Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Salvador Brazil by Tour Guide Sayuri K. (Guide #12830)


Jeffrey Judge

United States
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Tour: #162151, Day Trip Off Salvador: Praia do Forte (Litoral Norte), Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 23/18

amazing guide!

Estabrak Al-Ansari

United Kingdom
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Tour: #149773, Half Day Tour in Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 14/18

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!!!

Rayna Russom

United States
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Tour: #151417, Afrikan Bahia Tour - The most black city outside Africa is Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 30/18

Sayuri put together a wonderful day and an in-depth, rich and wide reaching tour tailored perfectly to my interests. Her knowledge of Salvador's history in the timeline of world history and her ability to communicate it clearly and concisely were stellar. I was really blown away by the experience and also had a ton of fun. I would highly recommend a tour with her, and would certainly book another one myself as well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Rayna it was a great pleasure to guide you in Bahia, specially considering your background and understanding of our afro-heritage. Hope you will be back soon to Bahia. Asè

Oludamisi D.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #151417, Afrikan Bahia Tour - The most black city outside Africa is Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 19/18

The tour was amazing. Sayuri is a great guide with incredible knowledge of the city and perfect English. Sayuri is flexible and can personalise tours to suit you and what you want to see. It is a great mix of explaining the historical significance of many parts of Salvador while giving you some insight into the locals' way of life. I would highly recommend the tour as it was the highlight of my time in Salvador!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! That was really an honor to.guide you in my home town. The afro tour is really special in Salvador. Hope you will be back with your family. Asè, Sayuri

Lloyd Cheu

United States
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Tour: #149578, Historical Center - Pelourinho - Welcome to Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 10/18

Sayuri is pleasant and knowledgeable. She has a great deal of knowledge and was able to enhance our knowledge and experience of Salvador. Appreciated her emails before and after our tour, which provided recommendations for additional sights and restaurants.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lloyd it was more tham a pleasure to guide you, I with I had more time before the booking to help you more around the city, but I guess you have done a lot in a few days in town. I am glad that I could introduce you to my favourite area in town Santo Antonio Alem do Carmo. Hope you will keep travelling and booking Tours by Locals tours. Asè Sayuri

Judine Taylor

United States
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Tour: #151417, Afrikan Bahia Tour - The most black city outside Africa is Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 4/18

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: This is one of the best tours in Salvador and I am glad I could show you a bit of my hometown, the most black city in Brazil, for sure!!! Hope you will come back soon to Bahia and practice more your Portuguese. Asè, Sayuri

Judine Taylor

United States
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Tour: #149773, Complete Tour Salvador, Bahia - 01 day tour, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 3/18

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

Tracy Wynn

United States
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Tour: #151417, Afrikan Bahia Tour - The most black city outside Africa is Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 22/18

Tracy Wynn

United States
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Tour: #149794, Welcome to Salvador and Sotero Tour - the best of autentic SALVADOR!!!, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 20/18

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

Angela Wallis

United Kingdom
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Tour: #149794, Sotero Tour & Transfer In - the best of autentic SALVADOR!!!, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 5/18

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!

Tiffany Gosier

United States
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Tour: #151417, Afrikan Bahia Tour - The most black city outside Africa is Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 27/18

Sayuri, it was truly a pleasure meeting you and seeing the beauty of Salvador through your eyes... THANK YOU for an AWESOME experience

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tiffany, it was a great pleasure to guide you here in my hometown. I love this tour - it shows the real Salvador and focus on afrikan heritage. For sure a top tour in Salvador!!!! Axé!!!!

Max Kaufmann

Corseaux, VD, Switzerland
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Tour: #284585, [Shore Excursion] Cruise Tour in Salvador, Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 6/18

Sayuri is a charming and competent guide, starting contact with the client already well ahead of the time of the visit in order to develop a program which is as close and as tailor made as possible to the wishes of the visitor. Very flexible regarding the sequence of the visit (depending on the traffic and the number of cruise ships in the harbor), she was able to show us a maximum of areas and monuments, making our second visit of Salvador an even greater pleasure than the first one.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Max. For sure it was a bit difficult to guide someone that knows so much about Brazil and at the same time a great pleasure to share my hometown secrets with you! I am sure you will be back.. and hope you contact me again, so we can explore a bit more of Salvador hidden places together with your family! Axé!!!

Philippa P.

Jersey
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Tour: #149578, Historical Center - Pelourinho - Welcome to Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 2/18

Sayuri gave us an interesting tour adapted to our specific interest and presented a good overview of Salvador. Thank you

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a pleasure to guide you Phillippa!! Thank you and hope you do come back to Brazil soon. Salut!

Roger Rothfield

Australia
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Tour: #151417, Afrikan Bahia Tour - The most black city outside Africa is Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 24/18

Sayuri was absolutely great! She was flexible in terms of accomodating a late starting time and she made a great effort to show us as much as possible of Salvador. We also Rey much enjoyed discussing current issues in Brazil andd what life is like for the average Salvadoran. We would not hesitate to recommend her as a guide for travellers to Salvador.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Roger, it was more tham a pleasure to guide you in town. This is one of my favourite tours and I hope now you do understand a bit our afrikan heritage and why Salvador is consider the most afrikan city in Brazil. Best regards and axe!!!

John Brownlie

United Kingdom
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Tour: #149578, Historical Center - Pelourinho - Welcome to Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 22/18

The tour was conducted in a well planned and very interesting and instructive manner. Sayuri has excellent English and a great depth of knowledge of the city, history of the area and the culture. Full marks. Regards etc

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John, it is alwyas a wonderful experience to guide clients of TBL in my hometown and for sure our old town is a must to see in Salvador, Bahia!! Best regards and axé!!!

Beat Frey

Switzerland
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Tour: #149764, Beach and Best Views of Salvador: Ribeira, Bonfim Church and Ponta do Humaita, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 13/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to guide you in both tours. Best Regards and hope you will come back to Brazil!!!

Beat Frey

Switzerland
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Tour: #151417, Afrikan Bahia Tour - The most black city outside Africa is Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 12/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Beat for booking one of my favourite tours! The afro heritage in Bahia is the best way to understand our city!

Laura Neame

Canada
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Tour: #244514, Gastronomy of Bahia - Special Tour, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 3/18

Guide should have cancelled. She was limping badly from the previous day activity. She did not want to be there, and it showed in irritability. Tour ended 1 1/2 hours early. We visited 2 places with her, the Sao Jouquim market and then a pleasant restaurant outside the main tourist area. We went to the gastronomic Museum but it was closed. Pretty skimpy. Promised follow up email has not arrived. She must be better than this usually, as other reviews are good.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Laura, I am really sorry. I had told you that I had hurt my knee the day before and would only be able to walk slowly. I love this tour!! We did 2 stops for eating as planned, at Marked and Mouraria. I planned a third stop we did not have time, as we settle to go back to Santo Antonio in time to see the bloco De hoje a Oito, that would be at around 4PM. I am really sorry we could not talk too much before the tour. I will put this right and I planned to write your email today with tips of Itapu

Ian Guthrie

United Kingdom
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Tour: #149578, Historical Center - Pelourinho - Welcome to Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 29/18

Sayuri was a pleasure to be with for our four hour tour of Salvador. She took us to some very interesting places that we would not have found otherwise and we learnt a great deal about the role of Salvador in the period when African slaves were brought to Brazil. Thank you Sayuri.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ian, you are trully welcome and I am glad you have enjoyed the tour in the most black.city of Brazil. Asè

Gregg Carnaffan

United Kingdom
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Tour: #149773, Complete Tour Salvador, Bahia - 01 day tour, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 9/18

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!!!

Anna Mazur

Poland
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Tour: #149764, Best Views of Salvador in One Day, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 24/17

We arrived to Salvador only for one day. Sayuri was able to accommodate us in her busy schedule. The tour was very informative and well organized. She customized the tour and took us to the places we wanted to see. We saw local market, fishing community , busy streets of Salvador full of locals, the places we wouldn't probably venture alone. I am glad Sayuri was my guide in Salvador!! Definitely recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Anna, thank your for such a nice review. What a great pleasure to guide you in Salvador, I am happy that even with just 12h in town you could feel a bit of our atmosphere. In the first capital of Brazil has a unique way to live and the "baianos" are really special. Hope you have enjoyed your whole stay in Brazil, as much as in Salvador. Cheers and Axé!

James Trice

United States
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Tour: #151417, Afrikan Bahia Tour - The most black city outside Africa is Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 25/17

Sayuri was great. She has a great fund of knowledge of the history of Salvador and its people. She cares very much about showing you the real Salvador. On her tour, I saw and experienced many things that otherwise I would not have seen. She is an excellent tour guide and host. If going to Salvador, book a tour with Sayuri. You will enjoy it greatly. Thanks, JT

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: James, thank you for the nice review, this is for sure one my favourite tours! It is a great oportunity to see not just the touristic areas of town but also local places and learn a lot about our afro heritage. It was a great pleasure to share my hometown with you. Cheers and Axé!

Camille Decal

France
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Tour: #149773, Complete Tour Salvador, Bahia - 01 day tour, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 23/17

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

Anne S.

Claremont, CA, United States
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Tour: #149794, Sotero Tour - the best of autentic SALVADOR!!!, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 15/17

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

Anne S.

Claremont, CA, United States
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Tour: #151417, Afrikan Bahia Tour - The most black city outside Africa is Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 15/17

An intelligent, insightful tour with much good information, Sayuri picked up on our interests while keeping us moving and seeing her beautiful city. Very considerate and presented history in a clear, logical manner. Nice personality, always smiling, most enjoyable tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for booking and the lovely day in my hometown. I am sure you could feel our great energy - axe - during the tour, and also understand why we are consider the most afrikan city in Brazil. That is one of my favourite tours in Salvador.

Pearl Ling

Hong Kong
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Tour: #151417, Afrikan Bahia Tour - The most black city outside Africa is Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 12/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to guide Pearl and her friends, in her short stay in Salvador! We did my favourite tour, Afro Heritage in my hometown. Hope see you around again soon in Bahia. Axé!!!

Denise Fairchild

United States
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Tour: #151417, Afrikan Bahia Tour - The most black city outside Africa is Salvador - cliente Denise, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 30/17

The best tour ever. Sayuri showed me Bahia the way locals experience it... the food, the rituals and religions, the hang-out spots, the music... at a pace that was luxurious. Couldn't have asked for a better tourguide. I had a short amount of time but felt as if I didn't miss a thing.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Denise, This is actually one of my favourite tours in my Tours by Locals profile - we are the most african city in Brasil and it is always a pleasure to show people the real Bahia the afro-brazilian heritage that we find in the streets of Salvador!!! Thank you for booking the tour! Axé"

Denise Fairchild

United States
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Tour: #149578, Historical Center - Pelourinho - Welcome to Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 29/17

The Best!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you denise! Hope you will come back soon to Bahia!

Betsy Ahl

United States
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Tour: #149578, Pelourinho - Welcome to Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 17/17

Our guide Sayuri was outstanding. Her excellent English and knowledge of and love for her city made our visit a pleasure. She was very flexible and went above and beyond to help us get a working Sim card for our phone. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great pleasure to guide you in Salvador! Keep enjoying life and using Tours by Locals guide around the world. Hope you could feel a bit of our authentic Salvador. Cheers and Axé!

Joram H.

Thailand
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Tour: #149773, Complete Tour Salvador, Bahia - 01 day tour, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 5/17

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!!!

Ricardo Siqueira

Ireland
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Tour: #162151, Day Trip Off Salvador: Praia do Forte (Litoral Norte), Cachoeira (Reconcavo Baiano), etc, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 22/17

Very knowledgeable, very good language skills and overall a fun person to be around. Took us off the beaten path when we wanted and showed us some gems in the area

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ricardo, as a Tours by Locals guide that is my goal: plan the tours in a way that you see the best of Bahia but also local atmosphere. I love Itassimirim and I am glad you also enjoyed the beach. Thank you for booking the tour with me!! Axé!

Alice Ettinger

United States
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Tour: #198106, Photo Tour - explore the authentic Salvador - Alice Ettinger Tour, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 17/17

This was a wonderful tour by a very fine guide. Sayuri took us to off beat places as was our goal. She showed us the real Salvador where the real natives live, work, play. Our photos were amazing. She really is not a professional photographer, but she has the insight to taking local pictures.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Alice, it was a great pleasure to guide you. The photo tour is quite special as we see a different view of Salvador and it is always wonderful to show the my photogenic hometown to Tours by Locals travellers.

Jaime Rodriguez

Spain
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Tour: #149773, Complete Tour Salvador, Bahia - 01 day tour, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 5/17

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 Barnes

United States
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Tour: #149764, Barra and Cidade Baixa (Ribeira, Bonfim Church and Ponta do Humaita), Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 4/16

Another lovely tour with Sayuri, seeing different areas around Salvador. Her English is excellent and she has a friendly manner though is very knowledgeable. We were particularly interested in the local flavor which Sayuri was able to give us a taste of.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Linda and cruise group - it was a real pleasure to guide you in my hometown: great ocean view and local beer is the best way to finish any tour, right? Even with the city a bit confusing on sunday we could see a lot and I am sure you will come back to explore a bit more Bahia!!

Linda Barnes

United States
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Tour: #149773, Bahia Historical Town Cruise Tour - Linda Barnes, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 3/16

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

Lina S.

Norway
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Tour: #151417, Afrikan Bahia Tour - The most black city outside Africa is Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 24/16

Sayuri has a indepth knowledge of African heritage and Salvador and Bahias' history. We had a great time while she introduced me to Pelourinho's African heritage and culture. Sayuri was very helpful giving me tips for what to do the day before and after our tour. She even took me to a supermarket so I could buy Brazilian coffee at a better price than in the tourist shops.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lina was an excelente traveller and it is a pleasure to guide norwigians in my hometown!! Hope you will have great memories from your days in Bahia and enjoy the best coffee of Bahia from Chapada Diamantina. Cheers and axé!!!

Enzo Bono

Chile
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Tour: #149773, Complete Tour Salvador, Bahia - 01 day tour, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 8/16

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 Crosby

United States
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Tour: #149773, Complete Tour Bahia - 01 day tour - Family William Crosby, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 11/16

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!

Kathy Sabet

Canada
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Tour: #149794, Sotero Tour in Pelouroinho Kathy Sabet, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 24/16

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!

Kathy Sabet

Canada
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Tour: #149773, Complete Tour Bahia - 01 day tour - Kathy Sabet, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 23/16

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!

Howard Dossor

Australia
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Tour: #149773, Complete Tour Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 30/16

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!

Eileen Abuhamad

Bahrain
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Tour: #211754, Summer Festivals in Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 7/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Eileen, It was a pleasure to guide you and your friends in Salvador, during the carnival festival. Hope you will come back so we can explore more my beautiful hometown and also the world of Jorge Amado, Caetano Veloso, Pierre Verger, Caymmi, Caribé in Bahia. Axé!

Eileen Abuhamad

Bahrain
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Tour: #211754, Summer Festivals in Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 6/16

Eileen Abuhamad

Bahrain
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Tour: #149773, Complete Tour Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 5/16

David Kaye

United Kingdom
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Tour: #149794, Sotero Tour_david kaye_17jan2016, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 17/16

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!

Peter C

Belgium
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Tour: #149578, Pelourinho - Welcome to Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 20/15

Sayuri is a highly professional guide: fully knowledgeable about the city and its people, helpful, efficient, punctual and flexible. She thoughtfully designed the tour in advance according to our requests. Sayuri is also an extremely kind and friendly person. She was very attentive to the interests of our son, who had a lot of fun during the tour. The time we spent with Sayuri and the other activities that she generously suggested and arranged for us were definitely the highlights of our trip in Bahia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Peter! It was pleasure to guide your lovely and capoeirista family, in my hometown. Hope the new year's eve by the beach will give you good luck and axé. Cheers, Sayuri

Stacy Citizen

United States
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Tour: #149773, Complete Tour Bahia_stacycitizen, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 28/15

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!

Gianmaria Delzanno

United States
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Tour: #149578, Pelourinho - Welcome to Salvador_Gianmaria Delzanno, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 24/15

Sayuri showed up perfectly on time and had a wonderful itinerary outlined for us. She was very knowledgeable about Salvador but also about Brazilian history and culture. She took us to places we would never have known about and was very attuned to our questions and what interested us. She went above and beyond, offering us guidance on what we might do with a few hours of time on our own later. She's very interesting, a lot of fun to spend a day with and we highly recommend her; we had a great day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gianmaria, grazzie! Hope you thought that was your lucky day to book a wrong ticket and end up in my hometown. Hope one day you both will be back with a couple more of days so we can explore more Bahia and you can understand better why we are so special in Brazil. It was a pleasure to be your guide in Salvador! Axé

Lana Linton

United States
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Tour: #162151, Tours in Bahia to Lana Linton, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 21/15

Sayuri was a great guide and really made my travel in Salvador interesting and personal by organizing my tours to fit my interests. Her knowledge and fun spirit really made my stay there amazing. She also helped me with my transportation needs and went above and beyond to make my stay a great experience. I would highly recommend her to others visiting Salvador.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lana, it was a great pleasure to help making this visit to Salvador even more special. Axé Sayuri

Anabel Rodriguez Alegre

Spain
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Tour: #149578, Pelourinho - Welcome to Salvador - Anabel Rodriguez, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 29/15

We enjoyed very much Salvador first contact with Sayuri.Her assistance and well doing made it an excellent experience for us. Highly recommended!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ola Anabel, hicimos un milagro en 6 horas de tour en Salvador, no? Thank you for choosing my services on ToursbyLocals and come back to Salvador! Try to come for at least 2-3 days in Salvador - we are a wonderful and unique city in Brazil!! Axé!

Julie Cwikel

United States
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Tour: #149773, Complete Tour Bahia and Sotero Tour_julie, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 27/15

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!

Frances D.

Minneapolis, MINNESOTA, United States
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Tour: #149578, Pelourinho - Welcome to Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 18/15

Sayuri is wonderful! She hás a local's knowledge of the city, with deep detail about food, history, music and the local scene and a clear love of what she does: sharing that with visitors. She is highly professional, gave good advice about options, could adapt readily to our interests and needs and connected us with wonderful experiences that we would not have managed on our own - like getting into the front of an amazing church service in the Pelourinho. She hás a big heart! We loved her immediately.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Frances, thank you for choosing Salvador to have such great experience with your students. And lucky you that could be in Cachoeira during the celebration of Sisterhood of Good Death and also a tuesday in Pelourinho/Salvador. Good luck and it was a great pleasure to guide your group in Salvador! Axé!

Marty Martinez

United States
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Tour: #151417, Afrikan Bahia Tour, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 10/15

We love Sayuri!! Her tour was so informative and enjoyable. And she is so helpful. She plans our activities for us after the tour is over so we can spend time on our own. We have gotten to know the people and food as well as the sites. She is well versed in the history and as a native she takes us to places tourists rarely see. we could not be more pleased with the activities she has planned for us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marty, thank you for sharing your moments in Salvador with me. It was a pleasure to guide you and your lovely wife in my hometown. It is challeging to guide when someone made such nice searching before travelling as you did, but I guess we can always surprise in a city like Salvador (some stuff that just locals go and show). Thank you and keep moving - the world is beautiful.

Marty Martinez

United States
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Tour: #149794, Sotero Tour, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 1/15

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 Dihemo

South Africa
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Tour: #149794, Sotero Tour - nono (2), Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 27/15

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

Mmabatlharo Dihemo

South Africa
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Tour: #149773, Complete Tour Bahia_nono, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 27/15

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.

Terietta Ingram

United States
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Tour: #151417, Afrikan Bahia Tour - Terietta Ingram, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jun 16/15

Sayuri was amazing. If there is a 10 star rating she deserves that. She was very helpful from the beginning of the tour until the very end. She was extremely knowledgeable in Bahia and provided us with an excellence experience regarding the Afro. Brazilian culture. All of her recommendations were wonderful. She was even helpful as we worked to change our travel plans. She went above and beyond and made our time in Salvador truly special. When I return to Salvador I would definitely use her again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Terietta it was a plesure to guide you and your family in Bahia! I love this Afro Tour. Axé

Curtis Eyestone

Richmond, BC, Canada
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Tour: Upper City tour - historical Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Date: Apr 20/15

Sayuri was fabulous. We really enjoyed our time with her. She was very knowledgable, friendly and flexible.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! And hope you will be back soon..Salvador has much to offer you and also beaches of Bahia!

J David Mason

Canada
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Tour: Budget Pelourinho & How to Survive in Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Date: Mar 23/15

we liked Sayuri so much we engaged her twice while we were in Salvador. Both tours were excellent and great value. She is obviously quite well known and thought of in Salvador and conveys much information about the area and culture. Sayuri is a delight to travel with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David, I love Salvador and do my best during my tours that you do enjoy the city as much as I do, as a local!!!!

J David Mason

Canada
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Tour: #149764, Cidade Baixa: Ribeira, Bonfim Church and Ponta do Humaita, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 11/15

Sayuri is excellent! She is very personable and provided a most enjoyable tour. She was able to adjust the tour to accommodate all our needs and provided a most interesting dialogue as well as cuisine recommendations. We intend to engage her services again when we return to Salvador. David, Myrna, and Sean

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for choosing ToursbyLocals. We try the best to make your days in Salvador a great experience. Have a wonderful trip back to Canada! Cheers and Axé, Sayuri

Signe Buck

United States
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Tour: #149578, Pelourinho - Welcome to Salvador (Cruise Carnival), Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 13/15

Sayuri met us as we disembarked the ship in Salvador. She introduced herself and asked us what we wanted to accomplish on the excursion. Her English is excellent and she is very friendly. As we walked, she would explain the history of the immediate sites. We went at our pace, I never felt rushed. I would say that Sayuri is a definite plus for your organization and would highly recommend her to visitors to Salvador. I honestly can't think of anything negative to say about her or our experience.