Silk Road Tours 1
Silk Road Tours 1
Time: 8 days
Target: Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan
Highpoints: Almaty - Issyk - Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore - Grigorievskoye - Semenovskoye - Karakol - Skazka - Bokonbaevo - Kyzyl Tuu - Bishkek
Day 1: Almaty
We are glad to see you having Silk Road Tours 1! On arrival you will be met at the airport. The tour will start by 5 - 6 hours for city sightseeing. It is high time to discover wonderful places of Almaty. Start visiting the colorful Green Bazaar where you can bargain and find national goods. You will be impressed by wide variety of goods. In addition, you can visit the Panfilov Park as well see the famous Zenkov Cathedral which is dedicated to the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame of the fighters who died getting freedom! The tour will be continued visiting the Medeo Gorge and try skating. We have no doubt you will such special tours. Then, we will drive to the Kok-Tobe hill and see the tallest TV tower in the world. You will have an opportunity to take wonderful photos! On the way you will see Almaty city by the cableway. In the end of day, you will go at hotel.
Day 2: Almaty - Issyk - Almaty
The day will start from hearty breakfast at 11:00. Afterwards we will travel to Issyk Lake. It will take about 7 hours. We will see outstanding gorges as Trans-Ili Alatau (Issyk Gorge), located along the Kuldja tract. On the way you will be told more about it. There are burial mounds of Saka period, located there, where you can see The "Golden Man". It is the state symbol of Kazakhstan. The route will go on visiting the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "ISSYK" and find the history and culture of the Saka period. On the way you will find the copy of Golden Man, golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, horse equipment and the model of Saka burial mound. Passing by the altitude of 1756 meters above sea level you will see stunning mountain Issyk lake, was found 10,000 years ago due to landslide and created a dam of 300 meters in height. For sure you will be impressed by nature! Then, we will back to hotel.
Day 3: Almaty - Bishkek
Today you will travel to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan at 9 a.m.! It is the country presented on Silk Road Tours 1. On arrival you will have a city the Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic and other places of wonder. Don't miss to visit colorful Asian Bazaar! Being there you will have an opportunity to find different kind of goods and even bargain. In the end of day, you will drive to hotel.
Day 4: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore
Be ready at 8 a.m.! The tour will start by travelling to Issyk Kul Lake. It is the second largest alpine lake in the world of 1608 m. above sea level, which never freeze! The second name of the lake "the pearl of Central Asia". On the way you will visit Burana Tower, built in the 11th century. There is also an open air museum of Balbals or stone warriors among the site. You will have an opportunity to climb on tower as well. When you reach in Cholpon Ata town, you will see the ancient stones, found in the 800 B.C. Inscriptions were made by shamans more than 2000 years ago. In addition, you will see ethnography museum. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 5: Issyk Kul - Grigorievskoye - Semenovskoye - Karakol
Today you will drive to stunning gorges as Semenovskoye and Grigorievskoye. This is a national park, with high passes, lakes and green forest. Don't miss to take vibrant photos of them. The next destination is Karakol town. It is located in the northern part. On arrival you will visit the Dungan mosque. It was built in a Chinese style and without metals. Also, you can visit an old Orthodox Church. The night will be spent in a guesthouse.
Day 6: Karakol - Skazka - Bokonbaevo
We are glad to impress you today by Jeti Oguz gorge. It is beautiful gorge, which has seven red rocks, situated in row. The second name is Seven Bulls. On back, you will see the famous Broken Heart Mountain. Don't miss to take photos and take pleasure of the wonderful panoramic view. The tour will be continued to the Skazka (Fairy Tale) Canyon. You will find it near the village Tosor on the southern sore of the Iissy-Kul lake. Skazka has rocks of different shapes and used to change its forms due to rain and wind. We will drive to meet eagle-hunter in Bokonbaevo village. He will share some facts about birds, show hunting and allow to take photos with them. Overnight will be in nomadic felt dwelling - yurts.
Day 7: Bokonbaevo - Kyzyl Tuu - Bishkek
The last day of the tour will be done in Kyzyl Tuu village. This is an amazing village where you can learn how to make yurts. Kyrgyz yurts are made from felts and attracts travelers from around the world. We have no doubt you will be impressed by such wonderful tours presented by our company! Afterwards, we will drive to the capital. Night is in the hotel.
Day 8: Bishkek - Airport
End of tour. 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