Walking Tour Around Historical Centre Of Shymkent City

Walking Tour Around Historical Centre Of Shymkent City

Dear guest, 

Welcome to Shymkent City! 

I would like to present my walking tour, where I’ll be your individual English speaking guide.

See real Shymkent through the eyes of local residents. Please, see below the program. 

Duration 2-3 hours  

Price with personal English-speaking guide is US$ 25 for one person. For group of two persons cost is US$ 18 per person. For group of three persons cost is US$ 12 per person.


9 a.m. – Pick up at the hotel. Visiting Park of Independency. Panorama of the city from southern side. Alpamys the Hero, Arian Afrasiab, “Second Teacher”, “Sultan of Sufi” famous great names connected to Shymkent region. 

10 a.m. – Visiting Old City and Citadel. Old City is the centre of historical Shymkent. Shymkent city is a city of sward roofs. What does “Shymkent” mean? What is the difference between old name “Chimkent” and new name of the city “Shymkent”? Why do we construct our houses from the clay?

11 a.m. – visiting sacred river. Koshkar Ata (Ram Father) river is unique and sacred place in centre of the city. Walking along the river. How many rivers do flow in Shymkent city? Who is that person, whom Kazaks call “Ram Father”?

12 a.m. – Green Bazaar is heart of the city. Oriental sweets and southern fruits. What do Shymkent city has unique, which other cities do not have?  Why Shymkent city is called as Kazakh “Texas”? 

Price does not include accommodation and food. 

Guide is responsible for security and comfort of the guests during the tour. Guide gives full historical, cultural and ethnographical information. His stories include official information as well as personal view and alternative resources. 

Included services:
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: Food, accommodation
What to bring: Beverage
Transport: No transportation
Payment Method

For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.