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The perfect day: Ala Archa National Park + Bishkek city tour
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The perfect day: Ala Archa National Park + Bishkek city tour

By Ventura Tours Kyrgyzstan
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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Ages 10-100
Duration: 8–10 hours
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Live guide: Russian, English
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Trekking poles
  • Complimentary lunch at the national restaurant
  • Admissions
  • Entry/Admission - Ala-Archa Gorge


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Our driver and guide will pick you up from a hotel or any other point in Bishkek.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 185368P5

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 185368P5

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        • Ventura Tours Kyrgyzstan
          304
          Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
          Joined in August 2019
        • S7533VWannea
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A Good Summer Hike
          This is a good hike if you are an outdoor enthusiast but not a seasoned trekker. The lunch at Ak Bata restaurant was delicious. We accidentally left a cell phone there and returned hours later to find it safely stored in the administrator’s cabinet.
          Written 16 July 2024
        • ricardocP2912XT
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Nice Experience
          The tour is really nice and is worth it. A good way to explore the main attractions in Bishkek. I really enjoyed all the service provided by Ventura Tours (they answer very fast and they provide good solutions) A special thanks to my tour guide, Boca. He is an amazing person, very polite, intelligent and with great energy. I really recomend this tour.
          Written 10 July 2024
        • Joshua O
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          What a great experience in Kyrgyzstan!
          Our trip to Kyrgyzstan could not have been better. Most of the success is based on our tour guide Boca and the driver Baja. They went the extra mile to make sure our time was used wisely and the trip was fun. The accommodations and food were all fantastic. They even took the effort to arrange a super early start of the tour as our flight landed at 3 am. Highly recommend!
          Written 8 July 2024
        • L5175OXmiguelm
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Kyrgyzstan done RIGHT!
          We traveled as a group of 4 friends and did a 3 day fully customized tour with Ventura Tour and it was GREAT! We went hiking, horse back riding, swimming and camping on a yurt. We stayed in different locations and ALL facilities were clean and confortable. The food was amazing too. Our tour guides Boca and Baha went above and beyond to make the tour a once in life time adventure. Fully recommend using Ventura Tour. Service and communication is excellent. Consider requesting Boca and Baha as tour guides. I can’t say enough about the quality of service and dedication these two guys put on our weekend adventure.
          Written 8 July 2024
        • felixilee9000
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Burana and Issyk-kul are worth the drive
          Was not expecting Burana Tower to be so fascinating, but it was! Our guide, Baiel was very knowledgeable and helpful. Driving to the lake was through beautiful scenery, and swimming in the lake is a must! Be prepared for a long day but the car was very comfortable and the driver was safe. Lunch was very tasty.
          Written 6 July 2024
        • felixilee9000
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Spectacular views
          My husband and I joined our guide Baiel for a lovely day of hiking in Ala-Archa. The trail was in decent condition and the views were spectacular.
          Written 6 July 2024
        • vivianzyu
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Authentic and personal tour of Kyrgyzstan highlights!
          Only had 24 hours in Bishkek and wanted to see as much of majestic Kyrgyzstan as I could! I had a fantastic day with Baiel exploring the countryside and major sites in Bishkek city. What made this tour special was that it felt as if I was on a roadtrip with a long-lost cousin - Baiel and I talked a lot about his life in Kyrgyzstan and his hopeful plans for the future, his own experiences abroad, and the history and background of the sites we visited. Such a cool, personal, and authentic experience - thanks Baiel for a great day together! Couple of other notes/recommendations: - Bring a hat and sunscreen in the warmer seasons! There is a good amount of outside time on this tour and it can get toasty. - Have some cash on hand for incidentals like souvenirs. We attempted to buy some strawberries from a roadside vendor and I didn't have any local currency. - I was able to customize my tour start time as I landed in Bishkek early that morning and needed time to check in to my hotel and get settled. Baiel and my driver were also able to drop me off at dinner instead of my hotel at the end of my tour.
          Written 6 July 2024
        • BigEF
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Unparalleled experience with Ventura Tours team
          Our group of 5 went on “The best of Kyrgyzstan in 8 days: top adventure” tour in late May. It has been an unparalleled experience: from the initial discussions with Askhat about the tour to the last transfer to the airport, everything was very well organized and the Ventura team was striving to make our time in Kyrgyzstan as enjoyable as possible. At the end, we had become real friends with Askhat and our tours guides Alex and Bakha. Wish you guys all the success in the future and many more grateful guests! We enjoyed the fascinating nature and landscapes, picturesque lakes, rivers and waterfalls, tasty food, wide variety of activities such as horse riding, eagle hunting and archery, hiking beautiful canyons etc. The folklore show by the Kyrgyz family was outstanding! We would love to return and explore more of this beautiful country. I definitely recommend Ventura Tours if you’re looking for organizing smooth and easy touring of Kyrgyzstan.
          Written 3 July 2024
        • lisabrimhall
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic hike and guide!
          Baiel was a fantastic guide!! He was energetic, friendly, and fun! If I had more time, I would definitely love to do another hike with him.
          Written 29 June 2024
        • golive12345
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great VIP-style tour
          I booked a 3-day group tour that was cancelled due to not enough people, but Ash (the tour owner) offered to do a 2-day private tour for the same price. Looking back, this was an even better choice because I was able to catch most of Issyk-Kul Lake sights with an extra day to spare (which I ended up going to Ala Archa, totally worth). Other tours often have a single guide that doubles as a driver. But for this tour, I had a separate driver and guide, which made the experience better because they were both able to fully commit at their roles. Boca was my tour guide and Rayim was the driver. They were both super responsible and professional guys, with some saying Rayim was a F1 driver in his past life. Boca made sure every item was taken care of. I didn't have many asks but I'm sure if I did Boca would assist with no hesitation. It was a great experience hanging out with them for 2 days. You can view the website for the list of sites. I think 2 days is perfect for Issyk-Kul lake for those on a time crunch. We skipped out on Karakol and Jeti Oguz Valley on the Southeast side when compared to the 3 day tour, so if that's something you want to do, then book the 3 day tour. I thought the Konorchek canyon and Canyon of Forgotten Rivers were the highlights of this trip. We were some of the only ones at these places so I think it's not a very popular place (yet). I'm personally glad because some other sites (like Fairytale canyon) can get quite touristy. The food and yurt camp accommodation were also very good. Overall, it felt like a VIP experience (even though everything is still very modest). So it was a good mix. I highly recommend this tour!
          Written 26 June 2024
        • martinLD1
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful hike through unspoiled nature
          The hike up to Kol Tor Lake is really beautiful. You are walking through stunning unspoiled nature and at the end you reach the highlight of the trip: Kol Tor lake with crystal clear bright blue water. Ash was a great tour guide and very dedicated to create a perfect customer experience. I can recommend Ventura Tours a 100%, they are highly professional in every sense.
          Written 25 June 2024
        • scy86
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          It is indeed breathtaking
          Trust the title of being indeed an immensely and breathtaking trip. We went to Burana tower in the early morning which is wisely planned as there was a long line of queue trying to get up the tower when we about to leave. The boat ride allowed us to get a view of Tien shan mountains from the turquoise lake,issky kul lake. I regretted I didn't bring my swim suit and missed the once in a lifetime experience of swimming while looking at Tien shan mountain. I was worried the water would be too cold but apparently it's above 15C. Overall,the ride was very comfy. Driver Mr Ray is an experienced driver and the guide Mr Bek is a cheerful and helpful chap who speaks perfect English.
          Written 21 June 2024
        • alstonelopez
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Memorable trip to Issyk Kul Lake
          We had a fantastic experience with Ventura Travels on our-day trip to Burana Tower and Issyk Kul Lake. Ash, the owner, was responsive and helpful with my queries leading up to the booking. Baiel, our guide, was excellent - he had great energy, entertained us, and provided wonderful recommendations for local dishes. He was also a fantastic conversationalist, and I highly recommend requesting him as your guide. Ady, our driver, was patient and calm, and the car provided by Ventura Travels was very comfortable. Overall, it was a memorable excursion, and I highly recommend Ventura Travels to anyone visiting Kyrgyzstan.
          Written 20 June 2024
        • alstonelopez
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Top notch services
          .Overall, we had a fantastic experience with Ventura Travels. From the prompt and helpful communication with Ash to the excellent guiding by Baiel and the patient driving of Ady, everything was top-notch. The day trip to Ala Archa national park was truly memorable, and I would highly recommend Ventura Travels to anyone looking to explore Kyrgyzstan. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
          Written 20 June 2024
        • K568YYmarye
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly recommended - great guides and tours
          I booked the hike to Kol Tor Lake and the day trip to Koi Moinek Canyon & Burana Tower with Ventura Tours. Our guides Bek and Ash (who is also the owner of the company) were superb. They both speak perfect English and are extremely knowledgeable about the places we visited and the country in general. In addition, they are great company and made the experiences really fun. We were very well looked after and their prices are extremely reasonable compared to other companies. I would definitely recommend Ventura Tours to any traveller visiting Kyrgyzstan.
          Written 19 June 2024
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        Ajdin P
        Basel, Switzerland1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2022
        I visited Kyrgyzstan in December 2022 and took two wonderful tours organized by Ventura Tours. This was one of them and it's really difficult to put into words how beautiful the tour was and how well it was organized. Ash, the manager and the guide was absolutely fantastic, from our very first mail sometime in October or November when I gave him a hint that I would like to visit Kyrgyzstan and do some of the tours offered by Ventura Tours (Ala Archa and Issyk Kul tours) all the way till the very last moment of the second tour. Super friendly, knowledgeable and a truly wonderful, wonderful person. Everything was precisely on time and according to the original schedule, although Ash would be more than happy to organize a personalized tour for you, if required. Lastly, I should not forget our amazing driver Rayim, who did his job in absolutely the best possible way always keeping smile on his face. Really looking forward to visiting Kyrgyzstan again and doing some of the other tours with the best team!
        Written 6 January 2023
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        Dear Ajdin! Thank you so so very much for your warm feedback 🙏🏻 We are more than happy to have been the ones you chose as your host in Kyrgyzstan! We really enjoyed your company and are looking forward to seeing you here again! 🇰🇬 🇧🇦
        Written 7 January 2023
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        Rob J
        Windsor, Canada7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2023 • Couples
        This was indeed the perfect day tour in Bishkek. Our guide, Mahkabat did a great job of pacing the tour for us Middle-aged, inexperienced hikers. The climb up to the waterfall, while quite challenging, was well worth the effort. We were glad that we chose the harder option. The city portion of the tour was informative and well thought-out. I would certainly recommend this and any tour with Ventura Tours Kyrgyzstan.
        Written 18 August 2023
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        Dear guys! Thank you so much for such a warm feedback! We are incredibly happy that you loved your experience with us that much! It means a lot to us! You’re always welcome in Kyrgyzstan! 🫶🏻
        Written 19 August 2023
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        Yanzhi P
        Singapore, Singapore11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2023 • Couples
        Great tour! Ash was very informative and we learnt a lot about the history of Bishkek and Kyrgyzstan in general. We also had a lovely meal at a local restaurant where we enjoyed the food very much. The views at Ala Archa were beautiful as well, definitely recommend taking this tour.
        Written 30 March 2023
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        Dear guys! Thank you so much for your warm feedback! We are absolutely happy that you loved your experience with us! Hope you had a great impression of Kyrgyzstan and you’re welcome here in the future!
        Written 31 March 2023
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        Nina Kristi A
        10 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2022 • Couples
        Ventura Tours has been highly recommended to us by my dearest friend who experienced their amazing service before. It was the best decision to book them for the perfect day tour package. Ash has been a wonderful guide and organizer who turned to be a new found brother/buddy to us after the tour. His passion and dedication in ensuring the tourists feel the warmth of Kyrgyz hospitality is commendable. His team has been easy to deal with and they were all very professional. The Ala Archa National Park was a winter wonderland and we enjoyed the magical beauty it holds. The Bishkek city tour was filled with insights about the culture and we enjoyed every bit of it. We are just blown away by the whole experience- cheers to the Ventura tours team. We will definitely come back!
        Written 23 December 2022
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        Wow! Dear Nina and Gerald, thank you so very much for your mind blowing feedback! We are indescribably happy that you loved your snowy experience with us! You are always awaited in Kyrgyzstan since now you have friends here! 🇰🇬 🇵🇭
        Written 23 December 2022
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        bryony f
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2022
        Excellent tour. We were picked up on time and taken for the short journey to the National Park. It was very snowy but we were provided with walking poles that were a godsend. We went on the trail which was quite steep in places, but the guide was relaxed and went at a pace to suit us and gave us breaks when needed. The park itself is beautiful and amazingly scenic and great for photographers. After the park, we were taken to a local restaurant to have Samsa, a delicious Central Asian street food option. After this we were given a very informative tour of Bishkek in excellent English. All in all, we were very happy with the tour and the service (the guide recommended a great restaurant for that evening!!!) and would highly recommend this tour.
        Written 20 March 2022
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        Thank you so very much for the incredible feedback guys!!! We’re immensely happy that you liked your experience with us! And you’re always awaited in our country again!
        Written 21 March 2022
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        Thushara M
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023 • Family
        We had an amazing time with Ventura tours on the last leg of our trip in Kyrgyzstan- Ash put us in contact with Aimer who looked after us really well through our hikes and city tour. They even arranged a surprise performance for our friends celebrating their anniversary. All was organised in such a short time and done so well. This part of trip remains very special to us because of Aimer's presence of mind and heart warming disposition. We couldnt recommend them enough
        Written 2 October 2023
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        Dear Thushara! Thanks a lot for your valuable review! We are sincerely happy that your experience with us has become so memorable for you! That’s a huge motivation for us! We hope to see you in Kyrgyzstan again!
        Written 21 October 2023
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        Aisha N
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2023 • Solo
        Really the PERFECT day!! I am a solo female traveler in Bishkek for a week for work, and wanted to experience more of the city and a tour was the best option for me! We did a beautiful hike in Ala-Archa in the morning with snow on the mountains - so beautiful, a delicious lunch with the best Samsa I’ve ever tried, and city tour after! Osh bazaar was a highlight for me, and my tour guide Boca knew exactly where to go and helped me to buy the best souvenirs for my friends and family :) Thank you so much Boca for the tour and all the information you shared, you rock!
        Written 18 November 2023
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        Dear Aisha! Thank you so much for such a warm feedback! We are immensely happy that you loved your guide and the experience with us! That’s the most important thing! You’re always welcome in Kyrgyzstan!
        Written 4 December 2023
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        Rouie
        Dubai, United Arab Emirates23 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        It was a very challenging hike but was very worth it as we got to see the breathtaking view at the top. We also learned a lot about the history and culture of Krygystan as we roam around the city of Bishkek. Bigell was very nice and such a gentleman as he escorted us through the rest of our hike. He was very accommodating with our questions and guided us to the place wherein we can buy some souvenirs. Although the tour was a bit tiring, we really did enjoy ed it so much.
        Written 5 December 2023
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        Dear Rowena! Thanks a lot for your warm feedback! We are truly happy that you loved the experience with us! You’re always welcome in Kyrgyzstan!
        Written 9 December 2023
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        Evgeny M
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2021
        Great way to spend your day in Bishkek especially if you have limited timeframe and energy to arrange everything yourself after a long night flight. Relaxed walking tour around the nice authentic Soviet city and gorgeous Ala-Archa mountains with full attention to your interests and wishes. Don't expect to hear a lot about the history, but this is more about impressions and sense of place. Special thanks to Ash for doing it in Russian first time, and worthy dining recommnedations.
        Written 12 May 2021
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        Thanks a lot dear Eugene! I really enjoyed your lovely company! Glad you’ve had some nice impressions of our country. You’re always welcome here!
        Written 13 May 2021
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        KBPE1
        Inverness, UK36 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The guide "Ash" was simply excellent.

        The tour started with a walk into the Ala Archa national park. Stunning scenery!!!! The pace was not rushed and plenty of stops for photos! The gu

        Ash's knowledge of Kyrgyz history is very good and we learned a lot about the past.

        Lunch was at traditional Kyrgyz restaurant and the samsa and kebab. To say it was tasty would not do it justice. After the walk the food was so good!!!

        We spent the remainder of our time in Osh Market, extensive choices of goods, we focused on dried fruit, nuts and dried salty cheese (kurt).

        To sum up I would highly recommend this trip with Ash and his company.
        Written 24 March 2023
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        Dear Marc and Asem! Thank you so much for your feedback. It’s really important for us to know that you loved your experience in Kyrgyzstan! We hope to see you here again! Anytime!
        Written 25 March 2023
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