Cultural Day Tour: Burana Tower & Kyrgyz Yurts1 Day | Burana Tower, Don-Aryk

Private Tour from US$ 165
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  • Itinerary MapItinerary Map
  • Burana towerBurana tower
  • BalbalsBalbals
  • YurtYurt
  • Yurt installationYurt installation
  • Burana tower
  • Itinerary Map
  • Burana tower
  • Balbals
  • Yurt
  • Yurt installation

Excellent one-day tour to the surroundings of Bishkek where you will visit ruins of the ancient town of Balasagun and a local site – Burana Tower. The second part of the excursion will take place in Don-Aryk where you will see the main symbol of nomad Kyrgyz nation – a yurt. You will learn about the structure of this mobile dwelling and how quickly it is set up.

Tour itinerary:

At 9.00 start the trip from Bishkek. First stop is Burana tower, historical complex, which marks the original site of the Karakhanid town, Balasagun. Transfer to Don-Aryk village where you will have lunch in the local Kyrgyz family. After lunch you will have a chance to watch a demonstration of yurt installation (nomadic dwelling) and even take a part in installation if you wish. Local Kyrgyz woman will tell you the meaning of each part the yurt. Transfer back to Bishkek. End of the tour.


Tour price includes:

  1. All transfers;
  2. Lunch in a local house;
  3. English speaking guide;
  4. Entrance fee to the museums and sights. Camera/video fees are not included and paid separately;
  5. Yurt installation.

Tour price does not include:

  1. Personal insurance and items not mentioned above;
  2. Accommodation;
  3. Tips are not included, but would be appreciated;
  4. Breakfast and dinner in Bishkek.


Prices, per person

1 person
US$ 390
2 persons
US$ 235
3 persons
US$ 195
4 persons
US$ 165
Prices are for 2024 in US$ per person, with discounted prices for larger groups available on request.

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The tour is private with your personal guide. There will be no other people joining the tour. Our guides will follow your own pace.
The starting time of the tour is up to you and may vary from 09.00 am to 16.00 pm.
We are happy to offer this tour for air/train passengers too. Our guide will meet you at the arrival station.

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