Cultural Tour 4: Around Lake Issyk-Kul5 Days | Bishkek, Issyk-Kul, Cholpon-Ata, Karakol, Jety-Oguz, Bokonbaevo

Private Tour from US$ 625
  • Issyk-KulIssyk-Kul
  • Itinerary MapItinerary Map
  • Burana TowerBurana Tower
  • Burana TowerBurana Tower
  • Cholpon-AtaCholpon-Ata
  • KarakolKarakol
  • Djety-OguzDjety-Oguz
  • BishkekBishkek
  • BishkekBishkek
  • Issyk-Kul
  • Itinerary Map
  • Burana Tower
  • Burana Tower
  • Cholpon-Ata
  • Karakol
  • Djety-Oguz
  • Bishkek
  • Bishkek

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 (260 km)
Meeting at the airport (hotel upon arrival is not included) 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 (170 km)
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 (250 km)
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 (280 km)
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
  • Twin accommodation - 4 nights;
  • Meals – as per program;
  • 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;
  • Tips are not included, but would be appreciated;
  • Personal insurance and items not mentioned above.

Prices, per person

1 person
US$ 1,545
US$ 1,655
US$ 1,720
2 persons
US$ 885
US$ 910
US$ 960
3 persons
US$ 750
US$ 770
US$ 815
4 persons
US$ 625
US$ 650
US$ 700
Single supplement
US$ 55
US$ 125
US$ 150
Prices are for 2024 in US$ per person, with discounted prices for larger groups available on request.


Issyk-Kul - 1 night
Karven / Raduga / Caprice / 3 Crowns
Karven / Raduga
Karven / Raduga / Baitur
Karakol - 1 night
Green Yard / Matsunoki guest house or similar
Green Yard / Matsunoki guest house or similar
78 hotel / Karagat or similar
Bokonbaevo - 1 night
Home stay (B&B) / family run accommodation
Home stay (B&B) / family run accommodation
Home stay (B&B) / family run accommodation
Bishkek - 1 night
B Hotel / My hotel / Bridges / Navat / Discovery 3*
Novotel / Ambassador / Damas / Sofia
Orion / Sheraton 5*

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