Weekend tours

Weekend tours, Asian miracles.

Burana Tower
Burana Tower was erected in 11 century. There was a prosperous city on the Great Silk Road - Balasagun. A lot of traders were coming to that place to sell their good and spend a night. There is a Tower that is 24 meters high now. At that time it was 45 meters high but because of the earthquake in 15 century it fell down. This tower was used as a sign for travelers and traders, as a watching tower and as a place to call local people to pray. After the earthquake in the 15 century people were scared to stay in the city. They thought that God did not want them to live there. That is way there ran away in a hurry and did not have the majority of their things. Our archeologist found many artifacts there and you can see some of them in a local museum. In Soviet time some part of artifacts was taken to Russian. The houses in the city were made of clay and they melt because of time. Now you can see only the tower and a hill nearby that is supposed to be khan's palace. Read the tour...  

Ala Archa gorge
Ala Archa gorge is the preferable place for weekend tours. It is situated just 45 km from Bishkek city, and during one hour drive you will rise from 750 to 2100 meters above sea level. The name Ala-Archa signifies Colourful Juniper. These trees grow everywhere there. For Kyrgyz it is a holy tree that they use almost in all their rituals from ancient time. When a child born it has a cradle made of juniper, when he is ill adults burn it nearby saying special words, when the child is adult already and wants to merry - again a woman with burning juniper will go inside his new yurt to protect it from bad spirits. And when the man dies his grave will be also made of this sacred tree. Read the tour... 

Horse riding tour
If you like horse ride and want to know more about nomad life, you can a have horse riding program in Chon Kemin. It takes almost two hours there. Horses always played an important part in Kyrgyz life. They used to say that horses are man's wings. It is impossible to imagine a nomad without a horse. Now you also have a chance to ride it from Chon Kemin village to the bottom of Tien Shan Mountains. Read the tour... 

Issyk Ata gorge
Issyk Ata is beautiful gorge and famous for its hot springs. It takes only two hours to get there. It is a wonderful gorge and you can have a hike to a mountain waterfall. There is a small pass that leads you to it. Then you can have a picnic nearby. Also as an option you can go to an open swimming pool with mineral hot springs. You will swim there and enjoy the view of mountains around! Read the tour...

Bishkek city tour
Bishkek - the capital of Kyrgyzstan. It is a young city but it actually has an extraordinary history. It is difficult to imagine that only 131 years ago it looked like as a flat step without a single tree - and now it is one of the greenest cities in Kyrgyzstan and even in the whole Central Asia! Many people wanted to live here, but Kyrgyz people managed to save it for their next generations. Your guide will tell you its history and you will see the most famous places of our beautiful city! Read the tour...