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AZKK - Best of Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan

Discover a part of the world that's getting noticed for its beautiful landscapes and its warm people. This 9-day tour takes you off the beaten tourist path and into the cultures of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Begin in Almaty and drive through the stunning Charyn Canyon. Spend one night in a traditional yurt and get to know the welcoming families of the nomadic Kyrgyz culture. Enjoy city time in Bishkek as well as optional activities like day hikes and horseback riding to get you closer to the stunning nature here.

Inclusions

Local Living: Yurt Building Demonstration, Barskoon Local Living: Overnight in a Yurt, Song K l Local Living: CBT Homestay, Chong-Kemin
City tour (Almaty)
Charyn Canyon stop
Karakol city tour (half-day)
Yurt building presentation (Ak Orgo)
Felt-making workshop visit
Community-based tourism (CBT) stay
Burana Tower visit
Half-day city tour (Bishkek)
Transport to/from all included activities and between destinations
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
9
Price From
AUD $0
Start Location
Almaty, Kazakhstan
End Location
Bishkek, Kazakhstan
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
07 May 201915 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
14 May 201922 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
18 May 201926 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
21 May 201929 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
25 May 201902 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
28 May 201905 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
04 Jun 201912 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
11 Jun 201919 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
18 Jun 201926 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
22 Jun 201930 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
25 Jun 201903 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
02 Jul 201910 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
09 Jul 201917 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
16 Jul 201924 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
20 Jul 201928 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
23 Jul 201931 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
30 Jul 201907 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
06 Aug 201914 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
10 Aug 201918 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
13 Aug 201921 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
20 Aug 201928 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
27 Aug 201904 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
03 Sep 201911 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
07 Sep 201915 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
10 Sep 201918 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
17 Sep 201925 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
21 Sep 201929 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
24 Sep 201902 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Almaty
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Almaty
Take a city tour of Almaty including the historical centre, the Zenkov Cathedral and the Monument of Independence. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore. Opt to climb green hill for a panoramic view or visit the local market.
Day 3 - Almaty/Karakol
Drive via scenic Charyn Canyon to take in more of the Kazakh landscape. Reach the border and cross into Kyrgyzstan. Enjoy an evening in Karakol.
Day 4 - Karakol/Bokonbayevo
Visit the Prejevalskiy Museum then drive to Barskoon Village and visit the Ak Orgo Workshop. Try out a traditional meal for lunch and learn how to build a yurt. Continue on to Bokonbayevo but first stop for a quick dip in the lake while en route.
Day 5 - Bokonbayevo/Song K l
Drive to Kochkor and visit a felt-making workshop to learn more about this typical Kyrgyz craft. Opt to pick up a carpet or two. After lunch, continue on to the scenic Song Kul area and stay overnight in a traditional yurt for a true cultural experience.
Day 6 - Song Kul
Spend a full day soaking in this beautiful area. Opt to head out for some hiking or horseback riding. Enjoy another night in a yurt.
Day 7 - Song Kul/Chong-Kemin
Continue on into the scenic valley of Chong-Kemin. Stay in the local CBT (community based tourism) houses and explore the village. Soak in the stunning scenery.
Day 8 - Chong-Kemin/Bishkek
Depart Chong-Kemin and stop at one of Kyrgyzstan's oldest sights, the Burana Tower. Learn more about the ancient structure (rare in a nomadic culture) before continuing on to the capital city of Bishkek for an afternoon city tour.
Day 9 - Bishkek
Depart at any time.