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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. After gliding along the endless blue water on the ship you will admit that the distance you’ve just gone through to get here was absolutely worth it! Today you will treat your soul at the sites like Burana Tower and Rukh Ordo, try the national cuisine and make lifetime memories at the lake itself!


Start time: 9 AM or coordinated

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 – $220

2 – $125 p/person

3 and up – $105 p/person

for larger groups please make an inquiry

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In the morning we're setting off for our voyage to Issyk Kul lake (230km).




Bishkek - Burana Tower

On the way, we're stopping 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'll spend about 30 minutes here contemplating splendid views from the top of the tower, walking around to see the balbals (ancient stones with depictions) and visiting the archaeology museum with antique artifacts. Resuming our way to Issyk Kul.


Burana Tower - Cholpon Ata town

Upon arrival in Cholpon Ata (central town of the lake’s north coast) we're having lunch at a restaurant. Now it’s time for the cherry on the cake - a stunning ship ride out on the lake. After roaming 4km away the ship will stop at the depth of 120 meters. In the warm season (May-September) you can dive into the water and enjoy a surreal swim (life jackets provided). In other seasons you will have no less beautiful time on the lake. After this gorgeous experience we’re heading to another fancy place - spiritual center Rukh Ordo which is dedicated to the 5 main religions of the world and the Kyrgyz heritage as well. Here you will find a great peace of meditation. Returning back to Bishkek.


Cholpon Ata - Bishkek

We’ll arrive in the city at about 8-9pm and after the beautiful day full of experiences you’ll be slightly tired, but in a pleasant way. That’s where our tour ends. Drop off at your hotel. Have a good night!

  Air-conditioned vehicle with a driver

  English-speaking guide


  Admissions (Burana Tower, Rukh Ordo spiritual center, ship ride)

  Health insurance

  Other personal expenses