Miracles of southern Kyrgyzstan Destination: Kyrgyzstan Duration: 6 days Places to visit: Bishkek - Toktogul - Sary Chelek - Arslanbob - Osh
Day 1: Bishkek We are happy to see our dear travelers in Kyrgyzstan. You will meet your guide at Manas International Airport and travel to the capital city of Kyrgyzstan for 30 minutes from the airport. On arrival, you will have a guided tour of Bishkek and visit Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic and other places of wonder. The tour continues visiting our Asian Bazaar where you can learn more about local life and buy fresh goods. Transfer to a hotel for rest.
Day 2: Bishkek - Toktogul Today we will visit the Toktogul reservoir driving along astounding mountain gorges where you can see nomadic families and share culture. They live in felt dwellings as yurts made of wool and wooden sticks, without using a nail. It is good to live in them in summer since very cool and in winter it is very warm. Kyrgyz nomads used to use this place their cattle. Night is in a guesthouse.
Day 3: Toktogul - Sary Chelek On this day of tour, we will travel to the Sary Chelek lake located in the center of a National reserve, at the foot of the Chatkal mountain range and situated at an altitude of 1,873m above sea level. The lake is about 234 m deep, 2,280 m wide and 7,500 m long, originated ina result of an earthquake. The temperature of water is warm where can be found abundance of food. You will be impressed by rich flora and fauna of about 300 species of plants, 32 species of trees, 80 types of bushes, 38 species of animals and 157 species of birds. It is important to note that mountains occupy most of the reserve covered with snow peaks against the sky. Night is in a home stay.
Day 4: Sary Chelek - Arslanbob Today you will travel to Arslanbob village. Arslanbob's grove crops 1500 tonnes of walnuts per year and defined to be the largest single natural source of walnuts in the world. On arrival we will have a walking tour in walnut forests, covering 11,000 hectares which is called the "Royal Woods of Kyrgyzstan". It is important to note that from this area were transferred along the Great Silk Road in the Middle Ages. It is one of the great time for hiking to a small waterfall and communicate with locals. Rest in a home stay.
Day 5: Arslanbob - Osh In the morning is transfer to Osh city. On the route we will visit Djalal Abad town and its well-known Uzgen Tower built in 11th century by Karakhanids. In addition, you will find mausoleums used as burial places for the leaders. In Osh you will visit the most famed place as Suleiman Mountain. Suleiman Too is found in the center of the city and defined to be a pilgrimage place for local Muslims. According to the legend, biblical prophet Solomon was buried at the foot of it. Night is in a hotel.
Day 6: Flight In the morning is transfer to the airport.
Early check-in - 35 $ Single early check-in - 60 $
Half board - 70 $ Full board - 140 $
English speaking guide - 445 $ per group
Service includes: - Transport - Accommodation: Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4* Toktogul - "Kok Bel" Guesthouse Sary Chelek - Homestay Arslanbob - Homestay Osh - "Sun Rise" Hotel 3* - Entrances to all museums - Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include: - Visa - Meals - Single rooms - Early check-in - Travel insurance - English speaking guide