Catherine RobertsANCASTER, ON, Canada
I booked this tour for a group of 8, Jhon took care of them, was very caring of any needs and they had a fantastic tour. very informative and fun, they would highly recommend booking Jhon again, he was an excellent guide. Cathy
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your review Cathy, that means a lot to me. Mike and Lesley along with their friends in the group, were very open handed and kind. I really enjoyed with them an awesome experiencie in my city. Thanks again, Jhon.
Sharon CrossUnited States
We had a wonderful tour with Jhon. He showed us many different areas of the city. But the best part was that he arranged for us to see the inside of the Jewish Synagogue and meet the Rabbi. We did not ask him to do this, he arranged it on his own. But it was the best part of our tour for our group. We were very interested in the history of the Jews in Cartagena and Jhon provided that information. The walk through the old city was very informative. Jhon was a wonderful, friendly guide who we really enjoyed
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sharon, Thanks a lot for your rating on the tour. I really appreciate it, I shared with you and your group an awesome experience in my city, you were very open handed and kind with me. Thanks again, Warmest regards, Jhon.
Debra C.United States
Jhon was fantastic. The horse and carriage ride through the colonial area was spectacular. He went above and beyond, with escorts taking us where other tours couldnt go. There were certain things we wanted to do that deviated from the laid out tour and he happily made it happen. He was knowledgeable and interesting, and had a great sense of humor. I can't say enough. I wish I could find a Jhon every where I went for my tours. Also, Tours By Locals is wonderful. I use them whenever I can. THANKS JHON!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debra, Thanks a lot for your review. That means a lot to me. I am very grateful for having been your local guide on this tour. You and your party, were fantastic and interesting persons. I will do the best for you in case you come back. Please, say hello to Russel, Sandra and Ruger. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Warmest regards Jhon.
Mary AbramUnited States
One of Cartegena's finest treasures is the ToursByLocals guide Jhon. From the first contact via email, we knew we were in for a treat and this impression was reinforced in subsequent email conversations. The 4-hour tour was everything we hoped for and more - benefiting greatly from our earlier email conversations. Jhon was extremely knowledgeable, charming and a consummate professional. It was obvious that he took great pride in his profession and his country and we were richer for it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary and Frank Abram, I am totally grateful for all of your comments on your review you have submited. That means a lot to me, I have no words to express you, the best travelers I have met in my job. You were very polite and interesting couple, your kindness was magnificent too. I have no doubt to give you a new tour with the greatest passion and attitude in my city, you will be always welcome to my country God bless you forever Warmest regards. Jhon Rivero.
The less than 5 star rating is because of the initial connection. We were told to walk for 5 minutes following the walking signs - and NOT to catch the shuttle bus as it would go a long way away. We did this and there was no one with signs. The shuttle bus pulled up and the end of the walking signs!! I had to go back towards the ship and eventually found a young lady with a sign who could not speak English. Eventually found Jhon but it took 20 minutes. Very poor directions. Tour itself was great. JhonVG
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maurice, Thanks a lot for your comments on the tour. I really appreciate that, however I will take your advice to improve my job. I recognize my sttaf was not on the ball to meet you, I need to arrange it with my suppliers and do the best I hope to see you likewise in december Warmest regards Jhon.
Jon L.Dorena, OR, United States
We encountered a walking encyclopedia for our tour of Cartagena! Jhon practically adopted us as family in showcasing his city. He accommodated individual needs with seemingly no effort. He shared personal experiences to provide perspective to our excursion. The air-conditioned van was a welcome respite from the heat and humidity, and Jhon's timing for this little oasis was impeccable! He deserves all the stars in the sky. Thank you a thousand times, Jhon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jon, Thanks a lot for all your comments about the tour you enjoyed. I really appreciate that, I felt very glad with all I learned in your stay, besides your members of the group they were very kind and patient too. You were an awesome dude. Again, thanks. Warmest regards. Jhon.
Michael RickusUnited States
Jhon is a truly nice man who goes beyond to make the tour everything you want. Tell him what you are thinking and he will figure it out! He is very knowledgeable, we learned an enormous amount. Additionally, we felt very safe. This experience was well worth the price.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Michael and Julia Rickus, I really appreciate that. I hope you are still having fun on your trip, I did my best on your stay in Cartagena, and I will do it again if you come back again. Warmest regards.
Scott BauhoferUnited States
Everything about this tour was fantastic. The tour guide was the best guide we have ever had on any tour and we travel a lot. He was exceptional in his knowledge and history. And in addition he was extremely wonderful with our son who is disabled. The van driver was also fantastic as was our carriage driver. I cannot say enough kind words about our guide. We highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Scott. I am very grateful for your kindly conments about the tour you enjoyed. Your son Nicholas was very happy, your wife was very kind. That means a lot to me, I will send you the picture via this email as soon as possible. Warmest regards Jhon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Clarise Lacerda, Thanks a lot for your review. I am very grateful and I really appreciate that. I wanted to give the best for you on your tour, say hello to your friends. Warmest regards. Jhon.
Frank RandazzaUnited States
Our group of 7 recently had a tour with Jhon in Cartagena. Kudos to Jhon, he went way beyond. The group enjoyed the day and Jhon's concern for the group. Keep up the good work. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Frank, Thanks a lot for your review, that means a lot to me. Your party was very open-handed.
Khadija AnsariMississauga, ON, Canada
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Khadija Ansari, Thanks a lot for your review, that means a lot to me. It was nice meeting you. You are very kind. Warmest regards, Jhon.
Eugene MyersUnited States
Jhon was an extremely accommodating & knowledgeable guide. We shopped for emeralds and ended up going back to the first place we visited (Mr. Emerald) to purchase. Jhon made sure we were there at the opening at 9:30 AM and had no problem taking us back. We toured the La Popa Monastery, Gold Museum, and Inquisition Palace. Jhon was very informative. Would do this again with Jhon in a New York minute. Too bad we only had 4 hours in Cartagena. We were amazed at the traffic and how well we got around.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, I am very grateful for all of the things we shared on the tour. All the best. Jhon Rivero
Sandra HaulterUnited States
We loved our tour with Jhon. He was professional and very knowledgeable about the city. He was friendly, very personable, and worked hard to ensure that our family group had a great visit. We would certainly recommend him to other visitors to Cartagena.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandra, Thanks a lot for your rating. I am very grateful. All the best. Jhon.
Alan NatterUnited States
Jhon was knowledgeable and very enthusiastic. He and his driver, Eduardo provided my wife and I with an enjoyable day walking the old part of Cartagena
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan, It is nice to hear from you along with your wife. I hope the journey on the cruise ship was awesome for you. I want to give the thanks to you for your comments, that means a lot to me. Say hello to your wife Evelyn, both were very kind. All the best. Jhon Rivero
Glenn SchaabUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Glenn, It's was a pleasure for me to be the local tour guide on your tour in Cartagena, I am very grateful for your review. I hope to see you and friends again.