Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan tours 12 Days From Almaty Airport

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.

 

Tour itinerary:

Day 1 Airport – Almaty

Arrival in Almaty Airport. Your guide and driver will meet you at the airport. Transfer to hotel.

Day 2 Almaty city tour

After breakfast 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 7 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 8 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 ( Mares  milk). In this magnificent place you can see hundreds of herds and a lot of different yurts.Dinner. Overnight in the yurt camp.

Day 9 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 10 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

After we 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 12 Bishkek – Almaty – Airport

Transfer to the Almaty Airport. End of the tour.

Standard cost 12 days tour is (USD)

         2 People = $2900 per person

         3 People = $2420 per person

         4 People = $1950 per person

         5 People = $1640 per person

         6,7,8,9,10,11,12 people = $1425 per person

Price includes:

ü  All transportation, Fuel, Petrol

ü  Cook

ü  Guide translator

ü  Accommodation

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;  Alcohol

&O;  Tax of bank

 

&O;  Additional services not mentioned in the program

Number of days: 12
Covered regions:
Almaty
Astana
Akmola
Aktobe
Atyrau
East Kazakhstan
Karagandy
Kostanay
Kyzylorda
Mangystau
North Kazakhstan
Pavlodar
South Kazakhstan
West Kazakhstan
Zhambyl
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
Not included: Travel insurance, · Air tickets · Alcohol · Tax of bank, · Additional services not mentioned in the program.
What to bring: Warm clothes
Transport: SUV 4x4
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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