Tour Program

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Day 1: Manas Airport – Bishkek
Itinerary
Arrive at Manas Airport where we’ll pick you up and transfer you to a hotel in Bishkek where you can freshen up and recuperate from your travels. Afterwards take a tour of Bishkek and see some of the city’s popular destinations: Ala Too Square, the Orchestra House, Victory Square, etc. Overnight accommodations at a hotel.
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Accomodation
Hotel
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2
Day 2: Bishkek – Ala Archa National Park – Bishkek
Itinerary
Take a day trip to Ala Archa National Park (40 km). The Ala Archa Gorge is renowned for its surrounding snowcapped backdrop, boisterous mountain rivers, and lush foliage. We’ll hike from the park’s alpine camp (2,200 m) to Ak Sai Falls (2,700 m). The trail will lead us through alpine meadows and forests. Break for a picnic in the park. Drive back to Bishkek and spend the night at a hotel.
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Hotel
Day
3
Day 3: Bishkek – Lake Issyk Kul
Itinerary
Drive to Lake Issyk Kul in the morning (280 km). On the way we’ll visit the historic Silk Road monument, Burana Tower. Arrive at Lake Issyk Kul’s northern shore. Overnight accommodations at a hotel.
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Hotel
Day
4
Day 4: Lake Issyk Kul – Karakol
Itinerary
Head for Karakol. On the way, visit the open air petroglyph museum in the city of Cholpon Ata. See ibex, horses, goats, wolves, snow leopards, and hunting scenes depicted on the stones. Continue on to Karakol and visit the Przhevalski Museum, a Russian Orthodox church, and a Dungan mosque. During dinner we’ll watch a folklore show. Overnight accommodations in Karakol.
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Hotel
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5
Day 5: Karakol – Jeti Oguz Gorge, Juuka – Tamga
Itinerary
Drive to Jeti Oguz “Seven Bulls” Gorge in the morning (40 km). This gorge is popular due to its brilliant red rocks and vibrant green meadows. Break for a picnic lunch then continue on to Juuka Gorge where radon baths are available. Overnight accommodations at a guest house.
Meals
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Accomodation
Guest House
Day
6
Day 6: Tamga
Itinerary
Go on a horseback ride through a gorge along the southern shore to find ancient Tibetan inscribed stones. Return for lunch at the guest house then visit the Fairy Tale Canyon, a canyon with rock formations that depict various animals and famous places. Overnight accommodations at a guest house in Tamga.
Meals
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Accomodation
Guest House
Day
7
Day 7: Tamga – Bishkek
Itinerary
Drive back to Bishkek (320 km). On the way we’ll stop by the village of Bokonbaevo where you can learn some carpet weaving and watch a falconry show. Arrive in Bishkek and enjoy a farewell dinner. Overnight accommodations at a hotel.
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Hotel
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Day 8: Bishkek – Manas Airport
Itinerary
Transfer to Manas Airport (30 km).
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