Ihab BadrUnited States
The scenery along the way and at the lake is breath taking. The tour however would work best outside of the peak holiday season. The roads were busy and that meant the driving took longer which ended up cutting into the time for the tour itself.
Ihab BadrUnited States
Lian did a great job taking us through the city. The tour provided a good variety and gave us a flavor for each aspect of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ihab
Joseph Ephraim YipSingapore
We started out as strangers, but shortly after we became really good friends. As a Singaporean, the ability to communicate in Bahasa made the whole trip more enjoyable than it should. Lian is such an awesome guy and his driving skills are excellent. I never thought I would get a chance to visit Lake Toba as a single traveller, but Tours by Locals did a great job and fulfilled my wish. Lian is like a good brother and friend to me. His command of languages are good too! Join him for your next trip to Medan!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for visit north sumatera joseph,and thank you for chooce me as your guide. Hope to see you again.
Richard T.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you richard
Andrew BuddNew Zealand
Lian was the best guide I could have hoped for. I will rate this tour as one of the highlights of my life. So kind generous, a brilliant driver. So knowledgeable and tailored the tour to my exact needs. Never took me to places where I was expected to spend and really looked after me. I can't recommend him highly enough. He even took me to the airport the next day when I just asked him to call me a cab. I will think of him as a friend for life. Thank you Lian
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for visit north sumatera mr.andrew hope to see you again or your friend maybe need sumatera coffee tour I will do my best. One of honour for me we can share each other about our knowledge about coffee. See you from north Sumatra.
Prakash PeethambaramUnited States
Lian is very knowledgeable about every attraction in Medan! He is very polite, and he will show you the beautiful architecture of temples and houses. Lian also offers tours to Lake Toba and local plantations after the city tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you for book my guide service prakash,hope to see you again. regards lian
This tour, was the perfect tour. Lian is such a nice person and he laerned us a lot about coffee. We lived in his Village at his mom's House - this was a very great and exciting experience to see how local people lives. We got all that we wanted from this tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you niko and tobias and hope to see you again. Lian.s
Brian G.Rotterdam, ZH, Netherlands
The tour we had focussed on coffee - the plants, the processes, the tastes, the production. And along the way we didn't just learn about coffee, but also about tea, rubber, cacao, and many other crops and plants. As a bonus we enjoyed the good food and spectacular views around the Lake Toba area. It's a really lovely and beautiful part of Sumatra. Lian is a very knowledgable guide who really knows his way around Sumatra. And he's a very safe and relaxed driver. Thank you for the great experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for visit north sumatra and really hope to see you again. Regards Lian S.
Fantastic tour. My guide Rudianto was great. And we got to see 7 Orangutans, who came very close. It was an incredible experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for use tourbylocals hope to see you again in sumatra and do the different trip in Sumatra.
Matthijs G.Singapore, Singapore
Lian was great as our guide for a 4 day tour of North Sumatra with my 70 year old parents. He was on time to pick us up at the airport and flexible in planning the tour according to our tailored itinerary wishes. We visited Pematangsiantar, Parapat, Samosir Island, Kaban Djahe, Berastagi, Mount Sinabung and Medan. Lian knew all these places very well as a true local! He suggested great hotels, drove responsibly and paced the journey. I highly recommend Lian to be your guide for North Sumatra!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Matthijs Hope to see you again.
Lian provide good service for us .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you tiwa
Ellen BoerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ellen
We had a great trip with Lian. He is a very careful and considerate driver. Being a local, he is very knowledgeable about the area and his country and showed us many interesting places. He organised and booked our accomodation as well. His English is excellent and we had great conversations along the way. He adapted the itinerary to suit the changes in our flight times and was flexible with photos stops, food choices and general sightseeing. A great trip with an interesting guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much robyn hogan,Hope can meet you again. Regards Lian.s