Name of tour: Glorious adventure
Length: 8 days
Places of interest: Almaty, Issyk, Bishkek, Burana, Issyk Kul, Grigorievskoye, Semenovskoye, Karakol, Skazka, Bokonbaevo, Kyzyl Tuu
Day 1: Almaty
Today you will arrive to wonderful Kazakhstan! After arrival to the airport you will transfer to Almaty and have a tour about 5-6 hours. During the tour you will visit all the most prominent and fascinating sites of the city. Along the way you will have a chance to immerse into the ancient history and explore the fabulous sites. You will be offered to visit the colorful Green Bazaar. Here you will be able a variety of products, colorful series will inspire you and get you to buy charming souvenirs. You can take a lot of interesting photos here. You can also bargain here. The tour route will take you today to the oldest Almaty parks as Panfilov Park. Walking there you will explore the one of the most amazing and enchanting site Zenkov Cathedral. During the tour don’t miss a chance the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame. You will continue tour with exploring the Medeo Gorge where you will try your skating skills and enjoy the nature. We recommend you to explore the Kok-Tobe hill. There you will see the tallest TV tower in the world. You will have a chance to take amazing pictures! You will like it we sure, you will admire the fascinating nature. You will walk in the park and observe the souvenirs of Kazakh culture. You will complete the tour with driving from the Almaty by the cableway from the park to the center of the city. The overnight will be in the hotel.
Day 2: Almaty – Issyk – Almaty
Having hearty breakfast at 11:00 you will transfer to Issyk Lake. You will transfer about 7 hours. Along the way you will find the mesmerizing Trans -Ili Alatau (Issyk Gorge). In ancient times, there were caravans along the Kuldja Tract. There you will have a chance to plunge into the ancient history of burial mounds of Saka period. There you will get information about "Golden Man", and it is the magnificent symbol of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Explore the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve “ISSYK”. It stores the artifacts devoted to the history and culture of the Saka period. You will explore copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment and of course the model of Saka burial mound. Then you will explore the Lake Issyk at the altitude of 1756 meters above sea level. The lake was formed about 10,000 years ago. It was formed due to landslide of the natural dam of 300 meters in height. You will admire the fascinating lake and we promise you will be inspired by the panoramic views. There you will have a chance to have a picnic there and discover the pristine nature. You will complete the tour with transferring to the hotel.
Day 3: Almaty – Bishkek
At 9am you will start the tour! This day you will travel to Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek. This day is dedicated to a city tour where you will explore the fabulous attractions of the city such as the Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic and other interesting iconic sites. We recommend you to see the colorful Asian Bazaar! There you will see the amazing photos! And you will have a chance to buy the amazing goods, national souvenirs, and fresh fruits and vegetables. There you will also fascinate the colorful rows and national goods. You will feel comfortable in your tour, the night will be in the hotel.
Day 4: Bishkek – Burana – Issyk Kul northern shore
This day you will meet at 8 am the driver. You will travel today to a fabulous lake Issyk Kul that is located at the altitude 1608 m. above the sea level. It is the second largest alpine lake in the world. The water of the lake is so clean and has curative property. The tour route you will take you to the fascinating Burana Tower that was built in 11 century. There you will see open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). If you want you will have a chance to go up to the top and observe the fabulous panoramic views of the Chui valley. There you will also see the ancient ruins. In ancient times Burana tower played significant role in Silk Road. During the tour you will see in Cholpon Ata town ancient petroglyphs. Along the way don’t miss chance ethnography museum. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 5: Issyk Kul – Grigorievskoye – Semenovskoye – Karakol
Today the route will take you to fascinating gorges Semenovskoye and Grigorievskoye. This is the amazing place that connected to each other. Along the tour you will observe the enchanting scenery and take photos. Along the way you will have a chance to break and observe the mighty mountains covered with snow tops. You will also see the blue and green pine trees grow. Then you will transfer to Karakol town lies along the northern part of the lake. After arrival to Karakol you will observe the enchanting Dungan mosque. It is important to note that the mosque was built in a Chinese style and without any nails. There you will also see the old Orthodox Church. You will spend the night in the guesthouse.
Day 6: Karakol – Skazka – Bokonbaevo
This day you will transfer to enigmatic Jeti Oguz gorge. This is the popular tour destination among the travelers. The gorge Jeti Oguz translated from Kyrgyz as Seven Bulls. There you will also see the Broken Heart Mountain. Today you will have a chance to make a lot of memorable photos and go up to the mountains, observe the amazing panoramic views. You will continue travelling along the southern shore and admire the views of Skazka (Fairy Tale) Canyon. Skazka located on the southern coast of Issyk-Kul, near the village of Tosor, 4-5 km from the main highway. You will find yourself in one of the miraculous fairy-tale cities. Along the way you will break at Bokonbaevo village and visit eagle-hunter that hunts hares and foxes. From the ancient time this hunting was passed from generation to generation. You will spend the night in yurts.
Day 7: Bokonbaevo – Kyzyl Tuu – Bishkek
This is the last active day in your tour. You will visit today Kyzyl Tuu village where you will see a yurt workshop. It is an irreplaceable home, covered with a national felt carpet, protects from cold and heat. After incredible travelling you will transfer back to the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek. We sure you will like your amazing tour. This night will be in the cozy hotel.
Day 8: Bishkek – Airport
Morning transfer to airport.
Price per person:
02 pax – 1 080 $
04 pax – 750 $
06 pax – 590 $
08 pax – 500 $
10 pax – 450 $
Single – 115 $
Early check-in – 30 $
Single early check-in – 45 $
Half board – 125 $
Full board – 230 $
To be 2 in one yurt (now 4 pax) – 10 $ per person
English speaking guides:
KG – 505 $ per group
KZ – 235 $ per group
Almaty – “Kazakhstan” Hotel 3*
Bishkek – “Discovery” 3* or “Garden” 4*
Issyk Kul – “Karven” Resort
Karakol – “Karagat” Hotel 4* or “Green Yard” Guesthouse
Bokonbaevo – Yurts (4 pax in 1)
- Museum admissions
- Mineral water supply
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide