Gerard Laurence D.Philippines
We had a grand time in in Foz do Iguçu. And Francis was a perfect guide. He is very knowledgable about the falls and the other attractions in the city. Not only does he exude his love for the place and its ecosystems, he is also a great photographer able to capture perfect angles. He conducts his tour in a calm and relaxed manner, and does not give rehearsed commentaries. We attended a dinner/show(optional), and he got us the best seat in the house. Personal and professional. Highly recommended!
Francis is a wonderful tour guide. Prompt pickups, good knowledge at every location, when he told us he'd get us the best seats in the house for the Rafain Churrascaria show he wasn't kidding. Francis delivered beyond expectations when he showed up Mother's Day morning with roses for the ladies and after our planned tour worked hard to find us a good restaurant for a late lunch. Francis accomodated all our requests without hesitation. Book with confidence!!
John AlvarezLAFAYETTE, CALIFORNIA, United States
Francis was knowledgeable, professional, and adjusted well to contingencies. We were delighted to have him as our guide. As a bonus, he helped connect us with a guide we needed for the next leg of the trip, when we were unsure about getting one.
Lucy ChanUnited States
If you ever visit the Iguassu Falls, Francis is an excellent guide to hire. He not only showed us and walked the many paths around the magnificent falls on both Brazil and Argentina sides, he suggested other interesting activities for us to explore such as Parque Das Aves, Foz do Iguacu, the Bird Park, the Wanda Mines in Wanda, Argentina. He knows the areas very well and is thoughtful in planning out the daily itinerary so we could maximize our experience. He is great in creating memories for us.
Jeff VorreyerUnited States
Francis provided us with a fantastic tour, tailored to our specific requirements, and at a reasonable price. We recommend Francis, he will be able to provide you with a tour suited to any requirement. He offered several times to provide us with services above what we requested (which we declined), and he knows shopowners if that's your thing as well (again, we declined). He also smoothed the border crossing, which we did several times.
Francis met my wife and I at the airport in Argentina and took us to see the Brazilian side of the falls. He was a great help negotiating the border formalities and took us on a spectacular tour before dropping us at our hotel. The next day he guided us around the walks on the Argentinian side of the falls. It was truly worth seeing both sides for the different perspective. Travelling with Francis made the whole trip very simple from airport, back to airport and all points in between.
Went above and beyond to ensure we enjoyed our tour.
Anne StewartUnited Kingdom
We booked the 3 day tour with airport transfers . Francis was waiting when we arrived. We chose to have lunch before going to our hotel . On arrival Francis waited until we had checked in and put our luggage away. We then headed for the Itaipu dam. We had a day in Argentina with a visit to the ice bar and the second day at the Brazilian side of the falls. We chose not to go to any of the show
Richard LaliberteUnited States
Francis is a very personable guide and has extensive knowledge of the area. He made our trip hugely successful. I achieved all my goals and reached all 3 countries. Traveling with him was effortless as he took care of all the issues with passports. He brought us to all the right spots. His english was flawless. And the best part is he is also a geocacher. If you follow that game then he is the best choice for a guide. I also introduced him to Munzee.
Jean Pierre S.Canada
Cynthia MonesUnited States
Thank you Francis for the wonderful time seeing the falls. Although it rained in Argentina we had a great time warming up at the Sheraton Coffee shop overlooking the falls. We were also grateful for the Saturday Mass with the Bishop at the church you were married at.
Janet WareUnited States
Francis was very organized and saw that we saw everything within our time frame. Never hurried and walked us through the sights in the most expediant manner. Kind and helpful. He did lack enthusiasm and is a very reserved person, but worked well for us. Good for 2 persons.
America and I want to thank you very much for such wonderful experiences on our tour. All of our time in Foz do Iguazu was 5 STAR.
Judith HodgsonUnited Kingdom
We booked Francis fairly last minute as we had been let down by another (non ToursbyLocals) guide! He met us at Iguazu airport (Argentina side) and within an hour, we were whisked across to Brazil to get our first sighting of the Falls - amazing. He left us some of the time and accompanied us for other sections. Next day, we did the Argentina side with him. He was easygoing, attentive, happy to answer all our questions. He even took us back to the airport. Excellent value and highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for this review. I always try to do the best for my clients. I am ere to ake your trip enjoiable
We really enjoyed our tour with Francis. He was a quiet, respectful person with a warm sense of humour and a ready smile. Francis had a good knowledge of the area but also understood how much people are able to absorb and gave us new information in small doses. He offered suggestions to us and led the tour in a way that enabled us to make choices and opt into (and out of) things at any stage.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the comments. Without the rain, i tried to make your stay enjoyable and organized. I hope you enjoed also the World Cup in Brazil and come back to Brazil and of course to Iguassu Falls. regards
Highly recommend this tour. Francis was one of the best guides that we had on our South American Tour. He made our Iguassu Experience a trip that we will never forget.
If you do not want to stay in the queues, if you want to have the best spots for your fotos, learn more about local specialties, go with Francis. We really enjoyed this 5 star 3 days tour organized by him! Thx a lot!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this comment. All the best for you an your friend and i hope you have the same experience in Rio and Amazon, and of course a great time in Buzios.