Douglas PrescottUnited States
Dayron was the absolute BEST ! He is so knowledeable, fun and speaks fantastic English. He took us to places we would have never ventured on our own. We highly recommend Dayron ! We couldn't be happier with our experience
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Doug!!! Thanks!!!! It was a short but very intense and fun trip! Another beautiful experience and some new great friends in the US! :)
We were 4 Canadians visiting Havana for the first time. Dayron walked us through Habana Vieja ("old town"), knowledgeably answering all our questions. We took a vintage car across the bay for lunch in a garden restaurant, followed by a 1 hour ride in another vintage car along the Malecon to Miramar. Dayron had arranged for a specific car model for us (51 Pontiac). At our request, he had booked a restaurant for us that evening, followed by Buena Vista Social Club show. Excellent personalized service.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Catherine, thanks so much for such a kind and detailed review! You were such a lovely and nice gang and I really enjoyed being your guide in Havana. Thanks for choosing me for being part of your cuban adventure!!! And I will be seeing you in Toronto next march! A big, big hug from Havana!
Rodrigue NyumiaUnited States
Thank you very much for being a great guid
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey buddy! Thanks for the 5 stars rating! It was a true pleasure to guide you around. You were very nice and hopefully we will meet again some day! :)
David FriedUnited States
Dayron is a wonderful person and guide. He spent a lot of time with our family and is not only knowledgeable but also easy to be around. He arranged a number of introductions to local artists, and coordinated everything we needed. We highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much David!!! It was an amazing experience to share time with you and your lovely family.
Vera Ann NardiUnited States
Tours by Locals was an amazing and easy agency to work with! Our guide, Dayron went above and beyond than what was required! From the moment I was connected with him via email, he was personable and very quick to respond. The restraint, the taxi driver, Daniel, that had been arranged was perfect. When traveling to a foreign country, one often has hesitations and reservations, however, with Dayron and the company, we did not have the slightest! We give this company and guide five stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh Ann! Getting satisfied clients and new friends is what I enjoy the most about being a guide!!! Thanksss sooo much for this new amazing experience!!!! It was a true honor for me to be part of your cuban adventure!
Tina LordUnited States
Dayron was simply fabulous! He was so friendly and knowledgeable. We learned so much about the city of Havana and he took good care of us. He was very flexible and accommodating for our family group of 15. I would definitely use him again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tina, thanks sooo much!!!! It was a true pleasure to be your guide. I had a lovely time with your beautiful family. You were all amazing!!! :)
Wieslawa Y.United States
Dayron made our only day in Havana seamless and memorable. He shared his love and knowledge of his beautiful city beyond our expectations. I'm already searching for our next adventure with a guide with your organization. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Guys!!! You both had such a beautiful vibe and we all had the best time together. Thanks sooo much for such a great tour!!!!
Dayron looked after us for two days in Havana, we did a city tour of Havana on the first day and then a visit to Las Terrazas on the next day. Dayron organised authentic Cuban food and great Cuban sites to see. Havana was so much better than what I thought it would be. Dayron was always aware to ensuring we were on time. He provided us with exactly what i asked for.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Rona, thanks so much for such a nice review! And also thanks for this great experience! You were all amazing! :)
Bruce PincheonUnited States
Our day in Havana was made more special by our guide. He knew the history and the city well, as only a native Havanan could. We were introduced to facts and lore that only someone like him could have known. From the Old town through the historic squares with their history and stories through central Havana and then on for a tour of the outskirts in a classic 50's car with insights into the history before and during the revolution as well as the soviet era and now, what we would call the 4th chapter. CUDOS
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for a fantastic review Bruce! I also had a lovely time with all of you guys and it makes me very happy to know that you enjoyed my tour! ;)
Stan MillerUnited States
We really cannot day enough good things about our experience with Dayron. While he is a local, he has traveled to several countries, so he brings a useful perspective to his work. Having him was really like having a really good fried with local knowledge. He was flexible ...adjusting each day to fit our interests. He is a really smart guy who sealed excellent English. We will definitely be recommending him to our friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Stan! Thanks so much my friend for such a great review! Having you, Ben and John here in Cuba was a great experience! I feel like I gained three new friends in the US!! ;)
We spent three wonderful and very enjoyable days in Havana and Vinales with Dayron. He arranged everything - including a few slightly complex requests - beautifully. Dayron is a perfect guide: knowledgeable, interesting, fun, organized, and charming; we recommend him without reservation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Victoria! Thanks so much! I also had a beautiful time with you and Edward! It was for sure an amazing experience!
Angelica SanchezUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Angelica! :)
Nancy AbruzzoUnited States
Dayron made us feel welcome. We got to see a lot in just a couple of hours. We hope to see him again soon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nancy! Thanks so much for this review. I will for sure let you know if I make it to Seattle ;)
Peter TobinUnited Kingdom
His English is perfect. Very.pleasant company and talked freely about his countrys problems and it's politics without specifically espousing any political thought in a strictly controlled country. Made our half day tour interesting and not exhausting.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Peter! I also had a great time with you guys!
Shellie GreinerUnited States
We had the best time with Dayron. It was easy to met him at our Cruise Ship then off for a fun full day of Havana. We did a tour of the old Havana and then hopped into a classic chevy car from the 50's and headed out for a tour of the town. We had lunch at a favorite of his that gave us a great sample of Cuban cooking. Delicious! We peppered him with question about his country and it is fascinating to learn more about the truly authentic town. You cannot go wrong with a day with Dayron.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Shellie! Thanks so much!!!! It's always great to read lovely reviews like this. As I always say, it was a true pleasure to be your guide in Havana!
Gella SteifUnited States
Dayron was amazing, gave us a tour around our one day in Havana, very knowledgable and a great person to talk with, not a "know-it-all" but knew what he was saying and was interesting. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gella! Thanks a lot for your 5 star rating! I had a great time with you and sure! I'll let you know if I make it to NYC ;)
Penni ZolaUnited States
Dayron was waiting for us at our cruise ship. He is very knowledgeable about his city, Havana. We had an excellent and thorough walking tour. We th en got into a beautiful 1948 Chevrolet to see some of the sights away from the center of the city including the lovely town of Miramar and a drive through the Cental Park Forest. We had a very relaxing drink on the rooftop bar and restaurant at the Kimpton hotel which is very pretty and has a great view of the city. Totally fluent in English
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Penny! Thanks for your lovely review! I had a great time with you as well! I wish you the best time in both Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba. Thanks!!!! ;)
Tours by Local tailored a private tout around our schedule and areas of interest . Our guide, Dayron was professional and friendly. He provided a lot of personal insights in addition to historical content and he pointed us in the right direction for the rest of our stay .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michelle! Thanks so much for your very nice review! I had a great time! ;)
Mindy SchultheisUnited States
Dayron was simply fantastic!! We did the walking tour of Old Havana with him. We were 10 people and he was able to keep all of us interested. He was incredibly patient, unbelievably knowledgeable about Cuba, it's history, it's architecture and it's current state of affairs. He's one of the best guides we've ever used!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mindy, what a lovely and amazing family you are! This review has left me breathless and speechless!!! Thanks so much for an incredibly beautiful time together!! I will never forget this experience, for sure one of the best I've had!
Selma ReedUnited States
Dayron provided a very comprehensive and informative tour of Havana. He was easy going and eager to answer our questions. A quality tour! Would highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Selma and Richard! You were both lovely clients and I believe I made two new friends in Denver, Colorado! Thanks so much for a fantastic day!
David KatzUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Dayron. Very knowledgeable and easygoing -knows all the places to see. Highly recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David! Thanks so much for this very nice comment. I also had a wonderful time with all of you guys! I hope you enjoy Cienfuegos and Santiago!
Darrell S.Saratoga, CA, United States
We enjoyed our day with Dayron. He was personable, informative and accommodating. He gave us a good insight into life in Cuba as well as a wonderful tour of major sites. We would highly recommend him as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Darrell!!! I also had a great time with all of you ;)
Randal CooperUnited States
Provided a great tour that fit our desires perfectly. My wife and I had a perfect day in Havana and it was in large part due to Dayron's knowledge and company. We can highly recommend this to to anyone who is interested in this city and the great people of Cuba.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Randal! Thanks so much for a fantastic day and a lovely review! I also had the best time and look forward to meeting you guys again! ;)
Grace MaltempoUnited States
I need to apologize for not posting this sooner. Dayron was an amazing guide. My husband's in a wheelchair so Dayron couldn't have been better and totally customized our tour. I'm sorry I don't have our drivers name but he was amazing too. We started with a walking tour of Old Havana 4 main squares. We took a brand new spotless van to Dona Carmela restaurant, it was excellent and we were in a hidden gem. We toured Malecon, San Jose market, Fusterlandia, Vedado Neighborhood, Miramar, Revolution Square.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Grace! Thanks so much for this very nice review! I did my best to provide you with a great tour and I believe it worked! ;)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Tina!
Sigrid EganUnited States
We had the best time! He is a very capable, knowledgeable and lovely guide/person. We learned a lot about Havana and Cuba.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had the best time as well Sigrid! Thanks so much for such a lovely comment. ;)
Lauren PetersonUnited States
Dayron was a knowledgeable, personable,flexible guide. He took us places we should see and places we wanted to see. The whole experience was wonderful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lauren! Thanks so much! You were all great! I hope you enjoyed the Buena Vista Social Club Show and your entire cuban trip as well! ;)
Henry KachelriessUnited States
We were VERY pleased with the tour by Dayron...he was very cooperative, patient with our many questions, and went out of his way to help us with one of my hobbies (geocaching) He took us on both a walking tour and a taxi tour and gave us a great insight into Cuba and Havana in particular. The only reason we could not give him a five rating was that my partner felt he should have done more to discourage the many "panhandlers" we encountered. A word by him, to those people, would have been helpful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Henry! Thanks a lot! Well, I will keep in mind your comment about "panhandlers". I honestly didn't think there were too many but it is always good to know what my clients thoughts are! I am happy that both you and your wife enjoyed my tour! I really had a great time with the geocaching experience!
Julie D.United States
How wonderful to see Havana through Dayron's eyes! In addition to all the Havana highlights Dayron took me to his friend's art studio located 10 floors up and offering a 360 degree view of the city, the harbor and the ocean. I enjoyed seeing the artwork as well as meeting the artist and his family. Dayron was very flexible and willing to cater to my interests... particularly arts and culture of Havana. ToursByLocals is a great way to see the world.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Julie! You were a lovely client and I believe we had a great connection. I'm very pleased to know that you enjoyed the tour as much as I did. Thanks for such an amazing review! ;)
Cary K.United States
Dayron was delightful. My family of 4 adults enjoyed the tour and this personable guide. He brought Cuba to life for us and showed us his city through the eyes of a local. Wonderful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Cary! You are a lovely family and I enjoyed this tour as much as you did! ;)