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Karakol Tourist Information Center

37 Reviews

Karakol Tourist Information Center

37 Reviews
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Irlantilainen wrote a review Jul 2019
Helsinki, Finland300 contributions132 helpful votes
Most of the 'Tourist Information Offices' in Karakol are travel agencies, more interested in selling than informing. This one is the official office. Helpful English speaking staff, and a good selection of maps, hiking guides, postcards etc. 100m south of the Post Office.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Kováč G wrote a review Jul 2019
Bratislava, Slovakia2 contributions2 helpful votes
We were very satisfied with the services of your young, helpful and nice staff. The future of KGZ is in good hands :-). Everything was done according to agreed conditions. The services were excellent and the price was reasonable. We were on a trip to Ala Kul with your guide Erlan. He is very polite, wise and likeable young man. He motivated us to handle the difficult ascent. We also talked about life in KGZ. Everything necessary was arranged perfectly. We had very pleasant adventurous days in the beautiful nature of KGZ. Thank you Erlan and Zhyldyz.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Electranieda wrote a review Jul 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom170 contributions51 helpful votes
This tourist information centre is organised by the local university and doesn't have any link with local businesses (as the other places have), so they provide independent information on the area and on local tours and activities. The centre is fully managed by local university students, so they can have work experience and practice English. That means that at certain times of year it may be closed or have limited availability as the students are sitting exams or attending lectures. They have a small sample bar there, if you want you can try the local produce (horse milk and other drinks and food) at a very affordable price. This is also managed and supplied by the students. They provide detailed and independent information, some of them are students of tourism and other of English language. They have a tips box, as any money they get from the bar or tips is shared by the students volunteering there. If you go to other tourist information centres, they are all linked to a local business providing tours, so you will only be offered the tours that they have, not all the available options. I went there and I got all the information I needed, I had the opportunity to chat with the students while trying some horse milk. After that, I took a tour to a valley nearby. They also have a small souvenir shop and postcards.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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64gigi wrote a review Jun 2018
Ghent, Belgium718 contributions182 helpful votes
Completely close half May, as well as CBT in front. There was a phone number on the door. We called, asked about a day tour to red rocks. A man answered that he had no information about that. Very strange. We walked 100m and saw EKO tourist information, which was a small travel agency. Very friendly service, prices ok. A lot of information and pictures. We booked 3 excursions, each for one day, two with normal car KIA, nice driver, walkef with us. Last trip amazing, 36 years old best Russian jeep with very experienced driver. So better come here and skip Tourist Information.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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LittleGannet wrote a review Sep 2017
Helensburgh, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
We went there to enquire about horse trekking. The lady working there spoke extremely good English and was very helpful, showing us different options.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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