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Hi, I am Dildabek Bekman! I am individual tour guide based in Shymkent city, South Kazakhstan. 

As a guide I am working in Shymkent city, Turkestan city, Taraz city, Almaty city, Astana city, Aral Sea and in the National parks of South Kazakhstan. 

For the guests I use my individual car (Toyota sedan car with 4 passenger seats). 

I am proud of my homeland and its great history. I would like to give to the guests an in-depth knowledge of our national culture and its spirituality; ancient and recent. I would like to bring, not only the local point-of-view to the discussion, but also give life to facts, legends and stories that have come down through the ages. 

believe that knowledge of history and love to nature help us to better understand ourselves and others. Therefore, I am always ready to welcome new guests!

Welcome to our beautiful country - Kazakhstan!

My skills, interests, and hobbies: National history, culture and literature. Also I love Kazakh national verbal storytelling and folklore, especially folk traditions and customs. I also enjoy mountain hiking and truly love the mountains. I am actively hiking and leading my guests into the mountains of Trans-Ili and Talass Alatau of Western Tien Shan, combining it with my current job as a guide.

Country: Kazakhstan

Services in: Kazakhstan

Role: Individual/Freelancer

Years of experience: 5

23 open listings

17 received reviews (94% positive, 16/17)


We highly recommend Dilabek as your guide. I asked him a lot of questions before confirming him as our guide and he replied us promptly and patiently every times. He is a reliable and flexible person. We had the problem in getting the registration in police station and needed to back and forth to police station many times to get it. However, he could brought us to look around different places and got the registration at the same time. He has a wealth of historical and cultural knowledge that you would not denied. We loved him to share his nomad heritage and thoughts. He likes a wise man. He let us have a lot of inspirations after this holiday. He now is the person we met who deserves us to respect.


I had a great time with Dildabek for three days. I contacted him several months in advance to plan my trip. He responded promptly and we had no problems with communications. I customized two of his tours together into a single tour over three days in the Turkestan region with archaeological sites.

Dildabek has a wealth of historical and cultural knowledge and shared his family experience as well as Kazakh culture and life in Soviet times. We stopped in several local restaurants for local Uzbek cuisine which I was familiar with prior to the this trip and eager to experience again.

Given how Central Asia has played a role in the ancestry of so many regions Dildabek helped question my own origins and ethnic ancestry which was not something I had expected just going on a 'holiday' which was made it more interesting.

He was a very good guide and I would be comfortable recommending him to experienced travelers with similar interests.


Great walking tour, with a mix of history, tradition, contemporary life and personal stories. I was very happy that Dildabek could meet with me at only one day’s notice.


The Trip with dildabek is no less than perect!

if you want more than a usual tourguide who will show you around and thats it then this is not the guy fir yiu cause dildabek will take you in the stepways of spirtuality and make you think about your life, your connection and harmony with nature and will pave your way to a magical trip. we learned so much from this guy who speaks perfect english and accept you with open arms and loving care. Dildabek is by far our best experience in this trip and me and my father couldnt wish for a better person to take us!

we miss you already and for sure we are going to see you again next time!

thanks a lot

eldad about listing trip around shimkent 7 months ago.
Missing Marjan

Wow, amazing experience travelling Kazachstan's Turkestan area with my guide Dildabek. He told me great stories about nomad traditions and historical facts. Above all he gave me interesting food for thoughts, that I wil bring home with me. It was an unforgettable experience. Go there!! Thank you Dildabek!!

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My wife and I spent 2 successive days traveling to Turkistan and to Taraz to visit the historic sites. Dildabek is a good and fast driver in a nice Toyota. He knows the history of all the sites and is a passionate advocate of his nomad heritage. He is trustworthy, honest, and thorough, and will adjust his itinerary if you tell him what you want to see; in our case 2 new and worthwhile museums - Shymkent Regional Museum and Ancient Taraz Regional Museum.


Hi, my name is Martin from Prague from Czech republic and I would like to give a feedback to Dildabek. Shortly - Dildabek is a great quide. Every deal with him is clear, quick and sure. He is also very adjustive - and if you have any reason to make some change, he has no problem with it. His perfect car is fine to explore the steps and deserts in Kazachstans. I spend with him two days and my brain was a really full of perfect historical and religious information. I´m historian the same and it was a very big suprise for me that I found in Kazachstan the same man how Dildabek. His knowleadges about his history, nations and culture are enormous. Don´t be worry to ask him for everything - he helps you everytime. He can speak great russia and english. My recommend is clear - 4 stars! :))


Re chat about other services. Farm could offer child care while adults had break hiking or horse riding. Also shymkent as rest point on journey east or west and gateway to Tashkent etc. Goodluck


Kazakhstan is a very interesting country and Dildabek has a good understanding of its history. I really enjoyed the walk in the mountains.


The highlight during our journey through Kazakhstan! Dildabek is a very inspiriring person with a great knowledge about Kazakh culture and history. We have not just learned about Kazakhstan but also our life. Thank you Dildabek!

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