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Experience in tourist business: Since  2014. All positive records (see reviews in https://indy-guide.com/en/igorsa ).

Independent driver & guide. Fluent English. Individual tours  in Almaty and Almaty region.  Trips to Bishkek and lake Issyk-Kul (Kyrgyzstan).

My car: excellent condition, customised for all kinds of roads, reliable and cost-effective to reduce prices of tours down to 60 per cent of average prices. No. of passengers: up to 4. Working seasons: 4 seasons.

Usual routs:  Medeo, Big Almaty lake, Falcon Farm,

Lake Issyk, Museum of the Golden Man, Charyn Canyon,

Kolsay and Kaiyndy lakes, Chundzha hot springs, Zharkent wooden mosque in Chinese architectural style,

Altyn Emel National Park: the Singing Dune, Aktau and Katutau mountains, Bes Shatyr Saka tribes grave mounds dated 500 years B.C.

Bhuddists petroglyphs in Ili River, ancient petroglyphs in Tanbaly under UNESCO protection.

Additional services: arrangement of accommodation in Almaty and outside during a tour. Transfer to and from the airport and railway stations.

Payment: either for driver & guide services + fuel or on “all inclusive” basis

My motto is: the client's demand must be fulfilled anyway

My skills, interests, and hobbies: More than 30 years driving experience, fluent English, tourism, fishing, reading books.

Country: Kazakhstan

Trip Request for: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan

Role: Individual/Freelancer

2 open listings

16 received reviews (94% positive, 15/16)


Igor was fantastic! He was a very careful driver with perfect English, and very knowledgeable about the region. The lunch pack was very nice too. We had a great time! Very good value.

Sarah about listing Charyn Canyon day trip 5 months ago.

That was so nice

We enjoyed the trip to the Charyn Canyon.

And the price was so kind

Yuka about listing Charyn Canyon on Nov 8 8 months ago.

Igor knows all about nature in Kazakstan. He is an excellent driver on the difficult roads. Igor showed us beautiful spots.

Luc about listing 15-16 october - Altyn Emel/Charyn with Igor 9 months ago.

Amazing trip

fabio about listing 2 Day trip with Igor 9 months ago.

Igor was right on time... very early in the morning.

He is a great driver as I was able to sleep some of the way to Charyn Canyon.

Once I was truly awake, he was great to speak with, knowledgeable and witty.

This gentleman knows the area extremely well and will drive you to where you need to be and give you the freedom to roam around as you please.

Trevor about listing Charyn Canyon & Kaindy Lake 9 months ago.
Kaindy lake

Igor was very flexible and cooperative. He did not only drive us from one place to another, he was also providing valuable information that helped us define our itinerary while being in Kazakhstan.


Everything was perfect. Igor was a very good driver and very friendly and welcoming man. I am happy I choose Igor for my trip.


I had 3 days of trip with Igor. First day it was quite ok but starting from next time i started to feel Igor hurry me up just to finish the trip earlier even if i pay per car per day. Things a bit went wrong. Additionaly i didn't know i will need to pay for accomodation for Igor and food (i've never seen my lunch box taken away from guest house) and price i've heard was 60 USD. Next thing it was never mentioned i will need to rent next car to see Kaindy Lake (in messages it was written Igor will pick me up there). I never seen any bottle of water mentioned it will be delivered to me. I think Igor is a bit tired. The only positive point was he is a good driver. Unfortunatelly i can't reccomend.

Jaroslaw about listing Confirmation 1 years ago.

Very good tour to Charyn Canyon! 5-star rating. Senior local expert guide with lots of knowledge and fun facts about (history of) the region. A pleasant way of communicating in English. Recommended!

Cees about listing Charyn Canyon Trip 1 years ago.

As my guide, Igor showed me the most stunning parts of Kazakhstan over 4 days. He was a pleasure to spend time with, and gave me a good overview of the history of Kazakhstan. I would definitely recommend Igor, and will be returning again with my girlfriend to share the beauty of Kazakhstan and the kindness of people with her.

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Travel month: Nov 01, 2017, Request open until Nov, 2017, 97 views, 7 answers
Posted on Jul 09, 2017, 99 views, 6 answers
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