Steve CraftUnited States
Five out of Five Gerald was one of the best guides we've had the pleasure spending time with. He was knowledgeable about the places he took us and made the effort of showing us some of the local lifestyle in addition to the highlights of the area. He also made the day special for my wife who was celebrating her birthday by arranging Mariachis to come where we had lunch to sing her happy birthday in their native song. Was a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Our pleasure to have you in Nicaragua. Great meeting you and your wofe two lovely friends. Kinds regards Gerald
Gerald was a fantastic guide who obviously loves his country and who gave us enormous amounts of info between our various stops. The volcano was breathtaking and the city of Granada, stunning. This was a carefully arranged tour and we saw a LOT in our time there and left with a real understanding of Nicaragua past and present. Lunch was also pretty fantastic - and cheap! We would definitely recommend Gerald as a guide. Thank you!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank uou so much Mr.Martin it was a pleasure to have you and your team in Nicaragua. Much lLove! Gerald
Richard HofferUnited States
Our party of four had a most interesting, full-day tour with Gerald. This was our first visit to Nicaragua, and Gerald packaged our day to make the most of our limited time in port. We first stopped at a novelty/food market in Grenada, and then proceeded to visit an active volcano - what a sight looking into the depth of the crater!. This was followed by a relaxing and beautiful tour by private boat of Lake Nicaragua. A great lunch in Grenada, sampling local food topped off our day! A wonderful visit!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your visit to Nicaragua in the time that tourism bring hope back to the people.It was a pleasure to be your local guide. Kinds regards Gerald
Sharon PhillisMerewether, NSW, Australia
Excellent tour and guide.... check transport is adequate for your group size..... Would highly recommend Gerald.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your visit to Nicaragua and we will be waiting for a second visit. Kinds regards Gerald
Richard BoggessUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr.Richard Boggess for coming to Nicaragua!! Kinds regards Gerald
Our group of 8 absolutely loved our tour with Gerald! As well as showing us highlights of the area, he talked personally about his love for his country and shared with us his experiences of living there. Not only did we see the attractions, we felt we were able to experience local flavour with backroad jaunts and a neighbourhood restaurant. Thank you Gerald for our wonderful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Nancy please come back to this country
Dorothy HentonUnited States
We enjoyed the tour to Leon. Our guide was very friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for chosing me with Toura By Local it was a pleasure serving you as your local guide. Kinds regards Gerald
Timothy MarquezUnited States
My tour with Gerald could not have been better. I travel a lot (more than 100 countries and about 3 months of international travel per year) and I would have to say this was one of my best trips of all time. Nicaragua is fantastic if you're a nature lover or adventurer. Gerald was extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of nature but was also a good guide for the historic tours of the colonial cities of Leon and Granada. His English is flawless and he is also very enjoyable to travel with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your visit to Nicaragua and it was more than a pleasure meeting you and guiding you in Nicaragua.Nicaragua is already waiting for you to come back. Kinds Regards Gerald
Lisa NovitskiUnited States
Gerald was fantastic! He made a tour specifically to what we wanted to see/do while in Granada while giving a wonderful lesson on the history of this beautiful country. He went above and beyond to help us find an unusual souvenir. We plan to use him again really soon!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for booking my new tour and exploring the area Kinds regards Gerald.
Aileen C.United States
Great tour with our friendly and kind guide, Gerald. He was very knowledgeable and very eager to show us the beautiful landscape as well as the highlights of Managua, Granada and San Juan del Sur. We saw places that we would not have seen had we not have Gerald with us as our guide. He was also very anxious to share the culture of Nicaragua with us. At the end of our tour, he took us to his new open-air cafe to have some local lunch. Thank you Gerald for the wonderful lunch and for a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aileen thank you for allowing us to show you a piece of Nicaragua and super happy to share with you our achivements! Happy holidays !! Gerald
Elaine AuerbachUnited States
My husband, brother and I had a great day with Gerald. Since my brother can't walk, Gerald arranged a tour that enabled us all to see the city mostly by car. He was very informative about both the city and his country, and his grasp of detail is amazing. I came away understanding so much more about Nicaragua. Gerald met us on time and was very helpful. I give him top ratings.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Elaine for your vist to Nicaragua and wish happy holidays !!! Gerald
Maryellen BleachUnited States
Our day with Gerald exceeded our expectations. 5+ stars
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maryellen for choosing Tours By Local and a local guide for your shore excursion .It was like we knew eachother from a long time full of fun Kinds regards Gerald
Many thanks to Gerald for organizing our mini-tour in Nicaragua. Unfortunately, we had only 4 days to travel, but during these 4 days a lot of unforgettable impressions were received. Gerald has compiled a program according to our wishes, speaks excellent English. One feels that a person loves his country, its nature and tries to convey his love and interest to tourists :)
John AndersenOrlando, FL, United States
He was terrific, on time and a joy to spend the day with. Everything he did was beyond our expectations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. John and wish ypu all tje best for the upcoming year. Happy Holidays Gerald
Michael CleemanUnited States
Gerald was a great tour guide, he was punctual and had a very nice SUV with a mini fridge to keep cold water. His english is excellent as he has lived in the US for a number of years. He added a lot of great stops to the itinerary and his pricing was very reasonable. Without question I would use him again and will suggest to anyone going to Nicaragua
Christa JohnsonUnited States
Gerald was an excellent guide and gave us the perfect first day in Nicaragua. His English is great and the tour was the ideal combination of popular locations and hidden gems. Gerald is so personable he feels like a friend at the end of the day. He couldn't have packed more into the day if he tried - a ride through the isletas, Grenada's food market (a must-see), hammocks that benefit young kids, artists studios in the White Towns, Masaya, a volcano and so much we don't have room to list them all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for coming to Nicaragua and this is your second home at any time.It my pleasure to serve you as your local guide and hope to see you again. Kinds Regards Gerald
Elizabeth HoUnited States
Gerald was a fantastic tour guide and gave us a unique insight into the Nicaraguan history. He somehow managed to get us to the popular spots before all the crowds. The Masaya volcano was definitely a highlight. He arranged a lovely lunch in the marina - definitely not a place we have stumbled upon. Thank you for sharing your love of the country.
Jay CohenTiburon, CALIFORNIA, United States
We took Gerald's Granada tour. Gerald was very easy to work with in planning the tour. During the tour, he was extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to be around. Gerald speaks perfect English and spent a significant amount of time in the United States. He not only understood the history of Nicaragua, but he also know the great little places to visit that one would miss if you were just using a guidebook. Gerald's car is only about 1.5 years old and in great condition.
Brent SmallUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for coming to Nicaragua it was a pleasure having you guys ,and I will love to see ya again. Kinds Regards Gerald
Jay BoekhoffUnited States
This was a great way to see the country. We made an unplanned stop at a papaya stand and ended up getting a tour of the orchard with description of the farming methods from the owner. Gerald was very accommodating as to our interests and provided very interesting conversation about recent history and current issues. Because it was just the 6 of us we got a much better understanding of the area than the cruise sponsored excursions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your visit dear Jay ,it was a pleasure serving you as your local guide in Nicaragua with Tours By Local. Happy Easter!! Gerald
Janice PavlockUnited States
Memories - all that's left of our time with Gerald and they are nothing but wonderful! Our individualized tour lacked for nothing. He understood who we were and what we wanted and he gave us that and more. His love of country and the quality of his character will be what we remember the most. Gerald filled every minute with information and fun. It was just the perfect tour. Thanks Gerald.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your visit to Nicaragua and the love you have for nature.I will be waiting for your next visit to Nicaragua. Kinds Regards Gerald
Gerald was punctual, extermely knowledgeable and flexible in tailoring the tour to our specific requests. The booking process was seamless. I can wholeheartedly recommend this company and guide to anyone travelling to Corinto on a cruise ship as you will have a personalized experience, in a smaller group at a significantly lower cost than on a cruise ship excursion.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this wonderful review and we will with ours arms open to welcome you in the future. Kinds Regards Gerald
Erik PriceCathedral City, CALIFORNIA, United States
We had a terrific time! I would give more details, but I just found this trip waiting on-line nearly 1-year for our review.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for booking me with Tours By Local it was a pleasure meeting g you! Kinds Regards Gerald
Gerald was fabulous! He was knowledgeable, punctual and made us feel comfortable from the moment we met. He went above & beyond to show us the Masaya volcano, which was spectacular, and then a special stop for the best fresh fruit juice in Nicaragua! His experience as a guide, flexibility to customize the day, and his love for Nicaragua makes him number #1 in our books. Lois & Fero
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for you visit Lois and Fero it was a pleasure serving you as your local guide and it was fun too on my side!! Gerald
Paul MarrioneUnited States
We would give 6 stars out of five if possible. Gerald was great with our family, my two boys, my wife and myself. We hiked Montebelli, walked through a pineapple plantation, visited Massya volcano, and hiked chocoyero. The parakeets were not as agreeable as possible - they did not flock. However, everyone must remember nature does not go by human rules. Nature is as nature does. Gerald is a great person and a wonderful guide. We talked about various items - family, politics, nature, history...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I will waiting for the next visit to Niacaragua your wonderful family and you of course!Love ya all Feliz Navidad! Gerald
The tour was awesome!!! Gerald is a fantastic tour guide, very informative and interesting. He paid a great deal of attention to our comfort and took the time to get to know our family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much and I will be waiting for your second visit to Nicaragua.
Daniel LolliUnited States
Our private transfer with Gerald was perfect. Gerald was on-time, and his car was clean, comfortable, and air conditioned. He speaks great English and was easy to understand. Gerald was knowledgeable and friendly during our ride, even pointing out a few landmarks we happened to pass during the drive. 5 stars isn't enough--we had a great time with Gerald and would certainly want to use his services again.
Robert JosephUnited States
Enjoyed Gerald's tour and the group especially enjoyed the trip to the Volcano. Gerald bonded well with our group of 15 people and I recommend him for future groups.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for coming to Nicaragua Mr.Robert Joseph and bringing such happy people into my country Nicaragua. Kinds Regards Gerald
Robert QuistSalt Lake City, UTAH, United States
Gerald is an excellent guide, took our family of 6 through Leon and was very considerate of my mother who has mobility issues. His English is excellent, as is his knowledge. We did this as a shore excursion and it worked out well for us. We saw everything and got back to the ship with time to spare. My only downside is the Thermal Area we visited (I specifically requested we go). There is not much to see here, some small steam vents and a few mud pots, so my advice is to spend more time in Leon
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mr. Robert Quist for your visit to Nicaragua!It was more than a pleasure to greet you and serve you as your local local guide. Kinds Regards Gerald
Kirk PetersonChicago, IL, United States
Gerald arranged for a wonderful tour of some of Nicaragua's most popular sites. He is knowledgeable and professional and I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank Kirk Peterson Nicaragua and the nature hike are waiting for you to come back. Kinds Regards!
Valda SmithUnited Kingdom
We had an amazing 4 days in Nicaragua. Our guide Gerald was excellent. He put a challenging itinerary to-gether which enabled us to see a number of wonderful places in a very short period of time. His knowledge of Nicaragua was excellent and love for his beautiful country infectious. This was our favourite place that we visited in our tour of Central America. Nicaragua is a wonderful country and our experience was enhanced by our wonderful guide Gerald.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for visiting Nicaragua and choosing TBL we wiil more than happy to serve you again. Kinds Regards!
James StevensUnited States
Outstanding guide. Very professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your visit to Nicaragua it was my pleasure!
Gaylis Jensen GhaderiUnited States
Gerald arranged for several guides to meet my several specific requests which required significant historical knowledge and good drivers. Everything went to smoothly! Every detail taken care of.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so Much and this is your second home when thing gets cold come back to the warm country of Nicaragua!
Judith PurcellPensacola Beach, FL, United States
Gerald was an excellent guide. He spoke very good English and explained a lot about his country in a very short period of time. He showed us a variety of places and helped us take good photos. I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Judith Purcell it was a pleasure being your local guide during the visit to Nicaragua. Kinds regards!! Gerald
Marylou FoleyUnited States
Gerald was absolutely wonderful! My husband and I and my clients really enjoyed our day with him- and learned SO much. We wanted to avoid the large tours offered by the cruise company and were able to find the perfect host and guide thru ToursByLocals! Gerald obviously loves his country, knows its history and is eager to share history, culture and life with his guests! This was the best condensed history course I have had recently! We highly recommend Gerald to anyone visiting Nicaragua!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much MaryLuo Foley here you have another friend in this part of the world. The best wishes!!
Kwok Hung LeeHong Kong
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for coming to Nicaragua and using Tour By Local as your first choice.
The tour was exactly what I wanted a look into the current city of Managua along with stories and visits to local sites and a market. Gerald's knowledge of the city and its people and history is very impressive.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael for having you in Nicaragua,please remember that this country will always have the doors open for you and our open arms. Thank you!
Fred LewisUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your visit to Nicaragua and the great review!!
John ArnoldCumberland, BC, Canada
If you want to see and understand Managua,then a tour like this is almost essential. The city is so diverse and spread out that it would take you days to cover what this tour accomplished in a morning. Gerald is a very personal and knowledgeable guide. He not only showed us the highlights of the city, but also was most instructive and entertaining about the history of both Managua and Nicaragua. I unreservedly recommend this tour!
Knowledgeable, well spoken, and was able to taylor the tour to our desires. He arrived punctually at the assigned time and place, and kept the tour on pace allowing us to see a lot in the time allowed. He not only showed us the well known and expected sites, he took us to a couple of places that were off the beaten track and would only have been known to locals.
Lyde HusseyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Lyde,it was totally a pleasure being your Tours By Local in Nicaragua.Every member of your group were such a nice and great people. Kind Regards Gerald
Nancy RinkerUnited States
It's too bad they only have 5 stars because Gerald deserves 10 stars.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your visit and all the best for you guys this year 2016. My best regards!!
Barbara SvochakUnited States
Gerald did an excellent job of showing us the cities of Managua and Granada. He spoke very good English and explained the history of the cities very well. The vehicle was very comfortable and had air conditioning. He also gave us some very good dining recommendations. We highly recommend Gerald as a personal guide while visiting Managua.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Barbara for your taking your time writing this review,If you come around you know where to find me in TOUrs By Locals.
Honor BulkleyUnited States
Fabulous tour by Gerald. First of all, he has a great minibus - clean, comfortable and air conditioning that works! And he was kind enough to provide bottled water. He took my kids and I to many Managua sites, but our favorite was the market - and he deftly assisted with the bargaining! Really a wonderful guide.
Andrea BrauerUnited States
Absolutely wonderful. The guide showed up on time, was very professional and took us to all the places we had planned to go. Top rating!!
Stephen JaffeUnited States
Gerald was terrific. He was there on the dock waiting for us with a lovely A/C van that accommodated all 8 of us easily. He showed us all that was explained on his itinerary. That included a tour of San Juan del Sur, a tour of Granada, entrance to the museum San Francisco, a boat ride on the Isletas and entrance to the Nat. Park Masaya. He spoke fluent English and had us back on the dock to make our cruise. He was personable and accommodating to our needs. Infinitely better than a ship board tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You so much for your visit to Nicaragua it was a pleasure being your local Guide in my country.It was a lot of fun!!!
Larry BennettOlympia, WA, United States
My wife and I arrived on a cruise ship at San Juan del Sur. Gerald and his driver promptly met us and took us on an 8 hour tour. Gerald took us to places not usually frequented by the tour buses and was flexible to meet our requests such as visiting the local food market in Genada. Gerald is not only knowledgeable about the history of the region, but to our delight also knows about plants, birds and food. We rate him as one of our best TBL guides. (have done about 10 tours)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this great review Larry and Karen,your always welcome in Nicaragua ,and this review will keep me going with a lot of positive energy.