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This brilliant 1 day tour is an absolute gem for those who want to see one of the most beautiful lakes in the world but have a limited time in Kyrgyzstan. When gliding along the endless blue water on the boat you will admit that the distance you’ve just gone through to get here was absolutely worth it! Today you will feed your soul at the sites like Burana Tower, Historical museum and Rukh Ordo, try the national cuisine and make lifetime memories on the lake itself!


Start time: 8 AM

Duration: 11-13 hours

Level of difficulty: easy

Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to the tour

This is a private tour – only your group will participate

What we suggest to have with you: Hoodie / body warmer, swimwear, towel, flip-flops, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera


1 person – $210

2 – $120 p/person

3 to 4 – $100 p/person

for larger groups please make an inquiry

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In the morning we shall set off for our voyage to Issyk Kul lake (250km).




Bishkek - Burana Tower

On the way, stop at the UNESCO World Heritage site Burana Tower. This ancient structure dates back to the 11th century so it’s really worth your visit. We shall spend around 30 minutes here contemplating splendid views from the top of the tower, walking around to see the balbals (ancient stones with the depictions) and visiting the archaeology museum with the antique artifacts. Resuming our way to Issyk Kul.


Burana Tower - Cholpon Ata town

Upon arrival in Cholpon Ata (central town of the lake’s northern coast) we’ll visit the Historical Museum where you can trace the entire history of Kyrgyzstan in a matter of minutes. Lunch at the restaurant. Now it’s time for the cherry on the cake - a stunning boat ride out on the lake. After roaming 8km the boat will stop at the depth of 150m. In the hot season (May-September) you can dive into the water and enjoy the surreal swim (life jackets provided). In the other seasons you will have no less beautiful time on the boat. After this gorgeous experience we’re heading to another fancy place - spiritual center Rukh Ordo which is dedicated to the 5 main religions in the world. Here you will find a great peace of meditation. Return to Bishkek.


Cholpon Ata - Bishkek

We’ll arrive in the city at 9-10pm and after the beautiful day full of experiences you’re gonna be so pleasantly tired. That’s where our tour ends. Drop off at a hotel. Have a good night!

  Air-conditioned vehicle with a driver

  English-speaking guide


  Admissions (Burana Tower, Historical museum, Rukh Ordo spiritual center, boat ride)

  Health insurance

  Other personal expenses