Kyrgyzstan patterns: Cultural 7 days tour

  • Duration: Days 7,   Nights 6
  • Tour type: Сlassical tours
  • Season: Summer, Autumn

This tour is perfect if you want to combine a tour through Kyrgyzstan and at the same time want to see and learn more about the culture. After a short stay in Bishkek you travel around Lake Issyk-Kul (1608m), the second largest alpine lake in the world, visit the Burana Tower – an important site on the Silk Road, the town Karakol, the flower valley Jeti-Ogyz and the village Kochkor – famous for its felt production.

D-1    BISHKEK

Upon arrival to Airport meet with a guide and transfer to city. Check-in after 14:00. Sightseeing tour of Bishkek. Excursion to Osh Bazaar: fruits, dry fruits and souvenirs sections. After lunch a special visit to Chyngyz Aytmatov’s Home Museum. Brief introduction of writer’s life stories, his original hand scripts and books. Right from there depart to Chon-Aryk village to visitAta-Beyit Memorial Complex where Aytmatovs were buried including his father together with other repression victims of 1937-38. Dinner at a yurt styled restaurant at Supara Ethno-Complex (traditional Kyrgyz cuisine).  National folklore show with Manachi chanting the epic Manas is followed during the dinner.Arrive back to Bishkek, overnight at hotel.

Meals: Lunch at local restaurant. Dinner at local restaurant.

D-2    BISHKEK – KOCHKOR (230 km, 4-5 hrs)

After breakfast depart to Kochkor village. Spend a day with a Kyrgyz family to experience countryside daily life of locals who will welcome you into their home. Visit felt shop Altyn-Kol.Learn more about Kyrgyz traditions and culture: assist the family with bread baking, milking cows and cooking meals.In the afternoon, see the felt craft making process and take part in the procedure. Traditional lunch and dinner at the house with a family. Evening free time for resting, interacting with local people and taking a short and easy walking tour around the village. Overnight at homestay.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel. Lunch at homestay . Dinner at homestay

D-3   KOCHKOR – JETY OGUZ (385 km, 6  hrs)

After breakfast depart to Jeti-Ogyz Valley alongside the southern shore of the Lake Issyk-Kul.Visit a place of holy lands and springs – Manjyly-Ata. Lunch at a yurt camp.Before heading to Jeti-Ogyz visit Fairytale Valley. Upon arrival, accommodation at yurt camps.

Meals: Breakfast at Homestay. Lunch at yurts. Dinner at yurts.

D-4    JETY OGUZ- KARAKOL (40 km, 1.5 hr)

Morning free time for walking and resting at the valley. Taste national beverage kymyz (fermented mares milk) and experience the real nomads life. After lunch at a yurt camp depart to Karakol. On the way, visit famous red rocks known as "Seven Bulls" and "Broken Heart" (easy walking and trekking). Upon arrival to Karakol town, sightseeing tour: visit an old quarter with old houses in the Russian style, the Museum of Przewalsky, a lovely Old Russian wooden church and a mosque in Asian style. Visit a local store that offers handmade Natural Crafts made ​​in the region – One village-One product.Dinner and overnight at guest house.

Meals: Breakfast at Yurts. Lunch at yurts . Dinner at guesthouse.

D-5    KARAKOL – CHON KEMIN (340 km, 6 hrs)

Depart to Chon-Kemin Valley via the northern shore the of the lake. Visit open air Petroglyphs Museum and Rukh-Odo Cultural Complex in Cholpon-Ata town. Upon arrival to Kalmak-Ashuu village, accommodation at Ashu guest house. Traditional homemade dinner at the guest house terrace on the second floor that has terrific view to surrounding mountains and village. Evening free time for rest and/or easy walking tour around the village.

Meals: Breakfast at Guesthouse. Lunch at guesthouse . Dinner at guesthouse.

D-6   CHON KEMIN -  BISHKEK (135 km, 2.5 hrs)

Morning excursion towards the Kalmak-Ashuu Gorge. Horseback riding is available upon request.After lunch depart for Bishkek with en-route stops at Burana Historical Complex, Burana Minaret, ruins of ancient city of Balasagyn, open air museum. Arrival to Bishkek.  Afternoon free time.  Overnight at hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel. Lunch en route . Farewell dinner at local restaurant.

D-7   BISHKEK-MANAS AIRPORT (40 km)

After breakfast transfer to Manas airport for departure flight to home country (Check-in by 12:00).

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel.

All rates in US$ (per person):


Group size

 

Half-twin with breakfast

 

 

Standard Hotels

2

1145

3-4

955

5-6

729

7-8

635

Single Supplement

98

NOTE: Accommodation conditions and service at home stay in Kochkor and yurt camp in Jeti-Ogyz are basic, shared facilities (toilet, shower). Single accommodation is not available, 2-4 pax accommodate in one yurt/room

**CBT-Community Based Tourism – local family run guest houses

**Bathroom (toilet and shower with hot water) at home stay in Kochkor are located inside  the house

**Toilet with running water and shower with hot water at yurt camp in Jeti-Ogyz are located outside of the yurt in separate sections

Horseback riding in Chon-Kemin

US$ 40 per person /per day

US$ 50 per instructor

Proposed Hotels:

Cities

Nights

Standard Hotels

Bishkek

2

Green City 3*or similar

Kochkor village

1

Homestay/ CBT

Jety Oguz

1

Yurt camp

Karakol

1

GH Green Yard or similar

Chon Kemin

1

GH Ashuu

       

     Services included:

  1. Accommodation (DBL/TWIN shared)
  2. Meals: from lunch on D-01 till breakfast on D-07
  3. Entrance fees and porterage at hotels
  4. Through English/German/Italian/French speaking guide
  5. All local taxes
  6. Map of Kyrgyzstan
  7. Mineral water (0.5 L per person daily)
  8. A/C Transport: Minibus 16 seats (3-8 pax), Sedan Car (2 pax).

        Not Included: Airfares, train fares, alcohol/soft drinks, tips and gratuities, porterages, visa fees, any personal expenses, any services not included in the above program        

     Visas: 

** Kyrgyz visa is not required for the passport holders of more than 60 countries to enter Kyrgyzstan.

 

      IMPORTANT:

  • If a place of visit is closed to visitors it will be replaces with an alternative. During major events, accommodation may be changed and replaced with a similar category

  • Sequence of itinerary and hotels given is subject to changes without prior notice.

  • Hotel accommodation is subject to availability. No reservations are made before confirmation received from client. If mentioned hotels are not available, we will substitute them with other hotels of similar class.

  • Domestic flights are subject to change in timing and availability. If mentioned flight is not available, it will be changed to convenient one depending on tour program

  • No hidden charges          

Payment:

  • Tour payment should be made not less than 15 days prior to tourist group arrival to our bank account as per invoice.

 

Cancellation fees:

  • Cancellation prior 45 days – No charges apply 

  • Cancellation prior 20 days – 50% charge of the tour price

  • Cancellation prior 10 days – 100% charge of the tour price

Thanks for your kind cooperation. Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you have any inquiries.

 

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