Any human being with a sliver of curiosity will appreciate Istanbul, be captivated by it, admire it. But what Hanifi will do is set you on course to loving this magnificent city. Through his passion, knowledge, enthusiasm, patience, humour and good heartedness, he will inspire you, get you in the Istanbul state of mind and help you forge long-lasting memories. One thing to keep in mind though, you will most probably want to come back!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your beautiful words. It is hard to reply sometimes. This time Rumi Came to help me with its lovely philosophy. For me his words are gifts to everyone. Here you are… >If someone asks, but what is love? Answer, dissolving the will. True freedom come to those who escape the question of freewill and fate.< RUMI
Hei Oi ChikHONG KONG, Hong Kong
Mr Hanifi is an experienced guide, very knowledgeable, friendly and flexible in responding to our requests and interests. We're glad to have him as our guide for 3 days and would definitely hope to have him as our guide again in our next trip in Turkey.
Mr Hanifi is an excellent guide. Very friendly and easy to communicate with. Excellent explanation of the places we went. So glad to have him as our guide for 3 days and I would definitely recommend to everyone and would hope to have him as my guide in my future trips here. Thank you so much.
Vinod S.United States
Hanifi is an excellent tour guide. We had an amazing time. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and kind. It was wonderful to see the beautiful sights of Istanbul but more importantly to learn about the culture, customs and faith of the Turkish people. The itinerary was perfect! We enjoyed every minute of our visit and returned home with many wonderful memories.
Aleisha RuskeNew Zealand
Thank you so much Hanifi for a wonderful three days in Istanbul. Our family had such a marvellous time seeing the city for the first time. The tour was very informative and went seemlessly. Hanifi was such a wealth of knowledge and is so charming and kind. We stopped at great places to eat to enjoy local food, and managed to skip all the lines at all the sites too. Truly the best way to see Istanbul! Teşekkür ederim.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Aleisha, Thank you for your lovely comment. It was good to be with you and with your family. You are always welcome. Whenever you need I would be happy to assist you. My best wishes to you. Hanifi
He is a great person and a great guide. He will really show you Istambul. He is very knowlageble and acommodating to any needs. I can recommend him without any doubt. He is great with kids and elderly people.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Maximo, You have a great family. I am wishing you a happy long life. I am sending my love to all your family too “The soul has been given it’s own ears to hear things the mind does not understand.” Rumi Hanifi
Neal WeinsteinScotttsdale, AZ, United States
What a fantastic guide. Hanifi gave us a real good feel for Istanbul. And Yes it is very safe.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your lovely comment.
Stewart GrayUnited Kingdom
Hanifi was absolutely superb throughout our 3 days with him in awal April 2019. We didn't plan anything left it to him and he arrested at our hotel to show our party of 8 around the city. He was highly knowledgable , interesting and engaging. We jumped all the queues with his prepaid tickets and there was a great mini bus and driver included . Thanks Hanifi very much we all enjoyed your company and all the laughs we had together !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words and comment. It was fun and enjoyable to do tour with you. :) Hanifi
Michelle CorrellUnited States
I can't say enough good things about Hanifi and our 3-day tour with him. There was no question that he didn't know the answer to. And he has a wonderful sense of humor, and his English is perfect. Hanifi was also very accommodating with adjusting our tour at the last minute when my mom sprained her ankle and ended up in a wheelchair the night we arrived. He insisted on pushing her wheelchair for us all 3 days and took such good care of her. I travel a lot, and Hanifi is the best tour guide I've ever had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a great time with you. Thank you for your kind Words and rating. My best wishes from Istanbul
Yvonne HubmayrUnited States
Hanifi is a super-friendly, kind, accommodating, punctual and well-educated family man. We loved his anecdotes and snippets of eclectic information. He is a literate man who loves to tell a story. He knows Istanbul inside out and loves to show it off to visitors. Our 3 days with Hanifi were comfortable, stress free, fun and we visited many sights that we otherwise would not have had time or energy to see. He also went out of his way to help us with special arrangements. Thank you Hanifi!
Jason AddlespergerUnited States
Hanifi was superb. We spent three days with him, and enjoyed every minute of our time and covered fast parts of Istanbul. Hanifi has great historical and architectural knowledge to share. He has such a positive attitude about life. I can't recommend him enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: How nice words you said about me. It was a great pleasure to share the time with you. Take care of your lovely wife. Don't forget to lift your left foot up enough :)
Richard KwangHong Kong
His energy, enthusiasm and knowledge filled my journey with absolute joy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: “Silence is the language of Allah, all else is poor translation.” - Rumi
James KnollmillerUnited States
Hanifi was definitely a 5-star guide. His obvious love and enthusiasm for the city, his depth of knowledge, his thoughtfulness and sense of humor made him an excellent companion for four days. We never seemed to stop talking about anything and everything Turkish--its history, culture, people, religion, politics, language, food. He was well versed on any topic.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Thank you for your rate. It was pleasure to be your guide.
Our three days with Hanifi in Istanbul were unforgettable! He really knows his city and it's history. Thanks so much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rate and beautiful words. Here I am adding some poems from Rumi as beautiful as yours. “I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.” ― Rumi
Richard PendrillUnited Kingdom
An excellent guide who was always on time and made our trip to Istanbul very interesting. We also saw things that some tourists would miss. Highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tanks for your rate and your lovely words. Here some for you from Turkish Poet Rumi -------------- One who does what the Friend wants done will never need a friend. There's a bankruptcy that's pure gain. The moon stays bright when it doesn't avoid the night. A rose's rarest essence lives in the thorn. From Soul of Rumi ----------------
Thomas GeorgeHinsdale, IL, United States
Hanifi is a wonderful tour guide. His English is very fluent and easy to understand. We were able to see the highlights of Istanbul in only 3 days.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much it was nice to be with you. Best wishes from istanbul.