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


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!

Deborah Ordiway

Horn ell, NY, United States
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Tour: #268322, Albuquerque Half Day Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 25/18

David definitely knows the area and readily points out places of interest. Since I am relatively short, David provided a step stool to enable me to get into the truck. We visited the Sandia Peak Tramwayand luckily there was no wind to speak of. If there is a high wind, the tram might possibly be closed. There is a beautiful view going up and down the mountain. We visited the Pueblo Cultural Center which is a definite must see. At 11and2 local Indians will dance.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Deborah!! Showing you around the Albuquerque area was such a joy, I enjoyed our time together! Hope you enjoy the rest of your visit in The Land of Enchantment! Come back to NM soon!

Deborah Ordiway

Horn ell, NY, United States
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Tour: #386323, Albuquerque Hiking Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 24/18

David is a fabulous tour guide. He promptly picked me up and explained what we were going to do that day. Definitely would recommend taking this trip to the Petrograph monument. Just a suggestion that one wear hiking boots as it sandy out there and one has to climb some of the rocks to get a picture. David was kind enough to take my camera to climb up the incline of rocks to take photos for me for which I am extremely grateful. We went to a great restaurant—please note you may opt out but please don't

Kevin Colman

Australia
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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: Apr 16/18

David provided us with a magic day touring unknown hidden treasures of New Mexico. He was always attentives to our needs and comfort. His knowkedge of the history, geography and culture of this area was extremely helpful. Pleasant, courteous, interesting and engaging David mafe our stay a memorable one. His vehicle was clean comfortable and well suited for the job. Although weary at the end of the day we felt we had more than gained value for money and enriched by the experience. Great tour..great guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kevin! I had a great time with you and Jan, you two were great! I learned a lot about Australia and hope to visit your country sometime!

David Openshaw

United States
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Tour: #347273, Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 15/18

David provided a wonderful informative tour. We visited many of the Breaking Bad film sites along with an overview of the city. We could not have hoped for a better day and would recommend him to anyone. Thank you so very much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David and Sandra, you two were great!! I had a wonderful tour with you! I hope you come back to The Land of Enchantment soon, there is so much more to see!

Alberta Mok

United States
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Tour: #270577, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 26/18

David is a great guide! He would observe his clients' preferences and customize a tour for them. I enjoyed his arrangement very much. Also apperciate his flexibility and willingness "do a little extra" to help his clients to explore NM! I had an amazing exploration with David the local!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a great day!! So much fun, you were great!! Come back soon!

Philomena Benedict

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 10/18

David is highly recommendable. He was very patient and flexible with the itinerary and his time allocation. He was well informed, considerate, respectful, and prompt. I had a fun, refreshing, enjoyable, and most importantly, a comfortable full-day tour. I will cherish this tour of New Mexico got a long time up come. Thanks to David Salazar!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Philo!! Such a magical and memorable tour, I enjoyed our time together! You must come back soon!!

Cecilia Castaneda

United States
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Tour: #269087, Northern New Mexico Two-Day Chaco Canyon/Rio Grande River Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 3/18

He is very personable and responsible in how he organized my tour, that gave great consideration and assistance for my particular health concerns. The tour was both very enjoyable and informative. I will be sure to contact David for my next New Mexico tour; there is so much more to see !!! I rate my tour a perfect 10 out of 10.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a beautiful day for a beautiful tour! I thoroughly enjoyed our tour together! Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks will be next for sure!!

Rich Mehrenberg

United States
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Tour: #268322, Albuquerque Half Day Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 7/18

David was friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. He is proud of his hometown and it shows. Was very communicative in helping me plan a tour based on my needs and experiences.

Shauna Zukowski

United States
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Tour: #270577, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 23/17

David was patient, knowledgable, and helpful. I enjoyed my hike. Well spent day and so happy that I went. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was more than happy to take you and Kringle to the top of Tent Rocks!! Such an epic hike!! Gorgeous scenery, beautiful day and great company!! Thank you for choosing me as your guide to take you to Tent Rocks!!

Catherine Clarke

United States
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Tour: #268322, Albuquerque Half Day Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 20/17

The tour was excellent. The tour guide, David, was prompt and polite and very knowledgable. He skillfully arranged a personal tour that accommodated Catherine's interests and abilities. We highly recommend David Salazar as a tour guide.

Megan Sharkie

Australia
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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 11/17

I am very glad I chose a tour with David. Leading up to the tour, he was very helpful and proactive about choosing the right destinations for me and the day did not disappoint. He went out of his way to make sure the tour worked for me and had great information and passion about New Mexico. I would highly recommend him as a tour guide, he made my day very special.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thoroughly enjoyed our tour together, you were such a joy to spend the day with!! I hope you can make it back to New Mexico soon, there is so much more to see!

George Maisano

United States
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Tour: #347273, Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 7/17

Donald McGee

United States
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Tour: #268322, Albuquerque Half Day Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 27/17

David is a terrific guide. He has a lot of knowledge about Albuqurque and New Mexico. He is a caring person and really looked out for us. He is flexible with his tour. We have been on many tours over the years and David is one of the very top guides. I would not hesitate to recommend him or use him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Don!! I completely enjoyed your company today, both of you are extremely sweet and lots of fun to be with! Hope the two of you make it back to NM soon! Be safe in you your travels!!

Josee T.

Canada
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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: Aug 17/17

I had such a wonderful time with David! Having done extensive research on what to see and do around ABQ, Santa Fe & Ghost Ranch, David's custom tour could not have been a better choice to what I was looking for. He's very friendly, warm, and such a kind person. He has great itinerary ideas. He drives a comfy 4-door truck and provides water bottles! Another reason to like David: he's extremely punctual! Being a solo traveling lady, I felt safe and in good hands. A wonderful trip I will not soon forget!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I Loved your spirit for adventure and your excitement for life! It made me happy to see you happy and enjoying the tour and all of our wonderful destinations. Our tour together definitely provided memories to last a lifetime! I hope you make it back to NM soon, there is sooooo much more the see!

Henry Dirksen

Modesto, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #268322, Albuquerque Half Day Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 29/17

Our tour with David of Albuquerque was impressive, David is passionate about his home territory. David was on-time, his vehicle was clean and his driving mannerism's allowed us to enjoy the ride and be comfortable.

Olga Ermis

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: Jul 4/17

The tour guide David S. was awesome. We experience the beauty and wonders of Albuquerque area and Santa Fe. David is truly the best . I enjoy this part of our vacation the most.. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend David to friends. Rate 5 of 5. We will go back.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so happy to know you two enjoyed the tours!! I completely enjoyed our NM experience together.....please come back to The Land of Enchantment, New Mexico!!

Olga Ermis

United States
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Tour: #269086, Albuquerque Full Day Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 3/17

The tour guide David S. was awesome. We experience the beauty and wonders of Albuquerque area and Santa Fe. David is truly the best . I enjoy this part of our vacation the most.. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend David to friends. Rate 5 of 5. We will go back.

Donna Stein

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: Jun 21/17

Very informative, clean car, and his very polite way

Patricia B.

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: Jun 8/17

The Tour Guide, David S, was outstanding. He help us customize a tour that let us experience the awesome beauty and wonders of Northern New Mexico, the profound history of the Taos Pueblo, and the rejuvenating hot springs mineral water during a visit to a Health Spa in Jemez Springs. David is truly the best Tour Guide ever and the Northern New Mexico tour is a must see for anyone visiting the Albuquerque area!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Patricia, I have to say; you and James were the best tourist ever!! I had lots of fun and lots of laughs. I'm happy to know you enjoyed your visit to NM! Thank you!!

Wendy Mayer

United States
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Tour: #270577, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks/Rock Hounding Tour, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: May 15/17

We had the nicest day with David yesterday doing a custom tour of Tent Rocks, rock hounding, lunch at Harry's Roadhouse, seeing Madrid and more rockhounding. So nice and informative and friendly. Flexible too as we changed up the itinerary as we started to tire out. Just great. I recommend David totally. W

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Wendy!! The two of you were such a joy to spend the day with.....plus I learned quite a bit about rockhounding! I know seeing a rattlesnake is terrifying but it does make for a lasting memory! David

Rob Rogerson

United States
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Tour: #269086, Albuquerque Full Day Tour, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: May 13/17

David was very knowledgeable about local hiking options and made great suggestions to explore areas we had never heard of. Very friendly and accommodating

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rob!! Each of you were very kind, sweet and a joy to spend the day with, I completely enjoyed our tour together! Happy Trails!! David

Greg Peel

Parma, OH, United States
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Tour: #270577, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States    view tour
Date: May 12/17

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour with David. He is an experienced hiker and shares a wealth of knowledge on the rocks. You will find David very prompt responding to inquiries and picking you up. His vehicle is a nice ride. Never hesitate to ask this local for advice, he can probably offer you some great suggestions.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Greg! I completely enjoyed our tour together and your company! Happy Trails and go Cavs!!

Randall Wynn

Australia
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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: Apr 18/17

David conducted the tour in accordance with our discussions prior to the tour. He arrived on time and completed visits to the sites agreed on despite running over time. His passion for the area and overall enthusiasm for his role made for a memorable and very enjoyable day. We have no hesitation in recommending David to future interested parties.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I have to say.........you and Rosemary are 5 Star Travelers!! Thank you, David P. Salazar

Daniel Wilder

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

Great tour, David was very helpful and personable, 5 out of 5!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Daniel!! You guys were great!! I enjoyed our time together. David