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I'm professional guide from Shymkent, South Kazakhstan and traveller who likes own nature. I try to find any possibility to find new beauties in local area. 

I'm English speaking guide around South Kazakhstan included Shymkent, Sairam, Shayan, Turkestan, Taraz, Sauran,Syganak,Space center and Aral sea.

I graduated Karaganda University specilized in the history of Central Asia. My experience includes 16 years in touristic field. I have my own jeep that allows me to travel on it during tours.

Islam has been a guide for the past 15 years. He enjoys helping people discover new places and the magic they hold. Sharing his love for his home, you will have a tour that is not only an experience but also a journey. Don’t hesitate to reserve your time with him early because he is very popular!

My skills, interests, and hobbies: My best interest and hobby are travelling and communication with people from different parts of the world on pretty high level.I like to be with people who coming to Kazakhstan as guest.I wanna be hospitable host for real guests!

Country: Kazakhstan

Services in: Kazakhstan

Role: Individual/Freelancer

Years of experience: 18

21 open listings

12 received reviews (92% positive, 11/12)


Islam is the most knowledgeable, kind, attentive guide possible. He is truly passionate about his homeland and welcomed us like we were part of his family. I would recommend it to everyone who wants to know the richness of Kazakhstan culture and history while visiting it’s breathtaking wild nature. The trip around Shymkent was the cherry on the top of our visit and we will definitely come back. Рақмет!

Monica about listing 3 Day Trip around Shymkent 4 months ago.

Very kind, attentive to the wishes of clients.


Everything went fine. Islam is a very professional, punctual and experienced guide. We really recommend him.


Islam is an fantastic guide. He is an historian by training and thus can provide extensive historical context and information. He is extremely dedicated to providing a great experience. In addition to the tour that I booked with him, he also helped me arrange some other transport and logistics during my stay in Shymkent. Highly recommended.


he is a warm heart, and knowledge guide, very good!

Meng about listing Skymkent to Turkestan one day return 9 months ago.

Islam took me on a morning trip from my hotel in Shymkent to Khoja Ahmed Yassawi Mausoleum in Turkestan, as I was short on time. He answered all of my many questions professionally and patiently before our trip. Also learnt many things about Turkestan and South Kazakhstan despite the limited time we had together. I definitely recommend Islam for tours in South Kazakhstan.

Dylan about listing Driver from Taraz to Bishkek 1 years ago.

We did two tours lasting one day with Islam.

The first day we have visited Turkestan. Islam picked us up at 9 am as we arrived from Almaty by night train.

At Turkestan Islam told us a lot about the whole area and we visited several places there. A very interesting day and late in the afternoon we were dropped at our hotel.

The next morning we were picked up at the hotel for a tour to Aksu Canyon. When we arrived at the canyon we first did a nice hike downstairs to the river. The colour of the river is beautiful. After the hike we drove further into the area and made another hike near the canyon, but this one was upstairs the canyon. In the afternoon we had a great homemade lunch with a spectacular view into the canyon. At the and of the day we were dropped at our hotel again.

We stronlgy recommend Islam as a guide for daytrips, he is reliable and knows a lot about the history and the area itself.


Very informative on the cultural sites, provided water and a good lunch. The car was comfortable. Islam was punctual and very friendly.

Francois about listing day tour to Aksu gorge from Shymkent 2 years ago.

Thank you Islam for the very nice trip !

It was an excellent discovery of South Kazakhstan. Islam is a great guide and knows a lot about culture of Kazakhstan and amazing places to admire nature/landscapes and rest. Thanks to him we could have an exclusive interview with an expert of an archeological site located in Taraz.

Also Islam is very careful and full of good advices.

I highly recommend him if you visit South Kazakhstan


Last week Islam was our Guide and Driver for a daytour from Shymkent to the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi. Early in the morning Islam picked us up at our Hotel and drove us in a comfortable car to Turkestan. Islam speaks very good English. He has a good knowledge of the sights and explains a lot about the history. Islam had no problem to stop spontaneously at a monument in Shymkent on our way back. He always had an answer of any question about Kazakhstan, History and Culture. We enjoyed the tour very much and recommend Islam highly. He was reliable, flexible and well informed.

Letzte Woche haben wir eine Tagestour von Shymkent zum Mausoleum von Hodscha Ahmad Yasawi mit Islam unternommen. Er war unser Fahrer und Guide. Wir wurden morgens pünktlich von unserem Hotel abgeholt und in einem bequemen Auto in etwa 2 Stunden nach Turkestan gefahren. Vor Ort führte Islam uns durch die Sehenswürdigkeiten rund um das Mausoleum während er uns jede Menge Informationen über die Gebäude, die Geschichte und Kultur sowie zu Kasachstan gab. Auf dem Rückweg kam er spontan unserem Wunsch nach, an einer Sehenswürdigkeit in Shymkent einen Stopp einzulegen. Wir hatten einen sehr schönen und informativen Tag und empfehlen Islam gerne weiter. Er ist freundlich, zuverlässig und flexibel und verfügt zudem über sehr gute Englischkenntnisse.

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