City break in Bishkek: Three days around the surprising capital of the country

Discover Bishkek and its surroundings for a (large) weekend.

Visiting Bishkek, traveling on business or simply curious, enjoy your presence in Kyrgyzstan to discover the riches of our capital and the beauties of its surroundings. For this three-day tour, Baïbol Travel offers an original and innovative program with a discovery of the capital through its unique history, between Slavic heritage and oriental influence. Experience the richness of its hotels and  his traditional gastronomy in the gourmets restaurants, the unique atmosphere of Russian Banyas or the mysteries of the largest Central Asian market: Osh Bazaar. You will then go to Ala Archa National Park for a short hike around the theme of Kyrgyzstan's fauna and flora before spending the night in a yurt in the Keguetti Valley, less than an hour away. In the morning you will enjoy a horse ride to Lake Keguetti at 2700 meters altitude. Finally you will end your visit with a dinner and a Kyrgyz cognac tasting in the city center before a transfer to the airport.

This tour can also take place under snow for two days, from November to March.

Tour characteristics

Recommended period: During the whole year
3 days
335 km, 11 h
Book now from $ 190

You are going to love it

  • A few days getaway in the heart of Central Asia.
  • The discovery in a unique city, between socialist memory and exotic orient.
  • A night under the yurt in a pristine nature of Kegeti Park.
  • The discovery of a rich and refined gastronomy.
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  • Conditions and Recommendations
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1 Day. Discover Bishkek!

After the meeting at the airport, we leave for the city center of Bishkek (approx. 40mins-1hr drive), drop off of the bags at your accommodation, and breakfast at the Taksim Turkish café.

Around 10am, we begin our historical tour of the city, visiting its monuments but also focusing on social specificities and the traditions of its inhabitants. An experienced local guide will lead you in discovering the secrets of the capital and will accompany you during the day. In the afternoon, you will have the chance to lose yourself in Osh Baazar, the largest market in Central Asia. Before dinner, we give you the opportunity to relax and enjoy a massage in traditional Russian Banya (bath house), a local specialty inherited from the USSR. After a short rest at the hotel, we welcome you for a traditional dinner in our Baibol restaurant.

Locations

50 km
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2 Day. A Day in the Heart of Nature

In the morning of Day 2, we leave for the Ala-Archa Natural Park (1hr driving), where our guide will introduce you to the fauna and flora of our country over an easy hike of about two hours in a beautiful valley located in the heart of the Kyrgyz Ala-Too mountain range. After a picnic of local produce, we leave for a visit to Burana Tower, last remaining monument to the former capital of the Kharakhanid Empire (10-13th centuries), located just an hour's drive away. We will then continue on a short drive to the Kegeti Valley to enjoy a meal with a family of local shepherds and spend the night in a yurt, the traditional accommodation of the nomads of Central Asia.

Accommodation

Economy: Yurt camping
Standard: Yurt camping
VIP: Yurt camping

Locations

135 km
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3 Day. Horseback Riding, TSUM Visit and Farewell Dinner in Town.

After a hearty breakfast, we leave on a horseback trek of several hours into the mountains. You will enjoy beautiful views of Kegeti Gorge on route and discover the stunningly turquoise Kol-Tor Lake, perched at 2700 meters above sea level. After returning to the village, we make our return to Bishkek (2 hours) where we visit TSUM, the oldest shopping center in the city. You will of course find souvenirs and gifts at the handicraft stalls, but also a multitude of products and restaurants that will surprise you with their originality and modernity. After a short rest at the hotel, we will drive you to the restaurant for a farewell dinner followed by Kyrgyz Cognac tasting. Transfer to the airport can take place either that evening or the following day.

Locations

100 km
B L D

Create your own group and travel profitably!

If you have been waiting for the right time to go on a journey in the footsteps of the ancient nomads of Central Asia, it has come! For the first time in Kyrgyzstan, "Baibol Travel" gives you a unique opportunity to travel at affordable prices, collecting a group of travelers from your relatives, friends, colleagues, as you are hungry for new experiences and incredible discoveries! We are happy to adapt our services to your requests and requirements, so we suggest you choose the conditions of travel with the comfort and conditions that suit you. The more people in your group, the greater the benefits will be received by all its participants!

Tour cost

The prices are indicated according to the classification of the tour and the number of people.

Number of persons / Class Economy Standard VIP
1-2 $ 375 $ 500 $ 600
3-4 $ 300 $ 351 $ 450
5-6 $ 230 $ 325 $ 400
7-8 $ 200 $ 300 $ 370
9-10 $ 190 $ 280 $ 350

Auto-tours recommendations

Our universal list for auto-tours is designed to take into account the weather, terrain and altitude where we travel. It includes both the most necessary items and additional things (the list can changes only in the case of a complex tour).

Please the following as a guide:

  • small rucksack and expeditionary bag;
  • riding shoes (without heels or a platform, secure and closed), sneakers are preferred;
  • spare pair of shoes (if first is wet or damaged);
  • tight pants for riding in the saddle;
  • windproof and waterproof jacket (windbreaker);
  • long- sleeved shirt;
  • a set of warm clothes in case of cool weather;
  • a pair of T-shirts
  • a head covering (for sun protection);
  • no less than 2 pairs of woolen and 2 pairs of normal socks;
  • gloves;
  • sunscreen;
  • personal hygiene items and personal first-aid kit;
  • sunglasses;
  • camera and batteries;
  • handbag for documents (if any).