Kyrgyzstan Express Adventure Tour

Join this tour to experience not only natural beauty of Kyrgyzstan, but also the culture and lifestyle of its traditional nomadic people. It is an ideal package for those who have few days for an escape to nature and refreshment. Our professional guides will provide you with in-depth knowledge of the geography, as well as mentalities, livelihood and culture of the local communities.

per adult from

$1,381

NZD

Duration

5 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Ala-Archa Gorge
    • Entry/Admission - Burana Tower
    • Entry/Admission - Dungan Mosque
    • Entry/Admission - Karakol Gorge
    • Entry/Admission - Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks)
    • Entry/Admission - Canyon Skazka
    What's excluded :
    • Travel insurance

  • Day 1: Bishkek

    Stop At: Ala-Too Square, Bishkek Kyrgyzstan
    Our driver and guide meet you at the airport at the appointed time and transfer you to the hotel (early check-in) in Bishkek.
    After breakfast and a short rest, you will be taken to the center of the city where you will be introduced to the main sightseeing areas of Bishkek on foot. The Victory Square, the Theater of Opera and Ballet, the Oak Park and the Ala Too Square are among the places to visit. You will be introduced to the short history of this young city full of life and contrasts which still reflects the architectural atmosphere of the country’s Soviet past.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Ala-Archa Gorge, Bishkek Kyrgyzstan
    After lunch in a local restaurant, you will be taken to the Ala Archa National Park 41 km south of Bishkek. The park is one of the most famous attractions for local and foreign visitors for its diverse landscape as well as richness of flora and fauna allowing it to be used for mountaineering, hiking, recreation and leisure all year round.
    Upon return to Bishkek, if we have time we visit the Osh bazaar – the main marketplace in the city, to get a glimpse of local life, explore its different sections and buy some small and interesting gifts for your loved ones.
    Afterwards, the car takes you to a local restaurant for dinner. Transfer to the hotel after dinner.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Local boutique hotel

    Day 2: Bishkek - Karakol

    Stop At: Burana Tower, Don-Aryk, Tokmok 722201 Kyrgyzstan
    Today we will make our way to Karakol. Our journey from Chui to Karakol runs through a scenic gorge called Boom, a natural corridor that has been used since very ancient times by Silk Road traders, and along the northern shore of the Issyk Kul lake.
    On the way we visit the Burana Archaeological and Architectural Complex founded on the remains of Balasagun (10th-15th centuries), once the capital of the Eastern Karakhanid Khanate (Karakhanids are known as the first Turkic dynasty to accept and announce Islam as their state religion). It was one of the largest medieval cities in the Chui valley established on the site of an older Silk Road settlement. Worth noting is that the place is in the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cholpon Ata, Cholpon Ata, Issyk Kul Province
    Lunch in Cholpon Ata. Some free time for swimming in the lake after lunch.
    Next, we visit a family-run eco farm, one-of-a-kind in the region. A short excursion across the farm during which the family tells about the history of the farm and dinner in the farm.
    Afterwards, the car takes us to our accommodation in Karakol.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Family-run guesthouse

    Day 3: Karakol

    Stop At: Dungan Mosque, Karakol Kyrgyzstan
    Today we have a small walking tour in the center of the town, during which we visit Dungan Mosque (for Dungan, please, see below) and Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, the two most well known historical and cultural monuments in Karakol dating back to the 19th century.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Karakol Gorge, Karakol Kyrgyzstan
    In the afternoon, the car takes us to the territory of the Karakol National Park, where we have free time for walking and enjoying the scenic view of the Karakol gorge and lowlands.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner: Dungan cuisine, which carries Chinese marks. Dungans are a Muslim minority ethnic group who fled from Xingjian province.
    Accommodation included: Family-run guesthouse

    Day 4: Karakol – Bokonbaev

    Stop At: Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks), Kyrgyzstan
    Today we continue our journey from Karakol westwards to Bokonbaev along the southern shore of Issyk Kul enjoying wild landscapes and stunning views of Terskei Ala Too mountains. The highlights of the day are photo-stop at the legendary Jeti Oguz red cliffs, waterfall hike at the picturesque Kök Jaiyk pasture.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Canyon Skazka, Tosor Kyrgyzstan
    Short walking tour in the Skazka (Fairytale) canyons. Lunch is served at a family-run guesthouse in Tosor.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bokonbayevo, Bokonbayevo, Issyk Kul Province
    In Bokonbaev, we visit a local women handicraft cooperative. Here not only can you see, but also get involved in the felt making process and make your own felt keepsake.
    Accommodation for tonight is a yurt camp not far from Bokonbaev, allowing for an exclusive experience of staying in real nomad yurts. A mini-concert after the dinner by a local music band playing national instruments and singing soulful songs will end the day on a positive note.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: With a typical rural Kyrgyz family
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Yurt camp

    Day 5: Bokonbaev - Bishkek

    Stop At: Bokonbayevo, Kyrgyzstan
    Today we head back to Bishkek (270 km). But before that, if weather conditions are suitable, we take to the saddle in the Boz Salkyn pasture to go horseback riding. Here you may find yourself in the center of the ordinary life of local shepherds – the true bearers of centuries-old Kyrgyz nomadic traditions.
    Next, you will get a sense of true nomadic life through the demonstration of salbuurun – the only traditional method of hunting in the world that combines the teamwork of golden eagle, taigan dog – local Kyrgyz breed, and traditional archery while on horseback. It is also a unique opportunity to take an iconic photo with a golden eagle.
    Lunch in a guesthouse. Transfer to Bishkek.
    Upon arrival in Bishkek, the car takes you to the hotel, where you have a short rest. Then we go to one of the best Kyrgyz restaurants to have a good-bye dinner.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Local boutique hotel
  • Departure Point :
    117 Kalyk Akiev St, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Generally we hold a placard with your name on itAirports
    • Manas International Airport, Bishkek Kyrgyzstan
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Tabiat Tour

Activity ID: V-199478P1

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