Cultural Tour-45 Days | Bishkek, Issyk-Kul, Cholpon-Ata, Karakol, Jety-Oguz, Bokonbaevo

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Kyrgyzstan Cultural Tour 4 is a small tour in the course of which you will have an excursion to the main places of interest of Bishkek, trip to Cholpon-Ata petroglyphs and ruins of the ancient city Balasagyn. Besides, you will have a day of rest by the Son-Kul lakeside, where a nomadic yurt encampment is set summer, familiarize with their everyday life and culture, and also overnight in a yurt. Furthermore you will certainly stay in the Kyrgyzstan best-known spa – Lake of Issyk-Kul with one of the cozy hotels and nice beach welcoming you.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Airport – Bishkek – Issyk Kul Lake
 
Meeting at the airport and transfer to Issyk-Kul along the Northern shore (270 km). On the way you will visit the Burana Tower (XI - XII ) – the minaret of the ancient town Balasagun. Continue driving to Issyk-Kul. It is the second largest alpine lake in the world (1600 m. above sea level). Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast/Dinner
Day 2: Issyk Kul Lake – Karakol
 
After breakfast transfer to Karakol. On the way, a visit to an open air museum of petroglyphs (V BC – VIII AD). Sightseeing tour on arrival at Karakol: visit to Russian Orthodox Church, the Dungan mosque which is built without using a single metal nail, and the museum of M.V. Prejvalsky.
Dinner at Uigur family. Kyrgyzstan is multiethnic country and today you will have a chance to taste Uigur food and get acquainted with their culture and traditions. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast/Dinner
Day 3: Karakol – Jety-Oguz gorge – Bokonbaevo
 
Transfer to Jety-Oguz gorge (40 km) – the picturesque gorge, which is famous not only for its coniferous forest, flower clearings and interesting gorges for hiking, but also for red and sandy formations which are called «Seven Bulls» and «Broken Heart». Picnic. Transfer to Bokonbaevo Village. Dinner and overnight at a home stay.
Meals: Breakfast/Dinner
Day 4: Bokonbaevo – Bishkek
 
Transfer to Bishkek city. Sightseeing tour on arrival; you will visit  central Ala-Too Square, Manas statue, flagpole, Lenin statue, Oak Park, Opera and Ballet Theatre, Museum of Fine Arts, Victory Square – Philharmonic hall and Osh market. Farewell dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast/Dinner
Day 5: Bishkek – airport
 
Transfer to the airport (30 km). End of the tour.
Meals: Breakfast

Accomodation:

City

Deluxe Option

Budget Option

Bishkek

Hotel 4*

Hotel 3*

Issyk-Kul

Raduga (***) or similar

Son Kul

Yurts (5-6 people in 1 yurt)

Prices for 2016:

Pax

Tour price per person

Deluxe option, USD

Tour price per person

Budget option, USD

1*

1440

1320

2

850

785

3

705

640

4

625

555

5-6 615 530

7-8

565

500

9-10

535

465

Single supplement

170

120

Full board for a group 1-4 pax

30

Boat trip (1 hour) – group price

130

*The price for 1 pax already includes single supplement

  • Twin accommodation;
  • Meals – groups of 1-4 people – as stated in the program; groups of 5-10 people – full board;
  • All transfers; 
  • Sightseeing tour program with English speaking guide (except for the day 5 – transfer to the airport);
  • Entrance fees to sights according to the program;
  • Mineral water.
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Single supplement;
  • Camera/video fees at the sights;
  • Consular fees paid upon collection of the entrance visa to Kyrgyzstan;
  • Kyrgyzstan visa support;
  • Registration in Kyrgyzstan;
  • Payment for early check in and late check out (check in time is at 13-14.00, check out time is at 12.00)
  • International airfares;
  • Boat trip;
  • Personal insurance and items not mentioned above.

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