Joy E.New Zealand
We enjoyed this tour including local dim sim lunch. Xaq had loads of local knowledge and folklore to share which was really interesting. Gulong Canyon was good but not really what we had wanted to see. Perhaps some of this was lost in translation however we would have enjoyed it even more had our guide paid more attention to our preferences. The natural spa pools where a highlight and a welcome respite on our layover from the inevitable cramped feeling of our flights especially the massage pools!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating and comment, the highlight of Gulong Canyon is the artificial glass skywalk bridge built in the mountain with big waterfall which has a good reputation and attracts many tourists from home and abroad. Yet I understand different tourists have different view or interest for exploring nature, so this tour actually offer four options and travellers can choose to visit two of them based on their preference, and I'll try my best to help any visitors with a satisfactory private tour.
Karen LaUnited States
Frances CoanUnited Kingdom
The star rating is 5 for Xaq in Guangzhou. He is so helpful and professional. He took us to lots of places of interest, tailor-made for us. He patiently answered our many questions. He is passionate about his town and so knowedgable. His driver Joe was careful and helpful, too.
Donald WongUnited States
Xaq, We wanted to get an insight into the daily life of Guangzhou citizens and to get a sense of the city itself. Xaq did an excellent job of putting together an itinerary that provided us an insight into contemporary Guangzhou. Xaq is an outstanding tour guide. Would not hesitate to utilize his service again if we were ever in Guangzhou.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful review, customers' compliment is the strong motivation for me to improve and maintain quality service of our private tours in and around Guangzhou. All the best and take care ! Xaq
We can find passion and integrity in the tour guide service of Xaq M, whom we engaged himn for a one day city tour in Guangzhou and another day to 7 Stars Craig. He was always punctual which reflected his commitment and sincerity. Xaq speaks affluent English. He is very warm-hearted, to the extent of reaching us prior to our visit to check if we have requests or oncerns. We are very impressed by his professionalism and personalized attention. We enjoyed the narratives he shared too. Thumbs up ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your compliment, I will keep up the quality service and present the best of my hometown city Guangzhou to any traveller. All the best, Xaq
Kim HenzUnited States
Xaq was an excellent guide! He communicated with us beforehand and was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Highly recommend!
Grace LeeUnited States
Guide & car are on time & well organized. Guide is friendly, knowledgeable & spoke fluent English. Enjoyed our tour immensely. Will repeat with him again.
Fernando TorresUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your rating on my service, we had a good day visiting various tourists attractions in Guangzhou, have a smooth train back to HK and take care��
Chelsea RogersUnited States
Xaq was great. He was on time and professional. He was very knowledgeable about the city, accommodated our requests, was patient and very kind. He knows English exceptionally well and was able to answer most of our questions about Guangzhou and China in general.
Xaq was perfect in our day spent in Guangzhou, very professional and extremely kind and flexible. We had and amazing trip and he really made our stop in the city unforgettable! We covered both the old and modern neighbourhoods. His advice on the restaurant was super, one fo the best dumplings we had in our trip!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Vladimiro for your wonderful comment, we had a great time together in Guangzhou and I wish you all the best with your family back there in Italy. Hope we could meet again some time in the near future.^_^.
Xaq is a well-spoken, charming guy. His command of English is so good. Everything from beginning to end is well-planned. The car is very clean and air-conditioned (a must in such HOT weather). The driver is very friendly too. Xaq is very knowledgeable about his hometown and brought us to local places(like the cool underground Fashion Tianhe Plaza, the library) which one would not see on other tours. He also took us to a nice place for a fabulous dim sum lunch. We had a very enjoyable day with him. Thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your excellent review and compliment for my service, I've been dedicated to provide wonderful sightseeing and cultural tours in and around Guangzhou for foreign visitors. It's a pleasure to show you around my historical and beautiful hometown city. Best regards, Xaq
Alison BrancaUnited States
Our tour with Xaq was excellent! Xaq worked with us to design a tour which matched our afternoon/evening layover and sightseeing requests. When a visit to the Canton Tower wasn't going to work due to extremely large crowds, he was quick to offer 4 other spots to visit. The driver was great and Xaq was informative and so proud of his city. We saw Sun Yat Sen Memorial, had dim sum dinner, visited Canton tower, underground mall, and 3 other locations.
Kesha MetzlerUnited States
Xaq was a wonderful guide! He communicated consistently right up until we met face to face, answering our questions and doing his best to be creative and flexible in building a custom tour for us within our limited window of time. He was pleasant, knowledgeable and very friendly! We saw a little of both the old & new city, but my favorite was our early lunch in a traditional dim sum restaurant!! *The city is a distance from the airport, so based on time, your tour may be limited to brief views in passing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your excellent comment for my service, it's my honor and pleasure to show you around my beautiful and historical hometown city, have a smooth flight back home to Montana State of USA, take care.^_^. Best regards, Xaq
Brian EvansUnited States
We really enjoyed our tour with Xaq. His English is excellent and it was great to have him show us his home city. He also took us to an excellent Cantonese restaurant - the food was great.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating Brian, it's my honor and pleasure to show you around my historical and beautiful city, I wish to meet you again sometime in the future in Guangzhou or USA.^_^. And please extend my regards to Hazel, Alice and Grace, you are a lovely family.
Jim JayUnited States
Xaq was an excellent guide who was able to answer all our questions and did a great job interpreting when we went to Kaiping to find the old family diaolou. He was friendly, informative, and went above and beyond to make sure we had the best experience we could and handled our requests well. His communication prior to our arrival in Guangzhou was excellent and essential to us having a good visit. He and his driver, Joe, were great and I would work with them again if I travel back to Guangzhou.
Maria theresa TanUnited States
we had tons of fun in a 3 hours tour with zaq. He has good english and is very polite. He has been checking in, way before we arrived in guangzhou and has been asking how we were doing. He is also very flexible and accomodated our random requests. Zaq has been helpful during shopping as well, and has been patient with us as we strolled the shopping area. We appreciate that zaq is passionate when it comes to touring his city and seems as excited to meet with us, as we are to see guangzhou.
Karen WomickHong Kong
We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Xaq, who is very proud of his city. Our day was very varied, beginning with Baiyan Park (the beautiful 'lung' of the city), the incredible library, Sun Yat-Sun memorial, Six Banyon Tree temple, finishing up with some local Cantonese Opera at a lovely park. Our lunch stop was at a local authentic Cantonese dim sum restaurant and was delicious. Although we had been to Guangzhou before, we certainly saw and learned a lot more by hiring Xaq. Highly recommend!
Thank you Xak for personalising a tour to my wishes. I loved seeing Guangzhou and I look forward to coming back again. Thank you!
Allan PeretzUnited States
Xaq was amazing. We really enjoyed our time with him. He is extremely knowledgeable, patient, and fun to be around. I'd highly recommend!
Cynthia OttUnited States
Anthony JohnsonUnited States
I've used Tours By Locals for 10 years in many countries, Xaq is one of the best, knowledgeable and most thoughtful tour guides ever. The logistics from Hong Kong to Guangzhou, the language barrier and getting through customs was challenging. He explained everything in advance making sure that I had everything I needed every step of the way. He went way out of his way and spent extra time at the Guangzhou station trying to change schedules. He customized our tour perfectly. We saw everything we wanted.
Our experience with Xaq was outstanding. All of his pre-arrival advices were accurate, he waited for us at the airport, and we saw that it was actually his pleasure to share his city's story with his clients. He does his job with conviction, dedication and professionalism. Additionally, he was very understanding with our physical form due to jet lag and assisted us with every aspect he could. Its clear that he wants everything to go smoothly.
Mary JayUnited Kingdom
Xaq was a wonderful guide - he customised my itinerary and made sure I got everywhere I wanted to visit! Lunch was amazing, too. I couldn't have asked for a better day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind compliment, we had a good day despite the raining weather, enjoy the rest of your week in Guangzhou and hope your husband has a successful and smooth business trip here.^_^.
Xaq was so knowledgeable and so accommodating! He goes into great depth on the meanings behind monuments, nature and brings history to life. Xaq also made sure the itinerary, places visited (whether sites or restaurants) are tailored to his clients' taste and interests. He was also very kind to my girls who are 9 and 12. He even contacted us after the tour to make sure that we were doing O.K. I would definitely recommend Xaq for your tour guide if you want to have the best time
Kelly ThomasUnited States
Xaq was an excellent tour guide. He was easy to understand. He tailored our tour exactly as we wanted it to be. We had great fun seeing the special sites in Guangzhou during our layover. We got held up getting our temporary visa, and he patiently waited for us. It was easy to communicate with him via text and email. I highly recommend this guide.
Carl AndersonUnited States
I loved this tour. Getting outside of Guangzhou and getting a chance to see this lovely park was a real treat for me. Xaq is a wonderful guide—this was a very well-organized tour!
Carl AndersonUnited States
I had a wonderful day with Xaq on the Local Neighborhood Tour of Guangzhou. He took me to many different kinds of places all over the city, most of which I wouldn't have found on my own. Xaq is friendly and personable, and in addition to learning about Guangzhou, I learned a lot about modern day China in our conversations, as well as about recent Chinese history. I highly recommend Xaq to anyone who wants to learn about Guangzhou.
Excellent day trip from Guangzhou. The area was very interesting and beautiful. The little boat rides around the Lake to the different islands was peaceful and we had lots to see. Easy flat walking , take a drink as a few hours. The Caves were beautiful and tranquil. The Old City Wall was also interesting. Our Guide and Driver were excellent and we enjoyed our day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your rating Russel and Shirley, enjoy the rest of your stay in Guangzhou and I wish you all the best with your family in the new year 2019.^_^.
On time pickup with excellent driver and good clean vehicle. Guide had good local knowledge and the itinerary was interesting. Good half day tour of Guangzhou.