Sydney KesslerUnited States
Daniel is an excellent tour guide. He is pleasant, flexible and extremely knowledgeable about Rio and the surrounding area. I would recommend Daniel to anyone wanting a truly professional guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Syd!! Thank you for your kindly review, Can't wait to meet Loretta if I get to Florida next year, Hugs, Dan
David E.United Kingdom
This was a very disappointing tour. The guide was friendly enough but not very informative and we had to prompt him to get information. We were left with the impression that he was simply going through the motions rather than trying to engage with us, and even our 'six-hour tour' was cut to five without discussion. Finally the car we travelled in was filthy. Previous experiences of 'Tours by Locals' in European cities have been excellent but this was really not of an adequate standard.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, it is with immense sadness that I read this review. I remember apologizing about my car as my city had faced a flood the night before and our meeting was at 7:30am. I do not believe that the inner part was as filthy as described otherwise I wouldn't put my clients in a filthy car. I wish you said something during the tour. I could have made it better. I would love to give you a complementary tour the next time you are in Rio. Regards, Daniel
Alfredo ChavezUnited States
Daniel is the best Tour guide I have had so far with tours by locals an A + His tour was very complete and informative. He speaks perfect English and also Spanish that he learned while living in Florida. But the best of taking a tour with Daniel is that he will make you feel your friend. We where at Rio during the World Cup and he went the extra mile to find tickets for us and help us with the logistics to arrive and leave the Maracana Stadium during the final match. You can't go wrong to book with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alfredo!! hope everything is well with you and the others back in U.S, you guys made the tour even more special, I was glad I could you get the tickets, muchas gracias again and hope to see you back with your family now! hugs! Dan
Josie SchiavoneUnited States
If youre looking for a personalized tour of Rio - Daniel is your man! I initially had a hard time booking with Toursbylocals.com (it was during the World Cup!), but Daniel more than made up for it. Also, we had a tough group - one very senior and one under 2 yr toddler - and he accommodated everyone. Even pushed the stroller! I highly recommend. Dont hesitate - book with Daniel - Before he is scooped up by someone else!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Josie!! You have a great family and I enjoyed every minute of it! Please come back soon once the city calms down a little bit and all the construction is over!! : ) Hugs, Dan
Jill EwellUnited States
We had an absolutely wonderful day with Daniel. We were planning a last minute trip and he was super accommodating. He met us at the airport and we had a 6 hr tour. It was very relaxing to know he was in charge do getting us safely to all our desired destinations. Daniel is extremely knowledgeable and has a wonderful sense do humor. We highly recommend him to all!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jill! all the best for you and your Family,have gret days at Sorocaba! Dan
Bob BurkhalterUnited States
On time, very personable, suggested several "off the beaten path" locations that are not typical tourist locations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bob! Regards, Dan
We only really wanted to see ' Corcovado' mountain and we asked Daniel to otherwise show us 'his' Rio, which he did. We thoroughly enjoyed his company and comments relating to life in Brazil. He definitely went the extra mile and showed us some interesting local sites.
Gerald YosowitzUnited States
Daniel was an excellent tour guide. He was very accommodating and had a very good grasp of the history of Rio. I would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gerald, hope you had a great flight after all that taffic, Best regards, Dan