Zhanar (Janna)

I would love to greet you all and invite to visit one of the largest country and explore the Great Steppes on the Heart of Eurasia! I am offering you the complete service starting at your planning the journey, getting the visa if required or any other permits if you want to visit some distinctive places, meeting at the airport and provde full service during your stay in Kazakhstan. 

Translation, accompanying, guiding you around Almaty, Astana, and other cities of Kazakhstan. If you are a business traveller I would like to offer you full Personal Assistance service and take over all your organizing, administrative duties and make your business trip very comfortable and reliable. 

I am a certified guide by Indy Guide and EastGuidesWest companies as well as a National Guiding Certificate holder (Certificate #KB in National Register) and I am very passionate about meeting people from the all over the globe to share the culture, adventure and to enhance your exploring experience while travelling in Central Asia, my home. I am happy to meet you through Indy Guide and provide the best to make you enjoy your visit.

 I invite you for the following destinations:

National Parks: Altyn Emel, Kolsai Lakes, Djungar Alatau, Ile Alatau, Katon Karagai 

UNESCO heritage listing: Mausoleum Complex Hazret Sultan, Tamgaly Petroglyphs, the Great Silk Road ancient ruined c ities

Forest and Wildlife Protected Areas: Sayram Ugam, Katau, Korgaldjin, Aksu Djabagly, Alakol Lake, Almaty 

In addition, I can arrange for you the trip to the restricted areas like Baikonur Cosmodrome, Semey Nuclear Testing Area, Aral Sea



My skills, interests, and hobbies: Interpretation and translation (English-Russian-Kazakh), written and verbal, business communications, negotiations. Guiding and excursions, outdoor activities, hiking and trekking. Horse riding, skating, sleighing, raw boating, driving.

Country: Kazakhstan

Services in: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan

Role: Certified/licensed Guide

Years of experience: 5

4 open listings

12 received reviews (100% positive, 12/12)


Unfortunately Zhannar didn't have time but her guide, Murat, did a great job and was very helpfull and reliable. Zhannar did her best for suggesting and organizing our tour. Hostfamilies were good, as was Murat's car. Everything went well, thanks a lot. my+ro

Myrta about listing römy's Almaty 4days tour 23 days ago.


Actually, the program was arranged and in very professional way, we have enjoyed the tours with Janna. She takes care of details and she arranges the tour to fit the type of travelers. In my case, I have traveled with my family. Therefore, she designed the program with the consideration of having kids as part of the travelers and that was good to us. I highly recommend dealing with her if you looking to get the out of your visit to Kazakhstan.

Thanks for Indy guide and thanks for Janna

Mohamed about listing Your Package for 5 days 30 days ago.

Janna knows a lot about the Kazakhstan , and the area as well. She brings very good discussion and she has a perfect English. Janna is also very dynamic and friendly and will make you have a great time, sharing her culture. She will make you feel comfortable and ensure you're having a good time.

We fully recommend Janna !

Eduardo about listing Charyn canyon and singing dune tour 1 month ago.

Zhanar was a fantastic guide, and I had a great experience during my tour with her. She was extremely knowledgeable about local culture, history, attractions, etc., and she shared all of that, which helped give a great perspective for the trip. On top of her knowledge as a guide, she consistently went above and beyond to help me with a difficult situation when the airline lost my baggage upon arrival to Almaty. My bags contained important gear for an expedition to climb Peak lenin, and she went to great lengths to help me get it back. It was a great experience, and I wouldn’t hesitate to contact Zhanar again if I return to Central Asia!

Kevin about listing August 4th-6th: Almaty to Bishkek 2 months ago.

My private 6-days tour with Zhanar was probably anything but ordinary, but a great pleasure overall. She took care of anything I needed and wished and was really flexible. Zhanar has a young and energetic spirit combined with a lot of (live) experience. She has been more than just a guide to me, as she was open to tell about herself and showed considerable interest in me as a person. All of this made me feel relaxed and be able to enjoy my trip as much as possible. Thank you so much for making it an unforgettable experience!

Riepko about listing South Kazakstan private tour 2 months ago.
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Safe driver, knowledgeable guide and a gentle and dynamic personnality at the same time, all in one person! Very lucky to have Zhanar with us on our trip to Altyn Emel, Kolsai lake and Charyn. And if you are interested in the history of the area, past and recent, then you really are with the right person. The big bonus for me were conversations with Zhanar. I learnt so much!


The trip in almaty region and around with zhanar was very totally amazing.

She is friendly, funny, lot of powerful!!

i was in alty emel park, kolsai lake, charyn canyon, almaty lake , falcon show, shymboulak climbing, all activity was organize by zhannar with power and love about kazakhstan.

All this place must to be see if you come around almaty because it s totally amazing.

In my case, since i am come back in france, my trip look like a dream, because landscape of this region is so perfect and pure.

when you did trip with zhannar you are in tottaly connection with Kazakhstan culture.

thank you very much indyguide and zhannar!

See you soon i hope!


Maxime about listing amalty around tour maxime 10/08-15/08 2 months ago.
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Zhanar is an extremely nice person and an excellent guide who speak english fluently. She knows a lot of things about Kazakhstan's history, culture, customs, etc. She also know many people and she seems to have friends everywhere. We explored together Altyn-Emel with my wife and her sister. It was a beautiful experience. I think next time we should spend 3 days there to hike and see more. I definitely recommend to hire her for a successful trip.

Julien about listing Altyn Emel National Park Tour 3 months ago.

Honestly and trust worthiness are two great characters of a tour guide. I would paraphrase an American insurance company ‘s trademark: “ YOU ARE IN GOOD HANDS WITH ZHANAR (JANNA)”. Janna is truly a professional guide. She arranged every detail without a hitch. She provided help even after her tenure ended, and this shows that one can trust her 100% when she is your guide. Thank you Janna, for a wonderful experience during my travel in Central Asia.

Gene about listing 2018 Central Asia—Zhanar 3 months ago.

Everything was just perfect, Zhanar is a very smart and polite person. The whole trip was great organized, we visited beautifull places and we will have milion of marvelous memories :)

Ewa about listing 3 days trip from Almaty 6 months ago.

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