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USD 540

Short Tour Along Great Silk Road

Country: Kyrgyzstan
City: Bishkek
Duration: 2 Day(s) - 2 Night(s)
Tour Category: Culture Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Bishkek – Naryn – Torugart

Day 1 Bishkek – Naryn.

Early morning transfer to Naryn (350 km, 5-6 hours of driving). Optional excursion to the Burana Tower (from the XI century). Lunch in cafe en-route. Optional folklore show in Kochkor village with a demonstration of the process of manufacturing Kyrgyz carpets. Arrive in Naryn in the evening. Dinner and overnight in the “Bagtygul” Guest House.

Day 2 Naryn – Torugart.

Morning Transfer to the Torugart border post (200 km, 3-4 hours of driving). Customs procedures usually take about one hour. You must have arranged to be met by your Chinese partner at the Torugart checkpoint for further transfer to the next point in China.

Prices include the following services:

Twin bedroom accommodation in Guest House in Naryn (shared facilities, breakfast included).

Transport: 4WD Minivan (7 seats total) for groups of 1 - 4 people. Minibus (12-17 seats) for groups of 5 or more people

Additional services available at extra cost:

Accommodation in a hotel or guesthouse in Bishkek

Accommodation in four or five-star hotel in Bishkek – available on request, prices on request

Excursion fee to Burana tower

Folklore show in Kochkor village

Local English speaking Guide will cost per program

Meals: Lunch-Box

Lunch in cafe en-route on day

Notes:

The weather in the Naryn area is quite cold at night, it is highly recommended to have warm clothes and a raincoat.

PLACES TO VISIT IN BISHKEK:

1. Kyrgyz State Historical Museum

The architectural showpiece, formerly the Lenin Museum, is situated on Ala-Too Square. The museum catalogs exhibitions where a plethora of ancient artifacts are put on display such as rock paintings, accessories belonging to the Nomadic Era, Bronze Age Household Commodities, an assemblage of Turkic kurgan stelae, Ancient coins, and rocks etched with runic imprints. The museum houses an all-inclusive collection of ethnographic items like leather, wool, clothing, jewelry, etc.

2. Erkindik Boulevard

Boulevard Erkindik is one of the most renowned public spaces in Bishkek. The locals love to take a stroll in the long streets with foliage all around. Be it an early morning stroll or grabbing a cup of ice cream from Fresco, Erkindik Boulevard is the quintessential leisure locale. Regarded as one of the top places to visit in Bishkek, The location is jam-packed with a wide range of eateries and coffee shops. If you ever come to this magical place, do witness the Musical Erkindik!

3. Osh Bazaar

Osh Bazaar is one of the largest markets in Bishkek. It is situated on the west side of the city. The market features a wide variety of food products, customary household goods, classic souvenirs, dated clothing pieces, and musical instruments. Shopaholics visiting the market are going to have the time of their lives!

4. Victory Square

The public square was established in order to celebrate the triumphant victory over Nazi Germany. It was constructed on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Liberation of the USSR in 1984. In the heart of the square stands a statue of a woman waiting for her spouse to return from war. The square is enveloped together by three ribs of granite which symbolizes a yurt. The nucleus of the square is housed by an eternal fire.

5. Burana Tower

It is a giant minaret situated in the Chuy Valley, northern Kyrgyzstan. It is at a distance of about 80 km east of Bishkek. The remnants of the ancient city of Balasagun can be still unearthed along with a few grave markers, earthworks, three mausoleums, and a few leavings of an ancient castle. An external stairway is accessible in order to climb to the top.

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