Taal volcano tour: Fedil was great, educated about the Philippines and the area we traveled. he even showed and bring me to taste few special fruits,beer during the tour. when depart and arrive back to Manila be aware that most of the tour is in the car. The traffic in Manila is tragedy, 2-3 hours just each way, so it is better to start and end the tour outside Manila. Lunch- suggest to you to pick the place since we were in very expensive and moderate one and I was expected to pay for the guide lunch.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Noam, I am glad you enjoyed the experience . Unfortunately the traffic in Manila is a problem that can not be helped. It is a part of the city but worth the time once you reach the beautiful Taal Volcano. The cost of your lunch is not included in the tour, as stated in the description. (The guides lunch cost is optional, not expected.)
David PeuraUnited States
Fidel was an outstanding guide showing us the sights of Manila while modifying the pace and itinerary to meet the needs and interest of 2seniors He knows the city and its history great shopping at green hills mall and delicious and unique dining experience at Dampa Don't pass up a day with Fidel
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks David for that wonderful message of yours.Feel free to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help while you are in Palawan.
He is a good guide and informative. I would have given him a 5 if not for the 'hick up' at the pick up. He was waiting inside his car while we were waiting at the pier. He could have come to the terminal to collect us and take us back to his car.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Unfortunately Mr Joe its impossible to leave the car on the road as metropolitan enforcers are very strict and they will tow the car. I have mentioned this before your tour that sometines security guards won't allow sometimes to enter pier area for some reason and the option for you is to go to the main gate.
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.
Drew HeppenstallUnited Kingdom
Despite the rain a great morning out Fedil was on time very pleasant and very knowledgeable on all of the sights visited. As a first timer in Manila was great way to see the sights and would have no hesitatation in recommended Fedil and will definitely use him again next time I am in Manila. Thank you Fedil and Merry Christmas
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Drew and i am looking forward when you come back here. Feel free to contact me or tours by locals regarding your future visit.Merry Christmas too and a blessed 20019 for you and yiur whole family.
Raul PaneloUnited States
Fidel took us on a tour of Manila and we had a great time. He has a wealth of knowledge, well spoken and a good driver. We first had lunch at the Aristocrat. Fidel ordered their famous BBQ chicken, adobo and bulalo and they were delicious. He then took us to Rizal park, Intramuros, Chinatown and the Mall of Asia area. I will recommend Fidel to my friends and relatives and will use him again. Also note that he and his team have other tours all over the Philippines. Book with him now!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Raul I really do appreciate your honest thoughts. I hope I did deliver your expectations.
Diane ChokKota Kinabalu, SABAH, Malaysia
Fidel is a very nice and attentive tour guide. Our group of 6 were well taken care off through the whole tour. Bring us to yummy local food as per our request and even very kind of him to share with us the local cuisine recipes. Place visited was well introduced and very informative. The vehicle was clean and comfortable. Highly recommended.
Ronald ReedUnited States
Heavy traffic and parking issues make touring Manila very difficult. Fidel did a good job given the difficulties in getting around in this very congested city. Best stop (for U.S. travelers at least) is the WWII American Cemetery.....a beautiful and impressive place......lots of history on display. Loved it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ron thanks for your very honest opinion. I do apologize for the heavy traffic that we encountered that very day. And i hope i still delivered the product that you had expected.
Ronald ReedUnited States
Took 3 tours our of Manila. This was the best of the three. Fidel is a great guide.
Jesica WaddellUnited States
Hello I'm a female traveling in the Philippines for my friends wedding. When I was booking this trip I wasn't sure what to expect from other's reviews. It was so much better than I was expecting! I'm glad I had Fidel with me to explain history, translate or to point out animals! Not to mention the strength that go's into getting to the falls. I was beyond impressed with my two canno drivers. To get upstream to the falls they push the canno along while paddling, pushing of rocks or carrying us!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are so very welcome Jes and thanks for touring with me and i hope i did deliver your expectations. Reach me thru my email about the cooking recipes. Say hi to your hubby and the boys!
Jesica WaddellUnited States
I was traveling to manila for a wedding. A female traveling alone and found this tour to be wonderful! Fidel was well informed and catered to my interests! We went to historical sites, china town, t3hr aquarium, the asia malll and a fine dinning Aristacats for lunch! Thank you Fidel!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jes for your honest opinion. Hope you had wonderful time even though you had limited time here in Manila.