Every 2-hour walk is 30$ per person. Please note: Dennis needs at least a 24 hour notice before the tour!
A Central Asia Expert: Since first coming to Central Asia ten years ago, Dennis has traveled and lived throughout the region, researched traditional culture on a Fulbright Scholarship and even received an MA in Eurasian Studies at Stanford University. Every walk is like a fascinating lesson – don’t be afraid to raise your hand!
A Polyglot: If you’ve ever been with a guide who can’t quite find the words to answer your questions, you’ll understand what a convenience it is to walk with a native English speaker (Dennis is from California, dude!). On top of that, he speaks fluent Russian and Kazakh. Pepper the locals with all the questions you’ve got. Your tour guide’s an interpreter, too.
A Ton of Fun: Some people want a list of facts and dates, delivered in monotone – Dennis is happy to bore you to death. But he’s also prepared to give you an unforgettable experience, with a sunny attitude that is sometimes rare in Almaty and an enthusiasm for the city that’s infectious.
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Golden Quarter: Walk the lush center of town to learn what the guidebooks won’t tell you. Learn about Panfilov Park’s dark secret, or why there’s a snail in the Kazakh zodiac.
Great for short visits and greenery-lovers.
Curiosities in Concrete: The apartment blocks of Soviet cities get a bad rap, but let Dennis show you why these engineering marvels should be considered the pinnacles of modernism.
Great for architecture fans and Soviet history buffs.
Green Bazaar: Why do you think Dennis walks so much? He’s a serious glutton. Stuff your face with dairy products you never knew existed and cuisines you’ve never heard of, then burn off those calories as you stroll to the next course.
Great for and foodies and hungry people.
Malaya Stanitsa: Tucked inside Almaty’s modern sprawl are historic neighbourhoods of charming Russian cottages, hidden bazaars and peaceful cathedrals. You can find refuge in the very heart of Almaty – but you gotta know how to get there.
Great for crafty types and those sick of the city.