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

Michael S
  Paraty-Brazil
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Gary Woodall

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: May 11/19

Michael is great guide for an introduction to the sites of Rio. His recommendation for an early start was spot on. The tram on Corcavado wasn't running so he drove us to the top. Throughout the day, he was easy and relaxed and we never felt rushed or hurried. Learning our interests as we drove across the city he adjusted the itinerary accordingly. At the end of the day, we felt as if we had a new friend and had a great list of how to fill the rest of our time in the city. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much guys. We had a wonderful time together and was able to get a perfect weather. All my best... Cheers!!!

Kathy Wright

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: May 5/19

Michael is great! Very friendly and knowledgeable. I'll look him up again when I return to Brazil!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Kathy. I will be waiting for you next time!!! Cheers!!!

Yuliya Marcer

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: Apr 28/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Yuliya and Marco. We had a great afternoon with amazing pictures. All my best!!!

Lindsay Watson

Australia
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 7h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 9/19

Rio was in flood when we arrived, we were doubtful our tour would go ahead. Michael arrived promptly at our hotel despite road closures, mud slides etc.... we had a fantastic day with him, visiting sites we had not even heard of, we just gave him carte blanche, we saw parts of Rio that I'm sure few tourists get to visit. Lunch at a "hole in the wall" cafe was a highlight! Most importantly he is a very safe driver. Ten out of ten!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Helen and Lindsay. It was not a easy decision for me, but we manage to have one of the best days with no traffic and great pictures. I will miss you guys and the Feijoada was great. Cheers!!!

Kirby Harth

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: Apr 4/19

I can't imagine a more perfect day in RIO than our day with Michael! He's knowledgeable, personable and fun (and who doesn't like to have fun?!). He was flexible in planning the day, and showed us things you'd never see on a "canned" tour. We would highly recommend his services for anyone wanting to experience the best of Rio!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Kirby and Steve, we had a wonderful time together. Positive energy and good vibes. I love it!!! Cheers!!!!

Mark Rizzo

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: Apr 2/19

Michael did a superb job in every respect. We had great communication leading up to the tour and catered it to exactly the less "touristy" options that we requested. He's very knowledgeable, quite friendly and accommodating, has a new spotless vehicle ... our 1/2 day was perfect in every way. We can't say enough good things about Michael, the tour and the value received. Highly recommended!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mark for the positive review. It was my pleasure meeting you guys. Positive energy and a great friend. Hope to have a chance to visit you in the States for beer and barbecue. Cheers!!!

Anne Wright

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: Mar 23/19

We spent two days with Michael. He's very personable and very knowledgeable about Rio. He was able to plan our itinerary so we visited popular sights at times when we missed the crowds. I was impressed with his ability to "read" our group of six and propose activities we'd enjoy. He gave us an enjoyable and interesting introduction to the city. Highly recommended.

Gregory Schauder

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: Mar 19/19

Michael was an excellent tour guide, he customized according to the needs of our group. The tour was great!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gregory and all the wonderful ladies. I had a fantastic time showing my city. All my best...

Ralf Krippner

Germany
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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: Mar 18/19

Michael proactively suggested the best options even as it meant a very early start for him. As the Corcovado tram had some unscheduled maintenance he drove us up in his car. We were the first visitors at Corcovado and could make perfect fotos before other visitors arrived. Michael is a fun and knowledgeable guy. We very much enjoyed the day with him and would book him again every time. 5 stars!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ralf for the positive review. I will make sure to let you know when I show up in Germany for my next trip. Thank you so much. All my best!!!

Mara Fields

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: Mar 14/19

Michael was excellent. He was punctual and professional. His knowledge of each place we visited was amazing! He was very kind. I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to do a private tour catered to whatever you want to see and do. Michael can help you with many options. Obrigado!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you such. I had a great time with you and your brother. Enjoy your stay in Rio!!! Cheers!

Lynn Sheldrake

United Kingdom
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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: Feb 27/19

Excellent tour. Michael is a great guy to get on with who is extremely knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the positive review. I had a wonderful time with you guys. Great people with great energy. I love it!!! All my best.

Deno Barroga

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: Feb 22/19

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

Peggy Groce

Mt Pleasant, SC, 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: Feb 17/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Peggy and David, I had a great. Wish I was able to drink caipirinha with you guys. Cheers!!!

Judy Moraes

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 11/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Judy for the positive review. All my best!!!

Judy Moraes

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 10/19

We had a wonderful 2 days in Rio with Michael. He is a superb guide; I would say one of the best we've every had. Hope to return sometime soon!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Judy for the positive review. All my best!!!

Maria Caruana

Malta
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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 8/19

We wish there were more stars to rate Michael. Such a wonderful person!! We really loved the day we spent in Rio. Michael is one awesome, patient guy who speaks perfect english and who gave us as much information possible. He went out of his way to show us more than we had planned. He gave us tips for the evening. Rio was wonderful mostly thanks to Michael. Highly recommended!

David West

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: Feb 4/19

Michael was the perfect tour guide. Timely, knowledgeable about the city, and a great personality. He also gave us some great recommendations for other things to do during our stay. Would definitely recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much David, I had a great time showing my city. All my best!!!

Pam Good

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 25/19

An amazing day touring Rio with Michael! He is nothing short of wonderful! He is knowledgeable of all the sights and history of Rio de Janeiro. He also has a grasp of timing so that he had a sense of when to be at certain attractions. We were able to fit in both Corcovado and Sugar Loaf as well as a city tour including the Cathedral! He had a wonderful way of knowing how to "beat" the crowds. He is personable, he is fun! We had the best day! Thank you Tours by Locals for Michael!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Pam, we had a busy day but got to see everything. I had such a wonderful time with you guys and just made my day better. Cheers. All my best.

LeeAnne Clark

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 23/19

Michael was AMAZING! One of the best tour guides we've ever had the pleasure of touring with. He was right on time picking us up. His car is luxurious and spotless. He is friendly, personable, and a wealth of knowledge about Rio — the history, politics, architecture, everything. His patience was boundless. One person in our group walks with a cane, and he took care of her as if she was his own mother. We never felt rushed, and yet we still got to see everything we wanted to see. We highly recommend him!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much LeeAnne, I had a great time with you guys and would be a pleasure to give another tour in the future. I am lucky to have clients that are friends and always makes my day wonderful!!! All my best.

Bernard Lerer

Israel
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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 18/19

We really enjoyed this tour. Rio is an amazing city and Michael is an outstanding guide. He is knowledgeable and considerate with a great sense of humor.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bernard, we had a wonderful day with a beautiful weather. We keep in touch about Israel trip. All my best!!!

Carmen Mekhail

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 28/18

We had a great time with Michael, he provided great information about the city and took us to eat Feijoada! Thank you Michael for driving us around and showing us Rio, by the way the video you took of us at the Sambodromo turned out to be amazing! Thank you for helping us build great memories!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Carmen. Yes, that was a great time at the Sambadrome and was very funny. I showed the picture to Dan and he was laughing so much. I hope you guys had a great time. All my best!!!

Anita Nair

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: Dec 27/18

We took a private, half day tour of Rio de Janeiro with Michael. He is an extremely personable guide with love and passion for the city he lives in. We found him knowledgeable about all the places he took us to. He recommended a great local food place which we absolutely loved! Thanks, Michael for making our stay in Rio special!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anita, it was my pleasure to show my city. We had a lot of fun. All my best!!!

Lee Wittenberg

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 26/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much guys!!!! I had fun and the caipirinhas was great. We keep in touch and hope you come back in the future. Happy New Year. Cheers!!!

Jane Hockenhull

United Kingdom
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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 15/18

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Stephen Breuer

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: Dec 14/18

Michael is knowledgable, charming and offers a relaxed and comprehensive tour and service. Good advice, too.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steve. Yes, I will!!! Hope you guys had a great time with the cruise ship. All my best wishes!!!

Eric McCrossin

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: Nov 30/18

We spent a great day with Michael touring the beautiful city of Rio. Michael knows his city and is proud to share the city with you. Thank you Michael. Eric

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys. I had a great day showing my city. It was my pleasure!!! All my best...

Arthur Kinsville

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: Nov 23/18

Michael is a great tour guide and is very good . The tour of Rio was wonderful and very informative . I would recommend Michael anytime .-------Arthur

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Arthur, we had a great time together. All my best!!!

John Connors

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 14/18

This tour is the perfect way to see the many highlights of Rio de Janeiro especially when you have a limited amount of time in the city. Michael is an absolutely amazing tour guide. You can tell he is very passionate about his city and enjoys spending the time with his clients (actually friends would be more accurate than the word clients). He definitely makes you feel more like a friend than just a client. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and highly recommend this tour and Michael!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John. I had a fantastic time with you and just got a new friend. Wonderful day. Enjoy your tour tomorrow!!!

Fredric Cronholm

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 30/18

Michael gave us a terrific tour of Rio. Highly recommend him. He has thorough knowledge of the city and its history. Book with him and you won't be disappointed. Rick C

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Rick and Luana. I will miss you guys. We keep in touch. All my best!!!

Sarah Mason

Denmark
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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: Oct 9/18

With only one day in Rio, we had a great tour of the city highlights with Michael. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sarah, Doug and Stefan. We had a wonderful time together. It was my pleasure working for you guys. All my best!!!

Uma Subramaniam

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 21/18

If you want to get the best out of your stay in Rio, then I highly recommend you do what we did--take several half or full day tours with Michael. I can guarantee that you'll have the best experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Uma and Usha, lovely time together with a beautiful weather. All my best!!!

Uma Subramaniam

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 20/18

Michael chose the perfect day to take us to see Christ the Redeemer. He knew all the right places to take amazing photos and the best vantage points to view Rio. Michael is a very gracious guide and accommodated all our requests for stopping to have caipirinhas and shopping.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Uma and Usha, lovely time together with a beautiful weather. All my best!!!

Uma Subramaniam

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 17/18

We loved touring Rio with Michael. He is a charming, affable, and very knowledgeable guide. Indeed, it was like seeing Rio with a friend--the best way. He tailored each day according to the weather and our preference. Our conversations were very lively. Michael showed us sides of Rio that we may never have seen in a big tour. We were able to spend a lot of time at each stop. I highly recommend Michael.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Uma and Usha, lovely time together with a beautiful weather. All my best!!!

Randy Rabanal

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 10/18

Michael was timely, knowledgeable and very adaptable to our needs while on tour. Micheal picked us up in a large, comfortable van that was larger than promised. We were able to see everything we wanted in a timely manner. Micheal knows his business and we would definitely recommend him as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Randy, I had a great time together with your beautiful family. The only thing we missed was the "Churros"...lol. We try next time. Take care!!!

Nathalie De Santis

Belgium
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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: Aug 8/18

Amazing day. Very good guide. We recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nathalie, what a great family. Enjoy your stay in Rio. Mike.

Trang S.

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: Jul 28/18

Michael is very engaging and got us around to quite a few sites in the 4 hours we had. This was a very last minute booking and he accommodated us on less than 2 days' notice. Also my main request was to see a beautiful sunset and we absolutely nailed it...we took the cable car to Morro da Urca (the first stop to Sugar Loaf). From there we could take fantastic sunset lit photos with Sugar Loaf in the back and the sunset itself towards the hill with the Christ the Redeemer statue. Mission accomplished!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes, mission accomplished. I am so glad we made it. Thank you Trang. Enjoy your days in Rio. All my best!!!

Elliot Jane

United Kingdom
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Tour: Downtown Rio Private tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Jul 28/18

Micheal was a very kind and considerate tour guide. He knew loads about the local area and took us to places we would have never found on our own. We had already seen sugar loaf mountain and Christ the redeemer statue but Micheal took us to places we didn't know for example, St Teresa area and downtown. His knowledge of the city was good and he was always coming up with interesting things to tell us about Rio. His car was clean and tidy and he was puntual at picking us up on time. A fantastic 4 hour tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Elliot, what a great time together....Enjoy your Sunday fun day in Rio.

Rhona Shulman

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: Jun 8/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.

Rhona Shulman

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: Jun 7/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Rhona and Ken. We had a great time together. Cheers!!!

Mark Tamagni

Monterey, CA, United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 24/18

Great tour of all the city highlights with Michael... he has a vast and extensive knowledge because this has been his profession for more than a decade. He also has excellent english from spending many years in American growing up and was very flexible in coordinating what we did and did not want to see. We really enjoyed him... and he made a super restaurant recommendation which was one our best dinners in the city! Thank You Michael.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mark. It was a great tour with a wonderful weather. The restaurant is my favorite. I am gald everyone had a good time. Cheers!!!

Nadim Salah

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 22/18

Michael is a wonderful guide. I learned a lot from him on our 8 hour tailored tour. We covered my suggested itinerary and more despite pouring rain weather. He is very knowledgeable, super friendly, very accomodating and will go out of his way to address his client needs. I highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Nadim, you are very friendly and kind. Had a great time with you. Better weather will come during the weekend. Enjoy!!!

Lorna Sargeant

Australia
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Tour: #142525, 2 Full days tour + Night tour., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 2/18

Michael & his brother Daniel escorted us around Rio for 2 days & an evening. The first day was mostly walking in the city & we were able to learn of the history & culture of this fabulous city. The second day was centred around the scenic highlights & beaches again going off the tourist track to experience the local flavour & culture. Daniel escorted us to a local dance show one evening where we saw cultural dances from many regions of Brazil. Excellent tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lorna. We enjoyed every minute together showing around Rio. We wish you guys the best!!!

Elizabeth N.

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: Feb 24/18

Our day with Michael was excellent! He knew the visitor sights would be very busy so we started earlier than usual and beat the crowds giving us extra time to tour the city. We appreciated his knowledge, skill at negotiating the long lines and good humor!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Elizabeth and Peter. We beat the lines for the main attractions. Have a nice cruise trip. All my best!

Patricia Sartie

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 23/18

We enjoyed our tour with Michael very pleasant and knowledgeable. Answers all our questions.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Patricia. We had a wonderful day together. Me and Daniel wish you guys the best!!!

Terris Senft

Canada
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 14/18

Michael was an excellent tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and amiable. He provided many excellent descriptions and anecdotes. He effectively managed the tour and time to our benefit. We were ahead of the crowds to see the Christ monument and we had additional time to tour the beaches. Michael experienced a temporary problem with his vehicle, but quickly and readily made alternative plans to meet our needs, at no cost to us. I would strongly recommend Michael as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Terris, Carl, Urszula and Linda for the wonderful time together. We even got to see a Carnaval street parade. All my best wishes!!!

Gerald Cohen

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: Feb 5/18

Michael was organized, had thought out our itinerary in advance based on an exchange of emails, was informative, shared with us his personal life in Rio de Janeiro, and worked hard in advance to arrange for a part of the tour which was not easy to arrange without an advanced effort. I'd recommend Michael to anyone who wishes a tailor-made tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you one more time May, we had a beautiful day with a lot of cool pictures. Cheers!!!

Ngoi May Sng (Mrs.)

Singapore
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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: Feb 4/18

Michael Serruya is a wonderful guide, who clearly loves his city and hence was able to share his views and knowledge, both historical and current. In the short space of a day and an evening before, we felt we had a good perspective of RioD JNeiro.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much May. We had a wonderful dinner and show. Cheers!!!

Catherine Roberts

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 1/18

Loved the tour! Michael was so easy to talk with, we instantly felt comfortable with him. We are probably one of the few tourists who did not want to do Sugarloaf and we left it up to Michael to setup the touring day based on our interests and he did a fantastic job. Loved that he had a sense of humor too! We would recommend him in a heartbeat.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Fred and Catherine, what a lovely day. I had a wonderful time. Enjoy your trip. Cheers!!!

Wayne Grady

Canada
Rating

Tour: Private Tour - 7h tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Jan 26/18

We had the privilege of Michael as our guide for two days during a visit to RIO. He is a true professional,knowledgeable and speaks excellent English . It was a most enjoyable experience and Michael provided us with interesting commentary on various aspects of history and modern day life in Rio de Janeiro . There is no hesitation in rating his services as 5*Plus and we certainly highly recommend him to our fellow travelers .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Pamela, I had a great time with you guys. Hope I have a chance to see you and Wayne again...Cheers!!!

Wayne Grady

Canada
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Tour: Private Tour - 5h tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Jan 25/18

We had the privilege of Michael as our guide for two days during a visit to RIO. He is a true professional,knowledgeable and speaks excellent English . It was a most enjoyable experience and Michael provided us with interesting commentary on various aspects of history and modern day life in Rio de Janeiro . There is no hesitation in rating his services as 5*Plus and we certainly highly recommend him to our fellow travelers . Wayne & Pamela, Canada

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Pamela and Wayne, we had a wonderful time together. I will miss you guys with all my heart. Have a nice trip to the falls. Cheers!!!

Jennifer Earner

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 23/18

Michael was knowledgeable and personable and speaks perfect English

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Jennifer. We had a fantastic day. All my best...

Carol B.

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 6h and 8h for 2 days!!!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 19/18

Michael was an excellent guide. He went out of his way to show me all the popular sites as well as some of the less visited places which were very interesting. If I ever get back to Rio he would be on the top of my list to tour with again

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carol. We had a great time with a perfect day. You can look for me when you decide to come back. I am going to be here waiting for you. All my best!!!

Calum Allison

United Kingdom
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 18/18

Mike is an excellent guide and knows Rio really well. Despite horrible traffic he was able to give us a superb tour covering all Rio's hi lights. Would recommend him to anyone especially if you want a friendly and knowledgeable guide. Happy travels

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Calum, we beat the lines and did everything. Perfect day. Take care...

Jim Martin

Palm Coast, FL, United States
Rating

Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 22/17

Spent a day (December 22, 2017) with Michael touring, Rio de Janeiro, beaches and adjacent countryside. He designed a tour to fit my traveling and sightseeing needs. He is an outstanding tour guide. Professional, punctual and extremely knowledgeable of the current happenings and historical background of all the areas we traveled. Highly recommend him for booking your tour of the Rio de Janeiro area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jim for the positive review and invitation. We had a great time together. I might be in Florida next May and will let you know for a dinner. Cheers!!!

Dan Pillasch

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 11/17

Michael was friendly and knowledgeable. We saw and did more than we could have ever done on our own. From Bazillion and US history to shopping tips to efficiently going to the various sites, he was fantastic. Definitely a highlight of our trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. I had so much fun. Drive safe back to Sao Paulo. Cheers!!!

Kellie Wagner

Australia
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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 4/17

We cannot imagine any better way to learn about the city of Rio than with Michael. We had a great day and enjoyed our tour with him. Would highly recommend him to anyone wishing to see the sights!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys. I had a great time with everyone. Enjoy Rio. All my best...

Juni Kim

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 27/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Juni and Denise. All my best...

Lewis Mcdermott

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 3 DAYS - Private tour., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 23/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Lewis and Nina, we had a great 3 days together and was my pleasure to be with such a good company. Enjoy the rest of your trip over seas. All my best!!!

Karen Rizvi

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 21/17

Michael was an excellent guide. We did a full 8hr day tour of the major sites in Rio: Sugar Loaf, Corcovado, Selaron steps, Lapa, Ruins at St. Teresa, and neighborhoods such as Urca, Ipanema and Leblon. Everything was just what we hoped - and Michael timed everything well around the bad weather. My father is a senior and can't climb many steps, but Michael went out of his way to make us all feel comfortable and safe. The pacing was great for a long day. Never felt rushed or tired. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karen. Have a nice trip to Buenos Aires. All my best!!!

Winston Lett

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 13/17

Michael was again utterly flexible and was willing to change pre-arranged plans (by us) to new ones ! We can't imagine having a more knowledgeable, friendly, flexible or more willing to please guide than Michael!!! We hit the jackpot with him!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. I will miss you guys... had a great time. Let’s get together in Miami next May.

Lan Best

United States
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Tour: #63703, Private Tour - 5h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 13/17

My colleague and I are so thankful to have connected with Michael for a 5hr private tour of Rio and also a Samba/Lapa/Rio by night tour. Michael was energetic, fun, extremely knowledgeable of the city, spoke excellent English, and he made our Rio trip amazing. He tailored the tour to our liking and identified great spots for pictures of Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf. We had so much fun touring the city and checking out the night life with him. My colleague and I highly recommend Michael!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Lan. We had a fantastic tour and was really fun. We ruled the night life. What was that tour??? Fantastic!!! I will miss you guys. All my best guys!!!

Winston Lett

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 11/17

This was an unusually rainy day with very poor visibility. Michael, however, turned it into a unforgettable one with visits to the San Benito Monastery, the painted steps in Lapa. Lunch at the gorgeous Colombo Cafe and more!!! He is incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of his spectacular city. He makes his tours fun as well!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. I will miss you guys... had a great time. Let’s get together in Miami next May.

Winston Lett

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: Nov 10/17

Just a spectacular day, with visits to both Corcovado and toboth sections of Sugar Loaf! He took us to places at both that were so special... and which we would have missed without his experise!

Winston Lett

United States
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Tour: #63671, Airport transfers + City introduction tour., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 10/17

Efficient. He made us very comfortable and welcomed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. I will miss you guys... had a great time. Let’s get together in Miami next May.

William Gilles

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: Nov 1/17

Michael is personable, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. Highly recommend him as a guide. If we return to Rio , we'll contact Michael. He picked us up at the cruise port ,took us on a great personalized tour, and dropped us at an airport hotel Thanks Michael for a great day in Rio!! Bill and Lynn

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bill and Lynn, we had a great time together. Looking forward for the next time you come to Rio. Take care.

Liam Donnelly

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 25/17

We travel and have worked with over 100 guides on our trips. Being serious, Michael was the best tour guide we ever had!!! He went above and beyond our expectations. We would go back to Rio just to extend this tour. Michael was informative with historical details and attentive to our needs. A short list of our custom tour included touring the St Terese District, stopping for incredible coffee, lunch in a local restaurant, historical discussions, monastery and cathedral visits... Highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. This always keep me motivated to continue with something that I love to do. All my best to you and your wife. You guys are the best. Thank you.

Shokoufeh Hanjani

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 15/17

Michael is very likeable, fun and personable. He speaks english really well and he is highly informative. He did a great job covering Rio which is a very eclectic city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Shokoufeh. Hope to see you guys again in the States. Cheers!!!

Michael Shehadi

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 31/17

Michael was terrific - fantastic guide. His English is excellent, he was punctual, very knowledgeable about his city/country, totally engaged, pleasant to be with and most interested in our satisfaction. Highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Aly and Michael. I had a wonderful time showing my city for you guys. Hope to see everyone in Miami this month for a beer. Cheers.

Ken Greenblatt

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 24/17

Michael is incredibly knowledgeable and a terrific guy. The tour was outstanding. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ken and Peter. I had a great time with you guys. What a beautiful day and tour. Cheers.

Lynne Fitzpatrick

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 29/17

Had a great time with Michael as our guide in Rio!! Went to the Santa Marta Favela, the Selaron stairs, the aqueduct, St. Theresa neighborhood, and other places, he took us everywhere we wanted to go to and see. Michael spoke great English, having lived in the USA for a while and we would highly recommend him if you are ever needing a tour guide while visiting Rio! Thanks, Michael, for showing us your city and being so great!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lynne, we had a great time together. What a tour!!! All my best.

David Perrott

Sacramento, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 24/17

Michael is model tour guide that others should strive to emulate. He is knowledgeable, punctual, engaging, friendly and extremely trustworthy. He knows Rio and conveys that information in a precise and informative approach. He carefully assesses your tour objectives and adapts the tour to meet those goals. If you are looking to learn about Rio in a compressed time interval....Michael is the man! Likewise, he will adjust the schedule so that more time can be spent on items of interest. #1!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David, we had a beautiful day and was my pleasure to meet you. Who knows we can drink a beer together in the States. Take care my friend.

Elizabeth Sutherland

Australia
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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: Jul 13/17

Michael provided a fantastic tour for me, very tailored to my requirements, very knowledgeable and friendly. Would highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Elizabeth. Great time together with a great tour. Take care. All my best!!!

Jayesh Hari

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jun 7/17

Great tour. Micheal is a great guide with plenty of knowledge about the city. The itinerary was well balanced and not too rushed. We were lucky to see all the major sites - Christ statue, Sugar Loaf, Cathedral, Beaches, The Steps.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jay. We had a great time. All my Best...

Victor Gutierrez-contreras

SARATOGA, CA, 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: Apr 23/17

Great personalized tour, Michael does a great job starting with quick communication,fast & accurate responses. He truly understand the travel industry and customer satisfaction. He commands the English and Portuguese as native speaker, having grown with both languages he arranges everything for you. He is willing to listen and customized the tour of your choice. He goes beyond to make sure you are completely satisfied with the experience. We recommended without hesitation and looking forward to come back

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Victor. We had a great time together and you turn to be a good friend. Take care amigo. All my best...

Peter Dunstan

Australia
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 14/17

Michael was a great guide and was so glad that I booked the private tour for my short term in Rio de Janeiro. His local knowledge is excellent and full of interesting information. A great tour guide with a great attitude. Highly recommend Michael.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Peter.All my best...

Antony Brown

United Kingdom
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Tour: #63700, Private Tour - 4h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 13/17

We had a great tour with Michael. He asked what we were interested in and then produced a tour around that. Obviously he was very knowledgeable about the area, but was also very friendly and easy to get along with, chatting about the area, answering all of our questions and giving us a local insight into Rio. We'd definitely recommends him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anthony. Beautiful family and fun. All my best.

Ralph Dinsmore

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 8/17

Awesome young man with excellent knowledge of history and the region. The city of Rio. We saw all the key sites of Rio in 8 hour tour. Thank you, Michael. Obrigado..!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ralph and Jenny for the great review. Have a nice cruise ship trip. All my best...

Edward Shore

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: Apr 4/17

Great guy who is knowledgeable about the local Ro sites , a good driver with excellent english..Professional.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Edward and Jun, I had fun showing my city and Búzios. All my best...

Charles Romigh

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: Apr 3/17

Micheal was a wonderful guide. Very personable and with flawless english. He tailored everything to our wishes and even drove us across the bridge to Niteroi to see a museum building I wanted to see. Would highly recommend him. The best money we spent on our trip

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys. I had a great time today showing my city and Niteroi. All my best...

Sumalee Wolf

Germany
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Tour: #63675, Rio de Janeiro, Corcovado (Christ), Sugar Loaf, Tijuca forest, beaches and downtown., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 21/17

What a fabulous tour with Michael! We had so much fun learning about Rio de Janeiro's history and attractions with him. He was absolutely wonderful and made our trip perfect ending after 4 weeks travelling around South America. He was charming, knowledgeable, kind, and patient with us. We highly recommend this tour and any tour with Michael to anyone visiting Rio de Janeiro.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sumalee. I had a fantastic day With everyone. All my best...

Robert Gettig

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: Mar 14/17

Michael did a great job. He was very knowledgable and a great driver. He also went out of his way to help us with a stressful lost luggage situation!! He suggested better timing in order to see the sights before the clouds closed in and the cruise ship crowds created long lines. We would highly reccommend Michael and would use him again when in Rio!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert. I am so happy you got your luggage back. Enjoy your trip. Cheers.

Warren Mekler

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 13/17

Outstanding tour!! Michael really knows this city and took us on a great full day tour. Highly recommend him and his brother Daniel.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Warren. Fantastic tour. all my best...

Miriam R.

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: Mar 12/17

Michael picked us up at the airport (with a large car suitable for many pieces of luggage), conducted a very comprehensive tour of Rio and dropped us off at our hotel. Michael is a very knowledgeable tour guide, personable and spoke English very well. We enjoyed his company and the tour enormously.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank so much Sam and Mimi for the great time together. All my best...

Jennifer Hill

Canada
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Tour: #63700, Private Tour - 4h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 9/17

Michael planned a great afternoon for me - a visit to the Santa Marta Favela, a tour of the Santa Teresa area (including a visit to The Ruins), and a chance to see the Seleron Steps. When I told him I was particularly interested in visiting "old" churches, he made sure we visited the Sao Bento Monastery, even though our four hours were coming to an end. The Monastery was a real highlight for me as it is one of the finest churches I've ever seen. I enjoyed every minute of it. Jennifer Hill

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jennifer. The Monastery is really amazing and we had a great time together. Enjoy your other sights. All my best...

Ronald Coe

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way. 2 days Package and 8 hours split., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 7/17

Michael and Marcos were terrific. They were able to fashion the tour to fit our special timing needs, and to our physical limitations, allowing us to see Rio in the best way possible. Thanks guys!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ronald. We had a great time. Take care.

Robert Maslin

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 6/17

Michael was an outstanding guide - reliable and very enthusiastic about his tours. He utilized our time in the most efficient manner while making us feel more like family than tourist from the cruise ship.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure working for you Robert. Thank you for the wonderful company. All my best...

Robert Maslin

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 5/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Robert. Take care.

Tom L.

Canada
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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: Mar 1/17

Michael gave us an excellent tour of Rio. He went out of his was to show us all that is Rio. Thank you we truly enjoyed our day discovering Rio

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the positive review. We had a great time together. Take care. Mike.

Richard Ricccardi

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: Feb 20/17

Michael is very personable, knowledgeable, and accommodating. He tailored the tour to our particular interests. His English is excellent. He will show you what you need and want to see. Use him as your guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard. Great day for us. All my best...

Melanie Smith

United Kingdom
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 19/17

I hired Michael to show my 3 sons and I around Rio in February. He was in contact prior to our visit and advised an early start to our day! He picked us up punctually from our hotel in his smart 4x4 and took us up to the Christ the Redeemer statue, where we enjoyed the spectacular views, without the crowds! Michael was very informative throughout the day and tailored the tour to accommodate our requests, even making a brief visit to a favela and a lovely private villa/arts centre. Muito obrigada Michael!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Melanie, we had a great time this summer. All my best.

Jesper Larsen

Denmark
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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: Feb 10/17

Michael is the most amazing guide, he is very friendly and know som much about Rio. I am more than happy for spending my money on him for guiding me around for a whole day. Thanks again Michael, for the most greatful and funny day in Rio. If it was possible you would get 10 out of 5 stars. Best, Jesper & Pernille from Denmark.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow. Thank you so much Jesper and Pernille for a fabulous review. What a dayyyyyyyyy.Everything was perfect. Thank you again. Mike.

Albert H.

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: Feb 9/17

Michael was great. Very knowledgeable. Adjusted the itinerary to our interests. We would highly recommend him as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Albert and Jackie. We had a great day today with a beautiful weather. Enjoy Rio. Mike.

Jonathan Kabler

United Kingdom
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Tour: #63700, Private Tour - 4h -5h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 7/17

Michael solved our problem of having 5 hours to kill after flying in to Rio from Florianopolis before we flew back to the UK. We had 2 days in Rio so had seen most of the usual sites but Michael took us to see stuff we hadn't seen, including a very tasty local Churrascaria. MIchael was a safe driver informative and easy going. I would recommend to anyone else.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jonathan. We had a great day. All my best...

Frank Frederick

Monaco
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 5/17

Thank you Michael for an amazing tour! Done all the "must see" spots of Rio with a help of a professional and interesting guide who made as feel safe the same time:) Highly recomended:)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Frank and Agnese. We had a great day today. Take care and enjoy your stay in Rio. Mike.

Lawrence Hunsinger

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: Feb 3/17

Michael was an amazing tour guide. Having spent a great deal of his childhood in Miami, his English is perfect! We were able to visit all the sites specified for our full day tour in Rui de Janeiro, Brazil. We would recommend Michael to anyone planning to visit Rio!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lawrence. We had a great day. All my best...

Lili Delgado

Chile
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 1/17

Micheal was great. We did the private 8h tour with him. He was able to fit everything that we asked driving calm and safe in his comfortable car. Very friendly, easy going and knowledgeable. Also very patient in doing all the bathroom stops that was needed for my parents.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lili. You have a great family. Take care. Mike.

Willie Whitfield

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: Jan 18/17

Micheal was AWESOME! He was very punctual and knowledgeable of all the attractions. He definitely gave a lot of bang for my bucks! I'm still talking about Aprazivel, Micheal! #amazingfood I look forward to the next time; Buzios!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Willie. We had terrible traffic because of the holiday, but we got to see all main sights. Waiting for you for Búzios. Take care. Mike

Harrison Sekulich

Australia
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 16/17

Highly professional and engaging. Always willing to go the extra step to make your visit to Rio more enjoyable! Was such a fantastic experience, I would highly recommend using michael to anyone considering a tour in Rio!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Harry and Lilly. We had a great tour today. Have a nice trip to the falls and other places. All my best...

Neil Beman

United States
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Tour: #63703, Private tour (6 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 7/17

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

Boris Vakhnovetski

Australia
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 5/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Boris. All my best...