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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. 

$450 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Winter tour in Kyrgyzstan

Capacity of 1 car 3-5 person:This price includes English speaking Driver and Guide,Transportation,Delivery to any part of city to Hotels,4 times per day to the restaurants or kafes and total information of every Place in staying plan,such as Hotels,Restaurants,Guesthouses,Interesting places and resorts...Driver will always have Information listing.On our information listing we have all informations of prices,quality and pictures of every Hotels,Restaurants and Resorts in every city which is in our staying plan,so you can choose by yourself in every city in which Hotel or guesthouse you want to stay or in which restaurant or kafe you want to have a meal.Driver will always have Information listing.Approx prices (depending on quality)Prices depends on your choice!Meals:Restaurant: 3$ - 15 $ (prices on menu)Kafe: 2$ - 6 $ (prices on menu)Guesthouse meal: 2$ - 4 $Staying:Hotel: 20$ - 200$ (prices in booking sites)guesthouse and hostels: 10$ - 20$ (prices in booking sites)Ski - pass 15$ - 20 $   If you want to have tour with accommodation :Normal:Hotel+3 times meal in restaurant: 50$ per day for 1 person;Econom:Guest house or Hostel+3 times meal in kafe or guesthouse: 30$ per day for 1 person; 1 Bishkek -  Cholpon Ata - Chon oruktu 265 кm2 Cholpon Ata - Karakol - Teploklyuchenko 160 кm3 Karakol - Ski base In Karakol 22 кm4 Karakol – Jeti Oguz - Waterfall 31 кm5 Jeti  Oguz - Barskoon Waterfall - Bokonbaevo 150 кm6 Bokonbaevo - Bishkek 272 km

$830 Kid Friendly

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan 8 days Private tour from Almaty

ItineraryDay 1: Almaty-Altyn Emel National Park-Aktau Mountains-Katutau Mountains-Basshy VillageStop At: Altyn Emel National Park, Almaty RegionThe road from Almaty to the Altyn Emel National Park, one of such wonderful places and the biggest national natural park in Kazakhstan, takes about 4 hours in total. You will arrive to the Basshy village around 11 am, where you check in to a hotel and have lunch. After lunch, you will go to The chalk mountains Aktau, the traces of extinct subtropical plants, petrified bones of ancient animals, giant rhinoceros inhabited the Earth 20-50 millions years ago were found in the clefts. In the mountains, you can hike one of three roads of varying difficulty; your guide will select the most convenient option for you. Next you have a snack and go to the Katutau Mountains are the most arid, empty and dark, they differ by their steep slopes and numerous gorges. After dry and hot steppe, you will stop at Seven-hundred years old willow. Five persons joining hands can encompass this tree. The wollow's branches have been bowed down with their own weight, and resemble thick trunks. Where also located a spring in order to wash your face in the shade and go to your hotel, where you will have a dinner.​Road length: 440 km ​Program, approximately time:07-00 departure from your hotel in Almaty11-00 arrival to Basshy village in Altyn Emel National Park (lunch)12-00 departure from Basshy village13-30 arrival to Ak-Tau mountains in Altyn Emel National Park (walking inside canyon) 16-00 departure from Ak-Tau mountains16-30 arrival to Katu-Tau mountains in Altyn Emel National Park (photo shot)17-00 departure from Katu-Tau mountains18-00 arrival to 700-year-old willow in Altyn Emel National Park (Lunch)18-30 departure from 700-year-old willow19-00 arrival to Basshy village (dinner)Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Basshy village hotelDay 2: Basshy village-Singing Dune-Zarkent city-Hot Springs Chundja regionStop At: Altyn-Emel, AlmatyYour second day start with a hearty breakfast. After you will go to Singing Dune, the state landscape nature monument and favorite tourist's sight, off-road for about one hour. At the Singing Dune, your guide will tell you the history of Dune and the legends associated with it. You will can to climb the peak of the Dune to see the sunset with a stunning view of the Ili River and the endless steppe. Then you can slide to the bottom to hear the Dune song. Upon returning to the hotel you will be waited for a delicious dinner and road to Zharkent city. In Zharkent you will visit the museum of the Chinese mosque and go to the Hot Springs. In the second part of day you visit the Hot Springs in Chundja region, a great place to relax and pleasures. There you will stay overnight at hotel with open area swimming pools. This is really a mini oasis in the middle of the steppe!It's nice to sit in a warm outdoor jacuzzi in the open air after two days in dry desert. This area you will spend a rest of your day.Road length: 360 km Program, approximately time:07-00 Breakfast08-00 departure from Basshy village09-00 arrival to Singing Dune in Altyn Emel National Park (hiking to the pick of Singing Dune)11-00 departure from Singing Dune12-00 arrival to Basshy village (lunch) 13-00 departure from Basshy village14-30 arrival to Zharkent city (visiting museum)15-30 departure from Zharkent city17-30 arrival to Hot Springs Chundja region (Hotel check in, dinner, free time)Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hot Springs Hotel with open swimming poolsDay 3: Hot Springs-Charyn Canyon-Kaindy Lake-Saty villageStop At: Charyn Canyon, Almaty RegionYour second third day start with a breakfast. After you will go to the Charyn canyon, road will take approximately 1,5 hours. Throughout the road you will see picturesque landscapes. In the Canyon, your guide will show you the best view points and take you deep into the Charyn Canyon. After 3 km walk you can relax near the Charyn River and have lunch. Returning back to parking you will go to the Kaindy Lake.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Lake Kaindy, South Kazakhstan ProvinceNext you visit the youngest and mysterious lake in Kazakhstan. Road from Charyn Canyon will take approximately 3 hours, via stop in Saty village for the lunch. Kaindy Lake enchants with its appearance and color of the water, the flooded forest looks impressive from a panorama. To reach the lake, you will need to walk through the Tien Shan coniferous forest about 30 minutes, where you will be filled with fresh air and will be able to pick berries. Your guide will take you to the lake and tell the story of the origin of this natural wonder of nature.After Kaindy Lake, you will take about 40 minutes along the mountain road to the Saty village, where you will check in to the guest house and can enjoy a traditional homemade dinner at the house of local residents. Also you can see the life of local residents.Road length: 600 km Program, approximate schedule:08-00 breakfast09-00 departure from Hot Springs11-00 arrival to Charyn canyon (walking inside canyon,)14-30 departure Charyn canyon16-30 arrival to Kaindy lake (walking near the lake, lunch)18-00 departure from Kaindy lake19-00 arrival to local home residence in Saty village 12 km from Kolsay lake (traditional homemade dinner)Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Local Guest House with Traditional homemade foodDay 4: Saty village-Kolsay Lake 1-Kolsay Lake 2-Saty villageStop At: Kolsai Lakes, AlmatyYour fourth day start with a breakfast in the guest house. After eating breakfast, you will go to Lake Kolsai 1, where you will start the walk to Lake Kolsay 2. The length of the road is 7 kilometers in one direction (you can also take a horse ride to Lake Kolsay 2, paid additionally) You will have about 3 hours walk among coniferous forest trees, Alpine meadows, along a mountain river and wildlife. At Lake Kolsay 2, you can take a lunch with an unforgettable view of the mountain lake and spend your free time. You will be given lunch boxes, please prepare backpacks to carry them with you. After enjoying the lake you will return to the parking and go to the Guest House.Road length: 25 km Program, approximate schedule:07-00 breakfast08-00 departure from Saty village09-00 arrival to Kolsay Lake (walking/horse riding to Lake Kolsay 2, lunch boxes)18-00 departure from Kolsay Lake18-30 arrival to Saty village (dinner)Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Local Guest House with Traditional homemade foodDay 5: Saty village-Karakol-Zhety Oguz gorge-Kadji SayStop At: Kadji-Say BazaarYour fifth day will start with a breakfast in the guest house. Then you will drive to the Karkara mountain border, beautiful border located at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. In this place you can see the peak of Khan Tengri. Here you will cross the border and drive to the Karakol city. In Karakol you will have lunch in a national restaurant. After lunch, in an hour you will drive the Zhety Oguz mountain gorge where you can enjoy beautiful views of the red mountains and the mountainous valley. After a short walk you will go to Kadji Say. The road will go to the length of Issyk Kul lake with an amazing view of the lake. In the hotel you will have dinner and enjoy the sunset on the lake.07-00 breakfast08-00 departure from Saty village10-00 arrival to Karkara border (crossing the border)13-30 lunch stop in Karakol city15-00 departure from Karakol city16-00 arrival to Zhety Oguz gorge16-45 departure Zhety Oguz gorge19-00 arrival to Kadji Say village (dinner)Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at art hotel al hayatDay 6: Kadji Say-Barskoon Gorge-Arabel Valley-Kadji SayStop At: Barskoon Gorge, Barskoon, Issyk Kul ProvinceYour sixth day will start with a nourishing breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, you will go to the Barskoon waterfalls, where you will visit three waterfalls. The approximate time of climbing the waterfalls is 3 hours. Afterwards you can enjoy your lunch in the mountain gorge. Then you will go to an altitude of 3800 meters at sea level, where located a valley of glaciers with many beautiful lakes. After a short walk you will return to Kadji Say where you can enjoy an evening swim in Issyk-Kull Lake and dinner.07-00 breakfast08-00 departure from Kadji-Say09-30 arrival to Barskoon waterfalls (walking)13-00 lunch 14-00 departure from Barskoon waterfalls15-00 arrival to Arabel valley (wallking)16-00 departure from Arabel valley17-30 arrival to Issyk Kul Lake (swimming)19-00 dinnerDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at art hotel al hayatDay 7: Kadji Say-Fairytale canyon-Konorchek Canyon-BishkekStop At: Canyon Fairy Tale, Tosor, Issyk Kul ProvinceThe seventh day you will start with breakfast at the hotel. After you will visit the Fairy Tale Canyon, which got its name due to the multi-colored sandy rocks, the Chinese wall and many sculptures. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Bishkek-City, BishkekAfter walk in the canyon you will go to Bishkek, stop on the way for lunch and visit the Konorchek canyon, where you feel like a pioneer, because in order to reach the canyon you will have to go through narrow gorges. In Bishkek, you will have dinner at a national restaurant and stay at hotel.07-00 breakfast08-00 departure from Kadji-Say09-30 arrival to Fairy Tale canyon (walking)11-00 departure from Fairy Tale canyon14-00 lunch15-30 arrival to Konorchek canyon (wallking)17-30 departure from Konorchek canyon19-30 arrival to Bishkek (dinner, check in to Hotel)Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Bishkek HotelDay 8: Bishkek-Tamgaly Petroglyphs-AlmatyStop At: Tamgaly Gorge, Almaty RegionThe eighth day you will start with breakfast at the hotel. After you will go to Tamgaly Petroglyphs.This day gives you a wonderful opportunity not only to get acquainted with the most beautiful natural landscapes of the Almaty region, but also plunging into the distant past, to see the petroglyphs of the archaeological landscape of Tamgaly, one of the most ancient and outstanding monuments of rock art of the Seven Rivers, which since 2004 has been the object of the World heritage of UNESCO. You will take a walk inside Tamgaly and will have a lunch. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Almaty Central Park, AlmatyAfter the walk and lunch, you will have approximate 3 hours road to Almaty, where you will finish your tour.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight not included

$1110 Outdoor Activities

Kyrgyzstan Discover real life of kyrgyz people in 8 days

Arrival day: Welcome to BishkekDay 1: Today is a day to develop Bishkek city and learn how to cook.Early arrival to “Manas Airport”. Meet the group at “Manas” Airport. Transfer to hotel for rest. City tour of Bishkek. We will start our excursion from Frunze Statue and visit train station. As well as in our program one of main sightseeings as Ala-Too square, Panfilov Park and Victory square.  Our last destination in Bishkek will be Osh bazar, where we buy products and drive to village to cook Kyrgyz meal in local house with local familyDay 2: Bishkek- Chon-KeminToday you will visit one of famous sightseeing in Kyrgyzstan “Burana Tower”. Your morning will start from transfer to Burana Tower. After visiting Burana Tower we are going to Chon-Kemin. It is recommended to ride a horse and have a picnic there. (by your wish you can ride a horse and walk through mountain). (Should be paid supplementary) At the end of day debate club (depends on number of people in group). Day 3: Chon-Kemin-KarakolOur day will start from transfer to Karakol. En route we will stop to visit house of woman that make kyrgyz traditional carpet from felt for long period of time. She will share knowledge of making felt carpet and show master class to us.Today we also we are going to visit Rukh -Ordo. One of best open-air cultural centre in Kyrgyzstan. Continue to drive to Karakol and visit Hippodrom en route. By arrival to Karakol take a rest and have a dinner in one of the most popular restaurant "Dastorkon", where you have a chance try ice-cream from mare's fermented milk. Day 4  Karakol-Bokonbaevo (Full day of fascinating nature)Today we are going to Bokonbaevo. En route we will visit Barskoon gorge and have a lovely picnic. After some time we are going to go to Bokonbaevo and have a chance to speak with eagle owner and take a photo with eagle. Day 5 Bokonbaevo- Son-Kul lake (3016 m oversee level) After breakfast we are going to Son-Kul. En route we will have short stop in Kochkor. Our destination is Son-Kul lake. After reaching Son-Kul walking time and having a rest in yurt. Talking club inside of yurt.(Please take warm clothes, temperature of weather can change at night and can be -2 or -3 С.) Day 6 Son-Kul lakeOpen air breakfast. After breakfast show of making process of kaimak (soured cream). Be ready to see waterfall today and road that name is “44 Popugaya” that in translation means 44 Papagei. Having a picnic in nature and coming back to see kok bory game (should be paid supplementary) (kyrgyz traditional game). Day 7 Son-Kul lake- BishkekAt that day we will visit rot Front village in which there are living german people. After return to Bishkek last dinner with a kyrgyz dancing show(there will be also explanation of  movement in a dance). Day 8 Bishkek-Manas AirportSaying good bye to local people that accompanied you. Transfer from hotel to Aiport

$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.

$1064 Multi-day & Extended Tours


After you are picked up at the airport, enjoy a comfortable ride to Cholpon-Ata city with a stop for a meal. Upon arrival to the city, you may take a rest, stroll along the lake Issyk-kul and have delicious dinner. The next day you will explore the city and have excursion in the famous cultural center “Ruh Ordo”. Then you will visit petroglyphs of Cholpon-Ata, that 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 historical museum. In the evening, you will witness the Grand Opening Ceremony of The World Nomad Games, which includes many famous entertainers from the participating countries and around the world.On the 3rd day, you will head to watch competitions in the ethnic sport games, such as: Kok-Boru, Ordo or Salburun - the hunting with eagles, and many more. You will also be able to see cultural performances and ethnic bazaars at different locations. Enjoy the traditional dinner and rest in the evening. The next day will be spent in the Kyrchyn Gorge, where colorful performances of different cultures will take place. You will be able not only watch the different sport games, but also enjoy the culture, ethnic dances, songs, crafts and food. You will have the chance to see and participate in the amazing nomad fest and ethnic fair. This evening you can choose to stay in the Yurt for overnight to feel the nomadic lifestyle inside (optional on prior request) or return to the hotel.The 5th day enjoy the continuation of festival and witness ethnic sports of Er-Enish, Toguz Korgool, Jirith, archery and many others.In the evening optional to stay for Nomadic Fest “Universe of Nomads” with concert performance and bazaar. The 6th day  will be packed with all the actions of the nomadic games, watch the finals of all equestrian competitions: Er-enish, Jirith and etc.      This day it also will be closing of Kyrchyn Gorge and Nomadic Fest “Universe of Nomads”. Have a relaxed evening and dinner. The next day you will head to Karakol, on the way there is a stop for swimming in hot springs for 1 hour in Oruktu. It will be good resting experience for you to try different temperature of swimming pools with hot springs. Explore the city of Karakol with our experienced guide and and enjoy local traditional food for lunch. Return to Cholpon-Ata city for the overnight.The 8th day you can spend time on the beach, or independently choose the locations and watch the final games. In the evening, watch a spectacular Closing Ceremony of the World Nomad Games. Return to the hotel. Rest. The next day head to Bishkek and on the way visit tower of Burana, a UNESCO heritage site and Kyrgyzstan. Upon arrival to Bishkek, have a city tour and visit its famous sights. Enjoy a traditional dinner in the best restaurant of the city and have a rest in the evening. Depart the next day.