Silk Road treasure 1
Country: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
Time of the tour: 8 days
Places to visit: Almaty - Issyk - Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore - Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Day 1: Almaty
Hello dear traveler! We are happy to see you in Silk Road treasure 1! Immerse into beauty of nature and have the city tour. We would like you to start with the Green Bazaar. You will have an opportunity to bargain and get outstanding time on tours! Afterwards visit Almaty parks as Panfilov Park and Zenkov Cathedral. On the way you can see the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame. This site was built due to heroes who fought for freedom of Kazakhstan. In the afternoon we will travel to the Medeo Gorge where our visitors can try their skills on the highest mountain skating rink. We are sure you will love it. Then we will visit the Kok-Tobe hill where the tallest TV tower in the world is located. Don't miss to take photos! In the evening you will see the whole city by the famous Almaty cableway.
Day 2: Almaty - Issyk - Almaty
The next tour will start by visiting the famous gorges of Trans-Ili Alatau - Issyk Gorge. It is located on the Kuldja tract. Before it was the main road of the Great Silk Road. On arrival, you will see the burial mounds of Saka period and see the famous "Golden Man". It is important to note that, nowadays it became the state symbol of Kazakhstan. We will continue our tour to the Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "ISSYK", on the way you will learn more about its history and culture of the Saka period, including a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment and of course to see the model of Saka burial mound. You will drive to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level, to the attractive mountain lake Issyk. It is about 10,000 years ago due landslide. Issyk lake is famous among travelers. Transfer to hotel for rest.
Day 3: Almaty - Bishkek
We are glad to impress you by the next country of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek. In the morning you will transfer to Bishkek. It is the capital and the largest city of Kyrgyzstan, located at about 800 meters (2,600 ft) altitude near the northern range of the Kyrgyz Ala Too range, belonging of the Tian Shan mountains (4,855 meters - 5,928 ft). The nature will impress you. In the second part of day, you will visit the Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic and others. Night is in a hotel.
Day 4: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore
In the morning you will travel to Issyk Kul Lake. It is very famous lake, surrounded by the celestial mountains as well as the second largest alpine lake in the world of 1608 m. above sea level. The second name of this wonderful lake is "the pearl of Central Asia". Travelers will have an opportunity to heal their bodies by salty water. This lake is never freeze. You can visit Burana Tower and an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors) of the 11th century. Before it was the main key of traders. In the end of productive and interesting day, your night will be spent in a hotel.
Day 5: Issyk Kul lake - Karakol
The next destination for today is travelling to Karakol town. This tour will impress you by the ancient stone inscriptions of the 800 B.C. Petroglyphs over there were made more than 2 000 years ago by shamans. The tour will be continued to the northern shore of the lake to the town of Karakol where you can visit the Dungan mosque made in Chinese style without any nails. On the way you will see an old wooden Orthodox Church. Rest is in a comfortable guesthouse.
Day 6: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Bishkek
Today we will have a hiking tour to the red rocks as Jeti Oguz gorge, which is also called Seven Bulls. Here you will be impressed by the Broken Heart Mountain. Panorama views will not leave anyone indifferent by its unique landscape and background. In the second part of day, we will drive to Bokonbaeva village. Reaching there you will meet a local eagle-hunter and see an eagle show. Birds will catch attention of our visitors. In the end of day, you will have rest is in a hotel.
Day 7: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
The last day of our tour will be done by travelling to Ala Archa gorge (45 km from Bishkek). This is a natural park famous by its colorful background since past times. The access over there is controlled but not that much. On arrival, you will see beautiful gorge of mountain plaints. In addition, you can see wild animals and enjoy on tours. The place is perfect for hiking and picnic. Afterwards is transfer to hotel for rest.
Day 8: Flight
In the morning is transfer to airport. End of Silk Road treasure 1.
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
Price per person:
02 pax - 945 $
04 pax - 700 $
06 pax - 560 $
08 pax - 485$
10 pax - 445$
Single - 130 $
Early check-in - 25 $
Single early check-in - 45 $
Half board - 115 $
Full board - 205 $
English speaking guide - 535 $ per group
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Issyk Kul - "Karven" Resort
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Boutique Hotel
- 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 guides