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Short Tour around Issyk Kul

4 days

≈ $124 per day

$495

COUNTRY

Kyrgyzstan

STARTS / ENDS IN

Karakol / Bishkek

DESTINATIONS

3 (Karakol, Bokonbaevo, Bishkek)

TOUR TYPE

Adventure

TOUR GROUP

Any day

START DATE

17 January 2019

END DATE

20 January 2019

SEATS LEFT

4

AGE RANGE

1 to 83 year olds

Other Services

  • Upgrade of the hotel to 4* in DBL

    $100
  • Single occupancy in 3*

    $40
  • Single occupancy in 4*

    $60

Guide's Language

  • English

Available Months

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

  • Day 1
    Karakol

    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.
    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.
    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. 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.
    Arrival to the Ruh Ordo. 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.
    You will have dinner and overnight at the guest house or hotel.

  • Day 2
    Bokonbaevo

    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.

  • 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. 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.
    Next stop is “Mandjyly-Ata” - holy place. "Mandjyly-Ata" 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 the 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.
    In the afternoon, you will return to Bishkek. We can organize drop you off to the hotel for rest before flight and then transfer to the airport or drop you direct to the airport depends on your flight.

  • Day 4
    Bishkek

    Transfer to the airport

What's included

  • Hotel

    Accommodation at guest houses and yurts with breakfast in Bishkek, Karakol, Bokonbayevo

  • Meals(B,L,D)

    2 Lunches 2 Dinners

  • Transport

  • Transfer

  • Guide

  • Excursions

    Entrance tickets to Burana, Ruh Ordo, Museum, Skazka and Jeti-Oguz

  • Water

  • Medical Insurance

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