Joining this tour you will explore all the best sights of south shore of Issyk-Kul lake in Kyrgyzstan, not just natural places like Canyon “Skazka” (Fairytale) and historical sight - the Burana Tower, recognised as UNESCO Heritage, but as well the cultural and local lifestyle. Live like a nomad in a yurt, meet Berkutchi - a golden eagle hunter, enjoy the national food and folklore, walk in the amazing place where sandy red formations take various fabulous forms and blow your imagination.
The tour starts early in the morning. Our guide will meet you from earlier agreed spot.
Your first stop at the Burana Tower - today it is the heritage of UNESCO and Kyrgyzstan as one of the Great Silk Road sight. Burana itself is a tower-minaret, was built in the 10th-12th centuries under the Karakhanids. You will have an unforgettable excursion in the entire complex territory, visiting the museum and a panoramic view from the Tower itself. Concerning the tower, you will also learn some legends regarding the meaning of the symbols on the walls and stone monuments around the area. In addition to the tower, you will also be able to see the balbals (stone gravers) that are located around and were created by the ancient Turkic tribes. This whole trip around the territory will help you to move into the atmosphere of the 12th century and see firsthand the most ancient artefacts.
Then you will continue the way towards Bokonbayevo village. On the scenic drive you will travel through Boom Gorge canyon along the Chu river with views of the mountains in the distance. You will stop for lunch in of the local cafes.
Bokonbayevo village is a picturesque village on the southern shore of the lake Issyk-Kul, which is the center of ecological tourism in Kyrgyzstan. You will acquaint with simple rural life and with the original Kyrgyz traditions.
You will check-in at the Yurt camp on arrival (during winter time CBT guest house). In the afternoon you will meet with experienced Berkutchi -hunter with golden eagle, who will share with you the story of eagle hunting, features of bird and more details of this nomadic tradition. If it is interesting for you, eagle hunting demonstration can be arranged for an additional fee.
In the evening you will have some free time to relax after the long-drive. You can walk to the beach, ride a horse as optional activity for an additional fee. You will have national food for the dinner.
Overnight at Yurt Camp (CBT guest house during winter time).