Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Nosy-Be-Island-Madagascar by Tour Guide Jean Claude (Guide #10328)


Mark P.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #252767, Minerals shopping, Antsirabe, Madagascar    view tour
Date: Oct 14/18

It was my second trip with Jean Claude. He is 100% dependable and honest. He has respect from his peers and shows authority when solving problems. He is passionate and knowledgeable about Madagascar, taking his job very seriously and all with a great sense of humour. Let Jean Claude be your guide and you will not be disappointed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: what a great review !!!, I am very happy to hear about your recommendation to my services. Then I always sincerly at your services as long as I am available.

Matt Francey

Australia
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Tour: #103667, Wonderful wildlife Tour throughout the East and west coast of Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar    view tour
Date: Sep 19/18

We travelled as a family for three weeks, our tow teenagers and ourselves. Jean-Claude was fantastic - always willing to adjust, worked hard to give us the best possible experience. He has a great laugh! There was a situation while we we there as some instability in one region, Jean-Claude was upfront about this, presented us with alternatives and helped us navigate the risk. Exactly what you would want from a guide. Madagascar is a fantastic place to visit and we would highly recommend Jean-Claude.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are very welcome. I appreciate so much for the 5 stars you give us. Yes, we are ready for the next boules challenge.

Matt Francey

Australia
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Tour: transfer from Antananarivo to Mantasoa, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Date: Sep 18/18

Cranleigh Chainey

New Zealand
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Tour: #196109, East coast tour in Madagascar through the famous rain forest - Private tour, Antananarivo, Madagascar    view tour
Date: Jul 31/18

We found Jean Claude very polite and obliging, and his local knowledge was superb and he really did care for us. For example one night we wanted to have an extra look around and walk through the alleyways near our accommodation. JC was very caring and insisted he stay with us and we walk there together - our safety was his top priority. Our driver was also very polite and friendly. I would absolutely, use Tours by Locals and specifically JC again if we had the opportunity.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the 5 stars. I am always sincerely at your services whenever you come to Madagascar. I wish you the best. Jean Claude

Nimrod Micael

United States
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Tour: wildlife and city tour in Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Date: May 19/18

Excellent tour guide. Showed me the main highlights of Madagascar which was fantastic. Jean Claude has a great personality and I highly recommend him to be your tour guide. I really enjoyed the 11 days with him.

Sally Abbott Smith

Australia
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Tour: #103578, Tsingy of Bemaraha and Ankani'ny nofy reserve combined with a boat ride on Tsiribihina river, Antananarivo, Madagascar    view tour
Date: May 5/18

JC is a very interesting, happy and an enthusiastic person, who speaks fluent English (and now some Spanish). He is also very helpful and wants his customers to enjoy Gasy. He is very experienced and has excellent drivers, which is necessary as the roads are difficult.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sally, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with my guiding services. Therefore, I thank you so much for the 5 stars you give me. All the best

Michael Stawicki

United States
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Tour: Madagascar baobabs and lemurs, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Date: Apr 19/18

Great tour with Jean Claude! Traveled to the west coast to see the Baobabs and the Kirindy Forest (unfortunately the Tsingy was still inaccessible at this time of year), then back to the east coast with stops at Mantasoa and Andasibe. Great guide, always felt safe and cared for. Lots of fun and a great country!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael, Thank you so much for your great feedback. You still give me an helpful informative for my future guests. Much appreciated. Jean Claude

Lorinda (Rindy) Sauve

United States
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Tour: Tour to Tsingy of Bemaraha, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Date: Oct 25/17

Jean Claude was always there when we needed him and always willing to answer any questions. If you want to see the REAL Madagascar and not the tourist version, then take this trip. You can meet his family, eat street food if you like, and see how the Madagascar people live. The hotels are not 4-5 star hotels but they are part of the experience. The food on the 3 day river trip is amazing-some of the best we had! But the river trip is VERY primitive-you camp on the sand along the river. Enjoy the real deal

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thank you so much for the 5 stars you give to this trip. I have learnt many things also from you and they are very useful for my job. You are more than my friends than as customers.

Gerhardus Rall

South Africa
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Tour: Safari tour throughout the south region of Madagascar, Toliara, Madagascar
Date: Oct 9/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gerhardus, thank you so much for your feed back and the 4 stars you provided on my services. I would like to say that I am always commited to do my best for you at any time you will need my services in the furture.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.

Danielle Levy

United States
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Tour: Danielle LEVI Madagascar baobabs annd lemurs, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Date: Jul 26/17

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.

Ellen Wu

United States
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Tour: #103667, Motor boat ride on Tsiribihina river combined with Parks visit, Miandrivazo, Madagascar    view tour
Date: Jun 15/17

Excellent tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you so much for the 5 stars.

Raymond Pertusi

United States
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Tour: #299566, best wildlife sightseeing in 4 days, Antananarivo, Madagascar    view tour
Date: Jun 4/17

Jean Claude was easy to work with in planning the tour, flexible, punctual and a pleasure to share time with. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the 5 stars Raymond. It was very pleasent to do the tour with you. Jean Claude

Francine Warwick

Chapel Hill, NC, United States
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Tour: The best tour during the wet season in Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Date: Jan 29/17

Jean Claude, and our driver Solo, were highly professional and knowledgeable, always ready to answer questions and discuss aspects of Malagasy culture. They also attended to our every want and need--we felt spoiled. Jean Claude had specifically arranged every naturalist who took us through each park/conservation area, and they were all top notch. On top of all this, Jean Claude and Solo were wonderful company and great fun for the nearly 2 weeks we spent together. We couldn't be more happy with our tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to guide you around, Thank you again!

Bernadette Ashraf

United States
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Tour: Best sightseeing in Madagascar in few days, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Date: Dec 24/16

Jean Claude took great care of our family of 5. He is a wonderful guide... knowledgeable and with an amazing sense of humor. We had only 4 days in Madagascar, but he showed us the highlights of Antsirabe, Andasibe National Park and Antananarivo. We loved our tour in Madagascar and highly recommend Jean Claude!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! I really enjoy making my clients feel like home and I treat them as friends. I am glad you had a great time with me. All the best to you, as well!

Hiroko Tsurumaru

Japan
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Tour: #116023, Baobab avenue in Morondava, Morondava, Madagascar    view tour
Date: Dec 17/16

Jean Claude was a good guide, he tried to do his best and gave us a good tour, but there was something we have to note. First of all (and maybe the most important point), his price was way expensive than the actual local guides available in Morondava. Second, our first plan was starting the tour at 9am, which appeared to be very late to see lemurs, and we weren't informed so. However overall he was nice, and we appreciate his company.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am deeply sorry to learn from you that I could not satisfy you about my services. I thank you indeed to let me know about your impression on my services and the cost of it. It can help me to fix up what I should do to continually move forward with my job in the future

Aviva Haleva

Israel
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Tour: Best sightseeing in Madagascar in few days, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Date: Dec 1/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Aviva, Thank you so much for the 5 stars. It is much appreciated.

Mone Petsod

United States
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Tour: Best sightseeing in Morondava to discover the baobab trees, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Date: Sep 28/16

Jean and Zulu gave me the most fantastic tour of Madagascar. They were extremely helpful, accommodating and flexible with their plan and schedule. I went to Madagascar for the baobab trees and lemurs, but my visit to Jean's family, to the garden spreads and to the brick factories, especially my interactions with his family, the gardeners, the brick factory workers and all the locals were most precious. Thank you Jean and Zulu for the most memorable trip to your fascinating country!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is a pleasure for me to offer you the best of my country

Graca R.

Ghana
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Tour: #116023, Baobab avenue in Morondava, Morondava, Madagascar    view tour
Date: Aug 10/16

Jean Claude is a friendly, helpful and knowledgeable guide. We enjoyed our tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you had a great time with me. I appreciate your comments! Thank you very much

Jack Zektzer

United States
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Tour: mine sites tour combined with parks tour in Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Date: May 31/16

A+ Jean Claude is highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am always sincerely at your services when ever you come to visit Madagascar. Thank you so much.

Ahmed Huwaidi

Kuwait
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Tour: Tour through the north part of Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Date: Mar 10/16

Our trip was guided by Jean Claude he was very good guide in our trip north Madagascar, it was a wonderful trip and well planned, and we enjoy our vacation there.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the 5 stars Ahmed. I keep doing great my job as long as I am still a tour guide in Madagascar. Very sincerly at your services.

Noel Cullinane

United States
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Tour: Best sightseeing in Madagascar in few days, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Date: Jan 3/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Noel, Thank you for the 5 stars you leave for me and I thank you as well for choosing me to spend your day in Madagascar

Penny Sheltz

United States
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Tour: Holidays in Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Date: Nov 5/15

Jean Claude was the best guide and took us to see so many interesting sights. He knows his country, is professional but also lots of fun. Our Driver Solo was amazing the way he handled the terrible roads. The people were very nice and we had a great tour. We sure hope the govt puts some money in the roads if they ever want tourism. We never met anyone from the USAthe whole 2 weeks we were there. Penny Sheltz

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a nice comment, thank you so much for appreciating my work. I am very happy you had a good time. Thank you again and i hope to meet you in the future.

Nancy Wiesenfeld

United States
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Tour: Madagascar big south tour, Toliara, Madagascar
Date: Oct 9/15

The main incentive for this tour from Toliara to Fort Dauphin was to see Berenty Reserve. Berenty was wonderful even though I had already had great experiences at other parks. But Berenty ended up just being a highlight to 7 days of touring in the little visited south. Jean Claude was a wonderful guide who made even spending a full day driving on horrible roads an interesting time. We stopped to see tombs, vegetation, markets, and other sights. I highly recommend Jean Claude as a tour guide anywhere.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thank you for choosing me to spend your day in Madagascar, and I am glad you had a great time with me

Nancy Wiesenfeld

United States
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Tour: Do tour with my renault espace III in Madagascar, Morondava, Madagascar
Date: Sep 26/15

I switched from a group tour to a private tour with Jean Claude and it was one of the best tours I have ever been on. Jean Claude made everything we did a wonderful experience. He helped me to see lots of wildlife and other experiences in Madagascar. With him I could spend extra time in the reserves including a full day in Kirindy, Ranomafana, Isalo and especially Tsingy where we did the entire Grand Tsingy even though it took 8 hours. I strongly recommend Jean Claude as a tour guide in Madagascar.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoyed pretty well our trip Nancy and I will never forget it. Thank you for the 5 stars you give to me. I highly appreciate it. I hope to see you again.

Jack Zektzer

United States
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Tour: mine sites tour combined with parks tour in Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Date: Jun 2/15

Jean Claude was very knowledgeable and helpful in organizing the mine tour and carrying it out. He was also very effective in negotiating with the Malagasy governmental bureaucracy for the necessary permits for exporting the mineral specimens that I purchased in Madagascar. As a result I encountered no significasnt problems in visiting sites in the Madagascar back county. I recommend him highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a nice comment, thank you so much for appreciating my work. And I thank you for choosing me to spend your day in Madagascar I wish you the best

Liudmila Antonauskaya

Belarus
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Tour: #141248, Tsingy of Bemaraha exploration by a private flight, Antananarivo, Madagascar    view tour
Date: Jan 2/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This tour is really fantastic. And I wish many travellers will experience the same.Thank you so much Liudmila for your appreciation, I miss you all and especially your little daughter.

Meghan Botz

United States
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Tour: Motor boat trip on tsiribihina river, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Date: Aug 23/14

Jean Claude gave us a great local experience. He catered to our needs when we requested certain hotels and experiences. We felt extremely lucky that we did not do the typical park tour but rather experienced a riverboat ride that allowed us to engage with the local villagers and their life style. We always felt safe and our trip certainly felt personal. He was extremely nice and good natured and the same goes for our driver who drove us to the river and back.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I wish you also the best for your future Meghan and Jay. I am missing you so much. You are both very kind. The motor boat staff and the owner have appreciated your kindness as well. I wish to see you again later. You are like my close friends.

Justyna Staniewicz

Poland
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Tour: Madagascar discovering, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Date: Aug 8/14

Jean Claude is a very talented, joyful and careful professional who provided us with great care, feeling of safety and at the same time not intrusive companion. He took responsibility for his choice of accommodation and helped in all circumstances. We had a wonderful trip, thanks to Madagascar and Jean Claude's passion, as well as appointed driver Rafama - we feel lucky we traveled together.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The tour with Justyna and her daughter is unforgetable as well since we could share experiences each other. It is a great pleasure for me to provide all necessary services for my guests if local rule or law allows it. My existence as a tour guide during a tour is to assist and support whatever circumstances happen and to let know my guests what and how Madagascar is in reality. I thank Justyna and her daughter for the appreciation which is full of hope for my future.