Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Tour Guide Michael S

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Michael S
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Juni Kim

United States
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Tour: #63700, Private Tour - 4h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Nov 27/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Juni and Denise. All my best...

Winston Lett

United States
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Tour: #63700, Private Tour - 4h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Nov 13/17

Michael was again utterly flexible and was willing to change pre-arranged plans (by us) to new ones ! We can't imagine having a more knowledgeable, friendly, flexible or more willing to please guide than Michael!!! We hit the jackpot with him!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. I will miss you guys... had a great time. Let’s get together in Miami next May.

Antony Brown

United Kingdom
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Tour: #63700, Private Tour - 4h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Apr 13/17

We had a great tour with Michael. He asked what we were interested in and then produced a tour around that. Obviously he was very knowledgeable about the area, but was also very friendly and easy to get along with, chatting about the area, answering all of our questions and giving us a local insight into Rio. We'd definitely recommends him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anthony. Beautiful family and fun. All my best.

Miriam R.

United States
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Tour: #63700, Private Tour - 4h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Mar 12/17

Michael picked us up at the airport (with a large car suitable for many pieces of luggage), conducted a very comprehensive tour of Rio and dropped us off at our hotel. Michael is a very knowledgeable tour guide, personable and spoke English very well. We enjoyed his company and the tour enormously.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank so much Sam and Mimi for the great time together. All my best...

Jennifer Hill

Canada
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Tour: #63700, Private Tour - 4h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Mar 9/17

Michael planned a great afternoon for me - a visit to the Santa Marta Favela, a tour of the Santa Teresa area (including a visit to The Ruins), and a chance to see the Seleron Steps. When I told him I was particularly interested in visiting "old" churches, he made sure we visited the Sao Bento Monastery, even though our four hours were coming to an end. The Monastery was a real highlight for me as it is one of the finest churches I've ever seen. I enjoyed every minute of it. Jennifer Hill

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jennifer. The Monastery is really amazing and we had a great time together. Enjoy your other sights. All my best...

Jonathan Kabler

United Kingdom
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Tour: #63700, Private Tour - 4h -5h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Feb 7/17

Michael solved our problem of having 5 hours to kill after flying in to Rio from Florianopolis before we flew back to the UK. We had 2 days in Rio so had seen most of the usual sites but Michael took us to see stuff we hadn't seen, including a very tasty local Churrascaria. MIchael was a safe driver informative and easy going. I would recommend to anyone else.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jonathan. We had a great day. All my best...

Willie Whitfield

United States
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Tour: #63700, Private Tour - 4h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jan 18/17

Micheal was AWESOME! He was very punctual and knowledgeable of all the attractions. He definitely gave a lot of bang for my bucks! I'm still talking about Aprazivel, Micheal! #amazingfood I look forward to the next time; Buzios!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Willie. We had terrible traffic because of the holiday, but we got to see all main sights. Waiting for you for Búzios. Take care. Mike

Angelica Sarquis

Argentina
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Tour: #63700, Private Tour - 5h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Dec 31/16

We had a fantastic tour with Michael. He really exceeded our expectations. Even when the weather was not the best (very warm and humid) he took us around in his great A/C vehicle so we can see a lot of places in Rio. I'd highly recommend him! Thanks for the trip Michael and all the best for you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a great family. Had a fantastic time with Javier's family. Gracias...

Raymond D'Sa

United Kingdom
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Tour: #63700, Private Tour - 4h Tailored - Rio your own way., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Dec 28/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Raymond. Great tour today with a very hot weather.Lol. All my best...

Claudia Looney

United States
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Tour: #63700, Private tour (4 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Dec 6/16

Michael was terrific. His English is clear and flows easily. He is very knowleable about Rio and took us to places a tour bus could not go. I highly recommend Michael.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Claudia. All my best...

Kirsten Cipri

United States
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Tour: #63700, Private tour (4 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Mar 30/16

My son and I had a great time with Michael today. He organized a great itinerary for us based on what I asked him for. It was perfect! Well worth the money.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. All my best...

Alexander Vescan

oakville, ON, Canada
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Tour: #63700, Private tour (4 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jan 13/16

Michael knows Rio inside out; he is always on time and very flexible (changing the order of the visiting spots to align with the weather conditions), an excellent driver, and a great companion (excellent communication skills and very, very friendly). He can put together a visiting program/schedule customized perfectly for the tourist's needs. If you want to have a good (end efficient) time in Rio, get Michael to be your guide (Also, his English is very good; he lived in the States for 10 years or so).

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alexander. All my best...

Inna Verbuck

United States
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Tour: #63700, Private tour (4 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Dec 28/15

Michael has great personality, very knowledgeable , very punctual, Answers all the questions, very helpful,. He didn't rush us at all . He spent as much time as needed to make sure we got the most from the tour. With Michael we had the best tours ever. I would recommend him to any of my friends.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Inna and George. Great tours with a beutiful day. All my best...

Niosha Shakoori

United States
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Tour: #63700, Private tour (4 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Dec 23/15

Awesome guide, on time, great English and so flexible. He knew all the shortcuts and times to go to the tourist spots. Was very considerate and wanted to make sure we were safe at all times. Thank you so much Michael!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys. All my best.

Niosha Shakoori

United States
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Tour: #63700, Private tour (4 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Dec 18/15

Awesome guide - very flexible and took good care of us! Picked us up early so we could go to Christ the Redeemer before the lines. His English is impeccable. Thank you so much Michael!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Niosha. We did it. Mike.

Sabrina Rizk

United States
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Tour: #63700, Private tour (4 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Sep 22/15

Michael was great! We really enjoyed his half day tour around Rio and appreciated how good he was with our girls (ages 5 & 8). He is very knowledgeable about the city. We highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sabrina, Anthony and kids for the great day together.All my best, Mike.

Ross Welsh

Australia
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Tour: #63700, Private tour (4 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Mar 16/15

Excellent guide with a great personality and fantastic knowledge of his city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. All my best...

Barbara Crane

Canada
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Tour: #63700, Private tour (4 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Mar 5/15

Michael was terrific! Very accommodating! He was excellent, would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barbara. I am glad that we made on time. All my best, Michael

David Tsinovoi

Israel
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Tour: #63700, Private tour (4 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Feb 24/14

Our tour was very successful. Michael gave us a lot information about Rio in general, and about specific places of the city. He also supported us in other activities after we finish the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David. When you get to Porto Seguro, go to the beach "praia do espelho". Paradise place my friend. Remenber this tip. Cheers

Precious Garrett

United States
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Tour: #63700, Private tour (4 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jan 25/14

Excellent! -No lines for Christ the redeemer and Sugar loaf -Clean new vehicle -Arrived on time -Perfect English -Accommodating -Great sense of humor

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Precious. Perfect day for us.Cheers.

Herbert Corbin

United States
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Tour: #63700, Private tour (4 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jan 11/14

Michael was extremely accommodating and went along with our requested schedule and places to see. Additionally, he is very knowledgeable about Rio de Janeiro showing, explaining and giving us information about the city, neighborhoods, etc. Anyone who is fortunate to see Rio with Michael will go home with a full understanding about the city as well as good memories of a day well spent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words Herbert. Great tour. Cheers!!!

Kim Smith

Tiny, ONTARIO, Canada
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Tour: #63700, Private tour (4 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jan 4/14

Many thanks Michael for an excellent tour of Rio. We very much enjoyed the opportunity to see the city through your eyes. The amazing coastline, beautiful beaches, architecture, history, etc. Must not leave out the food! Great choice of restaurant! Thanks again, Kim and David Smith

Sinh Tran

United States
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Tour: #63700, Private tour (4 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Dec 19/13

Mike speaks perfect English, which is great since most Brazilians we met do not speak English. He is helpful and spends a good amount of time talking about the history of each place visited. He is also a good time manager. We got to see the main sights, and many more, driving through the traffic clogged streets of Rio. Mike and the bus driver tried every which way to get our big group to the airport in time, in spite of several car

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I loved the group. 28 people and everyone was very nice. I will miss this experience. Thanks Sinh. We did it.

Brenda Tanner

Canada
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Tour: #63700, Private tour (4 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Dec 8/13

Michael provided us with a 5-star tour. We had a couple of specific requests (a shopping stop and a tour around the Maracano Stadium) which Michael executed with interest and expediency. The real tour he designed for us took us out of the main stream of Rio and into the beautiful Barra area. Michael, with his superb driving skills, sense of humour, passion for soccer, and ongoing interesting and knowledgeable dialogue, gave us a wonderful afternoon. We would highly recommend Michael - he's the best!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Brenda, i got to thank you for the wonderful afternoon. Cheers!

Luciana Cox

Brazil
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Tour: #63700, Private tour (4 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Sep 28/13

Very nice tour! Michael is a very nice person, he knows the city pretty much and is very punctual. We definitely recommend him!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Luciana. We had a perfect weather.Take care.

Cynthia H.

United States
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Tour: #63700, Private tour (4 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Sep 8/13

We loved Michael! He gave the four of us a personal tour of Rio that we will never forget! He personalized the trip to our interest and needs, adapting to changes throughout the tour. We highly recommend Michael for an exclusive, friendly, insightful tour of Rio. A tour guide that was prompt, dependable, knowlegable, courteous, friendly and kind. Answering our many questions and giving us an insightful tour of Rio. Thank you Michael! Ronaldo, Ana, Reido and Cinca

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I just got to say one thing: I felt like i was part of the family!!! What a good energy that we had. Great people. I will miss you guys.

Tamara F.

United States
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Tour: #63700, Private tour (4 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Aug 12/13

It was a good thing we had such a good experience with Michael for the first tour, because we had scheduled this one before we left the States. We saw the Santa Marta Favela, more of Santa Tereza, the downtown and the Saint Bento Monastery. The favel is a must! This second tour really felt like we had been friends with Michael for years. It is so comfortable to be around him and he does a good job of remaining professional, while sharing about his life. We hope to see Michael again during our next trip!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wonderful time together. Thank you.

Fassil Belay

United States
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Tour: #63700, Private tour (4 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jul 12/13

In the end, all I want to say is, if you ever want to visit Rio in the future, book a tour with Michael and you will not regret it! His price is also very reasonable compare to others as well. I already talked to my friends and collegues from work or even neighbors about him, they seem to be excited and some of them (including me) are planning to see him during Carnival next year!! Thank you, again Micheal! You are a friend, now!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Fassil turn out to be not only my client but a friend that i will always remenber for life. Thanks Fassil. Take care.

Leslie Schaefer

United States
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Tour: #63700, Private tour (4 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Feb 21/13

For our first time visiting South America and a little jet-lagged -- we had the greatest time with Michael - he was very knowledgeable and had lots of fun on our tour - and even with all the traffic we got to see lots of things and learned a lot about the country - please use Michael you won't be disappointed! and we have used Tours by Locals all over the world -- and we will certainly use them again. We used them several more times during this trip - set up by another client!!! & no one was disappointed

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We had a great time together. Thanks for the review. Best Regards, Michael S..