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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

46-A, Donskoy Pereulok
720040 Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic


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

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An active and adventurous family tour in Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyzia)

This tour is suitable for families with children between 6 and 14 years old

Departure dates on request

An active and adventurous tour with a varied program. Kyrgyzstan is a very special, and still relatively unknown, destination for a family holiday. Ecotour has put together a special programme for families with children over 6 years of age. It is an active programme with much going-on - hiking in the high mountains, horse riding (or learning how to ride on the small Kyrgyz horses) and swimming in Lake Issyk Kul. At the different yurt camps where you will be staying there will be local children who will love to play with your children or take them off for a hike. 

In Bishkek you will stay in a small comfortable hotel not far from the centre of town and in the mountains you will sleep in a boz-uy (yurt) the felt house of the nomads. A local family, who also lives in the yurt camp, will take care of you and your children. Transportation will be by our own minibus and an English or German speaking interpreter will accompany you during the whole tour.

If you have children who love adventure, if you are interested in learning about and experiencing other cultures, if like to be active and are in reasonable physical condition, if you do not need luxury, then this is just the holiday for you and your family in a wonderful destination.

The price depends on the number of children (euro’s):

2 adults and 1 child





2 adults and 2 children






2 adults and 3 children






This price includes everything except flights, insurance, personal expenses and bottled beverages.

For the citizens of most  countries a visa is no longer required.


Day 1 Departure from your local airport.

Day 2 Arrival at Manas Airport and transfer to the hotel in Bishkek. After a rest and a light lunch some sightseeing around Bishkek. Bishkek is a relatively new city built mostly in the Soviet style with wide boulevards, many parks and numerous terraces. You can visit the Old Square from where you can walk through the oldest park in Bishkek, Oak Park, to the main square, Ala-Too. Passing by the National Opera and Ballet Theatre you will get to Victory Square, built for the 40th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War (Second World War). You can also visit the Panfilov amusement park for children. Stay in hotel.

Day 3 By minibus to the Boom Gorge (125km). Here you turn into the Konorchok canyons for a hike of 4-5 hours. The weather-beaten rocks are shaped and carved by time, wind and water and with the use of some imagination they may turn into people, animals or castles of bizarre shapes and forms. Then onto the yurt camp Tuura-Suu at 2,200m. Stay in yurt.

Day 4 Day in Tuura-Suu. Hiking, horse riding, listening to the local children sing folksongs and play traditional musical instruments. The camp has young children. You can bring your own games, teach them to local children and learn their games. Stay in yurt.

Day 5 By minibus to the yurt camp Temir-Kanat at 2,450 m., situated on a plateau above the village. The minibus does not reach the yurts; you need to walk the last 300m. After lunch hiking in the area. Stay in yurt.

Day 6 Day in Temir-Kanat. Horse riding, hiking in the area and visiting the herdsmen living in pastures with their livestock. You can taste their traditional drink, kymyz, made of mare’s milk and cook a traditional meal with the family in the yurt camp. Watch some local games played on horseback. Stay in yurt.

Day 7 Down to the Sonun yurt camp on the shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. Here you will see all types of landscape: semi-desert, forest and mountains with beautiful glaciers in the distance, and across the lake to the mountain ranges on the other shore. In the afternoon you can go swimming in the lake or hike in the badlands. Stay in yurt.

Day 8 By minibus to the yurt camp at Kara-Kyz at 2,000m, 30km east of Karakol. The yurt camp located at the edge of the forest and by a small stream. Stay in yurt.
Day 9 Day in Kara-Kyz. Hike up to the mountains with lots of beautiful flowers. If you like a longer hike it is possible to reach a small lake. Stay in yurt.

Day 10 A rather long drive along the northern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul to Chon-Kemin, a valley bordering on Kazakhstan. This long valley itself lies between 1,400m and 2,800m and has verdant pastures and woodland. The park was founded in 1997 and includes almost all the forest farms of the Kemin district. Stay in B&B.

Day 11 Day in Chon-Kemin. Hiking in the mountains and climbing the panorama hill for a view of the entire valley. Stay in a B&B.

Day 12 From Kemin to Orlovka, a ski resort at 1,400 m. In the summer it is a pleasant place to stay and there is a toboggan run that can be used throughout the year (price is not included). Stay in a lodge.

Day 13 In the afternoon by minibus to Bishkek. Stay in Hotel.

Day 14 Last day in Bishkek and without programme. Go shopping, sightseeing etc. (lunch not included). Stay in hotel.

Day 15 Transfer to Manas airport and departure.

Because of unforeseen circumstances, it might be necessary to make small changes in the program. We ask for your understanding.

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