James NelsonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, Thank you for your 5 star rating! kind regards, Tommy
Cynthia BlackUnited States
We had a fun 2-day tour with Tommy in Bangkok. He spoke good English and was quite articulate and knowledgeable about the area. He was very flexible and took us to the countryside and away from tourists where we visited many unusual sites including a boat ride through the floating market and through different villages. We went to the tiger sanctuary and Elephant Park. We had two great lunches at local outdoor restaurants. He had a great SUV with goodA/C and plenty of cold water.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cynthia, thanks for your review and I am happy to read how your words describe a 5 star experience. If there was anything that I could have done better I'm sorry I wasn't aware of this. Kind regards, Tommy
Howard KatzmanUnited States
Thank you for guidance to obtain local guide Tommy. Enjoyed him very much; good attitude, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, timely and respectful. Definitely would recommend and use again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Howard, thank you very much for all your appreciative words and 5 star review. It was a very happy time with you and your friends. Kind regards, Tommy
Tommy gave my wife and I a very informative 1 & 1/2 day tour of Ayuthhia and Bangkok. He hit most of the highlights ( in the available time) and was knowledgeable of the history and significance of the various sites. He was very caring for my wife who has mobility restrictions and courteous throughout. His choice of lunch venue was great, local atmosphere and good food. His driver gave no cause for concern in Bangkok's chaotic traffic and also went out of his way to assist us. Thanks Tommy
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, thank you very much for your 5 star review and kind words. It was my pleasure to travel with both of you and to introduce so many 'things Thai' to you. Kind regards, Tommy
Deborah TalbotUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Deborah, thanks for your 5 star rating. kind regards, Tommy
Hema PanickerUnited States
Our two day Bangkok tour with Tommy was one of the best experiences we had! Tommy went out of his way to customize it for us - as a result we ended up seeing and experiencing so many different faces of Bangkok and the surrounding areas! Thank you Tommy - we could not have done it without you ! - the Panicker Family
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hema, thank you very much for your top rating review! It was a great pleasure to customize and tailor make the tour to your wishes! Kind regards, Tommy
Nadav SharirRaleigh, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
Tommy was a great guide. He was very knowledgable and made our visit wonderful time. In addition to being a good guide he is a nice and funny person. e gave us much more than we expected. We certainly recommend him if you plan on visiting Bangkok.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nadav, thanks for your outstanding review. It was my joy and pleasure to travel with you and I'm very happy that you feel that you received much more then expected! Thanks for your 5 stars and kind words! kind regards, Tommy.
Leslie YorkUnited States
I just spent 2 days with Tommy and it was wonderful. Tommy took us to all the important temples and markets & made sure we rode every kind of transport in Bangkok.Knowing we love food and to eat like locals, he took us to places we would never have found on our own! The food was amazing and better than any Thai food I've ever had. Plus for 4 of us eating (7 or 8 dishes) it only cost about $20 USD. I was on the hunt for kites and he went out of the way to help me find hand made ones! Thank you Tommy
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Leslie, thank you so much for your amazing review! It was my great pleasure to search and find the kites for you. I hope they will not fly away on their own though.... However, that might mean I will have a chance to welcome you to Thailand again in search for new ones :-) Thank you again for booking my fun 2 days tour and I wish all of you the best in life. Kind regards, Tommy.
Mervyn DevineUnited States
We had less than a week on our visit to Thailand. We had a fabulous adventure and booking Tommy for four days made our trip! We wanted fast paced with surprises and Tommy made it so. Tours by Locals is the only way to go. Many thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mervyn, Thank you very much for your great review. It was great to travel with both of you for many days and to show you so much of Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Kanchanaburi. Thank you again for booking me as your guide and it was my pleasure to set out a great itinerary for you within the short period of time you had. Kind regards, Tommy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your 5 star rating Ommar. See you again next month! Kind regards, Tommy.
Paige O'LuanaighUnited States
We had never been to Thailand and wanted to see as much as possible. Tommy was great, he listened carefully to what we wanted and created a very personalized tour of places you might not find. We toured temples of course, ate local food, wandered through local markets wth Tommy providing commentary, context and water when we needed it! It was a great introduction to the country and culture of Thailand and we hope we can see Tommy again when we come back.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Paige, thanks so much for your happy and kind words. I really enjoyed traveling with you as well and hope to welcome you again for more fun and food in Thailand. Happy Traveles, Tommy.
Mary WeissUnited States
We had a wonderful 3 days with Tommy. He communicated well to understand our needs and designed a plan that was fascinating and flowed very well. He was knowledgeable, efficient, fun and kind. He sent us pictures as soon as we left! We look forward to seeing him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary, thank you very much for all your kind words. I also had a wonderful time exploring Bangkok and all the other places with you and your family! See you next time in Thailand. happy travels, Tommy.
Rosa Carias LacayoUnited States
Hi, We were14 people taking the tour with Tommy.. He is absolutely amazing, he was always attempted to all our needs... very knowledgeable with also an extremely good personality..He treated us like family...and we misssed him a lot in our tour in Chiangmai...even though the guide was good, but were comparing him wit Tommy all the time. All the places he took us were amazing.i can say without a doubt that Timmy is the best guide that I have had...thank u Tommy for everything..it was an amazing experience
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rosa, thank you so much for your amazing 5 star review. It was a great trip we all had together and with you and your family I really enjoyed every fun minute we spend together! Next time I'll be happy to travel with you to Chiang Mai :-) Happy Travels! Tommy
Penni ZolaUnited States
We spent two days with Tommy and his driver. We saw everything we wanted to see and then some. He took us to a local temple, private long tail boat trip. Wat pho(excuse the spelling), Jim Thompson house. Fascinating local markets where we did not see another tourist. We went to a very good restaurant for lunch and a local dim sum restaurant in china town. Tommy know the local places to eat and he is a real foodie. Also gave us good advice on where not to shop. Ask him about where to buy pocketbooks.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Penni, Thank you very much for your kind review. The 2 days were fun indeed and I am happy to know you enjoyed all the food tastes so much as well. The pocketbooks will be a lasting memory of Thailand and me I hope! Happy Travels, Tommy.
Mark SteinbergUnited States
I knew nothing about ToursByLocals and was hesitant to use. The tour was wonderful and well worth the cost. Our guide Tommy arranged the tour to meet our desires and needs. The best ever.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark, thank you for your 5 star review. Maybe ToursByLocals was new to you but I hope now that you've experienced our fun adventure together you will be able to find many more amazing guides all over the world. Thank you for your trust in all of us! Happy travels, Tommy.
James KwanUnited States
Tommy is the BEST! We booked him for two days based especially for his knowledge of the food in Bangkok-and he did not let us down! Personality plus, flexible, and open minded in taking use up on seeing traditional crafts, JJ market, sites, nightlife etc. Never felt pressured to hurry along-let us do our thing! Tommy really went out of his way to please us and we had a blast with him! Definitely will book him when we return!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi James, You don't know how happy you make me with this review!! It was a great time that we spend together in Bangkok and I am grateful for your kind words and review! See you next time in Bangkok! Kind regards, Tommy.
David G.United States
Tommy exuded kindness,attention to every detail; historical/knowledge noteworthy and he instinctively knew what we wanted/needed. The organization/content was flawless. He exuded warmth, enthusiasm and a passion unmatched by other guides that I've used. His compassion/kindness knows no bounds treating us with dignity/courteousness. He is friendly, knowledgeable and professional.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Thank you so much for your very kind review. It was my pleasure to take all of you around Bangkok and Ayutthaya on 2 days and show you all the hidden gems of my country! As my job is my passion I am happy to read that you felt and saw this too :-) I hope to meet you again one day! Kind regards, Tommy
Planning - Tommy covered the places we wanted to see and worked in additional sites above and beyond our list. He also helped us avoid crowds so that we had a great experience. Viewing ancient temples, cooking class, local market, tiger feeding - it was a perfect week. Stories - Tommy shared culture, history, customs... His knowledge and experiences brought a depth and perspective that is so special and personal. Courtesy - Tommy is polite and considerate. We felt cared for and comfortable at all times.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elizabeth, Thank you so much for your amazingly positive and extended review! It was my pleasure to be with you for a short week and I remember every day as a happy and fun day together with you, your mum and her friends! If you ever come back please let me know so we can explore some new parts of Thailand. Your friend Tommy.
Angelica SanchezUnited States
Loved my experience with tours by local. Tommy, our guide was extremely knowledgable and made our trip amazing. The car was very comfortable and clean. Tommy answered all our questions and went above and beyond to make our experience a memorable one. Thanks Tommy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Angelica, thank you very much for your kind words and excellent review! I was very happy to show you and your family all the best spots in Bangkok on our 2 days trip together! I hope to see all of you again! Happy greetings Tommy.