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Tour around Issyk Kul lake on public transportation, 3 days


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On the tour around Issyk Kul lake on public transportation, you are going to see more than just traveling by private car. This is Budget tour to Issyk-Kul Lake. Because we will travel by public transportation, and in the cities, we will use local peoples transfer taxi services. You will have a real opportunity to explore the country with the eyes of local people. Because you will have more chances to have conversations with local people. This tour fits single travelers, young couples, and friends.

One more advantage of the tour is the cost of the tour is much less than traveling by private transport. Don’t worry about safety as you will have a guide with you all the time. And the local people are always happy to see guests next to them on the same bus.

Tour season: All year round

Starts in Bishkek, ends in Bishkek

Day 1 Explore Jeti Oguz Valley

In the morning we will take you from your hotel to the bus station, catch the bus and go to Jeti Oguz on the shore of the south Issyk Kul. On the road, we will pass the Boom Gorge, Balykchy town, and south Issyk Kul Lakeshore. You will hear the interesting stories and legends about Issyk Kul Lake and hear local music.

The bus will stop for 15 minutes in Boom Gorge in the cafe, shop where we can take with us snacks, and go to the bathroom. Transfer to Jeti Oguz will wait for us on the road and take us to the yurt camp(on winter time we will overnight at guesthouse) in Jeti Oguz. In Jeti Oguz we will hike to Maiden Braid Waterfall, see the rocks of “Seven Bulls”, and the “Broken Heart” scale. Free time at the yurt camp. According to your choice, you can ride a horse.

Accommodation: yurt camp at Jeti Oguz valley, (4 pax accommodation)(on winter time we will overnight at guesthouse), Meal:dinner

Day 2 Karakol city and Nature spa adventures.

After breakfast driver will transfer us to Karakol city. In Karakol we will have city tour in Karakol where we will visit Holy Trinity Cathedral, Dungan mosque, Bugu Bazaar. In Bugu Bazaar we will taste famous Karakol Ash Lyam Fu, and Pirozhky for a lunch. Then we will take a taxi to Mineral Hot Springs “Ak Suu Kench”. We will swim at thermal spring pool and come back to Karakol. In the evening we will have dinner at local restaurant.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Karakol, Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3. Traveling by Soviet Union Train Balykchy-Bishkek

After breakfast at guesthouse we will go to Cholpon Ata by public bus. In Cholpon Ata we will visit Rukh Ordo culture complex, provide time at Issyk Kul lake beach. Then we will go to Balykchy city by public taxi to the train station. Train road is very beautifull and it will give you feelings of Soviet Union Time. It takes about 4 hours by train from Balykchy to Bishkek. Upon arrival in Bishkek we will deliver you to your hotel in Bishkek. ( In winter time, train Balykchy -Bishkek doest work, so we will come to Bishkek from Cholpon Ata by minibus)


Price includes:

  • 1 night at yurt camp in Jeti Oguz
  • 1 night at guesthouse at Karakol
  • Meal: 2 dinners, 1 lunch, 2 breakfast
  • English speaking guide
  • Public transportation, taxi, transfers
  • Entrance fees: Karakol city tour, Ak Suu Kench mineral hot springs, Ruh Ordo

Price excludes:

  • Insurance
  • Personal Spendings
  • Meal except mentioned
  • Accommodation and meal in Bishkek
  • Horse riding

Contact us to book the Budget tour to Issyk-Kul Lake:

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Tour cost per person

1 pax, 2 pax, 3pax


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