Rayna RussomUnited States
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
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
Judine TaylorUnited States
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
Tracy WynnUnited States
Tiffany GosierUnited States
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!!!!
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!!!
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!
James TriceUnited States
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!
Anne S.Claremont, CA, United States
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 LingHong Kong
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 FairchildUnited States
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"
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!!!
Marty MartinezUnited States
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.
Terietta IngramUnited States
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