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We had an idea of creating a friendly helper for all guests of Almaty. Idea became real pretty fast - at August 2016 we issued first edition of our Friendly Map of Almaty and we continue working on that project every day! As addition to our map we...more
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Review of: Big Almaty Lake

This was an excellent trip. Dmitriy was a great guide, very knowledgeable and interesting. His English was very good. The scenery was stunning and we enjoyed a delicious picnic lunch provided by the company overlooking snow capped mountains and the dazzling lake. Our driver was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank philip d
Kazakhguide, Owner at Friendly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for writing the review, Philip! We are happy that you liked the tour! I will pass Dmitriy & Olya your warm words! Always welcome back to Kazakhstan! ;)

Reviewed 2 September 2019 via mobile

What a fantastic day, from the moment we were picked up from until we were returned to our hotel. The day exceeded all expectations. Konstantin our guide was knowledgeable and spoke beautiful English. Our driver, who’s name escapes us manoeuvred the roads with such expertise....More

1  Thank SylviaHope
Kazakhguide, Manager at Friendly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2019

Dear Sylvia, Thank you so much for spending your time to write this review, we appreciate it a lot! We are happy that you enjoyed the tour, its an honour for us that you chose Friendly Tours to show you beautiful surroundings of Almaty region,...More

Reviewed 27 August 2019

We (family of three adults) booked our tour in Kazakhstan with Friendly Tours because of the 5 star rate provided by the TripAdvisor community and I can't agree more with all the aspects that I had read. I want to highlight some points: Management from...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Kazakhguide, Owner at Friendly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2019

Dear Tahir, How's sunny Madrid? That's one of my most favourite cities in the world! Thank you so much for such a detailed review, we really appreciate the time you spent to write it!!! We are happy that the experience was wonderful for you -...More

Reviewed 22 August 2019

My partner and I had a fantastic time with Gaulkar exploring Charyn Canyons and a nearby lake. Gaulkar showed up at our accommodations right on time, provided great food throughout the day (including stopping at a nearby time for tasty local food we hadn't tried...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Kazakhguide, Owner at Friendly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2019

Dear Jennifer, I'm very grateful for the time you spent to write the review! It was a real pleasure to conduct this trip for you both, I had a great joy spending that day showing you the best of the region! Thank you for using...More

Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

Our tour was fabulous, all we had hoped for and more. Dina, our guide, was excellent; giving us lots of information about Kazakhstan, Almaty and the regions we went to. Our home stay was great also. The scenery was beautiful.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Kazakhguide, Owner at Friendly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2019

Thanks so much for such a wonderful review. We are also very very happy that you liked the experience with Friendly Tours. Thanks again, Gaukhar, Co-founder & owner Friendly Tours

Reviewed 11 August 2019

It was a lot of driving but the driver did an awesome job so I could really relax and enjoy the changing landscape - which is fascinating! The guide Konstantin gave a lot of information and was really solicitous so I had wonderful days!More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Kazakhguide, Owner at Friendly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2019

Hello Rebecca, Thank you for writing this wonderful review, we do appreciate the time you spent! we were happy to pick you up from Karakol cause we are always ready to customize any tour for our guests, I'll make sure to pass your kind words...More

Reviewed 31 July 2019

We were about an hour out of Almaty at the beginning of our two-day canyons tour when the penny dropped that our guide, Gaukhar had arranged for us to go on a different tour. We would still see the famous Charyn Canyon, but rather than...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jonathan M
Culture793546, Manager at Friendly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2019

Thank you Jonathan! We are extremely sorry for the mistake but also extremely happy that at the end you did like the tour! ;) Thank you for such a detailed review!

Reviewed 19 July 2019 via mobile

Friendly Tours is pretty new in the market but could easily handle the group of me and my friends (20 pax). I did my research before and told them what we’d like to see. It was just a few weeks before arrival but it wasn’t...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Culture793546, Manager at Friendly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2019

Hi Jaroslav! Thank you so much for spending time and writing the review! ;) We are so happy that you liked the tour!!! It was exciting for us to organize a tour for you and your friends! Always welcome back to Kazakhstan!

Reviewed 16 July 2019

Thanks to Dmitriy for the great city tour at Almaty. Dmitriy is knowledgeable, friendly, sincere and professional, he is the best guide I met so far. During the 3-hour tour on Jul 10, he has impressed me with his knowledge of history and culture of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Teresa L
Culture793546, Manager at Friendly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2019

Hello Teresa! Thank you a lot for leaving the review! It means so much for us! We are happy to hear that you liked the tour from one of our best guides Dima! Always welcome back to Kazakhstan!

Reviewed 9 July 2019

We don't offen write reviews but this one is up there. The tour is a great way to see some of this very large country in a short space of time. The scenery is awe-inspiring and the people are warm and genuine. see for yourself....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Culture793546, Manager at Friendly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2019

Hello Marion! Thank you a lot for writing such a detailed review! It means so much for us! We are happy to hear that you liked the tour with Vladimir! We hope David's birthday was memorable and full of joy! ;) Thank you for choosing...More

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Hi I would also recommend you to visit Falcon show on the way back from the Big lake. Kolsai and Kaindy are really amazing. We went there with guides.kz website
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Let me know which places you have already planned to cover; will accordingly recommend what to do in 1 day that you have. Also inform your area of interest. Almaty has beautiful mountains and has few outside city day trip... More
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