Joyce was an excellent guide. He took me to places not frequented by tourists as I asked him to. On the way to the houseboats in Alleppey he showed me a fishing village where people had come to buy the fish just brought in. He also hired a houseboat just for us with a wonderful meal prepared on the boat. There are lots of tourists on the canals in houseboats, of course, but he explained a lot about the area, being very frank. We stopped at Fort Kochi on the way back to Kochi to see the Chinese nets
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you...when one choose Toursbylocals for a tour we know the trust put on us by travelers. I personally take responsibility to meet all preferences of my travelers.
Haynie KentNew Zealand
Fantastic way to spend the day from Cochin - high quality houseboat with excellent lunch and friendly staff. We found the driving in Kerala a little disconcerting but overall an excellent experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes, the roads here are now congested because of construction of Metros connecting towns. we are all waiting. All work will be over in six or seven months. Thank you for bearing with us.
John DiddamsUnited States
Joyce was an excellent guide. He planned a private houseboat tour for us on the Backwaters of Alappuzha that included a wonderful south India lunch including several curries, fish and chicken as typical in the region. We wanted a chance to buy spices on the way back to the ship and he took extra time to take us to the spice market his wife goes for her spices that probably never had a tourist in the place. The total cost for out party of 4 was considerably less than the ship's tour and very personal.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My clients are my strength. When they appreciate my efforts to give them the best, they realizes my passion and enthusiasm. Thank you Toursbylocals to providing me the opportunities.
Victoria WyattUnited Kingdom
Joyce gave us a truly wonderful day. From the organisation stage to final goodbye, we were looked after superbly. Everything was safe and trustworthy as well as being breathtaking, fun and exciting. The meals were delicious. Joyce was knowledgable and informative on everything but never intrusive. He really made our day in Cochin.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Truly inspiring. I pleadg to do the best for the travelers as well as to Toursbylocals.... always !
Howard ChaoUnited States
Joyce X is a highly professional guide, very friendly, knowledgeable and listens to what you want to do.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Howard Chao. I will keep all the promises given to my esteemed visitors.
Garry HurlbutUnited States
Joyce was an excellent tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable re: Spice Boat history. When he heard that today was my wife's birthday, he stopped the car at the Himalaya bakery and bought a cake with his own money for a celebration. We would highly recommend him. Garry and Maryn Hurlbut
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the encouraging comments. Thank you also to ToursByLocals to connect this traveler to me.
DiAnn PlunkettUnited States
If you want a wonderful day in Cochin, book Joyce. He knows his city and shares his knowledge clearly. We were fortunate to arrive on Palm Sunday. Joyce got us to saint Sabastion for a beautiful Procession. Our trip to the Kerala back waters was over the top!!! Beautiful private houseboat with air conditioning with a lovely lunch.We were thoroughly spoiled!!! Thank you Joyce For making our time so very special. It was a joy and privilege for us to meet you. Paul, DiAnn, DeDe, and Larry
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am overwhelmed with joy and gratitude reading the comment. I am now more responsible to Keep this standard. I thank also ToursByLocals for bringing me more noble guests,.... I will be obliged ever.