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We can give our warm recommendations to anyone considering going to Kyrgyzstan in general, and with Ecotour in particular! We spent two weeks in some of Ecotour's yurt camps, and it was a highly memorable experience. Ecotour was very flexible and had arranged a programme that suited our wishes perfectly.

Tom & Karin Airaksinen
Stockholm, Sweden

Kyrgyz lady spinning yarn

46-A, Donskoy Pereulok
720040 Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic


+996 557 802805 (English)
+996 772 802805 (English)
+996 555 913245 (German)
+996 700 584245 (English)

Spring tour: Culture and Crafts

Date: 30/4 – 10/5 2017. Price Euros 990 p.p. for 4 or more participants

A spring programme where you will get acquainted with the life of the Kyryz half-nomads and will take part in a couple workshops. In these workshops both traditional and modern forms of textile and crafts will be shown and demonstrated. In the Museum of Modern Art in Bishkek you will be guided around.

In Bishkek you will stay in a pleasant hotel close to the centre of town. During the tour you will stay in B&B’s and with local families.

May 9 is Liberation day in Kyrgyzstan, the day the end of the Great Patriotic War (WW2) is commemorated. On this day there are festivities with a parade, music and dancing in Bishkek.

During the whole tour, you will be accompanied by an English or German speaking guide/ interpreter. The number of participants is between 4 and 8 people. Transportation will be in our own minibus.

The price includes everything except flight, personal expenses and bottled beverages. The price of the flight depends on the airline and the date of booking.

Should there be less than 4 participants, the tour will take place with anyway but you will be asked pay an additional fee.


Day 1 Departure from local airport.

Day 2 Arrival at Manas Airport and transfer to your hotel. After lunch sightseeing in Bishkek with your guide/interpreter. Stay in the Hotel Umai.

Day 3 Day in Bishkek, visit the museum of Modern Art with guided tour and other galleries. Stay in hotel.

Day 4
By minibus to Kochkor, a centre of felt making. You will visit Altyn-Kol (meaning Golden Hands), a cooperative shop of women from the surrounding villages where they show and sell the felt products they make. Then to Kara-Suu, a village 4km away where you will have lessons in the making of shyrdaks,alakijis and other felt making technics. Stay with local family.

Day 5 Day in Kara-Suu, workshops learning to make felt, spinning, traditional weaving, chii making etc. Stay with local family.

Day 6 From Kara-Suu to the south side of Lake Issyk-Kul. In Kyzyl-Tuu, a small village where trees grown are especially suitable for the making of yurt frames. You will visit a family that will show you how this is done. You continue from here either to the yurt camp Sonun at the lake or stay in Bokonbaevo. In Sonun you will stay in a yurt. This yurt camp has a very basic accommodation. If you want a little more comfort, you can stay in a B&B in Bokonbaevo (please let us know in advance).

Day 7 In Bokonbaevo you will meet a man who hunts with golden eagles and other birds of prey. He will show his birds and tell about his profession. From here you drive to Temir-Kanat, a mountain village at 2,300m. In the afternoon you have time for a hike or a ride on horseback in the mountains. Stay with local family.

Day 8 From Temir-Kanat back to Bishkek. Near Tokmok you will stop to visit the Burana Tower and museum. This is a remnant of an old silk road town. In Bishkek you will stay in hotel Umai.

Day 9 Day in Bishkek with workshops. You will hear about and see traditional women’s clothes and hats, and learn how they were made. Stay in hotel.
Day 10
Today is Liberation Day, the day in memory of the end of the “Great Patriotic War” as the 2nd World War is called here. There is parade, music and dancing in the centre of town. Veterans are paid respect with flowers and a meal. Stay in hotel.
Day 11 Transfer to the airport and departure.

In the price everything is included except: flight, insurances, personal expenses, tipping and bottled beverages.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, it might be necessary to make small changes in the programme. We ask for your understanding.

Kyrgyzstan is a land full of beautiful experiences and wonders unique...

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Kyrgyz nomadic culture

This journey suits people who are interested in the nomadic way of life
and the culture of the Kyrgyz people.
We expect you to be a little adventurous, to have an average physical condition
and not necessarily to demand luxury.

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Kyrgyz mountains in winter

Winter landscape


festivals in Kyrgystan

A recital of traditional instruments


A finished ala-kiiz


Pressing felt the traditional way


traditional costumes

Kyrgyz traditional costumes and hats


Kyrgyz shyrdak

Making a beautiful Kyrgyz shyrdak




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