Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Cartagena-Colombia by Tour Guide Jhon Elías R. (Guide #16189)


Heidi Yeater

United States
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Tour: #225260, Spectacular Colonial ride by horse carriage tour, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Mar 11/20

It was an excellent tour. I was travelling with a varied group of age 17 - 90. The van was air conditioned, roomy and comfortable. The carriage ride was great, we were escorted so traffic was not a problem. It was a great way to see the city without having to walk for my older companions. Jhon stopped at a place close to St Peter Claver church, dining and shopping so we could do the maximum but limiting our time walking. The day exceeded my expectations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Heidi Yeater, Thanks for your rating and review on your tour you enjoyed with me. I really appreciate that. You were a wonderful family and very patient with me. I am very thankful with all of members in your party, Heidi if you are again in Cartagena, I will be available to give you the best in my city. God bless you along with your family. Warmest regards, Jhon Rivero

Gerald Neal

United States
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Tour: #216233, Private City Tour Cartagena, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Mar 3/20

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Jhon. He was very knowledgeable about Cartagena and loved sharing the history of the country. He was very considerate and made sure we saw what interested us. He also made sure we were able to find the perfect Emerald by taking us to the very reputable jewelry store at the Emerald Museum. It was a perfect tour for us!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen and Gerald Neal, Thanks a lot for your rating and review on the tour you enjoyed with me today. I really appreciate that. You and Karen were a wonderful persons. I felt very thankful with you for all I shared on this tour. If you are again in Cartagena, I will be available and willing to do the experience in magic city. It could not be better, You really were open handed and kind with me. God bless you, and have a great trip on your boat. Warmest regards, Jhon Rivero

Abdulla A.

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #250673, Cartagena at your own pace tour, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Feb 14/20

One of the best tours taken, Jhon gave a fabulous introduction to Cartagena, he knows the history and the full background of the city in & out, he customised the tour to suit our needs, my wife and I had such a great time and John made us feel extremely welcomed and treated us more like a family than cleints. If you are visiting Cartagena then you will never go wrong with Jhon, he is absolutely the best!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Abdulla Al Tamimi, I have no words to describe you my happiness for one of the best review and rating on the tour you enjoyed with me I really appreciate that. I am very thankful for your comments and friendship. You and your wife were so wonderful and polite with me and my wife too. I will never forget your generosity and good temper. If you are again in Cartagena, I will be available to assist you with best joy and amiability. Please, say hello to your wife. Warmest regards, Jhon Rivero.

Zoe Krikorian

United States
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Tour: #250673, Cartagena at your own pace tour, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Feb 13/20

I can't say enough good things about this tour and the tour guide. He was amazing. Knowledgeable and accommodating. Everything was perfect from the driver and the places we visited to the restaurant he took us to. I would highly recommend Jhon. He is the best tour guide ever!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Zoe Krikorian, Thanks a lot for your rating and review on the tour you enjoyed with me. I really appreciate that. You and your friends were wonderful persons. I have no words to say everyone, I am grateful for all we shared. You will be in my heart, If you are again in Cartagena, I will be available to give you the best assistance in my magic city. Thanks again, Warmest regards, Jhon.

Robert Nystrom

United States
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Tour: #216233, Private City Tour Cartagena, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Feb 11/20

Our travel guide in Cartagena, Jhon, was excellent! I'm always amazed how good the guides are with Tours by Locals. Jhon always had a smile on his face, was extremely knowledgeable and always made sure that we heard the things that interested us and catered the tour to what we wanted! I give Jhon my highest recommendation! He is honest, kind and exhibits a lot of integrity! We were in an air-conditioned van, with a personal driver. We saw all the best sights and just loved the tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your review and rating on my tour. I really appreciate that. You were a wonderful couple and friendly and also Gordon and Linda. Robert and Rachel, my best wishes for you, you really were generous, your heart is the right place. I enjoyed a nice tour with you, sharing a the best experience in Cartagena. I will be available again if you come back to Cartagena to assist you. Warmest regards, Jhon.

Susan Brown

Clearwater, FL, United States
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Tour: #216233, Private City Tour Cartagena, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Feb 4/20

Jhon & his lovely wife were our guide and driver for a fabulous day in Cartagena. They are the greatest ambassadors for the city and totally changed our perspective from a visit 4 years prior when we did an awful ship's tour. The sites we visited were all worth spending time and driving from one end of the city to the other was eye-opening and enlightening. We ended our day having lunch with Jhon and his wife at a terrific waterfront restaurant with excellent fresh fish. A Great Day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan Brown, Thanks a lot for your rating and review on the tour you enjoyed with me and my wife. I really appreciate that. I have no words to say to you thanks, I am very thankful for all we shared in the tour, like friendship and lunch we had at the restaurant. It was a new experience to meeting you and Steve. If you are again in Cartagena, I will be here waiting for you to give you the best assistance as it was the first. Thanks again, Warmest regards, Jhon

Pamela Green

United States
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Tour: #216233, Private City Tour Cartagena, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Jan 21/20

Jhon, his wife, and driver did an excellent job giving our group a private tour of the beautiful city of Cartegena. They met us quickly at the port and provided professional service throughout the day. Jhon gave us historical information during our tour of the fort and at the convent Popa. The views were amazing and old town shopping was fun. Jhon and his wife provided refreshments during the day to keep us cool. We were so appreciative and thankful for their help and enjoyed this FIVE STARS PLUS tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pamela, Thanks a lot for your rating and review in my tour given to you. I am very thankful for that. Besides, your friends Colleen and David were fantastic too. You will be in my heart, the same Colleen and David. Your heart is the right place. All of you will be always welcome to Cartagena. Please, say hello to your husband, I really liked to meet him. Warmest regards, Jhon

David Gilo

United States
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Tour: #250673, Cartagena at your own pace tour, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Jan 2/20

We spend a day with Jhon and his wife, we enjoyed our time with them, they were accommodating, friendly and went out of their way to make our time pleasurable. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wishes to see Cartagena.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Renata and Liam, Thanks for your rating and review on the tour we shared. I really appreciate that. I feel same to you, my wife and I tried to do our best on this full day tour You have a wonderful family. I hope, if you are again in Cartagena, I will be here to help you as you deserve. Thanks again for all. Warmest regards, Jhon.

Stephenie Hawkins

United States
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Tour: #216233, Private City Tour Cartagena, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Dec 26/19

Jhon is an excellent guide! We learned so much about Cartagena from him. His wife drove us around and she's such a great driver- she battled the crowds and narrow streets without breaking a sweat. We highly recommend this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephenie Hawkins, I am really grateful with you because the great review and comments you have submitted on the tour you enjoyed with me. At the first moment I met you and Jackes in person, you really showed me a good temper. I just tried to do my best, I really enjoyed the tour with you, if you are in Cartagena again, I am willing to assist you with the same attitude and amiability Thanks again, Happy new year eve and prosperous 2020 Warmest regards, Jhon.

Eric Moses

Canada
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Tour: #216233, Private City Tour Cartagena, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Dec 21/19

Jhon was an excellent, organized and caring guide. He kept the tour moving to keep my teenage children engaged. He was very helpful prior to the tour by offering useful information so that I could visit the local synagogue. Special thanks to his driver and to his wife, who also joined us to keep the tour flowing. Gracias John!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eric Moses, Thanks for your review and comments on the tour you enjoyed with me. I really appreciate that. You have a wonderful family, I shared a lovely tour and friendship. I hope, if you are again in Cartagena, I will give you the best assistance in my city. Happy New year 2020, for everyone. Warmest regards, Jhon

Nancy Dunn

Saint Petersbuarg, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #216233, Private City Tour Cartagena, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Nov 11/19

My husband and 2 friends were treated to a wonderful tour by Jhon on our November 11 visit to Cartagena. He, along with his driver and wife, were gracious, extremely knowledgeable, and enjoyable. I would definitely use him again and certainly recommend his tour of Cartagena. He speaks excellent English! Thanks so much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nancy, Thanks a lot for your comments and review on your tour with me. I really appreciate that. I have no words to thank you for all we shared along with your husband John and travelers that joined to the tour. If you are again in my city, I am available to assist you the best. God bless you and John.

Thomas Robertson

United States
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Tour: #225260, Spectacular Colonial ride by horse carriage tour, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Oct 31/19

Jhon and his wife provided a wonderful day for our group. He hired a great bus driver and a very nice bus for our trip through the crazy traffic in Cartagena. He escorted us on a relaxing, informative and beautiful carriage tour of the old city. It is obvious that he loves his job and his city. His insights into history and his knowledge of Cartagena are exceptional. I would recommend Jhon Elias R to anyone visiting Colombia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thomas Robertson, Thanks a lot for your comments and five star tour. I really appreciate that. I really tried to do my best in this tour for you and your group in my fantastic city. I have no words, I am very grateful for we shared along with your party. If you are again in Cartagena, I have no doubt to assist you any time. God bless you, Warmest regards, Jhon Rivero

Joseph Krieger

Canada
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Tour: #216233, Private City Tour Cartagena, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Oct 10/19

Jhon was terrific and we enjoyed our tour immensely in spite of the rain. I would highly recommend him to future clients. Many thanks Jhon! Joseph Krieger

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joseph, Thank you very much for your rating and comments. I really appreciate it. I am very grateful for being patient with me. I had fun as well, your couple Carol was very kind and generous. My wife enjoyed a lot with you on this tour. God bless you forever, you are a wonderful persons. Thanks again, Warmest regards, Jhon.

Tammy Miller

United States
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Tour: #216233, Private City Tour Cartagena, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Oct 3/19

We booked this tour because my 84-year-old parents require wheelchairs and my 5-year-old grandson was with us. We needed a private tour that could cater to our needs and we were thoroughly satisfied. Jhon has a wealth of knowledge and helped us plan a comprehensive itinerary. His love of Cartagena is evident and infectious! We learned a lot about the area and felt safe and comfortable. His wife and driver were very kind and helpful. I give a 100% recommendation for this guide - you won't be disappointed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tammy, Many thanks for your rating and review. That means a lot to me I also enjoyed the tour with your whole family, it is a wonderful group. I will always be ready if you ever come back to Cartagena, thanks again for recommending me to your friends, please say hello to everyone. Warmest regards, Jhon.

Ivica Zalud

United States
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Tour: #250673, Cartagena at your own pace tour, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Aug 31/19

Jhon took us all around Cartagena and managed to show us in one day the diversity and beauty and different faces of this historical city. He's knowledgeable about history and architecture and also passionate about teaching the visitors as much as possible. We had absolutely wonderful day and learned and saw a lot! We would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn more in depth about Cartagena.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ivica and Ranka, Thanks a lot for a great review and rating on your tour with me. I am very grateful and happy for all we shared along with my wife. You really were very kind and nice couple during the whole tour, I think people like you are very hard to meet, because your good temper, friendship and happiness, you showed to me. God bless you forever, remember this, today is the day, you can enjoy life every second with much love. Warmest regards, Jhon Rivero

Rosely W Singer

Brazil
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Tour: #216233, Private City Tour Cartagena, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Jul 13/19

Great guide, great tour! Go for it! Thanks & Regards Rosely

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rosely W. Singer, Thanks a lot for your review and comments. I really appreciate it. I just wanted to give you the best assistance on your tour with me, along with your family. Nice meeting you, I will be waiting for you anytime. Have a great night. Warmest regards, Jhon Rivero

David Savetz

United States
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Tour: #263702, Amazing walking tour old city cartagena, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

Jhon is by far the best tour guide we've ever had!! He is kind, friendly, and incredibly knowledgeable of his country. He knows everything about Cartagena and his enthusiasm is contagious! I would highly recommend him to anyone visiting this beautiful city! Do yourself a favor and do not consider any other tour guide for Cartagena!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David Sametz, Thanks a lot for your review and comments on the tour with me. I really appreciate it. I just wanted to give you the best experience in my country and Cartagena mainly. You have wonderful family, I hope, to see you again, I will be waiting for you with my open arms and my heart Thanks again, Warmest regards, Jhon Rivero

David Savetz

United States
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Tour: #216233, Private City Tour Cartagena, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Jul 3/19

Jhon is by far the best tour guide we've ever had!! He is kind, friendly, and incredibly knowledgeable of his country. He knows everything about Cartagena and his enthusiasm is contagious! I would highly recommend him to anyone visiting this beautiful city! Do yourself a favor and do not consider any other tour guide for Cartagena!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David Sametz, Thanks a lot for your review and comments on the tour with me I really appreciate it. I am very thankful, you and your family were so nice and kind. I hope, to see you again in my country. Thanks again, Warmest regards, Jhon Rivero.

Michael Rosenberg

United States
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Tour: #250673, Cartagena at your own pace tour, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Jun 8/19

We had a simply wonderful day with Jhon and his lovely wife, our Driver! Jhon is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and interesting. He made sure we did everything we wanted to and were comfortable at all times. A truly outstanding travel experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, and Diane, I am very thankful for your review and comments on your full day tour with me and my wife in Cartagena. That's mean a lot to me, I just tried to do my best on the tour, I wish you the best in life, you were very kind, patient and open handed with me I hope, to see you one more time in my country. Blessings, Warmest regards, Jhon Rivero.

Marilyn Courtot

West Palm Beach, FL, United States
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Tour: #216233, Private City Tour Cartagena, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Jan 18/19

Excellent guide and very considerate. Our biggest problem was beyond his control--the short amount of time the ship was in port. He put as much as possible into the tour-if you are in Cartagena do ask for Jhon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marilyn, Thanks a lot for your rating and comments on your tour you did with me. I really appreciate it. You will be always welcome to my city anytime. Thanks again, Warmest regards, Jhon .

Catherine Roberts

ANCASTER, ON, Canada
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Tour: #216233, Private City Tour Cartagena, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Jan 16/19

We had a wonderful tour with Jhon, he was so proud to show us his country. He was there early, ready to give as much info as he could in time allowed. It was a very hot day, he was considerate of the age of the group Such a pleasant young man, honoured to have him do our tour. I cannot say enough good things about him, he just wants everyone to enjoy their visit to his country. If you are in Cartagena do a tour with him, you will not be disappointed. Thank you Jhon from all 26 of us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Catherine, Thanks a lot for your rating and comments on your tour you enjoyed with me. I really appreciate it. I also shared a wonderful experience with you and your group. I am very thankful for all your comments on the tour, I just wanted to give you my hospitality and my enthusiasm for everyone. God bless you, all of the travelers were very open-handed with me. You will be always welcome to my city anytime. Warmest regards, Jhon Rivero.

Robert Schmauder

United States
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Tour: #216233, Private City Tour Cartagena, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Jan 12/19

Great tour and guide. Beware of meeting place as there are 5 exits from port and guide can not meet at ship.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, Thanks a lot for your review and comment on your tour with me. I really appreciate it. I will take the advices, on improving the meeting point at the pier. You and your couple, were very kind and patient to listening to me. The best wishes, Warmest regards, Jhon Rivero

Tom C.

Portola Valley, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #250673, Cartagena at your own pace tour, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Dec 31/18

Jhon is a wonderful guide and a perfect ambassador for Colombia. His knowledge and enthusiasm are boundless, he is sensitive to his group's needs and preferences and he makes the whole experience both informative and fun. He helped us with several plans outside the formal tour. We feel we have a new friend as well as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tom, Thanks a lot for your review and rating. I really appreciate it. I am thankful for your friendship, kindness and generosity. I shared with you a wonderful moments, you will be always welcome to my country and Cartagena the best experience. Thanks for all. Warmest regards, Jhon

Stuart Samuels

United States
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Tour: #250673, Cartagena at your own pace tour, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Dec 24/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stuart, Thanks a lot for your review and comments. I really appreciate it. I am thankful with all of you, Miriam, Aviva, David, Marisa and Richard. I just wanted to exceed of your expectations on your tour bin Cartagena. Unforgettable moments we shared. Thanks for your kindness and generosity.

Raphael R.

United States
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Tour: #216233, Private City Tour Cartagena, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Dec 13/18

Great tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Raphael Rahamim, First of all, I wish you a happy New year 2019. Thanks a lot for your rating on your tour you booked with me. I really appreciate it. I enjoyed a wonderful time with you along with your couple, my best wishes. Thanks again, Jhon

Richard Dear

Canada
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Tour: #216233, Private City Tour Cartagena, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Nov 9/18

This tour provides a good overview of the old city with a hilltop panoramic stop at a monastery. The commentary could be improved by offering more on the economy of the city and more historic details.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard Dear, Thanks for your review, I really appreciate it. All of your comments, will be taken with pleasure. Thanks again, Warmest regards, Jhon.

Montgomery Hill

United States
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Tour: #263702, Amazing walking tour old city cartagena, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Oct 12/18

Jhon was very accommodating of our short schedule and very willing to tailor the tour to our interests in architecture and food. He was very personable and knowledgeable. His love of Cartagena was evident in his passionate explanations of the historical city. We could have spent the whole day with Jhon. We highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Montgomery Hill, It is nice to hearing from you. I am very grateful to you and Dave. I really appreciate it. Thanks for your review and comments through ToursBylocals. I will be always available to assist you any time in my magic city. You and Dave were very kind and generous on my tour. God bless you forever. Warmest regards, Jhon.

Bev Barbeito

Canada
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Tour: #216233, Private City Tour Cartagena, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Sep 27/18

We were a group of 8, ranging in ages from 60 - 88. There was a long walk to the van and it was raining hard. But once the tour was underway, Jhon did an excellent job of keeping all of us engaged. He spoke English very well and enjoyed sharing the history and interesting facts of all the sights. Later the sun did come out and Jhon took us to viewpoints to get wonderful views of the city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bev Barbeito, Thanks a lot for your rating and review. I really appreciate it. I will take your advise and comments to improve on my tours. Happy New year for everyone, I really enjoyed and shared with you a nice time. You were an open handed family. Thanks again, Warmest regards, Jhon Rivero.

Wendy Gracias

United States
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Tour: Cartagena Private City Tour, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
Date: Aug 15/18

Jhon and his driver Ramon were wonderful! They were prompt for our pickup and were very professional. Jhon's English was very good and he was very knowledgeable and passionate about Cartagena's history. The van was clean, air conditioned and very comfortable. We had so much fun with Jhon that we invited him and his wife to lunch at the end of our tour! Would recommend him highly to anyone visiting Cartagena!! Book him while you can.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Wendy, Thanks a lot for your rating and comments about my tour you enjoyed with me. I really appreciate it, your family was fantastic and enjoyable on the tour. I learned a lot new words in english from Your husband Vicente, he was very friendly and kind, Sophia and Vicente the Fourth both were nice and great. God bless you forever. I really appreciate all your friendship. Warmest regards, Jhon.

Taryn White

United States
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Tour: #338713, Legacy of african slaves in Cartagena and San Basilio de Palenque., Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia    view tour
Date: Aug 1/18

Jhon was a great guide who treated our group like family. He was very attentive and courteous, and his passion for Colombia made for an excellent tour. Highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Taryn White, Thanks a lot for your rating and review. I really appreciate it, you and your group were fantastic and very open handed. My pleasure for all of you. Please, say hello to your children and your husband. Rodrigo was very nice like his son and the other family. God bless you forever. I had the best time with all of you in San Basilio de palenque. Warmest regards, Jhon.