Cultural Tour 2: Cities and Gorges7 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
  • Twin room accommodation, including early check in on Day 1;
  • Meals – groups of 1-4 people - as per program; groups of 5-10 people – full board;
  • All transfers;
  • Sightseeing tour program with English speaking guide (except for the day 7 – transfer to the airport);
  • Entrance fees to sights according to the program;
  • Mineral water;
  • Air tickets Osh – Bishkek.
  • 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 (except for the Day 1) and late check out (check in time is at 13-14.00, check out time is at 12.00)
  • International airfares;
  • Personal insurance and items not mentioned above.

Accommodation:

Economy Option
Comfort Option
Bishkek - 2 nights
B hotel, Asia Mountains or similarPlaza, Park Hotel, Ambassador or similar
Chichkan - 1 night
Oson guest house (B&B)Oson guest house (B&B)
Arslanbob - 2 nights
Home stay (B&B), family run accommodationHome stay (B&B), family run accommodation
Osh - 1 night
Sunrise or similarSunrise or similar

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