Islam

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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

14 received reviews (93% positive, 13/14)

Michel

Very professional guide. Knows the subject very well. Very good driver

Michel about listing Turkistan 01/06/2019 12 days ago.
Petros

First, I would like to tell that visiting Turkistan region of Kazakhstan and its historical gems, it is the continuation and completion of a trip in Timurid Uzbekistan. As for citizens of most Countries no visa is anymore needed on both sides of the border, the combination is more easy than ever. Moreover Shymkent itself is a surprisingly pleasant city to explore, with amazing National Parks even for day trips.

Islam has always lived in that land and knows it more than enough. He is not simply a good driver with a confortable veihicle but foremost a guide who loves his job and who knows how to do that job well, sometimes overcoming himself in order to satisfy the needs of his guests. Islam is trustworthy, honest, serious but with a sense of humor, always on time, well-mannered with a good character that he makes you feel from the first moment as with an old friend.

Without any doubt I recommend him for an unforgettable tour in the civilization and nature of his holy places.

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Monica

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 6 months ago.
Hans

Very kind, attentive to the wishes of clients.

Simona

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

David

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.

Meng

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

Meng about listing Skymkent to Turkestan one day return 11 months ago.
Dylan

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 2 years ago.
Ruben

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.

Francois

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.

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