Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Goa-India by Tour Guide Sahid B. (Guide #19081)

Anne Greene

United States

Tour: #274921, Temples, Spices and Goan Village life, Ponda, Goa, India    view tour
Date: Apr 27/18

Sahid was a fabulous tour guide. He showed us all the sites in Goa and I patiently waited while we shopped. He had interesting insights into Goan life. He also gave us a great tour of the spice plantation He was a pleasure to spend the day with as well as one of the best informed tour guides. I would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you mr & mrs Greene it's was indeed my pleasure taking you around. And I hope your people like the gifts I gave them . Hope to see you in future . Bye for now and take good care of your health n kids.god bless you all

Mal King


Tour: Old Goa Churches -latin quarters-dpanjim city & local market, Goa, Goa, India
Date: Apr 16/18

Sahid was an amazing tour guide. Very accommodating and excellent knowledge of the area. Over the years I have done many tours (as I have been in the travel industry for 46 years myself) and this tour was in my opinion one of the better ones that I have done. I had not used this company before but if Sahid is a sample of the quality of the guides used Tours by Locals are excellent

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much sir it was really great taking you around and showing you our small state Goa. I hope it was a very well experience for you n your friends . Hope to see you in future and take great care of your health n good luck in future. Sahid

Jason Shriver

United States

Tour: Churches/temple/ spice optional/panjim city drive thru & local market, Goa, Goa, India
Date: Mar 16/18

Sahid was the most knowledgeable and friendly of guides. He provided very thorough information prior to our arrival and planned a wonderful day for our group in Goa. Throughout the entire tour, he catered to our needs and requests. And even though we planned everything in advance, he still had recommendations for things to do and he altered our course accordingly...and even shortened some sections in order for us to get back to our cruise ship in time. We would highly recommend Sahid!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jason for the feed back and I hope you could recommend toursbylocals locals to you friend in future.

Catherine Cornell


Tour: Oldgoachurchestemples2margoaholyspiritchurchbeachcansaulim, Goa, Goa, India
Date: Mar 5/18

Our group of 10 cruise ship passengers enjoyed a customized 7 hr day combining sightseeing (2 churches in Old Goa, 2 Hindu temples and Portuguese architecture in Margao) and lunch (and beach time) at a seaside restaurant. Sahid was fluent in English, knowledgeable and responsive to our interests - like visiting a temple wedding reception, and viewing parade floats. Allowed us to use his WiFi source in the comfortable vehicle and during our lunch. A very successful day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: But I think we did alsmost everything even with the traffic. And also as we had the holi floats going to happen in the Vasco city that why we had to hurry a bit so that we don't get caught in the traffic and be late to board the ship. Anyways I did my best and also from your side it was a great going out with you all Thanks once again for appricatting my effort . God bless you all .

Elmo Schwandke


Tour: Old Goa Churches & Panjim City, Goa, Goa, India
Date: Dec 21/17

The tour with Sahid and his driver gave us a lot of pleasure. Both were extremely sympathetic. They showed us the most beautiful places and temples. There was a lot of interesting information. We recommend Sahid and his driver as tour guides and we will definitely book them again on our next trip to India. We came as strangers and went as friends - you don't have that feeling everywhere.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you sir for the feed back. Surely sir we were strangers and now we are friends and hope to see you in future in Goa. And I pray to God that you and your family are in good health always. Take care sir. And all the best in future.

Karen P.

Langley, BERKSHIRE, United Kingdom

Tour: Old Goa Churches spice plantation & Panjim City, Goa, Goa, India
Date: Dec 11/17

We had a great day with Sahid and his driver. It was reassuring that we were in capable hands as we had never been to India before. Sahid's knowledge is fantastic and he took time to answer our questions. He is very considerate and had even thought to bring a shoe horn for after we had visited the churches (shoes had to be removed). He is passionate about nature and if you are a bird watcher, then he is your man!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karen I hope I was to your expectation and fulfilled my job as you expected. I tried to give you the best information about Goa in that short time. I know it's quite difficult to gasp all what I said but then I think you did have quite a good information about Goa and it's culture and some basis things that happen here. Also I hope to see you in future in Goa and also recommend to your friends about how tour By locals perform it's dut├Čes and the quality of guide they use. Thank you for choosing us.

Joy N.

Kailua Kona, HI, United States

Tour: #274921, Temples, Spices and Goan Village life, Ponda, Goa, India    view tour
Date: Nov 29/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your valuable respond and acknowledge feed back sir Joe.thks once again

Michael Golbey


Tour: #274921, Temples, Spices and Goan Village life, Ponda, Goa, India    view tour
Date: Nov 14/17

Another great tours-by-locals guide. Got us everywhere before the cruiseships crowds. Very knowledgable. Got us all sorts of little extras at the plantation as he knows everyone! Lunch at the plantation is a must do!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr micheal for appreciating my guiding and I hope you enjoyed it.

Leonid Yagnatovsky

United States

Tour: Golden Goa, Goa, Goa, India
Date: Apr 12/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Leonid. It was a pleasure to have met you. Do come again.

Julie Britton

United States

Tour: Golden Goa - Customised for Julie family, Goa, Goa, India
Date: Dec 30/16

Our guide was Sahid and he was excellent. Our driver was also very good. Sahid was well-prepared, organized, on-time, knowledgeable and good at engaging our 11 year old daughter in the tour! He was also very friendly and amenable to making sure the tour was about our interest! We highly recommend him & would certainly use him again on our next visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thks sir/madam it was really a great pleasure in assisting you in Goa. Pleasure could be mine in future to assisting you. Waiting for it. Pls convey my regards to your family. Keep in touch.