Mixtures of the cultures in countries of the Great Silk Road makes this region more attractive for people from different countries. From ancient times the different tribes were traveled from country to country and brought the different traditions and style of life to the Central Asia. Now you have a great opportunity to visit Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, the small unique part of the Great Silk Road, to return to the past and to learn resemblance and difference of two cultures.
You will enjoy wonderful and different views of the biggest Kazakh natural reserve – Altyn-Emel, walk along the Aktau Mountains, and listen to the Singing Barchan (singing-dune) song – a unique occurrence of the nature that has many related legends. During this tour you will visit magnificent historical places, beautiful Kyrgyz Mountains, relax on the shore of Issyk-Kul Lake – the Pearl of Kyrgyzstan, learn about the culture of people and eat the tastiest national dishes.
Assemble at Changi Airport for your flight to KL. Fly Singapore Airlines to catch connecting flight from KL to Almaty. Upon arrival at Almaty Airport, our tour representative will pick you up and transfer to hotel. Dinner and rest.
After breakfast, travel from Almaty to Saty village, passing through scenic mountain places, gorges and lakes. Lunch will be served on the way. Upon arrival in Saty village, we will check-in at the guest house. Dinner and early rest.
After breakfast, drive to uneven mountain road (12km) to Kaindy Lake. Kaindy Lake (birch lake) is situated among magnificent pine forest at an altitude of 2000-meters The water of the lake is very cold, that is why the needles of the flooded trees are well preserved and clearly visible through transparent surface of the water, and dry stems of fir trees overlook the water surface, like the masts of the submarine squadron. It is impossible to describe in words all this mystical splendor of the lake – it is necessary to go there and see everything with own eyes. After walking around the lake, you will return to Saty settlement to take a shower, have dinner and rest. Overnight in the guest house
After breakfast, drive 2 hours to reach the Charyn Canyon. Upon arrival, you will admire the grand panorama and go down to the bottom of the canyon to walk around 2-km through the maze of the Castles Valley. Charyn Canyon is a natural complex, unique e in its kind not only in Kazakhstan but also worldwide. It was formed during Paleogene and reminds the Grand Canyon of Colorado River in North America, although inferior to it in size. Extraordinary dissection of the terrain is striking: the numerous ravines form a dense, chaotic network. Wind and water have created the beautiful “Valley of Castles”, where you are always surrounded by the fancy towers composed of sedimentary rocks. After some rest walking back and driving to one of the observation points for another breathtaking panoramic view. Transfer to the Kazakhstan– Kyrgyz border (116km) and continue journey in Kyrgyzstan. Overnight in guest house at Jyrgalan Village Kyrgyzstan.
Day trip easy hiking in the valley of Jyrgalang, which is most beautiful landscape. Take a trekking to the lake Turnaluu. Lunch picnic in the wild. Late afternoon returns to the village. Accommodation in the guest house with dinner.
After breakfast, Grigorevskaya Gorge and take a lunch on the river side to have a trout fish. Sightseeing and join the highway via Semenovka gorge. Arrival in Karakol in late afternoon, proceed to visit Dungan Mosque styled as Chinese pagoda, the Russian Orthodox Church made of wood. Overnight at hotel. Accommodation in the hotel.
After breakfast, leave Karakol for Bokonbaevo village. On the way stop in JetiOguz gorge
(Seven-Bulls), visit the Kök-Jaik area (Valley of Flowers). Picnic lunch in a wild. Further transfer to the glaciers of Barskoon. Visit red canyon “Skazka”. Arrival in Bokonbaevo village, yurt camp. See eagle hunting demonstration. Folklore show during the dinner in a yurt. Dinner and accommodation in a guest house or yurt stay.
After breakfast, we begin our tour with golden eagle hunting show, then drive to Bishkek. Arrival in Bishkek, lunch at a local restaurant. Check-in Bishkek hotel and free time for leisurely activities. Dinner at local traditional restaurant Supara or similar.
After breakfast, visit Osh Bazaar, one of the largest bazaars in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. It is located on the west side of town. At Osh Bazaar, one can buy food products, almost any common household good, clothes, souvenirs, and even musical instruments.
Next, visit Ala-Too Square.The square was built in 1984 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Kyrgyzstan. The square was known as Lenin Square until Kyrgyzstan gained its independence from the USSR in 1991. Afternoon check out hotel and 3-hrs drive to Almaty, transfer to airport to fly home.
Arrive back in Singapore in the afternoon with fond memories of Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan.
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