Tour Program

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Day 1: Bishkek - Cholpon Ata
Itinerary
Pick-up at Manas Airport. Breakfast at a café (national cuisine). Begin driving to Lake Issyk Kul. On the way to the lake we'll visit Burana Tower, a minaret from the ancient town of Balasagun of the Karakhanid Khaganate. Extreme sport lovers can take advantage of some river rafting in the area if desired. Lunch at a café. Transfer to Cholpon Ata where we’ll see ancient petroglyphs (2000 BC – 4-th century AD) displayed in an open-air museum. Accommodations at a hotel.
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2
Day 2: Cholpon Ata – Karakol
Itinerary
Drive to Karakol in the morning. On the way we'll visit 2 beautiful gorges: Grigoriev and Semenov. Stop to take a dip in the Tash Suu hot springs. Break for lunch. Arrive in Karakol and visit the Przhevalsky Museum. Accommodations at a hotel.
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3
Day 3: Karakol – Kochkor
Itinerary
Drive to the Jeti Oguz Gorge and see the stunning Seven Bulls rock formation. This gorge is well-known for its green meadows and red rocks. Another famous rock formation we'll visit in the gorge is called Broken Heart because it looks like it's been split in two. Break for lunch at a local café. Arrival in Kochkor where we’ll see a demonstration of how to weave a traditional felt carpet. If desired, you can also participate and make a carpet of your own! Dinner and overnight stay at a guest house.
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4
Day 4: Kochkor – Kazarman
Itinerary
After breakfast we'll drive through Naryn and some picturesque passes, stop for lunch at a local cafe, and arrive at the village of Kazarman. Take a tour of the village. Dinner and overnight stay at a guest house.
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5
Day 5: Kazarman – Arslanbob
Itinerary
Transfer to the Arslanbob Gorge located in southern Kyrgyzstan. Arslanbob is famous for its massive walnut forests, beautiful scenery, and spectacular waterfalls. Near one of the area's most popular waterfalls is a small cave called The cave of 40 angels. According to legend a saintly woman lived there and people would travel to her for help and spiritual support. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at the guest house.
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Guest House
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6
Day 6: Arslanbob
Itinerary
Spend the day relaxing in and exploring Arslanbob.
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7
Day 7: Arslanbob – Sary Chelek
Itinerary
After breakfast we’ll head for Lake Sary Chelek, one of Kyrgyzstan's most beautiful alpine lakes located in a biosphere reserve high in the mountains. In summer, the lake's water is a magnificent emerald color! Stop for lunch in the small town of Tash Kumyr. The road to the lake crosses over mountain passes via winding switchbacks. Overnight stay in tents on the shore of the lake or at a nearby guest house.
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Guest House/Tents
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8
Day 8: Sary Chelek - Chichkan
Itinerary
After breakfast enjoy some boating or horseback riding. Transfer to the Chichkan Gorge after lunch. Upon arrival we'll check in at a hotel. Enjoy some free time before dinner. Walk around the gorge, rest on the banks of a mountain stream, or relax at the hotel.
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Day 9: Chichkan – Bishkek
Itinerary
After breakfast we’ll head for the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek. Pass picturesque canyons and gorges of the Tien Shan Mountains as well as cross over the Too Ashu Pass (3,586 m). Stop for lunch on the way and enjoy some national cuisine. Arrive in Bishkek. Visit a local bazaar, go souvenir shopping, and enjoy a farewell dinner. Transfer to Manas Airport.
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