Cultural Tour-27 Days | Bishkek, Chichkan, Jalalabat, Arslanbob, Osh


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This exciting and action-packed one-week Kyrgyzstan Cultural Tour 2 will acquaint you with the history, culture and nomadic traditions of the Kyrgyz. You will visit the main architectural monuments of Kyrgyz cities and the most picturesque gorges of Kyrgyzstan – Jety-Oguz and Fairy-Tale. As part of the tour you will get familiarized with the life of the Kyrgyz in the small Kochkor village and also have an opportunity to live in a genuine Kyrgyz yurt (tent) by Son-Kul lakeside surrounded by green pastures.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Bishkek
Arrival in Bishkek, transfer to the hotel. After some rest Sightseeing tour: Oak Park, Ala-Too Square, Russian Orthodox Church, Victory Square and Oriental market – Osh bazaar. After lunch transfer to the Ala-Archa National Park (40 km). In an hour you will be in the alpine gorge through which the fast flowing Ala-Archa River runs, flanked by tall, snow-covered peaks, steep-sided, fir - forested mountain slopes and alpine meadows cowered with flowers. Hiking from the Alpine camp (2200 m) to the Ak-Sai waterfall (35 m, on the altitude of 2700 m). Return back to the alpine camp. Transfer to Bishkek. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 2: Bishkek – Chichkan
Transfer to Chichkan gorge, which is one of the most beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan. Today we will be crossing mountain passes over 3000 m high. You will drive over the Too-Ashu Pass and through a beautiful Suusamyr valley. It is a good day for photographers. Great view is guaranteed. Overnight at the guest house.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Chichkan – Jalalabat - Arslanbob
Transfer to the small town Jalalabat. On the way you will be passing one of the largest reservoirs in Kyrgyzstan, Toktogul, that funnels the gorgeous Naryn River into a hydroelectric station. Transfer to Arslanbob village. There is a large, sacred, revered wild walnut forest which is considered to be the biggest fruit-walnut forest in the world. Dinner and overnight at the home stay.
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Day 4: Arslanbob
Free day in Arslanbob. Hiking to the waterfall where you may feast your eyes on a beautiful panorama. Arslanbob's scenic beauty and pleasant climate, as well as two impressive waterfalls attract tourists, pilgrims and other visitors during the spring and summer months. Picnic. Dinner with a local family. Family run accommodation.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 5: Arslanbob - Osh
Transfer to Osh. Visiting a market and mausoleum in Uzgen. Uzgen town was one of the capitals of the Karakhanid Khanate in the 11th and 12th centuries. Arrival in Osh in the afternoon. Overnight at the guest house.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Osh - Bishkek
City tour after breakfast. As legends say Osh was founded by King Solomon ages ago and had an important position on trading routes of the Great Silk Road. This day you will visit Suleiman-Too (Solomon’s Mountain), museum, Osh bazaar – this market locates at the same place as in the times of Great Silk Road.
After lunch transfer to the airport. Flight to Bishkek. Arrival in Bishkek. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 7: Bishkek - Airport
Transfer to the airport. End of the tour.
Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

City

Deluxe Option

Budget Option

Bishkek

Hotel (****)

Guest House (**+)

Jety Oguz

Yurts (5-6 people in 1 yurt)

Kochkor

Home stay (B&B), family run accommodation

Issyk-Kul

Raduga Hotel (***) or similar

Guest House in Cholpon-Ata

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*

2620

2320

2

1540

1375

3

1255

1090

4-5

1100

930

6-7 1035 865

8

950

785

9-10

920

760

Single supplement

245

130

Full board for a group 1-4 pax

95

*The price for 1 pax already includes single supplement
 

 Price includes:

  1. Twin room accommodation, including early check in on Day 1;
  2. Meals – groups of 1-4 people - as stated in program; groups of 5-10 people – full board;
  3. Transportation throughout the whole trip.
  4. English speaking guide (except for the day 7 – transfer to the airport);
  5. Sightseeing tour program in all cities according to the program, including entrance fees to sights, museums, Ala-Archa National Park. Camera/video fees are not included and paid separately;
  6. Mineral water;
  7. Air tickets Osh – Bishkek;

Price does not include:

  1. Hotel charges for additional services;
  2. Single supplement;
  3. Consular fees paid upon collection of the entrance visa to Kyrgyzstan;
  4. Visa support;
  5. Registration in Kyrgyzstan;
  6. Payment for early check in (except for the Day 1) and late check out (check in time is at 13-14.00, check out time is at 12.00)
  7. International airfares;
  8. Personal insurance and items not mentioned above.

 


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