CENTRAL ASIA EXPLORER
Bishkek - Ala Archa National Park - Son Kul Lake - Arashan - Karakol - Bishkek
Day 1 - Arrival to Bishkek - Karakol
Arrival. Transfer from airport to Karakol. Accommodation in Hillside Boutique Hotel.
Day 2 - One day tour to Djety Oguz valley
Djety Oguz, the extraordinary ‘Valley of Seven Bulls’, is famous for its unusually bright, red sandstone rock formations. Besides numerous walks and photo opportunities you will have a chance to see the eagle hunting display show. Ishembek, a 60-year-old eagle trainer, lives in Kaji Say. His eagles weigh up to 18kg. As chicks, eagles are taught to recognize the trainer as their parent, then trained to hunt in the mountains and on the steppes – a traditional Kyrgyz practice still in use today.
• Talk with eagle trainer (how eagles and falcons are caught, trained, cared for etc)
• Handling of the eagle, Ishenbek 9-year-old golden eagle.
Length of visit (up to 4 hours).
After a leisure to admire the glowing red, sandy cliffs you will be driven back to Karakol and overnight in Hillside Boutique Hotel..
Day 3 - Animal Market, Half day City-tour in Karakol.
Yearly morning we go to anymal bazaar. After breakfast city-tour in Karakol. Highlights include the ORTHODOX HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, CHINESE MOSQUE, Bazaar, Museum. Overnight in Turkestan yurt camp. Dinner in Dungan Family near Karakol. Overnight in Accommodation in Hillside Boutique Hotel.
Breakfast at 08:30 to leave at 09:00
Day 4. Karakol - Altyn-Arashan valley.
Two-days excursion to Altyn-Arashan valley on 4x4 vehicle. Walking around, taking bathes with hot springs. Guide will lead the group in a nice easy trekking around to famous «Swallow nest» (man made bath with hot springs right in the cliff). Breakfast at 08:00 to leave at 08:30. Overnight in the guest house in Altyn Arashan.
Day 5. Karakol - Bishkek.
Your day is for transferring to Bishkek. The road hugs the water's edge and winds through Kyrgyz villages, against a spectacular backdrop of the Central Tien-Shan Mountains. En route we will visit Skazka Valley with unique red rock formations, Boom Valley and Burana tower. Arrival in Bishkek. Accommodation in «Asia Mountains 1» Hotel.
Breakfast at 08:00 to leave at 08:30
Optional: Rafting in Boom Valley 1-1.5hours. cost 28$ p/pax please see attached file.
Day 6. Bishkek city tour
After breakfast start for city tour by Bus in Bishkek, including
-Ala-Too Square (stop to see changing of the Guards, it is performed at clock hours till 18:00)
-White House (passing by)
-Orthodox Church (stop to visit inside)
-State Opera and Ballet Theater (passing by)
-Pobeda Square (stop to see Victory monument)
Evening you will visit Suyab, have the sunset time in Suyab for the moon festival. After visit transfer to Bishkek. Accommodation in «Asia Mountains 1» Hotel.
Day 7. Bishkek - Son kul
Transfer to Song Kul lake via Kalmak Ahuu Pass,
Breakfast at 08:00 to leave at 08:30 to the Pass
Do continue to arrive in Batai Aral Yurt Camp beside the lake Song Kul. Overnight in yurts.
Day 8. Son kul lake
Overnight in Batai Aral Yurt Camp beside the lake Song Kul. Overnight in yurts.
Day 9. Naryn - Bishkek
In this day will be festival «Nukura" National Kyrgyz traditions: crafts, products, cuisine, master classes, sports games. Afternoon transfer to Bishkek. Accommodation in «Asia Mountains 1» Hotel.
Day 10. Transfer to Airport. Flight home.
Departure from the hotel in the morning to drop the guests off in the airport
All transfers upon Itinerary
Full also includes:
Meeting at the airport, transfer to hotel
Accommodation in «Asia Mountains 1» Hotel. in Bishkek, dbl, 3 nights with breakfast
Accommodation in the hotel «Celestial Mountains» dbl, in Naryn, 1 night with breakfast
Accommodation in Guest House in Altyn Arashan, 2 nights with breakfast
Accommodation in Hillside Boutique Hotel, 4 nights
Accommodation in yurt camp on Son-Kul lake, 2 nights
Short City tour in Bishkek, including entrance fees
City tour in Karakol, including entrance fees
Excursion to Djety-Oguz.
Eagle hunting display show
Three-days excursion to Altyn Arashan
Private vehicle with driver along the program
Excursion to Burana Tower and petroglyphs, entrance fees
Transfer to airport
English speaking Guide-interpreter
Food for the whole program (3 meals a day except lunches and dinners in Bishkek)
International airline tickets,
Insurance and other medical subcosts;
Additional excursions, not mentioned in the program;
Personal extras like luggage overweight;
laundry, phone, fax, e-mail services; alcohol drinks; mini bar and other extra services at the hotels;
Charges in hotels for additional services;
Consular fees for Kyrgyzstan tourist visa;
Camera fees, charged separately by museums.
We hope you like the program and assure you that we are absolutely open to any suggestions to increase the range of our services for the entire satisfaction of our guests and are happy to meet your special requirements.
You can alter the duration of your tour and places of visits by adding one of the extensions. We will carefully prepare an itinerary based on your stated interests.