The pearl of Central Asia

A lot of incredible discoveries and positive impressions expect you during this trip around Issyk Kul Lake, the pearl of Central Asia. ns expect you during this trip around Issyk Kul Lake, the pearl of Central Asia.

    Description

    Available flights:

    Dubai – Bishkek | Fly Dubai (Direct flight)
    Europe – Bishkek | Turkish Airlines, Pegasus (via Istanbul)

     

    Coronavirus impact:

    Kyrgyzstan borders are open for everybody.
    Country is out of pandemic.

    What's included
    • All transfers in comfortable and air conditioned vehicle
    • English speaking driver (2-4 pax)
    • Russian speaking driver (5-8 pax)
    • English speaking guide (5-8 pax)
    • Accommodation described in the program in twin /double room
    • All breakfasts
    • 1 lunch (day 2) & 1 dinner (day 2)
    • Horse riding (day 5)
    • Visits described in the program
    • Mineral water
    What's excluded
    • International flights
    • Insurance
    • Single room supplement
    • English speaking guide during the whole trip for 2-4 pax (545 USD per group)
    • Lunches & dinners (except for 1 lunch and 1 dinner) (110 USD per person)
    • Optional activities
    • Visa fees (if required)
    • PCR test
    • Early check-in
    • Tips for driver and guide

    Itinerary

    Day 1. Airport – Bishkek (ca. 30 km., 40 min.)

    Day 1. Airport – Bishkek (ca. 30 km., 40 min.)

    Arrival to Manas Airport in Bishkek where our team will pick up you and drive you to hotel situated in the capital.

    After breakfast in hotel, we start our city tour in Bishkek. We will visit the heart of the city Ala- Too Square. We can enjoy a walk in the Oak Park, one of the favorite places of local people.

    After lunch, we will have time to visit the local market Osh bazar. Here you can appreciate the creativity and talent of local artisans. Just as you step the market, you plunge into the real oriental atmosphere: an interminable stream of people, a big variety of goods and colors.

    In the evening, we go to one of the best restaurants in Bishkek where you can taste delicious Kyrgyz national dishes.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Accommodation: Hotel 4* (Plaza Hotel or similar)

    Day 2. Bishkek – Burana – Iskra village - Chon Kemin (ca. 200 km., 3h.)

    Day 2. Bishkek – Burana – Iskra village - Chon Kemin (ca. 200 km., 3h.)

    Breakfast in the hotel. Departure.

    Our journey begins with a visit of the Burana Tower. The Burana Tower is an ancient minaret located in Chuy Valle. The tower with funerary monuments, remains of the castle and three mausoleums – that’s all what last out of the ancient Balasagyn town that was founded by Karakhanids at the end of the ninth century.

    On the road we stop in Iskra village to have a lunch with Dungan family. You learn the fascinating story of why this Muslim Chinese group immigrated to the region 140 years ago, how families today keep their traditional culture and cuisine alive.

    After we keep our way towards Chon Kemin valley. Dinner and overnight in the guesthouse in Tar Suu village.

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Accommodation: Guesthouse (Kemin Guesthouse or similar)

    Optionally: horse riding (12-12 USD per person horse rental + 25 USD per group the horse guide)

    Day 3. Chon Kemin – Grigoriev and Semienov gorge – Karakol (ca.320 km., 5h.)

    Day 3. Chon Kemin – Grigoriev and Semienov gorge – Karakol (ca.320 km., 5h.)

    After breakfast, we go towards Issyk Kul lake, the pearl of Kyrgyzstan.

    We visit Grigoriev and Semienov gorges, located on the northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake, 60 kilometers from Cholpon Ata. These places are considered as one of the most famous attractions of the Issyk Kul region. You can have a walk, enjoy the wild nature around you and have a pleasant pastime in this beautiful place.

    Lunch on the road in the restaurant.

    When we get Karakol, we will visit its famous sights as Russian Orthodox cathedral and Dungan mosque.  Dinner at restaurant or in the hotel.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Accommodation: Hotel 3* (My Hotel or similar)
    Optionally: hot springs (4-5 USD per person), museum of petroglyphs in Cholpon Ata (1 USD per person)

    Day 4. Karakol – Jety Oguz – Barskoon – Skazka - Bokonbaevo (ca. 210 km., 3-4h.)

    Day 4. Karakol – Jety Oguz – Barskoon – Skazka - Bokonbaevo (ca. 210 km., 3-4h.)

    After breakfast, we go to Jety Oguz gorge. Its name means “seven bulls”. The name is symbolic, because there are seven huge red-brown rocks resembling ranked furious bulls standing together. Especially romantic look has the rock “Broken Heart” located at the entrance to the gorge. You can take a walk and enjoy the beautiful sceneries and fresh mountain air.

    After we visit Barskoon Gorge and its wonderful waterfall. Then we go to Skazka canyons, which signify Fairytale. Here you can find objects of surprising shapes and sizes. A real skyscraper or an animal may appear in front of you.

    In Bokonbaevo you can meet the eagle hunter with his bird of prey (option).

    Dinner and overnight in the guesthouse.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Accommodation: Guesthouse (Emily Guesthouse or similar)

    Option: Eagle hunting (45 USD per group)

    Day 5. Bokonbaevo – Ak Say - Bokonbaevo (horse riding)

    Day 5. Bokonbaevo – Ak Say - Bokonbaevo (horse riding)

    After breakfast, you do horse riding in the winter pastures near Bokonbaevo. An incredible panoramic view on the lake opens in front of you.

    Return to the village. Lunch in the guesthouse.

    Then we go to the canyons of Ak Say. You can walk there and climb to the panoramic point to have the magnificent view of the canyons.

    Free time to walk in the village and see the daily life of the locals.

    Dinner and overnight in the guesthouse.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Accommodation: Guesthouse (Emily Guesthouse or similar)

    Day 6. Bokonbaevo – Kyzyl Tuu - Bishkek (ca. 280 km., 4 h.)

    Day 6. Bokonbaevo – Kyzyl Tuu - Bishkek (ca. 280 km., 4 h.)

    The road to Bishkek passes again through the Boom gorge.

    Optionally we propose to stop in Kyzyl Tuu village where the local family reveals the secrets of yurt production. This family is engaged in this unique art from generation to generation (option).

    Upon arrival to Bishkek we will have time to visit the local market and buy some presents.

    In the evening, dinner at the restaurant.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Accommodation: Hotel 4* (Plaza Hotel or similar)
    Option: Yurt construction (45 USD per group).

    Day 7. Bishkek – Airport – Departure (25 km., 30 min airport transfer)

    Transfer to the Airport.

    End of service.

    Private tour
    Season All Seasons
    Duration 7 days
    680 USD 2 pax
    460 USD 4 pax
    495 USD 6 pax
    430 USD 8 pax
    SGL Supplement - 140 USD