Amazing tour from our guide Aigul. Very nice and accommodating, also speaks fluent english. We had a very good time in Kyrgyzstan and hoping to come back again. :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ven for taking time to write a review. It was great to meet you all and be your guide. Look forward to see you back ��
Klára NěmečkováCzech Republic
It was really nice excursion, Aigul is great and attentive guide. It was my first experience with hiking and she really helped me. Also her English is very good and she was able to explain everything.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the review Klara. It was great to meet you and be your guide. Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay. Take care and all the best.
Brian D.University Park, MDM, United States
Aigul was a real pleasure to meet. She accommodated our special needs in a very professional fashion, and she was flexible and accommodating as we worked through our project. She showed a deep knowledge and true love for her city and its people, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with her. Very highly recommended for any custom tour of Bishkek!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Wendy. It was great to meet you both and be part of it.
Andrew WixonUnited Kingdom
Aigul was very flexible and accommodating and did a great job of looking after a couple of travellers without too much outdoor experience and a probably-overambitious sense of what they could achieve. We were looked after very well throughout our time with her - she did our best to answer our questions and keep us informed about the places we were seeing. She helped us have an unforgettable trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrew, Thank you very much for your feedback. It was really nice meeting you both and I am glad you enjoyed the tour. Take care and all the best, Aigul
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!
Great days hiking. Aigul was flexible re the day as I decided I wanted an easier day so she took me on 2 great hikes in the spectacular mountains near Bishkek. Easy company and experienced guide.very memorable day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the feedback Gillian. You are such an energetic and positive lady. I had a pleasure meeting you and hope to see you back someday :)
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
Thomas KerleyUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Thomas! It was great to meet you!
It was really easy to communicate with our tour guide Aigul about additional questions. She was really quick with responding to mail and her english is perfect and she is really informative. We went too a short hike in Issyk Ata to see the falls and hot springs. Don't forget your swiming suit and towels, if you want to swim in it. Then we went to the lunch in a local village, where people would prepare many different traditional dishes just for us. Delicious! For the end we went to burana tower.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking time to share with the feedback Dejan and Katarina! Glad you enjoyed it! Hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Bishkek.
I've chosen this tour specifically because the guide (Aigul) is a young women. I strongly recommend her as a guide - she gave me a very good introduction to Kyrgisztan, the trip was well organized, the people friendly and I feel I had a very authentic experience. Moreover, I enjoyed her company very much! If I could say something negative, it is the horse-riding track. I expected it to be a round trip, but instead we went up the mountains and the very same way back.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephanie, Thank you very much for the feedback. Yes, the horse track back is the same way as it is up - I should have let you know that. Sorry about that. Hope you enjoyed your further stay in Bishkek! Take care, Aigul
Johan Wilhelm (Hans) v.Netherlands
I had a very nice three day-trip with Aigul (and her driver). She showed me Bishkek and the surrounding countryside in a relaxed and very pleasant manner. A lot of information was shared. The hikes were really nice, be it a bit of a faster pace, and the views were stunning. I liked my trips with Aigul a lot. She's an excellent guide and very pleasant company. Great job.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Johan, Thank you for taking time to share with the feedback. It was a great pleasure to meet such an interesting person! Enjoy your travels and all the best!
Harriet van der WeeleNetherlands
A well deserved five star rating for the tour and for Aigul. She went through great lengths to customize a tour to meet my wishes and available time off season, and was very patient with all the quesions I had beforehand. I could not have wished for a better guide and company during the tour than Aigul, the horsemen and the hosts of our very special accommodations. It has been a very special experience showing me the best the country has to offer people, food & nature-wise. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Harriet, Thank you very much for the feedback. It was great to meet you! Take care xoxo
Brady TannerUnited States
Aigul is knowledgeable and personable. We had fantastic experiences cooking lagman, making wool carpets, horse-riding, and hiking. Aigul has a good sense of how to adjust and how much information to give people.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brady. I will keep that in mind. Sorry about that.
Her dedication is something rare. Truely a nice person as well as being very professional.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alexi, Thank you so much for taking time to write such a positive feedback. It was great to meet such a positive person with a good sense of humour. Hope to welcome you back in the future. Best, Aigul
Bishkek is a city of hidden gems, and Aigul is a terrific interpreter - a must for a day in this quirky and fascinating capital.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for such a positive review Max! Safe travels!
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!
Aigul is a very knowledgable, very informative, very proffessional guide. I definetly recommend her for an excellent Bishkek tour. Thank you Aigul!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Axel-bei, Thank you very much for the feedback. Hope to see you back in the near future!
Jill HillUnited States
Learned much about Kyrgyzstan culture from Aigul as well as at the festival...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: that is good to know, thank you Jill
Aigul was lots of fun to hang around with for two hours in Bishkek. She had us walking fast to cover lots of ground offering highlights of the city. I feel after this tour that I have a nice taste of Bishkek and more information about the city and country then I had before arriving. This was my first experience with tours by locals and I was pleased.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Esther! It was really nice to meet you!
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?
Ole Morten BordalJessheim, Norway
Interesting "roadtrip" from Bishkek to Osh.(mostly along M41) Especially given the change in landscape, nature and population. There are some differences between the two largest cities in Kyrgyzstan. Great stops and overnight stays along the way, which also offered opportunities for various activities, such as hiking. Very informative and knowledgeable guide. (And with humor) Good, reliable driver. (Also with humor) Both were very comfortable to be togheter with, no hassle and stress. Recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you very much for taking time to write a review Ole. It was great to meet you and both the driver and I hope to see you back
Mark HeslopUnited Kingdom
Aigul organised a custom tour to the Burana tower and on to lake issyk kul for a swim and lunch in a yurt with an eagle hunting show on the way back. It was very enjoyable and we got to see a lot of the countryside and mountain passes. Aigul and our driver were very freindly and informative and were quite happy for us to just say can we stop here and take some photos. We had an excellent day and would rate Aigul very highly for tours of Bishkek and surrounding areas.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark, Thank you very much for the feedback. Would be happy to see you back!
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
Mark HeslopUnited Kingdom
Aigul was good enough to change the tour date at the last minute as we missed our flight. The city tour was very interesting and informative we took some fantastic photos at the top of the Damas hotel,Osh Bazaar was an eye opener! Aigul was very friendly and adaptable taking us to an ice cream parlour/ coffee shop as my son loves both.Nothing seemed too much trouble. Great tour... fantastic city.... excellent guide...thank you Aigul
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the feedback Mark. It was an interesting tour to lead as well. I've learned a lot about the fishing industry in England and even about the local fish. It was good to meet your son as well, hope you guys come back soon.
Claudia FitzgeraldUnited States
We asked for a night tour of lighted areas in the city and Aigul delivered. We were picked up and went to four different sites and got some lovely night pictures. Aigul was open to suggestions and places to photograph and helped clear a path for good pictures. She was very knowledgable about the history of the area. A wonderful guide. I would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your feedback Claudia. It was nice to meet you and William. I hope you got some nice shots. Take care and all the best, aigul
Aigul arranged a fantastic tour for us on short notice. Aigul is not only very pleasant to travel with, she is also a very resourceful person which became clear troughout the week when we had new requests and wishes that she was able to accomodate. She provided us with an unforgettable experience of beautiful Kyrgyzstan which we enjoyed immensely. We will definitely be back soon to see the rest of the country.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the feedback Ylva. I'm glad you have enjoyed the tour. All the best, aigul
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.
Gary AsselbergsUnited Kingdom
Aguil is a first rate tour guide in all aspects.Planning and organizational skills are excellent.Her attitudes towards logistic challenges were admirable.Above all Aigul was knowledgeable, friendly and reassuring throughout our trek.Our trek was a memorable experience which we will never forget.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you very much for such a review. enjoy the rest of your stay. look forward to welcome you back
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!
Aigul is a perfect guide. My luggage was delayed, and she went out of her way to help me get some winter gear for the weather. She then endured me as a very slow trekker on a mountain hike, taking 2.5 hours in what should have taken 1.25 hours. Even though we were behind schedule, she still made sure I visited every location on the tour and enjoyed every bit. Highly recommend this fabulous guide and person.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mohamed, Thank you for such a positive review. It was nice to meet such a positive and a bright person like you! Hope to see you back in the future!
Aigul was funny, charming and really insightful. Not only was she able to give me a tour of Bishkek's odd and colourful backstreets and main attractions, she gave me a full historical and cultural backgrounder to help me understand the society better--which was exactly what I wanted. I would definitely recommend her as a tour guide, and will see her again during my trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mariejon for the feedback! It was fun to meet you and show you around!
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
Steven SayreUnited States
Aigul is both exceptionally professional and personal in providing tour services. She provides a window into Kyrgz history, culture, and life, interpreted through visits to museums, monuments, markets, and street life. She is a great story teller, easy going and hardworking simultaneously, and has a marvelous sense of humor! Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steven, Thank you very much for such a positive review. :) Would be happy to welcome you back in the future! Cheers, Aigul