Tour 3: Tour of contrasts.
Duration: 4 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul Lake - Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Bishkek
This tour will help you discover both sides of Kyrgyzstan. First of all you will get acquainted with modern life of Kyrgyz people, highlights of Bishkek, and then you will experience the culture of nomadic life kept from generation to generation. Besides during this tour of contrasts you will make a round trip along famous Issyk Kul with stopping over in Karakol town and Jeti Oguz gorge.
Day 1: Bishkek - Burana - Chon Kemin
Finally you have chosen our country for having an impressive tour starting in Bishkek. Bishkek is the capital of Kyrgyzstan where everything is on the heights. It means you will be at the height too, even in the center of the country during the Tour of Contrasts! Our team will meet you in the Manas International Airport and on the way of 30 minutes, 45 km, will tell the history of the country, of the capital and some of the sightseeing. As the route concerns it will be great for you not to miss Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic. Then you will be amazed by the Burana tower, created in the 11th century and still bearing the peculiarities of those centuries. Balbals protect this land, you can travel here and make sure in it. And of course we can go without Chon Kemin gorge. It is the place where you will be enjoy pure air and communicate with marvelous horses. Hospitable dwellers will be glad to house you for the night during these kind of tours in Kyrgyzstan.
Day 2: Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore - Karakol
After visiting the gorge Chon Kemin and riding the horse for more than 3 hours, you will be taken to the north of Issyk Kul Lake. Issyk Kul Lake is located at the height of 1600m above sea level and seems to be the second highest mountain lake after Titicaca Lake in South America. The lake is of a sacred menaing, it is a pearl of the country as it is in the very heart of Kyrgyzstan. Nevertheless it is free for a tour, as being in this region it is possible to visit Karakol town. The town is peculiar for being the home of ancient images - petroglyphs and of course meaningful Dungan mosque. Guests in a tour will find it to be remarkable for being built without metals but in the Chinese style. Chinese style will be seen in the choice of colors for the mosque, and unfortunately women are not allowed to get inside due to the sacred laws, but outside there are a lot of interesting to see still. Then testimony of the other religion will be visited - Orthodox Church and after that night will be spend in a boarding house.
Day 3: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Bishkek
As we have already seen Karakol, we will travel to the gorge Jeti Oguz. This gorge is famous for resembling seven bulls standing in a row, and bearing a legend of existence. Near it you can notice the rock literally in the form of the Broken Heart. Very often guests have a desire to vault the top of it and it takes 20 minutes approximately. No trip in Kyrgyzstan will be going without witnessing of eagle hunting, in order to feel the contrast between the modern life along with ancient traditions. For this it is necessary to travel to the Bokonbaevo village. Locals baring skills of hunting will show how eagles hunt hares, foxes. All along the route you will be informed about legends and myths of the sites as everything here has a legend of emergence. Night will be spent in a hotel of Bishkek after coming back. This tour of contrasts will make your trip unforgettable.
Day 4: Bishkek - Airport
After the route came to an end, you will be taken to the airport in the morning.
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 480 $
04 pax - 305 $
06 pax - 235 $
08 pax - 200 $
10 pax - 185 $
Single - 50 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 60 $
All dinners - 45 $
All lunches and dinners - 90 $
English speaking guide - 235 $ per group
Chon Kemin - Homestay
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Guesthouse
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
- Entering of all the museums
- Mineral water supply during the tour
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide