Kyrgyzstan Small Group Tour 20197 Days | Bishkek, Cholpon Ata, Karakol, Kochkor, Son Kul

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Group size: 1 – 16 persons

Please note that itinerary and price on 2019 tour are subject to change due to airline and train schedule changes, currency fluctuations and other unforeseeable events.

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 2019.
Make your journey big and combine Kyrgyzstan trip with Uzbekistan group tour.

 

Tour itinerary:

Day 1, Fr: Bishkek – arrival
 
Arrival to Bishkek early in the morning, transfer to the hotel. Rest.
At 12:00 sightseeing tour: visit Kyrgyz National Philharmoniс, Statue of Manas, Oak Park, Ala-Too Square, Victory Square, Museum of Fine Arts and Osh market. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 2, Sa: Bishkek – Burana – Cholpon-Ata
 
Transfer from Bishkek to Kemin. On the way stop to see 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. Family run accommodation.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 5, Tu (May): Kochkor – Chon-Kemin
 
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 Chon-Kemin. After lunch you will have time to hike or walk in the gorge. Dinner in the guest house. Overnight in the guest house.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 5, Tu (Jun – Sep): 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 (2030 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 ( 3016 m ) 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: Chon-Kemin / 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 the tour.
Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

City

Budget Option

Bishkek

B Hotel 3* or similar

Issyk Kul

Raduga Hotel or similar

Karakol

Green Yard hotel 3* or similar

Kochkor

Family run accommodation (B&B)

Son-Kul

Yurts (4-6 people in one yurt)

 

  • Twin/double room accommodation, early check-in on Day 1. Yurts in Son Kul are shared by 4-6 people, there is extra cost for single supplement in yurts;
  • 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;
  • Kyrgyz national dances in Bishkek (1 dance);
  • 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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