Astro Tour Karakol

Explore the Galaxy!

Explore the wonders of the galaxy on an evening tour out of the city, where your guide will introduce you to the most important celestial bodies and constellations and explain the formative legends that have carried these stories across human history. Enjoy the clear skies of a cold winter night, kept warm by a hot cup of coffee or tea, while you use our telescope to get a close-up view of the heavens with us.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the night sky during telescope viewing sessions from an ideal viewpoint on the shore of Lake Issyk-Kul.
  • Learn more about your own zodiac sign and, if the stars align, see it shining high in the sky above. 
  • Hear stories and legends from an array of global cultures, and imagine how those interpretations of the stars above have shaped their beliefs here on Earth.

Astro Tour

2.5 Hours  | From 3 people 700 KGS
From 4 and more people 500 KGS


This tour is offered by Youth Volunteer Organisation. As a partner of Destination Karakol, this business is actively invested in promoting tourism and community development in Karakol and the surrounding region. A portion of income from our tour goes to the organisation. By booking our tour you support social projects and the promotion of volunteerism among Karakol youth!

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Tour Details


Upon request (Except Mondays) (book at least 1 day in advance)


Actual departure time will vary slightly according to the time of year, and is confirmed at time of request/booking.


2.5 hours (including 20-minute drive)

Good For

Adults, families, children


English, Russian


Rain or shine.

Minimum Group Size

3 (or upon special request)

Maximum Group Size

20 people

Meeting Point

Destination Karakol Visitor Center

Price Includes:

  • Viewing session with
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation (round-trip)
  • Tea, Coffee & Snacks
  • Blankets, Yoga mats, Chairs

Not Included in Price:

  • Alcoholic beverages
    Can be pre-ordered or purchased
    before departure.
    Please inquire for more details

Additional Information

On this tour you will learn about folk tales, legends, as well as the constellations’ connections with Greek mythology. Our guides will also teach you how to distinguish stars from planets, recognize constellations, and share the secrets of the night sky. Through indigenous stories and legends you will explore local culture, including the connections between celestial objects and Kyrgyz names such as Cholpon (Venus), Jyldyz and others.

The night sky is a mesmerizing world, reminding us that our everyday worries are only a small part of the vast Universe.

Tour Location and Meeting Point

This tour meets at the Destination Karakol Visitor Center (22 Gagarin Street, Karakol).