To get the best experience out of Almaty you need to book one of our local friendly tour guides. They will be able to show you around, make you feel like a local. Whether you want to see the tourist sites or visit places off the beaten track and discover new experiences, then our Guides4me guide is there to make it happen.
John is 33 years old, LGBT friendly and speaks English & Russian.
He graduated with a degree in international relations. A well travelled individual, John first worked as a guide in Goa, India. Now back in his homeland Almaty, John is continuing with his guiding profession. His hobbies include strumming percussion instruments. Having mastered the African djembe, his new instrument of choice is the hang drum. If you are looking for an educated and fun guy with an interest in outdoor adventure and music, then John is your guide.
Total cost for the guide services of John for one day (8 hours) = a booking fee of USD 25 by Paypal plus USD 100 in cash to John after his services. This makes a total of USD 125.
This excludes any transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.
“John is very friendly, educated and a fun guy, we had a great day, he made Almaty special for us, we wish we could have stayed longer.” – Brad & Carol, Canada
Almaty is the largest city in Kazakhstan. Almaty used to be the capital of Kazakhstan in the post Soviet and independent era from 1929. However in 1997 it was moved to Nur Sultan, formerly Astana, about 12 hours north by train.
The city sits at the foot of the Trans Ili Alatau Mountains in the south of the country, near Kyrgyzstan. If you like ice and snow there is the Medeu Skating Rink and Ski Resort. At 1691 metres, this is the highest skating rink in the world.
One of the landmarks in Almaty is the Ascension Cathedral. Located in Panfilov Park, this Russian orthodox building is one of the five largest wooden buildings in the world. It has beautiful frescoes, stain glass windows and outside you can see the gilded spires in true Russian style.
Whatever you choose to do in Almaty, it will be a unique and memorable experience of a lifetime, with a Guides4me guide, who will look after you and by the end of the trip you’ve made a best friend.