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 again for the review. We had a great time during the tour!
Jennie BanfieldUnited Kingdom
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 BanfieldUnited Kingdom
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!
Sarah NajjarUnited Arab Emirates
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!!!
Chris JessopNew Zealand
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!
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!
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 NoverrazUnited Kingdom
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 NoverrazUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and the wonderful interest in visiting my city! Ana Maria
Eva FoleyUnited States
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!
Darian WalkerClearwater, FL, United States
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 SkinnerUnited States
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!
Paul WhitneyUnited Kingdom
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
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
Tom ZirkUnited States
Had a great drive and view of the city. Foggy day kept some places hidden but Ana Maria showed us the immense forest park, the beautiful beaches and really knows how to overcome the weather. Our visit was only six hours. Too brief!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tom, It was a pleasure to host you for a 6h tour but the bad weather and too short time to explore the city made it not so wonderful as it should be, you know... Thanks for your recognition in saying so kind words! You were a very good company and I hope that your next tour may be in a shiny day!
The tour was just as we planned, No surprises or let downs. The guide (Ana Maria) was excellent,She was knowledgeable. Took us to places we wanted to see and to others spots we were not even aware of. We are impressed with the organization - your attention to detail,Pricing of the tours, Booking was easy, quick responses when we needed clarification. Was a great tour Thank you Reggie and Manel Fernando
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your company and the great time we shared during the day!
This was a very good tour seeing the most popular sights in Rio. Thanks to our guide we did not have to wait in the long line-ups for the tram or cable car. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your company and the wonderful time we have spent together.
Linda SilverbergParksville, BC, Canada
Ana Maria loves to drive and she drove us all over Rio! We could get out and walk anywhere we wanted to, and stop for photos at will. She stayed with us to translate for us as needed, whether while shopping, or ordering a meal. I felt like she took us to all her favourite places in Rio and gave us a great feel for the city in a short time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The couple was amazing ! They really enjoyed the city and made me feel a wonderful hostess! THANKS for your visiting!
Jayesh SisodiaUnited Kingdom
Great day visiting all the sites we wanted and great local knowledge .. Can't recommend enough !!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks it was indeed a great day!