Sue ForbesUnited States
Fedil was fantastic on this tour. He arrived early to pick me up in a pristine car with a cheerful demeanor and was really knowledgeable about all the places we went to. A fantastic way to while away a few hours in Manila rather than sitting in the airport. Anyone with a long transit should consider taking this tour.
James BurdellUnited States
Fidel did a great job creating and executing our private tour of Old Manila. He was there on time to pick us up from our ship and navigated the crazy traffic of downtown Manila with aplomb to get from spot to spot. We'd highly recommend him for getting the flavor of this lovely and hospitable country and its people.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you lovely couple for your trust. Thanks for choosing Tours by locals and thank you for picking me to be your guide here in Manila. Enjoy the rest of your trip lovely couple.
James GeibelUnited States
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James GeibelUnited States
It's Great to have Fedil with us. That's he has committed on planning to the tour to us.
C.c. HalloranUnited States
Ferdil did a great job showing me the key historic sites of Manila. I particularly enjoyed the tour of the Cathedral. He knew a lot of the history and could explain all of the art and religious history we saw. One of the things I really enjoy about taking private tours is the opportunity to learn more about the current politics and Ferdil offered a lot of great insights. Thanks for a wonderful day!
Ali Hamdhan AhmedMaldives
Absolutely superb guide on all levels, came exactly on time, was very knowledgeable on different tourist spots of Phillipines, he did the best to keep us entertained with good conversation on various topics and useful information. Was courteous and genuinely was interested for us to have the best experience. The spot he chose for lunch was excellent as the setting was very private with really good ambiance and food. Overall 5 star guide. Thank you
Gaye RayUnited States
Fedil was a gifted Guide. He was Prompt, efficient, went above and beyond the expectations, and designed a wonderful day for us. He even helped us with meal choices and took us to a place we were interested in which was off the itinerary. All around a fabulous experience.
Fred PrzybylaUnited States
Fedil was my excellent English speaking tour guide and took my wife and I to the St Augustin church and Ruzil park where he very knowledgeably described the contents of both while leading us in an efficient way through these massive sites. We ended up at the SM Mall and returning to our cruise ship in time despite heavy traffic. I highly recommend Fedil for touring this huge city.
Steve MIllerUnited States
Nicholas LydonHong Kong
This was my second tour with Fedil and it was another great experience! The ride was comfortable and quick. It was awesome to have a tour guide that knows the area and the people, which made everything easier. Fedil was great with explaining some of the customs and how to interact with the local operators for the boat ride and horse trek. He was helpful with knowing where to take great photos. Another great lunch with good food recommendations. Easy to get along with and good conversation along the way.
Nicholas LydonHong Kong
This was an excellent tour! Fedil was very informative and easy to get along with. He was helpful in pointing out areas of interest en route to the destination, and walking through how the activity would work and setting expectations. It was very helpful to have somebody that was familiar with the activity and knew had good relationships with each of the local operators on the river and at the falls. Lunch was great, Fedil considered my food sensitivity and made great recommendations. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Nic and i am glad that you enjoyed the tour.
Robert BrandesUnited States
Fidel was an excellent guide. He put together a customized 3 day tour schedule for our stay. He was very helpful, on time, and provided us with a most enjoyable visit. He went the "extra mile" for us. We would highly recommend his services to anyone, you will not be disappointed.
Wayne AdachiUnited States
5 stars! Fedil provided an extremely good and detailed tour. He treats his customers like they are family coming to visit PI. He went out of his way to find a medication I needed. He introduced me Lechon a very delicious wood roasted pork. The best tour I have ever experienced.
Fedil was our host guide in Manila for this tour. Great knowledge and diligence. I love history and learned a lot about this big city. More than a guide he became a cicerone into this exciting city. Gracias! Sergio Paz. Spain/Norway.
Wilfred MannUnited States
Scott FriesenUnited States
Wonderful day in Philippines with Fedil. He was first class from start to finish. Always looked after our best interests and took care of us throughout the day. We went on a 1.5 hour trip to Tagaytay where we took boat ride to volcano and then horseback ride up the volcano and Fedil accompanied us the whole way. After volcano experience, he took us eat at restaurant in hut where we experienced a local favorite dish. On trip back to Manila, he found a way for us to shower before long flight home.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Friesen family. I wish i did deliver the best product that beyond your expections. Its so nice to read those wonderful message of yours. I miss you all guys as you are one of a kind. Say hi to the girls for me please.
Molly NeiersUnited States
Had a great time exploring the old city, fort, church and American cemetery. Fedil was a great host. I felt very safe as I was traveling alone.
Brett KeownUnited States
This is an amazing tour with an equally amazing host! Our guide was punctual, caring a d extremely knowledgeable in every aspect of Philippines history. I would give 6 stars if possible.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Brother i do hope that you will enjoy the rest of your holidays here in Manila.
Guide was punctual and very informative, and the tour was well paced with interesting content. Thank you.
Michael MacDadeUnited States
Fedil was fantastic and the tour was equally great. Fedil arrived in advance of our agreed time and was ready waiting for us. He has a lot of both local and broad knowledge which he readily shared with us. He gave us plenty of time in each spot, we didn't feel rushed nor that we were waiting about at any time. The three of us agreed it was a great way to see some of Manila, and when I return I will certainly again use ToursByLocals and Fedil. Thanks for an amazing afternoon!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you beautiful ladies. You are such all are good listeners. Thank you too for being such a nice guest.
A very enjoyable day. Highly recommended
My wife and I enjoyed a great tour of Historic Manilla with Fedil. He was very knowledgeable and truly loved the history of the Philippines! Fedil added lots of information as we saw the main historical sites! Thanks!
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.