Paul LancosUnited States
Daniel was an outstanding guide. Full of energy and always with a smile, he has a deep knowledge of Columbia in general and Cartagena specifically. Traveling in an air conditioned van we went to all of the main attractions of Cartagena. As well, he gave us a tour of neighborhoods that are rarely on a cruise excursion, which greatly aided our understanding of both the city and its people. We ended at a delightful cafe where we enjoyed delicious Columbian coffee and cold local beer. Mucho gracias!
Michael OdanakaUnited States
Daniel was very accessible & responsive to all our inquiries & provided clear instructions on meeting place after disembarking from the cruise ship. Our driver expertly navigated the Cartagena traffic. We enjoyed a full 4 hrs visiting La Popa Monastery where tour buses could not get to, a stop at Castillo San Felipe de Barajas & walk and snack in the walled city. Highlight was walking thru colorful mural-filled Getsemani & especially the impromptu visit/lesson in coffee making with David at Cafe del Mural
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mike, Thank you so much . it was fantastic to meet you, and share this experience with you.
Gay-Lynn CarpenterUnited States
We booked Daniel for a second time with our friends. They were as impressed as we were with Daniel's knowledge, energy and charm. He gave a us a fresh tour while also hitting some of the highlights again for our first time friends. If we return to Cartagena, Daniel will be our first call!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi , Lynn, it was great to see you one more time , and show you my beautiful City , Hope you come back again.
Booking the tour was easy. Daniel gave us suggestions via e-mail for what we would want to see once we had told him how long we wanted the tour to be. The payment and instructions for meeting were simple and very clear. We were met at the appointed meeting place, (even though our ship docked early!) and taken to our transportation. The driver Maria was very good and Daniel gave an excellent tour. He was very good with the history of Cartagena. He showed us the high lights and was informative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Shelly was great to meet you, and share this wonderful experience, hope you come back again.
Michael HughesUnited States
Daniel was a wonderful guide for Cartagena. He has been a guided for 5 years and it shows. His knowledge of Cartagena is deep. His English is excellent and we had no problems in communicating. As he got to know our interests he suggested some changes in the plan and they were all excellent ideas. We highly recommend Daniel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Mike , it was my honor to show you around, and make you feel like a local.
Ann PowerUnited States
In Cartagena, I especially wanted to see Churches and arts and crafts. Daniel was a perfect choice for a guide. He is professional and knowledgeable; his English is exceptional; and he is warm and caring. He is very good at understanding his client's personality and physical limitations and works in relation to that intuition. His insight is a terrific gift for a guide to have. Outstanding. I wish I could have remained a few more days. A delight!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Ann , I have no words to say how much I enjoyed your visit , I felt very happy to have you as my guest.
Ray PatelUnited States
From start to finish Daniel and his co partner gave us an outstanding tour and he is very informative and knows the landscape well. I highly recommend tourists ask for him . This is my 3 rd tour with this company in different countries and no planning a trip to Mexico City in April.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Ray , You are such a wonderful person, it was a great honor to meet you here in Cartagena, and enjoy your stay. Please say Hello to your wife from me.
Nadav SharirRaleigh, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
Daniel was our guide for one day during our three day visit at Cartagena. He was an excellent guide and the best we ever had during our many trips with tours by locals. In addition, he helped us from the minute we landed. until we departed Cartagena. Daniel became our friend in addition to being a great guide. We wish that we could could give hime ten stars but unfortunately we are limited to five stars only. We definitely recommend him as your guide on your next trip to Cartagena.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much , your stay was fantastic , you became a good friend of mine in a short time .
John WilliamsUnited States
Daniel is an excellent tour guide. He also was of great help to a woman in our group who has difficulty walking. I cannot recommend him highly enough! BTW, Cartagena is a beautiful city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much , for your review and your visit . Big Hugs .
Elizabeth DamonUnited States
Daniel is beyond a five star experience. I have hired private guides while traveling in China, Peru, Etc .. while all have been excellent. I think Daniel is the best for bringing the culture and ambience of his country, and just having fun An bringing Carttagto to life His breadth of knowledge is impressive but doesn't overwhelm you. We walked through the walled city, watched the sunset at Cafe Del Mar while enjoying a beer then off to a modern art museum and ended the evening in a famous salsa bar.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, I enjoyed walking along the narrow street, Bringing History to life and interacting with the real Culture that we hope never lose in the past of time.
Judy HelmUnited States
Our day in Cartagena was wonderful. Daniel was an outstanding tour guide, sensitive to our needs and interests. He got us up to see La Popa on the feast day which was absolutely amazing. He is highly knowledgeable on a variety of topics. His driver, Ulysses, was competent and courteous and together they were able to get us into and out of places quickly, comfortably and efficiently. One of the best guides I've worked with! I highly recommend Daniel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, I really appreciate everything, hope we can meet again for a new Experience.
Luz HegiUnited States
Daniel Gray was a excellent guide, we had a private tour for four and he definitely made our tour very comprehensive as his knowledge and love for his city is very obvious, at the same time we choose our own leisurely pace. All four of us would definitely recommend you book with Daniel G!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, my tours won't be the same if there were not people like you interested to learn.
Kirstin AubeleUnited States
Daniel was great! I would definitely recommend him to anyone headed there. We got to see a lot in the short amount of time we were there. He was very professional and gave us a lot of great knowledge.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review , I hope we meet again for another wonderful tour .
Erik Lennart SkoogSweden
Excellent view of the old city. Very skilled and great guide who would gladly adjust the tour to our travelplans. We can really recommend Daniel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, your party of four were excellent and friendly people.
Nanci ZimmermanUnited States
We wanted an off the beaten track tour and Daniel provided it! I doubt too many tourists see the kitchen at the fish market! Daniel was attentive to our every desire and even found me iced coffee! We had a great tour of Cartagena, learned a lot and highly recommend our enthusiastic guide. He truly loves his city and so do we!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you so much , I enjoyed your visit .
Thanks for the great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you , I enjoyed your visit , beautiful Family looking forward to your next visit.
Richard ByersUnited States
Daniel was a wonderful guide!! I highly recommend him. He was early, friendly, funny, and very knowledgeable. It was obvious that he is very passionate about Cartagena, as he wanted us to see as much of his beautiful city as possible. If we come back to visit, we will definitely call on him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard you were Wonderful too and very Smart .
Brett RossUnited States
Daniel was awesome! His knowledge of the area is outstanding and he customized the tour to suit our interests. We highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brett , great time . Come back soon .
Prashant PendyalaUnited States
Daniel is very knowledgeable and friendly We had 8 kids in total and he did a great job of keeping them entertained!! Gets a 5/5 from us !!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. , you were great to share with .
Michelle ReynosoUnited States
Daniel was quick to respond but heavily used WhatsApp to communicate. The meeting location could been clearer, as it's a half way marker on the walk path, it's not a shop or building. Overall a decent tour but could have been more. Communication was a factor as we had a 2:00 tour, moved to 2:30 then back to 2:00 because he was available. Didn't feel rushed but felt we could have done a bit more. Spell out what want! Don't assume he knows
Jeremy BoalUnited States
Daniel is a wonderful guide. Very well read on everything related to Cartagena - history, art, culture, food etc. We learned so much and had a great time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, you were interested in my culture my heritage, that is how you learned.
Bill TaubenfeldUnited States
Daniel was an awesome guide! High energy, informative, and fun! I highly recommend Daniel for touring Cartegania.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much , your family was so great , your wife is very knowledgeable about history .
Melinda PatrieUnited States
Daniel gave us w/ a wonderful tour. He followed our suggestions & customized it. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable about Cartagena. It was on time, & we were even able to have an incredible lunch at a local restaurant I'd suggested. Dan helped me negotiate a local purse, & I was happy w/ the outcome. This was a very safe tour, & never did any of us feel intimidated by the local vendors. Ulyses was an expert driver, & our air conditioned van for our private tour was very comfortable. The best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is a great Honor for me to hear those wonderful reviews . Thank you so much .
Aileen C.United States
Daniel is a great guide - very professional, very knowledgeable and very thoughtful. My husband has a mobility issue and he got special permission to drive his car into the areas where no public vehicles were allowed in so that my husband would be able to see the sights in those beautiful and interesting areas. He also made sure that we saw every attraction that any tourist would want to see in Cartagena. He made our tour fun, interesting and memorable. Thank you again, Daniel, for the great tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again , hope we meet again for another experience , Marry Christmas.
Elaine AuerbachUnited States
Daniel is an excellent guide. He and our driver were able to get us around Cartegena with ease. I was on a cruise with my husband and brother, who has difficulty walking. Daniel even managed to take us through the Old Town, getting permission to go where cars are usually prohibited. We saw the entire city and he gave us an informative overview and history lesson, which I enjoyed. All went well and I recommend him to anyone visiting the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review , I was really glad to help you see what others can’t .
Barry LandryUnited States
Daniel did a great job showing us all the highlights of Cartagena. He was timely and efficient. Would highly recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Great to hear that and of course for a future experience would love to take you home.
Robert ForliniUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your visit and time expend with you . Meeting points are a big challenge at the port of Cartegena. I am working hard to improve it.
Susan ThurberUnited States
Daniel did an amazing job showing us around Cartagena. He changed itinerary to meet our needs and made it such a special day. We were able to see and do things we never would have been able to in a group with a tour company. If you ever have the good fortune to be in Cartagena, Colombia do NOT miss the opportunity to experience it with Daniel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for sharing this experience with me .
Meredith StoneUnited States
Daniel is an excellent guide. We only had a short time in Cartegana and in 4 hours we were able to see and learn a great deal. He is knowledgeable and friendly and we would love to have had more time in Cartegana. A much better experience than a group tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your Visit . You were such a wonderful family .
Kenneth ScholtzUnited States
Daniel gave our group of 5 a great tour of Cartagena highlights. We arrived on a cruise and were met at the dock by Daniel with a spacious 14-passenger air conditioned van. Daniel is a fun and engaging guide who is full of information and answered all our questions. We had a good opportunity to walk through the old town as well as a colorful residential neighborhood and to visit other historic sights. The day was topped off for us with lunch at a small and excellent restaurant.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for choosing me as your private Guide in Cartagena , and share another amazing experience.
Judy M.United States
Wonderful tour. Daniel was an excellent guide. Took us to main tourist areas as well as a walking tour of local neighborhood that was really amazing. We were on a cruise so had limited time and could not have chosen a more knowledgeable or informative guide. The local areas and local art were a highlight of the tour and something we would never have seen on ship shore excursion. You can tell he truly loves his city and would HIGHLY recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear , you were such a wonderful group .
Ronald GelokUnited States
Daniel is truly a walking encyclopedia of Cartagena. His English is perfect . He is friendly and knowledgeable . I have traveled extensively and taken many tours but Daniel is truly the very best tour guide we have ever had the pleasure to deal with . He helped make our vacation truly memorable and I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to have the best touring experience in Cartagena! He is a Colombian national treasure.- Ron G
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much , I truly enjoyed your visit.
Rick WeltmannViera, FL, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much , you were like a family to me.
Andre (keng) LoaCanada
We enjoyed the tour and Daniel was excellent and very knowledgeable. We recommend this tour and thank Daniel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for being such a great group feel welcome everytime you visit Cartagena.
Judy WalkerUnited Kingdom
Daniel was a fantastic guide. We notified him that the ship would be 2 hours late. He researched the traffic situation and reorganised our tour to fit in with the shortened time. He took us around the old city, to San Felipe fort and Convento de la Popa as well as the emerald and gold museums. He managed the time excellently whilst ensuring we saw most of the major sites. He was very informative about all topics that we asked him. We only wish we had more time to explore this lovely city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your visit.
Joel RichardsUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much.
Deborah DuganUnited States
Daniel was very informative and fun. Loved him and the tour!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much . I really loved you too.
Carol LoveladyUnion, KY, United States
What a fun day with Danny in Cartagena. He could not have been more considerate or obliging to our group. He arrived early, he showed us the city and got us back to the ship at the time we requested at a great price. Loved it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much , It was such a great honor .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your visit .
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Octavia JonesUnited States
We have a marvelous tour with Daniel yesterday. He could not have been a more friendly guide, and we all really enjoyed his stories, history lessons and jokes. Thank you Daniel! We so enjoyed or morning in Cartagena with you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much you were such a wonderful family. I had a great time.
Gregory DahlUnited States
reliable, responsive and well-informed
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much , Hope you come back for a next experience.
Jimmey LeSageUnited States
Daniel was great professional and on point. His military background showed during the trip as he was a constant professional, gentlemen and showed a wonderful city off in a short time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sr. Wonderful time .
Jeredith StifterUnited States
Danny is a terrific guide. In addition to his knowledge, listening skills, and wonderful personality, he has a passion for Cartagena and its people. Our hotel manager told us Danny is well known, hugely respected, and very professional — the best guide in Cartagena. And we can see why!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much it was great to see you wondering around the city the next day.
Seth R.United States
Daniel was great. He was on time and explained everything before the tour began. He was very personable and friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. Being a local, he gave us a more local and personalized experience than what our cruise ship counterparts were getting from the massive cruise excursion tours they booked with with 40 other people. We have another tour booked tomorrow. Thanks Daniel. See you tomorrow.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much , great to see you tomorrow.
Debra ParrishUnited States
Daniel was a fantastic tour guide. His English was great, he was very knowledgeable and we got to see some things that most tourists would not get to see. He was very helpful and accommodating to our needs
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much I really enjoyed your Visit.
Nicole DuncanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment.
Gay-Lynn CarpenterUnited States
Daniel was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. He customized the tour for us and combined history, coffee, stories, a museum, walking and driving for a memorable 3 1/2 hour tour. We were so pleased we had him to introduce us to Cartegena!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much , was great to meet you.
Cherie G.United States
Daniel was a wonderful tour guide & gave us a great day in Cartagena. He was very easy to work with to prepare our customized cruise excursion & was flexible as our group expanded from 12 to 25. The coffee tasting was a highlight for a lot of our group with the only negative being the heat in the facility & the lack of a mic so everyone could hear. Our walk through old town & lunch was enjoyed by all. Many said it was the best excursion they ever had. I highly recommend Daniel G.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your visit.
Domini MillsUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much .
Gabriela CapurroUnited States
Our tour guide in Cartagena, Colombia, Daniel Grey, was OUTSTANDING! He was not only 100% consistently reliable, but also courteous, friendly, punctual and respectful. He took excellent care of each and everyone of our needs, always ensuring of our safety and well being. In addition to providing adequate transportation, he demonstrated his knowledge of the history of the city, thus making our stay even more enjoyable. It was a pleasure to have Daniel as our tour guide !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much , I had a wonderful time.
Nate BennettUnited States
Daniel is really passionate and knowledgable about the city and the country. He provided us a great tour and wonderful memories of Cartagena.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much , I really enjoyed your visit.
Carol LethbridgeRUTHERFORS, NSW, Australia
What a great day we four seniors had in Cartagena! Thanks to Daniel, we were the only ship's passengers who were able to visit La Popa Monastery. Daniel also organised a tour of the old fort and the old town for us, among other things - nothing was too much trouble. We found him to be very accommodating and knowledgeable and would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to see all that is possible to see in a limited time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much . Wishing you come back .
Robert JosephUnited States
Daniel did a great job with our group of 15 people. He was thorough and kept our interest throughout the 5 hours of touring the City. We highly recommend him for future groups.
Nicholas MasingtonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your visit
Elaine OsbondUnited States
I just realized when booking another tour through ToursByLocals that I hadn't reviewed Daniel in Cartagena, Colombia last year. Many apologies Daniel! We had a wonderful, informative tour, Daniel knows his city and showed us so many interesting sights. We booked the tour and asked a few other cruise passengers to join us and they all thought TBL was a fantastic idea and enjoyed the tour as much as we did.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review.
Our tour guide Daniel was very friendly and genuine tour guide. We really enjoyed his sense of humour and his knowledge of the history. We would most certainly use him again as a tour guide and definitely refer him to anyone looking for a guide. Thanks for the nice and safe tour Daniel. Prakash Mehta
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very Much Mr Mehta. I really enjoyed your Visit.
Scott ManleyUnited States
Daniel was exceptional. Everyone in our group said that Daniel's tour of Cartagena was the highlight of the Panama Canal Cruise. He was easy to understand, funny and he worked very hard to make sure that we were given a tour that everyone loved.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much I really had fun too.
Paul BubnikUnited States
Wonderful tour with Daniel! He showed us the beautiful spots in an amazing city! He was at the port early waiting for us to disembark.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Bubnik , I have really enjoyed your visit big time.
Richard KienastUnited States
Daniel was fantastic took us around Cartagena showed us the city and took us to some of the best coffee I have ever had. We had to cut our trip short because I was not feeling well and he even called to check that I was okay and if I needed to go to the Hospital he would come and get us. What a great guy and tour guide next time we are back we are going to tour with Daniel again. Thanks again you were so nice and willing to accomodate our tour with what we wanted to see.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much , happy you were ok. And next time don't hesitate to contact me again. I will be willing to help in any situation.
George PattersonUnited States
Courteous-Well Informed. I do not hesitate to recommend Daniel. He gave myself and my two nieces an excellent, informative tour of Cartagena.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mr Patterson waiting for a second time visit.
Laurie FarrellUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your Visit.
John MeyerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Meyer for your Visit.
Gabriel D.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank yo so much for your Visit.
Natalie OwensUnited States
We had a great day with Daniel. He showed us the highlights, had great knowledge of the area and went out of his way to make our tour everything we wanted. Our tour was supposed to be four hours and turned into 8+. After our tour we wanted to shop. He brought us to local shops, brought our bags to the van, called the van when needed - just as helpful as anyone could be!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ladies for all your kindness, you were more like a Family to me . You have a Place in my Heart. Hope to hear from you.
Barbara EisenbergUnited States
Our morning in Cartagena was absolutely wonderful (albeit HOT!). Daniel and his driver met us at the port with his large comfortable van and arranged the itinerary to suit our needs and desires. He is a wealth of knowledge, very pleasant, and his English is excellent. He helped us track down a second store where we were able to buy a particular type of artwork we had bought on a previous trip. I highly recommend Daniel as your guide in Cartagena.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your Visit , Mr & Mrs Eisenberg, I really enjoyed to Share my knowledge with you. Wishing you good luck and Hope I can see you for a Second Time.
Daniel is very passionate about his country of Columbia and the city of Cartagena. He took us on a truly personalized tour of the city. Enjoyed the view from La Popa. The old city is very beautifully preserved. Thank you Daniel for an exceptional day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mr & Mrs Fraser for having me as your private tour guide.Great memories of both of you.
Robert QuistSalt Lake City, UTAH, United States
Daniel is passionate about his remarkable and beautiful city. His English is excellent, knowledge is deep, and made sure we experienced the maximum for the short time we had. This was a Shore Excursion so we were pressed for time.
It was our second time in beautiful Cartegena. The first time we booked an excursion with our cruise provider. The second time around we were travelling with two other couples and opted for a private tour with ToursByLocals were we got to meet Daniel. It was fantastic. Daniel tailored our tour to our needs and made sure we saw all the "must see's and must do's". I would highly recommend Daniel and hope to use his services in the near future once again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Miss Ricci i greatly enjoyed your Visit hope we can meet again. Best Wishes. Daniel G..