George S.Boca Raton, FL, United States
Marcelo did a great job in providing a walking tour of the Iguazu Falls. We did the train to the Devil's Throat and the lower circuit. He was knowledgeable in the falls, the foliage, and the wildlife (insects) in the area. He added needed commentary when doing the walking tour. In addition, we drove to the intersection of Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina and a quick tour or Iguazu (nothing there). I would recommend Marcelo for better appreciation of the Falls and the area.
Marcelo was outstanding. We had limited time and some complex logistics but he handled the tour, the border crossing and pickup/drop off very smoothly. Moreover, his narrative was excellent. Not only about the Falls but also about Brazil generally.. the history, culture, diversity etc. He is a very interesting and interested professional and also helped by providing some great contacts in other cities which we used.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mark, Your comments made my day and move me forward. Have a great day. Marcelo
Susanne McDonaldUnited States
Marcelo was a great guide. His knowledge of history, plants and animals made the day in the park most enjoyable. His English skills are amazing and he is very considerate of what the client wishes to see and do.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susanne McDonald, Thank you to have chosen me as your Iguazu ambassador. I am just to start another job and your comments already made my day! Best regards, Marcelo
Harlan ChironUnited States
He was on time. Very pleasant and affable. Terrific guide. One of our best guides ever. He made the Iguazu experience memorable.
Ynelle HatcherUnited States
Marcelo gave us an excellent tour of the Argentinian side of the falls. He was very knowledgeable about the the local plants, birds, wildlife, and insects so it was a treat when he would point out things we never would have noticed. He was very accommodating of our slow pace, and the car he used for transport was very comfortable and had air conditioning. Very friendly and spoke excellent English. We highly recommend Marcelo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ynelle Hatcher, Sometimes, provide a satisfactory tour is not so simple as it looks, anyway thank you for your patience and curiosity, these are precious ingredients to prepare a tour as we have made. Thank you very much for your visit. Best regards, Marcelo
Oliver LamHong Kong
Great tour! Marcelo knows the park so well that always found us a short cut or little tips to make our tour a lot easier. And his knowledge on animals, trees, plants are excellent! We learn so much from him as well as seeing this amazing falls. I would highly recommend anyone to join this tour if you want to truly enjoy the National Park. This tour truely exceed our expectation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Oliver Lam, I still far for what I visualise as a very nice tour, your comments push me further to do my best. Thank you very much to have chosen me. I also had great times with you. Best regards, Marcelo
Scott MorrisUnited States
Marcelo was very knowledgeable. Speaks 5 languages. Is especially strong with flora and fauna. Went at the pace we chose. Most importantly got us to the front of lines and saved us hours of waiting. Cannot say enough good things about him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Scott, Thank you for your feedback. Actually you are so nice people that our time together was too short. I am really happy to often meet people like you and your wife. I wish you all hapiness. I won't forget Memphis. Respectfully, Marcelo
Rolando GarbalosaUnited States
Excellent Tour, Marcelo is very knowledgeable of the Falls and was a great Guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rolando Garbalosa, Thank you for your comments, and about what I learned concerning the amazonian fruits I really enjoyed to spent my day with you and your family. Tell your daughter that I had the pitaya icecream, delicious. Respectfully, Marcelo
Paul HodelUnited States
Marcelo new the answer to every question we had about Iguazu. He also dazzled us with loads of info about the plants, birds and wildlife in the area. He has a very positive outlook on life! Excellent command of English. Thanks Marcelo, we will meet again, Paul & Wayne
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul Hodel and Wayne, Thank you very much for your comments, I am happy to see you happy, thank you for your inspirational words, thank you for sharing one of your days with me. See you. Marcelo
Roya ForoudUnited States
Marcelo was very knowledgeable, professional and Curtious. He gave the best experience and best representative for tours by local. We really enjoyed the tour and recommend him 100 percent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roya and Behrooz, Your words are so sweet, I am grateful for your visit and I will always strive to give my best. Thanks for everything. Respectfully, Marcelo
Shokoufeh HanjaniUnited States
We LOVED Marcelo. He is highly informative and professional. I would highly recommend him as the tour guide because of his wealth of knowledge and communication skills.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shokoufeh & Kaveh, I loved you too. I really appreciated to have done this tour with you. I only can wish you the best of the best in your lives. A big hug. Respectfully, Marcelo
Jacki BressingtonAdelaide, SA, Australia
We only had a day to visit Iguazu Falls recently and couldn't have asked for a more informed and friendly guide who really knew the area well plus knowledge of the flora &fauna. l got bumped off our 6am flight so arrived 3hours later than planned- but it didn't phase Marcelo a bit. Messaged back and forth at 5.30am - no worries. Marcelo collected us in v comfy car drove to the park and got us off to a great start. We walked 12km all up with him and saw every single accessible part of the Falls. Amazing!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jacki Bressington, Thank you very much for your message. This tour was also very nice for myself too. We are good walkers and interested in flora and fauna. Your good mood was the most important ingredient for the cake of a good tour. I conserv in my mind your comments, your smile seeing the waterfalls and this makes me happy in my "work" too. Thank you very much for your visit. Marcelo
This is a somewhat belated review'. Our tour was in January 2017; we had the opportunity of 1 day at Iguasu and Marcelo helped us make the most of every moment. We saw wildlife; we had close up exposure to all the key points of the falls and a great day. Also a safe and comfortable car. Several months on, we continue to reflect on the quality of the experience, thanks to Marcelo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Caroline Vickers-willis, Thank you very much for your sweet words, I was born to serve. I'm also honored to have spent one day guiding you through the iguazu waterfalls. My current office... Respectfully, Marcelo
Marcelo was our guide for our Iguazu Falls tour and he was just great. His enthusiasm, knowledge and professionalism lifted a fabulous experience to the next level.I would rate Marcelo 5 out of 5 and my experience in dealing with Tours By Locals was equally satisfying. I rate the organization 5 out of 5 and would not hesitate to recommend them, and especially Marcelo, to anyone. Sincerely, George Kostiw
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear George Kostiw, It's very good see your feedback. Thank you very much for coming personally to see our waterfalls, on my side is really fantastic have persons like you to walk around this magnificent nature. Respectfully, Marcelo
Andrea KahanUnited States
Marcelo is everything one would want in a guide. He is very knowledgeable and knows the Park very well. His energy and exuberance is fantastic. His intellectual curiosity is unmatched giving him a vast bank of knowledge which he eagerly shared. He guided us through the entire Park on a very busy Sunday with complete finesse. What a pleasure to spend the day with and we highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrea and Jody, I'm thankful for your visit. And I must confess that most of my nice tours, depends also from my visitors, so to have made our day so nice, your cooperation was also extremely important. I have learned a lot with you too and thank you very much for coming. Warm regards, Marcelo
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Heidi OBryan.
Jean PerlmutterUnited States
We were very fortunate to have had 2 excellent guides from your company on this trip. First, Fabian in Buenos Aries and now 2 days with Marcelo in iguazu falls. If Marcelo was not a guide, he would probably be a university professor. His command of his subject field was over the top. His knowledge of the environment, the plants and animals, and the history of the area was fascinating. We were very lucky to have this young man. The 4 teachers on this tour are putting him at the top of the class.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jean Perlmutter, Thank you very much for these both days we stayed together, I really enjoyed our days together too. All my work is customised for people like you and your sensibility to nature. Kind regards, Marcelo
Alain H Plattner PlattnerUnited States
Marcelo D went above and beyond to be sure we had a incredible time at Iguazu Falls. Marcelo arranged wheel chairs for my Wife insuring she saw all there was to see on both the Brazilian and Argentinean side of Iguazu Falls. He is very knowledgeable about, the geology, animals, birds, insects, reptiles, and plants. We were very fortunate to have him guide us at Iguazu Falls.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alain and wife, I loved when I saw how you dedicate one to another. A big hug for both of you! I wish you continue to travel happy and together. Marcelo
Marcelo est un guide merveilleux parlant un très bon français. Il est passionné et connait très bien la région. Il est un guide très utile pour organiser la journée et plein de bon conseil.Vous pouvez partir les yeux fermés avec lui.
We are extremely satisfied with the tour. His car was comfortable and spotless clean. Marcelo guided the tour and manage the time efficiently. He managed to get us on the first train and got us to Devil's throat before the big crowd came in. He was well organized, professional, attentive and thoughtful. He provided us water bottles and helped us with immigration document on Argentina-Brazil border. Marcelo is knowledgeable in culture, geography, flora and fauna which made our tour very enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kallaya Wangpichit, Thank you very much for your feedback. You are so nice persons! Five stars for you too! All the best. Marcelo
Very professionnal, very good advice, just great.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Nikita Sichov and friends. All the best for you.
Vernon BrockUnited States
This was my second day at Cataratas Iguazu and my second experience with Tours By Locals. Put Iguazu on your bucket list! And book your tour with Tours By Locals. Marcelo is a wonderful tour guide. He is friendly and very knowledgeable about the falls and the flora and fauna of Argentina and other parts of the world. The under-the-falls boat tour and Gargantua De Diablo are not to be missed! Safe travels, all!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Vernon Brock, Thank you very much for your comments. We saw in your visit many monkeys, a caiman, turtles and many coatimundis that as you told, you haven´t seen on your first day. Unfortunately, due the boat schedule, you didn´t make the boat trip as on your first day with the other guide but I hope you have enjoyed the visit to the three borders landmark and the visit to Duty free shop as you requested. I wish you all the best! Sincerely, Marcelo I sent to you already our selfie at the waterfalls
Paula ArnoldUnited States
Chris and Lesley reported that all of the services that Marcelo provided were excellent. thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Chris and Lesley are nature lovers. Very nice people and I was very pleased to have worked with them.
Amazing guide for an amazing tour. Marcelo knows exactly how to really make it worth. He has a great knowledge of the best moments and places to be to visit the waterfalls (and other local places), and also has a great knowledge about local Flora and Fauna. Besides, he will pick you up and leave you in your hotel. Being a private guide, it is much less expensive than a regular tour, and much better (not being in 50 people tours). Also, he speaks perfect spanish, french and english. I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Jaime Tellez and family. This is my job. I´m very happy having your feedback like I was happy doing the tours with you. Sincerely, Marcelo
Lorraine V.Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
Marcelo is an excellent guide who greatly enhanced our visit to Iguazu falls. The falls were spectacular, and he would point out flora and fauna between vistas. He helped us make the most of our time. He has an impressive depth of knowledge in botany, ornithology, and entomology. In addition to it all, he maintains his integrity in a place where not all people are so honest. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lorraine Volkers, I am sincerely grateful for your comments and although always think I could have been better, compliments give the feeling of mission accomplished. Obviously the service is much easier with nice people like you and your partner. Again, thank you very much Marcelo.
Charles KronbergUnited States
Marcelo is an outstanding guide who provided exceptional service. He is intelligent, articulate and eager to share his extensive knowledge while meeting your needs. His English is excellent. He met us on time and did everything we had discussed. He was also willing to be flexible with scheduling. I recommend him without reservation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Charles Kronberg, Thank you for your feedback. Visiting the Argentine side of the falls we had the opportunity to enjoy many rainbows and everything is set to do the whole tour without hurry and leave them at the airport in time for check-in. Thank you for the honor of having been his guide in Iguassu Falls. My sincere thanks, Marcelo
Ann BlauUnited States
Marcelo had an impressive knowledge base about Brazil, its history, and geography. He imparted his appreciation of the flaura and fauna in the National Park. Although our day started out rainy, it brightened up and Marcelo made our day enjoyable. He went out of his way to accommodate our dietary preferences which was completely unexpected and admirable. He patiently answered all of my questions and waited while we took photographs of the scenic views. Thank you. Best of luck in all future endeavors!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ann, I am grateful for your visit. I am very happy to have worked with you and your sister. More than that, for me it was like a family outing and I did what I could for you to take advantage of the best of the tour. What made me happiest are your words expressing your satisfaction. Many, many thanks and all the best, Marcelo