Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 3
Activity: Cultural tour
Duration: 5 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Burana Tower - Cholpon Ata - Issyk-Kul Lake - Karakol - Tamga
This tour contains most famous highlights of Kyrgyzstan. You will visit our Burana tower that was built in 10 century; also you will see the pearl of Kyrgyzstan - Issik Kul Lake. It is the second highest mountain lake in the world. During this tour we are going to show you ancient petrogliphs the history of which goes to the 8 century B.C. And many others interesting places!
Day 1: Bishkek - Burana Tower - Issyk Kul Lake
After arrival in Kyrgyzstan you will be met by our tour -guide at Manas International Airport, transfer to the hotel in Cholpon Ata (270km). .. Today you will go to the pearl of our country Issik-Kul lake (200 km).It is second largest mountainous lake in the world (1608 m.above sea level). On our way you will visit the Burana Tower (minaret of the 10th century) and an open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors). After lunch, we continue our way to the lake. As soon as we are in Hotel you will have a rest on beach you will see that water is absolutely clean and you won't hesitate about swimming. Thanks to the salty water, Lake Issyk Kul possesses curative qualities.
Day 2: Issyk Kul Lake - Karakol
After breakfast transfer to Karakol city afterwards, you will start your way to Karakol city by car (200 km). On the way, we will make a short stop to give you chance to visit ancient stone inscriptions (dating back to 800 B.C.).You will have a second stop during the trip at 12 o'clock, where you can enjoy lunch in a relaxed atmosphere, before continuing our way to Karakol city along the northern shore of the sparkling pearl of Central Asia. You have a one hour cruise on a steam boat. Then you will be driven to Karakol city .Rooms will be reserved in the guest house.
Day 3: Karakol - Tamga
City tour around Karakol is planned for the morning. The tour includes the visit of the Dungan mosque built in Chinese style without using a single metal nail. This will be followed by the visit of an old wooden Orthodox Church. Later, you will visit the museum of M.V. Prejvalsky, one of the world's greatest explorers. His most significant achievements were the crossing of the great desert Taklamakan and the discovery of more than 4000 different animals, including the Horse of Prejevalsky. We will end the City Tour with a traditional lunch and leave Karakol at 1 p.m., starting our way to the impressive Jeti Oguz, the gorge of seven red rocks (30km). You will see the Broken Heart Mountain and the Sanatorium (where you can take a hydro shower or get a massage). Then off to explore the Jeti Oguz valley (Yuri Gagarin's holiday's house, yurts, alpine vegetation) or Chong Kyzyl Suu valley with its hot spring water and geophysics station built in 1948. After that is transfer to Tamga village. Tamga was a place where ancient Tibetan monks lived in the 13th century
Day 4: Tamga - Bishkek
After breakfast you will drive along the southern show of Issyk-Kul Lake to Bishkek city. As soon as we are in Bishkek you will be shown our capital. You will visit central Ala-Too Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Victory Square, the Historical Museum, National philharmonic, Oriental Bazaar, Fine Art Museum and many others places of interest.
Day 5: Bishkek
Your tour guide meets you at the hotel at arranged time and accompanies you to International Airport Manas according to the time of you flight.