Francis was a great tour guide! He was very accommodating to our interests and needs. We spent a day travelling and seeing both the Argentina and Brazil sides of the falls, as well as a boat tour. He was very kind and knowledgeable and had great recommendations. Would highly recommend!
Daniel SchwarzkopfUnited States
There is no person more pleasant to be with than Francis. When we started out, we didn't think there was much to see once "you've seen the falls." Francis opened our eyes to the wonders of Iguassu Falls and the nature surrounding it. He pointed out birds, butterflies, monkeys, views from both Argentina and Brazil, from the bottom of (and under) the Falls to the top. All the views were spectacular and I'm glad we saw them all. He helped us speed through the lines, lunched at an excellent restaurant in
Julie BaxterUnited Kingdom
Great days tour with Francis. He was very well organised and helpful. Knew all the best places to take us and was flexible. Fab restaurant recommendation And kindly offered to take us to the airport the next day. Many thanks Francis
Sean MurphyUnited States
Francis was extremely helpful and friendly. His knowledge of Iguazu was impressive. We managed to do both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides of Falls, plus the boat ride, in a day. Nothing was too much trouble for Francis. We were able to go at our own pace and follow our own itinerary, plus recommendations. It was a brilliant day and a great tour with a great guide. Highly recommended. We will be coming back to spend longer in Iguazu and book more tours with Francis.
Jo C.United Kingdom
Albert H.United States
Francis was very knowledgeable about the area and Iguassu Falls. A well planned itinerary to see both the Argentine and Brazil sides of the Falls. Made good suggestions about a place to eat and other sights. We would highly recommend him as a guide.
Excellent. no other words required. We spend a very long and joyful day with Francis, in this tour to the Iguazu Falls we stretched the time more than ever. At all time Francis was offering alternate routes to get the best views possible, and with enough time to appreciate this magnificent place from both sides (Argentina and Brazil). Francis receive a big thank you, Gracias, Obrigado. We appreciated your company during our visit to Foz de Iguazu. I would definitely recommend Francis as a guide.
Francis is an excellent guide, he made the difference to our visit to Iguassu, he adapted the tour as per our requirements and we were able to visit all the falls as offered.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchas gracias por todo. Suerte para la proxima Olimpiadas!
Tour guide was reliable and competent, getting us to both sides of the falls on time and safely. What was missing though was enthusiasm, interest in providing a background and historical perspective. I understand he was not feeling well, but both my travelling companion and I felt that our guide was going through the motions and less than thrilled.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the comment. All the comments are important to improve the best for all clients. I strive to provide the best in all situations and itineraries.
Catherine ReichardtSouth Africa
We booked 2 tours with this guide, and experienced similar problems with both. Francis is very quiet, and simply does not interact with clients in the way that one would expect of a tour guide. He provided virtually no context to what we were seeing, and attempts to prompt interaction received a curt response that shut down further discussion. Much of the time he seemed more preoccupied with his own photography than in guiding us. To be positive, he is reliable and a safe driver - but not a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I apologize u were unhappy & I respect ur feedback.I will improve negative points u mentioned & work to provide the best tours always.I would like to defend my side.I had only 1 full day+late afternoon to show my area,I didmy best to fit all the tours you choose + border crossing(8X).We had flights changed & I was flexible & rescheduled the tour.I do recommend longer stay for interaction w/locals.I will drive safe/take to safe areas,always looking out for ur safety/welfare.
Steedman Sarbah John SarbahUnited States
We really enjoyed the tour. Francis was friendly,knowledgable about local wildlife and a good guide. We were able to pack alot into one day. The Argentine and Brazilian sides of the falls gave a completely different perspective and vantage points so very happy to have the chance to view both sides.
David FraserUnited States
Great tour by Francis of Iguassu Falls. Also very helpful with money and exchange rates plus special transportation arrangement to the Argentina airport from our Brazil hotel. Thank you Francis Dave & Liz, Toronto, Canada
Just a few lines to say how satisfied we were with our trip to the Itapúa Dam and the Iguassu falls. Francis was our guide. He was excellent. Very courteous and most informative about the area. I would recommend him to any potential travel in the area and likewise recommend Tours by Locals-They are the real professionals. Thank you Francis and tours by locals again for making our trip a memorable and most enjoyable one.
Francis is a terrific guy and companion. We missed our flight and arrived 3 hours later than expected. We notified him and he availed himself for us according to our time table. Francis is an easy going and and considerate as well as very knowledgable. Enjoyed him very much.
Laura HillUnited States
We really enjoyed our tour with Francis! We wanted to see both sides of the falls in one day and thought it would be wise to hire a guide to show us the best spots in a short amount of time. We weren't disappointed. We started very early on the Argentina side because we were staying at the Sheraton. Getting an early start got us ahead of the crowds. After viewing the Argentina side of the falls we hopped in Francis' car and drove to the Brazilian side. It was so easy due to his expertise. He was v
Francis was punctual, courteous and very helpful. His knowledge of his and his neighbouring countries coupled with his courteous and helpful nature added value to our tour. Our group of 4 people highly recommend Francis's services.
Luke JohnstoneUnited States
Francis was a great guide and we got to enjoy both sides of the falls in a day. I was worried that it might be a bit rushed, but we started early, were able to avoid most of the crowds and the day didn't feel rushed at all. I was also surprised at how smooth the boarder crossing was, at least Francis made it seem smooth. I am so pleased we did both sides, it really made the trip so special.
Bettina McKinnonUnited States
Ann WilliamsUnited States
Great day with Franics! Highly recommend him and his tour. It was nice having a private car rather than a bus tour. He also takes great pictures! Both sides were equally amazing to us and we loved the boat ride!
Francis showed us all the nice viewpoints of the falls both from the Brazilian and the Argentinian side, with transportation using a private car. He has a very good knowledge of the flora and fauna of the area as well. This is a highly recommended tour when you want to see the highlights of Iguassu in one day.
Mina JaravataUnited States
Francis is very personable and nice. He's not intrusive at all, very professional. His command of the English language is excellent. Thank you, Francis for giving us a memorable tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and good luck.
Steve KingUnited Kingdom
Francis was very pleasant & had a good command of English. Unusual flooding had slightly reduced the time at the Iguassu falls, but Francis was very keen to help us use the rest of the available time to best effect, e.g. offering other sites to visit & giving us the opportunity to sample a crushed sugar cane drink. Thanks again Francis
Francis was excellent. My wife and I enjoyed his extensive knowledge of the local flora, fauna and history. Our tour was on a day when the water level at the falls was at a 40 year high. We could not do the Argentine side but Francis improvised and we had a wonderful day on the Brazilian side, the bird park and at the Dam.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this comment. You can be sure you had seen the Falls at the must amazing time. Anyway, now, you need to come back to see the falls with the normal flowing. It is a good excuse to come back here. kkk
Francis was an excellent guide and it was a real pleasure spending the day with him. He goes at your pace, doesn't overload you with information and makes sure you see exactly what you want to see. Would definitely recommend him to others!
Brian DeutchUnited States
Tour with Francis was great. Very flexible with my plans (short timeframe to get things done). Also very knowledgeable about the area to tell you when to head where to see the falls in the best light, or avoid the crowds. Very helpful at border crossings and even lended me argentina pesos to make the process faster. if i come back, will definitely book him again, and will advise anyone i know coming to the area to do the same. english fluency.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you I hope you enjoy your stay and work in Brazil,you have the visa for ten years , you should come back to World Cup or Olympic Games. There are a lot to see in Brazil. Best Regards
David MiraldiUnited States
We really enjoyed our time with Francis. He was very accommodating and altered our tour to fit our requests. We learned more than just about the falls. Francis gave us insight into the cultures and histories of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. He was a great host.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for everything You are great , i enjoy staying with you, you must come back. I watch a few videos of Dan, he has a nice music, if he come to Brazil i invite him to play in Iguassu. Best regards
Thomas BlischokLeesport, PA, United States
Francis was very informative and gave us an in depth tour of Iguassu Falls from The Brazilian and Argentinian side. The falls are very impressive and Francis gave an equally good tour, he expertly handled the border crossing making life simple for us. We saw many other guides while at the falls and were thrilled to be with Francis. If you want an in depth, and at the same time a relaxed an enjoyable tour book Francis.