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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



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

phones:

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

E-mail: info@ecotour.kg
elmirakalmakova@gmail.com






Easter in Kyrgyzstan

Date: 12/4 – 20/4 2020

Price: 790 euro p.p. for 4 or more participants

On this 8 day programme we will visit the most beautiful parts of the country and become acquainted with the history and culture of the semi- nomads. This time of the year all the fruit trees are blossoming and the grass is still fresh and green. Transportation is by Mercedes minibus and an English or German speaking guide/interpreter will be with us for the whole tour. To fully enjoy this tour you need an adventurous spirit and the ability to improvise when necessary.

The trip will take us around Lake Issyk-Kul where you will meet a man who hunts with birds of prey, see the famous red rocks on the south shore, and visit the Russian Orthodox Cathedral and the Dugan Mosque in Karakol. On the north side of the lake you will see the petroglyphes, rock drawings of the Scythians made between the 11e -3e century B.C.

Hiking or horse riding will be possible during the tour.

Programme

Day 1: Depart from your home airport.

Day 2: Arrival at Manas Airport where you will be met and taken to your hotel. After a light lunch we will go sightseeing Bishkek with our guide/interpreter.

Day 3: By minibus to Lake Issyk-Kul. On the way we will visit the Burana Tower before continuing on to the yurt camp at Manjyly on the south shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. Stay in yurt.

Day 4: To the village of Temir-Kanat (2,200m). In Temir-Kanat there are horses and we will be able to ride horses or go for a hike in the mountains in the afternoon. Home stay.

Day 5: From Temir-Kanat to Bokonbaevo where we will meet a man who hunts with golden eagles, and have the opportunity to get to know his bird(s). Continuing along the south shore first we stop at the “Fairy Tale” Canyon to see the amazing rock formations and then to the Juuku Valley, famous for its red rocks and its mineral springs where we can bathe in the warm spring waters. Continue to Karakol, stay in guesthouse.

Day 6: A tour of Karakol that will include the Russian Orthodox Church and the Dungan Mosque in Karakol. Now we will start heading along the north side of Lake Issyk-Kul to Cholpon–Ata. We will stop to see the Kyrchyn Valley, home of the World Nomad Games and a traditional gathering point of the Kyrgyz in the centuries gone past, full of blossoming almond trees. In Cholpon-Ata we will visit an open-air museum of petroglyphs, a unique monument of the Bronze Age. Stay in a hotel.

Day 7: Leave Cholpon-Ata for Bishkek, visiting the new Nomad Museum on the way before going for a hike in the Konorchok Canyon. Then onto Bishkek, where we arrive in the afternoon. Stay in the Umai Hotel.

Day 8: Today is Easter Sunday (Paska) for the Christian Orthodox Church. We will visit the Russian Orthodox Cathedral to get a flavour of the celebrations. We will also get to try brightly coloured eggs and kulich, the traditional Easter bread. Stay in the Umai Hotel.

Day 9: Transfer to Manas airport and departure.

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

In case there are fewer participants than required, for the payment of a small additional fee, the trip will go on as planned.


The price includes everything as described in the programme:

- Transportation by minibus
- Transfer from and to the airport
- All meals
- Stay in hotel, B&B
- English speaking guide/ interpreter
- Program as described

The following are not included:

- Flight
- Insurances
- Personnel expenses
- Tips
- Alcoholic and other bottled beverages
- Entrance charges if applicable
- Activities not mentioned in the programme.

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