Karakol Tours & Holidays

Karakol Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays

Karakol is the administrative centre of Issy-Kul province and a good base from which to explore the lake. It was founded in 1869 after the commander of a nearby garrison realised that with its mild climate and fertile soil it was well suited for settlement. Today the town is famous for its surrounding apple orchards and there is a very good Sunday market. Things to see include the Chinese mosque, which was built entirely without nails by Chinese artisans in 1920, and the Holy Trinity Cathedral. ...

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Premium | Boutique Hotel

Green Yard, Karakol

In the centre of Karakol, this small family-owned hotel offers nicely decorated rooms with modern facilities including flat screen televisions and en suite bathrooms. The warm and welcoming atmosphere…
Premium | Hotel

Karagat Hotel, Karakol

Boasting spacious rooms, an indoor plunge pool, a sauna and a large terrace, Karagat Hotel is one of the best accommodations in Karakol. The rooms are spread over six floors and are designed with…
Superior | Guesthouse

Matsunoki Guesthouse, Karakol

Found in central Karakol, the Matsunoki makes a great base for exploring the city's main sights on foot and providing a bit of comfort before or after a challenging trek towards the Tien Shan. The…


Travel to Kyrgyzstan with like-minded people on one of our small group tours (usually max size 12), featuring knowledgeable local guides and an expert tour leader.


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Classic Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan
Signature Trip

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Classic Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan
Signature Trip

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