Patricia ParsonsToronto, ON, Canada
With limited time in Hong Kong, we were desperate to see as much of this fascinating place as we could. We were not disappointed with our choice of Jacky to introduce us to as much as we humanly possible in the time we had. We have now taken numerous ToursByLocals tours in various countries and we continue to be impressed and happy with our choices. Jacky was no exception.
Jeff C.United States
Jacky knew Hong Kong like no one else. He gave us plenties of tips to get around the town. He also showed the best spots for local food fruits. Something you cannot get from online or books!
Don B.United States
Jacky picked us up at our cruise ship terminal & provided us with a very up close look at Hong Kong. We told him that we wanted to see all of the interesting places that the tourists don't usually see & he really delivered. He even took us to a VERY local restaurant for a very local & delicious lunch. When he delivered us to the airport for our trip home, we didn't want to leave. He is a very knowledgeable & dedicated tour guide I would recommend to anyone wanting to see the real inside of Hong Kong.
Mary Catherine GanahlUnited States
Very knowledgeable and interesting. Very convenient. He took us to Tao O, a small fishing village built on stilts—fascinating. He also took us to a local watering hole: The Three Lanterns. He introduced us to native sweets that he had enjoyed as a child. Overall, excellent tour!
Dana S.United States
Jacky filled in as our tour guide when Mandy unexpectedly canceled on us a week before our trip. Jacky made the most of our day together, covering a tremendous amount of the city. He also gave us suggestions on other things to do while we were there. We loved that he took a lot of candid photos of our group throughout the day which he later sent to us.
Marilyn PerlynUnited States
Had a fabulous tour!! Highest recommendation!! Our guide was exceptional!!!
Excellent! Jacky took time to research our area of interest (WW II sites) and sent us links to review both before and after the trip. Driving in a private vehicle that could get through the small roads in the busy central area of HK meant we saw a lot more (compared to the bigger buses). Experiencing a local dim sum and afternoon tea with a local himself was very enjoyable. Truly a rewarding experience and well worth it! Jacky even captured some great photos of the day which he shared with us.
Frederic JacobyUnited States
We loved our tour with Jacky. He was very informative and loved that he sent us photos of our day after the tour.
Great personality and excellent service ! Happy to know the person I'd refer to whenever I am in Hong Kong.Having worked with over fifty guides on my tours around the world,frankly,Jacky deserves to be in the top 3 of my list of best guides ever.Thank you once again ��
Steven YeggeUnited States
Great evening visiting the streets of Kowloon by night. Fun exposure to the locals night markets, street kareoke, Wonderful food and night seen. Jacky had a comfortable, relaxed style and knowledgeable insights about life and living in Hong Kong.
Mark SmartUnited States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
David RogersCranebrook, NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia
This was by far the most enjoyable days sightseeing I have done. Jacky showed our all things we wants to and so much more. His driving was excellent. His communication skill excellent. If we get back to Hong Kong I will be booking another day with him.
Dorene LafferUnited States
Jacky was amazing... took us places we had no idea existed. My watch band broke and he found a place to fix it that was open at 10:00pm so I'd be happy. He is so thoughtful with tons of personality. Best guide ever!
Courtney AlperinUnited States
Jacky was wonderful. We spent about 5 hours seeing the highlights of Hong Kong. Jacky also gave us great tips on how to manage our plans for the next day. Absolutely felt like a "local"!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Courtney for your review. Hope you liked Hong Kong and come back for more.
Jennifer HowardUnited States
Quick, fun overview of Hong Kong, hitting the Peak and a number of markets on both the Kowloon and Hong Kong side. Jacky was the perfect guide for giving us a local's perspective. Would highly recommend booking this tour for the start of your trip in Hong Kong!
Sephora HartzUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sephora for the respond. Was a great morning out.
Communication with Jacky was good, met as greed at our hotel and had a fantastic tour. He was flexible on where we went and how long we spent there, and ensured that we had local viewpoint of Macau. Would recommend this tour.
Alan JohnsonUnited Kingdom
Jacky was excellent. A great combination of first class knowledge about Macau and very, very personable. And, because everybody asks, excellent English language. He quickly understood our needs and tailored the tour accordingly. He has a way of bringing Macy's history to life. Plus modern Macau (old and new casinos). We only had about 6 hours but Jacky packed a lot in. We would certainly use him again and recommend him to friends. Highly recommended!! Alan
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Alan. Fascinating stories from you also. Was such a pleasure meeting you.
LeeAnn LathamUnited States
We had a wonderful tour of the beautiful city of Hong Kong with Jacky. He is very knowledgable with the history of this city and we saw beautiful sites. Jacky is friendly, fluent in English and would recommend this tour. It was perfect for our layover and we hope to visit again!
Stacey RosenbergGranada Hills, CA, United States
This was a great tour of Hong Kong Island, from Victoria Peak to local suburbs to the fishing village in Aberdeen. I really got to see a lot of the city. Jacky is very knowledgeable about the history of Hong Kong. He even took me to a vegetarian dim sum restaurant, since I don't eat pork or shellfish. It was great! I loved that he was able to give me a taste of Hong Kong's special food even with my dietary restrictions. Jacky is very friendly, and I highly recommend him!
Stacey RosenbergGranada Hills, CA, United States
We took an evening tour of Kowloon. Jacky was punctual and very friendly and knowledgeable about Hong Kong. His English is excellent! The tour was really interesting and let me see what it is like for locals living in Kowloon. We went to a few of the local markets and night markets and even visited the bird market and flower streets. I got to try some of the local street foods, like egg puff (sort of like a belgian waffle) and egg tart (a custard tart). I had a great time! I highly recommend Jacky!!
Janet DeSimoneUnited States
Jacky is very knowledgeable and passionate about his city. In 4 hours we were able to ride on 5 kinds of transportation, see many of the highlights of Hong Kong, feel a sense of history and the pulse of the city. He communicated with us before and after the tour so that we were able to connect easily before the tour and reach our final destination afterwards. And yes, he is right--the bakeries in Hong Kong are far superior to those in mainland China!
Paul DoughertyUnited States
Jacky was an excellent guide. He was so thoughtful of what I wanted to see and do, and he worked with my limitations on walking and getting around. He was interesting and very nice. I highly recommend him. And it was great to have him drive me around, etc.
Martin H.United Kingdom
Really good tour and saw lots of HK including areas I would never have found myself
A great introduction to Hong Kong walking, using the Star Ferry, taxis, and buses. Jacky gave us great ideas of things to do in Hong Kong during the rest of our stay.
Dee BethUnited Kingdom
Jacky was very knowledgeable and he gave us a very good tour that we greatly enjoyed. We would be happy to recommend him
Margaret IsernioUnited States
We highly recommend Jacky for sight seeing in Macau. Not only will you see the touristy historical sights (St. Paul's Cathedral) but also historical landmarks off the beaten path that not many tourists know about, and interesting local markets hidden down side streets. He's very knowledgeable about the history of Macau and it's casino's.
Margaret IsernioUnited States
We highly recommend Jacky for sight seeing in Hong Kong and Macau. He's very knowledgeable about history and important landmarks. You will see a lot in a minimal amount of time, as he knows his way around Hong Kong & Macau very well, and can help you navigate transportation on your own. He also took us to a nice Dim Sum restaurant at the end of our tour in Hong Kong, that was very good.
Margaret IsernioUnited States
We enjoyed most of our "Eat Like a Local" night tour, with the exception of some of the food. We did choose "snacking" rather than a sit down meal, so maybe that's how the local Hong Kong people eat. We enjoyed seeing all the outdoor markets and night life in Kowloon on a Saturday night. Jacky is very knowledgeable about the city sights and showed us the best spots where all the locals gather.
Andri JoubertSouth Africa
Jacky really went out of his way to show me all I wanted to see and more. I got to experience the true vibe and life of Hong Kong. I got to see the shops where the locals shop and taste local food. The whole tour was excellent and was worth every step, cent, and minute. I honestly could not have asked or expected any better.
Jeff DavisUnited States
Great tour. Jacky was friendly, knowledge and very prepared. Great value for a traveler with a long flight layover who is interested in exploring Hk
Abby H.United States
We had a great day with Jacky. We had already seen some things on our own, and he was really flexible in setting a course for the day. We covered a lot of ground, and by the time we parted ways, we felt like pros getting around the city via all the different forms of transportation. He also left us with great ideas for our remaining days in HK. Highly recommend.
Steven MaviglioUnited States
Excellent overview tour of Hong Kong, hitting most types of transportation, popular sites and neighborhoods. We did the "food" version which included a great meal. Enthusiastic about his city, easy to communicate with.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Thank you for your valuable feedback!
Sherry BurnsUnited States
He was great. Very easy to understand. Unfortunately the weather was awful but he made the most of it. Great tour inspite of the weather.
Mary SenesacUnited States
Jacky was fantastic - he delivered exactly what we wanted, which was a more authentic look at Hong Kong. We felt we really got to see how people live, eat, shop, commute, etc., and it was a really great, informative, and interesting day. And Jacky is so funny! We enjoyed the tour thoroughly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary it was a great day out, it was fun for me also.
Susan StoneUnited States
We saw the authentic Hong Kong, how locals really live, work and shop and local transportation. In the process we saw many sights as well, the peak, longest escalator, midlevels and local markets. Jacky is very high energy and packs a lot into the tour. We had lunch at a great dim sum restaurant at which only locals seem to dine and Jacky explained all the dishes we ate and marked them all on the menu for me to take home. I feel that i got a very good look at hong kong and how locals really live.
Artie ButlerUnited States
Jacky's Hong Kong tour was great! With the use of public transportation and lots of walking, Jacky took us to areas in the city we would never have visited on our own. We were able to visit some cool tourist attractions too. Jacky took the tour last minute and with minimal prior input from us and unexpected rain, he was able to put together a tour that was insightful and thorough. I highly recommend Jacky as a tour guide while visiting Hong Kong.
Howard LichtmanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Howard for the feedback. Had a great day with you .... thanks
Nicole JonesUnited States
Jacky was awesome! He was able to accommodate a private evening tour of Hong Kong for us during a layover at the airport...which a lot of other guides weren't willing to do. We were able to see and do a lot in a short period of time. Jacky is funny, knowledgeable, kind and punctual. I would definitely do another tour with!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nicole for the feedback. I had a great time with you both also. Sadly we didn't have much time so do let me know should you be coming this way again. thanks
Douglas OstmanUnited States
Jacky was right at the Cruise terminal and he took us under his wing and showed us much of Hong Kong prior to our catching the Rail Express to the Airport. We initially stored our bags after checking the larger bags at the appropriate Airline before proceeding on our tour. We enjoyed Jacky and would highly recommend his service to anyone visiting Hong Kong. He is personable, knowledgeable and professional. We our thankful for his help in seeing Hong Kong and getting to the Airport in a timely manner.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Doug, it was my great pleasure meeting you and Mary. It was unfortunate about the weather. Hope we'll have a better opportunity on your next occasion.
Somkietr RojanasathitUnited States
Great guide with proficient English. He know Hong Kong very well.
Scott ZahorikUnited States
A great day with Jacky! To spend time with Jacky, is to really see Hong Kong!! Scott and Griffin
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Scott. I had a great time with you and Griffin also. Hope you had a great time on the rest of your Hong Kong trip. Look forward seeing you again. thanks again
Jeffrey BlynderUnited States
Jacky is a pro. In a few hours we knew pretty much everything we needed or wanted to know about Hong Kong that would help us to make the most of our visit. From the orientation to the transportation to food, culture, neighborhoods, restaurants Jacky was informative, personable and professional. We highly recommend anyone traveling to Hong Kong to take this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeff. It was a pleasure and very enjoyable hanging out with you also
Thomas LankUnited States
Perfect intro to the city. Jackie was a pleasure to be with and made a special effort to give us a great experience
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks thomas, I had a great time also. Great that you enjoyed
John AcostaUnited States
Jacky is an energetic, knowledgable, and friendly Hong Kong native who made the very best of the time we had in our Hong Kong layover, highly recommended!!! We all had a great time with him, learned a lot about this fascinating City, and ending it with a great Chinese lunch.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John. It was a great pleasure taking you out all out on the day. I feel very delighted seeing all of you enjoying my introduction. Wish you had a great time here in Asia.
Suki AgustiUnited States
Jacky spent an afternoon showing us out of the way parts of Hong Kong, definitely "like the locals". It was fascinating and we were introduced to a number of local food specialties that we would never have known of. His knowledge of the history behind what we saw (and ate) was a great bonus. My husband and I would highly recommend touring with Jacky.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Suki, I had a great time on the day also. Great to hear that you all had a great time also. Thank you for the review.
Reid B.pacific palisades, CA, United States
Really friendly, and took lots of pictures for us. Took us to cool local places, and a great restaurant. Felt like a local! Jacky was on time, and he was great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Reid.... Had a great time with you guys also.
Judith BanUnited States
Jacky is very fluent in English since he used to live in Melbourne. He gave our group a better understanding of the "real Hong Kong". Unfortunately, it was New Years and we did not get the full buzz of the city. Thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Judy for the comments. Yes unfortunately everything was not on its usual status. It is Chinese new year, I'm sure we can all understand.
David BaumUnited States
Jacky was punctual and informative. He was kind enough to take and send photos from our tour times after the fact which was great too. But he was often far ahead of us when it came to walking around on the tour. We informed him of a recent injury which made it necessary for my wife to walk a bit more slowly. To assure a reasonable pace we should have stopped him and reminded him of her disability but we did not do so which was our error. We had a great time nonetheless.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David. It was great time you both also.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We brought the issue with Jacky and she got in touch with the traveler to solve the misunderstood regarding the walking. We are sure she will pay more attention next time.
Jordan L.Chicago, IL, United States
Jackie was not very good. I kept getting the feeling he was trying to upsell us and to take him to a dinner we were going to and then to be our tour guide in Macau (the place we were going to next). The person I was traveling with was able to walk fine, but slower than Jackie liked and he would be 50 to 100 paces ahead of us. He insisted on taking some pictures of us with his camera. I had to request several times to get them, and when I did, they were very low quality.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the review and I appreciate your comments. First of all I do not agree that I was asking you to take me out for dinner and the suggestion for Macau was that you seemed to be particularly interested on Macau, I did not believe that I was being pushy on the topic. I tend walk ahead a little bit sometimes to look ahead for you, not to urge you in any way as I always respect my guests' preferences. I would try to cover as much grounds as possible since there is so much to know about Hong Kong
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We are sorry to hear Jordan´s comments. We brought up the comments above to Jacky and made sure this is considered for future tours. A partial refund was issued.
Diane StaplehurstUnited Kingdom
We spent a fascinating day with Jacky who showed us how real Hong.He was great company, knowledgable and crammed so much into the tour we felt as though we had stayed for a week! A highly recommended way of making the most of a short stay. Thanks Jacky
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Diane! I was a great pleasure and great to hear you and Colin enjoyed also.
Charles SmythUnited States
Jacky went the extra mile to make our trip the best possible. Our first tour with Jacky was on Thursday, however, upon our arrival on Wednesday, Jacky called the hotel to make certain we arrived safely and to see if we had any questions or needed anything. Not only did he reach out to us, he came by the hotel an hour early just to talk and answer any questions we had. Many guides can point out the history or take you to markets, but with Jacky, we felt he really cared and was there to help in anyway.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Charles, I enjoyed being out with you guys also.
Jacky provided our group of 4 with an excellent introduction to the city of Shenzhen, our first visit to mainland China. He provided us with a good understanding of the city through both his personal knowledge as well as the itinerary he assembled for us. Logistically day was very well organised and went smoothly. We would recommend Jacky to anyone looking to visit Shenzhen or Hong Kong.
Jacky was excelent! He show us the locals part of hong kong, we took the bus we walk everywhere we went to local restautants and stores of very intresting things . Markets that where so intresting . Exactly what we where looking for. It's a must when comming to hong kong.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alva, pity that you didn't make it to feel it, but I had great time with the rest of your family.
Linda WernerUnited States
Jacky was very knowledgeable with great English skills.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda. I had a great day also.
Jacky should be bottled, what a great introduction to Macau. Jacky was on time and so friendly all the time. When next in Hong Kong we will ask for Jacky's loca; knowledge once again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Henrik. I had great time also.
Joan MullensUnited States
Our party of 4 just spent 2 days in Hong Kong with Jacky. We had a fabulous time. Instead of sitting on a tour bus, we traveled via public transportation allowing us to view authentic street markets and notable sights, and taste great food. Jacky speaks perfect English. He is knowledgable and has a great sense of humor. He met us at our cruise ship and delivered us back at the designated times.. Our 2-day tour with Jacky was one of the highlights of our 3-week cruise.
Joan MullensUnited States
The four of us just spent 2 days touring Hong Kong with Jacky W. We had a fabulous experience. Instead of sitting on a tour bus, we traveled via public transportation, allowing us to visit authentic street markets, tour notable sights and eat delicious food. Jacky' s English is perfect. He is knowledgeable and has a good sense of humor. Our 2 days in Hong Kong was one of the highlights of our trip.
Jesus MoraUnited States
Jacky did a fantastic job showing off Macau in a way a tour group could not. Taking the time to visit the historical sites as well as a few casinos. Jacky has great knowledge of Macau. He also took photos and later e-mailed them to me. I highly recommend Jacky and the tour. Thanks again Jacky for a great tour and great time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jesus, I had a great time also haring about your stories
Jesus MoraUnited States
A must tour if you are in Hong Kong, visiting the section of Mongkok during the day is not the same as going by night when the area comes alive with it's markets and street musicians. It looks like the back drop of a Hong Kong movie. Jackie did a fantastic job of showing you the area and finding great points to take photos. Do yourself a favor and take the tour. Thanks again to Jacky for a great tour and great time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jesus, I had a great time also haring about your stories
Joseph OrtizUnited States
Jacky is a great guide! He provided us with some historical background while allowing us to soak up the energy of Hong Kong. We felt like Jacky customized our tour to exactly meet our needs. As a family of four, we highly recommend Jacky!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joseph! I had a great time also. Love the pistachios. Thank you
Kathy FetchikUnited States
Jacky W. was the best. He is sassy and of course knowledgeable. He is a cool kat. We recommend him highly. We saw Hong Kong at night and saw the behind the scenes of Hong Kong's community commerce.
Debra ShawUnited Kingdom
Excellent tour. Jacky took us around HK by ferry, bus, tram and train to fascinating places. We covered lots of ground, saw great sights, sampled great food at places where the locals eat and learned a lot about the history and culture. Would thoroughly recommend Jacky and tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Debra. It was a great day out for me also, look forward meeting you again.
Stuart PlowmanUnited Kingdom
This was an exciting, rewarding and fulfilling tour, Jacky is a very informative and knowledgable guide and thanks to him we were able to explore Hong Kong, Kowloon and Lantau island like a local.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stuart! Great to hear that you covered all you have wished to see in Hong Kong together with my guidance. So glad that you have enjoyed. Thank you
Brian HusemanUnited States
Jacky's tour was awesome! It felt like my hip Hong Kong cousin was showing me around town. We saw a lot of local Hong Kong, including several markets, and took the ferry, a mini-bus, and the subway, and grabbed some snacks in a dim sum restaurant where I was the only non-Hong Kong person. Jacky's English is perfect and he's a really nice guy with a love for his city. I highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Brian. I had a great time also on the day..
Jerry ChamplainUnited States
Couldn't have had a better guide or experience. We finally had to say enough at the end of the day. Jacky was still willing to go more but we had had enough. We got in at least 6 different sites during our 6 to 8 hours with Jacky. Lunch/Dim Sum was something that all four of us will remember. They just kept bring out food.
Teresa MacGregorUnited States
We were a group of two with one day to visit Macau. Jacky expertly guided us through Hong Kong and Macau immigration, then provided us with an interesting introduction to Macau itself. From Portuguese churches to modern casinos, Jacky showed us the major sites of the city. Furthermore when he discerned that our interest lay chiefly with the Portuguese history of Macau, he modified his itinerary to show us more of these sites than originally planned. Overall, it was a great day out. Thank you!
Lena ChonUnited States
We Had a fabulous day with Jacky in Hong Kong! He was very flexible with our schedule. We enjoyed all the wonderful eatery that he took us to. Since he could not be with us the second day, he helped us navigate our second day in Hong Kong. Thank You The Chon family and friend.
Jon DavisUnited States
Jacky did a great job with the tour. He provided me with a great sense of the character of Hong Kong as a city in six hours. We saw some sights, had some great cuisine that I would not have had access to otherwise, and general experienced many aspects of the city that I would never have had a chance to do on my own. He's also great company. I highly recommend him if you want to see Hong Kong.
Gene HeatlyUnited States
We had already seen the normal highlights of Hong Kong, so Jackie took us to a great restaurant in the iCenter where we had a delicious lunch. We then went to the old center of Kowloon and walked around the area. Then he took us on a trolley ride down Nathan Lane. We then took a subway to the Chi Lin Nunnery at Diamond Hill. When we arrived it began to pour rain, so we did not get to walk around the beautiful gardens. This place was spectacular . Jackie was the perfect guide. We had a wonderful time .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Had a great time with you all also gene.
Charles BradfordNew York, NY, United States
Jacky took us to places in Hong Kong that we had never seen in the past, which was just what we wanted. We had a wonderful lunch, again at a place we never would have found and we're very pleased with his service. Jacky is a very pleasant person to deal with and will recommend him without reservation. Charles A. Bradford
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments Charles. It was a pleasure to be on a day out with you, it was very enjoyable for me also.
Richard Z.woodbridge, CT., United States
We have travel the world and experienced many places and many guides, Jacky stands out as the best. His knowledge and his caring manner to show us what we wanted to see surpassed our expectations. . As we got into the car he said this was a first for him. Well for the four of us (including the driver) it was a fabulous 8+ hours of pure enjoyment. Jackie took us to places the normal tourist would not
George S.Boca Raton, FL, United States
Jacky was well versed in the history of Macau. Saw all the old sites plus the modern Macau. Ate with the locals and felt like a local. A must day of sightseeing if you have an extra day while in Hong Kong.
George S.Boca Raton, FL, United States
Bus, ferry, train, and taxi were all used in our day with Jacky. Saw the key sites, the local areas, and did not pass across one tour bus in our travels. Lunch with the locals at a dumpling restaurant was terrific. Highly recommend Jacky if you have time in Hong Kong.
David RadcliffUnited States
Jacky gave us a great walking, bus, train and tram tour of Hong Kong. We really felt that in a few short hours we got to know Hong Kong, the authentic Hong Kong. Our lunch stop was a restaurant where the locals went and we were able to experience a true Hong Kong lunch. Jacky was knowledgeable about the food, the history and the culture of Hong Kong. High recommend him.
Shel GreenUnited States
We were very satisfied with the tour Jackie failed to contact us the evening we arrived in Hong Kong, as he said he would,and which we thought he should have, but we did eventually hook up in the morning in the hotel We were initially surprised that the tour was all walking and public transportation, but as the day progressed it made perfect sense to do it that way. We enjoyed Jackie's choices for sightseeing and especially lunch and he was always courteous and answered our questions. need more words
Hilary BalfourUnited States
6 person 3 day walking tour of Hong Kong Island, Kawloon, and Lantau Island. Nice guy. Punctual, polite, very low key. Helpful with local transportation. Introduced us to local foods, culture, etc.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Hilary
Michel VenotUnited States
Jacky obviously knows his food and was able to share his enthousiasm. Bring your appetite and walking shoes.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks michel. Had a great day out with your family also.
True to Jacky's profile, Jacky gave us a very insightful tour of the island of Hongkong and Kowloon. Jacky made us try all kinds of transportation - from ferry, to bus, to electric tram, to MTR. What i liked most about Jacky is he does not like waiting in queues and tries to imbed the local culture in the tour. he made us try but be ready to walk and walk and walk. after the tour we were all dead tired. but now are more knowledgeable about Hong Kong.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Joy, had a great time you all also.
Antoinette VanicelliUnited States
Jacky was an awesome guide. He provided everything as advertised and more! Showed up on time, had a plan, and was just a pleasure to be around. Spoke excellent English and Chinese. Booked for 6 hours, he was with us for 8! Fun and interesting insights on places we visited and food we ate. I highly recommend him as a guide in Hong Kong.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Toni.... Had a great day with you all also.
Great tour! Had a day in HK on a business trip to Sydney. Jacky met us at the air port at 7:30AM and spent the whole day with us, taking us to site seeing, going native, eating HK food and even shopping. Very knowledgable and articulate.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank David. Had a great day out with you guys also.
Maria Esther CantuMexico
Jacky we had such a great time, full of surprises and above all the flexibility to make the perfect customize itinerary for all 10 of us. It was a unique opportunity to see the city through a local's eyes and learn his history, taste the local food, snaks,… Thank you for making this trip so special!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all!
'Great Tour in Hong Kong!!!… even the weather was against us, Jacky took the right decisions to make the most out of our day. Definitely it was like going around with a local friend, I am person that like to know about the history, demographics and trends of the places that I visit, and Jacky had a good answer and explanation around every aspect that we were interested. His tips were key to have a good understanding of the city and the people. Food was awesome… we had great local lunch (real Cantonese).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks ricardo! Had a great day out with your family!
Beatriz BallUnited States
We spent two days with Jacky and thoroughly enjoyed being with him. He is a HK native who speaks perfect English and showed us many of the places and sights that are not usually experienced by tourists. His tour was very comprehensive and we feel we have a real understanding and appreciation of this fabulous city. We very much recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bea!
An intelligent, entertaining and informative guide who contributed historical and political facts in a relevant and easily remembered manner, who introduced us to all forms of public transport in the space of a brief space of time, but did it so well that we were able to navigate them ourselves on the following day, imparted local and traditional information about the people and the places with candor and affection. Our first stay in Hong Kong was indeed memorable. 4 and a half stars and we'll be back.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Steven! Had a great day out with you both!
Jacky is a very knowledgeable guide who has a strong passion for his & other cultures. He has an intimate knowledge of Macao & knows his way around every side street there is. The only down side was that we were not made aware that we had to pay for Jacky's ferry costs & lunch, despite being asked in the emails leading prior to the trip. A small thing that could have been avoided if disclosed up front. In summary, Jacky did everything he promised. He speaks perfect English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ian! Had a great day out with your family!
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We've asked Jacky to update the 'what's extra' section to avoid the problem of unexpected charges..
Arlene EspinosaUnited States
I was able to see alot with the short time i was in hong kong
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Arlene!
Scott HimelsteinUnited States
So glad I was able to find Jacky. Only had one day to see Hong Kong and Jacky made it such a wonderful time. Used public transport to see all of the sights. The tour became more of a culinary delights tour of Hong Kong which made it even more fun as Jacky had me try many different foods I never would have been able to find. We went to an old tea house for a dim sum lunch before eating our way through Kowloon. All the time learning about the city and how locals live. Had such a great time. Thx Jacky!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Scott! Had a great day out with you also.
We enjoyed very much our day with Jacky who was extremely helpful and patient while showing us around Hong Kong including some of the less well known areas. He also gave us an interesting insight into the culture and city life. We would strongly recommend the tour as it is far superior to your normal package tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Philip! Had a great day with you guys also.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you liz... Had a great day out with you.
What a great introduction to Asia. Hong Kong is quite a city. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Jacky who was extremely knowledgeably, attentive and enthusiastic. Thanks again Jacky for a wonderful day.
Steven GurewitschUnited States
We had a great day with Jacky! We felt like we were spending the day with an old friend. He took us to the places we wanted to see as well as many local spots. Couldn't have asked for a better day in Hong Kong!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Had a great day with you also Steven! Thank you
Leith EzellEdmond, OK, United States
Jacky planned a tour for us that included the Temple of the 10,000 Buddhas, Mongkok shopping district and a wonderful dim sum lunch on Hong Kong Island. We felt right at home with Jacky and were very impressed with his knowledge of Buddhism. He explained the Chinese New Year and how the temple would be busy with people paying their respects. Even though the climb is 400 plus steps it is a must see. Jacky is a great guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Leith. Had an exceptional Chinese new year with you also!
Had an excellent tour of Hong Kong with Jacky. When we were able to start our tour earlier than expected, Jacky was able to accommodate us. He took us to all the places we wanted to see and more. He took us to a Dim Sum restaurant for lunch that was outstanding. As well as doing a lot of walking, we took the subway, the public mini buses, the Star ferry, the double decker tram and the peak trolley. All in all, a day well spent exploring Hong Kong. I will definitely use Toursbylocals again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Doug! I had a great day out with you guys also.
Roger FretwellUnited States
Jacky was great - knowledgeable of the area and its history, strong English skills, attentive to my personal preferences, has traveled extensively and offers both local and international perspective for both personal and business issues.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks roger! Had a great day out with You also.
Pui Chi LiuHong Kong
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you!