Byron FlatelandUnited States
Very knowledgeable about the locality, personable, & helpful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for booking. The Sotero Tour is a wonderful way to see the local life in town.
Saykari was a brilliant guide with suggestions as soon as we arrived in Salvador on where we should go etc even before our tour began ! Very knowledgeable about history of the area and Brazil and lovely person
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ola Antonia, what an honour to meet you and your family. The Sotero tour is really special, we can see a bit of the local life instead of just touring around the most famous areas in town. Glad you have enjoyed. Happy 2019!!
An amazing woman and guide. We arrived in Salvador at the end of our Brazil trip when energy was low..... We met up with Sayuri on our last day and she tailored us a really fun afternoon seeing a more local side of Salvador than our walking around the old city had enabled . She was totally attentive to what our teen boys wanted and flexible as she saw what excited them and what didn't Whilst driving, walking and sitting we gained insights into history, culture, religion and politics . Thank you Sayuri
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great pleasure to guide Tamar and her family in my hometown. Thank you for booking and hope you will have a lovely new year. Happy 2019
Tracy WynnUnited States
I can't say enough about Sayuri's knowledge. Being on a tour with her was like being with a friend you haven't seen in years! Every where we went was as amazing as the last stop! I have told everyone I come into contact with that she was phenomenal! Love her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a pleasure to guide a group of travellers and fun. Thank you very much for booking the tour with me and I am waiting for you to come back to Bahia. The islands are waiting for you here! Asé!!!
Angela WallisUnited Kingdom
My guide Sayuri was lovely and tailored the tour to suit my allocated time , my tiredness and my interests. Sayuri is excellent company and has great english . It was the perfect way to get a taste of Salvador when you only have a day there. Combining the tour with an airport transfer made the whole day very smooth and easy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Angela, thank you for booking the tour and for sure it is a pleasure to guide independent travellers - Glad you could enjoy a bit of my hometown. Hope you will come back to explore more of Bahia!
Anne S.Claremont, CA, United States
We saw the Balet Folclorico which was amazing and afterwards, Sayuri made sure we got to our hotel without problems. Very interesting! We cut the time short -- book this tour if you want the night life.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Anne, Bale Folclorico is a MUST see in Salvador. Glad you liked the atmosphere of the historical town during the day and also check one of my favourite atractions in Salvador in the by night!! Hope you will be able to come back soon to Bahia. Cheers, Sayuri
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 for the lovely evening in Pelourinho. I love this tour, to see our historical center as a local. You are very lucky group, see Olodum during the low season is a privilege!! All the best!
David K.United Kingdom
Travelling alone aged 61 and with Parkinsons,I arranged this tour at very short notice, and with a primary focus on photography. Sayuri was everything that I was looking for in a guide - a prompt communicator, flexible in planning, sympathetic and helpful to me, a charming, outgoing yet no-nonsense personality, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her city, happy to go off the beaten track, and her ability to speak to anyone made me feel like she knows everyone! High praise and nothing negative!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David. It´s always a pleasure to help photographers, as you make the tours more creative and with different focus on my hometown. I am sure have great photos from Salvador!! Cheers and Axé!
Marty MartinezUnited States
Sayuri is a wonderful person. She contacted us before the tour to make sure that she would take us to where we wanted to go. She even made suggestions for activities that we could book before we arrived. We had a great introduction to Salvador and were pleased that we could meet and taalk to some native Bahians. Sh even lent us her phone to use until our next tour with her. We could not ask for more!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marty it was a pleasure to meet you and Virgínia. This is one of my favourite tours. Glad that you enjoyed speding a day as a soteropolitano, local from Salvador!
Mmabatlharo DihemoSouth Africa
The tour was excellent. I learned a lot. Managed to interact with the tour guide. She was really thorough in explaining the history to me and my daughter. We had a good time. I am quite impressed so is my daughter. Wi definitely recommend friends and colleagues.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: One of my favorite tour in salvador. Glad that you felt just like a local, a soteropolitano in Salvador. Thank you for such lovely review. It was an honor to guide you both in my hometown. Axé