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Part 3. Bishkek - Burana tower - rafting - Chon-Kemin valley

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Part 3 10.07; 24.07; 07.08

Itinerary: Bishkek Burana Tower (ruines of  Balasagun)  rafting at Chon Kemin and Chui rivers Chon Kemin gorge

Duration: 1day

09:00 leave Bishkek
10:00 11:00 visit of Burana Tower 
11:00 12:00 arrival to rafting
13:00 15:00 rafting time
16:00 arrival to guest house for dinner and overnight

Tour Program

Our guide and driver meet you at the Ala Too Square under the flag at 9am.

Today we visit one of the World Heritage sites in Kyrgyzstan - Burana Museum Complex.
Burana is a tower built in the ancient Balasagun city, one of the capitals of the Qarahanids State of the 11th and 12th centuries BC. We explore the ruins of an important commercial city on the Great Silk Road and visit the local museum where they exhibit interesting artifacts found in the locality. We also see a collection of balbals Turkik Tomb Stones.

The tour in this historic complex can last 1-1.5 hours.
Further drive to Chon Kemin gorge which is popular among adventurers, who likes rafting in the river or hiking through the forests in the valley.
Even those who arent adrenaline seekers will appreciate the picturesque quality of the river winding through the deep valley, ringed by snow-capped peaks.

(Please have some snacks or food with you for lunch for this day; Lunch box from the company is also available for extra charge.)

Coach will give you all the instructions, safety tips and equipment.
Start rafting at Chon Kemin and Chui rivers.
The Chon-Kemin River flows from the Kungey Ala-Too and Iliysky Ala-Too ranges to the Chu River. From its headwaters in the mountains to the edge of the Boom Gorge, the Chon-Kemin River flows a total of 116 km (72 miles), through a forested gorge and seven lakes.
Much of the area around the Chon-Kemin River is protected by the Chon-Kemin State Nature National Park, which protects a total of 5000 hectares. This park was created in 1997 to protect the unique species of flora and fauna of the area, including the Tolai hare, pheasant, and fir trees. The river basin is rich in habitat and biological diversity, and has been left practically untouched.

After rafting transfer to the village for dinner and overnight a guest house or local family.

1) Price for the program with accommodation in Ashuu GH:
 250 USD/per pax

2) Price for the program with accommodation in local family:
 200 USD/per pax

Included into the program:
- Overnight in Chon Kemin 1 night
- Meals (dinner-1, breakfast-1)
- English speaking guide
- Transportation  
- Rafting - Instructor, Necessary equipment (helmet, special swimming suit, paddle, life jacket)
- Water (1 liter per person per day)

Lunch box for day 1 at National Park - 10 USD/ per person
Payment for photo and video in the Museum of Burana is not included.

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