I took the Sao Paulo City tour, with Denis Goncalves. I thoroughly recommend both the tour and Denis as your guide. From the time Denis met me in my hotel lobby, I was treated to a true insider's view of the daunting city of Sao Paulo. Denis planned a thoughtful itinerary, but was responsive to my personal preferences, and I saw many key sites and experienced delightful cafes and places of interest. We covered a lot of ground and I finished with a deeper appreciation of the city. Wonderful tour. Douglas.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Douglas, it was really a pleasure to show you guys my city! I am very glad to be able to provide you a great tour! Hope to see you guys back here again! Regards Denis
Beverly BabichUnited States
Loved touring with Denis! His knowledge of both Sao Paulo & English was just what we were looking for in a guide. His navigation of the city's crazy traffic was masterful & so no heart attacks. The restaurant we stopped by for lunch had a wonderful Brazilian buffet that gave us a chance to sample many different local specialties. Denis also was bold enough to suggest we try the local pizza, which would not have been our first thought of a Brazilian/Portuguese dish but it turned out to be amazing...twice!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you guys enjoyed it! It was a pleasure to help somehow your visit to Brazil! I wish to see your faces back here soon!! Thanks ! Take care!! Denis
David KayeUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks David, for reviewing anyway!! Regards Denis
Dennis is professional and friendly. I highly recommend both Tours by Locals and Dennis Gonçalves for anyone visiting Sao Paulo or needing transit service between the Guarulhos and Congonhas airports.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Ann. It was a pleasure to meet you and all your familly!! Wish to see you next time!! Regards
Denis gave us a really great tour of Sao Paulo. He is very good company and knowledgeable of his city. He worked around our needs and preferences perfectly. His English is also excellent. I would highly recommend him to someone looking for a very good overview of the city.
Adrienne Kay SalzUnited States
Denis is very knowledgeable about São Paulo and his love for the city is contagious. He's affable, flexible, and someone easy to spend a day with. I highly recommend his day tour of São Paulo
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was very nice to meet you girls! Hope to see you again in your next trip to Brazil! Regrds , Denis
Andrew Reyhan SaladinIndonesia
It was an enjoyable city-tour experience with Denis. He was really informative, brought us to many interesting places at SP and also helpful. Very recommended! Hope to be able to visit SP again in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I´m Very to know you´ve enjoyed our city, and hope to see you beck soon either! Regrads Denis
Two-way pleasant chat in Portuguese (I'm from Portugal). Denis is knowable and focus on your interests.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great! Thanks a lot Luis!! Espero ver-lo em breve de volta a Sao Paulo! Abracos!
My colleague and I did the Sao Paulo city tour on a Sunday and started early. Hence almost no traffic throughout he day. Good stops and Denis also considered our individual wishes (eg. Japanese area, lunch in a nice local restaurant). Very pleasant tour where we learned a lot about he city, history and culture, and saw a lot of the city. Highly recommended, would consider again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was nice to show you my city, guys! Hope to see you beck to Sao Paulo! Best Regards! Denis
Eliot AndersonUnited States
Guide was knowledgeable and excited about his job and the city. He knew how to get around and was generally very helpful. He also displayed flexibility with us and never tried to scam us for extra money.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Eliot and Cynthia! It was very nice to meet you! I hope to see you back to Sao Paulo again! Regards Denis
Pradeep JhawarUnited States
good guide tour was o.k on monday lot of things were closed so we could not go in i wish denice told us before so we could have done tour on tuesday
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for review, Jhawar. Unfortunately I did not know you could do this tour on Tuesday, because you mentioned to mee Monday was your only available day for this tour on the fist messages you´ve sent to me. Anyway I have updated this information on the tour´s page for making aware the new customers. Thanks a lot for your contribution! Denis
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Thank you for your valuable feedback - we have taken it on board and will use it to improve the information available to customers in future.
Mike WittenwylerUnited States
Denis is extremely knowledgable on the City and its sites. Moreover, he's a very pleasant person and was great person to spend the day with during out tour. And, he navigated a congested city with an insider's skill in getting us across town as efficiently as possible.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again Mike! It was very nice to meet you guys! Hope to see your faces back in Sao Paulo!! Regards
Our tour in a minivan with Denis was the best. He explained us everything about Sao Paulo in his tour of 6 hours, we went to drink coffee at the coffeemaker, visited some parks, local food market, soccer stadion, church and much more. He was the best we really enjoyed our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Jolanda. You and your familly are also the best customers! Nice to meet you guys! Regards!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your preference guys, and also for the photos you´ve sent me! Regards, Denis
Vijay NarasimhaUnited States
We visited Sao Paolo on 26th March. We had a lay over in the airport from 9.00 am to 7.30 pm. We had arranged a day tour of the city. Our flight from iguazu falls at 7.30 am got cancelled. We arrived late but despite this Denis our tour guide was courteous enough to accommodate us to show the city. He did a phenominal job in the available time. I recommend him anytime. very knowledgable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Vijay and family! It was a pleasure to show you my city in thet beautiful day! Hope to see you guys back to Sao Paulo! Regards! Denis
Louise SchwartzUnited States
Denis was fabulous. We had a great 2 days with the best guide ever. We had two great meals arranged by Denis. The best fish lunch in Santos. My only regret is that we didn't use Tours by Locals in Puente des Estas and Montevideo. I highly recommend Denis and tours by locals especially by cruisers!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great time for me also to show you guys my place! Thanks a lot!
I enjoyed the day spent with Denis. He was able to fit in all of the sites that I wanted to see. I would not hesitate to recommend him for anyone looking for a day tour of Sao Paulo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Graham! Hope to see you back to Sao Paulo!
Gianluca PirozziUnited States
Gerald FitzSimmonsUnited States
Excellent. Timing was very good for us. Very knowledgeable and friendly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot!
Jason KnoxUnited States
Denis was great, laid back and flexible with the schedule. Very knowledgeable. English is fluent. He was open to staying at one place longer if desired and did not seem hurried by a time limit. We enjoyed being with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jason
We had no idea how large Sao Paulo was - - and we are so grateful we had Dennis to help us negotiate it! From seeing the old town to visiting the graffiti walls in the Arts district and visiting a local market - - Dennis made sure we saw an interesting snap shot of life in Sao Paulo. At the end of the tour he dropped us off in the Arts district so we could experience a local bar, food and live music -- it was excellent!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot!
Burton ZwickUnited States
My wife and I toured Sao Paolo with Dennis on Christmas day, 2014. He was absolutely outstanding, one of the best guides on our three week trip to South America. His English is flawless. He is very knowledgeable and pleasant. Despite the fact that much was closed, he gave us an excellent tour of the city including a visit to the main cathedral where we heard Silent Night in Portuguese.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That was a pleasure to guide you guys. Thanks a lot for your visit, and hope to see you back in Brazil. Regards, Denis
Stuart WeitzUnited States
Denis was fantastic. He's an extremely nice and easy to talk to person who goes out of his way to show you his city. We only had half a day to see Sao Paolo and never couldn't have gotten such a taste of the city without him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys for choosing me to provide you this tour! Hope to see you again back to Sao Paulo!
Joseph ScaliseUnited States
excellent guide/excellent tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot. It was a pleasure to show you guys my city. Regards, Denis
Anh GordonUnited States
Denis was great! He was even a little early picking us up and was super accommodating throughout the whole tour. We got to see everything we had wanted and we loved the customization part of it. Denis was very knowledgeable about the city and it is clear that he loves his city and is eager to show it to others. I would recommend his tours highly. We did the 6 hour SP city tour. Great time! Thank you Denis!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Anh, That was I pleasure to show my city to such a nice family like you guys. Thanks for choosing my services. Regards, Denis
Johannes CraffordSouth Africa
we enjoyed our tour with Denis and can recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys very much!
Very competent guide, enjoyed the tailor made tour with the personal touch, price is at the top end for 2 persons, but worth it! All the best for 2014!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Aurel. Hope the best for yourselves in 2014 also. Great pleasure to meet you guys. Regards
Karie LavalleyUnited States
Denis was an excellent tour guide during our 5 days in Sao Paulo. We fully appreciated his willingness to be flexible with our schedule. He gladly catered to our needs and desires by customizing the perfect tour for us. He was very reliable, extremely knowledgeable about the city and what it has to offer, and his kindness made us feel instantly comfortable. Denis showed us some of the most memorable sights in Sao Paulo. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to explore this city!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Karie!! Hope to see you guys again!! Regards!!
Denis was extremely Accomodating , on time and a lovely company-very satisfied
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Keyur and the other fellows. You were very pleasant customers, and I really enjoyed to show you my city.
Denis is a knowledgable guide who paces the day perfectly. He has a friendly and welcoming personality, shares stories about the history and character of each area which makes the tour experience that much better. We would highly recommend Denis and this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Geoff. That was a nice day for me also, and I get vary happy knowing that I was helpful for your visit here. Regards