Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan Industrial Tour

Kazakhstan is a fantastic destination for an industrial tour. The country is rich in mineral resources and in some categories of mining Kazakhstan is among the world leaders. The territory and economy of Kazakhstan is the largest in Central Asia, both absolute and per capita. The main industrial attraction of the tour will be an excursion to confectionery and distillery factories, degustation of national drinks, made out of camels’ and mares’ milk.

 

A visit to Kyrgyzstan with an industrial focus is a unique experience. First, Kyrgyzstan is a mountainous country and its economy mostly relies on power industry. Secondly, the growth of industrial production is increasing mainly due to light industry, especially by an increasing production in the textile industry: the production of clothing, footwear and other leather products. There is furthermore an interesting project supported by a Japanese regional development program, the “one village-one product”-project, which is a great impact for local communities’ development. There are many manufacturing units all over regions in Kyrgyzstan making souvenirs and goods of a high quality. Planned excursions to the well-known local factories producing national drinks and sweets.

Useful information

• Season: May - September

• Duration: 7 nights/8 days

• Type of tour: culture tour

• Altitude: up to 2500 m

• Flight: TK, KC

• Accommodation: hotel/GH/LH

• Visa: www.mfa.gov.kg;

   www.mfa.kz

• Currency: Som (KGS); Tenge (KZT);

• Time zone: GMT / UTC +4; +5;

 

 

 

ITINERARY:

D-1 ARRIVAL DAY ALMATY

Arrival, meeting with local guide, transfer to the hotel, check in.

D-2 ALMATY CITY TOUR

Breakfast. Start City Tour:

A visit to an industrial plant: Confectionery Factory, Cognac Factory, Degustation, Excursion, Transfer Camel Farm “Daulet Beket”, excursion around the farm, degustation of national drinks and sweets made from camel milk. Transfer to Almaty, dinner, overnight in Almaty.

D-3 ALMATY-BISHKEK

After breakfast, visits to construction companies, car-building factories. Transfer to Bishkek through Kordai checkpoint (Kyrgyz/Kazakh border). Upon arrival, visiting Osh bazaar. After dinner walking in the evening Bishkek at the Ala-Too square.

D-4 BISHLEK CITY TOUR

After breakfast, drive to the Ala Archa National Park. Return to Bishkek, Confectionery house “Kulikovsky”, sweets tasting. “Shoro” factory (factory producing national drinks), degustation of national drinks: “Maxym”, “chalap” etc. Universities, Flower Garden, flower shop - making flower arrangements. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

D-5 BISHKEK - TOKMOK - BALYKCHY – CHOLPON ATA

After breakfast, visit factories operating since Soviet Times. In Tokmok town - visit glass factory, and excursion to Archeological Museum Complex “Burana” Tower. Lunch. Transfer to Balykchy town. Visit Balykchy cement factory, flour-milling head. Transfer to Cholpon Ata, touristic town. Upon arrival in Cholpon Ata, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

D-6 CHOLPON ATA – KARAKOL

Breakfast, visit the hippodrome in Cholpon Ata city, horse farm and transfer to Karakol, upon arrival, visit the workshop “ONE VILLAGE ONE PRODUCT” organized by JICA, hand-made soap or felt made products - the tourists will do a mini master show by themselves. Beekeeping farm. Lagman show (noodle making).

Arrival to REINA KENCH excursion to the agricultural farm of Reina Kench, dinner. After dinner, near the river “qua-qua therapy” - the therapy is carried out in this way that people listen sound of quarking frogs, relaxation, soothing training, admiring the stars, bonfire.

D-7 KARAKOL - BISHKEK on the South Shore

Breakfast, transfer to Bishkek, on the way visiting jam workshop where they make jam out of natural berries. Tamga village, a military sanatorium, built by Japanese war prisoners. Drive to Bokonbaevo, in Kyzyl-Tuu - yurt installation show. Drive to Bishkek.

Upon arrival in Bishkek, dinner, overnight at the hotel.

D-8 BISHKEK - ALMATY

Breakfast, transfer to Almaty. Lunch, city tour: “Green bazaar”, Museum of Musical Historical, “Kok-Tube” Hill.

Transfer to airport.