Dirk is an engaging guide. He has an amazing knowledge of all aspects of this city as well as the local region. We spent a large amount of time in the old town visiting local buildings & churches to understand the history of Salvador. Even though we were held up by traffic & subsequently ran over the tour time, Dirk did not rush us & was able to explain the influence of many cultures & religions in great detail
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Lorna! All the best for you!
Kenneth HayesUnited Kingdom
Anne S.Claremont, CA, United States
Dirke knows his history and tells a good story. He was prompt and gave us much good information. His English is very good. Overall, there were small time-management problems so that the last part was a bit rushed. Very personable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Anne, Thank you for your review. I was a little suprised that you gave my tour only a three star rate. I apologize if I did not fulfill all of your expectations. We started with the walking part of the tour, as you were in a hotel already in the Historical Center of Salvador, and I spent some more time there because you were very interested in the history and architecture of that old part of the city. Again, I'm sorry if that was not exactly what you wanted or expected. With kind regards, Dirk.
Joan TuttleUnited States
We very much enjoyed our tour of Salvador, Brazil's upper city. Dirk was awaiting us as we disembarked. Right on time! He was an excellent guide who was very informative. He had an ease of manner which made us very comfortable. He guided us through the large crowd which we greatly appreciated. Lastly, he provided a complete tour of all of the cultural aspects of the city, both past and present. We would highly recommend him and some day would like working with him again We rate him 5 stars out of 5.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Joan, thank you very for your comment! It was a pleasure for to guide you in Salvador and I am very happy that you enjoyed it! Thanks again and all the best for you!
Richard AltmanLos Angeles, CA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Richard! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour guided by me. All the best for you.
Victoria SchwatkaUnited States
Dirk arrived on time despite heavy traffic due to bad weather. His English is excellent, and his car was comfortable. The tour was well planned, and we got to see much more of Salvador than we had expected. He is very knowledgeable about the history and culture of the city which made the tour even more enjoyable. We highly recommend him for private tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your review Victoria! Glad you enjoyed the tour and had an unforgettable travel experience here in Salvador! Greetings, Dirk.
Stephen WebsterUnited Kingdom
Great guide, very efficient and informative
Marty MartinezUnited States
Our guide was verry knowledgable about the tour sites. He was also very helpful in pointing out places we could go on our own. We have another tour with him and we are looking forward to having him guide us again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi marty and Liz, Thanks for the comment! You were great company too! Greetings, Dirk.
Martha K.United States
Dirk drove us on a brief tour of Salvador - from the Atlantic side to the Baia side - to help us get our bearings before going up to Pelourinho, the historic district of Salvador and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to begin our walking tour. His obvious love of the city, his encyclopedic knowledge of the area's history, and his warm personality made our time with him both delightful and highly educational. My husband and I recommend him highly.
A most interesting and enjoyable introduction to Salvador and its historic area. Dirk has an in depth knowledge of the location. A great morning.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your review. I'm happy to read that you had a great time here in Salvador! The best for the both of you! Dirk.
Iva Ivanovska HolderUnited States
Dirk is an exceptional tour guide! He is extremely knowledgeable, interesting, and very friendly. We had a very limited time in Salvador, yet managed to see a lot and get a feel for the city. And also learn a lot! Who needs an encyclopedia, when you've got Dirk! I would highly recommend Dirk if you are ever in need of a tour guide in Salvador. Thank you, Dirk, for a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the rating Iva and I'm happy to read that you enjoyed the tour! Friendly greetings, Dirk.
Robert EkedahlBoise, ID, United States
Friendly and informed particularly about architecture. Driving part of our tour was difficult because of the traffic.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ver much for your comment mr. Ekedahl. Hope you enjoyed the whole trip here in Brazil. Friendly greetings, Dirk.
Charles SwansonUnited States
Dirk was great in showing us around. Spoke English well. Car was clean and air conditioned.
Tucker AdamsUnited States
Great guide, very knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much! Be my guest, always!
Teri MillerUnited States
Dirk was the most competent and thorough guide that we had from Tours by Locals. I cannot say enough good things about him. He was very organized, extremely articulate and extremely knowledgeable. He presented himself in a timely manner & was very professional. He was the best guide in South America that you recommend. He's an example for you to follow if you want a successful business. You can rate him A+++ in our opinion, and we have been around the world numerous times.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Teri! It was my pleasure to have guided you! Best regards!
Lynne MorinPointe claire, QC - QUEBEC, Canada
We took a tour with Dirk in February, he gave us great explanation of the City. Brought us shopping for local paintings and a real plus was that he spoke french!! We would definitely take him again as a tour guide. Would also take again this cie, Tours by local we did the same in Rio and we only have a positive experience with both tours. Thanks again
a fine man....good information given ...very helpfful...made salvador a great experience for our group of 6 senior citizens.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Neeta, I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay here and my guiding work! Happiness to all of you!
Valerie WallaceUnited Kingdom
Thank you for all your help