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KG-19: Jeep Tour and rafting Kyrgyzstan | 9 days


Highlights: Jeep tour, Burana tower, rafting on Chu river, lunch in a fish farm, Petroglyphs, Dungan Mosque, Jeti-Oguz Rocks, Son-Kul, beautiful nature of Kyrgyzstan


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Jeep tour and rafting Kyrgyzstan

Day 1| Arrival in Bishkek

Landing in Manas airport in Bishkek, visa procedures, money exchange, meeting the local tour guide, arrival at the hotel, assignment of rooms, and around three hours free time for rest.

Lunch at a local restaurant where we will enjoy the national Kyrgyz cuisine.

After lunch, we will tour the main circle where Manas’ statue is placed, as well as Victory Square, Ala-Too Square, the Parliament Building, the Opera and Ballet Theater, and Panfilov Park.

Accommodations: 3* hotel in Bishkek

Day 2| Bishkek – Cholpon-Ata

After breakfast, we will proceed to Tokmok, climb 25 meters to the top of the Burana tower, which overlooks the old city.

According to legend, the Karahanid khan built this tower for his beloved daughter.

We then continue to the museum and the mausoleum and admire the balbals, the stone figures that serve as tombstones, built by nomadic peoples that wandered across Central Asia.

We will take a boat ride across the Chu river for our next adventures.

Professional rafting guides will meet us and accompany us for a 15 km float, where we will learn rafting techniques at a skill level that suits the group. Our support vehicle will drive along the road that is adjacent to the boat route, up to the Burulday bridge.

We will continue to Chulpan Ata for dinner and accommodation.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Cholpon-Ata

Day 3| Cholpon-Ata – Jeti-Oguz

Visit the Rukh Ordo Cultural Center, which was established to promote peace and solidarity between religions and nations.

Go to Petroglyphs – pre-historical paintings that are carved into stone, remnants of the Scythians’ and Huns’ temples. From this place, they embarked on their journeys of conquest across Asia.

We will have lunch at the Ala Balyk fish farm, after which we will continue to the city of Karakol.

We will visit the Dungan Mosque, made out of wood without the use of nails, an enchanting combination of Islamic and Chinese architecture.

Visit the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral

We will proceed to Jeti-Oguz for accommodation in yurt camps

Accommodation: Yurt-Camp in Jeti-Oguz ( 4 people in one Yurt)

Day 4| Jeti-Oguz – Barskoon gorge

Following breakfast, we will see the Seven Cows and the Broken Heart – red stones that have been transformed into shapes of bulls and a broken heart by the wear of wind and rain.

Climb by foot or on horseback to the Maiden Spit Waterfall (equestrian costs are the responsibility of the tourist, due to insurance limitations).

Eat lunch in a yurt with a local nomadic family, then proceed to the Barskoon valley.

See the Yuri Gagarin monument in memory of the cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, and climb by foot or on horseback to the “Tears of the Snow Leopard Waterfall” overlooking the valley (horseback riding not included in the price of the tour).

By evening we will reach our guesthouse in Tamga village.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Tamga

Day 5| Tamga-Kizil-Tuu village

Continue to Skazka canyon, the “Valley of Fairytales”, where we will see figures of red sandstone that resemble Walt Disney characters.

Go to Salt Lake to bathe in the salty waters. After a lunch break in a yurt, we will drive to the village of Kyzyl Tuu and watch a local family building their yurt.

Accommodation: Homestay in Kizil-Tuu

Day 6| Kizil-Tuu – Son-Kul lake

On this day, we will drive to Song Kol Lake, situated 3000 meters above sea level.

On the way, we will pass yurts, nomads, shepherds, and herds of horses.

We will reach a yurt camp for tourists that includes beds with warm blankets and heaters.  You may go on a horseback ride (at your expense) or walk along the lake. Dinner in an equipped yurt.

Accommodation: Yurt Camp in Son-Kul Lake (4 people in one yurt)

Day 7| Son-Kul – Arslanbob

After breakfast, we will drive up to 3400 meters above sea level, through the Kara Koo pass.

We will stop for a picnic lunch, then continue to Arslanbob village.

Arslanbob is situated next to a holy walnut forest, one of the largest walnut forests in the world. The trees, some of which are 1000 years old, can reach a height of 30 meters. The environs attract adventure seekers, mountaineers, and Muslim pilgrims.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Arslanbob

Day 8| Arslanbob – Osh

After breakfast, we will hike to waterfalls which located in Arstanbap forest

We will eat lunch in a “tapchan”, a local street restaurant and we will continue to Osh.

Osh was the capital of the Karakhanid Khanate during the 11th and 12th centuries. For hundreds of years, it has served as a central point on the silk road and was the first exit point from China, where merchants from East and West met. Two ethnic groups coexist in Osh – the Kyrgyz and the Uzbeks, who preserve their ancient culture through their food, dress, and religion.

Accommodation: 3*hotel in Osh

Day 9| Osh airport – Return flight

Early morning, we will drive to Osh Airport with our memories of rich experiences in Kyrgyzstan.

Tour price includes:

  • Automatic 4X4 jeeps – Toyota Sequoia or similar – 4 persons in each jeep, not including the jeep driver – The price is based on 4 travelers per jeep. A supplement needs to be paid if there are less than 4 passengers in a jeep.
  • A local English speaking guide except for the last day
  • Double/Twin accommodation
  • Meal – Full board
  • Entrance to attractions and sites detailed in the program
  • Mineral water 1L/per day per person

The cost of the tour does not include

  • Insurance
  • Flight tickets
  • Visa
  • Personal expenses
  • Horseback riding – all costs are the responsibility of the tourist, due to insurance limitations
  • Tips (always optional)
  • Laundry
  • Alcohol or any other drink that is not water
  • Rafting
  • Single supplement 400$ per person
  • Early check-ins and late check-outs

Tour Cost:

Tour Cost per person Number of people in a group
$739 4
$719 8

Contact us to book the tour:

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email: info@nomads-yurt.com

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Additional information

Tour cost per person

4 pax, 8 pax, 12 pax


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