Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Rio-de-Janeiro-Brazil by Tour Guide Marcos V. (Guide #11397)


Dana Haidar

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Tour: #191245, Rio Classic Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 27/18

Amazing tour guide, and a very good concierge as well!!! He got us ticket to a football game while 5 Star Hotel Concierge failed! Friendly and good photographer!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Dana, Let me know when you come back to the city!. Regards Marcos

Kelly Culwell

United States
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Tour: #193168, 8 Hours Customized Rio tailor made for Kelly Culwell, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 21/18

Great tour, very knowledgable guide. Marcos made everything so easy for us and was a joy to spend the day with. Took us to some "hidden gems" in addition to the standard "must see" sites and had great advice to help us get the most out of our one day of sightseeing in Rio! Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, guys ! I hope to meet you guys again, I had a great time with you! Regards Marcos

Jennifer Creinin

United States
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Tour: #191245, Rio Classic Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 15/18

Marcos is extremely nice and flexible. We had a rainy day and he altered the schedule as needed to make the best of the situation. He guided our group through each of the sites well and made us feel very safe and high priority at each site. He offered insight into some of the areas we traveled.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys, I’m glad that you enjoyed the city and the tour ! I hope to see you guys again Regards Marcos

Annette Hodgetts

Australia
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Tour: #193168, Your Customized Rio - 8 Hours tailor made for Annette Hodgetts, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 10/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Annette and friends!!

Lina Triana

Colombia
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Tour: Rio de Janeiro, Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) + Sugar Loaf + Tijuca Forest + Main beaches + Historic downtown., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Aug 4/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Lina and kids!!

Bernie Encarnacion

United States
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Tour: #193168, Your Customized Rio - 8 Hours tailor made for Bernie Encarnacion, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jun 10/18

Marcos was absolute GREAT! Very professional and knowledgeable . Our family really enjoyed this tour. Very knowledgeable . Awesome tour guide. His car was clean compared to the others that we have used. He suggested great restaurants for us to eat and try out and they were all fantastic. If you are looking for a tour guide for Rio De Janeiro make sure to contact him. At the end of the tour we gained another friend:) Thanks marcos for making our trip super memorable.

Joana Santiago

United States
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Tour: #193170, Your Customized Rio - 6 Hours tailor made for Joana Santiago, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 24/18

Marcos es un excelente tour guide. Recorrimos muchos lugares en un solo día! Recomiendo la experiencia con un local. Gracias Marcos.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias a ti Joana! Me pase muy bien el día contigo, viva Puerto Rico!! Todos muy buena gente !

Jennifer Kaczmarek

United States
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Tour: #193168, Your Customized Rio - tailor made for Jennifer Kaczmarek 6 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 27/18

I made the best decision ever to hire Marcos for a tour of Rio for the day. Marcos is professional, prompt (a quality super important to me), and truly cares about creating an experience that is tailored to your interests. He is very knowledgeable and shares information on Rio's history and culture which you can tell he is passionate about. He knows the city well and was able to navigate efficiently in order to optimize my time. Many thanks, Marcos. It was a perfect day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Jeniffer your review means a lot to me! Thank you so much ! Hope to see you again. Regards Marcos

Oksana G.

United States
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Tour: #193170, Your Customized Rio - 6 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 30/18

Great tour by Marcos, enjoyed by both adults and kids in our group. Guide is knowledgeable, personable, and have excellent English. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Oksana I really enjoyed the day with you too!!! If you come back to Rio again lat us know !!!

Florence Woods

United States
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Tour: #193010, Rio Tijuca Explore, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 27/18

What a kind, gracious, and knowledgeable host!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Florence ! Hope to see you again!! Regards Marcos

Charles B.

United States
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Tour: #193168, Your Customized Rio - Custom made for Chuck Boodman - 8 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 24/18

Very concerned guide. Goes out of his way to make sure all party members are pleased. High recommend Marcos!

Allen Levantin

United States
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Tour: Rio de Janeiro, Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) + Sugar Loaf + Tijuca Forest + Main beaches + Historic downtown., Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Feb 17/18

Marcos was a delightful guide in Rio. Knowledgable, fluent in English and shared many interesting facts

Lorenzo Garbari

Italy
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Tour: #193170, Your Customized Rio - 6 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 7/18

marcos si è dimostrato una guida eccellente e una persona simpaticissima, ha organizzato un tour personalizzato alle mie richieste ed anche variandolo sul momento per adattarlo al tempo non bello di rio nel giorno della mia visita trovando il momento migliore per visitare la statua del Cristo ed il Pan di Zucchero. Consiglio a tutti di scegliere Marcos e i suoi tour per visitare la cidade maravilhosa. lorenzo

Lucy Chan

United States
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Tour: #193168, Your Customized Rio - 8 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 25/18

Marcos showed us the "green" environment within metropolitan Rio. It was a beautiful day being in nature, and learning about trees, animals, birds that are native to Rio. Marcos took us on a boat ride for us to experience how some of the people making their daily living by the river. Rio is a city of contrasts. Thanks to Marcos we were exposed to the diversity of Rio. His tour gave us a balanced understanding of this amazing metropolis, not just what we read in the news. Marcos made our trip great!

Lucy Chan

United States
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Tour: #191245, Rio Classic Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 24/18

Marcos is an outstanding guide. He is thoughtful, knowledgeable, and really cares about our interests. During this tour, he not only took us to what's on the itinerary, but showed us special spots to have spectacular views for picture taking. He is fun to be with and lots of local information about history, culture, civic life of Brazil and Rio to share with us. If you are interested in good places to eat in Rio, Marcos will be your guide. Marcos helps us to create wonderful memories in Rio.

Rupert Critchley

United Kingdom
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Tour: #193010, Eco explore, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 4/18

Marcos is literally the best there is. So thoughtful and kind. Prompt and timely. Can't fault him at all and highly recommended.

Tod Covich

Australia
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Tour: #193168, Your Customized Rio - 8 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 28/17

Marcos was an excellent guide who took me to some fantastic sights in central Rio that I know you wouldn't be able to see with a big tour group. It was like having a friend show you around Rio. As per my request I wanted to see the city attractions in the morning and the western beach areas and despite the rain at times I loved everything I saw and experienced including a tasty seafood lunch in a beachside hut overlooking the surf. Thanks Marcos for a great day and introduction to Rio and Brazil.

Michelle Lee

United States
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Tour: #193170, Your Customized Rio - 6 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 27/17

Marcos was an excellent tour guide. He was knowledgeable and flexible and I highly recommend him for your tours!

Garry Pankhurst

Australia
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Tour: #191245, Rio Classic Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 24/17

Marcos was a wonderful guide. Lots of communication beforehand. We arranged a private tour for just the two of us. Our ship was late clearing customs but Marcos just changed the order of things to best suit traffic and crowds and knows the tricks with parking etc. He took us to some really interesting areas with local organic cafes and artisan shops. We would've loved to have done his night tour of bars and food stops but he was already booked! Highly recommended guide and a really nice guy.

Arianna Launech

Australia
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Tour: #193170, Customized Rio - 6 Hours tailor made for Arianna Launech and family, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 23/17

We loved spending three exciting days with Marcos showing us everything Rio has to offer. He is a fantastic, passionate guide and really made our time with him fun. We also spent an evening with him trying a few local bars and the local delicacies which was a great experience. Thanks again Marcos, we will never forget Rio ;)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Guys I’m so happy to hear that from you, I’d like you to know that I also had great moments with you ! I really would like to meet you again ! Perhaps in Australia , happy anniversary beautiful couple ! Regards Marcos

Lawrence Pesce

United States
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Tour: #193170, Your Customized Rio - 6 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 30/17

Marcos' customized tour was perfect. He showed parts of Rio we had never seen before. He adjusted for our need for a larger vehicle which was very welcome. He customized again to get us to the airport at the end of the tour.

Lawrence Pesce

United States
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Tour: #191245, Rio Classic Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 29/17

Marco's tour met all our expectations. His English was very good. He accompanied us everywhere explaining it all. His timing with cable car and funicular was perfect.

Shalini Bhargava

United States
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Tour: #193168, 6 Hours Taylor made for Shalini Bhargava 5, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 25/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Shalini, see you next time !!

Tina Y.

United States
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Tour: #193168, Your Customized Rio - 8 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jun 2/17

Marcos was really fabulous. He showed us all around Rio. My whole family really loved the tour. Marcos is highly, highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Tina, it was a pleasure for me and I hope to see you again . Regards Marcos

Govind Sandhu

New Zealand
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Tour: #193168, Your Customized Rio - 8 Hours tailor made for Govind Sandhu, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 2/17

Amazing day exploring Rio and all of its wonderful sights. Marcos was an exceptional tour guide, super friendly and knowledgable. Everything was organised and communicated very well. Highly recommend an all day, customised private tour with Marcos!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Godvin, it was really really nice to spend the day with you I guess I have new friend now! hope to see you again mate �� Regards Marcos.

Veronica Parker

United States
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Tour: #191245, Rio Classic Tour for Verónica Parker, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 1/17

I had a wonderful day with Marcus.. He was a perfect gentleman. He took me to places in rio that I would never have known about, this tour was the highlight of my trip to rio. I would highly recommend him. Slainte marcus.

Miriam R.

United States
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Tour: #193170, Your Customized Rio - 6 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 13/17

Marcos conducted a customized Rio tour and arranged it very skillfully to match our interest. Marcos speaks English very well, is personable and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed his guidance and company very much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Miriam i also enjoyed your company and i hope to see you again ! Regards Marcos

Vicky Simpson

Australia
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Tour: #193170, Your Customized Rio - 6 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 7/17

Marcos was clear, concise and pleasant. He adjusted the tour to best fit the weather so we could see christ the redeemer. Also I had a bad hip so was thoughtful in dropping me close to entries etc. He didn't bore us with a ridiculous amount of details which some tour guides do. I would highly recommend him.

Vicky Simpson

Australia
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Tour: #193170, Your Customized Rio - 6 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 6/17

Great tour. Marcos was a good driver too. I felt safe. He knew his job well and had very good english and was easy to understand. Was flexible and looked after me well as I had had a hip operation. His car was clean and comfortable. We highly recommend Marcos.

David Smith

United Kingdom
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Tour: #191245, Rio Classic Tour tailor made for Davis Smith, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 27/17

Marcos was a great guide. Our day out was difficult as it was in the middle of Carnaval but we were met on time and taken to the sites we wanted to visit . Marcos knowledge of the city was exemplary and he is a thoroughly nice guy so can highly recommend .

Dorothy Leather

Brazil
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Tour: #193168, Your Customized Rio - 8 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 21/17

We had a wonderful day in Rio de Janeiro with Marcos. He was very knowledgable about the city and took us to all the sights. He was considerate of our needs, taking us close to the sights and keeping us informed of what was happening. He has an easy going personality and we all got on well. I would recommend Marcos as your guide and I am sure you would have a fantastic time in Rio.

Douglas Birch

United States
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Tour: #193168, Your Customized Rio - 8 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 24/17

Marcos sent an email ahead of time stating that there was a cruise ship docking the same day that we were to have a tour. He recommended that we start a half hour early to avoid crowds at the Christ the Redeemer statue. We appreciated that. He was very prompt. Very willing to accommodate us on our tour with whatever we wanted, even a trip to the post office. He was pleasant and knew his way around as expected. He loves the city and loves touring with people even when he has done it many times

Nancy Rowe

United States
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Tour: #191245, Rio Classic Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 4/17

Marcos provides a tour of Rio that includes visiting Sugarloaf, Christ the Redeemer, Ipanema Beach, many neighborhoods, including a favela, Seladon Steps, and also surprises like a hang-gliding site and a canal- boat ride with lunch on an island. Good-nature combines with a thorough knowledge of his subject to make for a super experience for all. Thanks to Marcos' introduction, we came away loving Rio the most in S.A.

Nancy Rowe

United States
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Tour: Eco Favela Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Jan 3/17

MARCUS in Rio is a credit to T by L. With him we saw & learned more about the area than most would learn in a week. He is courteous, friendly, & prompt. He went the extra mile by escorting us into a restaurant, interpreting & ordering our food & even order us a taxi at the end. He showed us places & people that are not in guide books, & we were able to meet people in varied neighborhoods to get a more thorough understanding of the Portuguese culture. We loved his professionalism & fun-filled personality

Felice Griffin

United States
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Tour: #193168, Your Customized Rio - 8 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 14/16

What a fantastic day with Marcos. We had 1 full day to see Rio & wanted more than the traditional. While it looked like a rainy day, Marcos had several great ideas. We did traditional sites, Christ Statue & modern Church, then off to Santa Teresa district where we saw artists & a local place that served the best ever cheese breads. We went to Lapa district, walked the famous steps, chatted with local artists & antique dealers & much more. Marcos is our new friend in Rio. Highly recommend!

Michael Ray

Glenville, NC, United States
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Tour: #193168, Your Customized Rio - 8 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 7/16

Marcos was terrific. Highly recommend him. Very knowledgeable and speaks wonderful English. I hired him for two days in Rio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the compliments i also had a very good time with you all, i hope to see you again ! I will be here on Tours by locals Regards Marcos V.

Sammie Bevan

United States
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Tour: #193168, Your Customized Rio - 8 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 23/16

Wow! what a fun day with Marcos. He is knowledgeable of the area and showed us many places we might have missed. My husband and I booked Marcus for an 8 hour tour and every minute was enjoyable. He is professional and his car is immaculate and comfortable. I could ask for nothing more as Marcus exceeded in every way!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment I also enjoyed very much the time we spent together ! Hope to see you again . Bregards Marcos !

Jim Taylor

United States
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Tour: Airport transfers, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Sep 9/16

I visited Rio during the Paralympic Games in September 2016. Marcos picked us up at the airport and was able to figure out how to get around the roadblocks in place for the Paralympics and get us to our apartment very near the Paralympic site. He provided information on some of the places we drove by and information about the city during the drive. We also used Marcos for the return trip to the airport with no problem. Marcos, thank you for the airport transfers. Jim T.

Karl Facer

United Kingdom
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Tour: #193168, Olypics 8 hours Karl facer, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 17/16

Marcos thank yo so much for such a great day in your fabulous city. We look forward to returning to see much much more. Thanks again. Karl & Chris

Joyce Hergenhan

United States
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Tour: #193168, Olympics 8 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 11/16

My friend and I attended the Rio Olympics, and we wanted to see the city while there. We booked Marcos for three full days. In a word, he was FABULOUS. He is incredibly knowledgable and has excellent communication skills. We went to all the "usual" attractions ... as well as some lesser known ones, including a fabulous boat tour through the Marapendi wetlands where we saw unique wildlife. We also had food and drink in great local cafes and markets. We regret we couldn't book more days with Marcos.

Randy Jones

United States
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Tour: Private tour (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Jul 15/16

There is no better way to do it. We will always use ToursByLocals from now on. Marcos knew the best routes, the fastest lines, the places to avoid, and we got so much in and learned more than we could have on our own. Make no mistake...it is not a free service...but it's so worth it! And Marcos was very nice and knowledgeable.

William Teags

United States
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Tour: #193170, Your Customized Rio - 6 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 7/16

As a native Cariocan, Marco has an in-depth knowledge of his home city. It was a pleasure to be guided by a very professional person with an intimate knowledge of not only the "famous tourist sites" but some of the unique history and culture that makes Rio, well Rio. An additional benefit provided by Marco is his ability to adapt instantly to the situation and provide a quick change to the plan. Traffic jam? No problem, Marco has a plan B that often takes you to an undiscovered niche of this great city.

Elizabeth Bock

United States
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Tour: Rio Airport Transfer, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Jul 5/16

Sarosh Shahbuddin

United States
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Tour: #191245, Rio Classic Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jun 11/16

Marcos was awesome! We traveled with a 3 month old baby and he was super accommodating. He's the reason we will be back in Rio - the best tour I've ever gotten. He treats you like a friend rather than a customer. Even through the crowds he would make room so my wife, child, and I could take pictures against famous monuments.

Terry Johnson

United States
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Tour: #193168, Your Customized Rio - 8 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 11/16

Great guide. Have used Tours-by-locals in over a dozen cities. Marcos was one of the absolute best. Energetic. Fun. Understanding. Couldn't ask for more. Thanks Marcos.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Terry and Steven!

Terry Johnson

United States
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Tour: #193170, Your Customized Rio - 6 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 8/16

Great guide. Very intelligent and great personality. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Terry and Steven!

Terry Johnson

United States
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Tour: #191245, Rio Classic Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 7/16

Great guide. Would highly recommend to other Rio visitors.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Terry and Steven!

Terry Johnson

United States
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Tour: Rio Airport Transfer, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: May 5/16

Very prompt and knowledgable. Thanks.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Terry and Steven!

Daniela Trabattoni

Italy
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Tour: #191245, Rio Classic Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 6/16

A gorgeous tour with a great guide, really prepared, professional, and truly dedicated.

Igor Matlin

United States
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Tour: #193170, Your Customized Rio - 6 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 30/16

Marcus was great: friendly, outgoing, prompt, and flexible with our itinerary. He obviously loves Rio and is happy to share his love of the city with visitors. Thanks for the unforgettable visit to Rocinha!

Mircea Sacuiu

Romania
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Tour: #191245, Rio Classic Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 28/16

Judith Miskulin

Canada
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Tour: #191245, Rio Classic Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 16/16

Excellent guide! Marcos is a pleasure to be with. He makes the day a Great Day and you can tell that he really loves his city. At the end of the day, it started to rain very hard and our last stop was Sugar Loaf. Marcos offered to do this tour later on that day or the following day after he was done with his next clients. We really appreciated this gesture. Highly recommend Marcos!

Barbara Gordon

United States
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Tour: #193170, Your Customized Rio - 6 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 10/16

Teresa Smith

United States
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Tour: #193170, Customized Rio for Teresa - 6 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 6/16

We had already been in Rio for a few days, so we wanted something different. Marcos was able to come up with a truly unique experience for us. He was very prompt, knowledgeable,accommodating, connected, and was just plain fun to be around. We saw Rio from a whole new angle and experienced many 'firsts'. Would not hesitate to recommend him.

Percy T.

United States
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Tour: #193168, Your Customized Rio - 8 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 26/16

Percy T.

United States
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Tour: Rio Airport Transfer for Percy Townsend, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Feb 25/16

Bryan Green

United States
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Tour: #193010, Eco explore, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 23/16

Garcia's eco trip was amazing! We got to go to the Tijuca rainforest, a private beach that was beautiful, to the lookout where we watched people hang glide and para glide. After that, we went to an area called the Islands where we toured around on a boat. We saw Caiman, different kinds of birds and a huge rodent called a Capeberra. Marcos was an awesome guide who spoke very good English. I would highly recommend him!

Elizabeth Roberts

United Kingdom
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Tour: #193168, Your Customized Rio - 8 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 10/16

Absolutley first class . From the moment Marcus V picked us up from our hotel we were totally impressed . We saw the most beautiful amazing views of Rio from every angle . Marcus not only looked after us impecibly , he was informative had many interesting facts and he was delightful . Spoke English extremely well . We shall be recommending tours by locals to everyone here in England . Rio is stunning and must rank one of the most beautiful cities in the world . Good luck with your Olympics dear Rio

Gina Sim

Australia
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Tour: #193170, Customized for Gina - Rio (8 hours), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 6/16

Marcos was a wonderful guide, it helped that he spoke a number of languages. He was comprehensive and very obliging.

Jane Mann

United Kingdom
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Tour: #193010, Eco explore, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 30/16

Enthuastic guide, always willing to make the tour to suit us

Malcolm Pearce

United Kingdom
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Tour: #193170, Your Customized Rio - 6 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 27/16

For this day Marcos had spotted our interest in architecture so we visited the impressive Oscar Niemeyer trail. Then amazing locations and views, of 'secret' Rio, were revealed and we visited our old flat. His winning personality and contacts give Marcos privileged access to a wide variety of places. He was more an engaging companion than simply an excellent guide. His aim is always to give his clients the best, most interesting and safest tours. We could not have wished for a more perfect tour or guide.

Malcolm Pearce

United Kingdom
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Tour: #193170, Your Customized Rio - 6 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 26/16

Marcos had done a very thoughtful and excellent job in preparing this day. He was attuned to our interests and managed to work in allied visits with great success. He easily mixed elements of his other tours including history, food, forests, favelas and the wetlands to enhance our list. He thoroughly understood our programme which included locations we had been familiar with when we had lived in Rio forty years earlier. Really excellent all round again. No hesitation in thoroughly recommending him. Super!

Malcolm Pearce

United Kingdom
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Tour: #191245, Rio Classic Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 25/16

This was our first day with Marcos. He was punctual, spoke excellent English, was engaging, interesting and amenable with a good sense of humour. His car was modern, spacious and very comfortable. He is an excellent and safe driver. Our tour was efficiently organised to minimise waiting and we ate and drank in very good establishments. He happily made small changes to the itinerary which added to the overall interest of a thoroughly excellent tour delivered enthusiastically by an outstanding guide. Super!

Bridget Fisher

United Kingdom
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Tour: #193170, Your Customized Rio - 6 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 24/16

Marcos was an excellent guide. He made sure we did not have to queue for long and took account of my disability. He found us interesting places to visit including a trip to the tropical park and St Bento church which were not seen by others on our cruise. The lunch was amazing. We do not hesitate to recommend Marcos.

Bruno Spoerri

Switzerland
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Tour: Customized tour 2, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Jan 9/16

Marcos is a great and pleasant Person with a great knowledge about Rio de Janeiro and the country of Brazil. We used his service over 3 days. He was very reliable and also flexible to adapt to our preferences. We enjoyed very much the evening tour.

Brien Mcelhoes

United States
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Tour: #193168, Your Customized Rio - 8 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 6/16

Marcos was a fun and very hardworking guide. He was very knowledgeable, knew how to get around the large tour lines, and worked hard to be sure we had a great time, adjusted things to our needs, and was great conversationalist as well. Thanks Marcos!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Mcelhoes thank you for your comment ,it was really nice and inspiring getting to know you ,hope to see you again . All the best Marcos V.

John Rockwell

United States
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Tour: #193170, Your Customized Rio - 6 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 24/15

Marcos has a lot of knowledge, is flexible and gives a great tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello John and Barbara i got to say that i learned a lot from America with your full knowledge in all the aspects !! Thank you very much ,hope to see you soon ! Bregards Marcos V.

James Johnston

Canada
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Tour: #193170, Your Customized Rio - 6 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 12/15

We were in Rio on Dec 12 and had a wonderful tour with Marcos. He was very attentive to all of our needs. We saw all of the highlights and more. We highly recommend him to anyone travelling in Rio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dan and Lynee ,i would like you to know that was a pleasure for me to get to know and i want to thank you for your review . See you again on your next trip to Rio. Bregards Marcos V.

Kathy White

United States
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Tour: #193170, Your Customized Rio - 6 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 11/15

Marcos did a great job of tailoring our tour to our interests and timeframe. He was friendly, knowledgeable and took us to some local places for yummy food. His English is very good and we totally enjoyed our time with him. We would highly recommend him to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Kathy thank you for your feedback, it was a pleasure to take you around and i am glad that you enjoyed the food ,hope to see you again! Bregards Marcos V.

Bill Ellerington

United Kingdom
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Tour: #193170, Your Customized Rio - 6 Hours, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 30/15

Marcos managed to combine both some of the trophy sites of Rio plus off-the-beaten-track stuff. He was very knowledgeable and got the whole tailor-made thing. Great lunch location too. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi guys thank you for the preference and i would like to let you know that it was great time for me taking you around Rio ,looking forward to see you again on your next visit . Bregards Marcos V.