The name of tour: Emeralds of Kyrgyzstan
Tour's destinations: Bishkek, Ala Archa, Kochkor, Issyk Kul
Quantity of the days: 6 days
Day 1: Bishkek
After being welcomed by your guide at Manas International Airport and transfer to the capital city of Kyrgyzstan. You will have city tour today. In course of the tour you will discover: Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic. The tour will take you today to our Osh Bazaar, where they sell a lot of different goods; you will feel all the exotic Asian markets here. You will have the opportunity to take photos of our local life, which is noisy and vibrant. You can buy all kinds of souvenirs and gifts for your family and friends here. Today you will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek - Kochkor
This day you will start in the morning. Your tour route will take you to Ala Archa gorge. The Ala-Archa gorge is located in the Central, highest part of the Kyrgyz Tien Shan range. Located just 40 km from the capital, this place is one of the most frequently visited among locals and travelers. At the top there are eternal snows, and the mountain peaks are famous among mountaineering enthusiasts. You will be able to have a great time and see a breathtaking panoramic view. Then you will drive to Kochkor village. Along the way you will visit ancient Burana Tower. The complex is located in a very scenic location, such as near and Kahetinskogo gorges, just South of the city of Tokmak. In ancient times, the site had a significant role in the great Silk Road in the 11th-12th century. The Burana tower was built by the Karakhanids. Not far from minaret there is an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). The night will be in the home stay.
Day 3: Kochkor - Son Kul
This day you will drive to Son Kul Lake. Son Kol is the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan, located at an altitude of 3016 meters. The lake is very picturesque and beautiful, 18 streams flow into it, and only the only Son-Kul river flows out.It is 29 km long and 17 km wide. This is a great place to relax with family and friends, horse riding and walking along the lake. You will be able to enjoy unique views, breathe fresh air and relax from the bustling cities. In the summer, Kyrgyz families send their livestock to pasture lands, while they live in yurts. Yurt is a portable dwelling of nomadic people from ancient times, which is easy to assemble. You will spend the night in the yurts today.
Day 4: Son Kul - 33 parrots Pass - Kochkor - Issyk Kul
The tour you will start with morning drive to Kochkor village. You will drive today along fascinating gorge 33 parrots pass (3 133 m). Along the way, you will find scenic views where you can take beautiful photos. 33 parrots is one of the best halts in Kyrgyzstan, because it is a country of mountain passes. You will visit on the way waterfall which is located at the bottom of the Pass. After you will transfer to Kochkor village where you will meet a local family, you will learn how to make a national felt carpet today. You will also have the opportunity to visit an interesting a small handicraft museum there. After you will drive to pearl of Kyrgyzstan Issyk Kul Lake, the largest lake in Kyrgyzstan and located at an altitude of 1608 meters. You will spend the night in a hotel.
Day 5: Issyk Kul lake - Bishkek
After breakfast you will move to ancient pictures on stones! Petroglyphs are a valuable historical heritage. According to official data, more than a thousand stones are marked with ancient drawings. You can learn more about the history and see animal drawings, hunting scenes, and the sun man. From here you can enjoy a magnificent view of the high-mountain lake. Issyk Kul lake is a beautiful lake that is visited by a large number of people every year. About 80 rivers flow into the lake and none of them flow out. The lake is salty and means "Warm lake". Then you will visit a museum in Cholpon Ata. You can observe there the Kyrgyz history, handicraft, music instruments and a lot of other interesting artifacts. After exploration the surroundings of the lake you will transfer to Bishkek city. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Bishkek - Airport
After breakfast you will drive to the airport.