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OK, let’s set the scene: you’ve decided to visit Kyrgyzstan and of course Issyk Kul lake. But here’s a small problem: your travel plan is pretty limited, so 5 or 3 days around the lake is too much and 1 day isn’t quite enough. What would be a perfect solution? You already know the answer – this fascinating express tour to one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, Issyk Kul! Undoubtedly this one will be the best addition to your packed schedule since the tour covers the most of some really exciting experiences and places of Issyk Kul’s south coast. Although you won’t make it to the north side of the lake, trust us you’re not gonna be left disappointed, for sure! Spend a couple of days hiking in canyons, sleeping in a yurt, visiting historical sites, watching the eagle hunt, trying the national cuisine and more. Two days – hundreds of impressions…


This is a mini group tour: number of people – 3 to 12

Start time: 8 AM or coordinated

Duration: 2 days / 1 night

Level of difficulty: easy

Transport mode: Minibus Mercedes Benz or similar

What we suggest to have with you: Summer clothes, warm clothes, baseball cap/panama, sunglasses, sunscreen, swimwear, towel, hiking shoes, umbrella, camera


Price: $280 per person


Fixed dates for summer 2024

May 6 – May 7

May 13 – May 14

May 20 – May 21

May 27 – May 28


June 3 – June 4

June 10 – June 11

June 17 – June 18

June 24 – June 25


July 1 – July 2

July 8 – July 9

July 15 – July 16

July 22 – July 23

July 29 – July 30


August 5 – August 6

August 12 – August 13

August 19 – August 20

August 26 – August 27


September 2 – September 3

September 9 – September 10

September 16 – September 17

September 23 – September 24


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In the morning we're meeting at Ala Too square in Bishkek and heading straight towards the Issyk Kul region (230km).


1 day

Bishkek - Burana Tower - Konorchek canyon - Bel Tam yurt camp

On the way, stop at the famous 11th century Burana Tower. This UNESCO World Heritage site will be of interest to history fiends. We’ll spend about 30 minutes here: climb on top of the tower, visit the archaeology museum and walk around to have a look at balbals (ancient stones with depictions). Resuming our way to Issyk Kul. On the way, we're visiting the picturesque Konorchek canyon for a light but awesome hike. Moving on. Lunch in a road cafe. Driving towards Issyk Kul's south shore. Arrival at Bel Tam yurt camp that is located on the wild beach. Free time for exploring the camp. Dinner in a big kitchen yurt. Bonfire under the starry sky and tasting the local beer (optional). Overnight in yurts.

2 day

Bel Tam - Skazka canyon - Ak Sai canyons - Bishkek

In the morning we're heading to the famous nearby Skazka canyon (Fairy Tale). Beautiful hike for about an hour. Driving to the neighboring Ak Sai village to witness a breathtaking eagle hunting process. The Berkutchi (eagle’s owner) will tell you more precisely about this traditional way of hunting and after that you’ll participate in the archery part yourself. Picnic on the wild beach. Swimming and sunbathing. Short and nice hike up to the magical Canyon of Forgotten Rivers. Now it's time to drive back to Bishkek. Upon arrival in the capital city you'll be dropped off at your hotel. Thanks for being a part of this lovely little journey! Bye!

  Air-conditioned vehicle with a driver

  English-speaking guide

  Accommodation for 1 night – yurt camp (twin or double stay)

  Meals: full board (B, L, D)

  All activities due to the program

  Admissions (museums, Burana, etc.)

  Flight tickets

  Accommodation on the 2nd night

  Health insurance

  Other personal expenses