Silk Road Tour miracle: Tour 4 Destinations: Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan Duration: 8 days Places to visit: Almaty - Issyk - Almaty - Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore - Grigorievskoye - Semenovskoye - Karakol - Skazka - Bokonbaevo - Kyzyl Tuu - Bishkek
Day 1: Almaty Almaty is the first city of Kazakhstan which we are going to witness taking a tour here. First it is required to start a city tour which takes about 6 hours. For now, the city tour starts from the Green Bazaar, where the guests travel and bargain for getting the goods they need. The visitants also are required to visit the Panfilov Park and Zenkov Cathedral as the sites of cultural significance and the Medeo Gorge - the greatest skating rink and Kok-Tobe hill - as the tallest TV tower. All of the sites tend to be amazing locations for taking photos, as here nature is wordless in Kazakhstan. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 2: Almaty - Issyk - Almaty In the second day of the tour the guests travel to the Issyk Lake and Issyk gorge. These sites of natural creation and tend to be the ones to which it takes 7 hours of the way. The road takes the pass of the Kuldja tract and the Trans-Ili Alatau. Being here the visitants usually take a way to the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "ISSYK" and make a witness of the "Golden Man". This monument is seen to be the symbol of items and elements of the ancient times. Then the lake is seen as the one at the height of 1756m above sea level. It was created about 10 000 years ago. The lake is pristine, wonderful in colors. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 3: Almaty - Bishkek From Kazakhstan we travel to Kyrgyzstan and make a city tour along Bishkek, and visit such places as Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic. Then everyone should make a witness of the Asian Bazaar, as the center of traditional life of the locals. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 4: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore From Bishkek the guests travel to the Issyk Kul lake, the lake of unique beauty, emerging many years ago. The tour here is usually aimed at the investigation of the history of the lake, as well as the legends and myths. It is supposed that the lake appeared due to the natural disaster. On the way to it we pass the Burana Tower, the minaret of the 11th century. The tower is surrounded by the balbals or stone warriors. The territory is also replete with ancient stones and inscriptions here. The night is in the hotel.
Day 5: Issyk Kul - Grigorievskoye - Semenovskoye - Karakol Taking a ride along the Issyk Kul lake and the region, we make a visit of the Semenovskoye and Grigorievskoye gorges. These are the exquisite locations of Kyrgyzstan. Today we can see it to be the scenery with perfect mountains and snow tops, green pastures and valleys. Being here the group travels to the city Karakol and visits Chinese style Dungan mosque and Orthodox Church. The night will be in the guesthouse.
Day 6: Karakol - Skazka - Bokonbaevo This day the boarders are going to visit the Jeti Oguz gorge, or the gorge in the resemblance of Seven Bulls standing in a row, being of red color. All along the territory we climb the Broken Heart Mountain and travel to the Skazka (Fairy Tale) Canyon, the perfect views of Kyrgyzstan. And in the end of the day we finally get to Bokonbaevo village, famous for eagle hunting show. The night will be in the yurts, after the guides will inform about all of the legends of the sites, as well as the local dwellers tell about traditions and customs.
Day 7: Bokonbaevo - Kyzyl Tuu - Bishkek We return to the capital of Kyrgyzstan today, visiting the Kyzyl Tuu village on our way. Here there is an opportunity to witness the skills of the yurts creation. Then, on arriving to Bishkek you are welcome to spend the night in the hotel.
Day 8: Bishkek - Airport Morning transfer to airport.
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