Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Goa-India by Tour Guide Mario M. (Guide #33028)


Yiming Chen

United States
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Tour: Glimpses Of Goa, Panaji, Goa, India
Date: Feb 13/20

Mario is a great tour guide. His passion about his job and his profound knowledge about the city impressed us deeply. Besides, he speaks the kind of English everyone can easily follow, which made our trip even more pleasant. The only thing that prevents this from being a five star rating is that we kind of a bit rushed through Panaji and old Goa area. This, however, might not be his fault due to the busy road construction going on around the main highway and he had to play conservatively with time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Yiming for your kind review. It was my pleasure to be your tour guide. I am sorry you felt that you were being rushed on the tour especially at Panjim and Old Goa . Time was the essence of the day as we had to reach back to the port as we had a deadline by 04:00pm and the ship was to depart at 05:00pm. I am thankful you were kind enough to understand the busy road construction that is going on around to be conservative with time in view of the departure of the ship on time.

David K.

Elk Grove, CA, United States
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Tour: #533761, Goan Private Tour, Panaji, Goa, India    view tour
Date: Feb 8/20

Mario took us off the beaten track to Southern Goa: we toured a 500 year old Portuguese home with a descendant of the original colonialist, saw a museum with an amazing collection of Goan history, ate lunch (vegetarian specially for us) on the veranda of the former dean of the Jesuits from the 1700's. You do not get to do these things on the big bus tours from the hotels or the cruise ships. Perfect English, knowledge like a college professor. We felt honored that we could go on tour with him

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David for your kind and encouraging review. It was a pleasure and a great delight to provide you with information about Goa my state. Hope to see you sometime soon in Goa . I am glad you enjoyed your tour of Goa, it was my pleasure to be your tour Guide.

Ian Cairns

United States
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Tour: #533759, Highlights Tour Of Goa, Panaji (Goa), Goa, India    view tour
Date: Jan 9/20

Mario M. is a great tour guide and gave us (4 adults) a wonderful tour of Goa. He is VERY Knowledgeable about Goa and India in general. He took us to many interesting sites and locations. The highlight of the tour was a visit to a spice plantation where we had a tour and a great lunch of Indian food. Mario was VERY well prepared and provided shawls so all members of the tour could visit the temple interiors and he even gave us a small gift to remember our visit to Goa. Mario M. is highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ian, Thank you for your kind and encouraging review. It was a pleasure and a great delight to provide you with information about Goa my state. Hope to see you sometime soon in Goa . I am glad you enjoyed your tour of Goa, it was my pleasure to be your tour Guide. Happy Holidays. Mario

Roger Sirlin

Estero, FL, United States
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Tour: #533759, Highlights Tour Of Goa, Panaji (Goa), Goa, India    view tour
Date: Dec 15/19

Most knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roger, Thank you for your kind and encouraging review. It was a pleasure and a great delight to provide you with information about Goa my state. Hope to see you sometime soon in Goa . I am glad you enjoyed your tour of Goa, it was my pleasure to be your tour Guide.

Allison Arnott

Australia
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Tour: #533759, Highlights Tour Of Goa, Panaji (Goa), Goa, India    view tour
Date: Dec 10/19

This was the best tour we took on our 1 month holiday in India & South East Asia!!! Mario is a wealth of knowledge and showed us so much. We couldn't have expected more out of a tour. If you are looking at a snap shot day out in Goa, book this tour with Mario!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Allison, Thank you for your kind and encouraging review. It was a pleasure and a great delight to provide you with information about Goa my state. Hope to see you sometime soon in Goa . I am glad you enjoyed your tour of Goa, it was my pleasure to be your tour Guide.

Marie OHara

Australia
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Tour: #682257, Goa In A Nutshell, Panaji, Goa, India    view tour
Date: Nov 23/19

Mario was a wealth of knowledge- great personality, full of educational information, great company, and very competent. He has great attention to detail. Mario stayed in constant communication and immediately let me know of any changes. Information was all inclusive and helpful. A true sample of an excellent tour guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marie, Thank you for your kind and encouraging review. It was a pleasure and a great delight to provide you with information about Goa my state. Hope to see you sometime soon in Goa . I am glad you enjoyed your tour of Goa, it was my pleasure to be your tour Guide.

Angelo Zantedeschi

Italy
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Tour: #533759, Highlights Tour Of Goa, Panaji (Goa), Goa, India    view tour
Date: Oct 29/19

Mario is an experienced and very professional tour guide that loves Goa and his job. Mario thinks of everything, even details like refereshing towels and the disinfectant for tourists' hands. He is flexible for any extra needs and does not take into account extra time. He has good knowledge from a historical and cultural point of view and is undoubtedly the best guide we ever had through Toursbylocals. We would like to recommend Mario as much as possible because even humanly he is exceptional.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Angelo thank you for your very encouraging review. It was a great pleasure for me to be your tour guide. I am happy that you had a good time on your tour in Goa and have taken fond memories of your holiday in Goa with you. Regards to you and the family.

Keith Roper

United States
Rating

Tour: #533759, Highlights Tour Of Goa, Panaji (Goa), Goa, India    view tour
Date: Sep 23/19

My tour with Mario was an incredible experience. He is a local through and through and it shows. Everyone around town seemed to know him and would greet us as we walked past. His deep knowledge of the area could only come from someone who grew up here. Mario was also a gracious host who was always prepared with offerings of water or a wet wipe to help me cool off during the day. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a tour of Goa to make it a point to have Mario as their guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Keith for your kind and encouraging review. I am happy you enjoyed your tour and have left with fond memories of your holiday in Goa. It was my pleasure to be your Tour Guide. Mario


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