Sanjay AminSchaumburg, IL, United States
We THOROUGHLY enjoyed all 3 tours with Lais. She was very knowledgeable and showed deep interest in explaining Brazilian history and culture. Meeting and spending 3 days with her over different tours was best decision we made regarding our trip to Rio. Thank YOU, Lais. -Sanjay, Rita and Sarju
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sanjay, Rita and Sarju, What a beautiful family! Thank you so much for the review. It was really enjoyable to me also to share these 3 days with you. Warm regards, Lais
Annie CheungUnited States
We could not have had a better guide than Lais for the Botanical Garden! Her passion and knowledge of the garden made the tour an absolutely wonderful experience. Lais also introduced us to an excellent local restaurant for lunch. We had a blast with her at the Mar Museum learning about Samba and ended the tour with a most tasty açaí smoothy in Ipanema.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Annie, What a fun group! Thank you so much for the review. It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio :-) Best regards, Lais
Jacqueline N.United States
Lais is the best guide we've ever had. She is happy, knowledgeable and fun! We didn't really have a plan -- left our day in her capable hands and we were not disappointed. The last morning of Carnivale, we were able to walk with parade revelers as she knew everything that was happening in Rio. A call to Uber and we were off to Sugarloaf, enjoying a local refreshment and seeing the sights. She then suggested we go to see Christ The Redeemer before the clouds moved in, and she was absolutely correct.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jacqueline, Thank you so much! It was a pleasure sharing with you this amazing party we have - Carnaval! Great meeting you two!
Lais met me at a subway stop and we toured a weekly fruit market, tasting several local delicacies, before doing the full tour of downtown, plus Copacabana and Leblon beaches. She was very knowledgeable, inquisitive too about my own country (Canada) and very engaging. Thoroughly enjoyed my day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Leonard, It was great meeting you in Rio! I had an amazing day also. Thank you for your review. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to your family! Best, Lais.
Lais Lais Lais! Rio wooed us with it's stunning visual scenery but we fell in love with the City of God because of you! You brought Rio's story to life; its history, architecture, geography, people, politics, food, culture, favela's - all as we walked and soaked in your captivating and engaging narrative. Our troupe of 6 friends from Melbourne would say You Are The Best Guide Ever!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Thank you so much for the feedback!! :-) :-) :-) As I told you, Australia brings me great memories and I had a fabulous time with you guys. Thanks so much! My best wishes to you all.
Gary TrattUnited States
FABULOUS. what a smart lady!!!!we learned sooooo much, and had a great time!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again!! It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio! Best wishes, Lais.
James McLellanMontgomey, TEXAS, United States
Very interesting and inclusive tour. We saw a lot of Rio through the eyes of a local. Lais is very personable and knowledgeable. Good value. Participants need to be able to walk a lot and navigate steps. We took another tour with Lais and it was equally enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Jim! It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio!
Rey DavidUnited States
Lais was our guide on three different private tours in Rio. And I must say that Lais is an exceptional guide, a wealth of tour knowledge and interesting tidbits. And, just as importantly, she is effervescent with Carioca charm and warmth. She is sensitive to her clients' needs, and personalizes the pace or contents of her tour accordingly. My wife and I have enjoyed the services of numerous tour guides during our travels over the years, and I can honestly say that Lais is the best of them.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again, Rey!! It was my pleasure to meet your family in Rio!!
Faizah ShabazzUnited States
We loved Lais!! We were a group of 6 women and she was a great fit for our group. We did a walking tour around the city of Rio. She is extremely knowledgeable about Brazil and has a sincere love for her country. She is also knowledgeable about pop culture as well as food!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, girls! I had great fun with you too!!
Tiziana GiorgiUnited States
Lais is a fantastic guide, she is personable, knowledgeable and reliable. The Carioca for a day tour is quite interesting and also helpful in understanding how to navigate the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Georgia! It was a pleasure to meet you in Rio! Regards to your mum.
Susan C.United States
We loved this tour with Lais. She is delightful and knowledgeable and quickly accommodated our interests. We rode the bus and subway and walked around downtown with the locals. Lais sensed what we wanted, listened to our interests and accommodated them like shopping in Saara Market. I highly recommend Lais as a guide and wished we booked more tours with her. For anyone wanting to experience the real Rio like a Carioca, this is the tour for you. Thanks Lais for a GREAT day with great memories of Rio.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Susan. I had a great time with your family too :) It is always nice to be around experienced travellers that want to mingle with locals.