Silk Road tour: Tour 1

Silk Road tour: Tour 1. 

Silk Road tour: Tour 1
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Almaty - Charyn - Kegen border - Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor - Son Kul - Chon Kemin - Ala Archa - Bishkek  

Day 1: Almaty
Kazakhstan is happy to see you on a tour in Kazakhstan. On arrival you will be met and drive to a city for a guided tour. We will visit the famous Green Bazaar. It is one of the best bazaars for shopping and bargain. Afterwards we will admire beauty of parks as Panfilov Park. On the way you will see one of the loveliest wooden buildings in the world - Zenkov Cathedral. Afterwards you can see the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame and drive to Medeo Gorge to see the highest mountain skating rink in the world. The next destination is visiting Kok Tobe hill where the tallest TV tower in the world is located. Transfer to a hotel for rest.

Day 2: Almaty - Charyn - Kegen border - Karakol
Today we will travel to one of the most popular places of Kazakhstan - Charyn Canyon. This is a very lovely gorge where you can take many photos! The height of canyon reaches 150-300 meters. The canyon was made from wind and water and has color of "Red Castles Valley". It has diverse forms. The road to the Canyon and back is 400 km. then we will drive to Kyrgyz border and then to Karakol town. Overnight is in a guesthouse.

Day 3: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor
We are glad to explore Jeti Oguz gorge. Guests will be awe-struck by seven red rock formations in a row, called Seven Bulls. Here is found the famous Broken Heart Mountain full of legends. Travelers always can admire a grand panorama views and spend 20 minutes for joy! Afterwards you will have the break in Bokonbaeva village. We will meet a local eagle-hunter (berkutchi). He will organize an eagle hunting with the help of eagles. Night is in a home stay.   

Day 4: Kochkor - Son Kul
Today we will drive to the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan. It is Son Kul Lake enclosed by mountains and the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan. It is located at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level. On the way you will meet Kyrgyz nomads. They usually come here for pastureland and relaxation. Nature will inspire everyone by rich scenery and landscape. Night is in felt nomadic collapsible dwellings - yurts.

Day 5: Son Kul - Kochkor - Chon Kemin
Early in the morning travelers will travel to Kochkor village via brilliant gorge and pass over Kalmak Ashu pass of 3 225 meters high. On arrival to Kochkor village you will get acquainted with local families. You will be presented by a master class of making Kyrgyz carpets. Then we will visit a small handicraft museum and find examples of silver decorations, coats made of wolfs, horse saddle decorations, carpets and so on. After productive and interesting day, night is in a homestay.

Day 6: Chon Kemin - Bishkek
Meet fresh morning by 3 hours of horse riding. Travelers will enjoy exploring nature by horses and take many vibrant photos. Admire the beauty of remarkable panoramic view and relish spectacular background. In the afternoon is transfer to Bishkek city. On the way visit Burana Tower originated from the 11th century. This site was discovered since the Great Silk Road where traders crossed over it. Nearly you will see an open-air museum of Balbals (stone warriors) dedicated to heroes who died for the freedom of their Motherland. On arrival to Bishkek, night is in a hotel.

Day 7: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
We will have a city tour of Bishkek. Travelers will get acquainted with Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and so on. Afterwards we will visit the famous Ala Archa gorge. It will take 45 km from Bishkek. You will find this amazing place situated on a branch of the Tien Shan mountain range. In past times the access to this gorge controlled by government. Nowadays it welcomes everyone! Go on top and capture panoramic view of the gorge! Afterwards we will return to Bishkek. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 8: Bishkek - Airport
Morning transfer to airport. 


Transport in Kazakhstan:
02 pax - Sedan economy
04 pax - Minivan
06-10 pax - Minibus 

Transport in Kyrgyzstan:
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter


Hotels 3*,
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 335 $
04 pax - 855 $
06 pax - 650 $
08 pax - 545 $
10 pax - 485 $
Single - 125 $

Early check-in - 25 $
Single early check-in - 45 $  

Hotels 4*,
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 390 $
04 pax - 910 $
06 pax - 705 $
08 pax - 600 $
10 pax - 540 $
Single - 150 $

Early check-in - 40 $
Single early check-in -70 $  

Half board - 115 $
Full board - 225 $


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3* / "KazZhol" Hotel 4*
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Guesthouse
Kochkor - Homestay
Son Kul - Yurts (4 pax in 1)
Chon Kemin - Homestay
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*/ "Plaza" Hotel 4*
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
- Horse riding in Chon Kemin gorge 

Service does not include:
- Meals
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support