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.
Ozer EbrahimMumbai, MAHARASHTRA, India
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.
John BurtonNew Zealand
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!
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!
Charles Delle DonneUnited States
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!!!
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!
Gordon HunterUnited Kingdom
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!
John C.Bourne, United Kingdom
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!
David StadelUnited States
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.
Eugene FazziniUnited States
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
Anne S.Claremont, CA, United States
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!!!
Nicholas TorracoUnited States
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!!!
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!!!
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 RoseUnited Kingdom
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!!!
Susan BlaseUnited States
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!
Rebecca BiancoUnited States
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!
Lynn PraterUnited States
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!!
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 DeangUnited States
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!
Pauline WoodUnited Kingdom
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!!!
Richard TurleyUnited States
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.
Paola MurphyUnited States
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!!!
John KalbfleischUnited States
Ana was very efficient in organizing the tour and lots of fun to travel with. She was very knowledgeable about the city, both the sites and the history, and made an excellent selection of things to see. There were three of us on the tour and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. She has our highest recommendation. Jack, Sharon and Alastair.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. You were all great companies and I enjoyed very much the tour with you. It was a great pleasure to show you the beauties of my city!
Marin Nomeland-OvervoldUnited States
Ana Maria was wonderful! She was on time, knowledgeable, kind, energetic, and all around FUN!!! We really enjoyed spending our day with her and learning about Rio. I would recommend Ana Maria's Tour to anyone!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind comments about the tour! I really enjoyed your company and the time we spent together. I'll be very pleased to host you again when you come back to Rio. Ana Maria
Chris RayUnited States
I won't comment on the tour description because the website does that. Ana Maria was an excellent guide. She provided useful information with humor and warmth. She took us to an excellent restaurant for lunch and explained the various unique foods. My sister was looking for specific gifts and Ana found nontourist shops where the gifts could be found. Ana knew how to get around lines and was open to any deviations to the tour that we requested. Private tours are a must and so is Ana Maria.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the wonderful day we spent together and it was a great pleasure indeed to guide you throughout my beloved city!
Ramon De YcazaPanama
Ana María is a wonderful host. While we did the highlights of Rio tour, she managed to use the time most efficiently. As you may know, Rio is a big city and traffic can be a problem while they are building a new subway line. She managed to get out tickets for different activities, and I had to make no lines in the crowd! Beautiful city, Great host speaks English and had an enjoyable day getting to know Rio de Janeiro the way Cariocas know it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ramon, it was a great day indeed!