Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Albuquerque-New-Mexico by Tour Guide David S. (Guide #19128)


Greta Hekier

Argentina
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Tour: #269087, Northern New Mexico Full Day Loop (pick and choose custom tour), Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 10/20

This is the tour you have to book! specially if you have a short stay here! I was open for suggestion, we decided to start visitig a Cochiti Pueblo, not touristic at all! we drove around for a bit and then headed to Tent Rocks Park...AMAZING! we arrive there just in time so we didn't have to wait! we did the long trek, took pictures and saw amazing things! out of this world! After that he headed to Santa Fe for lunch, David picked the best place. We came back trough the old mining towns. The best tour!

Greta Hekier

Argentina
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Tour: #268322, Albuquerque Half Day Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 9/20

Our day tour with David was great. I was open for everything and he picked great stuff to do. I asked if we could go to Sandia Mountains and he had no problem (I don't think that was included in the tour and we did it anyway!). I am by myself and I felt super safe all the time. He had snaks an water for me! I highly recommend David!

Deb Howser

United States
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Tour: #347273, Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 22/20

David was a great tour guide and it was wonderful to do the tour as a private group where what we saw and when was specific to our group. We'd definitely book something with David again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You guys were a fun group! Happy to visit BrBa film locations with you!

Reene Katz

Canada
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Tour: #268322, Albuquerque Half Day Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 29/19

David is a 5 + star guide! He is knowledgeable, pleasant, accommodating and we wouldn't hesitate to hire him again!!

Rachel Lussier

United States
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Tour: #268322, Albuquerque Half Day Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 23/19

I give David a 5 star rating or a 10 plus ! He was great, knows the city and surrounding Area well. Very safe driver. Prompt and professional service. I will recommend him and Tours by Local to all my friends.

Davi Tobin

United States
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Tour: #268322, Albuquerque Half Day Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 17/19

David was excellent an guide. Had a great time. He knows his way around and was very accommodating.

Frances R Curcio

United States
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Tour: #269087, Northern New Mexico Full Day Loop (pick and choose custom tour), Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 19/19

The full day tour to Chaco was amazing. David is an excellent driver, an extremely knowledgeable guide, and a great ambassador for Tours by Locals, providing advice for traveling in New Mexico and beyond. The routes, the timing, and the site visits were well coordinated. It was a fantastic day

Ritu M.

United States
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Tour: 3-Day Custom Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Date: Oct 7/19

David made our trip to New Mexico memorable. He was on time, ever smiling, very knowledgeable about the area that one could see he loved. Made great recommendations for what to see, where to eat and the best spots for taking pictures. In fact he took some great pictures for us. He was always willing to go the extra mile, make unplanned detours and adjust to fit the whims and needs of our group. It was like visiting with a local friend. Would highly recommend David to anyone headed to Albuquerque.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ritu, I completely enjoyed our tour together! Each and every one of you were very kind, sweet and adventurous! I loved when the group sang and laughed, you had me smiling the entire time. I hope you make it back to Albuquerque again sometime!!

Lisa Halterman

United States
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Tour: #270577, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 6/19

We came in for the Balloon Fiesta and wanted to a guided hike. We had a great time on the tour by David to Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks. He was very informative and the fact that he is from the area and knew the history was a bonus! He gave us suggestions on other things to do in the area as well. I would highly recommend this tour with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoyed our hike at Tent Rocks together, you guys were great! Hope you make it back to NM soon!!

Cathie Floegel

Clarendon Hills, IL, United States
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Tour: #269086, Albuquerque Full Day Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 24/19

David was wonderful. He was super informative and did all he could to make our tour of Albuquerque complete. He was very aware of one of our group's physical limitations .

Jane Sinagub

United States
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Tour: #270577, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 1/19

Juliet Seidner

United States
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Tour: #347273, Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 19/19

The Breaking Bad tour was fantastic! David was friendly and knowledgeable. Not only did he take us to BB locations, but pointed out other interesting Albuquerque locations/history along the way. For the BB and Better Call Saul locations, David had pics on his phone from the shows with these locations featured to help jog our memories and compare/contrast then and now. We were lucky that they were filming the BB movie while there. We saw the set and Los Pollos interior was painted blue for the show!

Carolyn Coplan

United States
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Tour: #268322, Albuquerque Half Day Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 13/19

David gave us a very comprehensive 4 hr. tour for our 1st time in Albuquerque. Being a local, David did a great job sharing stories & the history of the city. He was very accommodating in meeting us & our luggage at our car rental drop-off location & leaving us at our chosen dinner restaurant. In the interim we visited the historic OldTown, Petroglyph Park, view from below Sandia Peak tram & a Casa Rodena Winery tasting. David was a pleasure to be with & we would highly recommend him as a tour guide.

Desiree Aselbekian

United States
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Tour: #269086, Albuquerque Full Day Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 3/19

David made our tour of Albuquerque so enjoyable and memorable. Not only is he a local, but he really has a knack for sharing history, stories, and nature. What's great about a tour with David is that he takes you to real Albuquerque treasures and locally owned family spots. He gives you a customized experience and is just a kind person. Our group included my 83 year old grandmother, 63 year old mother, and myself 38. David was able to gives us a tour we all enjoyed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really loved our tour together! The three of you were great to see New Mexico with! I made it to Diablo Canyon last weekend; hiked to the river, loved it!! Can you imagine, someone from Boston telling me about a wonderful destination I had never heard of in my own state...thank you for that!!

Desiree Aselbekian

United States
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Tour: #347273, Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 1/19

What a memorable experience. David is fantastic. He knows all the locations and fun facts. David took us not only to the classic hot spots (Walter White's House, Chuck McGill's House, the Billboard, etc.) but to the most obscure spots that only shot one or two scenes (Jimmy McGill midnight heist for example). One member of our party has never seen Breaking Bad or Better Call Saul, and still thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I so happy the three of you enjoyed the tour! Great fun!

Maureen Miller

United States
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Tour: #347273, Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 14/19

Tischa Mason

Canada
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Tour: #270577, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 31/19

David was very knowledgeable and hospitable. He was on time, well prepared and helped to take photos along the way. I highly recommend this tour and David as a tour guide.

Brad Frazier

United States
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Tour: #269087, Northern New Mexico Full Day Loop (pick and choose custom tour), Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 18/19

My wife and I enjoyed a full day Northern New Mexico trip in March 2019. Our guide, David, was amazing. He grew up in NM and knows practically every inch of the state. We were interested in hiking, and David took us to some wonderful trails, quaint tiny towns, and and local restaurants. David is the best guide we've ever used. He gave us extensive recommendations for things to do and places to go on our other days in NM. We had such a great time and can't wait to come back for another tour with David!

Mabelle T.

United States
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Tour: #347273, Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 10/19

We took the Breaking Bad tour with David and it quickly became a favorite part of our trip. David was very knowledgeable of all the show locations, from the well-known to the obscure. He was an excellent guide and a great voice for all the good and interesting things in Albuquerque. If we are ever in Albuquerque again and in need of a tour guide we will definitely be contacting him through toursbylocals.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Visiting all the Breaking Bad locations with the two of you was so much fun! I'm happy to know the tram worked out for you, the view of Albuquerque and the Western horizon os so pretty. Hope to see both of you back in NM soon!!

Jean A.

United States
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Tour: #269086, Albuquerque Full Day Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 3/19

David was our guide for two days in a row - both days were interesting, fun, active, and full. We feel very lucky to have found him to introduce us to outdoors Albuquerque! He was very responsive, prompt, and knowledgeable, making recommendations for hikes based on our interests. He is very friendly and easy to spend an entire day with. In addition to hikes, he took us to two of his favorite lunch spots. We highly recommend David as a guide!

Jean A.

United States
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Tour: #269086, Albuquerque Full Day Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 2/19

David S. was very prompt and responsive. He picked us up on time and was very accommodating. His hiking and touring recommendations exceeded our expectations and got us to places we would not otherwise have known about, including a great local lunch spot! He was knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed our time with David, would use him as a guide again, and highly recommend him to others visiting Albuquerque.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jean and John, i completely enjoyed your company and showing you beautiful hikes in New Mexico! Remember, next time you come to NM, we will finish the hike to the top of Tent Rock! We will also go back to Harry's Roadhouse.

Mary Thomas

United States
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Tour: #269086, Albuquerque Full Day Tour for 7 Travelers, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 28/18

David was an excellent guide. He was very informative and had a great personality. He made sure all our needs were met and we thoroughly enjoyed are time with him. Would definitely recommend him to anyone traveling to Albuquerque.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I completely enjoyed our tour together Mary! You guys were a fun group, had me laughing quite a bit. Loved the groups enthusiasm for life! Hope you come back to NM soon!!

Gail Thomas

United States
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Tour: #270577, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 7/18

Great guide! David was knowledgeable and shared information, history and his personal experiences hiking Tent Rocks. I can't wait to use ToursByLocals again and hope other guides can measure up.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gail! I completely enjoyed our tour together. Tent Rocks was definitely magical and beautiful. I am so happy you enjoyed our hike! David

Donna Pickering

United States
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Tour: #268322, Albuquerque Half Day Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 6/18

We couldn't have asked for a better tour guide. David was awesome, knowledgeable of the area and very accommodating. Thank you, Dave!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Donna! I completely enjoyed our two days of touring together! You and Tim are great, hope you make it back to NM soon! David

Donna Pickering

United States
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Tour: #269087, Northern New Mexico Full Day Loop (pick and choose custom tour), Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 5/18

Sarah Little

United States
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Tour: #347273, Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 4/18

The Breaking Bad Tour could not have been better. David was enthusiastic, professional, not rushed or impatient and accommodating. He told us about many area points of interest and is a great conversationalist. He drove us to all the sites used in the series and more. You have a gem here with David. Give him a raise :) I would recommend this tour and this guide without hesitation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sarah! I completly enjoyed our BrBa tour together! Happy to know you enjoyed the tour! Hope you make it back to NM soon. David

Samuel Mark Benfield

United States
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Tour: #269087, Northern New Mexico Full Day Loop (pick and choose custom tour), Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 2/18

We enjoyed our tour so much! David did a wonderful job and we would definitely recommend him to anyone planning a trip to New Mexico.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mark! I completely enjoyed our tour together!

Wendy Quinn

Australia
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Tour: #269086, Albuquerque Full Day Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 30/18

Wendy did a tour with David last week and thoroughly enjoyed it. David picked her up from her hotel and they enjoyed a full day of exploring the surrounding area. The tour included a lot of walking and refreshments. David's ongoing commentary was informative and interesting. Ray Quinn on behalf of Wendy Quinn.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ray! I enjoyed learning about Australia as well!

Patricia Abraham

United States
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Tour: #269087, Northern New Mexico Five-Day Tour (pick and choose custom tour), Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 9/18

No one could love New Mexico and know more about it the David! We adored each of our 5 days with him and felt like family when our tour was over. My husband and I are both senior citizens and he was always fully aware of our needs and our abilities. His caring went far beyond the usual and he is a very kind person who watches out for your every need. If you choose David, you'll have a tour you'll never forget or regret.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Patty and Lee!! I truly admire your passion for life, adventure and learning! I will always cherish our week-long tour together. It's people like you who make this country and this world a beautiful place!!

Barbara Levin

United States
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Tour: #269087, Northern New Mexico Full Day Loop (pick and choose custom tour), Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: May 18/18

I had the MOST exciting and WONDERFUL experience with David as my private tour guide! Working together with David prior to our tour, we designed the MOST perfect tour. He is so knowledgeable about history and folklore tales. We started our day at 7AM and went to Tent Rocks for the most beautiful and invigorating hike and climb. We successfully made it to the top - 10,000 feet and literally felt like I was on top of the world. The views were spectacular! I will hire David again for my next visit!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I completely and thoroughly enjoyed our tour together! It makes me happy to know you enjoyed the tour! Your enthusiasm and passion for life is contagious, you inspired me! I hope the rest of your visit to NM was memorable! I look forward to your next visit to The Land of Enchantment!