Traveler Ratings for Private Tour in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Tour Guide Michael S

Tour: Rio de Janeiro, Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) + Sugar Loaf + Tijuca Forest + Main beaches + Historic downtown.

Michael S
  Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Overall Rating:     about ratings


Daria Bliznets

London, 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 17/20

We visited Rio with my husband for a honeymoon. Michael was totally ok with our timing but still gave us other options that we could avoid crowd and heat. We succeeded to get to Corcovado and Sugarloaf mountain fast and one of the first. Michael perfectly knows the history of Brazil and many interesting facts that you won't find on the internet. Plus he is a very nice and funny companion for such a trip. You will never be bored:) He also gave us a lot of advice about our further stay.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Daria. We had a perfect day!!! Will miss you guys. Cheers!!!

Chirag Bhatt

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

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

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

Sidney S.

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: Jul 8/19

Michael was an outstanding guide. Very knowledgeable about Rio and Brazil.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Sid. Everything was perfect!!! All my best.

Mollie Stitt

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: Jun 29/19

Michael was a wonderful guide. He was extremely prompt, reliable, kind and knowledgeable about the area. We felt completely relaxed the entire time as he showed us around the sites. Everything was seamless and easy with having him as our guide. We didn't realize English is rarely spoken so navigating Rio without him would have been very frustrating. All of his suggestions of what to see were perfect!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mollie, Tim and the girls. What a wonderful time together with great weather. All my best for the this amazing family. Cheers!!!

Jeff S.

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 23/19

Micheal was professional, flexible, knowledgeable and provided the most out of an absolutely terrific day touring Rio!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeff. What a wonderful day with your family. I love it!!!! All my best...

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!!!

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!!!

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.

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!!!

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!!!

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.

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!

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!!!

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!!!

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...

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.

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.

Renee Barnard

United States
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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: Jan 2/17

Michael is amazing! We have had a lot of private tours and can not remember a better guide. All the important factors: English - impeccable. Sense of humor - charming and funny. Historical knowledge - interesting facts that are in the box and many great stories that are not. It was our pleasure to spend the day Michael.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: No words to subscribe my client's. All fun, special and unique. I had great time. Thank you. Mike

Ibrahim Seidov

Azerbaijan
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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: Dec 26/16

I highly recommend Mike to Rio de Janeiro visitors. He is really very professional. We had fantastic tour today.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ibrahim. Enjoy Rio.

Justin Noice

Bahamas
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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 23/16

Michael, we both very much enjoyed our day touring Rio with you. We would do it all again in a heartbeat and have no hesitation recommending Michael as a superb private guide in Brazil. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. Great tour. All my best...

Rachael Moss

United States
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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: Jul 16/16

Michael is a fantastic tour guide. He is very easy going and knowledgeable about Rio. He took my husband and I and our 4 year-old on great adventures throughout the city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a beautiful family. I had great time with Rachael, Al and Jack. All my best...

Vikram Gupta

United States
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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: Jun 13/16

Michael was prompt, knowledgeable, friendly and polite. We spent 8 hours with Michael and he gave us a tour of Christ the Redeemer, Maracana, Santa Teresa, Lapa, Urca, Cathedral, Favelas and Sugar Loaf. The day my family spent with him was the best day of the trip. My 5 year old still talks about "Michael, my friend from Rio". I highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Vikram. We had a great time together. All my best...

Marcelo Ziperovich

Los, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA), United States
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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: Apr 18/16

Michael S is what you want in a guide, especially in a city as complex, layered and interesting as Rio. His English is perfect, he is easy going, charming, reliable and very knowledgeable. His genuine passion for Rio and Brazilian culture shines through. With a limited schedule, we had a lot to see in a short amount of time, but Michael planned our day strategically so we got to certain places ahead of the crowds, got us in/out efficiently and kept us on schedule w/o making us feel rushed. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marcelo. Everyone is great. I loved to work for you guys. All my Best...

Russell Love

United States
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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 27/16

Michael is fantastic! I can't imagine this trip without him. He was better than we ever expected.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jackie and Russel. All my best...

Elizabeth Galloway

United States
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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 22/16

Michael was courteous and my clients never felt rushed!!! Would book with him again with no problem!!!

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

Nadav Sharir

Raleigh, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
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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 10/16

Michael is the best tour guide we ever experienced. He showed perfect knowledge and enthusiasm during our tour with him. He showed us places that we know they are not tourist attractions, and it was very interesting. He helped us also with our money situation since we did not have local currencies and he became our friend. We definitely want to recommend that if you really want to see Rio you must hire him as your tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nadav and Irene. We had a wonderful time together. Hope to see you guys one day again. All my best!

John R.

St. Simons Island, GA, United States
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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: Feb 28/16

Great tour with the perfect guide! Our group really enjoyed being with Michael for the day. He's very knowledgeable, considerate and fun to be with. We saw all the main Rio attractions using his very nice air-conditioned car. I highly recommended Michael.

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

Brigitte Mcintosh

United States
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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: Feb 14/16

The tour with Michael was better than promised or expected. He was early for picking us up. Was extremely courteous since we are seniors. Tried to find the shortest lines, described everything in detail, was very knowledgeable, and patient. We saw everything we had on our list plus some. I can recommend him highly and assure you you will have a great tour.