Tokoi. The picturesque views of the Orto-Tokoi will help you to leave memorable photos. You will return back to Bishkek through the Boom Gorge. The Boom gorge is a kind of thread that connects the three regions - Chui, Issyk-Kul and Naryn. You will visit Ak-Tyuz Gorge. Translated from Kyrgyz language  “Ak-Tyuz ” means "white valley". Here the clay has a whitish color, because it contains a large amount of salt. You can see the unique sight of the Ak-Tyuz valley - the fountain, striking to a height of 15 meters. It's worth to see how water rises even above the tops of conifers. It also beautiful place for a short hike and horse riding (if available). Return to Bishkek in the evening.

$495 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Short Tour around Issyk - Kul lake

Our guide will meet you at the airport or pick you up from the hotel. You will start you tour directly from it. Your first stop will be the Burana Tower - the ancient silk road minaret, which is a heritage of UNESCO and Kyrgyzstan nowadays. You will have the chance to climb the 25 meters Tower, to see the surrounding area from the Top. Silk Road Caravans used to stop here to rest as the center of the Balasagun city, which was established by the Karakhanids at the end of the 9th century. Lunch you will have in the cafe on the road.Arrival to the Ruh Ordo. Visit the famous cultural centre of Ruh Ordo named after the famous writer of Kyrgyzstan Chingiz Aitmatov. The center brings together the history and spiritual heritage of different cultures and nationalities of the world.After excursion departure towards Karakol city. Have dinner and overnight at the guest house.  After breakfast and check-out, you will have the chance to explore Karakol city. It will be city tour with visits to the Dungan mosque, the Holy Trinity Orthodox church, the memorial complex of the museum with the tomb of the Russian explorer of Central Asia N.M. Przhevalsky. You will have time for lunch. As a recommendation you can taste the famous local dish -  Ashlan-fu.After that you will be driven to the Jeti-Oguz mountains. The name "Jeti-Oguz" (translated as "seven bulls") came from a chain of weathered red rocks, similar to bulls lying on the ground, and became a visiting card of the gorge. You will also see there the rock named “Broken Heart”. There are a lot of legend and historical facts about Jeti-Oguz Gorge, worth of listening and seeing. You will have some time to enjoy the beauty of the natural side. Then you will continue to drive towards Bokonbaevo village. Check-in in the guest house or yurt camp (depends on the season and your choice).  You will have national food for dinner. After breakfast you will go to the Canyon Skazka (Fairytale). A canyon is an amazing place where sandy red formations take various fabulous forms. Soft rocks of different shades are very flexible to the action of external forces. After the next rain, the relief of the Fairytale can really change noticeably. Shades of colours on the slopes of the canyon can change dramatically and with strong gusts of wind. Moreover, staying in the Fairytale with complete calm and clear skies from morning till night, the observer every hour will discover new details of the landscape. Movement of the sun in the sky and shadows on the ground will differently illuminate the landscape.Next stop is “Mandjyly-Ata” - holy place. It is a valley, with the labyrinth of shallow gorges between clay hilly steppes and healing springs. You will have lunch at the same guest house. After lunch you will have the chance to meet experienced Berkutchi - eagle hunter, who will share the story of hunting with golden eagles, their habits and features.

$496 Cultural & Theme Tours

Song Kul and South Shore of Issyk Kul Lake

Day 1. Song Kul. Our guide will meet you at the airport or pick you up from the hotel. You will start you tour directly from it. Your first stop will be the Burana Tower - the ancient silk road minaret, which is a heritage of UNESCO and Kyrgyzstan nowadays. Silk Road Caravans used to stop here to rest as the center of the Balasagun city, which was established by the Karakhanids at the end of the 9th century. The whole complex consist of the mausoleums, castle foundation and grave markers. Lunch you will have in the cafe on the road. After you will continue the trip through the Boom Gorge, which is a kind of a thread that connects three regions - Chui, Issyk-Kul and Naryn.  Lunch in the cafe on the road. You will stop also in Kochkor village to visit openbazaar there, as we recommend you to buy whatever you will need during few days: snacks, drinks and etc. You will also have a few photo-stops: at Reservoir Orto-Tokoy and Mountain springs for water testing. If you are lucky on the way you will meet the wild cows - yaks. The destination of the first day will be the mountain lake Son-Kul. The lake lies on the Tian Shan mountains plain surrounded by meadows (jailoo). Stay in the Yurt-Camp for overnight.Day 2. Bokonbayevo. After breakfast, you will have a horse riding tour along the Son-Kul Lake for about 1-2 hours. Local people live and graze their livestock on the meadows (jailoo) around the lake. You will taste the wilderness and freedom of nomadic life here. Lunch at Yurt camp and transfer to Bokonbayevo. You will be driven to the south shore of Issyk-Kul lake, which is the world's second-largest alpine lake after Lake Titicaca in South America. Stay in a yurt camp or guest house in Bokonbayevo on arrival (depends on your choice). Bokonbaevo is a picturesque village on the southern shore of the lake Issyk-Kul, which is the center of ecological tourism in Kyrgyzstan. Along the south shore of Issyk-Kul there are a lot of historical, sacral and natural sightseeing. You will have the chance to meet experienced berkutchi, who will share the story of hunting with golden eagles, their habits and features. Have national meal for the dinner. Overnight Day 3. Bishkek. After breakfast, you will go to the Canyon Skazka (Fairytale). A canyon is an amazing place where sandy red formations take various fabulous forms. Soft rocks of different shades are very flexible to the action of external forces. After the next rain, the relief of the Fairytale can really change noticeably. And shades of colors on the slopes of the canyon can change dramatically and with strong gusts of wind. Also you will visit the Barskoon waterfall. You will do hiking to the waterfall for about 20-30 mins, on the way you will see the Yuri Gagarin Monument, as a symbol that he has been here. Day 4. Bishkek. Transfer early morning to the airport.

$842 Outdoor Activities

Trekking to Ala-Kul Lake with the tour in Karakol and Altyn Arashan

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Burana Tower, Tokmok, Chuy ProvinceOur guide will meet you at the airport or pick you up from the hotel. You will start you tour directly from it. Your first stop will be the Burana Tower - the ancient silk road minaret, which is a heritage of UNESCO and Kyrgyzstan nowadays. You will have the chance to climb the 25 meters Tower, to see the surrounding area from the Top. Silk Road Caravans used to stop here to rest as the center of the Balasagun city, which was established by the Karakhanids at the end of the 9th century. The whole complex consist of the mausoleums, castle foundation and grave markers (balbals, located around and were created by the ancient Turkic tribes). The small museum as part of the complex contains historical information and artifacts found at the site and in the surrounding region. Visiting this historical site will help you to move into the atmosphere of the 12th century and see firsthand the most ancient artifacts.After you will continue the trip through the Boom Gorge, which is a kind of a thread that connects three regions - Chui, Issyk-Kul and Naryn. On the way you can enjoy watching beautiful views of high mountains - somewhere steep and rocky, as well as the rapid flow of the Chu River.Stop At: Ruh Ordo Cultural Center, Cholpon Ata, Issyk Kul ProvinceArrival to Cholpon-Ata city, lunch. After you will visit the famous cultural center of Ruh Ordo named after the famous writer of Kyrgyzstan Chingiz Aitmatov. The center brings together the history and spiritual heritage of different cultures and nationalities of the world. The ideological concept of the cultural center is striking in its depth: the complex of five white chapels, located exactly the same distance from each other. The only external difference between the chapels - the symbols of different world religions. "Ruh Ordo" is famous not only for its unusual architectural monuments but also because of the most beautiful pier on the lake.After excursion departure towards Karakol city. Arrival and check-in, then you can have a dinner. Overnight stay.Duration: 1 dayStop At: Karakol Gorge, Karakol, Issyk Kul ProvinceAfter breakfast, you will go to the Karakol gorge. Karakol Gorge is a high mountain gorge located in the eastern part of the Terskey-Ala-Too Range on the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul, near the city of Karakol.Arrival to Karakol gorge, start your trekking towards Sirota camp. The first night in the area of ​​the Sirota camp.This place is convenient for camping overnight.Duration: 1 dayStop At: Altyn Arashan, Karakol, Issyk Kul ProvinceAfter breakfast start trekking towards Ala-Kul lake (3,600 m). The ascent from the camp to the lake takes about 3 hours. The lake itself is stretching across the hollow and surrounded by snow-white rocky mountain peaks. After a short halt, a long climb to the Ala-Kul Pass (3860m) awaits you, from which, you will see a magnificent view of the mountain peaks chain - the five thousand-meters of Terskei Ala-Too.After walking around Ala-Kul lake, you will start descent to Altyn-Arashan Resort approximately in 3-4 hours. (Golden springs resort). On your way to Altyn Arashan you will see several free of charge hot springs (wild springs)- natural bath in the shape of “Heart”, "Swallow's Nest" and a little further away the spring "Frog". The mineralized water of hot springs containing radon has a very useful effect on the human body. On arrival to Altyn Arashan Camp, you will have rest, take hot springs bath and stay overnight in the camp.Duration: 1 dayStop At: BokonbaiIn the morning after breakfast, you will go back to Karakol by the same car. Have lunch and then you will continue the ride towards Bokonbaevo village. On your way you will visit spectacular natural sights - "Jeti-Oguz" (translated as "seven bulls") came from a chain of weathered red rocks, similar to bulls lying on the ground, and became a visiting card of the gorge. You will also see there the rock named “Broken Heart”.Arrival to Bokonbayevo in the evening, check in, have dinner, overnight stay.Duration: 1 dayStop At: Bishkek-City, BishkekAfter breakfast you will have some time for rest and exploring the south shore: you can swim, ride a horse as optional activity or just stay in the camp. You will have lunch and after you will go to the Canyon Skazka (Fairytale). The canyon is an amazing place where sandy red formations take various fabulous forms.Soft rocks of different shades are very flexible to the action of external forces. After the next rain, the relief of the Fairytale can really change noticeably. And shades of colors on the slopes of so as not to disrupt the creation of the Creatothe canyon can change dramatically and with strong gusts of wind. Moreover, staying in the Fairytale with complete calm and clear skies from morning till night, the observer every hour will discover new details of the landscape. They will be differently illuminated by the movement of the sun in the sky and the movement of shadows on the ground. Walking along this gorge during the rest on Issyk-Kul brings not only aesthetic pleasure, but also unity with nature. With care, you take every step These blocks impress with their uniqueness and grandeur.You will see a canyon called "China Wall" with a length of 5 kilometers, it seems to guard the peace of sleeping castles and amazing animals created by nature itself from red clay and sandstone - elephants, hippos, snakes and some very unseen animals.Then we will continue the ride to Bishkek city. Arrival late in the evening, check-in in the hotel. Rest.Duration: 1 dayStop At: Manas International AirportTransfer to the airport for departureDuration: 2 hours

$500 Cultural & Theme Tours

Sunrises and sunsets in the largest lakes of Kyrgyzstan

Day 1: Our journey begins with a trip to lake Son-Kul – a special lake for local residents. We will go there in the morning, no later than 10:00. On the way we will visit the medieval Burana tower – a place that is written in every guidebook to Kyrgyzstan! Burana is one of the main ancient buildings in our country, and we will be happy to show you this place. We will visit the territory of the settlement, climb to the top of the tower, visit a small museum with interesting archaeological finds that were made during the researches.After the tour to Burana, we will continue our way and through the Boom gorge we will go to another regions of the country – first to Issyk-Kul, and then to the Naryn region. Our next stop will be in the village Kochkor. Here we will stay for lunch and visit a small museum.We will arrive to the shores of Son-Kul in the late afternoon. We will stay in yurts, taste delicious national dishes and have a rest after a long road.Day 2: After breakfast in the Yurt we will drive to the most famous lake in Kyrgyzstan – lake Issyk-Kul. Almost all our way will be accompanied by beautiful scenery around us. On this day we will stop on the southern shore of the lake in the Yurt camp near the village Kadji-Sai. After lunch in a Yurt, we will go for a walk in the canyons Fairy Tale, which impress with their shapes and variety of red and yellow shades.After a walk along the canyons, we will return to the Yurt camp, have a dinner and enjoy the tranquility that reigns on the shore of Issyk-Kul.Day 3: After breakfast we will continue our way along the southern shore of Issyk-Kul and visit two beautiful gorges – Barskaun and Jety-Oguz. Barskaun is famous for its waterfalls, and Jety-Oguz for legendary red rocks. We will explore these places together and we will show you the most beautiful corners of both gorges.Later in the evening we will arrive in Karakol city, we will stay in the guest house and go for a dinner. After the dinner we will return to the guest house and have free time.Day 4: After breakfast, we will go back to Bishkek. But before we leave Karakol, we will visit the most important places of interest of the city – the old Dungan mosque and the Russian church!We will return to Bishkek through the Northern shore of Issyk Kul, so during this tour we will pass around the Issyk Kul lake. The road to Bishkek will be interesting  -we will pass by the racecourse, where the World Nomad Games are held, and also we will stop at the cultural complex  Ruh Ordo that is the museum of five religions. After lunch in Cholpon-Ata, we will continue our journey. We will arrive to Bishkek in the evening. After the tour we can take you to the hotel or directly to the Manas airport (without additional payment).