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Hello dear Travellers!

My name is Rafa and I’m an English speaking driver and guide with a good knowledge of the roads and beautiful places of Kyrgyzstan.

I have partners in all regions of our country, so can offer you accommodation and organize additional tour or related activities like: eagle hunting, horseback riding, motor boat sailing, live show on national musical instruments and other cultural and historical activities.

All the tour itineraries are can be arranged upon your request.

My skills, interests, and hobbies: Communicative hard working young man, interested in outdoor activities . Like motorboat sailing, water skiing , climb on the mountain. Im graduated mechanical engeneering univercity, so I like fixing cars and prepearing car for an offroad.

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Trip Request for: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan

Role: Certified/licensed Guide

Years of experience: 5

5 open listings

4 received reviews (100% positive, 4/4)


Rafa was guiding for the first time in winter, but he managed to select some local gems for a reasonable price. He is more into nature than culture, but he adapted the schedule according to my wishes.

Joanna about listing Prepayment 4 months ago.

As a first time and solo visitor to Kyrgyzstan, as well as a general newbie to hiking/trekking, Rafa not only provided an excellent trip and itinerary at an excellent price, he left me with an experience of a life-time.

My trip lasted 4 days, 3 nights to Issyk-Kul, and included eagle hunting, horse riding, staying in a yurt, Burana Tower, villages, bazaars, and countless mountain ranges and gorges, and many more. Every item on the itinerary was a real eye-opener.

Although it felt a bit awkward at first when we first met, we soon bonded over the next few days through enjoyable lengthy discussions about music, sports and everything under the sun.

Rafa's English is excellent, and his knowledge of the roads and cultural sites is encyclopedic. I felt completely safe during my time with Rafa. In fact, I even hired him for an extra day to take me across the border from Bishkek to Almaty.

When I was in Almaty, he even contacted me days later to check that everything was OK. We are even keeping in touch with each other from time to time now, and I am proud to know that I not only have a wonderful guide to call upon on my next trip to Kyrgyzstan, but a friend.

If you ever need a guide in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, Rafa comes with my full recommendation.

KN about listing Deposit for Tour for KN Chew 9 months ago.
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We went with Rafa for a five-day trip to Song-Kul, and Issyk Kul in August 2019. Rafa was fast in contacting us through Indy Guide, and he made good suggestions for planning our trip. Rafa speaks very well English, and he was a very pleasant companion, as we conversed a lot during the long drives. Rafa took us to his home village (Kaji Say) on the south shore of Issyk Kul, and we stayed in the guesthouse of his parents for two nights. Rafa went with us during the hikes and visits to the various sites, and he explained a lot about history and culture. His car is very comfortable and he keeps it in good condition, as he is a mechanical engineer. Rafa is very reliable, and he showed up on time, or send a WhatsApp when there was a small delay. We agreed with Rafa on a fixed price for the trip which also included the accommodation and meals. This worked out fine with us, although it might be better to pay your own food and decide on where to stay, to avoid misunderstandings. Overall, our trip was very good thanks to the nice weather, the incredible landscape, the nice people, and the guidance of Rafa.

Cees about listing Cees and Mattie's trip with Rafa 11 months ago.
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Raffa was at Airport to meet us and was soo warm and friendly

We spent the next week wit Raffa who was so helpful punctual and made our trip so amazing

His English is good and went the extra mile to be helpful

Our trip in Kygystan was incredible and made more delightful because of Raffa

Would highly recommend him as a driver and guide


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Sigrid about listing Mrs Sigrid Thomas 11 months ago.

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