Kyrgyzstan Small Group Tour 2024-20257 Days | Bishkek, Cholpon Ata, Karakol, Kochkor, Son Kul

Group Tour US$ 1,290
  • Burana TowerBurana Tower
  • Itinerary MapItinerary Map
  • Son-KulSon-Kul
  • BishkekBishkek
  • Issyk-KulIssyk-Kul
  • BishkekBishkek
  • Cholpon-AtaCholpon-Ata
  • Cholpon-AtaCholpon-Ata
  • KarakolKarakol
  • Jeti-OguzJeti-Oguz
  • KochkorKochkor
  • KochkorKochkor
  • Son-KulSon-Kul
  • Burana Tower
  • Itinerary Map
  • Son-Kul
  • Bishkek
  • Issyk-Kul
  • Bishkek
  • Cholpon-Ata
  • Cholpon-Ata
  • Karakol
  • Jeti-Oguz
  • Kochkor
  • Kochkor
  • Son-Kul

The tour is offered from May until September.
Enjoy meeting new people and take scheduled tours in Kyrgyzstan with the group of tourists from around the world. In addition to custom made individual tours in Kyrgyzstan, we offer the most popular tour itinerary in Kyrgyzstan with the guaranteed departure dates in 2024 and 2025.
Make your journey big and combine Kyrgyzstan group tour with Uzbekistan group tour.

 

Tour itinerary:

Day 1, Fr: Bishkek – arrival
 
Arrive in Bishkek. You will be met by Advantour driver and transferred to the hotel. Check in to the hotel at 14:00. Meet your guide to start sightseeing in the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyz National Philharmoniс, Statue of Manas, Oak Park, Ala-Too Square, Victory Square, Museum of Fine Arts and Osh market. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 2, Sa: Bishkek – Burana – Cholpon-Ata
 
Breakfast. At 08:00 start the trip from Bishkek. First, stop at Burana Tower, which is left from ancient city Balasagun (11-13th centuries). After visit Burana tower, you will have a chance to watch Kyrgyz national horse game “Ulak Tartysh” (goat pulling). Ulak-tartysh (or kok-boru) is a fight between two teams of riders for a goat carcass. Lunch in the local Kyrgyz family.
Transfer to Cholpon-Ata. Dinner and overnight at the hotel, located near Issyk-Kul Lake.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 3, Su: Cholpon-Ata – Karakol
 
Transfer to Karakol. On the way stop in an open air museum of petroglyphs in Cholpon-Ata. There will be an excursion in open-air art gallery of stone, said to date from 500 BC – 100 AD, they depict wolves, long-horned ibex, goats, horses, snow leopards, sacrifices and some hunting scenes. Also you can visit museum of local lore.
Continue driving to Karakol. City tour in Karakol: visiting Prjevalsky museum, Wooden Orthodox Church, Dungan mosque in Chinese style. Kyrgyzstan is a multiethnic country and during this tour you will have a chance to get acquainted with different nations and cultures. Today you will have a dinner in Uigur or Dungan family with Kyrgyz national music and songs. These nations came to Kyrgyzstan from China and live in Karakol since 1869. Overnight in the guest house.
Meals: Breakfast/Dinner
Day 4, Mo: Karakol – Jety-Oguz – Kochkor
 
Transfer to Kochkor along the Southern Shore of Issyk-Kul lake. On the way visit to Jety-Oguz gorge. Your guide will tell you a legend about Jety-Oguz (seven bulls) and Broken Heart rock. After lunch transfer to Bokonbaevo where you will see an eagle hunting show. Continue driving to Kochkor. One of the best views on Issyk-Kul Lake is guaranteed. Dinner in Kyrgyz family. Accommodation at guest house.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 5, Tu: Kochkor – Son-Kul
 
After breakfast visit a felt carpet workshop in Kochkor. It’s a place where you can see the process of making Kyrgyz national felt carpets.
Transfer to Son-Kul (120 km). Son-Kul is one of the highest lakes in Kyrgyzstan (3016 m above sea level). It’s a place where you can experience a nomadic life. You will have a chance to ride a horse, see edelweiss flowers, camels, yaks, golden eagles, and to see how local women make Kyrgyz national drink – Kymyz (mare’s milk). This is a remote mountain lake situated on a treeless, high mountain plateau where shepherds bring the livestock in the summertime, establish a camp where they will live – setting up their yurts. In this magnificent place you can see hundreds of herds and a lot of different yurts. Dinner. Overnight in the yurt camp.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 6, We: Son-Kul – Bishkek
 
Early in the morning, transfer to Bishkek (400 km). Arrival in Bishkek. Farewell dinner with Kyrgyz national dances. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast/Dinner
Day 7, Th: Bishkek – airport
 
Transfer to the airport (30 km), departure. End of Kyrgyzstan Small Group Tour.
Meals: Breakfast
  • Twin/double room accommodation. Yurts in Son Kul are shared by 2 people;
  • Meals as per the program;
  • All transfers;
  • English speaking guide to accompany the group (except for the day 7 – transfer to the airport);
  • Entrance fees to sights according to the program;
  • Felt carpet show in Kochkor;
  • Eagle hunting show in Bokonbaevo;
  • Folklore show in Karakol;
  • National show and farewell dinner in Bishkek;
  • Horse game “Ulak-Tartysh”.
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Early check-in (except for Day 1) and late check-out;
  • Camera/video at the sights;
  • Horse riding in Son-Kul;
  • Consular fees for Kyrgyzstan tourist visa;
  • Kyrgyzstan visa support;
  • Full board meals;
  • International flight tickets before and after the tour;
  • Personal insurance and items not mentioned above

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May 24, Fri
May 30, Thu
May 10
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US$ 1,290
Jun 7, Fri
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May 24
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US$ 1,290
Jul 19, Fri
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Jul 5
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US$ 1,290
Aug 9, Fri
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US$ 1,290
Sep 6, Fri
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US$ 1,290
Single supplement: US$ 120
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May 23, Fri
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US$ 1,290
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US$ 1,290
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US$ 1,290
Aug 8, Fri
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US$ 1,290
Sep 5, Fri
Sep 11, Thu
Aug 22
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US$ 1,290
Single supplement: US$ 120

100% guaranteed departures – even if there is only 1 traveler.

Group size: 1-16 persons

Please note that itinerary and prices are subject to change due to airline and train schedule changes, currency fluctuations and other unforeseeable events.

We strongly recommend NOT to purchase airline tickets for 2025 tours without discussing it with your travel consultant.

Accommodation

Bishkek - 2 nights
Art Hotel / My hotel
Cholpon-Ata - 1 night
Carven 4* or similar
Karakol - 1 night
Green Yard or similar
Kochkor - 1 night
Nomad Lodge
Son Kul - 1 night
Yurt (2 people in one yurt)

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Kyrgyzstan Group Tour Reviews

Author: NK   |   Rating: 523 September 2019
I decided to venture to Kyrgyzstan based on the recommendation of a fellow traveler on my last Advantour trip and was equally surprised and delighted by the country. Kyrgyzstan may not have the cultural landmarks found in other Central Asian countries, but the Tien Shan mountains and its alpine lakes are certainly spectacular. Spending an evening with the nomads at Son Kul lake in a yurt is certainly an experience I won’t forget anytime soon, swimming in Issyk Kul was refreshing and much more pleasant than the ocean, watching several games of ulak tartysh was certainly interesting and special thanks to our tour guide Azamatt and driver Gena for our repeated road side photo shoot stops.

Because tourism is still developing in Kyrgyzstan, you are also privy to these more authentic and intimate experiences. For example, I originally assumed our eagle hunting demonstration would involve 5 other tour groups and just provide some basic information about the tradition, but no. Instead, it was just our tour group in the mountains with the eagles and their handlers. We got up close to the animals, saw their training techniques and even watched one of the eagles catch a rabbit. Another evening we were due to see some performers and instead of being in some fancy restaurant, we sat in the kitchen of a local family and had the musicians perform just for us on the other side of the table.

Once again, Advantour really delivered with a budget friendly tour that provided a number of wonderful memories.

Visited September 2019
Author: NK   |   Rating: 523 September 2019
I decided to venture to Kyrgyzstan based on the recommendation of a fellow traveler on my last Advantour trip and was equally surprised and delighted by the country. Kyrgyzstan may not have the cultural landmarks found in other Central Asian countries, but the Tien Shan mountains and its alpine lakes are certainly spectacular. Spending an evening with the nomads at Son Kul lake in a yurt is certainly an experience I won’t forget anytime soon, swimming in Issyk Kul was refreshing and much more pleasant than the ocean, watching several games of ulak tartysh was certainly interesting and special thanks to our tour guide Azamatt and driver Gena for our repeated road side photo shoot stops.

Because tourism is still developing in Kyrgyzstan, you are also privy to these more authentic and intimate experiences. For example, I originally assumed our eagle hunting demonstration would involve 5 other tour groups and just provide some basic information about the tradition, but no. Instead, it was just our tour group in the mountains with the eagles and their handlers. We got up close to the animals, saw their training techniques and even watched one of the eagles catch a rabbit. Another evening we were due to see some performers and instead of being in some fancy restaurant, we sat in the kitchen of a local family and had the musicians perform just for us on the other side of the table.

Once again, Advantour really delivered with a budget friendly tour that provided a number of wonderful memories.

Visited September 2019

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