Katrina B. “Alta is a fantastic guide. She was friendly, insightful and calm even though we needed to change our itinerary at the last minute. She also has exceptional English and knowledge of Almaty history and culture. We highly recommend her!” May, 2015


Mark B. “Alta, thank you for the two days with you and Elias. We really enjoyed Almaty and the tours with you. It was very interesting and funny as well. J Probably we see us again in Kazakhstan or even Austria ;) Greetings from the whole group to you and Elias”. February 2016



Arvi P. “Thank you for  all. Everything was super. During our trips you are the best guide. All will recommend you. I hope you are not to tired after todays march broshok. Arvi and company.” June, 2015

Harvey H. “Alta, thank you for organizing a fantastic and unforgettable tour for 7 of us. The scenery was simply breathtaking and who can forget the fabulous lamb skewers we had at the small village on the way to Charyn Canyon! All the very best, Harvey and company”. June 2016

Belinda N. “We would like to thank your family for the kindest hospitality shown to us during this trip. Your family has made this trip very memorable for us. We hope to host all of you in Singapore soon! Our best!” July,  2015.



United Kingdom
Julian H. “Alta guided us on a trip to the National Park and Canyon in late September of this year. I thoroughly recommend her. She was well organised, attentive and interesting

throughout our trip. She employed and excellent safe driver and even went out of her way to return some shoes we had left behind on the final day. If you are visiting Almaty, look no further than Alta”. September, 2015



Furkan J. “Alta was not just an excellent tour guide, but also an excellent planner and facilitator. I had 10 hours on the ground in Almaty and rather than stay in transit, I wanted to see the city. Alta and her dad met me at the airport and in the next few hours we saw a museum, mountains, bronze age burial mounds, did some hiking, saw a mosque, a cathedral, a park and the bazaar. A very full and enjoyable day.Also got a lot of information on life now in Kazakhstan and in the old USSR.Loved it! Brilliant!”  July, 2015


Lucy-Eleanor C. “Alta was fabulous. I was slightly vague about what I wanted to do on our two hour tour of Almaty, and she planned and 'all rounder' tour, with really good knowledge of the city and I would recommend anyone visiting Almaty to choose Alta. It was relaxed and at a good pace and excellent English”. July, 2015


Ian T. “Alta is a very multi-cultured, friendly and open lady who speaks excellent English. This is the second year that she has been my guide in Almaty. It is always a delightful and educational experience; with her wide knowledge of the city, her experience of the Kazakh and Russian environments, the places to visit in and around the city and the research she undertakes prior to your visit, Alta always ensures you have an interesting and memorable visit”.  August, 2014


United States of America
William P. “If you are looking for a guide in the Almaty area you do not have to look any further. Alta is simply the best guide you could have! She is a warm and friendly person with great knowledge of the area. Her English is perfect and she is extremely organized. She provides information in an easy conversational way. It is amazing how much I learned about the country and the people in just 1 day. I have been fortunate to have traveled to over 150 countries and I don't think I have had a better guide”. July 2014


James M. "When we return to visit Kazakhstan, which remains on our bucket list, we will make sure that Alta is our guide. She was fantastic during our visit to Almaty and the nearby mts last month.” July 2014


Brian Dailey 

Alta was a terrific guide and a very interesting person. Her broad background, both educationally and experientially, was a real boon to our special project, and she accommodated our needs with flexibility and enthusiasm. In addition, she was a fascinating conversationalist, and we very much enjoyed sitting down with her over a meal and a long conversation, learning about a wide variety of issues involving Kazakhstan and its history, both current and long past. Very highly recommended!

October 2018


Kamenko B. “I gladly give all five stars to Mrs Yespembetova, my guide in Almaty. She came on time, she observed all the prearrangements made, showed me all the top attractions, provided wealth of information, and taught me the tricks of the trade of orientation in Almaty and the local know-hows. She professionally took a couple of remarkable pictures of me in the utmost interesting settings.

I am definitely satisfied and kindly recommend Altynai for further arrangements.