Dear guest welcome to South Kazakhstan!

I would like to present my private tour, where I’d like to be your individual English speaking guide. Because of the tight program I will stay with you at least 8 hours a day during the whole tour – or less as you like. I am also responsible for your security. Because of the frequent transfers I will transport you with my own car. Please, see below the program.   


Taraz – Shymkent – Sayram – Turkistan - Shymkent

1 day – Arrival in Taraz city and pick up. Accommodation. City tour. Visiting local Historical Museum. Visiting medieval mausoleums and historical spiritual places: Aisha Bibi, Karakhan Baba, Tek Turmas, Josef’s Baths, archaeological excavations of Kone (Ancient) Taraz. Old Akyr Tas settlement outside of Taraz can be an option. Overnight in Taraz. Departure to Shymkent (160 km).

2 day – Arrival in Shymkent city. Accommodation. City tour. Shymkent is the city of sward roofs. Old Citadel and Old city. Green Bazaar is heart of the city. Koshkar Ata river is unique and sacral place of the city. Park of Independency is symbol of modern Shymkent. Building of former St. Nicolas Russian Orthodox Church (19 century). Transfer to ancient Sayram city (20 km). Sayram is ancient city on Silk Road. Visiting medieval mausoleums and local historical museum. Walking tour in the centre. Try ancient Uzbek cuisine in Sayram. Transfer to Shymkent. Overnight in Shymkent.

3 day – Departure to Turkistan city (180 km). Accommodation. Visiting medieval mausoleums of Arystan Bab and Khodja Akhmed Yassevi. Saint Akhmed is king of Sufi mystics and dervishes.  Mausoleum in Turkistan is UNESCO and World heritage. Overnight in Turkistan. Ancient lost cities Otrar and Sauran can be an option. Famous naturel parks of South Kazakhstan in Western Tein Shan can be an option.

4 day – Departure to Shymkent. Having rest. End.

Price does not include accommodation, food and entrance fees.

On preliminarily request I can help to book accommodation and buy transport tickets. My stories are based on historical, cultural and ethnographical information. They include also my personal view and alternative resources. I can adjust the program of the tour or you can propose your own personal program.  

Price with personal English-speaking guide is US$ 450 for one person. For group of two persons price is US$ 300 per person. For group of three persons price is US$ 225 per person.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Included services:
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Entrance fees (i.e. parks, events)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Accommodation (Hotel)
Transport: Limousine