Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan tours
Kazakhstan is located in the heart of the Eurasian continent. The Kazakh territory is fed by 8,500 rivers. The length of of them (the longest ones) exceeds 1000 km, including the Ural and Emba flowing into the Caspian Sea, the Syr Darya, flowing into the Aral Sea and the Irtysh, Ishim and Tobol, carrying their water to the Arctic Ocean. Kazakhstan has 48,000 lakes. The largest of them are Balkhash, Zaisan, Alakol, Tengiz and Seletengiz. The rest of the area is covered by semi-deserts and forests. The flora and fauna consist of 155 species of mammals, 480 species of birds, 150 species of fishes and about 250 species of medicinal plants, with very rare ones among them.
Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country in Central Asia, bordering Kazakhstan, China, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The mountainous region of the Tian Shan covers over 80% of the country (Kyrgyzstan is occasionally referred to as (The Switzerland of Central Asia, as a result) with the remainder made up of valleys and basins. Bishkek in the north is the capital and largest city. The second city is the ancient town of Osh, located in Fergana Valley near the border with Uzbekistan. Yssyk – Kul lake in the north – eastern Tian Shan is the largest lake in Kyrgyzstan and the second largest mountain lake in the world after Titicaca
Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan group Tour offers the most prominent sights of two neighbouring Central Asia countries. You will see awe inspiring nature in Charyn canyon, Song Kol lake, Zheti Oguz and many places. You will feel the contrast in Almaty and Bishkek and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views in Medeo Gorge. Get lifetime memories and beautiful selfies and meet travelers from all over the world with Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan group tour.
If you want change program or pick up from your place, we can do it.
Day 1 Airport – Almaty city tour
Arrival in Almaty Airport. Your guide and driver will meet you at the airport. Transfer to hotel. And short rest. After visit Panfilov park, Zenkov Cathedral, Central State Museum of Kazakhstan Republic Square. Enjoy panoramic view at Kok – Tobo Hill, Visit Medeo Gorge. Check in to the Hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour 5 – 6 hours.
Day 2 Almaty – Charyn canyon
Your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby early in the morning. Depart Almaty and drive to Charyn canyon (229 km 3-4 h) Located in the east of Kazakhstan Charyn canyon amazes with a huge gorge cliffs of various colours and shades. The canyon is a part of the Charyn National Park territory where you can see the old ash – tree grove, the Castle valley and 154 m canyon with cliffs resembling towers. As you arrive the destination, you will have some time for picnic and rest. After that walk along canyon and enjoy its beautiful view. Drive to Saty village (Kolsay). Dinner overnight in homestay.
Day 3 Kazakhstan ( Kolsay ) – Kyrgyzstan ( Karakol )
After breakfast continue transfer to the Kazakh – Kyrgyz border. Meet with Kyrgyz Driver and guide at the border and transfer to Karakol via Karkyra valley. Arrival in Karakol we will visit Prejevalsky museum, Wooden Orthodox Church, Dungan Mosque in Chinese style. Dinner in a café. Overnight at the guesthouse.
Day 4 Karakol – Altyn Arashan
In the moring transfer to Altyn Arashan gorge by Russian car 4WD vehicle. Altyn Arashan (Golden Spa) gorge one of the most famous gorges in Karakol there you will see wonderful fur tree forests and hot springs. Overnight in Homestay.
Day 5 Altyn Arashan – Karakol – Zheti Oguz
After breakfast we will be transferred to the Karakol city. On arrival Lunch in restaurant. After Lunch go to Zheti Oguz ( Seven Bulls ) gorge and Broken Heart Rock. Overnight in the yurt.
Day 6 Zheti Oguz – Skazka canyon – Bokonbaevo – Kochkor
In the morning transfer to Kochkor on the way visit Skazka canyon. Lunch Bokonbaevo where you will see Eagle hunting show One of the best time to enjoying. Continue driving to Kochkor. There will be a Kyrgyz folklore dinner show with Kyrgyz national music and songs. Family run accommodation.
Day 7 Kochkor – Song Kol lake
After breakfast visit Kyrgyz national felt carpets workshop in Kochkor. Transfer Song Kol lake ( 120 km ) On of the highest lakes in Kyrgyzstan ( 3016 m above sea level). There you can ride a horse, see edelweiss flowers, camels, yaks, golden eagles and watch how local women make Kyrgyz national drink – Kyrgyz ( Mare’s milk). In this magnificent place you can see hundreds of herds and a lot of different yurts.Dinner. Overnight in the yurt camp.
Day 8 Song Kol lake
After breakfast we will see Kyrgyz national Games: Kok Boru, Kyz Kuumai, Er Enish, Tyiyn Enmei, Lunch in yurt. After lunch we start horse trek around Song Kol lake. Dinner, Overnight yurt camp.
Day 9 Song Kol – Bishkek
At 9:00 transfer to Bishkek (400 km). On the way stop to see Burana tower, remnants of ancient city Balasagun ( 9- 11th centuries) Arrival in Bishkek. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 Bishkek city tour - Ala Archa
After breakfast transfer to Ala Archa, walking 2 hours. After lunch start Bishkek city tour. Tour includes in itself the visiting of such places of interest as: Ploshad Pobedy, ( Victory Square ) , Dubovyi Park ( Oak Park ) Ploshad Ala Too ( Ala Too Square ), History Museum, Philharmonic ( National Concert Hall ) and many others places upon your request. It is not a real city tour without visiting real Central - Asian Bazar. We will show it for you today and you will be able to make a lot of photos in there. Osh and Orto – Sai bazaars are very colorful and noisy. People sell there all kind of goods.
Day 11 Bishkek – Almaty – Airport
Transfer to the Almaty Airport. End of the tour.
Standard cost 11 days tour is (USD)
∣ 2 People = $2700 per person
∣ 3 People = $2020 per person
∣ 4 People = $1650 per person
∣ 5,6,7,8,9 People = $1400 per person
∣ 10,11,12,13,14,15 people = $1100 per person
ü All transportation, Fuel, Petrol
ü Guide translator
ü Meals, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
ü Rent of horse
ü Horse Guide
ü Eagle Show in Kochkor
ü National Kyrgyz Games in Song Kol lake
ü Park, Museum, Tickets
ü Mineral Water
Price doesn’t include
&O; Travel insurance
&O; Air tickets
&O; Tax of bank
&O; Additional services not mentioned in the program
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.
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.