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Steppes and Mountains of Tien-Shan

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Day 1: Arrival to Almaty. City tour

Stop At: Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, Almaty Kazakhstan
Have a walk in the park
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Zenkov's Cathedral, в, Gogol St 40, Almaty 050000, Kazakhstan
In the park there is a well-known wooden Zenkov Cathedral you can have an excursion in.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Museum of Folk Music Instruments named after Yihlasa, Zenkov St., 24, Almaty 0001 Kazakhstan
Have a guided excursion in the museum
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Zelenyy Bazar, Zhibek Zholy st., Almaty 050000 Kazakhstan
Visit the oldest bazaar in the city
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Republic Square, Almaty Kazakhstan
Have a walk in the square
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kok-Tobe Hill, Dostyk Avenue, 104A, Almaty 50051 Kazakhstan
Evening spend in Kok-Tube Park, by lifting on cable car and see beautiful panoramic view of the city.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Beatles Monument, Park Kok Tobe, Almaty Kazakhstan
In Kok-Tobe there is a monument dedicated to famous Beatles
Duration: 10 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in 4* hotel in Almaty

Day 2: Almaty – Big Almaty lake – Charyn Canyon

Stop At: Big Almaty Lake, Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty 050065 Kazakhstan
After breakfast at hotel visit most famous lake of Kazakhstan - Big Almaty lake. Enjoy half of the day scenery of blue-green waters of the lake surrounded by Tien-Shan mountains and have hiking nearby.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Charyn Canyon, Charyn National Park, Charyn River Kazakhstan
Return back to the city and proceed to another must-see place of the country – amazing Charyn Canyon. Upon arrival have a walk to the lodge (3 km) which is located in the heart of the canyon.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in bungalow in Eco lodge in Charyn Canyon

Day 3: Charyn Canyon – Kegen - Karakol

Stop At: Charyn Canyon, Charyn National Park, Charyn River Kazakhstan
After breakfast in the terrace have a tour in unique natural monument Charyn Canyon which is called as the Grand Canyon's little brother.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Karakol Cattle Market, Karakol Kyrgyzstan
Today you proceed to Kyrgyzstan by mountain road. After reaching Kazakh-Kyrgyz border "Kegen-Karkyra" have border formalities. En route to Karakol see and enjoy beautiful landscapes of Karkyra gorge, see bee keepers and taste delicious Kyrgyz honey.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in guest house in Tepke village.

Day 4: Karakol – Kok-Djayik gorge

Stop At: Dungan Mosque, Karakol Kyrgyzstan
City tour
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal, Karakol 722360 Kyrgyzstan
City-tour
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks), Kyrgyzstan
Have a hike in Jeti-Oguz canyons and Kok-Djayik gorges.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in yurt.

Day 5: Kok-Djayik gorge – Barskoon & Skazka - Kochkor

Stop At: Barskoon Gorge, Barskoon Kyrgyzstan
Explore the south shore of Issyk-Kul lake. Visit Barskoon gorge
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Barskoon Waterfall, Barskoon Kyrgyzstan
Hike to the waterfall "Cup of Manas".
Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Monument to Yuriy Gagarin, Barskoon Kyrgyzstan
There is a monument to Soviet astronaut Yuriy Gagarin
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Canyon Skazka, Tosor Kyrgyzstan
En route stop at Skazka Canyon for hiking.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in local house in Kochkor

Day 6: Kochkor – Son-Kul lake

Stop At: Son Kul Lake, Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyzstan, 720000 Kyrgyzstan
After a night at local house with Kyrgyz family visit small souvenir shop in the town.

Drive to alpine lake Son-Kul, located at the altitude 3016 m above sea level.

Upon arrival to Son-Kul lake leisure time to enjoy pure nature.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in yurt camp in Son-Kul lake

Day 7: Son-Kul lake - Bishkek

Stop At: Son Kul Lake, Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyzstan, 720000 Kyrgyzstan
Have a free time till the afternoon for riding a horse, hiking etc.

Afternoon drive to Bishkek city, capital of Kyrgyzstan.
Duration: 5 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in 4* hotel in Bishkek

Day 8: Bishkek. City Tour

Stop At: Bishkek-City, Suyumbayeva, 142/2, Bishkek 720000 Kyrgyzstan
After some leisure time at hotel explore Bishkek city – one of the greenest city of Central Asia. The city tour starts from exploring the central square – Ala-Toowith highest flagpole and statue of Kyrgyz hero – Manas. Afterwards visit the Museum of Fine Arts, see the facade of architectural heritage – Opera and Ballet Theatre. Have short walk to oldest park of the city – Oak Park with beautiful sculptures at the open air. Before the city tour finish see the facade of National University, walk through Youth Alley and take photo of the State Philharmonic Hall.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 9: Departure

Pass By: Bishkek-City, Suyumbayeva, 142/2, Bishkek 720000 Kyrgyzstan
Your guide and driver will transfer you to the airport in proper time according to your flight.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Your guide and driver will meet you at the airport with signboard according to you plane arrival and proceed with you to the hotel

Airports

  • Almaty Airport, Almaty Kazakhstan
Duration
9 days
Inclusions
  • 9x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Accommodation in mentioned hotels, guest-houses, yurts with breakfasts, if not stated otherwise
  • Tours and activities, as per itinerary.
  • Entry fee to monuments and attractions mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Zenkov's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Museum of Folk Music Instruments named after Yihlasa
  • Entry/Admission - Kok-Tobe Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Big Almaty Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Charyn Canyon
  • Entry/Admission - Dungan Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks)
  • Entry/Admission - Barskoon Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - Barskoon Waterfall
  • Entry/Admission - Canyon Skazka
  • Entry/Admission - Son Kul Lake
Exclusions
  • Full board
  • Airfare
  • Visa
  • Tips and Porterage.
  • All items of personal nature and also food and drinks not forming part of the touring group's menu.
  • Entry/Admission - Bishkek-City
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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