About me

Hello! I'm Dirk, your tour guide in Salvador and Bahia!

 

Welcome to this magic city that seduced me from the first moment we met, now already more than 30 years ago! Salvador and its people received me with a big smile and open arms and let me become a real ‘local’ or Soteropoletano... and after all these years I'm passionate about it!

With my passion for traveling and discovering places and people, my personal international and Brazilian travel experiences, my general background, knowledge and culture, my expertise in local tourism (I'm a licensed tour guide in the state of Bahia) and my passion for Salvador and Bahia, I am ready to welcome you here in Salvador and Bahia and be your tour guide to get the best out of your visit and holidays here.

 

Salvador is the capital of Bahia, one of the most interesting, beautiful and diverse states in Brazil, in the region called the Northeast. Salvador has also been the first capital of Brazil at the time it was a Portuguese colony and became the most African capital of Brazil.

I'll show you the best that Salvador and Bahia have to offer to enchant their visitors.

I was born in Belgium, where I grew up, studied, became an engineer, started to work and also to travel outside the European borders. On one of those journeys, I visited Brazil, including the city of Salvador, fell in love with this fabulous tropical country and its people and decided to come and live in this ‘magic’ Salvador.

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.

Come and experience this magic city and fantastic state and let me be your local guide, you will love it!

Work experience:

01/2004 until today

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

I work for 17+ years now as a licensed regional tour guide, registered at the national Ministry of Tourism (under the number 05.010846.96-4), in the city of Salvador and the state of Bahia, being contracted by the best local incoming agencies in Salvador or directly by clients mostly through Internet on a freelance basis.
I also worked on 14+ journeys as a Tour Leader accompanying groups of foreign tourists throughout Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Parati, São Paulo, Manaus, Foz do Iguaçu, Bonito, Curitiba, Pantanal, Salvador, Chapada Diamantina, etc.).

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 in my new country Brazil and get you an unforgettable travel experience.

01/2004 until today

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

I work as a certified regional tourist guide, registered at the Ministry of Tourism of Brazil, in the city of Salvador and the state of Bahia, being contracted by the best local incoming agencies in Salvador on freelance basis.

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Dirk

Guide since 2004
What I offer: City and countryside tours in Salvador da Bahia
Location: Salvador, Brazil
Language: English, French, Portuguese, Dutch
Booking: Tours with fixed price, Individual Bookings
Experience: since 2004