Dirk Van Kerckhove Private tour guide in Salvador - Brazil

Dirk Van Kerckhove

Guide profile:

My name is Dirk Van Kerckhove and I live for over 25 (twenty five) years in Salvador, capital of Bahia, one of the most interesting, beautiful and diverse states in Brazil.

I was born in Belgium, in the Flemish part, where I grew up, studied, received my university degree as an engineer, started to work and also to travel outside the European borders. On one of those journeys, I visited Brazil, fell in love and decided to come and live in this magic city of Salvador.

For more than 10 (ten) years now, I work as a certified regional tourist guide, registered at the national Ministry of Tourism under the number "05.010846.96-4" (you can also consult the official site http://www.cadastur.turismo.gov.br/cadastur/index.action) in the city of Salvador and the state of Bahia, being contracted by the best local incoming agencies in Salvador or directly by the clients on a freelance basis.

I'm an open minded world citizen, communicative, friendly, courteous, respectful and honest.

I speak fluently English, French, Dutch and Portuguese and have good notions of Spanish and German.

With all my general background, knowledge and culture and my expertise in “local” tourism, I feel ready to welcome you clients here in my new country Brazil and make the best of their stay and holidays here.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Henrik D.

Very interesting and detailed. Highly recommended!

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

* Upper City tour - historical Salvador: discover the essentials of this fascinating city, former capital of Brazil, with emphasis on the Historical Center (Unesco World Heritage Site).

* Lower City tour - a different Salvador: discover the human face of this fascinating city, former capital of Brazil, meeting with the local people at the Bonfim church and São Joaquim Market.

* Recôncavo and Cachoeira - the black Hinterland: discover the most African region of Brazil, birthplace of Samba and Capoeira.

* Coconut Coast and Praia do Forte - the "famous" beaches: discover one of the most beautifull coastlines of Brazil and the best touristic infrastructure in Bahia


Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Coconut Coast and Praia do Forte - the beaches Price Per Group 300.00 USD
Full Day City Tour - complete Salvador Price Per Group 240.00 USD
Lower City tour - a different Salvador Price Per Group 140.00 USD
Recôncavo and Cachoeira - the African inland Price Per Group 310.00 USD
Upper City tour - historical Salvador Price Per Group 140.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

Sightseeing tours in the city of Salvador;

personalized city tours in Salvador and trips in Bahia state;

travel tours for your needs in Salvador and Bahia;

general services tour guide in Salvador and Bahia.

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Henrik D. 21 Jan 2016

Very interesting and detailed. Highly recommended!

5 stars Effertz E. 25 Aug 2014

Everything was fine!

Dirk is a very good tour guide. He knows Salvador very well and has perfect english skills.

Thanks for that trip!

5 stars Mia R. 13 Feb 2013

Dirk is an excellent tour guide. We took the upper city tour as well as had dinner with Dirk and were fully rewarded by his extensive knowledge, fun personality and enthusiasm that left us wanting more. We highly recommend Dirk and seek him out next time we are in Salvador.

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