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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

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address:
46-A, Donskoy Pereulok
720040 Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic

phones:

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

ecotour@infotel.kg

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Especially for Families with young children 

For a family holiday Kyrgyzstan is a very special destination. And Ecotour has many years’ experience in organizing tours for families with children ensuring there are many interesting things for young visitors to see and do whilst they are here.

You will visit 4 yurt camps, situated in different landscapes. You will stay in the mountains and close to beautiful mountain lakes. These locations vary in altitude from 1,600 to 2,450m. For children there are all kind of activities - swimming, hiking, horse riding or learning to ride on the small Kyrgyz horses. In each yurt camp there are Kyrgyz children of all ages who will enjoy being with and playing with your children. New friendships will be made that will be remembered by your children, and maybe even you, far into the future.

In Bishkek you will stay at the Umai hotel, a guesthouse located near the centre of the city, and in the mountains you will stay in yurts, nomadic dwelling made of felt. In each yurt camp a local family will take care of your needs whilst you are there. Transportation will be by minibus and an interpreter (English or German) will accompany you during the whole trip.

If you are adventurous by nature, if you are interested in the way nomads live, and if you can forget luxury for a short while and enjoy the natural life, then this will be a holiday you will remember forever. Remember to bring your camera.

Program

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 Temir-Kanat yurt camp situated in the mountains at 2,450m. On route visit Burana Tower, a remnant of an old Silk Road town. The tower is part of the minaret of the town of Balasagun, capital of the Karahanieden in the 11th century. In 1974 the tower was restored and now you can climb up inside the tower and enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. Around the tower you find Balbals (gravestones) from between the 6th and 10th centuries. The newly built small museum contains more artifacts collected in this area. Stay in yurt.

Days 4-5 Stay 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 6 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 7 Full day in Sonun. Swimming in the lake and an opportunity for children to have fun on the shore playing with sand. Stay in yurt.

Day 8 In the afternoon a short drive to Bokonbaevo, the main town for tthe district. Visit a man who hunts with Golden Eagles. He will bring one of his birds and tell about hunting. Stay in a B&B.

Day 9 To Boz-Salkyn yurt camp located in an alpine meadow (2.500m). In the afternoon you can hike up the mountains through the forested gorge with lots of flowers and butterflies. Stay in yurt.

Day 10 Continue to the Tuura-Suu yurt camp in green alpine meadows at 2,200m. Visit the nearby village and hike in the area. Stay in yurt.

Days 11-12 Stay 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 13 From Tuura-Suu back to Bishkek (4,5hrs). In the afternoon you can visit the Osh Bazaar or just have some leisure time. 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 the airport and departure.

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

In the case that there are less then 4 participants for this tour, you will be requested to pay an additional fee. The amount will depend on the size of the group and the age of the participants.

The price includes, from arrival at until departure from Manas Airport, everything except flight, visa (if required), insurance, alcoholic and bottled beverages.

 

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Prices
 
Parents   € 1145
   
1-5 years € 545
   
6 - 12 years € 745
   

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