Journey to the Blue Eye of the Earth (Issyk-Kul Round Trip)

This is classic tour around the main treasure of Kyrgyzstan – Issyk-Kul lake. The lake is the second largest alpine lake after Titicaca in the world and named differently. One of interesting names is Blue Eye of the Earth as the lake's shape resembles human's eye from the space. You will visit beautiful places around Issyk-Kul lake from the north to the south shore and enjoy your journey

per adult from

$1,989

NZD

Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 8x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Entrance fees to sites listed
    • All excursions by tour guide
    • Water during the tour (1 liter per day per person)
    • Entry/Admission - Ala-Archa Gorge
    • Entry/Admission - Bishkek-City
    • Entry/Admission - Burana Tower
    • Entry/Admission - Issyk-Kul Lake
    • Entry/Admission - Karakol Gorge
    • Entry/Admission - Dungan Mosque
    • Entry/Admission - Dzhety-Oguz Wildlife Refuge
    • Entry/Admission - Barskoon Gorge
    • Entry/Admission - Canyon Skazka
    • Entry/Admission - Osh Bazaar
    What's excluded :
    • Full board
    • Tips and Porterage
    • All items of personal nature and also food and drinks not forming part of the touring group's menu

  • Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek. Ala-Archa National Park

    Stop At: Ala-Archa Gorge, Bishkek Kyrgyzstan
    Meet and Greet on arrival and transfer to your hotel (cost of early check-in already included).
    Breakfast at hotel. After some leisure time at hotel drive to Ala-Archa National Park, one the most picturesque sights of Bishkek surroundings. Here, in the narrow valley of Ala-Archa river you may see a concentration of wonderful, stunning landscapes, waterfalls and amazing rocks. Here is unexpectedly rich flora and fauna, so that many people suppose this region to be a symbol of Kyrgyz mountain range (Ala-Too).
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Bishkek-City, Suyumbayeva, 142/2, Bishkek 720000 Kyrgyzstan
    Afterwards, explore Bishkek city – one of the greenest city of Central Asia. The city tour starts from exploring the central square – Ala-Too with highest flagpole and statue of Kyrgyz hero – Manas. Afterwards visit the Museum of Fine Arts, see the facade of architectural heritage – Opera and Ballet Theatre. Have short walk to oldest park of the city – Oak Park with beautiful sculptures at the open air. Before the city tour finish see the facade of National University, walk through Youth Alley and take photo of the State Philharmonic Hall.
    Duration: 3 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: "Madison Ave" 4* hotel or similar

    Day 2: Bishkek – Burana Tower – Issyk-Kul lake

    Stop At: Issyk-Kul Lake, Tian Shan Mountains, Karakol 722360 Kyrgyzstan
    After breakfast proceed to the second largest alpine in the world after Titicaca – Issyk-Kul lake, located at the altitude 1600 m. above sea level.
    Duration: 4 minutes

    Stop At: Burana Tower, Don-Aryk, Tokmok 722201 Kyrgyzstan
    En route visit UNESCO Heritage Site – ancient Burana Tower and get acquaintance with history of Silk Road period.
    Continue driving to the northern shore of Issyk-Kul lake via gorgeous Boom gorge.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in "Akun Issyk-Kul" resort or similar in Issyk-Kul

    Day 3: Full day in Issyk-Kul lake

    Stop At: Issyk-Kul Lake, Tian Shan Mountains, Karakol 722360 Kyrgyzstan
    Today spend full day in the city center – Cholpon-Ata and visit main sights of the area as open air museum of Petroglyphs, local historical-ethnographical museum and Rukh-Ordo complex.
    Enjoy remain part of the day swimming at the shore of the lake.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in "Akun Issyk-Kul" resort or similar in Issyk-Kul

    Day 4: Issyk-Kul lake – Chon-Aksu gorge – Karakol

    Stop At: Karakol Gorge, Karakol Kyrgyzstan
    Today drive to Karakol, a peaceful, low–rise town with back streets full of Russian gingerbread cottages, shaded by rows of huge white poplars.
    En route group will visit picturesque Chon-Aksu gorge where possible to emerge into a real nomad atmosphere with meeting local nomads, tasting national Kyrgyz beverage – "Kymyz" (mare's milk), and riding a horse.
    Duration: 7 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in "Reina Kench" guest house or similar in Karakol

    Day 5: Karakol – Djety-Oguz and Kok-Djayik gorges

    Stop At: Dungan Mosque, Karakol Kyrgyzstan
    After breakfast explore Karakol city, visit Dungan Mosque and Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dzhety-Oguz Wildlife Refuge, Teploklyuchenka, Kyrgyzstan
    If your stay in Karakol is on Sunday, early morning possible to visit Sunday cattle market and see the real life of semi-nomadic Kyrgyz people.
    Afterwards transfer to majestic Djety-Oguz and Kok-Djayik gorges.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a yurt camp in the gorge

    Day 6: Kok-Djayik gorge – Tokmok – Barskoon gorge

    Stop At: Barskoon Gorge, Barskoon Kyrgyzstan
    Today proceed to Tokmok town by the southern shore of Issyk-Kul lake.
    En route visit Barskoon gorge which is famous for its cascading waterfalls. The most picturesque have interesting names: Tears of a Bars, Oldman Beard, Splashes of Champagne and Cup of Manas.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Canyon Skazka, Tosor Kyrgyzstan
    Afterwards stop at dramatic Fairy Tale canyon for hiking.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in "Grand Burana" hotel 4* or similar in Tokmok

    Day 7: Tokmok – Bishkek

    Stop At: Bishkek-City, Suyumbayeva, 142/2, Bishkek 720000 Kyrgyzstan
    After breakfast meet with Kyrgyz eagle hunter who will demonstrate scene of hunting with an eagle. Afterwards return to Bishkek.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Osh Bazaar, Bishkek Kyrgyzstan
    Upon arrival to Bishkek, visit local Osh bazaar for shopping souvenirs etc.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in "Madison Ave" 4* hotel or similar

    Day 8: Departure

    Stop At: Bishkek-City, Suyumbayeva, 142/2, Bishkek 720000 Kyrgyzstan
    Your guide and driver will transfer you to the airport in proper time according to your flight.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your guide and driver will meet you at the airport with signboard according to you plane arrival and proceed with you to the hotelAirports
    • Manas International Airport, Bishkek Kyrgyzstan
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 6 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Sonun Travel

Activity ID: V-168367P5

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