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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 $1,104
Start Location
Almaty, Kazakhstan
End Location
Bishkek, Kazakhstan
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Original
Tour Themes
Small Group
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
29 May 201806 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,104 
05 Jun 201813 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,104 
19 Jun 201827 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,104 
26 Jun 201804 Jul 20181AUD $1,299
03 Jul 201811 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,104 
10 Jul 201818 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,104 
17 Jul 201825 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,104 
31 Jul 201808 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,104 
07 Aug 201815 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,104 
14 Aug 201822 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,104 
21 Aug 201829 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,104 
28 Aug 201805 Sep 20186AUD $1,104
04 Sep 201812 Sep 20181AUD $1,299
11 Sep 201819 Sep 20181AUD $1,299
18 Sep 201826 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,104 
25 Sep 201803 Oct 20181AUD $1,299
07 May 201915 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,104 
14 May 201922 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,104 
18 May 201926 May 201916AUD $1,299
21 May 201929 May 20199AUD $1,299
25 May 201902 Jun 201916AUD $1,299
28 May 201905 Jun 201914AUD $1,299
04 Jun 201912 Jun 201916AUD $1,299
11 Jun 201919 Jun 201916AUD $1,299
18 Jun 201926 Jun 201916AUD $1,299
22 Jun 201930 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,104 
25 Jun 201903 Jul 201916AUD $1,299
02 Jul 201910 Jul 201916AUD $1,299
09 Jul 201917 Jul 201916AUD $1,299
16 Jul 201924 Jul 201916AUD $1,299
20 Jul 201928 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,104 
23 Jul 201931 Jul 201916AUD $1,299
30 Jul 201907 Aug 201915AUD $1,299
06 Aug 201914 Aug 201916AUD $1,299
10 Aug 201918 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,104 
13 Aug 201921 Aug 201916AUD $1,299
20 Aug 201928 Aug 201916AUD $1,299
27 Aug 201904 Sep 201916AUD $1,299
03 Sep 201911 Sep 201914AUD $1,299
07 Sep 201915 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,104 
10 Sep 201918 Sep 201916AUD $1,299
17 Sep 201925 Sep 201916AUD $1,299
21 Sep 201929 Sep 201916AUD $1,299
24 Sep 201902 Oct 201915AUD $1,299
Itinerary
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.