Our tour begins in Bishkek, where our guide will pick you up where you specify, such as your guest house, home, hotel, or wherever, normally around 10-11 in the morning, and then drive you to the site of Burana Tower, south of the small city of Tokmok, roughly an hour outside of Bishkek. There, we will furnish a picnic lunch and afterwards take you into the tower site itself. There are three ‘attractions’ within the site: Burana tower with its amazing view of the Kyrgyz countryside and fascinating history, the earthworks nearby – the remnants of the medieval city the tower overlooked and a curious collection of gravesite markers, and the small but highly intriguing museum, with a collection spanning from Soviet archaeological photography to ancient Chinese coins to poisoned arrowheads! After a couple of hours touring the Burana site, we will then return you to Bishkek to the location you request. Normally, clients should expect to return to Bishkek in the mid-to-late afternoon, depending upon how long they wish to spend exploring the city’s ruins. Note: although this is a ‘day trip’ and not intended to be ‘trekking’ per se, clients are still encouraged to wear good hiking boots or shoes, owing to the nature of the terrain around the city’s remains.
(Year-round but best in Spring, Summer, and Autumn, roughly April – October)
Total, 1 day trip including transportation, fees, and lunch: $90 US Dollars per guest.
Note: Prices are based on 1 traveler. There will be a discount for multiple guests, as the cost of the guide and vehicle can be divided among the party. Please let us know how many travelers there are in your group, as parties of more than 3 adults may necessitate an additional vehicle and guide. Also, any and all ‘expedition packages’ are merely suggestions of what is available in Kyrgyzstan, they can be customized in any number of ways.