William AkerlofUnited States
My trip to Iran with Reza as my guide was one of the most rewarding travels of my life. In considering my recommendation of Reza, I asked myself what is the purpose of a guide? If one chooses a guide because they would like to see and do things they would not have otherwise had the opportunity to experience, then by this measure Reza is the best guide I've ever hired. He provided me with an unforgettable moments and facilitated experiences that were far beyond your standard guided tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for that much of appreciation. I am thankful of you as being so enthusiast and at the same time so patient. Wish to be at your service in presumable upcoming tours of Iran. Sincerely yours, Reza the guide
Not honest - Reza offered us to help book hotels as a local guide he said he could get a discount. We trust him and ended up he booked 2-3 stars hotels for us with 5 stars pricing. Lack of knowledge - Reza doesnt know the history and very poor organized. In Esfahan, when we get to Jameh mosque, he couldnt explained anything and told us to read description ourself. And it happened in every cities.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Suttawin, thanks for the rating. I really apologize for whatever case you weren't happy with. In fact and as noted on all of my posted tour insisting 9 am-6 pm service we were starting the tours at 8:30 am and neither of the dates ended before 10 pm. I provided you audio-guide in Isfahan and local guide for Jameh Mosque in Yazd also, a well experienced guide for the last three days of tour in Persepolis and Shiraz, all by my own payments.Hotels were booked by your own offered list and availability.
Very good very professional guide very friendly. I recomended. Thank You Reza
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind appreciation of the services provided. Hope to be at your service in near future.
Rezal Fahmi ArjunaidiMalaysia
Reza was made us confuse on the rate of the package provided. He was reluctant to explain when I asked for clarification and insisted me to book the package first then only he clarified. I ended up pay 40% more than original. During the tour he also make us confuse for his arrangement. He is not so familiar with public transport and the city route. He was not follow our needs always insisted to follow him. Overall, he gave me bad perception about Iranian. Unlike Iranian I knew in Kuala Lumpur, much better
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments. What I did is what I am supposed to but your appreciation of the service pushes me to try more and more in best satisfaction of the clients. Wish to be at your service in near future and a longer tour period. Best wishes, Reza P
Simon HirschUnited Kingdom
Knowledgeable, punctual and helpful. Would definitely recommend and, if relevant, use again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks and many thanks dear Simon. Wish to be at your service for other tour plans in future. Sincerely Yours, Reza P.
Alan CambeyUnited States
Sometimes the very best, at other times the absolute worst.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alan and Margo. I know long tours and long driving tours can take a toll on us. I really appreciate your patience and enthusiasm during all the tours. My apologizes if I came off as the worst at times. It was not deliberate at all. Wish you and Margo all the best, Reza.
Pim CommissarisSouth Africa
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pim & Rick, Thank you so much for the high rating of the tour I conducted. You were very patient while so enthusiast for every single attraction. Wish to be at your service in near future. With special thanks to you and your family, Reza P.
Duncan BurbridgeCalifornia, 95926, United States
We can't imagine a more conscientious guide than Reza. He was completely committed to making the tour a rich cultural experience that was responsive to our needs and interests and desires. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of Iran's ancient and modern history and current issues. His friendly, outgoing personality and natural optimism made every day spent with him a good day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are great. Missing you lovely couple and wish to be at your service anytime in future, Sincerely Yours, Reza Reza
One of the best guides we've ever had. Reza was very knowledgeable, engaging and humorous. He couldn't do enough to make our experience of Tehran interesting and exciting. Some of the experiences that we had, which we would not have otherwise had, included a ride on the tehran metro (1 stop just for the experience), insuring conversations with locals, even staying with us for dinner well past the normal tour time. His English was wonderful. You couldn't do better for a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot to you and your companions for being so kind and grateful. I wish to be at your service anytime in the future. My love to you all. Reza P.
Reza AssakerehNantwich, CW55QY, United Kingdom
we really enjoyed our tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and kind.we will go again
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you lovely couple. Wish to be at your service in near future.
Edward HaughneyUnited States
Reza was very personable. He was quick to engage conversationally with whomever we came into contact with. I thought he must have been related to them as there was mostly smiles and laughter. We drove 1500 miles and saw a lot.
Gail HumphreysUnited States
Travel with Reza a grand adventure! In-home visits with strangers we meet, off-road explorations, roadside tea-time a happy must! No request too trivial or difficult. (Reza easily got me into women's side of Mashhad Shrine when all travel books said "impossible.") Be careful what you ask about; he won't let it go! Reza takes you into Iranian daily life and practice and does it with gusto! No quiet retreat with him. Reza loves and recites Persian poetry. An extrovert-- he kisses camels. Lots of fun!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks and many thanks to you lovely couple for all the kindness you did toward me.
Cory LaudenslagerUnited States
Reza was an amazing tour guide with knowledge not only of past history but present culture. Very accommodating to my schedule and I was able to see everything I hoped for. Excellent English. As an American, I encourage anyone hoping visit the beautiful country and people of Iran to do so with Reza as your guide.
I set out to get to know Iran and its peoples, Reza helped me achieve this while saving me a lot of money at the same time. We crossed Iran, through deserts and icy mountain roads and he was adequately prepared to deal with any situation we found ourselves in, I cannot recall being concerned at any time throughout the duration of the trip. Being with the man himself was an experience, he makes for excellent company. He is also dedicated and will make your trip an exhilarating experience. Thank you Reza.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David. I am so happy for the fulfilment of such a dreamy self planned tour. In fact it was made by the perfect mutual cooperation and patience too and the highlight of the tour, by my opinion was completing visits to the historic Forts/Castles of Alamut, Roud Khan and Babak in north provinces, the latter in late winter weather conditions. Say my hello to your family and all Maltese too!
Thomas Asada-GrantSakado, SAITAMA, Japan
1. The ease and completeness of our communication over the specifics of the tour, so a credit to the Tours by Locals. 2. an unexpected problem with the car, but problem had a positive outcome. My tour guide set a positive example here. 3. the people I met in the bazaars and on the street were responding to my giving of my friendship this was also true of my tour guide. 4. He is very knowledgeable of the history and has a great English vocabulary. 5. My tour guide is well organized, and a good cook
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you "Ostad" for the kind and graceful feedback. It all comes from your humane nature and positive mood. I am so glad that your are so pleased of your Iran tour though for a relatively short duration. Hope to be at your service in your future plans in visiting other parts of Iran and with my best wishes for you, your wife "Keyko" san, also your daughters Sara and?!... Reza Pirvaly
Peadar O HaileagainIreland
Reza is an excellent guide! From the moment he picked me up at the airport to the moment he dropped me off i felt very welcome in Iran. Highly recommended tour guide. Very friendly, professional, and knowledgable. If you are planning a trip to Iran, don't go without chatting to Reza first. AAAA++++++
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Peadar for your friendly comment and the rating too. I wish I deserve it. Best regards from Tehran, Reza Pirvaly
This was a self-planned tour, and so gave plenty of possibility for exploring off the beaten track. Reza was a great guide, knowledgeable and open. He was really flexible about our itinerary, but still made sure that we covered the places and issues that he knew would be interesting to me. We drove for thousands of kilometres, ate many picnics. It opened a wonderful window into the unique Iranian culture by being able to stay with local families and seeing their lives up close. Highly Recommeded
Marcia IslesNew Zealand
Reza took me to all the places I was interested in seeing and one place (at my request) that he was interested in. He has a wealth of knowledge and information, provided invaluable insights into the culture of the city and was unfailingly courteous. It was a wonderful day and I have no hesitation in recommending him as a guide.
Donald JanesNew Zealand
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dears Keith & Patricia, I am so grateful of your 5 star rating of my services during your Iran journey like trip. Wish to be at your service in near future (and others recommended/referred by you and Tours By Locals). Sincerely yours Reza P (or as you were calling me "Recipe")
The most important thing that I can say is that I spent a serene, happy day together with my guide (Reza) and another outstanding person (Colonel Ali). Thanks to Reza I was able to explore some "sensitive" aspect of Islam and to this reason I can't end thanking him again for his patience, joyness and will of sharing nice emotions. Reza well done.
Nice city tour at one's own pace. I could not ask for a better occasion to deepen Iranian culture, style of living and just in the capital city which is Tehran. Go to Iran and ask for Reza as your guide! In this way you can't fail. THANK REZA FOR YOUR TIME AND DEDICATION.
Reza provided me a wonderful experience: a perfect mix of visiting sites, discovering "special" places, enjoying local meal while learning the history and experiencing the local culture. It was not a "traditional" tour: Reza showed me many things about Teheran I would never have discovered myself. Walking and having dinner in Darband village was really an unforgettable experience! I could not have asked for a better one-day stay in Teheran. I highly recommend Reza
Mohd Alifnor Bin ZainolMalaysia
We had a great time and a wonderful stay in Tehran. I want to thank you for all of your personal touches in making our trip so successful and meaningful to my parents. Tehran is safe and people are pleasant and nice.Excellent guide, thank you Reza. Very good english and well informed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear family, You are most welcomed. Wish to be at your service more times in near future. Reza P.