Sylvia Orchard

An incredible experience I will never forget! I made a very last-minute booking on the off-chance Yerlan would be free and I am so lucky he was. Our two-day trip to Burabay was amazing, all thanks to Yerlan\'s guidance. He knew so much about the history and stories behind each place we visited and was more than happy to answer my many questions about Kazakh culture. The drive was safe, comfortable, and well-worth the time to see such fantastic landscapes. He showed off the wares in the local market, and shared them with me. They were absolutely delicious! He even helped me with checking into my hotel near the park. We hiked around the lakes through beautiful forests and even up to the highest peak. Climbing the mountains was sometimes difficult but he was always there to help and happy to take a rest whenever I needed it. Swimming in the lakes was so refreshing after the hike and he even helped me find my goggles when I lost them. I would definitely take another tour with him in the future! As a guide he is kind, thoughtful, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the places he visits. He has my highest recommendation :)