- Duration: 12 days – 11 nights
- Destination: Almaty – Bishkek – Cholpon-Ata – Karakol – Bishkek – Taraz – Turkestan – Shimkent – Almaty
- Category: Silk Road
- Website: http://edelweisstravel.org/portfolio/project-example-1-magazine/
The world of contrasts and paradoxes… the world of amazing nature and ancient history traces… the world of high continental climate and friendly people will meet you here and follow you to along the small part of Central Asia history, exposing for you beautiful nature in it whole magnificence and richness. During this program you will discover culture and traditions of two so close and at the same time so diverse countries, observing their uniqueness and specificity. This tour has all conveniences to get acquaintance with the enigmatic world and its surroundings, just enjoying your holidays and enriching the portfolio with unforgettable impressions…
Hotel: Otrar/Kazholl**** /Ak-Keme**** Almaty arr by fl LH
Night arrival to Almaty by flight LH. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation and rest. Late breakfast. After breakfast city tour in Almaty. Visit to the 28 Panfilov’s guardsmen park, the Cathedral church, Museum of national musical instruments, National museum, Republic square.
Breakfast. City Tour in Bishkek.
Start your way to the most famous place of Issyk-Kul valley – resort city – Cholpon-Ata. By road excursion to Burana tower – museum.
Burana tower is situated in the center of ancient town – Balasagun. The tower is 24,6 miters high (original height was 45 miters). The territory of the museum with central ruins of the town is 36 hectares. There are stone statues – gravestones of nomadic Turks of the 6th to 10th centuries, petrogliphs from the 2nd century B.C. to the 10th century A.D., stone agricultural implements, epigraphy monuments.
Lunch in Kyrgyz family near by Tokmok city.
AM After breakfast cruise by Issyk-Kul Lake.
PM Lunch in local cafe.
Excursion to a museum open-air the Petrogliph Gallery of Cholpon-Ata, created by ancient artists in the 4th century B.C. The images are engraved: the outlines of images were carved or made by making dots using stone tools. The scenes vary. Images of animals, especially of mountain goats with curved spiraling horns are the most popular. All the figures were engraved in profile. There are grounds for thinking that these images are some kind of an open cult temple, a place where ancient nomadic people worshipped.
Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight
AM After breakfast transfer to Grigorievsloe Gorge. Walking and see the Horse riding games.
PM Lunch in Kyrgyz yurt with traditional Kyrgyz dishes.
Continuous road to Karakol city. City tour in Karakol.
Accommodation and dinner in comfortable Guest House.
PM Lunch in local kyrgyz family.
Continuous road to Bishkek.
Dinner in local cafe. Overnight in Ak-Keme hotel.
AM. After breakfast transfer to Shimkent city. By the way excursion to Otrar ruins.
Visit to Sairam village (Sairam (the ancient city of Isfidzhab) is Mohammed Yassavi’s native land, its parents Ibragim-Ata and Karashash-Ata here are buried, in city it is a lot of mausoleums, mazars, as ancient and modern), museum “Otrar” in Shaulder village, excursion to Arstan-Baba Mausoleum (XIX c), Otrar ruins (XI-XII c). PM. Lunch in local cafe.
After lunch city tour in Shimkent. Dinner and overnight in Shimkent hotel.
PM Lunch in local cafe in Almaty. Excursion to Medeo skating ring and Shimbulak ski base.
Dinner and accommodation in hotel.
Almaty Night transfer to airport to flight at home by LH.