Tour Program

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Day 1: Bishkek - Chon Kemin
Itinerary
We’ll pick you up at Manas Airport and then go out for breakfast. Next go on a tour of Bishkek then head for the village of Chon Kemin where we’ll settle into a guest house. Enjoy a leisurely lunch of national cuisine and various optional outdoor activities of your choosing: horseback riding, fishing, or rafting. Dinner and overnight accommodations at the Ashu Guest House.
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Accomodation
Guest House
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2
Day 2: Chon Kemin – Cholpon Ata
Itinerary
Leave for the city of Cholpon Ata in the morning, stopping to visit an open air petroglyph museum and the religious center, Ruh Ordo, on the way. Afterwards we’ll eat lunch at the Fisherman Café and settle into our hotel, Three Crowns, in Cholpon Ata where we’ll spend the night. Take the rest of the day to relax or enjoy some swimming in Lake Issyk Kul, the world’s second largest alpine lake.
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Hotel
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3
Day 3: Cholpon Ata
Itinerary
Take the day to relax at the hotel or on the shore of the lake. Diving and boat trips are optional.
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Hotel
Day
4
Day 4: Cholpon Ata – Karakol
Itinerary
Leave for the city of Karakol. On the way there we’ll stop by both the Grigoriev and Semenov Gorges which provide some exceptional photo/video opportunities. Horseback riding is available as well as stopping to enjoy soaking in some hot springs in Tash Suu. Break for lunch then continue on to Karakol. In Karakol, we'll take a tour of the city and visit a Dungan mosque, a Russian Orthodox church, and the Przhevalski Museum. Enjoy dinner and a folklore show in the evening. Overnight accommodations at the Green Yard Hotel.
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Hotel
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5
Day 5: Karakol – Altyn Arashan – Marco Polo Hotel
Itinerary
After breakfast we'll drive to Altyn Arashan and take advantage of the hot springs. Go swimming, enjoy relaxing in a beautiful setting, and have a picnic. Arrive at the Marco Polo Hotel in the evening, have dinner, and settle in for the night.
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Accomodation
Hotel
Day
6
Day 6: Marco Polo Hotel – Tamga
Itinerary
Enjoy a free morning to relax, sunbathe, or go swimming in Lake Issyk Kul. After lunch we’ll make our way to the Jeti Oguz “Seven Bulls” Gorge, one of Kyrgyzstan’s most spectacular locations. Afterwards visit the Barskaun Gorge and then head to the village of Tamga. Overnight accommodations at the Askar & Tamara Guest House.
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Accomodation
Guest House
Day
7
Day 7: Tamga – Bishkek
Itinerary
Drive to Fairytale Canyon, a canyon known for its incredible rock formations that take the shape of animals, the Great Wall of China, and even an entire castle. Afterwards we’ll visit the Salt Lake, which has an identical make up to that of the Dead Sea in Israel. Stop for lunch in some yurts near the edge of the lake and then enjoy some swimming or mud baths. We’ll continue on to Bishkek and stop on the way to visit the ancient Silk Road monument, Burana Tower. Once in Bishkek, we’ll visit a local bazaar, do some souvenir shopping, and share a farewell dinner. Overnight accommodations at the Asia Mountains Hotel.
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Hotel
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Day 8: Bishkek – Manas Airport
Itinerary
Transfer to Manas Airport.
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