Tour to Issyk Kul Lake (Jewel of Kyrgyzstan)

Days 2

Trip Facts

  • Language
    English, German, Russian
  • Group Size
    Minimum 1 persons, Maximum 20 person
  • Best season
    Year around
  • Fitness level
    Medium, normal physical shape and good appetite
  • Tour type
    Group Travel, Private Travel

Trip code: WTE-16267


Fascinating two days tour is a unique opportunity to learn more about the most interesting historical facts about Kyrgyzstan.

During this tour you will visit the Kyrgyz pearl – Issyk – Kul lake. You will enjoy not only the natural beauty but also will see a lot of cultural sights. There you will visit the most popular cultural complex “Rukh Ordo”, an open air museum of Petroglyphs, historical museum and Burana tower. This tour will present you a lot of memorable impressions.

09:00 – 10:00 Drive from Bishkek to Burana tower.

10:00 – 11:30 Burana Museum Complex visit

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch in a local family

13:00 – 17:00 Transfer to the Issyk–Kul lake (Cholpon Ata city)

17:30 – 18:30 Excursion in museum of Petroglyphs

19:00 – 20:00 Dinner in a hotel


Day 2:

09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast

10:00 – 10:40 Excursion in the Issyk-Kul State Historical and Cultural Museum

11:00 – 13:00 Excursion in “Rukh Ordo”

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch in a café

14:00 – 18:00 Transfer to Bishkek


Meeting place: Main door of the State Historical Museum, Ala Too Square, 9 am.

Useful things to take with you:

  1. Hat
  2. Personal first aid kit.
  3. A flask for water.
  4. Sunglasses.
  5. Photo camera.
  6. Sun-screen cream (SPF 30 or higher).
  7. Insect repellent (skin + clothes).
  8. Personal hygiene kit (disinfection gel is highly recommended) + some toilet paper.
  9. Swimming suit (for Issyk-Kul)
  10. Flashlight (torch)


Necessary things to take with you:

  1. Warm clothes.

Bishkek travel highlights

  • The Culture and Hospitality of the East
  • Unique architecture
  • History and sights from the times of Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great to the present day
  • National cuisine, pilaf, samsa, lagman
  • Seasonal Kyrgyzstan fruits, vegetables, berries
  • Tour-to-Issyk-Kul-Lake-(Jewel-of-Kyrgyzstan)


9:00 am pick up from the place we agreed beforehand in Bishkek city.

Today we head to the Issyk Kul Lake. First of all one hour drive to Tokmok town to visit Burana Tower historical complex for excursion, that also lasts 1 hour. After excursion drive 15 minutes more to reach lunch place in a local family of Tokmok town (included).

Later drive to Issyk Kul Lake. Around 3-4 pm arrival to Cholpon Ata town, which situated on the northern shore of the Issyk Kul Lake. Visit  museum of Petroglyphs  (duration of the excursion - 50 minutes). After excursion, transfer to the hotel and get accommodated. Dinner in a hotel included. Overnight.

Lunch | Dinner

9 am breakfast at the hotel.

10 am transfer to the Issy-Kul State Historical and Cultural Museum.

We get acquainted with the flora and fauna of the Issyk-Kul Region, items from nomads dating from the 10th to 20th centuries, Buddhist artifacts, ancient coins, and weapons, the Epic of Manas (duration of the exc rsion 30 minutes).

After excursion, visit the unique open-air museum “Rukh Ordo”. The complex includes 10 mini museums: the «Aitmatov’s museum house», the «Kyrgyz art and culture Hall», the picture and photo galleries, «Sayakbay Karalayev's arbor», the «Knowledge Treasure trove» and five chapels, each of them represents one of the world's confessions, namely: Islam, Catholicism, Orthodoxy, Buddhism and Judaism, as a symbol of the fact that God is one for all (duration of the excursion – 2 hours).

Lunch in the local café (included).

Around 2 pm drive to Bishkek from Cholpon Ata.  Arrival to Bishkek around  6 pm, transfer to the address that we agreed beforehand. Dinner is not included.

Breakfast | Lunch



2 lunch, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast

The price includes:

  • - English, German, Russian speaking guide
  • - Transportation from object to object.
  • - Mineral water (1 l per person per day)
  • - Entrance and ecological fees where necessary.
  • - Meal: (breakfasts – 1, lunches – 2, dinners – 1)
  • - Accommodation - 1 night.


“Please note that we use a local supplier for your arrival airport transfer. As tourism is a growing industry in Central Asia, your driver may not speak English.”

Timur Alimov

Dear friends!

My name is Timur Alimov, and I represent our group of travel experts in Uzbekistan and Central Asia. Our travel experts will guide you through Uzbekistan and Central Asia. For the past ten years we have been gathering and guiding groups of more then 10000 happy travelers. We can show the country through the eyes of the locals, as if you come not as a tourist, but as a guest visiting friends. We give to our travelers only the routes that we checked personally or it was checked by our guides. Some members of My team has traveled this route more than 10 times, and during these trips we have made a lot of friends in each cities who become our friends and help us.

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