Julie D.United States
How wonderful to see Havana through Dayron's eyes! In addition to all the Havana highlights Dayron took me to his friend's art studio located 10 floors up and offering a 360 degree view of the city, the harbor and the ocean. I enjoyed seeing the artwork as well as meeting the artist and his family. Dayron was very flexible and willing to cater to my interests... particularly arts and culture of Havana. ToursByLocals is a great way to see the world.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Julie! You were a lovely client and I believe we had a great connection. I'm very pleased to know that you enjoyed the tour as much as I did. Thanks for such an amazing review! ;)
Cary KimmelUnited States
Dayron was delightful. My family of 4 adults enjoyed the tour and this personable guide. He brought Cuba to life for us and showed us his city through the eyes of a local. Wonderful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Cary! You are a lovely family and I enjoyed this tour as much as you did! ;)
Sobeia AldridgeUnited States
Dayron was a great tour guide. We loved every minute. Everywhere we visited he was able to explain its history in detail. This tour calls for alot of walking. I was with my mother who can't get around well due to a bad knee. Dayron was very attentive. He saw that she could not do what was required. He called the car earlier and we rode to some of the places. When I return to Cuba I will definitely look him up. Thank you Dayron and Tours by locals for making our trip memorable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sobeia, thanks so much for this lovely review! I also had the best time!
Margaret DailyUnited States
Dayron exceeded all expectations! His English is so flawless I forgot it is not his native tongue. Dayron is not only knowledgeable but upbeat, kind and extremely generous with his time! He added time with a great vintage car and driver to take us further than our feet would carry us. Dayron cued into our every desire; from finding the perfect place to get ice cream to arranging an evening show complete with how much to pay the taxi driver :) Three generations of us highly recommend Dayron!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Margaret! Three generations of lovely ladies. That is what you are! It makes me very happy to know that you enjoyed the tour as much as I did. Thanks a lot! ;)
Douglas GraffPasadena, CA, United States
We were so very lucky to have Dayron guide us through Havana and Vinales. Truly, he saved our vacation. Our cruise arrived half a day late so he scrambled and successfully rearranged itineraries so that we could still do everything we wanted to do and more. We added on a trip with a driver to visit other neighborhoods including a visit to Fusterlandia which we loved. Dayron communicated exceptionally well, provided superb guidance and advice, and was a delight. We had a wonderful time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Doug!!! I also had a wonderful time!! I hope you enjoyed Santiago ;)
Ann GottliebUnited States
Dayron is an amazing guide, but more importantly, a wonderful person. We consider ourselves extremely lucky to have found him! We had several e-mails prior to booking, and Dayron was sure to show us the things we wanted. He met us promptly at 10 am. He shared his extensive knowledge with us. We understood all the important sites, and our rides in old cars and our lunch across the bay added to our total enjoyment of the tour and of Havana. We hope to return. Dayron is amazing! Love him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ann, I am absolutely breathless after reading this AMAZING review! I realize I enjoy this job more and more every day because it gives me the opportunity to meet people like you. My friends list is definitely growing! It makes me very happy to know that you enjoyed the tour as much as I did and honestly, I hope we can meet some day again!
Maureen DineroUnited States
Our tour of Havana with Dayron was wonderful. We saw all the important sites including an amazing roof top view of the city. His insight into the history and culture of Cuba increased our understanding of this beautiful city. A delicious lunch across the bay, a detour so I could get a geocache, and a lovely ride in a 1950’s Chevy- Dayron is kind, generous and much fun. He really helped us appreciate Havana. When we return, Don and I will be sure to request Dayron as our guide. He is the best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Maureen! You were both lovely and I enjoyed the tour as much as you did! You are welcome to return anytime! I will be more tha happy to be your guide again! ;)
Yoan RivardUnited States
We were a group of 9...spanning 5 generations and Dayron was awesome!!! He have a fascinating tour and took care of us amazingly. Even able to make adjustments as we went to accommodate our wishes. If we return to cuba Dayron is our 1st choice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much!! I really enjoyed our time together and it makes me very happy to know you also enjoyed it! You were a great group! ;)
Marcie GirolamoUnited States
Dayron set up the perfect day for us. We were very specific about what we wanted to see and he arranged it perfectly. He took us to a great place for lunch. And answered all our questions about Cuba. He was very knowledgeable and patient with us. I would highly recommend booking a tour with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Marcie, thanks so much for a fantastic day and a fantastic review! You were all lovely and trust me, I enjoyed the tour as much as you did! ;)
Martin TaylorBuckhurst Hill, ESSEX, United Kingdom
Dayron provided us with a great insight into the lives of the people, traditions and history of Havana. He is an extremely knowledgeable guy and we enjoyed his company. Our half day walk tour turned into an almost full day as he had laid on a taxi trip .We ate and drank along the way as we ticked off all the sights we wanted to see. He also gave us a few tips for the day we had on our own Book him-you wont regret it !!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Martin, thanks so much for such a nice comment. You and Lynne were both amazing! And I also had the best time! ;)
Lawrence GlickUnited States
With the new restrictions for Americans Dayton was the perfect guide. We visited two private art galleries and learned about the ability of private businesses in Cuba to thrive. We ate at a privately owned restaurant that understands the economics of competition. We met a cab driver who has expanded his fleet from one vehicle to four. We were able to buy some souvenirs from non- government sellers. For our short stay Dayton fulfilled every request we made.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lawrence! Thanks so much for such a kind comment. I do believe we did a lot in such a short time! Happy New Year!
Jon KarpUnited States
See review of 12/24 tour with Dayron. Quick summary: excellent tour guide. You will enjoy getting to know him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!
Dayron was very friendly and knowledgeable. His English was good. A great guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Halldor, thanks a lot for such a nice comment. You are a lovely family. I wish you nothing but the best during your whole trip around Cuba. Have the best time and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Raymond WelchUnited States
The tour with Dayron was fantastic. He is very flexible and easy to work with. He took us to many sites and made a special stop at a cigar shop per our request. Would highly recommend Dayron as your tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Raymond thanks so much for this fantastic rating! Great to know you enjoyed the tour! I also had the best time with you guys! ;)
Alvin PlaskowitzUnited States
Dayron was very knowledgeable about Havana. He was able to communicate clearly. He aimed to please. I recommend him as a good tourist guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Alvin!
Janice ChaltasUnited States
We were very satisfied, would rate Dayron a 5. He was very knowledgeable and courteous. Took us to so great spots. No issues whatsoever. I would highly recommend his services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Janice! I also enjoyed the tour very much! ;)
Thomas ConwayUnited States
Dayron was absolutely fantastic! He was more than happy to accommodate our two young children and even worked out tour around a few places that we requested to see! He was extremely knowledgeable in the history of Cuba. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a tour guide in Havana! Also make sure to follow his dining recommendations, they were excellent! Thank you Dayron!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thomas, thanks so much for such a nice review! It is always a great experience to guide great people like all of you. You are a lovely family! And everybody in Havana fell in love with your two beautiful kids! I'm really glad that you enjoyed all of my suggestions. ;)
Anu GuptaUnited States
Dayron was wonderful! He was knowledgeable, patient, accommodating. English was excellent. Wonderful guide. Highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Anu. It makes me very happy to know that you were pleased with my guiding. You were all great clients too! ;)
Alessandro HatamiUnited Kingdom
Dayron is very knowledgeable about Havana. He is a pleasure to spend a few hours with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Alessandro. I am also having a great time. You are a lovely family ;)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias Raul! Saludos! ;)
It was a fantastic tour. Dayron took us the all the places we wanted to visit and took us to places he taught we would like as well. It was a great experience, we feel in love with Havana. It is a lifetime memory.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ashanna! Thanks a lot for this lovely comment. I also had a wonderful time with you girls!
Edita SvorenUnited States
Dayron is fantastic guide Very knowledgeable and interested in showing and explaining history and beauty of Havana. We spend great time in Havana thanks to him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Edita I have no words to express how great you were. I had the best time with you girls and I really look forward to seeing you both again either here or in NYC!!! Thanks so much for everything! ;)
David BoydUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! ;)
Bindu Senthil KumarCanada
Dayron was fantastic! He is very fluent in English and Spanish. Prompt in communication and in our appointments, he was very easy to talk to and made our trips enjoyable! Made fantastic arrangements for our travel to cigar farm and made excellent recommendations for our meals. Very knowledgeable and passionate about history. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot! ;)
Neil TaylorUnited States
Very knowledgeable tour guide who explained the history of Cuba, the main sights and answered all our questions! We especially enjoyed the view from the fortress.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Neil. I've also enjoyed this tour very much. All the best for you and your family!
Sharon PickerUnited States
Great trip to Vinales. Learned a lot and it was a great day for the kids too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Sharon!
Thomas H.United States
Dayron is an excellent guide. The tour was as advertised; he was prompt and very professional. We particularly enjoyed his pride in city and country. The sights recount the glory of a past era and the pace of renovation in bringing that back is impressive. His suggestions for things to do beyond his tour, including restaurants and entertainment were spot-on.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Thomas! Thanks, thanks, thanks! for such a great comment. It makes me very happy to know you enjoyed my tour. It was a big pleasure to guide you and your lovely wife around Havana! ;)
Janine RothUnited States
Dayron did an excellent job! There were 4 of us on the tour that was customised for us based on our discussion with Dayron. We did a lovely walking tour, then a vintage car tour through Havana. Dayron's knowledge of Cuba and flawless English made for a 5 star visit to Havana!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Janine, you were all great and it makes me veryy happy to know you enjoyed my tour. I wish you the best of the trips! ;)
Edmund LeslieOmaha, NEBRAASKA, United States
We give our guide, Dayron, five stars. He is young, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. His English is excellent. He is a Havana native so he knows the city. We saw things we would never see on a big tour or on our own. Highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Edmund and Patty! I also had a great time. I wish you a very pleasant trip on the Oceania. And thanks for having me as your guide, it was a pleasure! ;)
Thai CaliUnited States
Dayron was amazing! He arranged a beautiful classic car to pick us up at our Airbnb. He was very sweet and was able to answer all of our questions. He also has a very fun personality. We loved him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey girls! I also loved you all! And I had the best time. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and thanks for having me as your guide! ;)
Jan HelferUnited States
Don't go to Havana without a tour from Dayron! He did a wonderful job! Knows his history, recommended restaurants and other sites for our free time. Took us to all the right spots! Very accommodating as to special requests of what to see!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Jan! I'll definitely try to visit you if I make it to the States next may! ;)
Joe BodakUnited States
Thoroughly enjoyed not only the Old Havana, but also the Vedado tours with Dayron and would give both a 6 star rating! His English capability is superb; his knowledgeable of Cuban history is complete; and he has a wonderful personality. Dayron adjusted both tours to take into account our interests, and selected 2 fantastic private restaurants for our lunches. I would strongly recommend him to any traveler to Cuba. We hope to return, and will again use his services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Joe. Thanks for such a great comment. You and Pam are amazing people and I had the best time guiding you. I think we are good friends now! And I look forward to meeting you again anytime soon. Lots of hugs. ;)
Dayron was a great tour guide for our visit to Havana. Dayron provided a lot of information as to Havanas history and various sights. During planning and on the day Dayron was very flexible. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Kristian! It makes me very happy to know you've enjoyed the tour. All the best! Dayron ;)
Raphael OrensteinUnited States
Dayron was extremely nice and caring individual. Even though his car broke down on the way to the airport he made sure we were well taken care of after that. I would've liked more details and stories related to old havana during the tour. Given other tours available, I think the price was quite high. Cannot say enough about Dayron and how he took care of us, though.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Raphael. Thanks for your comment. It was a pleasure to be your guide. You're all a lovely family. Please say hi to Sylvia. Warmest regards from Havana. ;)
Christopher MartinUnited States
Dayron saved the day, more than once. I would use him again, any time. His English was perfect, his knowledge of the city was perfect and the walking program gave us an opportunity to really see the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What an intense day we had guys! But honestly it was a true pleasure to help you as much as I could. I think everything worked pretty well at the end. I really hope you can make a second trip with a lot more time and less inconveniences. ;)
June GliddenUnited States
Dayron was unbelievable!! He was so knowledgeable, kind and thoughtful. The tour was beyond our expectations for such a short visit. The spots he chose to show us was a great depiction of Cuba. My husband was not looking forward to this short one day trip as much as I was but has been bragging about Dayron since we left Cuba. I would highly recommend him. We would return to Cuba but only if Dayron was available.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: June, thanks so much for such a lovely comment! From the very first moment I met you all at the airport I knew we were going to have a great time, and I was right! I really hope you decide to make a second trip and I'll be more than delighted to be your guide! ;)
The tour was a standard walk through the four main town squares. Unfortunately Dayron was busy at every opportunity taking bookings, checking emails etc. (while in the taxi and during breaks). Also he did not take lunch with us - usually a good opportunity for discussion. This tour wasn't good value compared to other similar priced tours in Mexico.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi! Thanks for your comment. I always keep them in mind to provide with a better service to my clients. I would like to add that I might had to answer the phone a couple of times for a few seconds but unfortunately I just can't ignore it. And for lunch, I didn't join you because the restaurant would have charged for my meal too, which is not included in the estimated cash needed for this tour, so I went to the guides/drivers area. Also, besides the 4 plazas I'm pretty sure we check some other places. ;)
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Thank you for your valuable feedback - the guide will endeavour to keep phone usage during tours to a bare minimum in future.
Dayron is a great guide. He customized our itinerary perfectly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your comment Don! I think we had a great time all together. Say hi to everyone! ;)
Old Town and Dayron didn't disappoint ! I have planned this trip for 5 years & the ordeal to get into Cuba thru Mexico was Horrible and Expensive! I didn't give up! Dayron made me feel so welcome and at home ! He was my reliable photographer and videographer & he gave me all the info bout Old Town that I needed , and he helped me achieve my wish to be a local Cuban for a day ! I have fabulous photos and videos ! Praise God ! The suffering was worth it !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was really glad you made it through Mexico. You were a fantastic traveler and it was a real honor to be your guide in Cuba! ;)
Alistair RobertsonUnited Kingdom
Dayron was a fantastic guide. He gave us a walking tour around Old Havana. The tour was excellent. He showed us the main sights as well as other interesting places. His English was very good. He was easy to understand and being local his knowledge and history of Havana was fabulous alongside brilliant recommendations for meals. We would highly recommend him."
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi there! Thanks a lot for your comment. I'm really glad you enjoyed the walking tour. I also enjoyed it very much. Hope you had the best time in my country! ;)