This was by far the best way to spend a day in Rio. Leandro is the best! He knew exactly where to go, what time to go and was full of information. He had an answer to every question and it felt like we got a weeks worth of Rio in 1 day. We were very well taken care of and we look forward to coming back soon. Thank you so much Leandro for showing us a great time in Rio!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Zacgary, it had been a perfect day. I really enjoyed to be part of you anniversary here in Rio. Wish both of you all the best and hoping to see you again.
Lesley DunlopUnited States
Leandro was a wonderful guide. I don't think anyone can surpass his knowledge of Rio. He was very considerate of my travel partner who had difficulty managing stairs. He was on time and kept the pace of the day reasonable. We had a delightful day and would highly recommend Leandro as a guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lesley It had been a wonderful day also for me. Guiding nice tourists as both of you is always a pleasure. I’m waiting you to do some bird watching here. My best wishes for both of you and hoping to see you soon. Thanks for your kind words.
Lawrence DangerUnited States
Very informative, punctual, pleasant and fun to be around for the day. We are American and there was no language barrier and spoke very fluent English. We highly recommend Leandro. He will also pick up at airport for additional fee.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great to have you here. I’m sure that this was an excellent end of the year/beginning of a new one for all of us. Hope to show you more of my country.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It had been a pleasure to guide you here.
Natalia DiazUnited States
Leandro is by far the nicest, most well-informed and professional tour guide my family and I have ever worked with. I was visiting Rio because of my husband's grandmother's birthday. I had lots of family obligations and wanted to set my parents up with a guide. Thank god for Leandro! My parents only speak Spanish and he took care of them better than I could have! He is absolutely charming, super professional and now a close friend to my parents. If you're in Rio, this is your guy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Natalia, YOU made these days wonderful. It was a pleasure to help your parents, now my friends, mainly because they are lovely persons. I also had excellent days with you and certainly we will meet again. Abrazos.
Marlene LewisUnited Kingdom
A very good tour of Rio de Janeiro. Leandro took us to all the places of interest we wished to visit, giving us information, advice & answering questions. It was a great way to see & learn about Rio. Leandro's English, patients & knowledge is excellent. Thank you Leandro for showing us Rio, we are sorry you didn't have more time to show us your city (immigration delayed passengers getting off the ship for over two hours). Sugar Loaf mountain & Christ the Redemeer were the highlights. We recommend Leandro
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Marlene, it was really a pity the problem with the immigration. We could had seen much mmore, but we had a great time here in Rio.
Shirley BormannUnited States
Leandro was a wonderful guide. He took excellent care of us and was able to get us priority boarding up to Corcovada and showed us around Sugarloaf and managed to save time for us in various ways. Showed us a lovely waterfall in Tijuca Natl Forest and generally around the city in addition to stopping to see some hang gliders along the beach. Good day. He is a very nice man. Great day in Rio.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Shirley & Stan! It was a pleasure to stay this day with you. I'm sure that you had a good idea of our city and took great pictures. I also appreciate your comment, it's a good idea and I'll follow it mainly during summer. My best wishes for your birthday and your trip.
Leandro was a great guide providing us with the right amount of commentary on the places we visited. He was very efficient and moved things around to ensure we covered all the agreed sights at suitable times given the inclement weather on the day of our tour. I can highly recommend Leandro to any first time visitor to Rio as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great to meet and guide you here.The bad weather gave us an extra excitement. I really hope we can continue our talk about your work, as things are beginning to change here in Brazil. I remembered you today as I read about the new Marlboro cigarette, which is on sale in only 4 states, including yours. My best regards to both of you.
John E.United States
Our tour took place during the madness of Carnival, and street closing made it difficult to get around the the city. But Leandro managed to find a way to show us everything we wanted to see, and more. By the end of the tour we shared his love for Rio, and we thought of him more as an uncle than a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you , dear cousins. I'd loved to guide you here. Hope you visit me again. Warmest regards.
Dennis McKennaUnited States
Leandro was a Top Notch Guide and Brazilian Host. He prepared a Responsive itinerary in consultation with us. He always was on time and had an informative presentation of all key sites that he skillfully augmented using his i-phone with extra pictures and Background. Once we arrived at a site, he insured we had adequate time and the best location for views and pictures. Most remarkable and appreciated was his escort to the airport where he not only arranged for our luggage and Check In
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Friend, I'm sure that both of us had a wonderful time here. Thanks too much for your kind report. I really hope you all the best for the New Year, hoping to see you again. Now that I have an Oscar, I can guide you in a even more Golden way. God bless you.
James KleingartnerUnited States
Leandro was on time and waiting for us with a sign as we disembarked from our cruise ship. Unfortunately the weather wasn't cooperating that day with very low cloud cover so we couldn't see the Christ the Redeemer monument which was our first scheduled destination. We did some other sightseeing hoping for the clouds to lift and when they did for an hour or so we managed to visit Sugarloaf and get some pictures. Leandro made the best of the poor weather conditions that day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for it. Hope we may have best weather next time. Happy Xmas
Francisco MirandaUnited States
The five star rating says everything, but as additional comments I have to say that Leandro was just great. He knows everything about where he was taking us and gives a lot of information non-stop. This way the participants were really part of the tour. He also has a perfect sense of timing, which is important as we were visiting three places and we had more than enough time on each. And yes, lots of patience. Thus, highly recommended for anyone that wants more than just be there.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Francisco, sorry for just reading your comments today. It had been a pleasure to guide your friends here in Rio and I also learned a lot about orchids. Hope to see you again here. Feliz Natal and a Wonderful 2016
John RaysonKootenay Bay, BC, Canada
On time. Excellent knowledge of the city and country. Fun to be with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We really had a lot of fun that day. It was great to show you Rio. Hoje you come back. Best Regards.
Marian LeungUnited States
Instead of doing the Sugarloaf and Christ the Redeemer, we went to Petropolis instead. We had a good time enjoying the visit to the Palace Museum. We enjoyed the snack at the German Cafe where Leandro introduced us to as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We had a nice day visiting our Imperial City and telinha you a little bit of our history. Hope you come back to tell you more thongs about Rio.
Mandy LLoydUnited Kingdom
Thank you Leandro we had a wonderful time in Rio. We were so fortunate with the traffic and weather and everything went very smoothly. Thank you for making our visit a very memorable one. Best wishes Mandy and David
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I loved to Guide you here. Come back.
David AllenUnited Kingdom
Leandro could not have been more helpful and he gave us a superb tour of 'Wonderful Rio' tailored to our particular interests. After a whole day of sightseeing he even took us to the airport for our flight home which was above and beyond the call of duty. We had a most informative and enjoyable day with him and he deserves at least a five star rating!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: David, as I told you, I also had an amazing day with both of you. Hope that you come back to show you more of our birds. My warmest regards to both of you.
Bruce SilvermanUnited States
Leandro was a great guide. We had a very large group and Leandro was very flexible and accommodated the group in every aspect. He also helped make all the arrangements with all the bus company and went above and beyond all expectations. Additionally, he gave the group a lot of history of Brazil and Rio. I would highly recommend him to a group of any size.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bruce for the pleasure of guiding your group. Thanks for all of you for your attention and helminto me with the schedule. Hope you all the best and wish to see you again. Warmest regards.
very pleasant and knowledgeable. highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Dr. Fried, it had been a pleasure.
Leandro covered the basics of our tour by seeing Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf, along with seeing the beach areas.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Since the beginning of the tour, they had been told about traffic conditions in the city. Several avences and streets closed for cars are making tours Downtown almost impossible. They didn't make any comolaints regarding to the tour and I'm quite surprised with this comment.
Dennis SchillingerRuston, WA, United States
Leandro was great - beginning with the clear communications prior to the tour and his excellent presentation of this wonderful city. We were able to see everything in one day that would have taken two days on another tour alternative - yet did so at a relaxed pace including photo opps, limited shopping and inclusion of sites that we did not expect to see. Leandro, your the best!
Mary P.United States
Great communication prior to the tours. He arranged for transfers to/from airport as well as an overview of the city for two days. We had requested several specific stops and he covered them all -- plus much much more. His English was excellent and personality which made you feel like part of his family. He arranged for a van and driver large enough for 6 with plenty of room for luggage, too. RATE: A+++++
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hope to see you in Rio again, now with your whole family. Warmest regards from Cidade Maravilhosa.
Leandro was a terrific guide. He is knowledgable, a good photographer, and a fantastic driver. We managed to see everything that we wanted to see & more!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's easy to do what you like to do when you're in good company. And Janet and Mike had been persons that we never forget. Hope that future tourists may be at least similar.