Journey to the Heart of Asia

Season: 15th of June - 15th of September
Duration: 11 days
Countries: Kyrgyzstan, Kazahstan
Category: Summer
Type: Cultural

 

Itinerary of the trip:

Day 1 CHERNYAEVKA BORDER-TARAZ (300 KM, 5-6 HRS)
Meet the group at Uzbek-Kazakh border “Chernyaevka” and drive to Taraz via Aisha-Bibi and Babadji-Hatun Mausoleums. Babadji-Hatun Mausoleum was built in XIth century, and it has the marquee dome of unique construction. The second is mausoleum of Aisha-Bibi which dates from the XIIth century. Lunch en route. Upon arrival to Taraz visit Karakhan and Dautbek Mausoleums, transfer to hotel “Djambyl” for dinner and overnight.


Day 2 TARAZ-BISHKEK (300 KM, 5-6 HRS)
After breakfast drive to Bishkek via Kazakh-Kyrgyz border “Chaldovar”. Lunch en route. PM. City tour of Bishkek. City tour includes the visit of the Ala-Too Square, Historical Museum, Panfilov Park and Open Air Gallery. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in guest house.


Day 3 EXC ALA ARCHA NATURE PARK (52 KM, 1 HRS)
After breakfast drive to Ala-Archa Nature Park for excursion and picnic lunch. Dinner at local restaurant with Kyrgyz folkloric music show. Overnight in guest house.


Day 4 BISHKEK-SON-KUL (450 KM, 7-8 HRS)
After breakfast drive to Son-Kul Lake. En route visit Burana Tower. The Tower of Burana, an open-air museum built in the 11th century, is located 12 km away from Tokmok and was originally 45 m tall. Lunch en route. Continue drive to Son-Kul lake, which is located in a high mountain desert in a valley 60 km long and 30 km wide. Dinner and overnight in yurts.


Day 5 SON-KUL-TASH-RABAT (270 KM, 4-5 HRS)
After breakfast horse riding around the lake. You can enjoy with amazing nature and you can do cloth up photos of the Yaks. Lunch in Yurt. PM drive to Tash-Rabat. It is know as caravansarai of the XV century, (the medieval inn of the merchants and travelers on the Great Silk Road). Dinner and overnight in yurts.


Day 6 TASH-RABAT-KOCHKOR (265 KM, 4-5 HRS)
After breakfast drive to Kochkor village. Lunch en route. PM. Visit the country workshop and watch the process of felt carpet making. Dinner will be served in a local house. Overnight in local house.


Day 7 KOCHKOR-KARAKOL (230 KM, 3-4 HRS)
After breakfast drive to Karakol, en route visit Djety-Oguz gorge. Upon arrival at Karakol visit Dungan Mosque, Orthodox Church. Dinner and overnight in guest house.


Day 8 KARAKOL-CHOLPON-ATA (150 KM, 2-3 HRS)
After breakfast drive to Cholpon-Ata, en route visit the Przhevalsky museum, dedicated to this famous Russian geographer and explorer and after whom the Mongolian wild horse was named. Lunch en route. Upon arrival to Cholpon-Ata excursion to an open-air gallery of rock engravings, dating from 500 BC up to 600 AD. Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.


Day 9 CHOLPON-ATA-ALMATY (505 KM, 8-9 HRS)
Full day drive to Almaty via Kyrgyz-Kazakh border “Kordai”. Lunch en route. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in hotel.


Day 10 ALMATY
After breakfast city tour. Visit Panfilov Park, Zenkov Cathedral, Museum of National Instruments, Central State Museum, Kok-Tube, Medeo and Main Bazaar. Lunch and dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in hotel.


Day 11 DEPARTURE DAY
Early morning transfer to airport for departure flight. **Registration 2 hours before the flight.

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