Great way to spend a 9 hour layover in Trinidad. Ricardo knows the island, the people, the history, and provided us with an insight into "Trini" life. We enjoyed the afternoon and evening, and would recommend him to others who want to get an insider perspective on this interesting and diverse island.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks ever so much. Do come again. Looking forward to it.
Giulia Di capreraItaly
Ricardo has been fantastic! Great personality, friendly he did his best to guarantee us a wonderful tour of his land. Excellent review. I would recommend Ricardo and ToursByLocals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Julia. I had a great time hosting you. Do come again and spend a longer time next time around.
Ann Elise SauerUnited States
Ricardo clearly loves the people of Trinidad and its rich history. He provided door-to-door service for us, and kept us entertained with stories about Port of Spain and his country and current events. He was the most successful guide we have ever had in doing our art project - completing the interview process in less than an hour! Thanks very much, Ricardo, for great work!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you, thank you and thank you for those very kind words. I'll be sure to convey your congratulations to the team.
Ricardo was awesome! He made our tour extra fun, told great stories and even added a few stops in that he said we shouldn't miss! He tailored the tour to our interests, and was very accommodating.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ever so much for your endorsement. Thank you for coming. Looking forward to your next LONG stay in T&T
Alan WoodUnited States
Ricardo is an amazing guide. He's extremely knowledgable. He shows you the places and details most would over look. He also tailored our tour exactly the way we wanted. I HIGHLY recommend him to anyone who wants to really experience Trinidad. BTW, he's also one of the funniest and intelligent men we've ever met.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for those very encouraging words and thank you for coming. Glad to have hosted you in our little end of the Caribbean.
Eduardo Coelho de SouzaBrazil
Ricardo is a very good tour guide. Also he is polite and reliable! Thanks Ricardo for the lovely tour!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: you're most certainly welcome. Say happy Birthday to the Queen once again for me.
Kathryn LeganUnited States
Ricardo did an outstanding job as our guide in Port of Spain. He went out of his way to accommodate us, doing extra research before our arrival. He picked us up at the airport, drove us to our rental and waited with us until it was available. He was extremely knowledgeable about the history and culture of Trinidad, answered all our questions and was great fun to be with. There is not enough space here to say all the good things about Ricardo. If you're going to Trinidad, we highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much . It was indeed my pleasure.
Jan HarringtonUnited States
We enjoyed our tour. Ricardo arrived on time, took us to the places we wanted to see, gave us lots of interesting information on them and on Trinidad. We had a great time and heartily recommend Ricardo as an excellent tour guide and careful driver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jan. I look forward to hosting you next time you're in this end of the world.
Alanna QuillenUnited States
Ricardo was an absolute joy! My husband and I were honeymooning in Trinidad and had only one day to spend in Port of Spain. Ricardo planned a tour for us, based on our love for food, history and old architecture! He took us all over town, was so knowledgeable on the history of the city and country, answered our millions of questions and was hilarious. I HIGHLY recommend him!! :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks for those very kind words. Appreciate it very much. and Congrats once again.
George S.Boca Raton, FL, United States
Ricardo did a great job showing off his Island. Tour was informative and took in a large area of the capital and surrounding towns. I would definitely recommend Ricardo to anyone visiting either Trinidad or Tobago.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you George. So glad you enjoyed it. It was a pleasure to have you here.
Karl HillUnited Kingdom
For a tour of Trinidad look no further than Ricardo. He is professional safe and reliable and really does go that extra mile to ensure your day is the best it can be.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ever so much Karl. It was indeed a pleasure to meet you and Angela.
Richard AshcroftUnited States
Everything ran smoothly. Pre-arrival communications were through and timely. Ricardo was knowledgeable on a wide range of subjects and presented the Trinidad history and status clearly and concisely. We had specifically asked for a visit to the panyard to enjoy steel pan music. Cruise ship offered such a tour but canceled. With Ricardo we attended a private show at one of the competitive band facilities with a Q&A session. Same price as ship tour but two hours longer with many addes sights.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your very positive review. it was my pleasure
Shanthi B.United States
Ricardo was a great guide - flexible with the itinerary to ensure that both my son and I had plenty to enjoy, and picked us up on time. The car was comfortable and he's a very safe driver. A native Trinidadian, he knows everything about the island - great sense of humor too! He even gave us a gift of cocoa from his estate - the first thing we did when we got home was make ourselves a cup of "the real thing" - fantastic. Looking forward to visiting Trinidad again for another tour! Highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Well you know you're home when you're here. Do come again and look us up. Thanks for those kind words. Looking forward to your return.
Pamela SlyUnited States
I had a wonderful time and Ricardo was a delight!! My tour definitely rates a 5.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you ever so much. My pleasure. enjoyed every moment of it myself.
Fantastic tour - guide very friendly and knowledgeable. Strongly recommend this guide if you want to visit, enjoy and learn about Trinidad and Tobago.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks ever so much. Enjoyed every moment my friend. Cheers
Margaret KlinsportUnited States
Ricardo was fantastic! We toured with him in Tobago and in Trinidad. We were a group of four ranging in age from the sixties to the thirties with one member of the family pregnant. He listened to all of our interest and found things all of us were interested in doing from sightseeing to hiking. Anything we wanted to do or learn about, he found a way to do it. He was knowledgable and we learned a great deal about both islands. Highly recommend him as your guide on either island.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks ever so much Margaret. It was indeed my pleasure. We're looking forward to you choosing us over Bolivia! (laugh)
Barbara BaroniUnited States
Ricardo was right on time, followed agenda perfectly took us places no one else would see. knew all the history good shopping guide, sampled local food definitely recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you kindly Barbara. Looking forward to your return
Sandra SimpsonUnited States
Ricardo was amazing. I only had a few hours to get the highlights of Trinidad. Ricardo picked me up at the airport and walla, escorted me around town describing the history of the region and then took me to the mountains (hills) and the beaches. It was beautiful. Ricardo is a top notch guide. I wish I had more time to explore with him. I highly recommend Ricardo to anyone visiting Trinidad. He also supplied me with a flash drive and pamphlets of the island. Ricardo returned me safely to the airport
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for those encouraging words. It was my pleasure. I myself enjoyed the learning experience.
I can recommend Ricardo as a guide any time! He was very reliable, always on time, and I felt very safe with him (I'm a female solo traveler). He really knows a lot about Trinidad and Tabago, and he quickly found out where my interests lay and adjusted easily and smoothly to them. He assembled a great tour, absolutely individual and to my liking, for a competetive price. I truly had a great time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks ever so much for those kind words, and thank you for staying in Trinidad.Looking forward to another drink of "German bottled water" next time you're in town. cheers
Mike HallUnited States
Ricardo is a delight. He is full of knowledge about the island. He gave us the "standard" city and scenery tour, enhanced by personal comments, and then took us places that nobody else on our ship visited. We had a stop for "doubles," the local food specialty, and then a very special visit to a "Pan yard" to learn about steel drum music and be entertained by a young musician. Ricardo was very considerate of our mobility limitations and provided a great customized tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mike. It was a great pleasure having you guys here willing to go off the beaten track. Loved every minute. By the way, as you suggested, I've added a tour to the panyard... cheers
Susan PotterUnited States
Ricardo delivered on all the items that he suggested for our itinerary. We had a tour of the fort and surrounding Scarborough town and our glass bottom boat tour and local reef and stop at local bar for Tobago experience. Susan does love Tobago. Ricardo's delightful delivery included personal family stories as well as interesting details about life in Trinidad and Tobago. He also included tourist information and a gift bag for us all from local brochures. I highly recommend Ricardo for a very personal to
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ever so much for coming. It was my pleasure. Cheers
Roberta SimcoeUnited States
We spent a wonderful day with Ricardo and really enjoyed the Trinidad Tourism Publications which he gave us. By reading them we extended our pleasurable visit to this lovely island. Ricardo took us to the places we wished to see and was most solicitous of my mobility-handicapped husband, tailoring the tour to what we could really do and enjoy. We would have liked to take him along with us on other shore excursion locations, we were so pleased, even though we had other good guides. Would hire him again
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ever so much. It was my pleasure. I learned quite a bit about California from you too. Appreciate the lessons. Cheers
Ronald HaxtonUnited States
Excellent and informative guide. Good driver. Supportive of our every request. Very knowledgeable about his topic. Good/excellent English language skills. Very responsive to our needs and desires. Car was a good choice. Non dogmatic and flexible about even sensitive political views. We really enjoyed out day, and this excursion added much to our vacation enjoyment.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to meet and host each of you. Thank you ever so much for visiting this home of ours. See you soon.
Intelligent and personable guide, however we were unlucky to miss some key experiences for which possibly better planning could have assisted. Not helped by chaotic Trinidadian environment. Otherwise a very pleasant experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the feedback and the discussions on Tourism matters. Will be sure to inform the Ministers of Tourism and of Culture of your suggestions to ensure that those near misses become things of the past. Carnival here, while extremely enjoyable and exhilarating,does have its moments of unpredictability and will throw off the best laid plans. I appreciate however, your flexibility and ability to take these in stride and make the best of it. I enjoyed every moment in your company. Cheers