James HollatzUnited States
I have used Tours by Locals in five different countries and have always found the services provided to be excellent. My recent visit to Ala Archa Park in Bishkek, KG met all my expectations. Aigul did a great job. She was knowledgeable and helpful in planning the trip and during the execution. I enjoyed the hiking and also learned a lot about her country. Thank you to Aigul and Tours by Locals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you for the feedback James! It was great to meet you! Enjoy the rest of your travelling and take care!
Ben SimpfendorferHong Kong
Fantastic trip. Many thanks! Well prepared walk and insightful views on the country. I also appreciated the extra effort to arrange a special visit at the end of a long day. Highly recommended! Look forward to the next visit and hearing some local music.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ben for the feedback. It was great to meet you and hope to welcome you back in the future
Jill BowderyUnited Kingdom
Aigul is a cheerful and professional guide, who is keen to show off the best of her city and region. She is able and willing to adapt the tour to the needs and abilities of the customer, and is happy to talk openly about life in Kyrgyzstan. Her level of spoken English is also excellent. I would thoroughly recommend her tours, and also Ala Archa National Park which is stunningly beautiful!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jill, Thank you very much for taking time to write a review. It was a pleasure to meet you and show you around. Hope to see you back in the future!
Ellen Van der VeerNetherlands
Aigul was a great guide! She had Enormous knowledge about the country and its history, was patient and carefull about us When climbing up. She made a great lunch and was Very flexibel. She also helped us arranging a follow-up tour to Issyk Kol and Son Kol. And she is just a Very Very lovely person!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ohhh thanks Ellen! Really appreciate it! You guys are awesome! Would be really happy if you guys come back in the future! How about the World nomad games?
Mark HeslopUnited Kingdom
Our second tour with Aigul was to Ala Archa national park. Wow! what stunning scenery, totally breathtaking. Thankfully Aigul reccomened we bought a hat each to protect us from the sun. What good advice this was. After a lovely picnic lunch brought along by Aigul we walked back and drove to Ata Beyit memorial. You could feel the pride and patriotism from the Kyrgz people, Aigul explained in detail about the memorials some only 7 years old! Then on to Tashtar Ata, brilliant day, thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you very much for such a positive review Mark. It was a pleasure to be your guide
Aigul was very good at guiding us in the mountains. My husband was very impressed with her knowledge of the mountains around Bishkek and he had a very good time. We were traveling with small children and grandma, and she was able to accomodate us all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bonnie, thank you very much for the feedback. It was a pleasure to meet you guys. I hope to see you back in the future.
Glenn-marie LangeUnited States
Fantastic guide, knows everything about the country and is great company. I highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Glenn Marie! It was so nice to meet you! Enjoy the rest of your time here!
Steven SayreUnited States
This tour was affected by the weather, but, nevertheless, was wonderful because of Aigul. Hiking through snow until above the clouds, with expansive views of the beautiful mountains, was a highlight. Aigul is an exceptional guide, but more importantly, a smart, knowledgeable, kind, and gracious person!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steven, Thank you for taking time to share with the feedback. I really appreciate that. Take care, Best, Aigul