Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Cochin, Kerala, India by Tour Guide Joyce

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Robert Waldbaum Md

manhasset, NY, United States

Tour: #16447, Cochin Shore Excursion - A small group Tour for Robert S. Waldbaum, MD SEMPER FI, Cochin, Kerala, India    
Date: Nov 3/17

Joyce X was an experienced , professional and well informed guide. He had an in depth knowledge of Cochin.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. It is encouraging. I pledge to keep my quality throughout my profession.

Merdene Hess

United States

Tour: #16447, Cochin Delight Shore Excursion., Cochin, Kerala, India    
Date: Apr 24/17

Joyce was very interesting, competent, organized,and very caring for our needs. We would surely recommend him as a guide. Thank you Joyce!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great review. Also my appreciation for Toursbylocals for connecting this Traveler to me. Joyce

John Ebdy


Tour: #16447, Cochin Shore Excursion - A Bus Tour - For John Ebdy's group, Cochin, Kerala, India    
Date: Dec 25/16

Excellent tour with Joyce. We were shown all the main points of interest of Cochin. He was interesting and helpful. He was also very patient waiting for the members of the party to fulfil their shopping requirements. We t6horoughly enjoyed our day with him. Thank you Joyce!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank Me.Ebdy. Thanks to ToursByLocals to give me opportunity to serve travellers to India.

Larry N.


Tour: #16447, Cochin Delight Shore Excursion For Larry Ng and companions., Cochin, Kerala, India    
Date: Dec 1/16

Joyce was able to find us a very good restaurant for seafood. However, there seemed to be lack of communication between Joyce and us as he was quiet most of the time (in the car or walking on the streets). The Backwater tour was very disappointing as there was not much to see and the water smelled really bad. Also, it would be interesting if Joyce explained more at the Chinese Fishing Nets site and might be arrange to have the local fisherman to show us how to operate the nets.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The boat rental charges were not included in the price of the tour. I was not able to include it because the the boat rental will vary on certain days as per the day's demand for the boat. On the 1st Dec. there were two cruisers arrived in kochi and there were more travelers doing the boat ride in the backwaters. The boat rental I had to bargain with the supplier and actual rental for the day asked by him was 1300 INR.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals can confirm that the boat charge should have been included in the overall cost and that the boat charge has since been refunded to the customer.

Tom H.

United States

Tour: #16447, 6 hour Shore Excursion of Cochin designed for Mr.Tom Harris and his wilfe., Cochin, Kerala, India    
Date: Oct 22/16

Joyce was an excellent guide. He met us at the dock right on time and showed us all the Cochin sights we wished to see. He is very knowledgeable and speaks fluent English. During the tour, he gave us his full attention and fully explained everything we were seeing as we went along.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is heartening to learn that my efforts to keep the standards of ToursByLocals as well as mine win results in securing best feedbacks from my beloved guests. It will be my earnest endeavors in future too to keep the same standard in all my tours.

Mark K.

United States

Tour: #16447, 6 -7 Hour sight seeing tour of Cochin city., Cochin, Kerala, India    
Date: Nov 4/15

Great tour! Would highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mr. Mark Krivel Thank you very much for coming to India and visiting Kochi. It was great to show you my place in a manner in which you liked it. Looking forward to your another visit. Joyce

Peggy Alvarez

United States

Tour: #16447, 6 -7 Hour sight seeing tour of Cochin city., Cochin, Kerala, India    
Date: Mar 27/14

Our guide, Mr. Joyce, in Kochi, India, was prompt and very professional. This was our first time In India and he did a great job taking us to both the usual highlights but also to less traveled places in the old town. I would recommend him to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Peggy Alvarez, I also enjoyed taking you around. Your husband and you were great tourists who have liked every spot I have taken you to. Toursbylocals should also be thanked to for bringing tourists of your esteem to India. Thank you madam. Joyce

Steven Cook

Atlanta, GA, United States

Tour: #16447, 6 -7 Hour sight seeing tour of Cochin city., Cochin, Kerala, India    
Date: Dec 24/13

Joyce should be your guide. For three days, my wife, daughter and son had the pleasure of being guided by Joyce, who is a fountain of knowledge regarding the history and culture of the region. We are a well traveled family (I'm an anthropologist), so our standards are very high. Joyce exceeded our expectations. During our three days, Joyce helped us meet many local individuals and gain an inside view of the cultures within Kerala. I whole heartedly recommend Joyce and he is a wonderful person.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr. Steve. I will be much obliged to you and your family ever for the the commends.

Madelyn Jones

United States

Tour: #16447, Cochin City Sights, Kochi, Kerala, India    
Date: Apr 19/13

I had never experienced a tour with Tours by Locals; I must say tour guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and informative. I will use this tour service again. Thanks you much……

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Madelyn Jones, It is truly encouraging these words to me. I re-dedicate my best self keep the quality of my tours. It was wonderful to me to host you in my city and present before you the true loving nature of my countrymen. Kochi has culture, that is to receive and host guests as Gods. Thank you very much to decide to come and see this place. I am very happy that you have remembered to write about my tour. My emphasis will be on giving the tour beyond and above expectations of my guests. Joyce

Anne Ritter

United States

Tour: #16447, Cochin City Sights, Kochi, Kerala, India    
Date: Apr 1/13

Joyce was an exceptional guide - His in depth knowledge of the history, art and architecture of Cochin was amazing. He is very professional, friendly and went above and beyond to insure that our visit to Cochin was excellent. My husband is in a wheelchair, and Joyce made sure he could enjoy all the sites. We had a wonderful tour and would recommend Joyce highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs.Anne Ritter, It was my pleasure to receive in Kochi, and show you around. You and your husband deserved a memorable holiday and I just wanted to give exactly what you deserved. It is always my attempt to give above and beyond my guest's expectations. It will be my pleasure to cherish the sweet memories of you both while in Kochi. Joyce.

Thorge Hammer


Tour: #16447, Cochin City Sights, Kochi, Kerala, India    
Date: Mar 31/13

Joyce was a very obliging guide. Before we book the tour we can speak about any thing we want to do. He organised that in a perfect way. Very special was the tour through the traditional vegetable and meat market to see how is the real life in Cochin. I traveled with my wife and my both children and we have a very safe feeling through the hole tour. Ask him if he can organized a traditional lunch during the Tour and let you surprise. We enjoy every minute on the tour. Joyce.... That was very very good.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr.Thorge Hammer, Thank you very much for your encouraging comment on the tour. Your praises will give me more inspiration to offer my services to the best satisfaction to my guests. I pledge to give services exceeding the expectations of my guests. With respectful regards, Joyce