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"May holidays in Kyrgyzstan 2018"    

Country: Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights.
Level of difficulty:

Group Size:
minimum 4 persons. 
Trip Features:
overland travel, history, culture, sightseeing, walking.
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Detailed itinerary

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 Meals  Hotels

International flight -Osh city
Airport Osh city.
Suggested flight:

TK 342 IST I - FRU D 1915 - A 0325+1
ZM 193 FRU OSS D 0735 - A 0810

Sun Rise Hotel 2*
Osh - Uzgen - Osh.
Arrival in Osh city, meeting with the Spanish-speaking guide and check-in to the hotel. Breakfast at hotel. Rest. Lunch at local cafe. Then we will go to the Uzgen town which is located  60 km from Osh city. Excursion. Visit a local bazaar.
Dinner at a local Uzbek family in Osh city or at a local cafe.
 Sun Rise Hotel 2* 
Osh. Bishkek flight.
After breakfast we visit Sulaiman Mount, one of the main shrines of the Islamic world in Central Asia, Historic Museum in the Mount You will follow the way of all pilgrims up to the top of the hill where you watch a little mosque of Babur, the Great Mogols Dynasty founder, and take a bird eyes view of the city.
Today is a holiday. People celebrate the feast of "Nooruz" (Navruz). It is the day of the vernal equinox, symbolizing the beginning of the calendar year. Lunch in local cafe.
Evening flight to Bishkek city. Check in to the hotel.
Dinner at a local restaurant in Bishkek city.
Asia Mountains 3* or similar 
 4 280 
Bishkek - Issyk Kul Lake via Burana Tower.
 After breakfast we visit Central square Ala Too to watch a ceremony of changing of the Guard of Honor, and Manas Monument, the main national hero of the Kyrgyz people, the Old square.
Then one hour drive to Burana Tower (old minaret) near Tokmok town. That minaret was constructed in Balasagun town; one of the capitals of Karakhanid State existed in 10-12 centuries AD. Explore ruins of that important trading point at the Great Silk Road and visit a little local museum telling about that civilization. Also watch a collection of Balbals, Turkic ancient tombs. After excursion lunch at local family in Tokmok, where tourist can closer learn about life of local people. In the afternoon three hour drive to the Issyk-Kul Lake, the second largest alpine lake in the world. En route you visit Cholpon-Ata Petroglyphs site, the temple in the open air of Scythians and Huns from 9-8 centuries BC till 3-4 centuries AD.
 Upon arrival in the lake area accommodation and
dinner at local hotel located right on the beach.
 B,L,D Karven Hotel 4* or similar
 5  150 Issyk Kul Lake - Karakol city.
Drive to Karakol town situated in the east of the lake area, at the foot of the most picturesque mountains of Tian Shan.
On the way visit the museum of N. M. Przhevalski, the outstanding Russian explorer of Asian continent.
Lunch at local café in Karakol.
Then sightseeing tour in the town. Visit Dungan mosque, a unique construction in Chinese style, but serving as a mosque. Also you will see an old Russian Orthodox cathedral made of wood without any nails. 

 B,L,D  "Green Yard" Guest House or similar 
 6  50 Karakol city - Ski Resort - Karakol.
Breakfast at hotel. Drive the ski resort. We can take the cable car to admire the wonderful views of the mountains.
Optional: if you have a good weather we can ski. You can rent a ski or snowboard etc in the ski resort for extra charge.
Lunch at the Cafe in ski resort  or at Karakol town. Return to Karakol. If we have a time we will visit the Museum of Karakol. Rest.
Dinner at local restaurant.
 B,L,D   "Green Yard" Guest House or similar 
 7 430
Karakol - Bishkek via Jety Oguz gorge.
After breakfast transfer to Bishkek. Stop on the way to see Jety Oguz Gorge and make great photos of the famous Red Rocks Jety Oguz (Seven Bulls) and The Broken Heart Rock.
After the excursion transfer to Bishkek along the southern shore of the Issyk Kul Lake. Lunch en route. Upon arrival to Bishkek check-in to the hotel.
Dinner at local restaurant with folklore musical show.
 B,L,D   Asia Mountains 3* or similar 
 8 30   Bishkek "Manas" airport.
Transfer to the airport early in the morning.
Suggested flights:
TK 347  FRU   IST I  0435    0640  E0/73H       6:05
TK 349  FRU   IST I  0755    0955  E0/73J        6:00
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