"Cracked open and enlarged by a river of the same name, Charyn Canyon is Kazakhstan’s supreme rift. After crossing the endless, wide-open plains outside of Almaty, the canyon comes as a surprise. Out of nowhere, the landscape adds a third dimension."
"It is not that big as it is called, but worth visiting. Depending on time of day, month or year, BAL changes its colors and reflects the surrounding beauty on its surface."
"When you are in Almaty and you have had enough of the city bustle, I recommend you head towards BAL for a bit of fresh air and tranquility. It is only about 25 km from the city and sits about 2500 m above sea level."
"Kok Zhailau is one of the most beautiful places on the territory of the Ile-Alatau National Natural Park."
"Kөk Jailau" in translation from the Kazakh language means Green pasture. Thus, the name of the place cannot be better described, in spring and summer on the Kok Zhaylau plateau, the abundance of greenery amazes imagination."
What we do
Unforgettable travel experience
A flexible approach and a positive
Immersion in the local atmosphere and culture
Travel of your life
What we don't do
Boring tour packages
Pattern and pretentiousness
Idle, simple tours
We are «Guide Me» - entrust your tour to us!
Askhat Bolatkhan - Founder
Kazakhstan has untouched and unique natural attractions, so I came up with an idea that I can provide authentic and unforgettable experience for foreigners
Kuanysh Karibay - Developer
I'm really inspired with the idea that I can help people to explore my hometown.
Aigerim Sadu - Business Development Manager
I love Almaty and its nature. And I really want to show this area to tourists because it is worth to visit.
Sanzhar Daulov - iOS developer
I love life and the opportunities that it gives, I also want to give people the opportunity to have a good time
Flying half of the Globe to Almaty for business, I had only one day (unfortunately) to see some beauty of Kazakhstan around Almaty. Trying to arrange that one, special day upfront I found only GUIDE ME communicating in English and offering to take me for a trip. It was march and most of travel agencies were not operating as it was not the season, which I found strange. Advised by Askhat Bolatkhan I chose the Charyn Canyon to visit. I could not choose better, even though the trip there took us 5 h... It was breathtaking... The walk through the Canyon will stay on my mind forever! Askhat arranged some local food on our way and told me a lot about Kazakh culture and nature. I can highly recommend GUIDE ME as a travel organizer as well as a guide!
Justyna Kostarczyk - www.instagram.com/lotusyna
Amazing Zhetysu tour by Guide me
It was an emotional and unforgettable tour among the most astonishing Kazakh beauties: Red Hills, Charyn
Canyon, Kolsay and Kayindi lakes and many more..
Although very intense you never feel the impression to be tired: it was a perfect combination of touring
and enjoying many relaxing and funny moments with your friends(long picnics in the countryside enjoying
the delicious Kazakh food; swims in the lakes; stay in friendly guest houses).
Askhat and his team made it further special because of their perfect knowledge of the places and their
friendly and convivial approach.
Highly highly recommended
Antonio Boccia - www.facebook.com/antonio.boccia
I had a lovely time during this 3 days 2 nights tour in kazakh countryside. I had mostly visited the cities of Astana or Almaty so far so it was for me an opportunity to delve into the nature of the country and it was amazing! The landscapes of Assy plateau are so beautiful with the steppes, the free horses all around us, the yurts... Then we camped next to a beautiful river and had a great homemade uzbek plov around the fire! The following day, we discovered the breathtaking Charyn canyon and then we drove all the way to see magical Kaindy lake.
For me, the whole experience was fantastic with a very friendly and helpful crew and a sneak peak into beautiful kazakh nature! Hope to come back soon!!!
Aurélie Salvaire - www.facebook.com/asalvaire
Askhat was an incredible guide! We had a party of 9 people, including 4 young children, and he arranged a large, very comfortable bus for our trip to Big Almaty Lake and around the city. Some members of our group requested to adjust the itinerary and he helped us decide which activities to change and was very accommodating with reworking the schedule. We even asked him if it was possible to have a babysitter come to our hotel and to have a photographer join us on our second day of the tour and he kindly arranged for both. Askhat was very knowledgeable, friendly, and spoke perfect English. He was incredibly patient with our large group and extremely flexible. I definitely recommend him for your next tour!