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Son-Kul and South Shore of Issyk-Kul

3 days

≈ $120 per day

$360

COUNTRY

Kyrgyzstan

STARTS / ENDS IN

Son-kul / Bishkek

DESTINATIONS

3 (Son-kul, Bokonbaevo, Bishkek)

TOUR TYPE

Adventure

TOUR GROUP

Any day

START DATE

01 May 2019

END DATE

03 May 2019

SEATS LEFT

7

AGE RANGE

7 to 65 year olds

Other Services

  • Meeting with Berkutchi (Golden eagle)

    $0
  • Horse-Riding (2 hours) per 1 person

    $15
  • Transfer Airport Manas-Bishkek-Airport Manas per 1 person

    $15
  • Eagle hunting

    $100
  • Folk show

    $100

Guide's Language

  • English
  • German

Available Months

  • January
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Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Son-kul

    Our tour will be started early in the morning at the agreed earlier spot. Our 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. Visiting the whole territory will help you to move into the atmosphere of the 12th century and see firsthand the most ancient artifacts.
    After we will continue our trip through the Boom Gorge 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.
    Photo-stop at Orto-Tokoy Reservoir.
    We will stop for lunch in Kochkor village, you can also visit open bazaar there.
    We will have another stop in the mountains for spring water tasting. It is a beautiful area with its flora and fauna, and if we will be lucky we can observe yuks there (wild cows).
    The destination of the first day of the tour will be the mountain lake Son-Kul. The lake lies on a mountain plain surrounded by meadows (jailoo).
    We also offer you to try the life-giving drink from mare's milk "Kymys" made by the local people. On the Son - Kul, because of the fantastically untouched nature, the purest air, aromatic and fragrant herbs, crystal clear glacial waters, Kymys turns out to be the best, with a whole bouquet of aromas. Just to note mare's milk contains 10 times more vitamins than cow's milk, so there will be some recommendations on its consumption.Kymyz recommended to drink: usually immediately before meals or an hour and a half after it. Kymyz contains useful bacteria that positively affect the intestinal microflora.
    Kymyz not recommended to drink to people suffering from acute diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, stomach ulcers and duodenal ulcers, as well as allergy to dairy products and intolerance to lactose.
    Dinner
    Overnight stay at Yurt Camp.

  • Day 2
    Bokonbaevo

    After breakfast you will have a horse riding tour around Son-Kul lake. Horse riding about 1-2 hours along the lake. 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 Bokonbaevo. You will drive to south shore of Issyk-Kul. Arriving to the Yurt Camp in Bokonbaevo. Bokonbaevo is a picturesque village on the southern shore of the lake Issyk-Kul, which is the center of ecological tourism in Kyrgyzstan.
    You will have the chance to meet experienced berkutchi, who will share the story of hunting with golden eagles, their habits and features.
    You will have national food for the Dinner.
    Overnight in Yurt Camp.

  • Day 3
    Bishkek

    After breakfast 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 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. 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 so as not to disrupt the creation of the Creator. 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.
    After a walk you will have lunch stop on the way back to Bishkek. Arrival to Bishkek in the evening. End of the program.

What's included

  • Breakfast

    2

  • Guesthouse

    Yurt camp 2 nights

  • Guide

  • Lunch

    3

  • Dinner

    2

  • Excursions

  • Transport

  • Water

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