Ghordan McManusUnited States
Sayuri was a Godsend. When I booked with her, I had no idea that she would prove to be so integral to my first experience in Brazil. She was communicative and supportive, offering suggestions for activities in/around Salvador. The tour was unique, and more geared towards an authentic, local feel and as the day wore on, she was flexible, thoughtful, and became like part of our group/family. In the days after the tour, she continued to check on our us and help us navigate the city.
Guy Even EzraIsrael
Sayuri is a great guide. She takes a complete care of you, not just during the tour, where she provide a very interesting and useful information, but also help with any other issue you may encounter during your stay in Salvador- from transportation, accommodation or restaurant recommendation. We were a family of 6 and we enjoy the tour very much and highly recommend Sayuri.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Guy. I love guiding families in my hometown and for sure you were a special one! Terrific on the Capoeira workshop, looked pro. Thank you for booking!
Kathlene CollinsUnited States
An ambitious but very enjoyable tour with many stops we'd never have found on our own (including the postcard museum, which you really need to see :) Sayuri is a knowledgeable, entertaining guide and gave us plenty of options while keeping us on track so we got to the sites we were most interested in. Her itinerary was varied, fun and genuinely enlightening and she provided lots of excellent tips for our other days in the city. Don't miss the climb up the light house or a walk through Santo Antonio.
Jamie LanglieUnited States
My husband Paul, our friend Jeanie and I had a wonderful day in Salvador with Sayuri!! She was fun and very knowledgeable about her city. Based on communication with her before our arrival, we especially appreciated the extra effort she put in to connect us with a local homebrewer who runs a bistro out of his almost magical house. We would definitely engage Sayuri again if we're lucky enough to return -- saw the highlights, but it would be great to delve deeper into Bahia's African roots.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a great honour to introduce you to local homebrewer in Salvador. Hope you will be back to Bahia soon and we will have the chance to explore a bit more the flavours of Bahia. Cheers, Sayuri
Michelle CattoorUnited States
We had a wonderful tour with Sayuri. She was a wealth of knowledge regarding religious, cultural and historical information in Salvador and Brazil on the whole. Sayuri clearly had relationships with many in the tourism industry and gave us individualized experiences we would have never found on our own. We were very happy with restaurant recommendations and Sayuri even helped up book a hotel on the beach to enjoy our last day before flying out. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ola Michelle, thank you so much for such a lovely review. I love my hometown and it is a pleasure to share a bit of my point of view and knowledge with you! Happy 2019!
Alfredo MorenoUnited States
Jonas and I recently took a guided tour with Sayuri during the month of October 2018. We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 hour tour as we would not have covered this much information and territory during our 2 day stay. I would recommend a guided tour with Sayuri to our family and friends as she is professional, courteous, and knowable. Thank You, Sayuri... Alfredo and Jonas - USA
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ola Alfredo, thank you for your lovely review. It is always a pleasure when we finish a tour and we feel that we have met a friend and not just a traveller/tourist in town. Hope the good energy of Bahia (asé) will be always with you!!!
Estabrak Al-AnsariUnited Kingdom
Sayuri is a fantastic guide, full of knowledge and interest in what she is doing and in you - the traveler. She's easy going and flexible and the tour was more then what I could have hoped for. I would recommend Sayuri to anyone traveling to Salvador. 5*
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What an honour to guide an artist in Bahia. It is always a pleasure to show our old town and listen to the point of views of the travellers about Bahia and Brazil. Estabrak, hope you will have a lovely experience in Brazil.. asè!!!
Judine TaylorUnited States
Sayuri's English was quite good. She was genuinely friendly and very knowledgeable on a variety of topics concerning Brazil in general and Salvador in particular. Sayuri had a good basic plan for the day, but made it clear to us that she was flexible in order to accommodate our particular interests. We highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a pleasure to guide you Judine and Richard, specially that I could speak a bit of portuguese with you. I am starting to change my view of the USA with so many nice tourist from Texas coming to Bahia and for sure I will include Santo Antonio on my bucket list of US cities. Thank you for booking my tour, Asè Sayuri
Gregg CarnaffanUnited Kingdom
A great tour to get a full picture of Salvador in a day. Sayuri was helpful both before and after the tour. Arrived as agreed and tailored to tour to our wishes. As well as the main sites we were able to see some more local ones which was nice. Sayuri also helped us with recommendations for where to eat and enjoy music. As well as for my remaining time in Salvador. Would recommend Sayuri as a guide and this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you a lot for such lovely review Gregg! It was a pleasure to meet you - that was a fun trip, for sure!. Hope you will be back to enjoy more our afrikan/brazilian heritage in Salvador, Bahia!!!
Sayuri was a perfect guide. She adapted the tour to our needs and drove us to all the places we asked for, always giving precious details about each place. Thank you for everything.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to guide you in Salvador, hope soon I will be able to guide you in my hometown in French =;-) Thank you for such a positive comment and hope you will come back soon - maybe a carnival season in Rio/Bahia?. Cheers, Sayuri
My wife and I really enjoyed meeting Sayuri and visiting her city. We spent 7 hours together and considering another longer visit in the future. Sayuri knows the city very well and took excellent care of us.She even sent us after the tour the list of all the places we visited. We highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sucha a pleausure to guide a wonderful couple, full of energy and love. I am SURE you will come back to get more of our axe. Life is short, better enjoy Bahia as much as possible!!!
My tour with Sayuri was a great experience. I loved Salvador but I can say I love it a bit more because of Sayuri. She was waiting for me at the airport, drove me around the city to make sure I saw everything while she had a very nice conversation with me which helped understand all I wanted to know about Salvador. I strongly recommend Sayuri for your tour in Salvador. Sayuri tambien habla español muy bien. Gracias Sayuri!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias Jaime!!! It was a pleasure to show you my hometown, as we are so conected to Spain in Salvador/Bahia. Hope you will come back to explore a bit more Bahia and our Bay of All Saints. have a lovely 2017 and axé!!
Linda BarnesUnited States
Wonderful tour with Sayuri. She was waiting for us, though we were delayed getting off the ship. Great variety in her tour and a lot of information about the area and history of Bahia. Even took us to a local church where we joined the celebrations for a short time to get a feel for the wonderful atmosphere there. Although we thought we'd have to get a taxi back to the ship after dinner and the local dance show, Sayuri had her car nearby and drove us back. She was wonderful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was such a pleasure to guide this group. I love when the tourist have more time in the cruise to see a bit more of our city. You were luck to be able to see the local mess service at Rosario dos Pretos Church (black church), plus have local dinner with muqueca/caipirinha and see the bale folclorico. Come back soon to visit us again. Axé, Sayuri
Translated from Spanish: We took a full day tour. Sayuri picked us up and we got to know the history and customs of the people. We also indicated areas that we would like to visit. You can not miss a tour with her. When we return we will take a tour with her to Reconcavo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ola Enzo, gracias por visitar Salvador. Vuelve pronto a Bahia con Francisca, un día es poco para conocer nuestra ciudad !! / Thank you for coming to Salvador and hope you will be back soon with Francisca. There are so much to see in tonw, one day is not enouth!! Axé!!!
William CrosbyUnited States
This was an excellent tour! We felt like Sayuri gave us a good understanding of history and culture in Salvador/Bahia. Her recommendations on food, nightlife and shopping were all perfect. We were a group of 7, including 4 adults and 3 kids. The entire group found the full day tour very interesting. I would definitely call on Sayuri again if we are back in town.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I love guiding specially when you already understand a bit the way of life in Bahia. It was a great pleasure to have your lovely family in Bahia. Hope you will able to come back again to my hometown. Abracos and Axe!
We were a group of four and loved how Sayuri helped us explore the beautiful city of Salvador safely and in the most fun and efficient way. Her guidance was very thorough and included an overview of the Bahian culture from history and geography to food and religion and small trivia. Professionally, she was honest, knowledgeable, punctual and very attentive to our predefined areas of interest and personally she was an open, easy going and fun person to spend time with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kathy is always a pleasure to guide people that is full of energy and love our culture. Come back in the summer, great pictures are waiting for you during the festivals in Bahia. Axé!
Sayuri was perfect to show us around Salvador. She showed us the things we were interested in as well as aspects of Salvador that were significant to locals. Sayuri is a great Abassador for Salvador. Nothing was too difficult for her. Highly re
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Howard, thank for the review. It is always a pleasure to guide TourByLocals clients in my hometown. Axé and hope you will come back one day to explore more the authentic Salvador and Bahia!
Stacy CitizenUnited States
Great tour for my trip that was limited in days. I enjoyed my guide, Sayuri, her information of Salvador was abundant and she was patient and a flexible guide that was okay with any changes. I enjoyed her personality that was very friendly and open. Although I was in Salvador for only two days, she showed me around to many places in such a short time. I thank her for that. I'm looking forward to my next visit sometime in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Stacy, of course you will come back. We do have to do that tour with boat, sunset and drinks at Baia de Todos os Santos. Très chic! Thank you for the lovely review, it was a PLEASURE to guide you. Axé from Bahia!
Julie CwikelUnited States
Sayuri was a delightful guide. First of all, she supplied touring and restaurant suggestions even before we arrived. She went out of her way to show us events, places and sites that met our interests and needs. Even when one evening we were not able to hear music as we hoped, she was understanding & was very accommodating. I particularly enjoyed going to the church services for Santa Barbara and to the condomble ceremony. I highly recommend her and thank her for a wonderful experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Julie! Hope this will be the first but not your last experience with guides from TourbyLocals. I love my hometown and it was a pleasure to guide you here. Shalom&Axe!
Mmabatlharo DihemoSouth Africa
Fantastic tour and great Guide. Saruyi is very patient and knowledgeable on the history of Baiha, a real expert in her work. Fluent in English and was more of a sister than a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nono. I am waiting for you soon for a second visit to Bahia.axé.