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Kashgar Offbeat Tours

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Address: 100 Years Old Teahouse | Near Traditional Musical Instrument Stores, Kashi 844000, China
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+86 138 9913 6195
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Ablimit"Elvis"Ghopor

“Professional English-Speaking Guide”

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Ablimit"Elvis"Ghopor

“Professional English-Speaking Guide”

With over 30 years of guide experience in the Xinjiang Province, Ablimit “Elvis” Ghopor has introduced hundreds of visitors to a true local experience. Found in the pages of the Lonely Planet and highly recommended on TripAdvisor, Elvis can always be found at the Old Teahouse in Kashgar. Elvis’s services include arranging tours to the weekly village markets, teaching visitors how to choose the perfect rug, and helping others to discover the rich art and music of the Uyghur culture as well as arranging treks to nearby historical and geographical sites like Lake Karakul and the Taklamakan Desert. Let Elvis help you arrange personal and semi-guided to the Kashgar region. He can tailor a tour to meet your schedule and interests.

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Truly Offbeat Tours -- Lake Karakul Excursion

On a recent trip to Kashgar I was looking to get out of the city as this was my second visit to the region and saw that Lake Karakul was a recommended excursion through searches I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On a recent trip to Kashgar I was looking to get out of the city as this was my second visit to the region and saw that Lake Karakul was a recommended excursion through searches I had made online. Last time I had visited Kashgar I had found a local guide through TripAdvisor named Ablimit "Elvis" Ghopor, who operates Kashgar... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Kashgar Offbeat Tours is Ablimit Ghopor, "Elvis". He is a gentle, respectuous, intelligent and very patient guide who has guided me in Kashgar, honestly advised me, and accompanied me to the sites I wanted to know. Even when my English was not very good, he has arranged for understanding each other and helped me to make the best of my... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

By all means, visit Kashgar if you have the opportunity, and if you do so, hire Elvis as your guide! I especially recommend Elvis for photographers. I had only a brief day to visit Kashgar, but hiring Elvis enabled me to truly make the most of my time. He was reliable guide, kind enough to meet me at the airport... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

In October I made my second visit to Kashgar and western Xinjiang Province. And, again I used the fine services of Elvis as my guide. I frequently travel to China, and have little difficulty getting around. But Xinjiang Province is a different animal. The Uygur people, for the most part, do not speak English or Chinese. Signs are in Uygur... More 

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elvisablimit, General Manager at Kashgar Offbeat Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Larry. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Kashgar. Hotmail is no longer working so it is important that travelers contact me at my Yahoo e-mail address: elvisablimit@yahoo.com or phone me on my mobile: (+86)1389.913.6195 to make arrangements. Thanks again! Elvis Ablimit More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

If you have a day to spend in Kashgar, I highly recommend a tour with Elvis. He will walk you through Old Town, stopping in tea houses and locals' homes and restaurants- places you definitely wouldn't be able to find or enter alone. There's a lot of flexibility and it feels like you are just hanging out, which worked perfectly... More 

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elvisablimit, General Manager at Kashgar Offbeat Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Mary. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Kashgar. Hotmail is no longer working so it is important that travelers contact me at my Yahoo e-mail address: elvisablimit@yahoo.com or phone me on my mobile: (+86)1389.913.6195 to make arrangements. Thanks again! Elvis Ablimit More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Ablimit (aka Elvis) was with us for 2 days, touring Kashgar town. He is a local Uyghur and so knows the local languages and the local customs. He took us to the places we wanted to see as well as the hidden gems in the old city. He worked with us to take us to the places we liked (traditional... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Elvis took me and my friend on a walking tour of Old Town to see a tea house and the art street. We made our way through the backstreets picking up baked good to share in the tea room. Our visit to the art street was very nice. We also used Elvis's services to visit the Karakoram area. The scenery... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I found Elvis via a slightly older (2014 edition) copy of Lonely Planet, where he comes highly recommended. The day spent with Elvis, who's Uighur name is Ablimit Ghopar, was different to the other tours because Elvis really shows you the real Kashgar of the locals, rather than the Kashgar of the tourists. My favourite part of the day was... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Elvis was recommended to me by a friend who'd travelled here 2 years ago. He is knowledgable and an interesting character. He knows the Old town very well and will show you local restaurants and tea houses you may never find. He's reliable and even found me 2 students who wanted to practice their English. It was a great cultural... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

I called Elvis last minutes, but he manage to find a spot for me and we left for a 3 hours tour of the old Kasghar. The tour was really tailor made and, knowing that I'de like to meet the inhabitants and look at some antique Elvis brought me first in a old tea-house and to visit a family and... More 

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