Rui is an excellent guide, full of local knowledge & infomation. He's personable with an engaging manner and speaks excellent English. During the trip to Sete Cidades, Rui pointed out various secondary sights and told us some of the history of the Azores. The outlook offered a fantastic view of the blue-green lake. Next was a side trip to Sete Cidades to see the church and visit a cafe. Finally we went to a pineapple greenhouse plantation. A first class tour by a first class guide.
Herbert HellwigUnited States
Diane ShuttyUnited States
Carlos did the tour for Rui. He did an outstanding job. The weather started out rainy, but he maneuvered around and took us to amazing spots to see the twin lakes, the countryside, and the historic areas. He should be given a full time status with Rui. Carlos was very European, gentlemanly and polite. He was very punctual in geting us back to the ship in a timely manner. Also, he was waiting outside the ship for us with a sign in the morning. This tour was well worth it; the ship tour buses lagged.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We're glad you enjoyed your tour with Rui's associate Carlos. The substitution was agreed to in advance.
Annette GallardPoint Clare, NSW, Australia
This was our first Tours By Locals tour. Thank you Carlos for your wonderful tour and very friendly and informative afternoon. Carlos has amazing knowledge of this beautiful island and the history there in. We could not wish for a better tour guide or tour with such limited time. We highly recommend this tour and guide. Thanks Carlos for a wonderful and memorable time in Ponta Delgarda. We hope to return to see Carlos and will highly recommend to all in Australia. Annette, Geoff, Margaret & Doug
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Carlos is Rui's colleague - the substitution was agreed to in advance.