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Friendly Tours - Dostar Trips

Almaty, Kazakhstan
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About Friendly Tours - Dostar Trips
It all started back in 2016 when we printed out our first edition of Friendly Map for guests of Almaty and offered our tours at the back side of the map. Suddenly we started to have a good amount of calls and messages and we decided to start a tour company. We didn’t think a lot about the name – Friendly Tours as a next step after Friendly Map! 2020 brought a lot of time to think and reflect, we loved our name and our guests did too but we always wanted to add a bit of authenticity and here we go – our name changed a bit: Dostar Trips! “Dostar” means friends from Kazakh language, so our main idea didn’t change at all – we always meet our guests as our best future friends! Honestly, we think what can be better than to meet people from all over the world and show them best places of our country? Best job ever! We would do it for free but if we are paid – wohoo, even better!
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Svetlana A wrote a review Jun 2019
8 contributions9 helpful votes
To my shame, I had always been prejudiced against Almaty - not that I had a particular dislike of the city, it just seemed so small, and boring, and dirty at first sight. Till I met Dmitriy and had a walking tour across Almaty with him. What can I say about it: both I and my mom
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Culture793546, Manager at Friendly Tours - Dostar Trips
Responded Jun 11, 2019
Thank you so much for your kind words, Svetlana! Dmitriy will be happy to read your review! ;)
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Discover237671 wrote a review May 2019
The Hague, The Netherlands4 contributions1 helpful vote
Since we had limited time in Almaty, Olya customised and combined tours to fit our schedule. She took us on Almaty City Tour and Dinner with Locals on the first day, and then a trip out to Shymbulak/Big Almaty Lake/Falcon Farm on the next day. Olya is a naturally very friendly
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from Culture793546, Owner at Friendly Tours - Dostar Trips
Responded May 25, 2019
Halim, thank you so much for your warm words! It means a lot for us! And thank you for sharing the video - its so cool! We hope to meet you and your family again in Almaty! ;)
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ACMP wrote a review May 2019
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
Our guide Dima was outstanding and very friendly. He explained everything with a genuine interest and spoke passionately about his country and culture. I particularly enjoyed learning from him about Kazakhstan’s decorated history and it’s role in the former Soviet Union. I
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Culture793546, Owner at Friendly Tours - Dostar Trips
Responded May 25, 2019
Alexander, thank you so much for spending time to write a review for us! We are so happy that you liked the tour with Dima! ;)
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ALMAMIR wrote a review Apr 2019
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I am very often traveling person and I met Dimitri for city tour on Panphilov park and surroundings in Almaty city. I was impressed by his knowledge of history of the city and professionalism. It was the best tour guide which I met so far. Very dedicated to his job and full of
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Culture793546, Owner at Friendly Tours - Dostar Trips
Responded May 25, 2019
Thank you so much!
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Charles wrote a review Mar 2019
91 contributions102 helpful votes
Five of us recently visited Astana for the Scotland football match. We chose Gaukhar and Friendly Tours so we would make the most of our three day stay. The trip exceeded our expectations due in no small measure to the quality of our guide, her professionalism and English
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from Kazakhguide, Владелец at Friendly Tours - Dostar Trips
Responded Mar 29, 2019
Thank you so much for your kind words, Charles! It was a pleasure to meet you, your family and your friends! Looking forward to meet all of you again in Almaty! ;)
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