Gastronomic tour 1
Duration of tour: 5 days
Highlights: Bishkek - Issyk Kul - Bokonbaevo - Jeti Oguz - Karakol - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek
Our company is glad to meet you in Kyrgyzstan and right from the Manas International Airport they will take you to Bishkek. During this Gastronomic Tour #1 you will try cuisine of different ethnic groups. It is the central and administrative center of entire state, being at the height of 700-800m above sea level. We can say that though the capital is not so large, there are a lot of sites of interest located close to each other, so that it is possible to visit most of them in one day. Today guests will be going along Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic. At the same time we don't miss the opportunity to show the visitants the real life of the Kyrgyz people, by presenting the Asian Bazaar. It is the center of bursting life. Being here residents and guests buy various necessary things and clothes. They pay attention to various clothes and products sold, fabrics of variable ornaments depicted. This day visitants will try the Uzbek cuisine in the restaurant of the city. The overnight is in the hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul southern shore - Bokonbaevo
The second day is devoted to the tour to Burana tower. It is the first part of our day. You will enjoy delicious food during Gastronomic Tour #1. Burana Tower is the kind of the ancient minaret, created in the 11th century. These were the times of the Karakhanid state. The territory is surrounded by more than 80 balbals standing in a row. They are the stone monuments, with souls of the fallen warriors. Then the route continues to Issyk Kul Lake, the lake known as the pearl of the country, with being one of the most visited site of the country. Annually thousands of residents and new-comers come here for the aim to swim, to dive and just to enjoy the atmosphere. Then guests will be able to make a visit of the Bokonbaevo village, popular for eagle hunting shows. These are the shows when eagles hunt small and big animals, the skills of domestication and training are going throughout generations. This day all will have traditional Kyrgyz dinner, the night will be in a homestay of the locals.
Day 3: Bokonbaevo - Jeti Oguz - Karakol
The next destination of a tour in Kyrgyzstan is visiting of the gorge Jeti Oguz. It is the natural monument, in the form of the animals, the bulls. That is why the name is translated as "Seven Bulls". They stand close to each other, being of red color. Close to it there is a Broken Heart Mountain. In the time of the trip all will be given legends and myths of emergency of various monuments of the country. The next destination is Karakol town. It is known all over the country as the city of best and tastiest ashalyam-fu. Also, there are religious testimonies as the Dungan mosque and Orthodox Church. Both are created without metal and nails. More about these sites can get to know from the guides. During this Gastronomic Tour #1 you will try cuisine of different ethnic groups. The day is peculiar for Dungan food as a dinner. The overnight is organized in the boarding house.
Day 4: Karakol - Issyk Kul northern shore - Bishkek
Unfortunately it is our last day and guests will travel back. But, on the way we would like you to relax at the territory of Issyk Kul Lake. The name is known as "hot lake". Even in the winter it never freezes. The lake bears the history of the ancient city being here. But an earthquake destroyed it, and the crack was filled with water. At the territory there are special sites where petroglyphs can be investigated. They bear the history of 2000 years old. Moreover, these are the testimony of the ancient times, when the people didn't have the skills in writing. The day ends with the returning back to Bishkek. The dinner will be Russian one. The night before arrival will be in the hotel.
Day 5: Bishkek - Airport
Morning transfer to airport.
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 720 $
04 pax - 495 $
06 pax - 415 $
08 pax - 375 $
10 pax - 355 $
Single - 75 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 60 $
English speaking guide - 300 $ per group
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Bokonbaevo - Homestay
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Guesthouse
- Admission tickets to all museums
- Mineral water supply
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide