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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

  family trip

family trip

Children are naturally philoxenic



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






Especially for Families with young children

Price: Parents: 1145 euro p.p Children 1-5 years: 545-euro p.p; 6-12 years 745-euro p.p.

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 3 yurt camps situated in different landscapes, and will stay in the mountains and close to beautiful mountain lakes. These locations vary in altitude from 1600 to 2450m. 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 (or similar) located near the centre of the city, and in the mountains, you will stay in yurts, nomadic dwelling made of felt, and guesthouses (B&Bs). In each yurt camp a local family will take care of your needs whilst you are there. Transportation will be by minibus and a guide/interpreter (English or German) will accompany you during the whole trip.

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

Programme

Day 1: Departure from your home airport.

Day 2: Arrival at Manas Airport where you will be met and taken to your hotel. 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. We will visit the Old Square from where we can walk through the oldest park in Bishkek, Oak Park, to the main square, Ala-Too. Passing by the National Opera and Ballet Theatre we will get to Victory Square, built for the 40th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War (Second World War). We 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 2450m. On route visit the 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 Karahanids in the 11th century. In 1974 the tower was partly restored and now we will be able to climb up inside the tower and enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. Around the tower we 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.

Day 4-5: Stay in Temir-Kanat. Horse riding, hiking in the area and visiting the herdsmen living in pastures with their livestock. We 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 Manjyly yurt camp close to the shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. This yurt camp is located in a dry, semi- desert area. In the afternoon we will go swimming in the lake or hike in the badlands. Stay in yurt.

Day 7: Full day in Manjyly. Swimming in the lake, hike in the badlands 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 the district. We 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 9-10: To Boz-Salkyn yurt camp located in an alpine meadow (2500m). In the afternoon we will hike up the mountains through the forested gorge with lots of flowers and butterflies. Stay in yurt.

Day 11-12: Today by car to Chon Kemin Valley, on the border with Kazakhstan (2500m). This valley has both forests and alpine meadows. We can hike in the valley, and it is also possible to rent horses here (not included). We will stay in a nice guesthouse by the edge of the village.

Day 13: From Chon Kemin back to Bishkek (2,5hrs). In the afternoon we 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.

 

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The price includes everything as described in the programme:

• Transportation by minibus
• Transfer from and to the airport
• All meals - breakfast, lunch and supper
• Stay in hotel, B&B, yurts
• Programme as described
• English speaking guide/interpreter

The following are not included:

• Flight
• Insurances
• Personnel expenses
• • Entrance charges if applicable
• Tips
• Horse rental in Chon Kemin, Boz-Salkyn
• Alcoholic and other bottled beverages
• Activities not mentioned in the program

 

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...almost at the top!

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...in safe hands

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Come on mum, make the horse move!

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