Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Rio-de-Janeiro-Brazil by Tour Guide Ana Maria C.

Ana Maria C.
  Rio-de-Janeiro-Brazil
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Joy Diegmueller

United States
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Tour: Rio for Groups (4 to 14 people), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Apr 17/19

Ana Maria was a wealth of information about Rio de Janeiro, particularly the political aspects of the city. Her English was very good but some in our party had trouble with the accent. Not me. We had a beautiful comfortable Van. We had an eight hour tour and we got to see Corvado, Sugarloaf, Copacabana Beach, the modern cathedral and the famous steps. I wish we had more time to perhaps visit a museum There is only so much you can do in eight hours. I highly recommend Ana Maria who is smart,witty,fun

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review!!! It was a wonderful time with you.

Annie Cheung

United States
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Tour: Rio for Groups (4 to 14 people), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Mar 19/19

Ana Maria has a great passion to share the heart of Rio with her clients. We thoroughly enjoyed her full day tour taking us to places that normal tours would not go.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I loved to guide your group ! You are awesome and happy prople!

Carol Goldstein

United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8 hours your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 4/19

I took took the tour with Ana Maria on March 4 in Rio de Janeiro. I am writing because I do not have the survey and wish to say she was very good. We saw parts of Rio that we didn't know existed. She is very knowledgeable and gave us much information. Her English is excellent. I would recommend her tour to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and your wonderful company!!!

Edna Rooke

United Kingdom
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8 hours your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 23/19

My two friends and I, June, Jamie and Edna would like to thank Ana Maria for the wonderful and fun day we spent with her in Rio. Ana Maria is a first-class guide with an impressive knowledge of local history and culture and is a good companion being sensitive to the needs of her guests. Ana Maria was born in Rio and showed us areas which we could not have explored without her and which a tour bus certainly could not have reached. Happy memories now that we are back in the cold and rain of the UK!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you people!!! We had really a wonderful time together!!!

John Mccormack

United Kingdom
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8 hours your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 6/19

Wow, what a tour! Ana Maria was absolutely amazing. We visited the parts of Rio that we wouldn't have normally thought of visiting. Her in-depth knowledge of her wonderful city is second to none. We have totally fallen in love with Rio and would not hesitate to recommend Ana Maria to anyone wanting a bit more than the usual 'tourist blurb'.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, what a wonderful couple!!! Thank you for your very kind review! It was a great pleasure to explore Rio with you.

Mary Jane Slavin

Canada
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8 hours your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 24/19

Ana Maria is a lovely person and great guide. She got us around the busy city and into the attractions very efficiently. She gave us a glimpse into the life of a Carioca which was informative and heartfelt. Her focus is more on the cultural and artistic aspects of Rio (versus historical) although she can give facts and figures if you want. Highly recommend Ana Maria!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind review! I wish you a great trip and full of joy and unforgettable adventures!!!

Rich Larson

United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8 hours your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 23/19

Our first experience w/ Tours by Local is in Rio de Janeiro w/ Anna Maria and now I don't want to travel any other way. My husband and I joined Anna at our cruise terminal and we were off for a Rio Your Way tour of 8 hours. It was a spectacular day, every minute filled with valuable information introducing us to a city we had never seen before. Anna knew the architecture, the shortcuts for the line to the busy sites, a clever way to park and reconnect to save precious minutes in our day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are wonderful persons and it was a great pleasure to host you in my lovely city! Thank you for your kind review!!!!

Harald Nemec

Austria
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Tour: #115548, Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 21/19

This tour gave us an amazing insight into so many fascinating aspects of Rio de Janeiro within just one day. It includes "must sees" auch as Pão de Açúcar as well as some possibly less known but nevertheless marvellous places such as the "Carioca" mansions in the Largo del Botanico. Ana is a wonderful guide, full of knowledge and background information also concerning the history of Rio de Janeiro and the full country. Very much recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review!!! It was very pleasant to host you in Rio and I hope you consider to stay more time next time.

Billy Wong

New York, NEW YORK, United States
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Tour: Rio for Groups (4 to 14 people), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Jan 19/19

Our guide, Ana Maria, made our visit to Rio de Janeiro a very memorable experience. Although my wife and I have been to Rio before, the couple that we were traveling with had not. Ana Maria arranged an itinerary that allowed us to hit the main sightseeing spots in the afternoon and reserved a table for us at the Scenarium for dinner and a Samba show and dancing. We could not have put together the logistics of this itinerary on our own and made our visit to Rio a very enjoyable one.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Billy, Thank you for your kind review!!! It was indeed a wonderful time to appreciate Rio. Thank you for your interest in my city and come back soon!!!!!

James Rae

United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8 hours your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 14/19

Everything went smoothly Enjoyed lunch together Very knowledgeable about Rio with some interesting personal anecdotes

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and great companies!!! Wonderful couple! Come back soon to explore my city and the surroundings!!!

Marine Tatarian

United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8 hours your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 27/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review!!!

Marine Tatarian

United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8 hours your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 26/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again for your kind review and wonderful company!

Donald Cain

United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8 hours your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 23/18

Ana Maria was great! A true Carioca. She spoke English very well and was able to teach us and show us all of the highlights and culturally important locations in Rio as we chose. Her car was excellent with strong AC, a must at 98°F. Recommend her highly, and without reservation

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and also for your enthusiasm in knowing everything about Rio. It was indeed a great experience ! Come back to Brazil again!!!

Bennet Singer

United States
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Tour: Rio for Groups (4 to 14 people), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Dec 15/18

The Best

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Simple like that!!! Thank you!

Elayne Goodman

United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8 hours your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 14/18

Ana's tour was excellent. Her English is fluent, enthusiasm abundant, punctuality and ability to be flexible is 'right on', innovative approach to us seeing what we wanted, delightful. Her intelligence was enlightening. We had been to Rio long ago and asked for an update neighborhood kind of tour. The favela we went to exploded our previous beliefs, and her amazing driving ability enabled it all to happen. Go with Ana - she'll provide a wonderful day in Rio!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Elayne, I was very pleased to guide you around my city because you were very interested in the cariocas’s lifestyle and enjoyed everything with the same enthusiasm!!! Thank you for the opportunity to spend the tour time with you!!!

Ozer Ebrahim

Mumbai, MAHARASHTRA, India
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Tour: #115548, Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 12/18

Ana Maria was very very obliging. She was acccomodative when I had to change the date last minute as I had missed my connecting flight. Her knowledge on Brazil was vast and she was very informative, besides having a pleasant and friendly personality. I would not hesitate in recommending Ana Maria as a guide in Rio.

Stephen Schenzel

United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8 hours your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 5/18

Ana was a fantastic tour guide. She customized the tour to my long list of interests, and handled parking effortlessly at each stop. We went to a restaurant of my choosing, Confeitaria Columbo, which was excellent. Ana is very passionate about Rio and shared a lot of information and history during our tour. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review!!!

John Burton

New Zealand
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Tour: #115548, Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 18/18

We had a most enjoyable tour with Ana. She helped in every way to facilitate the day . We saw everything and enjoyed her very informative commentary. Even though one of us was in a wheelchair she went out of her way to help in every possible way . We learnt a lot about Rio and it's history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are amazing people and it was a pleasure to guide you in Rio and enjoy the places we had visited during the tour! Thank you for your company!

Alfred Lockwood

Hendersonville, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8 hours your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 3/18

Although Ana, our guide, had lost our to-see list, we were able to reconstruct it on the spot, and went to almost every place we wanted to see. We were pleased and impressed with the effort Ana made to let us see the cultural and historical highlights of Rio: it's her city, and she knows it well. We were especially impressed with her ability to drive with nonchalance in traffic that would terrify a race-car driver. All-in-all, an A for Ana and Tours by Locals.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You’re wonderful people to host and very interested on what we show and tell about . You are the travellers dream a guide wish for!!! Thank you for your kind review !!!

Judy Woods

Greenville, TX, United States
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Tour: Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Oct 12/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I’m so sorry to expose you to that discomfort! I was not coughing that way on the day before so I imagine, as I was tooking medicine, I could be better... The weather is changing a lot in Rio and the population is getting cold from one day to the other. Sorry again, Ana Maria

Hemal Patel

United States
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Tour: #116251, Rio - 6h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 26/18

Ana was passionate and knowledgeable about Rio de Janeiro. She was also super courteous and showed up on time. I would highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review! You are wonderful people and very interested in visiting locals’ places!

Colin McKenna

Australia
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Tour: #115548, Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 6/18

Ana Maria is an excellent tour guide she introduced the highlights of Rio extremely well. My wife and I enjoyed her company and her great knowledge of the city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your interest in my city and the wonderful time exploring Rio! It was a great pleasure to be your guide!

Brent Wilson

United States
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Tour: #116251, Rio - 6h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 14/18

Ana Maria is fantastic. She knew how to get us in and out of the attractions and the right times to hit them. I'd definitely schedule another tour with Ana Maria.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and looking forward to your next tour!!!

Paul Margolis

United States
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Tour: #116251, Rio - 6h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 3/18

Ana is a wonderful tour guide. She grew up in Rio and knows it well. She speaks good english. She is a lot of fun to be with and has a very positive view of life. I spent two days with her and enjoyed every minute.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a wonderful experience to be your guide ! You really enjoy the moment and has no anxiety in visiting the most attractives possible in one tour. You know how to priviledge quality to quantity in life. Thank you!

Christian Lykke

Norway
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Tour: Rio for Groups (4 to 14 people), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Jun 23/18

We had an awesome day with Ana Maria. We were a large group with people of different ages and different interest, but she managed to keep the tour interesting and exciting for all of us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and your lovely family that made the tour a great experience for all of us!

Lindsay Willis

United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 25/18

Ana Maria was an AMAZING tour guide!! This was our first experience using tours by locals and it was a great one. She was very knowledgeable about the history of Brazil. She took us to a majority of the places that were on our list to visit. She was energetic, funny, and relatable. Knowing that we wanted to avoid a lot of the touristy areas and do what "locals" do, she took us to hole in the wall eateries and landmarks that weren't always mentioned in the guide books. We would HIGHLY recommend booking her

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind review! It was a great pleasure to guide you and explore the best venues of it and introduce you to the cariocas’ lifestyle. Thanks, come back soon!

Charles Delle Donne

United States
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Tour: #115548, Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 7/18

Much to see in Rio and Anna is at the top of her game. She knows everything about her city and where to start.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and your awesome company!!!

Charles Delle Donne

United States
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Tour: #116233, A day of Art, Design and Culture in Rio!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 6/18

Ana was great because of her passion for her country which made our tour so very good.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again for your review and the interest about my country and city!

Gordon Victory

Canada
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 11/18

Ana Marie was very knowledgeable about Rio and took us to some wonderful places which we would never have found on our own, I would defiantly recommend Ana Marie to anyone considering taking a private tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and wonderful company along the tour!

Kathleen D.

New Braunfels, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 3/18

We enjoyed 2 amazing days in Rio with Ana Maria! She knows the area inside out & expertly customized our itinerary. She’s a master at navigating through Rio traffic to maximize our time, while sharing something interesting on virtually every building we passed. Ana Maria doesn’t just recite facts & dates as do many guides—in explaining the capital’s move to Brasília, she helped us understand its impact on people’s lives. If you want to know Rio’s heart & soul, she’s the one!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful companies during the tour and the interests about Rio’s history. I enjoyed a lot to host you !!!

Kathleen D.

New Braunfels, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 2/18

We enjoyed 2 amazing days in Rio with Ana Maria! She knows the area inside out & expertly customized our itinerary. She’s a master at navigating through Rio traffic to maximize our time, while sharing something interesting on virtually every building we passed. Ana Maria doesn’t just recite facts & dates as do many guides—in explaining the capital’s move to Brasília, she helped us understand its impact on people’s lives. If you want to know Rio’s heart & soul, she’s the one!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind review! Come back to Rio soon!!!

Mark Norman

United Kingdom
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 1/18

Excellent . Couldn't rate highly enough. Collected us nice and early , comfortable car and hood driving, Took us up all the highlights and more and gave us information on everything. Thanks Ana Maria , very much appreciated and we love your city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I loved your company and the interest about my city!

Beverley Crisp

Australia
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Tour: #115548, Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 31/18

Ana-Marie was prompt ,efficient ,knowledgeable ,friendly and flexible .My husband and I would certainly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review! You are the best guests a tour guide would ever wishes!

Max Kaufmann

Corseaux, VD, Switzerland
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 2/18

Ana Maria was able to organize a convincing and entirely tailor-made program according to our wishes, since we knew Rio from previous visits. Competent and easy-going, she succeeded in adjusting the day to short time changes (due to weather conditions). Finally she provided us with good advice for our program of the next day where we planned to be on our own.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Max, Thank you for your kind review and wonderful company during the tour!

Gordon Hunter

United Kingdom
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Tour: #115548, Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 1/18

We had an absolutely wonderful day yesterday with Ana Maria. She is very knowledgeable and so very kind. My wife uses a wheelchair and Ana Maria was even pushing her around so that I could take photos. When she found out that it was my birthday, she even arranged for the hotel to put a birthday cake in our room! Very highly recommended. If we could give 7 stars, we would have done!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was indeed a wonderful celebration day! You are so lovely that I wish to meet people like you during my tours. Thank you for your kind review!

Robert Smith

Avon Lake, OH, United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 24/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review! It was a pleasure to host you in Rio!

Michael Nowak

United States
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Tour: #116183, Night lights Rio - 8h tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 22/18

Ana Maria provided an excellent tour. We were challenged by the rain but she had an umbrella so that we could keep going and see Sugar Loaf. Ana was very knowledgeable gave an excellent history on Rio areas we drove through. We ended the evening at a Samba show. My wife was dancing on stage with the cast at the end of the show and because my wife was in back I could not get good pictures Ana went up on stage and danced too while coaxing my wife up front. She went above and beyond. Great Job

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You were really awesome! Enjoyed everything and besides being tired had fun during the tour! Thank you for your company!!!

John C.

Bourne, United Kingdom
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Tour: #116251, Rio - 6h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 15/18

We visited during carnival which created a number of challenges to getting round. Ana Maria was up to this and was able to show us Rio with her extensive knowledge. She was waiting for us in hotel reception and on our second day outside the cruise terminal before time. Great character loved every minute we spent with her

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again for the review. We had a great time during the tour!

John C.

Bourne, United Kingdom
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Tour: #115548, Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 13/18

We visited during carnival which created a number of challenges to getting round. Ana Maria was up to this and was able to show us Rio with her extensive knowledge. She was waiting for us in hotel reception and on our second day outside the cruise terminal before time. Great character loved every minute we spent with her

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and great company during the tours!

Donald Sands

Canada
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 12/18

Ana Maria was a very charming and a perfect guide for Rio. Even though we were there during the very busy carnival period she knew how to navigate quickly through crowds, line ups and traffic and made excellent use of our time. She knows the city and it's history and culture well and provided an constantly interesting commentary. She ensured that we saw the highlights that we were interested in, plus a few more. We have no reservations about recommending her or Tours by locals.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Don and Ian for your kind review and company! You were the best clients a guide may wish for!

David Stadel

United States
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Tour: #115548, Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 10/18

Maria did a splendid job of showing us the sights of Rio. Her in depth knowledge of the city combined with her extensive teaching background made for a through and comprehensive tour of Rio De Janario. We would highly recommend her to anyone traveling to Brazil.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and the great company you were during the tour.

Jennie Banfield

United Kingdom
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Tour: #116251, Rio - 6h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 2/18

Our half second day with Ana Maria was very good too. Over the two days we got a more in depth picture of Rio than any guide book could have given. Thank you Ana Maria!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We were so lucky with the weather (not so hot for the summertime and sunny) that we could appreciate the amazing Christ view and all the venues we had visited! Thank you for your kind review and your wonderful company!

Jennie Banfield

United Kingdom
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Tour: #116251, Rio - 6h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 1/18

A very interesting tour with some wonderful surprises with Ana Maria who is very knowledgable and friendly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for sharing magic moments on Sugar Loaf and Tijuca Forest. It was a pleasure to guide you in my city!

Matthew Arrowsmith-Brown

United Kingdom
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 31/18

Ana Maria is warm and friendly. She listened to what we wanted to see and asked what we had already seen and gave us just what we wanted. The organization and timing were immaculate. She can find parking spaces and circumvent queues magically. She added a wealth of information about the historical and social context of what we saw. Her love of Rio is infectious. We will remember the two together with great pleasure.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review! It was indeed a great pleasure meeting you in Rio! Everything happened in a very successful way. Great day! Have a wonderful time during your trip. Ana Maria

Birgit Brand

Germany
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Tour: Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Jan 24/18

Ana Maria was the most wonderful extremely knowlegeable guide. Thank you for 2 great days.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your company and kind review! It was a pleasure to host you in my city during the 2 days!

Thomas Allen

Canada
Rating

Tour: Private Rio sightseeing must-sees day 2, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Jan 23/18

We spent a very hot Rio day with Ana Maria. She was so well organized and had the perfect plan for our day with her. We took the VLT public transportation or walked to all the places we wished to see. She had the perfect place for our lunch and gave us all the important information that we requested. Excellent guide and we highly recommend her to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You were the best customers a guide could ask for! It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio! Thank you for your company!!! Ana Maria

Birgit Brand

Germany
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Tour: Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Jan 22/18

Ana Maria was the most wonderful extremely knowlegeable guide. Thank you for 2 great days.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!!

Dieter Franz

United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 21/18

Ana was our guide for a second day in Rio. For the preceding evening she had arranged for folkloric dance performance-very interesting. We began the second day with a visit to Sugar Loaf Mountain. This allowed for a panoramic view of the City to put everything in context. Among the many sites visited Oscar Niemeyer's work was very interesting. Ana's perfect English and her business background helped to learn more about the wonderful City of Rio and of the country in general.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review! You were the best customers that a guide wishes for! Ana Maria

Eugene Fazzini

United States
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Tour: #115548, Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 20/18

Ana Maria made our tour a great success. My husband had damaged his knee in a previous fall and Ana Maria went out of her way to help us limit his walking and move efficiently through lines and steps. And her information and knowledge about Rio was extremely impressive; we felt as if we knew how it was to live in Rio and came to a better understanding of it's history. Can't imagine how our experience could have been better. Despite the cloudy, view obscuring weather.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review . I appreciated a lot to exchange information with you and explore Rio like locals! Ana Maria

Silvia Priori

Italy
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 3/17

We had a fantastic tour: the guide was very competent and our conversations went pleasantly very well beyond the usual explanation of sites, plants, animals, beaches, and museums. With Ana Maria it was fun talking about society, politics and social issues. For the three of us (despite our age range was 24 to 57) it was like going around the city with a friend. Ana Maria is very well known at all interesting spots and she can park close to locations of interest, have a prefential access for her customers!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a wonderful tour indeed because you are very kind and interested in many issues ! Rio is a natural beauty itself but to enjoy it deeply I did my best as a tour guide! Wonderful family, thank you for the review!

Samantha Meenach

United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 25/17

I had such a lovely day with Ana Maria! She is so knowledgable about Rio and was so accommodating and interesting to talk to. I highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Samantha for your company and kind review! It was a sunny and beautiful day and we enjoyed all the highlights of Rio and the awesome views!

Henry Wirth

Australia
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 24/17

Rated with other tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your company and kind review!

Henry Wirth

Australia
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 23/17

Re: bookings KYZQH & KWVXZ Oou overall experience with Ana Maria can only be described as wonderful; as if we had a friend showing us around. She is a very personable and professional individual who clearly understood our needs as first time visitors to Rio. In addition, her English was first class and there were no examples of miscommunication. She gave us a very systematic and well organised tour, together with lots of background information. We would unconditionally recommend her to other for this tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was indeed a wonderful experience in guiding you for two days. You are a lovely and very interested couple and I’m sure you have enjoyed the best of Rio!

Bernice Carlile

United States
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Tour: Rio for Groups (4 to 14 people), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Oct 30/17

Ana Maria did a great job showing us around Rio de Janeiro on October 29 & 30, 2017. She showed us the major attractions in Rio. The reason I gave her four stars instead of five, is because she needs to listen a little more to her clients as far as lunch breaks and restroom breaks. Other than that, we enjoyed our time in Rio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: In fact we had lots of breaks along the tour since we had visited lots of venues with restooms and coffee shops nearby...

Bernice Carlile

United States
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Tour: Rio for Groups (4 to 14 people), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Oct 29/17

Ana Maria did a great job showing us around Rio de Janeiro on October 29 & 30, 2017. She showed us the major attractions in Rio. The reason I gave her four stars instead of five, is because she needs to listen a little more to her clients as far as lunch breaks and restroom breaks. Other than that, we enjoyed our time in Rio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your advice and kind review.

Anne S.

Claremont, CA, United States
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Tour: #115548, Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 17/17

Ana Maria was the perfect hostess for her beautiful city! We saw all the major sites, she knew the clever ways to avoid the long lines and crowds, and had much interesting information to share in excellent English. She is enthusiastic, well-organized, flexible, thoughtful and we highly recommend her tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind review and your wonderful and interested companies along the tour about history and our way of living!!!

Tom Meuleman

Gistel, Belgium
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 3/17

Ana Maria was a great guide. I saw lots of highlights of the beautiful city all in one day. Her English is exceptional so is her knowledge on all aspects of her city. Fauna, flora, architecture, history, food and filosophic talks were included. Ana Maria is a very passioned person about her city and was able to pass this over to me. Rio is a fantastic city to explore with her. Thank you for a wonderful day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and partnership with all the emotions included in our tour. Your company was so friendly that seemed we have met several times before!!! Nice stay in Rio during this week!

Nicholas Torraco

United States
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Tour: #115548, Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 9/17

Ana Maria is an excellent guide and is very knowledgeable about the Marvelous City. She was early and prepared for my tour, and even when a train was not running, she had a great backup plan and still was able to fit everything in the day that I wanted to see. A former English teacher, she truly is very fluent in the language is very inquisitive. Many great conversations and great company!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and your wonderful and clever company interested in every subject we had discussed about my city's history and points of view about different cultures of the world!!!

Sarah Najjar

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #116251, Rio - 6h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jun 5/17

Ana Maria is an amazing guide! She is so sweet, so much fun and has so much energy! She planned a great tour based on what we wanted to do and was very flexible to any changes in our plan. It was a great afternoon and evening with Ana Maria and a great introduction to Rio de Janeiro. We can't thank her enough for her time and especially for her care and concern about us at all times.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and your interest in cariocas' way of living! It was very nice to host you and have your daughters' company with us!!!

Ron Matyjasik

United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 5/17

Anna Maria is a great tour guide we had a great time with her. In my opinion this is the best way to explore Rio We had tried to "go it alone" for 4 days prior to booking and had not seen a fraction of what Anna Maria showed us in 1 day

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review! You were awesome companies and very interested In Rio's history and in every venue we explored around!!!

Elaine Kerr

Canada
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Tour: #116183, Night lights Rio - 8h tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 29/17

We had two full 8 hour days with Ana Maria plus a evening tour that took in a show called "Ginga Tropical" a Brazilian Samba and Folklore Show which was excellent. We saw all the major sites of Rio including sitting on locals beach (Pepe) to have a cold drink and enjoy all the people playing in the sun. We would give Ana Maria a 5 star rating. Her English is excellent and she has a huge love for Rio which translates into so much enthusiasm and knowledge of this beautiful city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The show was really amazing and we had fun together all the time! Thank you for your kind review!

Elaine Kerr

Canada
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 28/17

We had two full 8 hour days with Ana Maria plus a evening tour that took in a show called "Ginga Tropical" a Brazilian Samba and Folklore Show which was excellent. We saw all the major sites of Rio including sitting on locals beach (Pepe) to have a cold drink and enjoy all the people playing in the sun. We would give Ana Maria a 5 star rating. Her English is excellent and she has a huge love for Rio which translates into so much enthusiasm and knowledge of this beautiful city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You were the best guests I've ever hosted in my city because you were interested about Brazil's history and enjoyed all the venues we visited during your stay! We had a wonderful weather on the last day to permit a grat experience and intimacy with Rio's amazing nature!

Elaine Kerr

Canada
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 27/17

We had two full 8 hour days with Ana Maria plus a evening tour that took in a show called "Ginga Tropical" a Brazilian Samba and Folklore Show which was excellent. We saw all the major sites of Rio including sitting on locals beach (Pepe) to have a cold drink and enjoy all the people playing in the sun. We would give Ana Maria a 5 star rating. Her English is excellent and she has a huge love for Rio which translates into so much enthusiasm and knowledge of this beautiful city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your review and for the wonderful time we spent together full of fun! Good vibrations!!!

Neil Bailey

Canada
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Tour: #115548, Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 31/17

Ana gave us a jam packed day of activities in Rio and her enthusiasm is infectious. We went places like a "Community" that we would never get to on our own or with a large tour. Thanks Ana for a fantastic day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We've, certainly, had wonderful moments together and you are the kind of tourists that really enjoy, besides the highlights, the locals' way of living! Come back to Rio for a longer stay!!!

Mary S.

United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 5/17

Had a wonderful and informative tour of Rio with Ana! She was waiting for us at our ship's dock and we spent the entire afternoon covering all parts of the city. Her assistance in visiting Sugar loaf and Corcovado mountains, made our wait and visit hassle-free. The views were amazing. Her ability to speak English helped us immensely. Growing up in the area, Ana spoke excellent English and could tell us stories of Rio and how it has changed and grown thru the years.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a wonderful experiece with you and I thank you a lot for your kind review!

Charles Campbell

United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 25/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your companies and for the review' It was a great pleasure to host you In my city!

Charles Campbell

United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 24/17

Ana Marie did an outstanding job for us. She is very knowledgeable about the Rio area and very organized.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your companies and for the 5 stars review. It was a great pleasure to host you In my city!

Pasquale Pingitore

United States
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Tour: Rio for Groups (4 to 10 people), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Feb 13/17

Ana Maria was very knowledgeable and candid about Rio and its attributes. She covered the highlights with us in an efficient fashion.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a gerar pleasure to host your group and abate all about Rio's culture and cariocas' way of living! Thank you for your linda review!!!

Chris Jessop

New Zealand
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Tour: #116251, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 1/17

Ana Maria was passionate and interesting. She was extremely confident in communicating with locals to ensure we had the best experience. She was punctual. Our tour itinary was not finalised until we met on the day. She quickly planned the day to cover what we wanted to see. Highlights were the Hippy Market, Benedictine Monastry.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your intetests on the venues and conversation along the tour, it. was really awsome!

Jonathan Reitin

Canada
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Tour: #116251, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 30/16

Anna Maria was a great guide. She knows everything about Rio and would answer all your questions about the city and its history. She will drive smoothly through the city getting to your point of interests Ina fast way suggesting activities on your way. Anna Maria has a lot of energy and young mindset. We were a group of 4 guys and were all happy bout this tour and could enjoy all tips and information she gave. She is flexible with great English. Thank you AnnaMaria!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You were an amazing Group! I had a lot of fun guiding you around my city and chating with you! Thanks for your company and a Happy New Year!

Joanne Clark

Australia
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Tour: #115548, Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 28/16

Ana Maria was fantastic. She took us everywhere we wanted to go and had an amazing knowledge of everything we saw, and a whole lot more. She also had lots of interesting and funny stories to tell of Rio de Janeiro people. We had a fabulous day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I loved your company and chats about my city and other themes. We had a wonderful time and amazing weather along the tour. I thank all of you for the kind review!!!

Paul Rose

United Kingdom
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Tour: #115548, Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 21/16

We had a wonderful day tour with Ana Maria. She was very knowledgeable and helpful and we learnt a lot about Rio its history and the way of life of the Cariocas. We would highly recommend her, she is a delight. Paul and Joyce.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Paul and Joyce, thank you very much for your company and the wonderful time we spent together in Rio! It was a indeed a great pleasure to host you and explore the best venues of my city together! Thank you for the review!!!

Lorraine Cain

Toronto, ONTARIO, Canada
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Tour: #116251, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 14/16

It rained almost from the moment we arrived in Rio, but despite the weather, Ana Maria still managed to show us a lot of sites and get a real feel for the hidden gems in Rio. She listened to what we wanted to do (and not do) and build a great tour around that. Her energy was infectious.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review! It was a great pleasure to explore the city and despite the rain we succeeded in visiting different venues and have fun! Thank you for the great moments!!!

Paula Noverraz

United Kingdom
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Tour: #116251, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 22/16

Ana Marie did her very best to show us her city despite terrible weather and some sights being closed for the Olympics. It was a little disappointing that we were not told that we could not complete all the tour in advance as we would probably reduced our tour to one day. Never the less Ana Marie was very well informed, prompt and very good company. Nothing was too much trouble. All in all I would recommend Ana Marie if you want to see Rio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your understanding about the conditions of the weather and the Olympic traffic blocked around the city. I'm sure I did my best to cover what was possible to be visited. Rio is a charming city and the sun makes its highlights and views amazing!

Paula Noverraz

United Kingdom
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Tour: #116251, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 21/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and the wonderful interest in visiting my city! Ana Maria

David Groombridge

United Kingdom
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 10/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your company and comprehension about the bad weather on your first day in Rio. The sun turns the city into a wonderful and colored place. The locals often practice all the sports and activities outdoor and life comes back to the streets, parks and beaches in a sunny day. Most of the views are impressive with the contrasts of the mountains, the lagoons, the sea and the sky. I hope you may experience on the next days these magic moments.

Eva Foley

United States
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Tour: #116251, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 9/16

Excellent day! We booked at the last minute and Anna Maria was able to accommodate all of our preferences and so much more. She showed us places we would not have thought of and now would not have missed for the world, an embodiment of a great "local guide". She was flexible and contributed so much to the day being enjoyable. Have fun!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That was one of the best tours I've ever done. The family was so interested in visiting all the venues and we have done a great walking tour around Lapa, downtown historical center and the Olympic Boulevard area. We had fun along 6 hs together! Thank you for your kind review!

Susan Blase

United States
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Tour: #115548, Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 4/16

What a great way to see Rio. We spent 8 hours with Ana Maria and saw great highlights of Rio. She was great! We were able to see all the highlights and also had a great lunch. The best thing is she understood what we wanted to see and made it happen.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful company! It was really a great tour full of fun and it was a pleasure to host you in my city. Come back soon!

Michael Williams

United States
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Tour: Private Tour - 8h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: May 7/16

We were three guys on our first day in Rio after an all night flight. Ana gave us a great tour and was very very knowledgeable about Rio . She was clearly in love with the city and shared her love and knowledge with us. Great introduction to the city

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great company! We shared good moments in my city and I'm very proud of it!

Allister Booth

Canada
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 13/16

Ana was an excellent guide. Very energetic and informative about all the sights and the history of Rio. She was very cooperative to adjust the tour to suit my needs and timeline. I highly recommend her if you are coming to Rio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your amazing company and curiosity about my city! Thanks for your kind words also! Come back to Rio again, there are a lot of wonders and fun wsiting for you and your friends!!!

Rebecca Bianco

United States
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Tour: #115548, Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 11/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and companies!!!. Next time let's explore the surroundings and have a great time in my beloved city!

Peter Smith

Castle Rock, CO, United States
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Tour: #116171, Rio from above, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 23/16

Amazingly animated, enthusiastic and knowledgeable woman who has great passion for Brazil and Rio. She knows history, culture; politics, geography and economics well enough to provoke great discussions while keeping it friendly. One day of to be best guides we have ever had /use her or lose her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was indeed a good day with a gorgeous weather which often makes me fall in love with my city ... Lovely people like you give me a great pleasure to explore the best venues of Rio! Thank you for the nice review and kind words !

Lynn Prater

United States
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Tour: #115548, Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 9/16

Ana was great! My husband has some physical limitations and Ana was understanding and helpful.We saw all the highlights of Rio. We were there during Carnival and because of long lines did not go to the Christ the Redeemer, but she took us to a good spot to take long range pictures.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are lovely people and I appreciated a lot your company and to help you with your husband needs. The place we had visited was D.Marta Viewpoint located on the same Corcovado hill. We went by car because the trains to visit the Christ the Redeemer Statue were completely booked during the Carnival time. Thank you for your kind review!!

Doina Anton

Sweden
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Tour: #115548, Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 8/16

Our excursion with Ana Maria was a good. She spoke fluent English, knew a lot of things about Rio and was a nice person. Disadvantages: she was always in a hurry to do a lot of things. For us who were in Rio for the first time, it was a little difficult to hang together. She spoke with a high voice, so other people looked to us! But she was happy and told us many things about Rio and showed also many unknown places. We were a little disappointed because she forgot to show us a place to buy coffee.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sorry, but Carnival is often a very difficult time for the guides in Rio (we become a little bit excited with the streets blocked for cars to give space to the people having fun around). All this mess force us (the guides) to be on alert and carefull concerning the traffic, the hundreds people everywhere, the safety of the group and the busy traffic... It was a great pleasure ( except forgetting the coffee shop) to host you in Rio and cover all the best venues in the city. It was indeed a great time

Patrice Deang

United States
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Tour: #115548, Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 7/16

I have to say Ana Maria was an excellent tour guide. She was very nice and personable. We were a group of four who traveled during the Rio Carnival week. Our travel mate was not feeling well so Ana Maria went out of her way to drive us to the drugstore to help buy some meds for her; in addition, she was very accommodating to assist us in picking up our tickets for the parade. Without her, we would have been lost. Thx for a wonderful tour to Sugarloaf Mountain & Christ the Redeemer. It was memorable!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to host and be helpful for your group! Come back to Rio and have fun!!! Thank you for your kind review!

David K.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #116183, Night lights Rio!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 6/16

Ana Maria was a lively, enthusiastic guide full of ideas as to how to spend our 8 hours together, and so she was completely flexible and lived the tour in the moment. It was an entertaining evening, full of conversation, eating and music. The only reason for not giving Ana Maria five stars is that she should use a more up-to-date photo. It would have shown her maturity -, I wasn't looking for a date, just a fun evening,which it was.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your interest on all subjects we have discussed all long the tour. It was a great pleasure to show you all the venues in my city!

Carol Howerton

United States
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Tour: Rio for Groups (4 to 10 people), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Jan 5/16

Anna gave us the best tour of our entire cruise around South America! It was wonderful! I would highly recommend that you consider Anna if you are traveling to Rio!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the review!!! It was my pleasure to explore my city with you and have good moments of fun!

Pauline Wood

United Kingdom
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Tour: #115548, Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 4/16

We have used Tours by locals before and knew we would have a great time. Ana was amazing. She looked after us so well. Considering I had been ill she took even more care of us. She made sure that our visit to Rio was awesome. We had a wonderful time in Rio and due to Ana's knowledge of Rio we will definitely be going back to Rio. We saw everything that we were promised and waited very little time to see the amazing sights, Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Thank you again Ana for a fabulous day

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and be sure I enjoyed a lot to host you in my city and very proud of sharing its beauties!!!

Patty Shields

Canada
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 2/16

Ana Maria was a knowledgeable, friendly tour guide. She took us to most of the places on our wish list and added a few others as well that she thought would be of interest to us exposing us to perhaps some less well known attractions in the city. Ana Maria certainly knows Rio well!

Kim Wanat

Canada
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 29/15

We just spent a fabulous day with Ana who was not only able to share enormous amounts of information about the people and the culture of Rio but was also highly entertaining. She spoke exceptional English and went above and beyond in making sure our customized tour was a very valuable way to enjoy this stunning city! Ana also helped us coordinate details for our upcoming tours and gave us valuable advice on how to make the most of the Revellion 2016! We would highly recommend Ana and tours by locals!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Wanat family! It was an incredible day indeed! I hope I can find you among the 2 milions people in Copacabana New Year's Party!!!! It'll be great!!! Have a nice trip and come back to live one more day of love with my city. HAPPY NEW YEAR to all your family!

Darian Walker

Clearwater, FL, United States
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Tour: #116251, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 12/15

Ana Maria was a terrific tour guide. Her love for Rio was obvious, and she did an outstanding job of showcasing her city. We enjoyed the typical tourist things, and she showed us the more private side of her city as well. I highly recommend her for a great tour of Rio!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your recognition and kind words! You are also passionate people and it was incredible to exchange trabelling experiences with you! Come back to Rio and I'll have the pleasure to host you again!

Barbara Skinner

United States
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Tour: #116251, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 24/15

To be chauffeured around the iconic Rio de Janeiro hotspots by Ana was a delight. Four of us hopped into her sporty Honda Fit and she drove the streets of Rio like she owned the city. We hit all the 'must see' landmarks and we aren't sure how she did it but the clouds parted at Christ the Redeemer offering the amazing view we were hoping for. We were traveling via cruise ship and to have a small group tour was so much better than the big bus tours. Thanks Ana, we really enjoyed our time with you!

Richard Turley

United States
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Tour: #115548, Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 23/15

We enjoyed very much our tour with Ana Maria. She picked us up at the airport, took us to the key sites in the area, and paid particular attention to our moods and what we wanted to see. She is very sociable, and there were no awkward silences, just the feeling that she was a friend who wanted the best for us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I loved to share all the time we spent together. You are a lovely couple and it was a real pleasure to host you in my city! Come back again to show you the other venues we didn't have time to visit.

Wilma Cheung

Australia
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Tour: Private Tour Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Nov 12/15

Ana Maria tour was excellent, her knowledge of Rio de Janeiro was outstanding. We enjoyed seeing all parts of Rio but she showed us some places we would not have seen otherwise. Enjoyed the museum she took us too, in short we would recommend her to every one and will especially recommend her to our friends. Marvelous tour we loved it. Thank you Ana Maria

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind review! You were lovely people and I enjoyed your company all day long! Come back with your friends to host you again!

Tracy Earwaker

United Kingdom
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 30/15

Ana Maria was an excellent and informative guide who gave my husband and I an exciting drive around Rio showing us the highlights! Thanks Ana Maria

Judy Gordon

United States
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Tour: Rio for Groups (4 to 10 people), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Oct 26/15

Highly recommended by every member of our family. If we ever come back to Rio we would book with Ana Marie again. She was personable, friendly, informative and knowledgeable, with strong communication skills. She was even very fashionable. We appreciated the fact that she could speak English very well. Ana was very accommodating to our needs and wishes and was able to solve the two unexpected "hiccups" that arose in an efficient manner. We enjoyed our time and experience with her very much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thank all of you for the company during the tour. You are an amazing family and very friendly. I truly enjoyed each hour! Come back soon to Rio to visit the other venues around it! Thank you again for your kind words!!!

Paul Whitney

United Kingdom
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Tour: #116251, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 5/15

Anna Maria was an excellent guide and treated us as friends. She is obviously very passionate about her City and also very knowledgeable. We did the Statue of Christ (rain and so misty that we could not see any views) and afterwards the Sugarloaf mountain(which was clear). In between we went to the cathedral and the mosaic steps and other wonderful views using almost unused roads to zip around. We would definitely recommend both Toursbylocals and Anna if you want to see the real Reo

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words. In the morning it was raining and misty but you were good companies and appreciated everything on the way. Let's try another visiting in a sunny day!!!

Carol A.

United States
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Tour: #116251, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 28/15

Ana Maria was exactly what we were looking for in a guide for our short time in Rio. At our first hello it was like meeting a good friend. She not only showed us the secrets of Rio neighborhoods, but provided us with a much welcome history of the city...her English is great. Ana Maria loves her city, and her enthusiasm for Rio made our experience with her remarkable; everywhere we went, people loved to talk with Ana Maria-her great personality exposed us to the local culture & people; thanks Ana Maria!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words! It was an awesome experience to show you my beloved city! Next time in Rio I'll be waiting for you, Ana Maria

William Baker

Canada
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 26/15

If you only have a day to spend in Rio, Ana Maria is the guide you want showing you the city. She is smart, personable, and has an incredible charm that makes her a pleasure to be with...and also gets you into places others can't go. Be patient touring through Rio. It's a lovely city, but hectic, and there are often things out of one's control (e.g. traffic, cloud coverage, etc.). But Ana Maria is quick to adjust and make sure you have a wonderful excursion. I loved having her as my guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm so glad with your kind words!!! It was a pleasure to spend those moments touring you around my city. The most important is that you recognized my happiness in doing my best all the time! Next time Christ the Redeemer Statue visiting, ok? Have a nice trip back home!

Paola Murphy

United States
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Tour: #115548, Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 24/15

We had a wonderful tour with Anna Maria. She was on time, knowledgeable and energetic. We not only saw the sights but learned about the history and culture of Rio as well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Paola, It was MY pleasure to show you my city and all the beauties of it. You were indeed great companies! Thank you for your kind review!!!