Family tour - Horse riding in Kyrgyzstan
Family tour

Horse riding in Kyrgyzstan

Family tour
(Horse riding in Kyrgyzstan )

This is a tour in which you can experience simple everyday things that are practically not used in modern life: riding a chaise, archery with a hand-made bow, you can see how to make a bow, play national games and see the life of nomads.

In this journey you have a great opportunity to spend time with your family, enjoy exciting horse riding with experienced guides, walk a lot, see the waterfalls and one of the largest mountain lakes in the world, and much more amazing sites are waiting for you. While adults enjoy the beauty and pacification of pristine mountain landscapes, children will learn about the world around them.

For children - this tour will be especially interesting, because they will see a completely different side of life, where children play football, play alchiki (national children's fun), catch up instead of playing games on a smartphone, catch fish, go for mushrooms, collect berries, spend the whole day outside and they will feel happy! Let your children get in touch with nature and gain the most valuable experience of intercultural relations.

Available dates:

  • Jun 17 – Jun 26, 2024 | 4 places Book
  • Jul 15 – Jul 24, 2024 | 4 places Book
  • Aug 05 – Aug 14, 2024 | 6 places Book
  • Aug 19 – Aug 28, 2024 | 6 places Book
  • Individual dates are also available. Contact the program manager.

Trip details

Intensity Level 2
Season Summer
Begins in Bishkek
Ends in Bishkek
Airport Airport Manas (FRU)
Airport out Airport Manas (FRU)
Wildlife Mountain goats, Marmots, Birds, Predator birds, Rodents, Yaks, Hares, Snakes, Boars, Wolves, Foxes

Price: $ 1,350 (≥ 10 people)
≥ 8 people in the group: $ 1,450 per person
≥ 6 people in the group: $ 1,580 per person
≥ 4 people in the group: $ 1,700 per person

Great for Individuals Families Couples

This family tour is suitable for holidays with children from 6 years old. If your child does not have riding skills, then an experienced guide will certainly accompany him. You will visit a real farm where race horses are bred, see distant Kyrgyz villages with many children playing outside, visit mountain gorges, see waterfalls, swim in Issyk-Kul Lake and live in yurts on the shores of beautiful Son-Kul Lake. Horse rides will give you and your children an unforgettable experience. On the tour you will be able to contact with pets, fish, play with other children and try national cuisine and much more!

What's Included:

  • Accommodation according to the program (Hotel in Bishkek 3 *, guest houses in Reina-Kench, Jyrgalan and Tamga, yurts on Son-Kul)
  • Transport (2-4 people - Mitsubish Delica, more than 4 people - Mercedes Sprinter)
  • Meals - full board
  • Entrance fees for all excursions
  • Master class on cooking Boorsok on Son-Kul
  • Felt master class in the village of Kochkorka
  • Horse rides by the program
  • Water - 1 liter per day per person

What's not included:

  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal equipment for horse riding (helmets, kneecaps, etc)
  • Tips for staff
  • Any changes in the program
  • Surcharge for single occupancy - $ 60
  • Insurance

Arrival to Bishkek. Meeting at the Manas airport, transfer to hotel for check in. After lunch we will have a city tour. On the city tour we will see the colorful Osh bazaar where you may buy fresh and dry fruits, berries and nuts. You will visit the main Ala-Too square with the change of guards, old square with the Lenin statue, Manas complex with Philharmonic hall and Victory square with the central mall - ZUM.


Bishkek – Cholpon-Ata – Reina-Kench (350 km / 4.5 h). Transfer to the Boom Gorge. On the way we will visit the historical-architectural complex of Burana Tower. Burana tower (minaret) is located on the territory of an ancient settlement 90km away from Bishkek. The historians and archeologists proved that the settlement was once the capital of Karakhanid Khanate and was called Balasagun, which was founded in the 10th century AC. Burana tower is the central monument of this complex.

Then we will go further to Cholpon-Ata town where we will visit the ancient petroglyphs (stone inscriptions) and cultural complex of Rukh-Ordo. Finally, we will get to the farm Reina-Kench where they breed race horses, have dinner and overnight in a guest house.


"Reina Kench Farm" – Jyrgalan (50 km / 1h). This will be the morning on the farm. The farm has everything: hospitable and hard-working masters; thoroughbred horses; cows and turkeys: a young garden is laid: vegetables are grown; magnificent scenery; a place where you can sit and enjoy all of this.

On this day, guests will be offered entertainment and master classes. • You can personally build a national yurt, • prepare the most delicious Asian pilaf, • On the farm are also possible: Riding chase, shooting from the national bow and fishing on the river Zhyrgyz.

After lunch we will drive to Jyrgalan valley. Dinner and accommodation in the guest house.


Valley of Jyrgalan (50 km / 1h). This morning we will ride horses to a picturesque place near the village of Jyrgalan - Turnalu kol. You will see beautiful valley nature, various herds and local shepherds with whom you can chat and enjoy the tranquility of this alpine landscape.

On the way to the waterfall you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the valley of Jyrgalan and the village as a whole. In the evening return to the village.


Jyrgalan Valley. Jyrgalan has a very friendly and home like atmosphere. There are many children on the streets and they are happy to play football, catch-up and other games with other kids. On this day if you wish you can go on horseback to the observation point, from where the whole valley is visible, or you can just sit, drink hot tea with herbs and allow yourself to rest.


The valley of Jyrgalan – Djety-Oguz – Tamga (150km / 2.5h). On this day we will also be able to walk on horseback in the surroundings if wanted and then we will drive to Djety-Oguz gorge. The gorge is located in 60 km to the west of Karakol on the northern slopes of Terskey-Ala-Too. This is one of the most beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan. For 25 km on both sides of the gorge the fir trees are growing at first merging into small groups and then turning into huge forest mass. The gorge finally becomes a wide Kok-Djayik valleywhich is totally covered by fir forests up to the very top of the ridge. Over the forest zone (about 3000 m) in the wide valley of about 15 km there are amazing subalpine and alpine meadows called Djailoo.

During the spring and the summer Djeti-Oguz gorge turns into a kind of flower holiday, among which you may see the silver stars of Edelweiss flowers, alpine daisies and asters, and nard (golden root). In the Autumn the gorge is being a colorful canvas as it’s covered not only by coniferous forests but also by the leaf trees. In the gorge we will have a horse riding to the waterfall and see the enormous stone constructions “7 bulls” and “Broken heart”. Here we may have a horse ride or a hike to the beautiful waterfall.

Later we will go to the village of Tamga - the place of our overnight stay. Accommodation in the guest house.


Tamga village. Today we will have a whole day to take a walk around the village, swim in the blue waters of Issyk-Kul and just relax. If you wish, you can take a horse or walk to the sacred stone Tamga-Tash. This place attracts huge attention of Buddhist pilgrims. This historical monument is called literally "The Stone with the Mark." One of the most famous Buddhist mantras, Om Mani Padme Hum, is carved on the stone itself. It has many interpretations, but in the most well-known interpretation it says that God or the Universal Mind burns in our heart like a lotus flower. People come to this place in order to recharge themselves with positive energy and enjoy the silence of this amazing place. Accommodation in the guest house.


Tamga - Son-Kul (220 km / 4 h). Today we will continue our journey through Kyrgyzstan. Our path runs along the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. You will see a striking difference between the northern shore of the Issyk-Kul lake and the southern shore. The southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul is more diverse in landscape and less populated. We will visit the Fairy Tale gorge with beautiful red sand sculptures resembling fairy-tale heroes and built by the nature. Also on the way to Son-Kul high-mountain lake we will visit a hospitable Kyrgyz family in the village of Kochkorka. There are many children and they all help their parents to make little souvenirs and various things of felt. Together with them your kids can make their own crafts.

On Son-Kul we will see the real life of the Kyrgyz. We will eat and sleep in yurts, enjoy the pristine beauty of the lake and the surrounding hills without a single tree or bush.


Son-Kul - Bishkek (380 km / 5h). Morning will be free. You can ride horses or walk to the stone paintings, in the vastness of Son-Kul, you can try to run a horse at a gallop or you can see how the local mistress prepares the soup and fries fish for lunch. After lunch we will go back to Bishkek. In the evening we will return to the capital. Hotel accommodation.


Departure. On this day the car will take you to the airport for the flight home.

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