Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Paraty-Brazil by Tour Guide Michael S

Michael S
  Paraty-Brazil
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Paul Crocock

Canada
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 7h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 13/20

We had a great 7 hour tour day with Michael customized for the needs of us 2 couples. Michael had suggested in advance that if we did Christ the Redeemer statue on our own, it would then allow more time for other sites, so we did this, and are glad we did. All of his suggested sites were all good, and we had an full action packed day. His English skills were perfect, and he has a great sense of humour. He is flexible, and will try and work in any suggestions you have into the itinerary. Highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Paul. What a great day with fabulous people. Cheers!!!

Susan Gerard

United States
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Tour: #273054, Private Tour Samba Show + Rio BY Night + Lapa., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 12/20

If you can book him....do do now! He waited outside our ship for an hour and never complained, got us a table at a bar when there was none! Was so knowledgeable about Rio and really precious ......if old people are allowed to say that! Tours by Locals..... better hold on to him!!!! Thanks a million for having the best guides for us for over 10 years��

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Susan!!! You, Richard and Shelly are wonderful!!!! We had a great time together. I will miss you guys!!! Cheers.

Kathy Casey

United States
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Tour: Wonderful Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Feb 11/20

Michael was everything we wanted in a guide for Rio. We had a group of four and each person was happy at the end of the tour. He guided us through popular Rio sites in a knowledgeable, timely and friendly way. He was very easy to talk to about Brazil and willing to engage on all topics. He was flexible in sequencing the day to suit our ideas while also offering his expert guidance

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Kathy. What a great time together. I had a lot of fun with you guys!!!! All my best!!!

Jean Griffiths

United Kingdom
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 7h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 8/20

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!!! All my best!!!

Ann B.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 7h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 3/20

Michael was punctual and entertained our very early start to get on the first train to Christ the R. He had a great car and spoke excellent English. He was very informative and met our requests to see different places in addition to the key sites. when on the cable cars and at the locations, he advised where to stand to get the best views and pictures which helped avoid the crowds. He also text us the names of restaurants to visit for lunch and dinner - which we tried and were amazing. highly recommend

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Ann. We had a perfect day and beat the crowds. Everything was perfect!!! Cheers.

Noreen Campbell

Canada
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 3 days in Rio!!!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 16/20

Michael was very accommodating with all of our requests including working around the weather. He was honest, knowledgeable and very friendly. He gave us lots of suggestions of things to do and where to eat. Would highly recommend him or his brother Daniel.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Noreen, we had a wonderful time together. Great weather!!! Cheers!!!

Rob Cilke

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 7h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 5/20

5 out of 5. Micheal, our guide, was knowledgable, flexible, and very accommodating. Exceeded our expectations by far. We will do personal tours like this more often now.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Rob. We had a fantastic day around Rio. I will miss you guys. Happy New Year. Cheers .

Luai Qubain

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 7h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 29/19

Michael is simply amazing! He's very knowledgeable of Rio and its secrets. He knows the city by heart and we have a blast with him! We have another tour scheduled with him in a couple of days and we can't wait! He speaks fluent English and I would recommend him to all of our friends and tourists from North America. Thank you Michael for a wonderful and unforgettable time and we will see you again soon!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Luai and Micha for the great time together. You guys are great and fun!!! Cheers!!!

Samuel Epstein

United States
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Tour: #63703, Private Tour - 6h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 28/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. Wonderful family with a positive energy. I love it. Cheers!!!

Donna Quon

United States
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Tour: #273053, Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) + Sugar Loaf + Tijuca Forest + Copacabana beach + Sambadrome + Santa Teresa + MORE!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 27/19

We booked the 8 hour tour and we enjoyed it! We started the tour at 7:15am which was great because we beat the crowd pretty much on all the tourist spots! He was also gracious to take pictures of us and always made sure we see what we wanted to see. His driving and car were very comfortable (Strong AC was very helpful on a hot and humid day). He was also flexible to change the route / restaurants to cater to our preferences. He even sent us a list of recommendations while on Rio! Book with Michael! :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Donna for the wonderful review. We had a great day with no lines. Happy New Year!!! Cheers.

Samuel Epstein

United States
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Tour: #63703, Private Tour - 6h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 26/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. Wonderful family with a positive energy. I love it. Cheers!!!

Joe Brown

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 7h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 20/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joe. All my best!!!

Yvonne Kappelmann

United States
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Tour: #63703, Private Tour - 6h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 17/19

Excellent guide! Michael is knowledgable, professional, and engaging. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Yvonne and Doug for this fantastic time together. You guys are so nice with a wonderful energy. Thank you for the prayers. I wish a marvelous 2020!!! Cheers!!!

Roger Vorcheimer

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 7h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 16/19

Michael is extremely personable and caring about his clients. We had a great day and felt like we saw and accomplished a lot. I would recommend using him to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Roger. We had a great time together. All my best!!!

Charles Cole

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA, United States
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Tour: #273053, Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) + Sugar Loaf + Tijuca Forest + Copacabana beach + Sambadrome + Santa Teresa + MORE!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 15/19

Michael is a phenomenal guide who made our visit to Rio feel like visiting a friend. We saw all the usual sights, but on our own terms. Michael explained the time it takes to go to the Christ statue as well as up Sugar Loaf and then offered us less time consuming alternatives to see these wonders up close but without spending so much time in lines with other tourists. His suggestions were brilliant!! And by doing that we got to see many things others don't see. Overall a spectacular day!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Charles. We had a wonderful day and got to see a lot of sights without losing time. This was spectacular!!! Wonderful energy!!! All my best!!!

Julie Eplee

United States
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Tour: #63703, Private Tour - 6h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 1/19

Mike was very informative and friendly. He was punctual and knew a lot information about "Rio" to include political, economic and social issues affecting the area. We would recommend Mike with no reservations about his service.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Julie. Everything was perfect!!! What a nice day we had in Rio. All my best!!!

Wendy Smith

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 7h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 30/19

Great day touring with Michael. He picked us up on time and we were on the first train up to see Christ the Redeemer statue. We went to other off the beaten path sites like the Sambadrome and Ruins Park. We enjoyed seeing the modern cathedral and the gilded monastery. Nice lunch with Michael at Aprazivel in the Santa Theresa neighborhood.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wendy, Thank you so much for your great review. We had a spectacular time together. Hope Steve is doing better and will be able to this trip again. You guys deserve it!!! All my best!!!!

Chirag Bhatt

Springboro, OH, United States
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Tour: #63675, Rio de Janeiro, Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) + Sugar Loaf + Tijuca Forest + Main beaches + Historic downtown., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 28/19

Michael was AWESOME. He was punctual and kept in touch with us prior to the tour date via WhatsApp. That was so helpful. We saw all the major sites of Rio in a day. The whole family felt so at ease with Michael and we would LOVE to have him again as our tour guide the next time. Very patient and accommodating for our schedule and pace throughout the day. We HEARTILY endorse and recommend Michael. You will not be disappointed! A+

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a beautiful family. Great energy!!! I will miss everyone. Fantastic time together. Thank you so much. Cheers!!!!

Dave Fliss

United States
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Tour: #63700, Private Tour - 4h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 23/19

Michael was great at doing the agenda and schedule as we wanted. Very flexible and knowledgeable. He helped us put a few things in our short time, that most people don't get to see and it was, and is, greatly appreciated. Thank you Michael!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dave. We had a beautiful morning with outstanding views. Hope you had a great lunch at the Confeitaria Colombo. All my best!!!

Snehal Kamdar

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 7h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 22/19

Michael was on time at the Airport when I arrived after a very long flight and went out of his way to show places of historical interest in Rio

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Raj. We had a wonderful time. Hope to get together for a drink. All my best!!!

Monique Angers

Canada
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Tour: #63703, Private Tour - 6h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 18/19

Solid, efficient tour of Rio with very good selection of sites within time available. Some we had not heard about but were happy to see. Michael is an excellent, guide with fluent English, great local knowledge and a good understanding of guests requirements. We were met on time as soon as we left the cruise ship and delivered promptly to the airport as planned. Vehicle was clean and comfortable. I recommend Michael without reservations. He knows Rio inside out. Monique

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Monique. It was a great tour!!! All my best!!!

James Clark

United Kingdom
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Tour: #63703, Tour in Rio for 3 days!!!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 4/19

We contacted Mike by email and he sorted 3 tours of Rio. Two with himself and one with Marco. I can honestly say that the 3 tours were the highlight of our trip to Brazil. We went to all the places you would expect, but we ate and drank in local cafes and bars and visited places off the normal track. I cannot praise these 2 guides highly enough. Regardless of what type of trip you have planned these guys will make it one to remember for a lifetime. Thanks guys, see you next time we are back in Rio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much brother. I had a great time with you guys. A lot of fun and laughs for 3 days!!! All my best!

Michael Schofield

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 7h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 3/19

Michael was AMAZING. He went SO far out of his way to make sure that we were taken care of. We came to Rio last minute hoping to find somebody like Mike to pull everything together for us. We're so grateful for his selflessness and giving us so much energy and effort. If youre like us, hesitant, not knowing what you're getting into, I hope that you'll give Mike a shot. I have no doubt that you'll end the day feeling honored to have spent some time with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank so much Mike. Hope you guys had a great time in Rock in Rio. It was my pleasure to help you out organizing everything. All my best!!!

Julie Boueroux

United Kingdom
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 14h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 9/19

Michael was the best guide! He showed us as much as possible things we wanted to see and we learnt a lot of things from him. He was really professional and ponctual and a very nice and relax person. He was also very patient by taking a lot of pictures for us and had really good advices for view points of the city and recommendations. I definitely recommend Michael for anyone who wants to visit Rio :) Julie

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Julie, you girls are such a sweetheart. I had that best time with you and Dorty. Thank you so much for everything. I just had a great time!!! All my best...

Kai Rubenstein

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 7h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 17/19

Michael was terrific. He put together a tour based on our needs and was very knowledgeable. He was easy to talk with and fun to be with. I would absolutely recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Kai. You have a beautiful family and a brilliant positive energy. What a great time...all my best!!!

Jill Leukhardt

United States
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Tour: #63700, Private Tour - 4h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 16/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jill. Great tour. All my best!!!

Diane Clanton

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 7h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 30/19

If only I could, I would give this beautiful young man a 100 stars!! Michael was prompt in getting back to my initial email, patiently walked me thru what I needed to do to book the tour. He arrived ahead of time and made me feel so comfortable right off the initial handshake/hug. michael is easy going, knowledgeable, presents an honest picture of the culture, the day and I knew exactly what to expect. I could tell he was going to be the best person for me. Couldn't have had a better day & memory

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Diane. We had so much fun with a beautiful weather. You are a sweetheart and lovely person. I hope to see you in LA and you can show me around. Take care.

Aaron Kendall

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 7h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 21/19

Michael was excellent. He helped us build where we wanted to go and incorporated our tastes in what we did. He was great company as well along the way. His car was very nice and comfortable. He was a great driver. He had great information for us and knew the right times to visit places to avoid crowds and enjoy our time. We really enjoyed our time in Rio and I believe a big part of that was Michael. Thanks again.

Aaron Kendall

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 7h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 20/19

Michael was excellent. He helped us build where we wanted to go and incorporated our tastes in what we did. He was great company as well along the way. His car was very nice and comfortable. He was a great driver. He had great information for us and knew the right times to visit places to avoid crowds and enjoy our time. We really enjoyed our time in Rio and I believe a big part of that was Michael. Thanks again.

Vaughan Smidt

New Zealand
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 7h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 12/19

Our Tour of Rio with Michael was an awesome day out for our family. (children 19,16,14). Michael adapted the tour to allow us to maximise our time. He knew how to get around well, and minimise travel time. We had a lot of fun along the way, and he also made sure that we got hat we needed...even trying 3 different banks with us to get some money. Recommendations for restaurants and shows were also provided. Fully recommend Michael for your Rio Tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you such Vaughan, such a beautiful family. I will miss you guys and all the fun that we had. All my best!!!