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

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Michael S
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Mark Tamagni

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Mar 24/18

Great tour of all the city highlights with Michael... he has a vast and extensive knowledge because this has been his profession for more than a decade. He also has excellent english from spending many years in American growing up and was very flexible in coordinating what we did and did not want to see. We really enjoyed him... and he made a super restaurant recommendation which was one our best dinners in the city! Thank You Michael.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mark. It was a great tour with a wonderful weather. The restaurant is my favorite. I am gald everyone had a good time. Cheers!!!

Nadim Salah

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Mar 22/18

Michael is a wonderful guide. I learned a lot from him on our 8 hour tailored tour. We covered my suggested itinerary and more despite pouring rain weather. He is very knowledgeable, super friendly, very accomodating and will go out of his way to address his client needs. I highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Nadim, you are very friendly and kind. Had a great time with you. Better weather will come during the weekend. Enjoy!!!

Lorna Sargeant

Australia
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Tour: #142525, 2 Full days tour + Night tour., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Mar 2/18

Michael & his brother Daniel escorted us around Rio for 2 days & an evening. The first day was mostly walking in the city & we were able to learn of the history & culture of this fabulous city. The second day was centred around the scenic highlights & beaches again going off the tourist track to experience the local flavour & culture. Daniel escorted us to a local dance show one evening where we saw cultural dances from many regions of Brazil. Excellent tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lorna. We enjoyed every minute together showing around Rio. We wish you guys the best!!!

Patricia Sartie

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Feb 23/18

We enjoyed our tour with Michael very pleasant and knowledgeable. Answers all our questions.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Patricia. We had a wonderful day together. Me and Daniel wish you guys the best!!!

Terris Senft

Canada
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Feb 14/18

Michael was an excellent tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and amiable. He provided many excellent descriptions and anecdotes. He effectively managed the tour and time to our benefit. We were ahead of the crowds to see the Christ monument and we had additional time to tour the beaches. Michael experienced a temporary problem with his vehicle, but quickly and readily made alternative plans to meet our needs, at no cost to us. I would strongly recommend Michael as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Terris, Carl, Urszula and Linda for the wonderful time together. We even got to see a Carnaval street parade. All my best wishes!!!

Catherine Roberts

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Feb 1/18

Loved the tour! Michael was so easy to talk with, we instantly felt comfortable with him. We are probably one of the few tourists who did not want to do Sugarloaf and we left it up to Michael to setup the touring day based on our interests and he did a fantastic job. Loved that he had a sense of humor too! We would recommend him in a heartbeat.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Fred and Catherine, what a lovely day. I had a wonderful time. Enjoy your trip. Cheers!!!

Jennifer Earner

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jan 23/18

Michael was knowledgeable and personable and speaks perfect English

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Jennifer. We had a fantastic day. All my best...

Calum Allison

United Kingdom
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jan 18/18

Mike is an excellent guide and knows Rio really well. Despite horrible traffic he was able to give us a superb tour covering all Rio's hi lights. Would recommend him to anyone especially if you want a friendly and knowledgeable guide. Happy travels

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Calum, we beat the lines and did everything. Perfect day. Take care...

Jim Martin

Palm Coast, FL, United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Dec 22/17

Spent a day (December 22, 2017) with Michael touring, Rio de Janeiro, beaches and adjacent countryside. He designed a tour to fit my traveling and sightseeing needs. He is an outstanding tour guide. Professional, punctual and extremely knowledgeable of the current happenings and historical background of all the areas we traveled. Highly recommend him for booking your tour of the Rio de Janeiro area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jim for the positive review and invitation. We had a great time together. I might be in Florida next May and will let you know for a dinner. Cheers!!!

Dan Pillasch

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Dec 11/17

Michael was friendly and knowledgeable. We saw and did more than we could have ever done on our own. From Bazillion and US history to shopping tips to efficiently going to the various sites, he was fantastic. Definitely a highlight of our trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. I had so much fun. Drive safe back to Sao Paulo. Cheers!!!

Lewis Mcdermott

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 3 DAYS - Private tour., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Nov 23/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Lewis and Nina, we had a great 3 days together and was my pleasure to be with such a good company. Enjoy the rest of your trip over seas. All my best!!!

Karen Rizvi

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Nov 21/17

Michael was an excellent guide. We did a full 8hr day tour of the major sites in Rio: Sugar Loaf, Corcovado, Selaron steps, Lapa, Ruins at St. Teresa, and neighborhoods such as Urca, Ipanema and Leblon. Everything was just what we hoped - and Michael timed everything well around the bad weather. My father is a senior and can't climb many steps, but Michael went out of his way to make us all feel comfortable and safe. The pacing was great for a long day. Never felt rushed or tired. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karen. Have a nice trip to Buenos Aires. All my best!!!

Winston Lett

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Nov 11/17

This was an unusually rainy day with very poor visibility. Michael, however, turned it into a unforgettable one with visits to the San Benito Monastery, the painted steps in Lapa. Lunch at the gorgeous Colombo Cafe and more!!! He is incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of his spectacular city. He makes his tours fun as well!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. I will miss you guys... had a great time. Let’s get together in Miami next May.

Liam Donnelly

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Oct 25/17

We travel and have worked with over 100 guides on our trips. Being serious, Michael was the best tour guide we ever had!!! He went above and beyond our expectations. We would go back to Rio just to extend this tour. Michael was informative with historical details and attentive to our needs. A short list of our custom tour included touring the St Terese District, stopping for incredible coffee, lunch in a local restaurant, historical discussions, monastery and cathedral visits... Highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. This always keep me motivated to continue with something that I love to do. All my best to you and your wife. You guys are the best. Thank you.

Shokoufeh Hanjani

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Oct 15/17

Michael is very likeable, fun and personable. He speaks english really well and he is highly informative. He did a great job covering Rio which is a very eclectic city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Shokoufeh. Hope to see you guys again in the States. Cheers!!!

Michael Shehadi

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Aug 31/17

Michael was terrific - fantastic guide. His English is excellent, he was punctual, very knowledgeable about his city/country, totally engaged, pleasant to be with and most interested in our satisfaction. Highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Aly and Michael. I had a wonderful time showing my city for you guys. Hope to see everyone in Miami this month for a beer. Cheers.

Ken Greenblatt

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Aug 24/17

Michael is incredibly knowledgeable and a terrific guy. The tour was outstanding. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ken and Peter. I had a great time with you guys. What a beautiful day and tour. Cheers.

Lynne Fitzpatrick

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jul 29/17

Had a great time with Michael as our guide in Rio!! Went to the Santa Marta Favela, the Selaron stairs, the aqueduct, St. Theresa neighborhood, and other places, he took us everywhere we wanted to go to and see. Michael spoke great English, having lived in the USA for a while and we would highly recommend him if you are ever needing a tour guide while visiting Rio! Thanks, Michael, for showing us your city and being so great!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lynne, we had a great time together. What a tour!!! All my best.

David Perrott

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jul 24/17

Michael is model tour guide that others should strive to emulate. He is knowledgeable, punctual, engaging, friendly and extremely trustworthy. He knows Rio and conveys that information in a precise and informative approach. He carefully assesses your tour objectives and adapts the tour to meet those goals. If you are looking to learn about Rio in a compressed time interval....Michael is the man! Likewise, he will adjust the schedule so that more time can be spent on items of interest. #1!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David, we had a beautiful day and was my pleasure to meet you. Who knows we can drink a beer together in the States. Take care my friend.

Jayesh Hari

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jun 7/17

Great tour. Micheal is a great guide with plenty of knowledge about the city. The itinerary was well balanced and not too rushed. We were lucky to see all the major sites - Christ statue, Sugar Loaf, Cathedral, Beaches, The Steps.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jay. We had a great time. All my Best...

Peter Dunstan

Australia
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Apr 14/17

Michael was a great guide and was so glad that I booked the private tour for my short term in Rio de Janeiro. His local knowledge is excellent and full of interesting information. A great tour guide with a great attitude. Highly recommend Michael.

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

Ralph Dinsmore

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Apr 8/17

Awesome young man with excellent knowledge of history and the region. The city of Rio. We saw all the key sites of Rio in 8 hour tour. Thank you, Michael. Obrigado..!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ralph and Jenny for the great review. Have a nice cruise ship trip. All my best...

Warren Mekler

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Mar 13/17

Outstanding tour!! Michael really knows this city and took us on a great full day tour. Highly recommend him and his brother Daniel.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Warren. Fantastic tour. all my best...

Ronald Coe

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way. 2 days Package and 8 hours split., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Mar 7/17

Michael and Marcos were terrific. They were able to fashion the tour to fit our special timing needs, and to our physical limitations, allowing us to see Rio in the best way possible. Thanks guys!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ronald. We had a great time. Take care.

Robert Maslin

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Mar 6/17

Michael was an outstanding guide - reliable and very enthusiastic about his tours. He utilized our time in the most efficient manner while making us feel more like family than tourist from the cruise ship.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure working for you Robert. Thank you for the wonderful company. All my best...

Robert Maslin

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Mar 5/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Robert. Take care.

Melanie Smith

United Kingdom
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Feb 19/17

I hired Michael to show my 3 sons and I around Rio in February. He was in contact prior to our visit and advised an early start to our day! He picked us up punctually from our hotel in his smart 4x4 and took us up to the Christ the Redeemer statue, where we enjoyed the spectacular views, without the crowds! Michael was very informative throughout the day and tailored the tour to accommodate our requests, even making a brief visit to a favela and a lovely private villa/arts centre. Muito obrigada Michael!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Melanie, we had a great time this summer. All my best.

Frank Frederick

Monaco
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Feb 5/17

Thank you Michael for an amazing tour! Done all the "must see" spots of Rio with a help of a professional and interesting guide who made as feel safe the same time:) Highly recomended:)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Frank and Agnese. We had a great day today. Take care and enjoy your stay in Rio. Mike.

Lili Delgado

Chile
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Feb 1/17

Micheal was great. We did the private 8h tour with him. He was able to fit everything that we asked driving calm and safe in his comfortable car. Very friendly, easy going and knowledgeable. Also very patient in doing all the bathroom stops that was needed for my parents.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lili. You have a great family. Take care. Mike.

Harrison Sekulich

Australia
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jan 16/17

Highly professional and engaging. Always willing to go the extra step to make your visit to Rio more enjoyable! Was such a fantastic experience, I would highly recommend using michael to anyone considering a tour in Rio!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Harry and Lilly. We had a great tour today. Have a nice trip to the falls and other places. All my best...

Boris Vakhnovetski

Australia
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jan 5/17

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

Hilary Hopkins

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Dec 30/16

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

Josh Wolfrum

New York, NY, United States
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Tour: #142525, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Dec 20/16

Because I visited Christ Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain on my own, Michael was able to spend the 8 hour city tour showing me places that are less well-known. The Chinese Vista and Pedro Bonita were incredible.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Josh. We had a great day with fantastic views. All my best...

Editha B.

Quezon City, METRO MANILA, Philippines
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Sep 18/16

Michael is a great guide. So cool & fun to be with yet professional and efficient. Willing to go the extra mile. Makes you feel less of a tourist but more of friends touring the fabulous city of RIO! We will always cherish the fond memories with Michael & his beautiful city :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Editha. We had a great time in Rio. All my best...

Michelle Stone

Australia
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Sep 13/16

Michael as brilliant, best guide ever. Michael was very professional, punctual & had a late model car. His suggestions for the layout of the day was brilliant. First to Christ Redeemer before the tour buses arrived. Michael took some great photos and on to Sugarloaf Mountain. Michael was very concerned about my fear of heights and helped during our trip to the top. The full 8 hour day tour was brilliant, so much we booked a tour the next day, we were not disappointed, we toured the favelas, brilliant

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Michelle. We had a great time together and weather was perfect. Cheers.

Constance R.

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jul 26/16

Micheal is an amazing tour guide and person. His knowledge and love of Rio shines through. He is very accommodating and flexible. We booked multiple tours across several days with Micheal, including airport transfers. We enjoyed him and the time in Rio. His car was spotless and quite comfortable to experience the city. I fully recommend him and would certainly book with him when we are next in Rio

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the positive review. All my best...

Constance R.

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jul 25/16

Micheal is an amazing tour guide and person. His knowledge and love of Rio shines through. He is very accommodating and flexible. We booked multiple tours across several days with Micheal, including airport transfers. We enjoyed him and the time in Rio. His car was spotless and quite comfortable to experience the city. I fully recommend him and would certainly book with him when we are next in Rio

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the positive review. All my best...

Diane La Pierre

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jul 9/16

Michael S was just perfect for our 8 hrs together sight seeing all the most visited sights in Rio de Janiero. He was on time and very considerate of all our needs. We experienced a full day of adventure with the best weather to boot. Our experience allowed us to book 2 more tours after our private tour. He was the best referral we received from a prior client. I highly recommend this guide who has the best educational experience!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Diane and Luci, we had a great time during our 8 hours tour. All my best...

Kent Pawlak

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jun 17/16

Michael was the perfect guide choice for me. I had a short time in Rio and wanted so see as much as possible. He was on-time and flexible with my schedule. I suggested what I wanted to see and Michael made sure I saw everything. I prefer a faster pace when visiting new cities the first time and then spend more time at the sites I really like. Michael was easy to talk to and knew the city as well as anyone can. You can tell he really has pride in Rio and is happy to share his beautiful city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kent. You are a great friend. Let's keep in touch. Mike.

Cecilia Pallaria

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Apr 15/16

Michael knew where to take the best photos at every stop. He got us around the big bus groups so we could avoid any congestion. The restaurant he brought us to was filled with just Brazilians and not tourists. We fit more in one day then a normal tour group could do in two. Book this tour!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cecilia. Wonderful family and fun to tour. All my best...

Russell Love

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Mar 28/16

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

Leigh Tomforde

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Mar 13/16

My whole family had a wonderful time. Just the right mix of scenery, history and stops!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Beautiful family and fun. Clients that makes my day even better. All my best...

Brian Germann

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Feb 19/16

We are so glad we decided to book a tour with Tours by Locals, and especially with Michael. He was so personable and made us feel comfortable from the moment we got off the plane. His knowledge of Brazil and Rio de Janiero is vast and continues to educate you the entire time. We booked an 8 hour tour with him, and we are so glad we did, as the time flew by, and we even enjoyed a nice lunch with him. We would highly recommend Michael for any tour, you will not be disappointed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Brian and Jack are very special friends that i would take for my whole life. Thank you very much for the positive review. All my Best...

Eduardo Noriega

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours) and Airport transfer., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Feb 13/16

Michael picked us up at the airport. He had a plan but was happy to make adjustments to suit what we wanted to do. When we got the Christ the Redeemer, we were going to have to wait over one hour to take the bus to the top, so we all decided to walk instead which saved us a lot of time. It's a steep climb but it only took us 30 minutes. After that Michael took us to a great bar and restaurant in Sta. Theresa. He was very accommodating and knowledgable. We would definitely book with him again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Eduardo and Didi. Let's keep in touch. All my best.

Ruth Goodell

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Feb 8/16

We had a fantastic time. Michael planned the tour to maximize our experience, avoid long lines and much of the excessive traffic. He was very considerate and thoughtful.

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

Ruth Goodell

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours) + transfer from the cruise ship port., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Feb 7/16

Same as previous day.

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

Vivian Chin

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Feb 1/16

We had the most wonderful travel experience during our cruise ending in Rio de Janerio. Michael S. was our tour guide. He was very efficient, thoughtful, caring and friendly, a real professional! Not to mention he was so nice, fun, handsome and sweet! He took good care of us, tailored easy tours for feeble seniors but covered all the must-sees in the beautiful city within two days. We would definitely recommend him to travelers who want great fun time in Rio. He is a natural, perfect for the job!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Vivian. We had fun. All my best...

Eileen Abuhamad

Bahrain
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jan 31/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.

Eileen Abuhamad

Bahrain
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jan 29/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.

Stuart H.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jan 23/16

Michael was amazing. This was the second of two day trips we had booked. He managed the itinerary around the weather to make both days fantastically interesting and full. Sights were glorious, food (and drink) excellent. Queue jumping saved us a lot of time and ensured that we actually could get to sights. We even saw toucans and marmosets. Brilliant. Thank you, Michael.

Stuart H.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jan 22/16

Michael was amazing. This was the first of two day trips we had booked. He managed the itinerary around the weather to make both days fantastically interesting and full. Sights were glorious, food (and drink) excellent. Queue jumping saved us a lot of time and ensured that we actually could get to sights. Many people of our cruise couldn't get tickets for Christ Redeemer.

Alexander Vescan

oakville, ON, Canada
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jan 15/16

Michael knows Rio inside out; he is always on time and very flexible (changing the order of the visiting spots to align with the weather conditions), an excellent driver, and a great companion (excellent communication skills and very, very friendly). He can put together a visiting program/schedule customized perfectly for the tourist's needs. If you want to have a good (end efficient) time in Rio, get Michael to be your guide (Also, his English is very good; he lived in the States for 10 years or so).

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. We had great time together.

Alexander Vescan

oakville, ON, Canada
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jan 14/16

Michael knows Rio inside out; he is always on time and very flexible (changing the order of the visiting spots to align with the weather conditions), an excellent driver, and a great companion (excellent communication skills and very, very friendly). He can put together a visiting program/schedule customized perfectly for the tourist's needs. If you want to have a good (end efficient) time in Rio, get Michael to be your guide (Also, his English is very good; he lived in the States for 10 years or so).

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.

Herbert Amey

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jan 4/16

Michael was the perfect guide for our one-day tour. He knew how to maneuver the city so we could see the top sites. His English is perfect, and his knowledge of the city and its history is outstanding. He even helped us with our luggage when we were boarding our cruise ship! It was a great experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys. We had a great day together. Cheers.

Karen Plunkett

Amherstburg, ON, Canada
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Dec 12/15

Michael was an outstanding guide for our one day stay in Rio. We were able to cross off all our requests on our bucket list of things to do and see considering we only had 1 day in Rio. Michael was very well versed on Rio and took us to all the places we wanted. He was very personable,flexible and considerate. Highly recommend him as your guide for any stay in Rio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karen and Dennis. All my best.

Kenneth W.

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Dec 11/15

Michael was absolutely terrific. Four of us were with him for two wonderful all-day custom tours of Rio. He provided excellent information and advice throughout both days, including arranging a visit for us to the main Synagogue of Rio, which he had not previously included in his tours. We were particularly pleased by the efforts he made to accommodate one person in our group who was having difficulty walking. We highly recommend Michael to anyone coming to Rio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again Caroline, Ken, Linda and David. All my best.

Kenneth W.

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Dec 10/15

Michael was absolutely terrific. Four of us were with him for two wonderful all-day custom tours of Rio. He provided excellent information and advice throughout both days, including arranging a visit for us to the main Synagogue of Rio, which he had not previously included in his tours. We were particularly pleased by the efforts he made to accommodate one person in our group who was having difficulty walking. We highly recommend Michael to anyone coming to Rio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. I will miss everyone. All my best.

William Aten

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Dec 9/15

Michael was an outstanding guide with a great personality. We had him for the entire day. He picked us up at one airport and dropped us off at the airport at the other end of the city. He managed to get us through the top attractions: Sugar Loaf and Christ Redeemer in record time, which allowed us to do so much more sightseeing. It was the best day sightseeing tour we've ever had.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. Great tour and time together. All my best.

Sheri Crowe

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours) and Airport transfer out., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Nov 19/15

Had a wonderful full day tour with Michael. He presented a lot of local information, changed up the itinerary at our request, took us to places we didn't know existed in the Rio area. We would HIGHLY recommend Michael for any tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sheri. Great time together. Cheers.

Christopher DARRELL L.

Guernsey
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Nov 18/15

Superb tour, exactly what we wanted. Excellent guide. Highly recommended.

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

Michael Wissell

Canada
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Oct 28/15

Michael is the reason you use this site. Local and a fantastic guide. Will use again if we go back.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks guys. Fantastic tour. Love it. All my best.

Timothy Salanger

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Sep 28/15

Our tour with Michael was 5 stars all the way. He knew everything about Rio and took us everywhere we wanted to go. He even took us to places we didn't know about. Michael is extremely personable and seemed more like a friend than a tour guide. I would recommend his tour to everyone!

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

Gregory Thomson

Trinidad and Tobago
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Sep 18/15

Michael is an excellent guide who spoke English fluently. He knew the history and culture of Rio and imparted it well. He is very flexible and adjusted to our requirements. I highly recommend

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

John P.

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Aug 1/15

We did two tours with Michael during our visit to Rio and enjoyed all of the time we spent with him. We covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time and certainly saw a great deal more than if we would have tried to do it on our own. He is very knowledgeable of the area and also was very flexible in the planning and execution of our tour. Our flight was significantly delayed but Michael still made sure we had a great tour on the night we arrived. I would highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great night and great tour. Thank you John. All my best to you guys.

John Shead

United Kingdom
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jul 24/15

Michael was fantastic. Very flexible, very knowledgeable, great English and good fun. We were a family of 2 adults and 15 yr old daughter and he was a hit with all of us. He provided us with 2 airport transfers, an 8 hr tour and a 6 hour tour. Reasonable prices, nice car, great guy. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great family. All my best.

Randyl Tabajonda

Philippines
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jul 4/15

Michael was a great tour guide and a buddy, too! He knows everything and as I what We talked about, he knows his kingdom! * knows the in's and out's in Rio so we avoided the traffic * familar with the weather. He knows what to prioritize given time and weather constraints * He was a good photographer, makes recommendation on photos * lastly, he knows everything about Rio- history, awesome spots, from A to Z I would highly recommend Michael to all tourists out there. There is a lot in store for you, guys!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rance, waiting for you in carnaval. Lets keep in touch. Mike.

Joel Conn

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jun 16/15

Michael took us on a two-day customized tour of RIO and surrounding areas. He was very knowledgable about the culture, history, and safety. He picked us up and dropped us off at our B&B and transferred us to the airport. He was very good at providing interesting tour/sightseeing options and very open to our own suggestions and interests. We saw all the main sites but the St. Marta favela is something that should NOT BE MISSED! We highly recommend Michael!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joel and Sarah. All my best for you guys.

Joel Conn

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jun 15/15

Michael took us on a two-day customized tour of RIO and surrounding areas. He was very knowledgable about the culture, history, and safety. He picked us up and dropped us off at our B&B and transferred us to the airport. He was very good at providing interesting tour/sightseeing options and very open to our own suggestions and interests. We saw all the main sites but the St. Marta favela is something that should NOT BE MISSED! We highly recommend Michael!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys.

Christine Armstrong

Australia
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jun 1/15

Michael is a genuine, passionate, kind and generous young man who is rightly proud of his beautiful city Rio. My husband and I only had 3 days in Rio so decided to book the days tour which I thought was quite expensive. We certainly got more than our value for money with Michael. He is a true professional, articulate, and knowledgable. Because of bad weather he even did our tour over 2 days in order for us to see all sights clearly. I cannot believe how fortunate we were to have chosen Michael.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Christine. Wonderful tour. I will miss you guys. All my best.

Charlene Scullion

Ireland
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Apr 27/15

Fantastic tour guide, offered so much information on the city giving a good insight to life in Rio

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Charlene. Cheers

Jorg Betts

United Kingdom
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Apr 18/15

I could not have been happier with the day that I spent with Michael. Everything was brilliantly thought through and he was an absolute joy to be with. Do not think twice about booking him as your guide - you will not find better. Brilliant. If i could give six stars, I would.

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

Perry Payne

Stafford, VA, United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Mar 29/15

Perfect tour of the wild beaches west of Rio with Michael, a local surfer who knows this area well. We started out at the famous Hippie Market for a couple of souvenirs, then headed down the coastal road west of the city to Joatinga, Grumari and Prainha beaches. A stop at Pepe's, the Barra pier and Praia da reserva - beautiful, natural and far from from the tourists in Copacabana and Ipanema. If you've done the Christ & Sugarloaf and love beaches, surfing or just natural beauty, book this trip! Awesome!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow. What a tour. I will add the west coast of Rio for booking. Thank you for the advise Perry. Cheeers.

Shannon Lowrey

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Mar 15/15

Michael is a knowledgeable and very efficient guide, who provided us with a thorough overview as we covered the major highlights of this beautiful city of Rio. We hit the ground running, getting up Corcovado to the Christ the Redeemer statue on the first cable car… a good decision as the line to get up the mountain ran up to 3 hours later on in the day. We highly recommend him to anyone wanting a thorough and customized tour of Rio de Janeiro!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Shannon and Fred. All my best, mike.

Richard E.

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Mar 7/15

Two wonderful days with Michael He picked us up at the airport, spent four hours of touring the first day, drop off at hotel, pick up the next morning, eight hours of touring and dropped us off at the cruise ship. His planning and knowledge allowed us to see everything we wanted to see and additional sites that he suggested. His excellent English and accommodating style made this one of the best city tours we have ever had. Ate at a wonderful local restaurant with him. Left him knowing we had new friend.

Nicholas Iagulli

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Feb 13/15

Michael put together the perfect tour for us. We were impressed at how much he was able to show us while at the same time keeping it relaxing and enjoyable. Not only is Michael a great tour guide, but also a great person who is fun to be around. We were so thankful we had Michael to show us around Rio, and will definitely reconnect with him on our return next year!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Waiting for you guys in the Olympic Games. You and Britney are invited to stay in my place. Cheers.

Krzysztof Labedzki

Poland
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Feb 9/15

Everything was perfect

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Take care.

Suzanne Boenker

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Feb 8/15

Very knowledgeable. Extremely polite and helpful. Very flexible with his itinerary making sure you get the tour you want. Great guy also! Will miss him after spending two full days with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hope to see you guys in Texas and drink a beer together.

Suzanne Boenker

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Feb 7/15

Very knowledgeable. Extremely polite and helpful. Very flexible with his itinerary making sure you get the tour you want. Great guy also! Made sure we say the highlights while the weather was good, even though I think he could have saved gas if he had followed the logical itinerary, but he was more concerned about us getting to see the big sights.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great clients. We had a great time together. Saving gas with pre carnaval street parades is hard. All my best to you guys. Cheers.

Daniel Kohn

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jan 4/15

Michael is an exceptional tour guide. His total professional began with providing quick responses to alll communications. We had pretty much agreed on itineraries before we arrived in Rio. Upon our arrival he was punctual in picking us up at the cruise ship. His suggestions during the day to adjust the itinerary were appropriate saving time. His ability to bypass long lines at Christ the Redeemer statue and Sugar Loaf mountain was priceless. Very professional in all he did. Michael made it a great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again. Wonderful time and beautiful beaches.

Daniel Kohn

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jan 3/15

This was day two of a two day booking. Since we were able to see Christ the Redeemer Statue on day one we spent day two seeing all of Rio. Michael was able to take us to places most other folks don't get to see because of a lack of time. Michael knew exactly where to take me to get just the right picture. Loved the beach where the hang gliders landed after launching from a mountain above the beach.Able to get some great shots and videos. I highly recommend Michael. He is a very personable and professional

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Daniel and Nancy. It was a pleasure working for you guys. All my Best for 2015.

Robert Wechsler

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Nov 20/14

Excellent guide, and was among the best guides that I ever encountered on my many trips abroad. Michael was flexible, intelligent, totally responsive and accommodating. He showed initiative, and was proactive in anticipating areas of my interests. The knowledge he had of Rio was impressive, and he was completely reliable. I would use his services again and if given the opportunity, I would hire him to work in my business.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert. You are a great guy and i am looking for our meeting in New York. Cheers.

Neil Berman

United States
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Tour: #142525, Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Nov 13/14

Highly recommend Michael - He is very friendly and knowledgeable of city and sites and tried everything possible to make our trip a success. HE DID !! We used Michael for 3 days and he knew the right time to visit sites to avoid major crowds. We visited local restaurants and saw local sites not included on other tours. Michael reviewed the weather conditions during out visit and worked around the expected rain to have us visit the major outdoor sites during the bright sun.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Neil and Joy made my working days perfect. What a tour. Thank you for the Wonderful time together. Hope to see you guys soon. Cheers.