Amazing! Just a simply awesome tour with the bestest tour guide ever! I had arranged this as a special surprise for my wife's birthday and Sayuri made our time together so special. We were transported into a different world full of love and art. We will never ever be able to forget this experience. Thank you so much Sayuri and TourByLocals team!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: FELIZ ANIVERSARIO!! It was a pleasure to be part of a special day in Suraj&Tiziana's life!! I hope we can meet one day in Bahia, Brazil, meet Dona Suzana and have a delicious moqueca in Comunidade Solar do Unhao. Thank you very much for booking!!! Muito obrigada!!
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Always bringing quality tours to the audience, Sayuri is an expert in virtual tours and it wouldn’t be a surprise for us ToursByLocals as she always deliver a top-notch experience in her tours, both physically and virtually. Great job there Sayuri!
Dalia KingTrinidad and Tobago
Sayuri was a great host. The girls enjoyed walking the streets of Salvador with her and viewing the great artwork - they particularly enjoyed being able to meet one of the artists and interacting with other people - it gave them the sense they were actually there. The rain also added to that authentic feel ;-)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ola Dalia!! Happy that you have enjoyed!!! This is one of my favorited tours - and show the real life in the favela it is demanding but I just love it!! Thank you for booking and hopefully soon we will be able to meet again, in-person or virtually. Obrigada!!
Adrian RichardsonUnited Kingdom
Sayuri was a vibrant enthusiatic and knowledgeable tout guide. She took us to parts of Salvadore that tourists do not see. She was able to engage with locals and i felt that we gained a sense of the place. I would recommend her tour to you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ola Adrian, it is a great pleasure to guide in the Comunidade Solar do Unhao. I work and we are also helping locals in the "favela". Thank you very much for booking and hope to meet you soon again, virtually or maybe here in Bahia! Ase!
Caryn RemerUnited States
We loved visiting Jorge Amado's home! Sayuri explained the comparison between Jorge's writings with Mark Twain. Jorge came from a simple background and his home reflects this. It is warm, inviting and and filled with souvenirs from celebrities from near and far.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This was my first time doing a tour live streamed from a Museum in Salvador and I loved it. I was really happy to show you Casa do Rio Vermelho - my favourite museum today in town. Jorge Amado and Zelia Gattai are very special for the baianos!! Thank you for booking!!!
Caryn RemerUnited States
Sayuri took us on a tour to Salvador where we saw the gates of the Museum of Modern Art. How wonderful to walk into the colorful houses at Solar do Unhao Comunidade! We got a glimpse of the volunteer painters expertly spray painting the walls and doors with lively and vibrant colored murals. The tour ended at Casa de Dona Suzana's backyard where we saw how Muqueca is made. Sayura includes maps so we know where we are going and is so personable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My favourite virtual group doing my favourte virtual tour - what can I say? Perfect match. Thank you Caryn for booking!!!
Sayuri's enthusiasm and the images of the blue water and sky were a nice departure from the Canadian winter confinement. Sayuri allowed us to witness life in a favela rich in street art and food (in particular Dona Suzana's Re-restaurant). She cautioned us that the internet connection would be lost in some places, but that simply added to the authenticity of an « off the beaten path » tour. Thank you Sayuri!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michel for booking and for understanding how magic Comunidade Solar do Unhao can be. See you soon in the Old Town of Bahia - I love the virtual tours!! Obrigada!!!
Monica MoradkhanUnited States
Sayuri is exceptional!! Thanks to Sayuri, my best friend and I were able to keep our annual tradition of traveling together come to life...together yet from afar. I reside in Las Vegas & Diana resides in the U.K. Since 2004 we fulfilled a promise (cheers with sangria!) to travel annually. Sayuri helped our tradition continue and it was such a delightful tour! Her pre "visit" package of music and slides helped tremendously to get a feel of where we were visiting!! She is well known amongst the locals!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This was one of my really special virtual tours - I felt blessed to be part of a beautiful friendship tradition with Monica and Diana + families. Thank you for booking and happy 2021 ☺☺
Jason GriesbachUnited States
We loved the tour! Sayuri knew the local people and its charm, and struggles. She has so much love and enthusiasm for the region and the people. We got a glimpse of what it is like to be a local, which is very different from being a tourist. We look forward to doing another tour with Sayuri.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jason!! That means a lot to me when virtual travellers notice my love for my hometown and Comunidade Solar do Unhao. It was an honor to guide you and your family in the local community of Solar do Unhao and hope one day you can come and taste Dona Suzana's muqueca, see Vininius pictures and enjoy our sunset in the museum's beach!!! Happy 2021!!!