One day tour to Burana Tower (UNESCO Heritage)

Season: All year round


Do you know that you can visit ancient Silk-road minaret in Kyrgyzstan only 80 kilometres from Bishkek? The Burana tower is the 11th-century minaret which was the part of the old ancient city Balasagun, capital of Karakhanid empire. You can have a great short trip to this archaeological and cultural heritage of Kyrgyzstan with beautiful sight from the top of the tower. The minaret is the 25 meters tall placed on the absolutely beautiful location surrounded by green fields and majestic Tian-Shan mountains. It is possible to climb to the top of the tower by a steep, spiralling staircase and enjoy an amazing view of mountains and countryside.  Different interesting legends of why the tower was built exist. By some researchers, Burana served as an observation tower. From its h, it was possible to notice the approach of the enemy.

Also near the tower, you can see a small collection of stone idols or balbals in Kyrgyz and

petroglyphs scattered around the ground, which were collected from the ancient Turkic burial

grounds of the Chui valley, Issyk-Kul region and the Tien Shan.

These sculptures are monuments with carefully crafted features of the face, headgear,

jewellery, hairstyles, weapons. It is an exceptionally interesting experience to wander between these carved faces. Nearby museum of the Burana tower is small but special so it is worth to visit it to know more about history.

 

Pick up from the hotel 
Transfer to Burana tower (UNESCO sight)
1-hour excursion in Burana tower
Return back to Bishkek

 

Tour includes: 

Transport 
Guide
Water 1L
Hotel pick up and drop off

Tour does not include:

Lunch
Dinner
Personal expenses 
Additional activities

Number of days: 1
Covered regions:
Bishkek City
Batken
Chuy
Jalal-Abad
Naryn
Osh
Talas
Issyk-kul
Osh City
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Transport: Minivan
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Payment Method

For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.