Name of trip: Treasures of Kyrgyzstan
Tour’s destinations: Son Kul, Kazarman, Osh, Arslanbob, Bishkek
Arrival to: Bishkek
Departure from: Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek – Burana – Kochkor – Son Kul
This day you meet the driver at Manas International Airport and he will transfer you to Bishkek city, capital of Kyrgyzstan. After that you will travel to the fabulous Son Kul Lake. On the territory of Kyrgyzstan there are more than 3 thousand high-altitude lakes, striking in their beauty. The largest of them is the beautiful Issyk – Kul, called the "pearl of Kyrgyzstan", followed by the Son-Kul Lake, which is the largest natural freshwater reservoir in the republic. In the tour you will be able to explore that the lake is clean, fresh, and the lake itself is located at an altitude of more than 3 kilometers above sea level, to be more precise - at an altitude of 3016 meters. The color of the water surface of the lake changes several times a day, becoming either rich blue, purple-blue, or juicy green. During the tour you will have a chance to discover the views of Burana Tower with open air museum and get acquainted with local family in Kochkor village to observe carpet producing presentation. You will spend the night in the yurts.
Day 2: Son Kul – Kazarman
This day you will travel to Kazarman village. This is the interesting place that estimates a population of roughly 15,000. During the tour you will discover that it is isolated and mostly known for its proximity to certain popular sites. There are also situated the Makmal Gold Mine, although it’s no longer in use. You will also have a chance to discover the village’s real claim to fame is the nearby petroglyph museum called Saimaluu Tash that’s extremely popular with travelers in Kyrgyzstan. Saimaluu-Tash is the largest collection of petroglyphs in Central Asia and one of the largest in the world, located on the eastern slope of the Ferghana Range in the Jalal-Abad region. It contains the largest number of stones with drawings and is one of the largest monuments not only in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia, but also in the world. To date, Saimaly-Tash is in good condition, despite its centuries-old history. Also, the drawings are very clear and precise location. You will rest the night in the guest home.
Day 3: Kazarman – Osh
After breakfast you will have a chance to travel to the southern capital Osh city. This day you will travel about six hours. This day you will discover Uzgen Tower. In the territory of Central Asia, rich in various historical processes and outstanding personalities, there are many historical monuments that have survived to this day, which are of great value. Among them, the Uzgen historical, cultural, architectural and archaeological complex occupies its rightful place. The Zgen complex consists of a beautiful minaret standing apart, and a group of mausoleums built in one line and located at a distance of about 100 meters from the minaret. These outstanding historical monuments are an invaluable gift to the present generations, left to us by History itself from the time of the Great Karakhanid Empire (10-12 centuries). These structures are unique masterpieces of monumental architecture of the peoples of Central Asia in the Middle Ages.
Day 4: Osh – Arslanbob
In the morning firstly you will visit Suleiman Too “Solomon’s Mountain” which is located in the center. Sulaiman-Too has gained popularity among the people not only as a symbol of the oldest city of Osh. It is famous for the most amazing legends, sacredness, including its mystical caves. People climb the mountain not so much to see the panorama of the city, but to touch the shrine in the hope of realizing their innermost dreams. Then you will travel to Arslanbob. You will explore that it is unique creation of nature. This is a large walnut forest located in the mountains of the Jalal-Abad region on the Ferghana and Chatkal ranges, at an altitude of 1700 meters. Arslanbob is the largest walnut forest in the world and belongs to the protected areas of Kyrgyzstan. Arslanbob is a natural forest that originated in ancient times. In the tour, you will be able to explore what some scientists claim that its age can exceed 50 million years. This night you will rest in the home stay.
Day 5: Arslanbob
After breakfast you will have a chance to stroll along the walnut forest. This attraction is very great and you will discover that Arslanbob is often used by travelers as a home base for venturing out into the surrounding area to go trekking or horseback riding. There are also situated 2 stunning waterfalls and a cave known as the “cave of 40 angels.” The Arslanbob tract is known for its centuries-old walnut forests. Indeed, the walnut forests stretch for thousands and thousands of kilometers, charging every visitor to these wonderful places with a majestic, mysterious and free spirit. These forests silently live out their days, keeping the secrets of the past. The night is in a home stay.
Day 6: Arslanbob – Bishkek
In the morning you will meet the local people and observe their way of life. After that you will return to Bishkek. The tour route will take you via southern part of Kyrgyzstan. This day you will also explore observe panoramic view of Tue Ashuu. This day you will discover that road is supposed to be one of the most beautiful in Kyrgyzstan. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 7: Bishkek
Today you will have a chance to discover the best cites of the city and have a city tour. In course of the tour you will explore the main atractions. You will experience Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic and many other places. In addition you will discover Asian bazar where you can find everything what you want. Thi night you will rest in the hotel.
Day 8: Bishkek – Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
02 pax – Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax – Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax – 870 $
04 pax – 545 $
06 pax – 420 $
08 pax – 360 $
10 pax – 325 $
Single – 120 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 60 $
All dinners – 90 $
All lunches and dinners – 180 $
English speaking guide – 530 $ per group
To be 2 in one yurt (now 4 pax) – 15 $ per person
Son Kul – Yurts, “Nomad’s Dream” camp (4 pax in 1)
Kazarman – Homestay
Osh – “Sun Rise” Hotel 3*
Arslanbob – Homestay
Bishkek – “Discovery” 3* or “Garden” 4*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide