Eight sunny days in Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Places to visit: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul lake - Kochkor - Son Kul - Kazarman - - Uzgen - Djalal Abad - Arslanbob - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek
Your guide will meet you at the airport in order to accompany you to the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Bishkek has preserved the atmosphere and some architecture of the times of the Soviet Union. The places that you will be visiting today are: the victory square, the central square, the oak park, museum of arts and etc. In the end of the tour you will be taken to the Asian Bazaar. You will spend your night in the hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore
The following morning you will travel towards the Issik Kul lake, There will be a short stop by the Burana tower. The tall minaret that dates back to the 11th century once stood next to the city, you still see what is left of that city. There is a collection of stone warriors made in honor of the actual brave warriors. By the way, feel free to take the steps towards the top of the tower in order to look at the Tokmok valley. Upon your arrival to the Issik Kul lake, you will be taken to such places as the ethnographic museum, Ruh Ordo complex and the collections of stones with petroglyphs dating back to the 800BC. In the end of the day you will arrive to the hotel.
Day 3: Issyk Kul lake - Kochkor - Son Kul
Next morning you will have to leave the Pearl of Kyrgyzstan in order to set out towards Kochkor village. In there you will witness the production of the national carpets. Afterwards you will proceed towards Son Kul lake and raise to the altitude of 3013 meters above sea level. Your diner and the night will be spent in the yurt there.
Day 4: Son Kul - Kazarman
The following day you will be driving to Kazarman village across an extremely beautiful road. Upon your arrival to the small remote village, you will spend your night in the guesthouse.
Day 5: Kazarman - Uzgen - Djalal Abad - Arslanbob
The next day you will travel to Arslanbob. Your tour includes a short stop by the Uzgen tower which was built by the Karakhanids back in the 11th century. Apart from the tower, there are also several tombs in that area. Upon your arrival to Arslanbob you will be situated in the guesthouse for the night.
Day 6: Arslanbob
The following mornin gyou will walk across the 11000 hectares of land covered with walnut tress that produce around 1500 tons of walnuts per year. Feel free to engage in conversations with the locals, relax in the shadows of the trees or even take a short hike towards the waterfall there. Night in the guesthouse.
Day 7: Arslanbob - Bishkek
In the morning, you will set back to Bishkek. The road that you will be taking is one of the most beautiful roads in the whole country. Make sure to prepare yourself and your camera because there will be many photostops throughout the day. Your night will be in the hotel in the capital.
Day 8: Airport
In the morning you will be brought to the airport.