Lawrence PesceUnited States
I just spent twenty minutes giving Marcos the best rating. When I was finished your system said I had timed out. No more time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lawrence, I hope you guys are ok! Yes, it happens, sometimes I write a big email and when I send it desapear with timeout. No worries, I hope to see you again, maybe we can finally enter that place lol
Grace LittlerUnited Kingdom
Marcus was just a fantastic guide. He is a Fluent English speaker who made our trip to Rio most enjoyable and unforgettable. His knowledge of the City was fantastic as was his knowledge of the history associated with this vibrant and interesting city. Although rain was forecast, we were lucky, and had no rain at all, but were unable to go up to the Statue of Christ the Redeemer as it was covered in mist. We saw everything else though, and Marcus made it all fun. Highly recommend him. 5*.
Timothy A HickeyCincinnati, OHIO, United States
Marcos was the best. He made us feel welcome and was extremely competent. He was able to adjust our schedule so we could see the Christ the Redeemer statue during a two hour cloudless window. I would highly recommend him as an excellent guide.
Marilyn KerperUnited States
There are only good things we can say about Marcus. He was great!!! The weather was raining but he was able to work around it and took us to really wonderful places. I would not hesitate to recommend Marcus and your company.
Shirley BaughnUnited States
Marcos was a great guide! Right on time to pick us up, very knowledgeable of his city. Made sure we were seeing the things we were most interested in seeing. Flexible in planning our itinerary. It was great that he was in touch with other guides to know of potential problems with traffic or road closures. Such a pleasure to spend an afternoon with. I would definitely recommend Marcos, and would also use him again if we came back to Rio. Thanks so much Marcos!
Louise V.Ottawa, ON, Canada
Superb tour, well presented by Marcos who was informative, energetic and well organized. He was especially good at coordinating a very busy itinerary allowing us to avoid some bootlenecks. We saw a lot in our 8 hour tour and would not hesitate to recommend him highly. A great day. Everybody on the tour (17 of us) was very pleased. Looking forward to our next visit in Rio.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much !!
Razvan Mihai BuzumurgaRomania
Marcos îs a Good guide, is very intuitive and explain a lot of things. He optimized The tour as we could seen a lot of things, more than we expected to and gave us many Informations. He îs friendly and agile. Thank you for all of the Day. Razvan
Marcos is a fantastic guide which cannot be missed during your visit in Rio. He is very kind, professional, smart and handsome!
Our group of four people had an excellent day with Marcos. Marcos speaks very good English. He was very enthusiastic, patient and considerate. We were pleased to learn a lot about the city of Rio and its main attractions. He had an excellent suggestion for our lunch and made sure we were well taken of. He made a somewhat overcast day brighter and more fun for us.
Mary Ellen DollUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary! I’m glad that you enjoyed it !
Bridget BoardmanSouth Africa
Had a wonderful day with Marcos . Very informative and interesting and got around the city efficiently. Loved the walking part of the tour and would have loved to walk more. Marcos is highly recommended as a guide . Thank you very much
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Bridget, I’m glad that you guys enjoyed the tour and than you so much for your review.
Irving LeeUnited States
It was an excellent 2 days tour with Marcos. The first day was foggy. But Marcos was able to adjust the itinerary so we were able to visit Sugar Loaf when there was a break in late afternoon. The next day we visited Christ the Redeemer. Despite the huge crowd, everything went smoothly and expeditiously. That would not be possible without the hardwork and ingenuity of Marcos. He is knowledgable, accommodating, and lots of fun. He puts together a customized tour that fits our needs. Thank you Marcos !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey guys, I’m overwhelmed by your review, it means a lot to me, thank you so much. All the best, let me know when you get back to Rio.
Ellen McVickerUnited States
Having Marcos in the beginning of our trip set the bar for the rest of the vacation. Nothing surpassed him. He took control of our day (based on what we wanted) and gave us an experience of a lifetime. We truly got a feel for the country he loves... he left nothing out! Worth every cent for his professionalism, knowledge, care for his clients, and adorable personality! We felt like family by the time we left him to board our ship. It should also be noted that he responded promptly to all my emails!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Ellen, your review means a lot to me, I really would like to see you guys again! All the best..
We had a great day. Thanks Marcos. Highly recommend this guide and tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Craig, It was great! I hope to see you again! Regards Marcos
George P Vogt IIIUnited States
We have been blessed with many excellent guides around the world, but Marcos is, in two words, THE BEST! Gifted with instinct and intuition, and an ability to adapt at a moment's notice, he is a perfect guide. He negotiated traffic jams, weather issues, sold out tickets, and ensured the four of us had a glorious, memorable day in a cloudy Rio. We went everywhere, including Corcovado and Sugarloaf, and still had time to explore and walk. Don't skip Santa Teresa! A rich, unforgettable day, thanks to Marcos.
Marcos is a great tour guide - highly recommended. We booked this tour for friends visiting Rio. We wanted them to see the highlights in one day, so they could relax for the rest of their trip. Marcos did exactly that. Best comment from our friends: "It wasn't like he was reading from a guide book, like so many guided tours ("This was built in 1930, yada yada yada. Instead, we had a day-long conversation with Marcos about everything we were seeing. It was the most personalized tour I've ever had."
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Jeff, I’m very happy about the review and to know that your friends had a great time! Thank you.
Rhonda RogersUnited States
Marcos was a great guide. He was at our hotel a few minutes early and planned the day based on when things would be least crowded. We got on an early train to Christ the Redeemer so it wasn't so crowded. Marcos is very knowledgeable and personable. We had a thoroughly enjoyable day. He made suggestions for some things to checkout the next day on our own - a cafe and the Portuguese Reading Room - great stops.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rhonda, I’m glad that you when to Colombo and the Portuguese Library, great places. Let me know when you guys come back to Rio!
Chulyong KangNew Zealand
He was very friendly, and always tried to reduce waste time to show more about famous places. We were really happy with him. I recommend him to everybody.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much !!
Denise SalisburyUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our tours with Marcos. He was always prompt with emails, absolutely reliable, timely, fun, kind, resourceful & helpful. Even though the weather was very uncooperative, we saw everything we wanted to & more. I would definitely recommend him as your guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Denise, sometimes the weather does not cooperate but I’m glad that you enjoyed the tour overall.
Gerald TarlowUnited States
Very knowledgeable about Rio. Good communication.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Gerald!
Jun ReinaUnited States
Awesome tours and awesome guide. Our friends really enjoyed spending the day with Marcos from an early morning city tour to a night life bar crawl.
Marcos is extremely knowledgeable and customer-oriented. Not only did he show me all the highlights of Rio, but also he gave me a lot of very interesting information about history and daily life. Truly a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Frederique, I am very happy about your review, it’s always nice to share history with French people, our past have so many Interesting encounters. I hope to see you again !
We are very pleased to Marcos for perfect expierance of Rio, especially for his care about us - orginizing helihopter tour (brilliant) and spending his free time for bringing us to sugarloaf as it was not possible on the day of tour because of very cloudy weather. During our short beeing together we got like old friends, very good english and perfect attention to his job, a lot of interesting and usefull information about Rio and Brasil in general. Thank you Marcos!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mara, I’m glad that you guys enjoyed the tour, let me know when you come around again!
Eric BrewerUnited States
Marcos was great. Informative and flexible with the tour. Highly recommend.
Adam MurrayUnited States
More than exceeds your expectations. Now i know that sounds sort of like a backhanded compliment, but this guy finds off the beaten path stuff that is off the beaten path of the "off the beaten path." He had us laughing from the minute we got in his car. If you're looking for something other than your picture in front of the same things as everybody esle, Marcos is your guy. Highly recommended.
Corazon MedinaUnited States
There is a good tour guide and there is an excellent guide, Marcos is definitely an excellent one!!! While the weather is beyond his control, he makes adjustments as to the timing if possible to make your experience more memorable . He is knowledgeable about history, he points areas of interests clearly and he definitely loves dearly his country. Is very passionate about Rio. Being our tour guide makes our total experience amazing . So, if you are coming to Rio, get his services. Highly recommend him !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very happy about your review, it really keeps me going! let me know if you would like to come back to Rio, it would be nice to see you again! Regards Marcos.
Fabiano SantosUnited States
Great guide with a lot of knowledge about different matters (history, geography, funny facts, etc). Marcos is also very knowledgeable on places to eat, things to do and good on timing to coordinate sightseeing. A good driver (responsible, with good manners, etc). Definitely a 5 stars guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review, it means a lot to me ! All the best Fabiano and family.
Bhaskar SavaniUnited States
Very friendly and engaging Great knowledge
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Dr Savani! It was great to meet you and I hope to see you again!
Sherry WinklaarUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Sherry and family!
Walter SulentaUnited States
Marcus was amazing!!! We could not be happier with our tour. He was very knowledgable and adaptable. For example, the day of our tour it was a cloudy day and christ the redeemer was hidden in the clouds. He adapted his tour around what he believed was the best time for the clouds to clear. Incredible we arrived right as the clouds cleared and shortly after we left the clouds came back. Every site we visited he had interesting history to tell and knew exactly where the best photos could be taken.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey! That’s a great review, thank you so much Walter and I hope to see you guys again.
Eric StandalBoise, ID, United States
Marcos was a fun guide. He was prompt and had a well planned itinerary that pleased both adults and teenagers in our group. His knowledge of the attractions and associated crowds kept our wait times short, allowing more time to enjoy it and not wait in line. Along with information about each location, Marcos also shared background on the culture and politics of Brazil which we found very interesting. The tour was a good mix of sightseeing, shopping and eating.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Eric, thank you so much for your review! I’m happy that you enjoyed the tour and the culture. I hope that You encourage more friends to come over and experience this wonderful city!
Heriberto EliasUnited States
Marcos did an OUTSTANDING JOB to accommodate everything we wanted to see and do, and then some. Due to the time constrain (only one day) we wanted to pack as many top attractions as possible. Marcos went ani de and beyond, even when we got stuck at the top of Pao o Acucar due to strong wind guts. He guided us backstage to make it back to the entrance safely and advocated for us for a 50% refund. Way to go! Marcos
David JayeUnited States
Incredible! I have been an International Chief Flight Attendant for 30 years flying to Rio de Janiero. Marcos showed us more in 8 hours than I have seen in 3 decades of flying here! We are so glad we choose Marcos and will definitely see him again! Bom dia'! Marcos
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey David, first of all congratulations for your family! Your are so genuine and educated that was a pleasure for me spending a day with you! I’m looking forward to seeing you again!
Norman FrenkUnited States
Marcos is a fantastic guide and very knowledgeable of the area. Marcos showed up promptly (early,even) and showed us wonderful sites in Rio, making the experience here on our first day unforgettable. Aside from being a great guide, he is also a warm and wonderful person. We were shown million dollar views by a million dollar personality!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: A million dollar personality !! I loved that,lol. My pleasure guys, I hope meet you again...
Fantastic tour, tailored to our needs, super flexible about what we could see and do. Marcos was informative and fun. He also ensured we tried the best cheese balls in Rio.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much guys, Australians are always nice to be with! Hope to see you again.
Christine TranUnited States
We very much enjoyed Marcos as our guide! So much knowledge. Made sure we were well taken cared of and made our day the best! We were the first ones up to Christ Redeemer and had the whole place to ourselves for like 5 minutes but totally enough time to get the best family photos with no one else around. This was priceless and we have photos everyone will be jealous of. Thank you Marcos and ToursByLocals, you truly have a gem in Marcos!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Christine and family, it was awesome to be the first one up there at Christ the Redeemer, I really enjoyed showing you the best of Rio! Thank you again.
Kathleen HickeyUnited States
Marcos was absolutely amazing. He was very flexible in accommodating what we wanted to see and the amount of time we had available to see it. He was delightful, charming and relaxed, which made our time so nice because we could just relax and see the views and he sites. I wish we had more time because he pointed out so many local places that I would have loved to return to, but unfortunately we couldn't. Marcos was so knowledgeable and really helped us understand what it is like to be a Rio resident.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Thank you so much for your review, it means a lot to me!
We spent am excelent day with Marcus , he was very informative and we felt we got the Maximum out of a 1 day tour. Would defenently recomend . Igor
Mary K H.United States
Marcos was an exceptional guide. We felt (4 of us) that we were visiting Rio de Janeiro with a friend. He was informed, providing historical perspective, and his English was excellent. Marcos' Rio became our Rio. He was a cautious driver in the midst of chaotic traffic and always gracious, respectful and informative. His knowledge of Rio was so great that an 8 am to 4 pm tour was not sufficient. I cannot give him any grade but an A+++.
Marcos was awesome! Do not hesitate to book with him. He's friendly, very knowledgeable about Rio and its history, takes you to some hidden spots, and first a lot into one day. He had a modern SUV that comfortably seats 5 and 6 if needed. Safe driver. Nothing bad to say. Book, relax, and have a great day!
Erik EksteinUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Erik, I hope that you keep enjoying Rio!!
Marcos was FANTASTIC. He's knowledgable, a great driver, informative, friendly, polite, a joy to be with and will happily take you off the 'beaten path' where the avg. tourists don't get to go. ASK HIM to take you somewhere different. You'll be glad he did. We covered a huge amount of the city in 8 hrs and had a lovely lunch at the lagoon where we saw capybaras, emperor egrets, caymen and more. Definitely get him to take you to a favela too. We were thrilled with him and can't thank him enough!!!
Robin BuxtonOrinda, CA, United States
Nancy Caffierosarasota, FL, United States
Having Marcos as our very knowledge and personable guide really made Rio com alive with history and culture supporting our visit to the key sites. We were able to see a major portion of the city with someone who knows and lives this area. Really important when time is short.as it is with. Cruise tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Nancy!!! Thank you so much for your review! I’m glad that you enjoyed the tour, I had a great time with you and I hope to see you again!
Aziz NooraniPLANO, TX, United States
Two best days of our lives!! Marcos was an excellent guide/host. He was very accommodating throughout the two day tour. He was very flexible on whatever we wanted to see. Marcos was very knowledgeable about the history of Rio and Brazil. He gave us very good recommendations for all local restaurants.
Pty of 4 from Canada spent the day with Marcos. Our last day in Rio. Marcos was on time and eager to please. This was a full day tour prior to our flight home. We had toured the "typical" attractions the day prior - so he filled in the blanks. Marcos focused on the West side of Rio. Rio is a wonderful city, with great contrasts in geography... Fantastic hill tops views to boat rides between small islands on the flats. Lunch at a local venue that was not the usual "tourist" restaurant was a highlight
Loved Marcos. Very enthusiastic! We saw everything expected. He got us to the Redeemer before the crowds and up to Sugar Loaf in the afternoon when the crowds lessened.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Gordon, it was a pleasure to me showing you Rio at its best!
Maya MitevaUnited States
Great tour! Amazing guide! Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! I really appreciate .. All the best and I hope to see you back in Rio!
Eira LiveseyUnited Kingdom
Lovely personalised tour. Followed my requests. Pleasant and easy to talk to guide. Excellent English. Fantastic local lunch and tour of unique mangrove area off tourist route which included seeing wildlife I had not expected to in Rio. Capybara and caimans totally unexpected. First class overall no hesiuin recommending Marcos.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Eira, it was really nice to meeting you, I hope that your amazing cruise trip gets better and better, I hope to see you two again!
Suzanne PollockUnited States
Joseph GoldbergUnited States
Marco gave us a great tour with local knowledge Thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joseph, all the best!
John PalmborgUnited States
Marcos was exceptional!! He was very knowledgeable of all aspects of the Brazilian lifestyle. We spent the entire day with him and felt like old friends by the end of the day. He even arranged for us to take a helicopter tour for far less than our hotel was charging for the exact same tour. He is the best and I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey John, thank you so much! I’m glad that you enjoyed the city and the tour ! Till next time...
Vladimir BuldyrevUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Vlad, hope to see you again!
Amazing tour guide, and a very good concierge as well!!! He got us ticket to a football game while 5 Star Hotel Concierge failed! Friendly and good photographer!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Dana, Let me know when you come back to the city!. Regards Marcos
Kelly CulwellUnited States
Great tour, very knowledgable guide. Marcos made everything so easy for us and was a joy to spend the day with. Took us to some "hidden gems" in addition to the standard "must see" sites and had great advice to help us get the most out of our one day of sightseeing in Rio! Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, guys ! I hope to meet you guys again, I had a great time with you! Regards Marcos
Jennifer CreininUnited States
Marcos is extremely nice and flexible. We had a rainy day and he altered the schedule as needed to make the best of the situation. He guided our group through each of the sites well and made us feel very safe and high priority at each site. He offered insight into some of the areas we traveled.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys, I’m glad that you enjoyed the city and the tour ! I hope to see you guys again Regards Marcos
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Annette and friends!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Lina and kids!!
Magdalena BelenUnited States
Marcos was absolute GREAT! Very professional and knowledgeable . Our family really enjoyed this tour. Very knowledgeable . Awesome tour guide. His car was clean compared to the others that we have used. He suggested great restaurants for us to eat and try out and they were all fantastic. If you are looking for a tour guide for Rio De Janeiro make sure to contact him. At the end of the tour we gained another friend:) Thanks marcos for making our trip super memorable.