Karakol Sunset Cruise

Simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the sunset from Lake Issyk-Kul!

Take in the beauty of Lake Issyk-Kul, the second largest alpine lake in the world, and the snow-covered Tian Shan mountains that surround it. The Karakol Sunset Cruise experience offers a great way to relax and unwind after a trek, and an opportunity to immerse yourself in a unique, tranquil lakeside landscape. Enjoy the moment with your friends, your family, or while meeting other travelers.

Tour Highlights

  • Cruise Lake Issyk-Kul’s Przhevalsk Bay on this 1.5 hour tour and enjoy the best sunset views over the water.
  • Enjoy a complimentary drink, mingle with other travelers, and relax on deck with your friends.
  • Admire the stunning Terskey Ala-Too and Kungei Ala-Too mountains that ring the lake, in the early evening light.

Karakol Sunset Cruise

2 Hours  | from 1,300 KGS per person

Note for individual travelers: All our tours require to have a minimum group of people. The Karakol Visitor Center team will do its best to assemble a group of other interested participants in order to guarantee your departure.

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Tour Details


Upon request


18:30 - 20:30 


2 hours, including transport

Good For

Adults, families, children


English, Russian


Rain or shine.

Minimum Group Size

8 (or upon special request)

Meeting Point

Destination Karakol Visitor Center

Price Includes:

- 90-minute boat ride with a sunset viewing stop
- A complimentary welcome drink (beer, soda, juice, water)
- Transport to and from Karakol

Not Included in Price:

- Additional drinks and snacks are available for purchase at the on-board bar.

- It is possible to pre-order wine, Kyrgyz cognac, or other special drinks upon request, to be made available at the bar for purchase.

Additional Information

After the crew invites you aboard with a complimentary welcome drink, you’ll set off around Przhevalsk Bay of Lake Issyk-Kul. Take in the picturesque views of the mountains and surroundings in the evening light. Just before sunset, the boat circles around for the best sunset viewing spot.

Chill out on deck, drink in hand. Have your cameras ready. Or simply sit back, relax, and disconnect to reconnect with nature … and yourself.

Tour Location and Meeting Point

This boat is located on Przhevalsk Bay in Lake Issyk-Kul, just outside of Karakol. However, the meeting point for the tour is at the Destination Karakol Visitor Center (22 Gagarin Street, Karakol), and transportation to the boat is included.