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I’m Jainagul. My name is translated from Kyrgyz as “abundance of flowers”. Foreigners jokingly call me “bouquet” :)
I love Kyrgyzstan and I love telling about my country and helping people to organize exciting tours!
Tour 1: In the footsteps of the Scythians
Duration: 8 days
Countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
In short: Almaty − Issyk − Bishkek − Issyk Kul northern shore − Grigorievskoye – Semenovskoye − Karakol − Bokonbaevo − Bishkek
Day 1: Almaty
Welcome to travel in Kazakhstan! You will arrive at the airport. Today you will have the tour for 5 - 6 hours. Visit the most famous places in Almaty city. Travelling in Kazakhstan will give the chance to learn more about history as well as development of the country. It is recommended visiting the colorful Green Bazaar. In this bazaar you will find anything you want. Noisy and crowded place will inspire you by variety of different goods. In addition it is worth bargaining! We will continue drive to the oldest Almaty parks as Panfilov Park. You will see wooden buildings as the famous Zenkov Cathedral. It is dedicated to the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame of the fighters who lost their lives for freedom and independence of Kazakhstan. Later on we will have the opportunity to visit the Medeo Gorge where you can try skating and enjoy nature. We will be glad to see you visiting the Kok-Tobe hill. It is famous for its tallest TV tower in the world. Don’t miss to take amazing pictures! We have no doubt you will be impressed by the pristine nature. There are shops where you can get national attributes of Kazakh culture. After that you will see the whole city from the top of the hill to the center of Almaty by the cableway. The night will be spent in hotel.
Day 2: Almaty – Issyk – Almaty
After having the breakfast at 11:00 you will travel to Issyk Lake. It will take 7 hours. We will visit most beautiful gorges as Trans-Ili Alatau (Issyk Gorge). It lies along the Kuldja tract where caravans travelled. Being there you will learn more about history of burial mounds of Saka period. The "Golden Man" was found there, and later become the state symbol of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve “ISSYK”. Being there you will find the expositions dedicated to the history and culture of the Saka period. There is copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment and of course the model of Saka burial mound. You will pass by the altitude of 1756 meters above sea level, and see the wonderful mountain Issyk lake. It is important to note that this lake was formed about 10,000 years ago because of landslide which formed the natural dam of 300 meters in height. There is a beautiful view of the blue lake which will not leave anyone indifferent! In addition you can have a picnic there and enjoy the pristine nature. In the end of the today’s tour you will be transferred to the hotel.
Day 3: Almaty – Bishkek
Be ready at 9am! You will be transferred to Bishkek. When you arrive in Bishkek city, you will have the opportunity to visit the Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic and other interesting places. We will be glad to see you visiting the famous Asian Bazaar! Don’t miss to take vibrant photos and buy anything you want according to your taste. It is a very colorful market full of rare national goods. Your tours will be safety. Afterwards you will spend the night in hotel.
Day 4: Bishkek – Burana – Issyk Kul northern shore
You will be met at 8 am by the driver. Issyk Kul Lake is the second largest alpine lake in the world (1608 m. above sea level). The lake is called "the pearl of Central Asia". Issyk-Kul is the salty lake and it has curative property. On your tour to the lake you will visit Burana Tower which was built in the 11th century and open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). If want to experience their feeling of the scenery that they saw climb to the top of the tower. When the travelers saw Burana Tower it meant there was city where they could get some rest. In Cholpon Ata town there are engraves in the ancient stones (dating back to 800 B.C.). It was made by shamans more than 2000 years ago. Ethnography museum is here also. Your night is in a hotel.
Day 5: Issyk Kul – Grigorievskoye – Semenovskoye – Karakol
The driver will take you to the picturesque gorges Semenovskoye and Grigorievskoye. This area is part of the national park. Here will be able to see gorgeous scenery of mighty mountains covered with snow tops and slopes where the blue and green pine trees grow. In the bottom there is a magnetic lake. Karakol town lies in the northern part of the where you will visit the Dungan mosque. The most interesting fact that Dungan mosque was built in a Chinese style and without single nails. In addition you will visit an old Orthodox Church. And the night is spent in a guesthouse.
Day 6: Karakol – Skazka – Bokonbaevo
Visit Jeti Oguz gorge. The picturesque Jeti Oguz is famous for its red rocks that have a name Seven Bulls. The Broken Heart Mountain can be seen there. Also we will take many photos there and g to the top of the mountain to enjoy the greatest panoramic view. After that we will continue our tour to the Skazka (Fairy Tale) Canyon. It is situated near the village Tosor on the southern sore of the Iissy-Kul lake. Skazka is a captivating place where the red sand takes various fancy forms. After that we will visit eagle-hunter in Bokonbaevo village that hunts hares and foxes with the help of eagles (traditional way of nomads hunting). Night will be in yurts.
Day 7: Bokonbaevo – Kyzyl Tuu – Bishkek
The tour on Kyrgyzstan will finish after break in Kyzyl Tuu village where we will assist a yurt workshop. Kyrgyz yurts are made from felts and very famous among travelers. After the long and pleasant day you will be returned back to the capital of Kyrgyzstan- Bishkek. Night is in the 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
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