“I have travelled to Pakistan in Nov 2013 and again in Nov 2014, Shahid was our guide in Peshawar, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree and Lahore. His knowledge is deep in all these Cities and provinces. I find it astonishing that he is so thoroughly knowledgeble.He would satisfy all our whims and fancies and would alter the set itinerary without any quibble. Need I say that I returned so soon largely due to him. Need I furthermore add that we shall be returning again in 2015 to Visit Swat valley Gilgit, Hunza valley and Azad kashmir largely due to his recommendation. I live in South Africa and am of Indian origin and my love for Urdu is profound. Though Shahid is fluent in English I often asked him to switch to Urdu to polish my Urdu. We long to be back in Pakistan more so because of Shahid. “
DR AS Hoosen (South Africa)
“I returned home to Australia earlier this year after three and a half years living in Pakistan where I worked at the Australian High Commission in Islamabad. After chancing across Shahid while on a visit to Lahore in mid 2011, I always sought his assistance during many future visits to the city. Shahid was always available to assist and his knowledge of Lahore’s sites was second-to-none – in the old city as well as outside Lahore at sites that are less frequented by most tourists. Lahore is a truly exceptional city with much to offer anyone who’s keen to get off the tourist trail. Unique experiences are certainly a prevailing characteristic at tourist sites in Pakistan where there’s a distinct under-representation of foreign tourists. When visiting Lahore, Shahid will surely provide an experience leaving you feel like you’re the only tourist in town.”
“As my girlfriend at that time was posted at the embassy we lived in Pakistan for a period in 2009/10. I got in contact with Shahid when traveling in Lahore and he showed me the city out of his eyes. I just want to say that he really is an amazing guide that showed me corners i would never had seen on my own. More on he is very honest which is an important quality for me. I can highly recommend him.”
“Shahid knows very well the highlights and hidden gems of Pakistan, he can deal with all kind of people and situations easily, and will take you to places from Lahore’s architectural treasures to Hunza mountainous valley, or Peshawar old market. But his first quality is just he loves Pakistan, and he do his best to let you feel it.
Shahid is an incredible guide. He showed me so many different places that you cant find in any books or that i would have found on my own. He brought me so much closer to the Pakistani culture and gave me a much better understanding of it. He is polite keeps distant when needed and ready to help with what ever comes up. I truly recommend him. Thank you so much again Shahid. I will definitely come back and look forward to Discover more places with you.”
Suddaf Chuhadary freelance journalist
“Shahid is an extremely knowledgeable tour guide, he presented me with a very detailed tour of Lahore. Shahid is the perfect host, he will cater to your arrangements and navigate you through the vibrancy of Pakistan brilliantly. I would definitely hire Shahid again and recommend his exceptional tour guide skills to anyone traveling to Pakistan.
Shahid Yousaf was our guide. He speaks excellent English and is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Lahore. We went to the Lahore Fort around 9 a.m., which was great; there were hardly any people. Then we went to the Mosque and after that had lunch the Old City. All three were well worth the visit, but the best was the Wahga Border Ceremony at 4 p.m. Don’t miss it! I can highly recommend our guide; thanks to him we had a really interesting visit in Lahore. We spent 3 days in Lahore.
My parents immigrated from joint India before partition. I had a very strong desire to visit the land of my forefathers and also visit Sikh shrines. I researched on Internet and found Mr. Shahid Yousaf. I was very concerned to visit Pakistan with American passport and the surrounding political environment. Mr. Shahid was Like God sent angel for me. When I crossed border from India he was waiting for me with his partner. He planned my visit very meticulously. I was able to visit real Pakistan and was able to feel the culture. His understanding of political environment, history and culture of Pakistan was excellent. He was very resourceful. I was able to see and experience many parts of Pakistan, which most of the tourist could not dream. We developed a strong bond. During my stay, and still continue to communicate with each other. I plan to visit Pakistan again with my family. I would recommend him to anybody.”