Experience the nomadic spirit.
In ancient times, nomadic warriors gathered in groups and rode with their golden eagles, taigan dogs, and bows and arrows to hunt for many days on end. This tradition represents the roots of Salbuurun, or traditional Kyrgyz hunting. These extended hunting journeys helped distinguish the most courageous and dexterous hunters, as well as the most agile golden eagles, the most intelligent taigan dogs, and the most resilient horses. Salbuurun was a comprehensive hunting game; today it's akin to an art form. It's the only traditional method of hunting in the world that combines the teamwork of a golden eagle, a taigan dog, and traditional archery while on horseback.
Discover Salbuurun, traditional Kyrgyz hunting — a combination of golden eagles, taigan dogs, and archers on horseback.
Get a sense of true nomadic life through the spirit of traditional hunting.
Take an iconic photo with your own golden eagle.
*Note: No animals are killed during the demonstration.
1 Hour | from 1,000 KGS/person
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Included in Price:
- English-speaking guide
- Round-trip transport from Destination South Shore office in Bokonbaevo
- Archery workshop (on horseback): 7000 KGS/45 min
- Dance with eagles: 4000 KGS/25 min
- Classes to craft nomadic
bow and arrows: 2000 KGS/35 min
*Prices may change if shows are arranged outside of the standard show venue
Under Soviet times, the techniques and culture behind Salbuurun were discouraged and this nomadic tradition almost died out. The Salbuurun Federation, based in Bokonbaevo, has made considerable effort in the last ten years to preserve these techniques and traditions and bring them back to life to teach younger generations of their importance to Kyrgyz heritage.
Tour Location and Meeting Point
The meeting point is at the Destination South Shore office at Toichubekov Culture House in the center of Bokonbaevo (37 B. Mambetov Street). We will provide transport to where the tour takes place at Salbuurun Ordo, which is just outside Bokonbaevo.