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Ancient Burana and Konorchek Canyons
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Ancient Burana and Konorchek Canyons

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Are you looking for a combination of heritage and a mountain nature tour not far from the capital Bishkek? This is the tour to go for. We will visit the ancient 11th century Burana minaret in ancient city of Balasagun, you can also climb the tower using ancient brick and wood stairs and overlook the beautiful valley from top of the tower. Good spot for taking pictures. Then we will visit petroglifs site and the museum to see the historic artifacts and items used by nomad cultures. Then we will continue the journey to Konorchek Canyon, enjoy the natural reserve, flat alpine trail (2kms) and picturesque canyon with beautiful red formations. The canyons are accessible all year around as it does not snow in the area. After hike we will stop for lunch at the traditional Kyrgyz kattama cafe. Please read before booking (!): there are 4 rock barriers from 1 meter to 3 meters which should be climbed on the way to canyon. Make sure to wear non slippery shoes and athletic clothing.
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Ages 10-75
Duration: 6–8 hours
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Live guide: Arabic, English
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Lunch at traditional Kyrgyz Kattama cafe
  • Entry/Admission - Burana Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Konorchek Canyons


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.

  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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: 233084P4

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • There are few barriers with heights 1 to 2 meters, which should be climbed
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled 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.

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    Burana Tower
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Ancient Burana Tower of 11th Century
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator
Atlas.kg
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Joined in January 2020

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    Breathtaking tour with amazing guide!
    We had an unforgettable tour in Ala-Archa gorge. And it’s one of the most beautiful place to visit near the Bishkek city. Our tour guide Maksat was exceptionally knowledgeable and passionate about the destination, and their expertise truly enhanced the experience. He made our trip memorable. It was a really nice experience booking tour with Atlas Kg. I would highly recommended to everyone their other tours as well.
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    stutisusanj
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    A trip worth remembering!
    We had a lovely time travelling around Issyk Kul lake. Shoutout to Mars for being the best guide. Everything from travel to food to accommodation was prepared and all we had to do was relax and enjoy. Can’t say enough about Mars and would highly recommend him. Extremely knowledgeable, funny, accommodative and a good singer too lol. On the whole it it was an amazing experience and something you should definitely consider. We had soo much fun. A trip to remember for sure :)
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    655himanshil
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    Amazing Trip with our Guide Mars!
    Mars is a very sweet, caring, and funny person. He made sure to do everything to make our experience memorable. We visited many pretty locations, tried local cuisine, and overall enjoyed our trip to the fullest. Thank you, Mars!
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    210summers
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    That was fun!
    I had a really nice trip with Maks to Ala-Archa Nationalpark. The communication beforehand was friendly, he seemed to be very professional and speeks perfect English. He was punctual and patient during the trip, could give me some good advice. We had a tea at the riverside after visting the nationalpark and he dropped me where I wished for. Thanks for that amazing day!
  • baidjenkee
    baidjenkee
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    A beautiful relaxing walk through Ala Archa Park
    Maksat was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable and easy to chat with which make the trip super enjoyable. The nature in Ala Archa National Park was beautiful at this time of year. I highly recommend this half day trip to the park,thank you!
  • H4678LSguillaumes
    H4678LSguillaumes
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    Amazing tour around Lake Issyk-Kul
    I spent three wonderful days around Lake Issyk-Kul. Mars is an excellent guide who explains things well, passes on Kyrgyz culture and is very friendly. I was delighted to see such beautiful scenery and am already looking forward to returning to Kyrgyzstan using his services.
  • haojin
    haojin
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    Finest hospitality, superb experience.
    I always wanted to visit Kyrgyzstan for over 2 years, due to the loads of work it only happened last week during our Eid break. For those who are looking for an adventurous escape, this the agency to book onto directly in Kyrgyzstan. Experience is so great with the variety of programs or tailor made itinerary can also be arranged. Thanks to the finest hospitality of our guide Mars, who speaks Kyrg, English, Russian and even Arabic we felt safe and secured and feel like a local by the end of our trip. Kind note for all: 1. Obtain an e-visa within a month to 3 weeks earlier before the date of your trip. 2. Don't forget to bring an outdoor summer/winter gear for hikes are a mandatory in the itinerary for all season. 3. Currency is Kyrgyzstan Som for the countryside, USD/EUR exchanges are available within the city of Bishkek.
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    G2793CLluigia
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    Exceeded all my expectations
    I only know few things about Kyrgyzstan but Mars really helped us understand many things about his beautiful country. He took us to some of the most breathtaking places in Kyrgyzstan, experience the local life and enjoy every second of it. His hospitality is top notch! Thank you Mars for not just letting us experience the beauty of your country but also for building a good friendship. If you like surprises then this tour is perfect for you! Indeed, the best travel so far. Рахмат!!
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    jamesdX635BK
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    The condensed Kyrgyzstan visit
    The most pleasant and memorable part of the trip was the guide, Mak. A perfect host with great English, insightful knowledge of Kyrgyzstan, it’s people and culture, was a great compliment to the sights of the journey encircling the lake. I am not a guided tour guy….but will never regret or forget this experience.
  • T4206VZlindam
    T4206VZlindam
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    Must see in Kyrgyzstan
    It was amazing tour. We have visit all famous sites around the lake. Totally recommend it. We have tried local food, stayed in Kyrgyz yurt.
  • emseatosummit
    emseatosummit
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    Great tour to see the hidden gems outside of Bishkek
    I would recommend this agency and this particular tour to people who: enjoy wilderness/nature, have about a week in Kyrgyz, travel alone. This 3-day tour around the Issyk Kul Lake is ideal to get a mix of nature, culture, and small towns that have sprouted around the lake. I got in contact with the tour agency directly through its website, and within a few hours, Mars emailed me back. Fortunately, my trip was flexible, and I took him up on his suggestion to start a day earlier so that I would be with another group. This turned out to be a great idea because the more the merrier during the long drives. The only downside to booking directly through them, rather than booking through Viator, is that I had to pay in cash, which I wasn't prepared to do since I thought I'd be able to pay by card. I always think it's best to work directly with small, local businesses, and if you go this route, have cash in hand, otherwise, you'll have to make a few withdrawals at an ATM, which was a hassle. We got to see some breathtaking canyons, waterfalls, and mountains. The lake itself is massive you almost forget you're in a landlocked country. The accommodations at the yurt camp and guesthouse were very comfortable and clean. We got to try all the most popular national dishes, and fortuitous timing allowed us to experience nomadic Kyrgyz hospitality along the way during one of their festivals. Mars took care of us well; the trip was organized, but since our group was flexible, Mars always gave us options on what we could see/do along the way. He had a great playlist, transportation was comfortable, provided interesting pieces of history along the way, and was communicative before and during the trip. Do expect long drives. On the third day, we had the most ground to cover to return to Bishkek (about 5), and Mars broke down the drive with a few spots to see. Plenty of places to stop for toilet breaks. Easy pick up from the airport and drop off at my hotel at the end. Might be difficult to accommodate if you are a strict vegetarian/vegan.
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    lucygT4671HJ
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    Best scenic loop around Issyk Kul Lake and amazing tour guide!
    Maks made this 3 day tour a very enjoyable adventure. Not only I got to see the best areas around the lake but I had great traditional food, peaceful stay in the Yurt camp, beautiful hikes and interesting conversation (and few naps) during the drive from one place to another. I did this tour as a female traveling solo and I felt very comfortable all the time. I recommend this tour 100%
  • harryrQ4261PB
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    Experience Kyrgyz's Nature Like Local
    Experience Kyrgyzstan's nature like a local. The trip is all about circling around Issyk Kul lake, 450 KM. We've got more than what we expected, grand canyon like scenary, snowy mountain like in Alpen, vast greenland like Switzerland, and having good time enjoying hot spring water. Pristine water and fresh air. Cook in the riverside where we took water from. The owner tailored made the trip for us. He provided with good food, nice accomodation, and great experience with no additional cost. Really worth experience to try, can't wait for the next one. Kyrgyzstan. Discover undiscovered.
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    Beautiful
    Mars is a professional and he is now someone we consider a friend! The yurt stay on Son Kul was an amazing experience. We rode horses in the most majestic setting I have ever experienced. Getting there was an adventure and the host family was so sweet,the children adorable. Unfortunately we had to cut our tour short , however it was a great three days experiencing the real Kyrgyzstan culture.
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LBa
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Jun 2023 • Couples
My partner and me had the best trip we could wish for with Ulan (as a guide) and a young man from UK, who also booked the tour. We were picked up in time, went to Burana Tower first. Sadly, it was closed and we couldn't go up but then Ulan brought us to the Kegeti Waterfall. Such a nice cooling adventure with the hot temperature! Ulan was a good driver and such a kind and caring person. He was making the best of our trip, he was more engaged than we wished for a guide to be. He gave 150% that day and made it an incredible day trip for us! He then found the best food to bring back the power and we shared traditional kyrgyz dinner. Very good! Ulan speaks English, which is very helpful!
Written June 23, 2023
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remarkable_travels
Tokyo, Japan291 contributions
Breathtakingly beautiful scenery, wonderful ancient ruins. Very obliging and friendly guides who will make your Kyrgyzstan dreams come true. My excellent guide also took photos so I was in the shot and stopped for special photo ops. Very comfy 4WD. You’ll learn a lot about Kyrgyzstan. I’ll be using these guys for my next tour
Written October 3, 2021
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FlorianMaenner
Kelkheim4 contributions
Great tour to enjoy some spectacular nature outside Bishkek. The Burana Tower shows some great history, the Kegeti Gorge in particular is a sight definitely worth seeing.
Written September 23, 2022
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788nabeelm
Lenasia, South Africa10 contributions
Maksat was a very friendly and helpful guide who went the extra mile to make sure I had an amazing experience on my tour at Burna Tower and Kegeti Gorge Waterfall.
Written October 22, 2021
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Lisboa1960
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Oct 2021
Mas was a perfect guide. He can 'sell' Kyrgyzstan, he can tell you amazing stories about daily life in the city, but mostly on his beloved mountains! A truly great experience.
Written October 3, 2021
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