Nandha RajanUnited States
We had a fantastic experience with Jo. She was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to find us good eats. We are foodies and were a little challenging with the food allergies and two kids in hand. She made our trip in Phuket very memorable and truly showed us what Thai hospitality is all about. She was jovial and energetic and kept the kids in the spirit. We highly recommend her. She was great to work with and we were lucky to have found her for our trip. Thanks Jo!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your time to review Nanda, really appreciated. I was enjoyed and fun with you and the family especially your 2 wonderful children. Hope you return and our opportunity to meet again. Best regards, Jo
Nadav SharirRaleigh, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
Jo - she was our best guide among many guides we've hired in the last few years. We spent a full two days with her and there wasn't a dull moment. We saw much more than we expected with includes visiting Phuket during the night time. She did not let us be alone the whole time. We highly recommend that she be your next guide if you plan on visiting Phuket in the near future. You will never find a better one.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your time to review Nadav, really appreciated. You said you will give 6 stars so I thought I will see 6 instead of 5 (hahaha). It was really fun with you, Yaw sang, Jacob and Matsuo sang. Wish you all come back again. Best regards, Jo
Thuan BuiUnited States
Tours with Jo was great from the start. She is friendly, funny and understands different cultures. She is also very knowledgeable about the history and culture of Thailand. We've learned many interesting facts along the way with Jo. One thing we loved about the tour is that it was private and we were not rushed from one place to another. Also, our driver was very careful and courteous to others. We will definitely take another tour with Jo next time we are back in Phuket to visit other destinations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your time to review Thuan, really appreciated. I wish will have another chance to service you next time :) Best regards, Jo
Chanaka EkanayakeUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.
Felicia SchnebergUnited States
Jo was an absolutely magnificent tour guide. We actually had her for two separate tours and each was better than the next. She was very knowledgable, accommodating and sweet as pie. We knew we were in good hands. Jo escorted us to places we would not be able to get to, or negotiate, on our own. She even took us to a more local restaurant and ordered lunch for us. She was relaxed and comfortable speaking English. We would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your time to review Felicia, really appreciated. I also had fun with your group too and hopefully will have another opportunity to service you next time. Best regards, Jo
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mel, it was fun yesterday with Teegan and Simon. They ate everything :) Best regards, Jo
Tim PenczarUnited States
We spent a wonderful day with Jo touring the sites of Phuket. She listened to our special requests and was able to cater to all of them. She picked the perfect place for lunch and brought us to parts of town where we were able to shop for art and special gifts. She went above and beyond in every way. She was the perfect guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment Tim, it was a wonderful day to me too for spent with you and Laura. Sorry about spirit house, maybe we packed too tight :) I wish we will have another opportunity to meet each other in Phuket or another side of the world someday. Best regards, Jo
Richard N.United States
Our visit to Phuhet was a shore excursion during a cruise. Our ourstanding guide, Jo, provided us with an excellect overview of the island and we visited all of the highlights that can be seen during a single day. Her knowledge of the island and its people made our visit to Phuket one that we will never forget.
Michael ComminiSaudi Arabia
I'm sorry it took so long to write this but life has been very busy since my last visit to Thailand. This was my first visit to Phuket and Jo delivered everything she promised! She was an excellent guide and I got some great photos! I enjoyed her wit, her professionalism, and her enthusiasm for photography! She was a great host. I return to Phuket early next month and I'm definitely planning on using her again if time allows!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you :)
George OverendUnited States
We had a great day and recommend this guide without hesitation!
Although Jo's particular tour was full she did arrange to have her colleague Lee to be our guide for 6 couples. We were not disappointed; Lee was delightful and accommodating. His knowledge of Phuket and his command of English was very good. He explained everything in great detail and was able to answer every question we threw at him. Jo couldn't have selected a better person. All of the five other couples couldn't thank me enough, all had a wonderful day's experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment Bob, he's really appreciated. We always do our best to pleased everyone and I knew he is great at that. Best regards, Jo
Thomas DelattreUnited States
JO was GREAT! A very very nice person who was fun to be with…. she knew everything about Phuket and made the day a truly pleasurable time. It was like being guided by a patient, kind, good friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Tom for your review.
Tammy TenagliaUnited States
Barbara EisenbergUnited States
We had a fantastic day with Jo! She is funny, personable, and knowledgeable. We had a very large comfortable van. Jo was receptive to our needs and took us all around Phuket. We loved the Big Buddha, the elephants, and the shopping! She took lots of photos with our camera and hers. Thanks, Jo!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Barbara and Robert.
Sondra EttlingerUnited States
Jo was unavailable on the day of our tour but she sent Cha Cha Lee in her place and he was very professional and an excellent guide. He was flexible and well able to change plans on the fly when saving time was a factor. The vehicle and driver were especially good and we appreciated having sufficient room for our party of six. While we wished that Jo had emailed us of the guide change so that it would not have been a surprise, everything worked out well and it was not an issue in the end.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Sondra, Lee's really appreciated your compliment. I always be careful to choose a guide because that's effect my service too so he is one of great tour guide.
Thereasa BondUnited States
Jo was alot of fun and very accommidating for our needs and wishes. It was the perfect day just as we wished for. Jo was very flexible during our tour including a stop at the pharmacy! She chose wonderful local places to eat that were sensational. We did not do a packaged tour as such, we wanted to personalize it and Jo was really helpful prior to the trip to help us format the tour we wanted and it turned out wonderfully with her help and suggestions-she really enriched our trip getting to know her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Thery, I have wonderful day with you too.
Francis GeracePalmetto, FL, United States
Madelyn JonesUnited States
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……