Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan Adventure 12D/11N

Start: Almaty, Kazakhstan Finish: Bishkek

Visiting: Almaty, Tas – Almaty, Almaty – Altyn Emel, Shatty, Kol Sai Lake, Karakol, Oguz – Bokonbaevo – Kochkor, Kul, Kul – Bishkek, Bishkek


Duration: 11 Nights

Physical rating: Easy

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Please contact Bamba Travel with any specific dietary requirements

Tour Operator: Bamba Travel

Group size: 1 - 16

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $1470

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Tour Overview

Get lost in the beauty, culture, history and flavours of two extraordinary countries on this 12-day adventure! Discover amazing places and experience the nomad local life as you travel from Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan.

Highlights

  • iconLearn the fascinating history of the two countries
  • iconSee the best of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
  • iconVisit historical and political highlights
  • iconDiscover national wonders

Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Almaty, Kazakhstan

Location: Almaty

Arrival Almaty, city tour
On your arrival, your driver will be waiting for you to discover the city. Along the city tour, you will have the opportunity to admire the Republic Square and the gorgeous Monument of Independence. Take a walk on Square Astana, the old city center, to the 28 Panfilovtsev. Straight on the Avenue of memory, you will see obelisks with names of 28 fighters of the 1075th regiment of the 316th shooting division, who fought for Moscow. Also, you will visit Zenkov Cathedral, an incredible monument of cult architecture, historical places like the Museum of Musical Instruments, and you'll enjoy the view of the classical architecture of the Abay Theatre. Overnight in the hotel.

icon Day 2: Almaty – Tamgaly-Tas – Almaty, Kazakhstan

Location: Tas – Almaty

Excursion in Tamgaly (B)
After breakfast in the hotel, take a road trip to visit Tamgaly, get amazed by the Stone carving of Bronze Age, which is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, you can hike around this historical place, and then take some lunch on the way back to Almaty.

icon Day 3: Almaty – Altyn Emel, Kazakhstan

Location: Almaty – Altyn Emel

Excursion to Altyn-Emel National Park (B/D)
Enjoy a tasty breakfast in the hotel, then you’ll leave Amalty and head towards Basshi in Altyn-Emel National park, you will revel in a magical road through Kapchagay where you will be able to refresh and have lunch there. Once arrived in Altyn Emel National Park, you will get surprised by the singing dunes, it’s a spectacular place between two mountain ranges, where you can hear a beautiful and delightful song made by the wind through the sand grains.

icon Day 4: Altyn Emel - Charyn - Shatty, Kazakhstan

Location: Shatty

Walk in Charyn Canyon and overnight in Shatty village (B/D)
After enjoying a delicious breakfast, you will enjoy a 2-hour hike around the incredible Charyn Canyon and marvel at the magnificent red-colored rocks of the Valley of Castles. Such a beautiful view! You will then continue your way to Shatty village after a tasty lunch on the shore of the Sharyn lake. Enjoy a traditional dinner and overnight stay in a family guesthouse.

icon Day 5: Shatty - Kol Sai Lake, Kazakhstan – Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

Location: Kol Sai Lake

Visit the marvelous Kol Sai Lake (B)
Start your day with a tasty breakfast and head towards one of the three amazing Kol Sai Lakes. Admire this scenic location surrounded by impressive snowy mountains before crossing the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border. You will then arrive at Karakol where you will overnight in a family guesthouse.

icon Day 6: Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

Location: Karakol

Tour in Karakol (B)
Today you are going to enjoy the whole day in Karakol on a city tour, in which you will be able to meet the Museum of Russian Explorer, also you will find the Russian Orthodox Church and Muslim Mosque in Dungan Style, both of them are colourful, it’s impossible not to see them. Let your day end with a calm walk around Aksu gore before stay the night with your host family.

icon Day 7: Karakol – Jety-Oguz – Bokonbaevo – Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan

Location: Oguz – Bokonbaevo – Kochkor

Visit to Jety Oguz gorge, Kochkor (B)
Begin your journey taking breakfast in the Karakol hotel, then you will arrive at Jety Oguz gorge to hike while you enjoy the stunning view of a red rock mountain, if you behold well, you can discover the seven bulls and broken heart formations. Along the journey to Kochkor, you'll see the second largest mountainous lake in the world, Issyk-Kul Lake. Once in Kochkor, you will overnight in a family guesthouse.
Note: Optionally on the way, we will have a stop in Bokonbaevo village.

icon Day 8: Kochkor – Son-Kul, Kyrgyzstan

Location: Kul

Arrived at Son-Kul (B/D)
On this day you’ll get lost in a popular place, Son-Kul Lake, one of the highest lakes in Kyrgyzstan. The adventure begins with the curves of the “32 parrots” road, but this isn’t the most amazing part of your day. During the day let yourself enveloped by the culture, learn about the real nomads visiting the traditional yurt made of felt while tasting the flavour of the traditional Kyrgyz milk called Kymyz. You will overnight in the traditional Kyrgyz nomadic housing called yurt.

icon Day 9: Son-Kul, Kyrgyzstan

Location: Kul

Full day in Son-Kul Lake (B/L/D)
Today is your day! You decide the activities for your full day in Son-Kun Lake. If you are looking for a peaceful moment, a horse riding or hiking would be a great activity for behold the beautiful mountains. You will enjoy a calm moment if you decide to fish in the rivers, its a forbidden experience.

icon Day 10: Son-Kul – Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Location: Kul – Bishkek

Visit Bishkek (B)
Live the experience of a tasty and special breakfast in a yurt before exploring an incredible road through Kalmak Ashu Pass. Along the road, you will have the opportunity to see ancient remains at the Burana Tower, and if you look beside the tower you will find important ruins of an ancient city called Balasagyn and a museum that keeps a lot of history of this place. To finish your day you will find comfortable accommodation in the hotel at Bishkek.

icon Day 11: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Location: Bishkek

Free day in Bishkek (B)
Spend a free day on your own and take pleasure in Bishkek, you can try traditional food and discover the local flavour, also you can learn more about people and culture.

icon Day 12: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Location: Bishkek

Airport drop-off (B)
This morning check out after breakfast when your trip will come to the end. Then you will be transferred to the airport back in time to check in to your flight. We hope you have had the greatest experience of your life!

What's Included

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    Extras

    Mineral water (1L per day per person)

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    Accommodation

    11 Nights shared accommodation

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    Experiences

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    Transport

    Transport according to the itinerary

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    Meals

    11 Breakfast(s), 1 Lunch(es), 4 Dinner(s),

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    Activities

    Sightseeing as per itinerary

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    Guides

    Some of the activities

What's Not Included

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    Tips for Guides

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    Optional activities

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    English speaking guide

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    Travel Insurance

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    Visa for Kyrgyzstan

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    Other Meals/Drinks

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    Early check-in in Day 1

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    Personal Expenses

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    Low Deposit

    Bamba Travel requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 30 days before departure..

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    Free Date Changes

    Bamba Travel allows you to make 2 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 60 days before the start of the tour.

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    Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Bamba Travel allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform Bamba Travel, 60 days before departure.

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    Cancellation Policy

    If you need to cancel your tour, here is a summary of Bamba Travel charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit
    At 30 days before tour sarts: 50% of tour cost
    At 15 days before tour sarts: 100% of tour cost
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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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