Classic Kyrgyzstan Tour

Tour to Kyrgyzstan: The Main Tourist Attractions and Best Places to Visit

 

Country: Kyrgyzstan
Tour duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Best time to travel: All the year round
Itinerary: Bishkek - Issyk Kul Lake - Karakol Jety-Oguz Gorge - Karakol - Bokonbaevo village - Naryn – Tash-Rabat – Naryn – Kochkor - Bishkek

Unique itinerary: apart from the popular destinations, you will also get to experience rarely-visited places of interest. You will witness real falcon hunting in Bokonaevo village, and will visit the high-altitude Naryn and the medieval caravanserai Tash Rabat. You will ride along the beautiful roads, enjoy the truly breathtaking views, and will get to experience many other attractions of Kyrgyzstan.

Culinary part of the tour: You will get a taste of the famous traditional dish of Uyghurs and Dungan people - Karakol Ashlanfu. You will also take part in a felt carpet making workshop in a small handicraft village Kochkor.

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Itinerary:
Day 1. Arrival in Bishkek. Bishkek - Issyk Kul Lake (250 km, 4-5 hrs).
Meeting at Bishkek airport at any time of arrival mentioned by tourist. Transfer to Bishkek.
11:00 – sightseeing in Bishkek: visit the central Ala-Too Square, flagstaff (and changing of the guard), statue of Lenin and Freedom Monument, Philharmonic Hall, monument to Manas.
Transfer to Cholpon-Ata along the northern shore of Lake Issyk Kul – the second largest alpine lake in the world after Lake Titicaca in South America.
Meals: breakfast.
Overnight at the hotel.

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Day 2. Issyk-Kul (Cholpon-Ata). Sightseeing.
09:00 – tour of Issyk-Kul: cultural center Rukh Ordo named after Chingiz Aitmatov, open-air museum of petroglyphs in Cholpon-Ata.
Lunch at a local restaurant (payment on the spot). Return to the hotel.
Free time.
Optionally for an extra charge:
Boat trip on Issyk-Kul lake.
Meals: breakfast.
Overnight at the hotel.

Suusamyr valley

Day 3. Issyk-Kul Lake – Karakol (140 km, 4-5 hrs). Karakol (sightseeing).
09:00 – transfer to Karakol (transfer along the Eastern shore of Issyk-Kul Lake).
Sightseeing in Karakol: visit Przhevalski museum, a wooden Orthodox Russian church and impressive wooden Dungan mosque, built without metal nails by the Dungan people.
Tasting of the famous Karakol ashlyamfu (the national dish of the Uighurs and Dungan made of noodles with starch and sauce).
After lunch transfer to Jety-Oguz Gorge (25 km) with its famous red rocks, The Broken Heart and The Seven Bulls.
Meals: breakfast, lunch.
Overnight at the hotel.

Dungan church

Day 4. Karakol – Naryn (310 km, 6-7 hrs).
09:00 – transfer along the southern shore of Issyk-Kul Lake. A stop for a guided tour at the “Fairytale” canyon – this gorge is formed of colorful hardened clay and resembles fairytale castles.
Afterwards, we move to the Bokonbayevo village, the inhabitants of which are famous for breeding wild predator birds.
Demonstration of a hunting falcon.
Lunch at a local guesthouse.
Transfer to Naryn, a city located more than 2000 meters above sea level.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5. Naryn – Tash-Rabat – Naryn (220 km, 4-5 hrs).
09:00 – sightseeing in Tash-Rabat medieval caravanserai (inn) on the Great Silk Road.
Then we will return to Naryn.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Overnight at the hotel.

Kochkor (Kochkorka)

Day 6. Naryn – Kochkor (130 km, 4-5 hrs).
09:00 – check out from the hotel, transfer to Kochkor. Several stops for photo shoots along the way. From these spots you will see an amazing variety of Kyrgyz landscapes.
Kochkor village is the center of felt production in Kyrgyzstan.
Master class on making traditional felt rugs.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7. Kochkor – Bishkek (250 km, 6-7 hrs).
09:00 –transfer to Bishkek.
On the way sightseeing of the Burana Tower: facade, interior, museum.
Accommodation at the hotel after arrival in Bishkek.
Free time.
Meals: breakfast.
Overnight at the hotel.

Cholpon-Ata

Day 8. Bishkek (departure).
End of the tour program. Departure from Bishkek.
Meals: breakfast.

Burana Tower

TOUR COST PER PERSON:

Group 1 2 3-4 5-6 7-9 10-15 SGL supplement
Hotel 3* 2703 USD 1458 USD 1144 USD 969 USD 860 USD 797 USD + 245 USD
Hotel 4* 2781 USD 1494 USD 1180 USD 1005 USD 896 USD 833 USD + 285 USD

The cost of the tour includes:

  • Meeting and seeing off at the airport;
  • Accommodation at the hotels on double sharing basis with breakfasts;
  • Comfortable air-conditioned means of transportation throughout the tour;
  • Services of English-speaking accompanying guide for the whole tour;
  • Guided sightseeing tours;
  • Entrance fees to main monuments and museums;
  • Meals according to the tour program;
  • Master class on making traditional felt rugs;
  • Falconry demonstration;
  • A bottle of mineral water on each day of the tour;
  • Memorable souvenirs.

The cost of the tour does not include:

  • International flights;
  • Medical costs and insurance;
  • The cost of meals not specified in the program.

Additional services:

  • Supplement for additional night on arrival or departure:
  • Single room – 50 USD/per room/per night;
  • Double room – 70 USD/per room/per night.

Hotels
We offer accommodation in small cozy hotels often decorated in a national style. This type of accommodation is completely unique: it combines modern comfort in every detail and a unique culture of hospitality in a chamber atmosphere with almost home cosiness.

The tour comes with the following accommodation:

Location Hotel 3* Hotel 4*
Bishkek Discovery Hotel 3* or similar Hotel Plaza 4* or similar
Issyk-Kul Lake Kapriz 4* or similar Kapriz 4* or similar
Karakol Green Yard 3* / Amir 3* or similar Karagat 4* or similar
Naryn Khan Tengri 4* or similar Khan Tengri 4* or similar
Kochkor Olive 3* or similar Olive 3* or similar

Transportation.
On this route will be used the following type of transport (depending on the number of people in a group):

Group Type of transport
Group 1-3 pax "Toyota Sequoia" - 1 pc.
Group 3-6 pax "Toyota Sequoia" - 2 pc.
Group 7-10 pax "Toyota Sequoia" - 3 pc.
Group 11-12 pax "Toyota Sequoia" - 4 pc.

 

Visa to Kyrgyzstan

Under current rules visa-free stay within unlimited period on the territory of Kyrgyzstan is granted for the nationals of the following countries:

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belorussia
  • Cuba
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Laos
  • Moldova
  • North Korea
  • Russia
  • Tajikistan
  • Vietnam

List of states granted visa-free stay up to 90 days: Mongolia, Ukraine.

List of states granted visa-free stay up to 60 days

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Britain
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican

Visa-free access to Kyrgyzstan up to 30 days: Malaysia.

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