Our tour was everything we expected plus more! Marcelo arrived on time, his vehicle was spotless. Marcelo's English was excellent, he shared so much knowledge with us about the Falls, fauna and wildlife. He walked with us every step of the way through both sides of the Falls and was very informative but not to the point of being over the top. We had quiet moments also where we could walk in silence or stop and reflect. Our passing through each side of immigration was also seamless. Highly recommend. Susan
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan and family, Thank you very much to have chosen toursbylocals and me, to be your host at Iguazu Falls. I also learned a lot with you all. I recognise that I work in a dream job and " to work with persons" like you make it even better. Kind regards, Marcelo
Leslie MasonUnited States
Marcelo was one of the best tour guides I've ever had. He was extremely knowledgeable of the local area, the fauna and floral and was just generally professional in every way. I would highly recommend him to anyone I had an amazing day in Iguazu Falls with Marcelo.
Elaine PaveleyUnited Kingdom
We spent a few days with Marcelo, had a great time and would thoroughly recommend him due to his knowledge and enthusiasm for the local area and the natural environment. We visited both sides of the Falls, taking us to the best viewing points whilst accommodating a knee injury. He picked up and dropped off at both local airports, also assisting us at the border crossing and our hotels. Thank you Marcelo for an enjoyable couple of days.
Ginny McFarlandUnited States
I would highly recommend our guide, Marcelo! He met us at our hotel on time, drove us to the falls, arranged all of the tickets, tolls, and fees which made for a hassle-free day. Marcelo is an interesting, kind and open person. He speaks several languages is an expert in flora and fauna in the area. Thank you, Marcelo, for your sharing your story with us you are amazing! To top it off, we had booked to see both sides of the falls in one day but could not get a visa in time, he gave us a partial refund!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ginny McFarland, About the missing visa, in your case it's nothing more than an obligation from my part to provide your correspondent refund. My mission is to serve as best as I can. Thank you for your patience and curiosity to discover iguazu falls. I am only an nature's interpreter. Respectfully, Marcelo
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ausra Valaviciene and family, I am gratefull for your visit. I have learned a lot from you all and enjoyed our day at the same level. Best wishes, Marcelo
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Magdalena Noway, you are an excellent walker, fine, very well educated and sensible to nature. Thank you very much to have come and choose me as your tour guide. Your good memories about Iguazu Falls are my happiness. Thank you very much. Marcelo.
Anisa MosamSouth Africa
Marcelo was an excellent guide. He was efficient, punctual, always had our interest at heart. He went the extra mile in ensuring that he gave us as much information as possible and planned the excursion with precision. He is not only passionate about what he does but is motivated by serving his guests in the best possible way.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anisa Mosam, Now is low season and why not give to my visitors an even better tour? I always try to fulfill all the willings of my clients and you and your husband are so pure persons that some requests even so simple that they can be I have a duty to help whenever possible. I am honored to have received you and to have been part of your history. Best wishes and thank you very much for your visit. Marcelo
Editha B.Quezon City, METRO MANILA, Philippines
Very professional and knowledgeable guide. He was kind of distant and very business-like at first; but after warming up, you will know that you have got a very warm and gentle person as your guide.:)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Editha Bernal, I appreciate your four stars and your comments. I'm doing a self examination of my conscience to find and understand where and how were my fails in order to correct them. I want to apologise you for not being able to bring you the best of me. Thank you very much for your visit and feedback. Warm regards, Marcelo
Great tour! Marcelo is fantastic, he tells a lot about fauna and flora beside the falls. Everything is well organised from him and we felt safe and comfortable the whole day. All the best for you, Marcelo!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sirka Nitschmann, I also had a great day with you and your family. Thank you very much for your visit and best wishes from Brazil to Germany. Respectfully, Marcelo
Heracilio PrietoUnited States
Iguassu Falls is one of the world's greatest shows, and Marcelo does an incredible job in showing it from both the Brazil and Argentina perspectives. He is a wonderful guide and person as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So Heracilio, Rodrigo and Connie I had a great experience with you and for sure I learned much more than I taught.
Peter BondUnited Kingdom
Marcelo was the perfect guide to show us the sights of Iguazu Falls. We saw both sides of the falls and he was knowledgeable of the area and wildlife. Thank you Marcelo for a great day!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter Bond, Thank you you too for you and friends to have chosen me as your host at Iguazu Falls. I really enjoyed my day with you all. Warm regards, Marcelo
This is the first holiday where we have booked private guides just for us, as compared to private group tours. Although private guides are expensive, you get what you pay for. In this instance we had a brilliant day with Marcelo that we could never have achieved if we'd tried to do it on our own. Marcelo's spotless car, his perfect English, his well planned itinerary, the border crossings and his drop off at the airport were perfect. We recommend Tours By Locals and Marcelo D to anyone visiting Iguazu.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter Brown, Thank you very much for your visit and your feedback, I'm always trying to convert my efforts to bring the best for great people like you. Warm regards, Marcelo
Ruth PeakUnited Kingdom
Marcelo is an excellent guide who looked after us very well. His knowledge was amazing and this really made such a difference to our experience. Having such a competent person organising our day meant we could relax and enjoy the day fully. He was also able to give us additional information for other activities which enhanced our whole stay in Foz do Iguazu. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services. Thank you Marcelo, you were marvellous.
Peter DonaldsonUnited Kingdom
Marcelo was one of the best guides if not the best we have ever had on any tour we have done. He was totally professional with perfect English and was very educated on the tour he took us on (Iguazu falls both sides in a day). I wouldn't hesitate to use Marcelo again given the chance.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter Donaldson, Thank you for your comments, feedbacks are very important for me working as a compass for us. I'm happy to have had the opportunity to be part your history for one day! Thank you very much! Respectfully, Marcelo
Marcelo was punctual, he understood our needs and kept the tour interesting throughout. We spent an enjoyable day together and we recommend him without hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Albert Muscat, Thank you for your visit and your feedback. You are very nice persons. See you one day in Malta. Marcelo
Donald BostonRENO, NV, United States
Marcelo was very prompt, intelligent, friendly and spoke excellent English. Since credit cards were not accepted on the Argentina side of the Falls we had to convert US dollars to AR pesos and he knew the best place. His knowledge of the upper and lower park trails provided the shortest time to see everything, avoid crowds and standing in waiting lines on both sides of the Falls. He pointed out and provided a lot of information about the plants, insects and animals in the park. We highly recommend Marcelo
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Donald and Sharon Boston, Thank you very much to have chosen me as your tour guide at Iguazu falls. We had a wonderful day and I am happy that you have enjoyed! Warm regards, Marcelo
Aurora MarksUnited States
We really enjoyed our tour with Marcelo. He was very organized and knowledgeable with several aspects of the Falls including the wildlife. He was also very flexible with our schedule and pace, (we like to move fast). I would highly recommend a private tour with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Aurora Marks & family, Thank you very much for your visit, your inspirational life examples, for the short and brilliant time we stayed together. You are great. Best wishes and a big hug for you all. Marcelo
Bonnie SachsUnited States
Marcelo is fabulous. his passion for his work shows in every aspect of the tour. Highly recommend!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bonnie Sachs, Thank you very much for the two days we were together. I really enjoyed you had chosen me from the very beginning online and at the airport. I wish a wonderful 2016 for you two. Warm regards, Marcelo
Lisa HeggedahlUnited States
Marcelo made our day! He is extremely knowledgeable about the history, flora & fauna, & culture of Argentina/ Brazil/ & Paraguay. He provides the little details that inform and delight the tourist that is there to learn what they can during the time of their visit. He was extraordinarily kind & patient when dealing with my elderly parents' and their physical limitations during our excursion to Iguazu Falls & the Itaipu Dam. I highly recommend Marcelo for all tours of the Iguazu region.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lisa Heggedahl, I really enjoyed my day with you. In terms of schedule, not everything was as expected but anyway I was able to adapt and count with your good willing to have a great day. Thank you very much for this experience and all the best for you and family. A great hug for all, Marcelo
Richard TurleyUnited States
Marcelo was a great tour guide. He picked us up on time from our hotel in a clean, comfortable car. He knew exactly what needed to be done to smooth out things that normally can prove very difficult for travelers, such as getting across borders and handling visas and foreign exchange. He was friendly, kind, polite, with a pleasant sense of humor. And very importantly for us, he knew his subject matter well. He could tell us not only about the places we visited but also about the flora, fauna, and history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Richard Turley, Thank you very much for your comments, I still looking for the best way to serve so nice persons like you and most of the time, at the end of the day I'll see something which can be improved in my "job". Best wishes, Marcelo
If you're after a guide who does more than point you in the direction of the trail, then Marcelo is the guide for you. So knowledgeable about the environment, flora and fawna and Foz, Marcelo will introduce you to plants, flowers, insects and animals as you walk and he'll fill you in on culture, practice and location as you drive. Our tour of both sides of the Iguassu falls was accomplished with ease as Marcelo kept us on our toes and moving ahead of the crowd. An energetic, value packed day,
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Laura Black for your comments and your feedback. Going outdoor everyday is for me a healthier pleasure, environmental subjects are also important informations with can give a wider perspective for visitors. And are many other details that compose these visits in which persons like you and your nature sensibility are my major focus. Thank you very much for coming.
Sherri CupplesUnited States
Marcelo is an awesome guide - speaks several languages, and is so knowledgeable about plants and animals that we came across! He is friendly and funny, and was willing to be patient with two women in our 50's, as we tried to climb all the hills and keep up with him. I would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting an informative and fun tour of the Falls. We saw both sides in one day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sherri Cupples, Thank you very much for coming, for your comments and to give me a chance to be part of your day and learn with you too. All the best.
Albert ChanchorenaUnited States
We met Marcelo at the hotel on time. We were introduced to the driver. We went to the Iguazu Falls on the Argentina side, it was beautiful. He then took us to the Brazil side and it was more magnificent. Marcelo and his driver did a fantastic job, they were very accommodating, I can not explain what a fantastic job they did for us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Albert, Hilda, Annette and Louise. I had with you a great experience doing my job you are so nice people and I'll never forget what said Hilda about the mexicans: "Mi casa es tu casa" or my home is your home. This shows how mexicans are so welcoming. So by my way I try always to behave like this with my "clients." So, thank you for coming and for sharing your knowledge with me and my driver. Kind regards, Marcelo
An excellent guide and has a wealth of knowledge to share with you! He wouldn't miss to show you what there was to see - an animal, a peculiar insect or a nice view. Even though our plane was delayed by 2 hours, he was so punctual and well organized that we didn't miss anything we wanted to see during our short stop-over in Iguazu. He is a very nice person to have as company and a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Alla Synkova, Thank you very much too for you to have chosen me as your tourist guide because with your good willing I was able to do even better my services for you. My time will come to visit your wonderful country too. Kind regards, Marcelo
Nishant PatelUnited States
Wonderful tour. Marcelo knows everything about Iguazu- from fauna, flora, to restaurants and accommodations. He is not your typical tour guide. He is not pushy about anything like other annoying tours can get. He is just a cool person to hang out with for a day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr. Nishant Patel. I'm very glad to have met you and your friends. You were in your short stay here one of the most surprising persons I've ever met. Sincerely, Marcelo
Firoz L.United States
Outstanding proactive service by Marcelo every step of the way!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for coming, I also had an outstanding day with you all. All the best.
Jean Marc De SilvaUnited States
A wealth of knowledge. He not only educated us on the falls but also general topics related to his home country Brazil and Argentina. You will not be disappointed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jean Marc De Silva, especially in your case I'm happy that everything worked perfectly. Thank you very much, Marcelo.
Marcelo is an amazing tour guide who knows everything there is to know about the flora and fauna of the area. We loved the tour and would highly recommend booking it with him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lisa Rehn-Steingen, Thank you for coming. I had a great day with you and your friends and I really enjoyed to have a conversation with you. And I really appreciated your wisdom as teachers. Marcelo d.
We visited the falls in June and decided to make a reservation in one day excursion on both sides of the waterfalls with tour guide Marcelo. From the first moment of the tour we realized that we were dealing with an amazing tour guide. The tour and the knowledge really impressed us. It was one of the nicest tours I've done a really terrific professional guide from Marcelo. We highly recommend him. Thank you very much. Obrigado Marcelo!!!!
Lawrence LevineUnited States
Marcelo clearly provided us with a five star experience. His knowledge of the falls area and its flora was exceptional as was his sense of responsibility. Judy & Larry
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Judy & Larry Everything we had talked remains in my mind. Thank you for your visit and for giving me the opportunity to have been your guide in Iguazu falls. All the best. Marcelo
Marcelo provided a great tour of both sides of the falls--he was extremely efficient and attentive. We covered the Devil's Throat, upper circuit, and lower circuit on the Argentine side and the full circuit on the Brazilian side. We even had time for the boat tour, though we chose not to do this. We could have done the trip independently., but Marcelo made it much more efficient, painless, and interesting.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mark Zamorski, thank you very much for your message. I spent a wonderful with you, which are very nice persons. I´m feeling much better to have met you. All the best.
Seungjoon YooSouth Korea
Strongly recommend to you!!! We had only 6 hours to look up the falls but Marcelo my tour guide set-up the detail schedule and we enjoyed it. Walking down the falls, great explaination of local trees and insects make us know more well about Iguacud falls. This tour never let you down~~
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: In a normal day would be very easy to visit both sides of the falls in 6 hours doing only one circuit on the argentinian side and the brazilian side, but you arrived in a so busy day at the waterfalls due to the holiday, that we had to "cut" one side of the visit to be able to get the flight back. I confess that I really appreciated how did you faced the ongoing changes, so you were the most important part of this successful half day. Thank you very much Mr Seungjoon Yoo and friends.
Carolyn RogersUnited Kingdom
Marcelo, was a passionate and knowledgeable guide, it was obvious that he loves nature and the amazing Iguassu falls. We had a great day out and loved every moment of the tour. Thank you Marcelo, it was really one of the seven wonders of the world!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carolyn Rogers, everything in my "job" helps to contribute to the outcome of my tours, especially so nice persons like you. Thank you very much to have choosen me as your tour guide in iguazu falls.
Don HorgerUnited States
Marcelo is an outstanding guide. He is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We were able to tailor our tour to our specific needs and Marcelo allowed us to go at our own pace. He is a very intelligent, interesting, and well rounded person and we had many interesting conversations on a wide range of topics. It was obvious that he enjoys his work. I don't think you'll find a better guide in this area. Thanks, Marcelo, for a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Don Horger, Thank you very much to have enjoyed our tour, I say our because I also appreciated very much your company. You and Judith are a so nice couple that I´m already missing you. Thank you very much for your visit and a great hug for all the family. Kind regards, Marcelo
David JonesUnited States
Marcelo was superb. He was extremely knowledgeable about the Falls; the plants, birds, and insects in the area; and the best times to see various attractions. He was also friendly, efficient, and client- focused. In short, he was was as good a tour guide as I have ever had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David, I feel that my job was well done seeing your comments. I realy had great times with you and your wife. You are so nice people that I´m glad to have "worked" with you. Best wishes. Marcelo
Shu Yuen Samco WongUnited States
Marcelo is an excellent guide, if we can give him more than 5 stars, we would. Marcelo made our visit to Iguassu Fall so much more fun. He is energetic, friendly, and knowledgable. Marcelo's encyclopedic knowledge on plants, birds and insects made our walk through the falls a lot more meaningful and educational. You can also feel his passion for the environment.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Shu Yuen Samco Wong, I had a very nice day with you. We talked a lot and my "day work" was in very good company beside you. Thank you very much for coming. Sincerely, Marcelo.
Andrew BustosUnited States
Amazing!!!! If you go to Iguassu Falls, you must do both sides and you must book with Marcelo. He made sure we were the first couple on the Argentina side at the falls of Diablo and he went with us and took some amazing pictures with no one else there. We all got soaked including Marcelo. The other guides stood out of the wet areas and did not help take pictures. He also arranged for us to get our laundry completed for a much cheaper price than the hotel. He is very knowledgeable about the flora....
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Andrew Bustos, my happiness comes from your satisfaction, fair price and service with devotion is the least I can do to get my work done. Thank you very much Andrew Bustos and friends.
Tracey B.United States
Marcelo is a fantastic guide and I highly recommend him for your trip. He is VERY knowledgeable about plants, animals, history and of course the tour that you choose. I learned a great deal and he went above and beyond to ensure we were comfortable and on-time. Excellent language skills, very personable, and a very fun person. This particular tour- Iguassu Falls in one day- was fantastic. You can literally see the falls from every angle (and we even made time for the bird park, which I also recommend)! :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Gina and Tracey, I am grateful for your comments, and for your visit. I'm glad you have enjoyed your stay in Iguassu Falls. many thanks and all the best, Marcelo d.