Turbaza Ruslan

Guesthouse in Aksu-Zhabagly

Run by a Kazakh-Dutch family, Ruslan has six good rooms at their main house in the village, and four twin-bed rooms in a lovely country property on the edge of the nature reserve, 7km from the village (1000T per car, or two to three hours' walk). They organise Jeep trips into the Aksu Canyon and horse riding to various destinations.

Meals are available at both places but it also has good guest kitchens. The village house has wi-fi too.