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Madina organised a great tour, always careful to meet the needs of the group and checking that we were OK for water/food/toilet and photo stops. She is very chatty and good at getting people to integrate as a group and her English is excellent.


Rabiga picked me up from the airport and we went straight to the UNESCO site at Tambaly to see the petroglyphs, followed by a tour of some of Almaty's tourist sites. She speaks excellent English and gave me some great insights into Kazakh culture and history. If I return to Kazakhstan I would be happy to take more trips with her :)


We travelled around Georgia for 6 days with Dato. Dato managed to take care of us very well. Everything went smoothly and we enjoyed our tour very much. Dato is a very responsible and reliable tour guide that you can trust. He is also flexible when we wanted some changed to our itinerary. You are in safe hands if you decide to go around Georgia with Dato. Fun guy indeed!


From the moment I made an enquiry with Asel I knew it was the right choice ! Booking a trip to Khazakstan from the UK can be a bit daunting but I would highly recommend using Indy Guide and Asel in particular. Throughout the process she was very quick to respond to any questions I had, and I had a lot ! The trip I did amongst other things covered a city tour, Chimbulak, Big Almaty Lake, the Atkau mountains, Charyn Canyon and Lake Kaindy all of which were stunning. I would definitely highly ...


Elena was very responsive and most helpful in arranging my short tour to the south shore of Issyk-Kul lake which is a stunning area. I travelled there as a single person with a lovely guide called Ermek ... one of the nicest young men I’ve met ... extremely helpful, very knowledgable and courteous. I would highly recommend using Elena for a trip in stunning Kyrgyzstan ... and if you do ask for Ermek !


We had a fabulous time in Kazakhstan and much of the credit for this should go to Gaukhar who was a really excellent guide. Arrangements went smoothly and her local knowledge and English language skills first class. Would not hesitate to recommend her to other travellers


Gabiden's is a top shelf travel company for someone looking for true adventure, genuine experience and overall travel satisfaction. It is a reliable family run business. Everyone was friendly and accommodating to make sure there was customer satisfaction. On my recent trip to Western Mongolia I found their travel package with the Eagle Hunters Festival as the center piece more than met my expectations. Some of the highlights were experiencing Mongolian Kazakh nomadic culture. Living with an e...


Sergey organised an exciting five days trip for us in the south-east of Kazakhstan. He is a very good driver, he is very organised, very calm, and we trusted him from the beginning to the end. He is always ready to adapt and always made sure that we were having a good time. Sergey has the perfect car for an off-road adventure and we will definitely organise another trip in the region with him. Thank you for this great trip!

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We had limited time and wanted to see a million things. Andrey offered a few plans that would combine only things that were actually comfortably doable. Clear and honest. He is an experienced guide and a fun guy to hang out with. He could could tell us a lot about Kazachstan and its people. Everthing was arranged well from pickup, to transport, food, accommodation, time management to drop off. He was clearly enjoying his job, not being a bored routined guide. The only thing we missed was to ...

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Bobosher gave me a great transfer by car from Taschkent to Samarkand. As he was busy with tour i was not able to get him as a guide. He is very nice, helpful- and speaks very good english.


This was the first time that we used indy guide and we were quite nervous since we would go on a 3-days trip with a "random person from the internet". After jumping into the adventure by clicking "book", everything went very very smoothly. Marat was constantly available for my questions and provided additional advice before our arrival. Our guide for the trip, Boris, was simply amazing. His driving skills over tiny roads and through mud pools were incredible! He showed us all the beautiful pl...


Hey Bob - Martha and I wanted to really thank you for a fantastic trip made even more so by our conversations and your incredible knowledge both historic and current about your country. As tourists, one rarely gets to delve so deeply into the culture being observed. Thanks for deepening our knowledge and appreciate of yours.


We accomplished most of the planned itinerary and Mirbek was friendly and a safe driver. There was some miscommunication about the price and plan because of the language barrier, but we worked it out. We saw beautiful places and had a lovely day trip which included hiking, though we did not learn any information about the area/culture/country so he seemed to function more as a driver, rather than a guide.


Everything was great! Super veggie lunch.

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Bobsher's tour to Samarkand was wonderful. First of all Samarkand is a beautiful city with amazing sites. But the sites are a long way away from each other, so you will need transport. And to have transport and a guide in one was very helpful. Bobosher is a great guide: informative, friendly, speaks excellent English. I only had a day for my visit from Tashkent, which was enough - as long as I had someone like Bobosher to take me from site to site. A delicious lunch was included in the ...

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I visited Iskanderkul and Sarytag with Mirzo for a weekend. I had a really great time there, we went also in Niagara Falls and Snake lake. Mirzo is a professional guide with a lot of experience and passion on his work, all the arrangements for the trip were perfect. He also is a very good English speaker with knowledge of the history and the tradition, so you can learn a lot of things by discussing with him. he is really cool guy and i definitely would choose him again in the future. ...