Client Reviews

Here below you can read some more reviews by clients that had me as tour guide in Salvador and Bahia:

2013, August 20 - Wilfried Van Weyenbergh - Full Day City Tour, Salvador, Bahia

We recently visited Brasil and one of our points of interest was Salvador in the state of Bahia.  We were very lucky to have Dirk as our guide for a full day program on the city: the old centre as well as the lower city part. We were 8 and the whole day was perfectly organised with flexibility towards the program. His passion for the history and culture of the Bahia state and Brasil in general made us almost feel a part of the local community. He really loves his (new) country, knows the locals very well and really understands the commercial dynamics/needs of the less fortunated people. He shared with great enthusiasm the life of Salvador and finally made us bigger fans of his city compared to Rio.

A day we will always remember.

Belgium, Rotselaar, August 20, 2013 -  Wilfried Van Weyenbergh and the rest of the 8-team


2013, 17 Jun - Paul Pelts - Full Day City Tour, Salvador, Bahia

Rating: (5 stars, highest)

I simply cannot imagine coming to Salvador and not taking a tour with Dirk. His knowledge of the history of Salvador and Brazil was simply amazing. When the weather was less than optimal, he quickly and flexibly changed the order of things on our tour around and that worked beautifully for us. Great tour, Dirk--thank you for showing us "your" Salvador!!


2013, 15 Feb - Teri Miller - Salvador - Upper and Lower City Tour , Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Rating: (5 stars, highest)

Dirk was the most competent and thorough guide that we had from Tours by Locals. I cannot say enough good things about him. He was very organized, extremely articulate and extremely knowledgeable. He presented himself in a timely manner & was very professional. He was the best guide in South America that you recommend. He's an example for you to follow if you want a successful business. You can rate him A+++ in our opinion, and we have been around the world numerous times.


2012 Dec. - George Chase -  Salvador Upper and Lower City Tour - Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Rating: (5 stars, highest)

In Salvador Dirk gave us detailed information on the history and historical features of Salvador. Despite a little morning rain, he got us to all the sights. we particularly enjoyed the historic district. Highly recommend his services.


2012 Sep 16th - Lawrence Fagan - Coconut Coast and Praia do Forte - Bahia, Brazil

Rating: (5 stars, highest)

Dirk is an exceptional guide and highly recommended. He is a veritable font of information and gives access to people and places that would otherwise be inaccessible, practically speaking. He is flexible, discrete and knowledgeable.

 

2012 Sep 14th - Lawrence Fagan - Recôncavo and Cachoeira - Bahia, Brazil

Dirk is an exceptional guide and highly recommended. He is a veritable font of information and gives access to people and places that would otherwise be inaccessible, practically speaking. He is flexible, discrete and knowledgeable. His passion for Salvador and environs is palpable


David Schulman - 23 Jul 2012 - Recôncavo and Cachoeira - Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Rating:

First of all Dirk is very knowledgeable, easy going (he clearly knows the subject in depth). Dirk knows many locals which tells me that he is known and well received in the community. We felt no pressure on going to specific shops or restaurants with him. His recommendations were good, including a country restaurant with great and food magnificent views overlooking the valley almost as we see in the movies. From there we got many insights of the local society and how they live.We'd strongly recommend Dirk