Name of the tour: Dandelion Tour
Length of itinerary: 6 days / 5 nights
Day 1: Bishkek
Upon arrival at Manas International Airport your Kyrgyz driver will meet you and start your Dandelion Tour in Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan. You will have a guided tour in Bishkek this entire day where you will get acquainted with the sights of our capital. The city tour includes visits of Victory square, Oak Park, Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, the National Philharmonic and many other attractions of interest including Asian Bazaar. Because no tour of Bishkek is complete without visiting it. You will spend some time in this Bazaar, observe the life of local people, take a lot of dynamic photos. This bazaar is a noisy and colorful tapestry of fabrics, produce, and people selling and buying goods. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to the hotel where you will spend the night.
Day 2: Bishkek – Alamedin gorge – Bishkek
The second day of your tour in Kyrgyzstan starts with the transfer to Alamedin gorge. In this beautiful gorge you will spend some time for hiking. During this time, you will be able to see cattle and even traditional dwelling of nomads- yurts. It looks very special; besides it is possible to live in yurts all year round. As Kyrgyzstan is rich in flora, in this gorge also you can see the diversity of plants. The mountains are covered with fir trees. The entire route is a mountain river which ends with a waterfall that flows from the rocky mountains. You will have a picnic near this waterfall and enjoy the beauty of all around. After that we will return to Bishkek where you will spend the night in a hotel.
Day 3: Bishkek – Konorchek – Chon Kemin
After breakfast at the hotel, we will start our day with driving to the famous Boom Gorge. There is a breathtaking canyon inside Boom with unusual red rock formation which is called Konorchek. You will stop there to have a radial hiking trip. The road to these red rocks takes about 2 hours one-way. At the end you will see an incredible view of this canyon. If you are not tired then you can spend one more hour walking around to experience the panoramic view. The road to the red canyon is not a difficult one. It runs along amazing rocky mountains. Three times you will need to cross over some big stones. On the continuation of the tour, we will drive to Chon kemin gorge. Today you will spend the night in a homestay.
Day 4: Chon Kemin – Issyk Kul lake northern shore
Today you will go to Issyk-Kul lake which is considered as a pearl of Kyrgyzstan and famous among not only tourists, but also local people. This celestial Issyk Kul Lake, the second largest alpine lake in the world located at 1608 meters above the sea level. Its length is 180 km and it is 60 km wide. For more than 1 500 years local people considered the lake to be a sacred one. It is believed that the salt water of this lake has healing properties. On the way to Issyk- Kul Lake, we will have a break stop where you will have an opportunity to see ancient stone inscriptions dating back to 800 B.C. More than 2000 years ago shamans made these petroglyphs. All these stones are still in their original places as they were at that time. You can see a panorama view of the Issyk Kul Lake from this place – back then the people thought that it was the middle of the world. Today you will spend the night in a hotel.
Day 5: Issyk Kul lake – Bishkek
In the morning you will have a free time to enjoy swimming in the lake. After we will start driving back to Bishkek. On the way to the city you will visit Burana Tower. It is a minaret dating from the 11th century. You can climb to the top if you wish to experience the same view that Silk Road travelers saw themselves. Burana Tower served as a sign along the Great Silk Road to let travelers know there was a city and place to have a rest. Nearby you will see an open air museum of Balbals which means stone warriors. These grave-stones look like warriors as they were made in honor of brave soldiers who died for their Motherland. Then you will keep going to Bishkek. Today’s night will be in the hotel.
Day 6: Airport
In the morning the transfer will take you to the airport. This is the last day of your tour in fascinating Kyrgyzstan and you are returning back your home.
02 pax – Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax – Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax – 630 $
04 pax – 410 $
06 pax – 335 $
08 pax – 295 $
10 pax – 275 $
Single – 90 $
Half board – 75 $
Full board – 150 $
English speaking guide – 380 $ per group
Bishkek – “Discovery” 3* or “Garden” 4*
Chon Kemin – Homestay
Issyk Kul – “Karven” Resort
- 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