Unbelievable Silk Road Tour 1

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Unbelievable Silk Road Tour 1
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Almaty - Issyk - Bishkek- Burana - Issyk Kul - Grigorievskoye - emenovskoye - Karakol - Skazka - Bokonbaevo - Kyzyl Tuu - Bishkek

Day 1: Almaty
Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Almaty city. In course of the tour you will visit the most significant sights of the city. Here you will have the chance to learn more about history as well as development of the country. The Green Bazaar is the first sight to explore. Here you will be able to find practically everything and take a lot of vibrant photos of the real life of locals. We will continue drive to the oldest Almaty parks as Panfilov Park where you can visit Zenkov Cathedral. Later on you will visit the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame that was erected in memory for those who died for freedom. Next destination of the tour is the Medeo Gorge where you can try skating and picturesque nature. We will visit the Kok-Tobe hill where the tallest TV tower in the world is situated. You will be able to take a lot of colorful photos of scenery. There are shops where you can get national attributes. Ride back by the cableway. The night will be spent in hotel.

Day 2: Almaty - Issyk - Almaty
In course of the tour you will travel to Issyk Lake. It will take 7 hours. We will visit most beautiful gorges as Trans-Ili Alatau (Issyk Gorge) which lies along the Kuldja tract. Many years ago travelers saw the same view. While travel her u will learn about history of burial mounds of Saka period. The "Golden Man" was found there, and later become the state symbol of the Republic of Kazakhstan. On the way you will be able to have an excursion in the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "ISSYK". This place possesses expositions dedicated to the history and culture of the Saka period such as copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment and of course the model of Saka burial mound. Later on you will be transferred to the area which lays on the altitude of 1756 meters above sea level, and see the wonderful mountain Issyk lake. You will be impressed by the fact that this lake appeared about 10,000 years ago due to the landslide. In addition because of it also dam of 300m height was formed. In addition you will be able to enjoy the pristine nature. The night is in the hotel.

Day 3: Almaty - Bishkek
In the morning you will be transferred to the capital of Kyrgyzstan.  Upon arrival you will be able to enjoy the most significant sights of Bishkek such as the Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic and other interesting places. Later on you will be able to visit the famous Asian Bazaar where it will be possible to take a lot of vibrant photos as well as buy anything you want according to your taste. It is a very colorful market full of rare national goods. Afterwards you will spend the night in hotel.

Day 4: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore
The driver will pick you up in the morning to transfer to Issyk Kul Lake. This sight is known as the second largest alpine lake in the world the altitude of which is 1608 m. above sea level. Upon arrival you will know why this lake has the name "the pearl of Central Asia". Issyk-Kul is the salty lake and it has curative property. On the route of the tour you will visit Burana Tower which was built in the 11th century and open air museum of Balbals or stone warriors. You can go to the top of this tower to witness the same view that travelers saw before. This sight used to be a mark of city and place for rest. Later on in Cholpon Ata town you will see the ancient stone inscriptions of 800 B.C. It was made by shamans more than 2000 years ago. Moreover you will visit Ethnography museum. Your night is in a hotel.

Day 5: Issyk Kul - Grigorievskoye - Semenovskoye - Karakol
Today you will be transferred to Karakol town. On the way to it you will see the famous gorges Semenovskoye and Grigorievskoye. This area is part of the national park. This area is known s as one of the most picturesque in Kyrgyzstan with celestial mountains covered with snow tops and slopes where the blue and green pine trees grow. At the bottom of it you can see the pristine lake. Later on you will arrive to Karakul town where you will have an opportunity to see the Dungan mosque that was built in Chinese style and without single nails. In addition you will visit an old Orthodox Church. And the night is spent in a guesthouse.

Day 6: Karakol - Skazka - Bokonbaevo
Today you will travel to Bokonbevo village. On the way you will visit the place tours to which are very famous due to the incredible view of red rock formation that resembles bull. The name of this place is known as Jerti Oguz or Seven Bulls. Here you also can see the Broken Heart Mountain. Moreover you can reach the top of this mountain to witness the picturesque view of the gorge. After that we will continue our tour to the Skazka (Fairy Tale) Canyon that can be found near Tossor village on the southern shore of the Issyk-Kul lake. This canyon is known due to its red sand of interesting forms. Then you will reach Bokonbaevo village where you can meet local eagle hunter that hunts hares and foxes with the help of eagles. He uses the traditional way of nomads hunting. Night will be in yurts.

Day 7: Bokonbaevo - Kyzyl Tuu - Bishkek
In course of the tour you will visit your last destination Kyzyl Tuu village. Here you will have a yurt workshop. You will see the ancient nomadic dwelling that is made from felts and very famous among travelers. After enjoying this interesting day you will be return back to Bishkek. Night is in the hotel.

Day 8: Bishkek - Airport
Morning transfer to airport.


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

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

Price per person: 
02 pax - 1 080 $
04 pax - 750 $
06 pax - 590 $
08 pax - 500 $
10 pax - 450 $
Single - 115 $

Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 45 $ 

Half board - 125 $
Full board - 230 $

To be 2 in one yurt (now 4 pax) - 10 $ per person

English speaking guides:
KG - 505 $ per group
KZ - 235 $ per group

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
        Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Issyk Kul - "Karven" Resort
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Guesthouse
Bokonbaevo - Yurts (4 pax in 1)
- Museum admissions 
- Mineral water supply

Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide