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UNESCO Heritage in Kyrgyzstan

6 days

≈ $139 per day

$836

COUNTRY

Kyrgyzstan

STARTS / ENDS IN

Bishkek / Bishkek

DESTINATIONS

6 (Bishkek, Tokmok, Chunkurchak, Sary-chelek, Osh, Bishkek)

TOUR TYPE

Culture & History

TOUR GROUP

Any day

START DATE

31 October 2018

END DATE

05 November 2018

SEATS LEFT

5

AGE RANGE

12 to 65 year olds

Other Services

  • Dinner

    $18
  • Single occupancy

    $94
  • Upgrade to 4* single room (only in Bishkek)

    $188
  • Upgrade to 4* double room (only in Bishkek)

    $94

Guide's Language

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Russian
  • Turkish
  • German

Available Months

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Bishkek

    Arrival in Bishkek early morning and early hotel check-in, breakfast and rest time before the city tour begins. You will visit the Old Square (Victory square), Opera and Ballet Theater, Oak Park, Ala-too square and the Manas Monument. Manas is a Kyrgyz national hero who’s deeds are described in the “Epic of Manas”, a poem consisting of three parts and is a UNESCO intangible heritage since 2009.
    After the Bishkek city tour, you may choose to go for lunch at one of the restaurants with local cuisine. After the lunch break the tour continues with a walk toward Philharmonic Concert Hall and the “Alley of the Youth”, you may also visit the famous souvenir shop “Tumar”.
    Today you will also visit famous open market - Osh bazaar, the authentic oriental market, where you will find dried fruits, nuts, kurut (a traditional snack), fresh fruits & vegetables, sweets and local desserts. You will have many bright and colorful photo opportunities and the chance to try some local food. At this market there is a famous souvenir section - “Kiyal”, where you can find various souvenirs and gifts at affordable price.
    For dinner, you can choose one of many restaurants in the city center area with different cuisines from local to Asian/European ones. Return to the hotel after dinner.

  • Day 2
    Tokmok

    After the breakfast we will go to Tokmok city, and will visit the Burana tower. Tokmok is located 60 km away from Bishkek and its oldest name was Suyab (this was the name during Karakhanid khaganate), and the place where the tower Burana is, was named Balasagun. Burana is a minaret-tower, which was built in 10th-12th centuries under Karakhanids. Today Burana is the world UNESCO heritage site. You may also visit collection of balbals, petroglyphs, ancient tools and the ancient monuments which were built by Turkic tribes and warriors. Your visit to this place will let you feel the atmosphere of the 12th century and have a chance to see the ancient artifacts.
    After the excursion, we will go for a lunch, which will take place on a platform floating in the middle of the lake. The restaurant is part of a very unique place called “Hawaii”. It is a cultural and entertainment center with an over water restaurant, a hotel, and beautiful park. After lunch you will go to Issyk-ata mountain gorge, where you will enjoy the nature, swim in Issyk-ata hot springs, and walk up to the waterfall (optional). On the territory of Issyk-Ata sanatorium you will visit an image of Buddha, which was drawn in 2th-3rd centuries BC, when Buddhism was quite widespread in the Central Asia. Return to Bishkek, where you may have a rest or explore the nightlife in Bishkek in the lounge bars, pubs, nightclubs or restaurants.

  • Day 3
    Chunkurchak

    After the breakfast we set out for Chunkurchak. On arrival at the Supara Chunkurchak ethno-complex you will have an excursion and learn about Kyrgyz nomadic culture. You may enjoy taking a photos with the natural beauty of the mountainous background with forests.
    You will have a chance to meet a real Manaschi, which tells of the “Epic of Manas” (Intangible heritage of UNESCO). Thus, you dive into the real nomadic culture, traditions and history of Kyrgyz people. For lunch you will have a traditional tasty food of nomads. After the lunch you will have a time for some activities:
    Archery, feel as a nomad
    Walking tour around the complex
    Horseback riding. Return to your hotel in Bishkek, where you will have free time for dinner.

  • Day 4
    Sary-chelek

    In the early morning, transfer to Airport for a local flight to Jalal-Abad city - a small city in the southern part of Kyrgyzstan. After we will take a trip to the Sary-chelek Nature Reserve, there is a lake which has bucket form, “chelek” in south kyrgyz dialect means “bucket”. Sary chelek is another tangible heritage of UNESCO and Kyrgyzstan. You may walk around the Reserve, ride a horse or take a boat tour on the lake. Overnight at a local guest house with delicious traditional dinner.

  • Day 5
    Osh

    After an early breakfast, we will drive to Osh city - southern capital of Kyrgyzstan. Visit local holy mountain Suleiman-Too and the museum inside the mountains. Suleiman-Too has been a tangible heritage of UNESCO since 2009. According to a legend, Suleiman is named after the prophet Solomon, who liked spending time over there. Osh is an ancient city and has over 3000 years of history, people have been settling down there since those times. Inside the museum you will find out more about the lives of people of that time which were found during the archeological works. Also, there is the house of Babur. Babur was a grandson of Amir Temur. When Babur was in Osh, he saw the place where prophet Solomon left his footprints and he decided to build a house on Suleiman mountain. The house has only one room and looks like a cell. After the visit to Sulaiman Too we will visit oriental central bazaar, where you will dive into an atmosphere of lively and interesting bargaining and trading. In the evening we will take a return flight to Bishkek. Transfer to the hotel. Rest and free time.

  • Day 6
    Bishkek

    Transfer to airport an early morning.

What's included

  • Breakfast

  • Hotel

    Hotels of Bishkek: Bishkek Centrum Hotel 3* Baikhan Hotel 3* My Hotel Bishkek 3* Futuro Hotel Bishkek 3* Rich hotel 4* Club Hotel Bishkek 4* Grand Hotel Bishkek 4* Green City Hotel Bishkek 4* Garden Hotel 4* City Hotel Bishkek 4* Plaza Hotel Bishkek 4* Park Hotel Bishkek 4* Guest house in Sary-chelek

  • Transfer

  • Transport

  • Excursions

    Entrance fees to all major sights Bathing in hot springs

  • Guide

  • Domestic flight ticket

    Air ticket to domestic flights

  • Lunch

    3 lunches

  • Dinner

    1 dinner

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