Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Rio-de-Janeiro-Brazil by Tour Guide Simone M. (Guide #2148)


William Clark

United States
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Tour: #158256, Full day private tour - Enjoy Rio de Janeiro with your private guide, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 7/20

Simone was very professional and knowledgeable. She was very flexible about where we wanted to go. She also made good suggestions and she was fun! Simone picked us up at the cruise terminal at the end of our cruise and dropped us at the airport at the end of the tour. This was very convenient. I highly recommend this tour and especially Simone, our guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello ! Thanks a lot for the feedback, it was a pleasure ! Kind regards Simone

Dimitry Dehtiar

Canada
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Tour: #158256, Full day private tour - Enjoy Rio de Janeiro with your private guide, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 24/20

Simone was fantastic! She took us to exactly where we wanted and showed us the parts of Rio that most tours don't go too. Thank you for the unforgettable day in beautiful Rio De Janeiro.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure Dimitry and family! Kind regatds Simone

Josee Charbonneau

Canada
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Tour: #46281, Street Carnival - Only available on Carnival Dates private tour with car and driver, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 23/20

we paid the big price for that tour because it was carnaval time and it was ok with us. But when we stop at a local bar and had to pay for her drink, I don't think that was appropriate. Also at the end of the end, she sent us with the driver because she did not want to do the drive with us. For us, that was not acceptable.

Rhonda Sugarman

United States
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Tour: #46281, Jewish heritage and Sambodrom-2 days, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 23/20

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Rhonda, Thanks for the feedback, all best to bought of you. Kind regards Simone

Robert Frank

United States
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Tour: One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Feb 22/20

Simone provided us with a great tour. She is knowledgeable about the city and all of the major sites. She is also very familiar with the local customs and specialty places to eat. I give her my highest recommendation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Robert, Thanks a lot for the feedback, hope to see bough of you again! Kind regards Simone

Inga-Britt Kronnäs

Sweden
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Tour: #46281, Street Carnival - Only available on Carnival Dates private tour with car and driver, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 21/20

Simone is worth ten stars! She really did everything to make all my wishes come true and I did have a marvelous time. We went behind the scen of the officiell Rio AND saw all the special sights. I do recomend her!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Inga, thanks for the feeeback it was a pleasure! Kind regards Simone

Diane Pelle

Platte City, MISSOURI, United States
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Tour: #16827, Rio by night Explore the varieties of Rio's nightlife. Private Tour with car, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 12/20

Simone is a super guide. She promptly picked us up at the port in her personal, clean, comfortable car. She took us to 3 different locations. One was a large club with music and dancing. Be prepared to leave a credit card # on entry as all expenses are collected and pay when leaving, cash or credit. Low cost. Others were local bars where we were welcomed. We always felt safe even at night. Simone was easy to talk with and understand. She returned us to the port on time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Diane, It was a pleasure beeing with you, thanks for your feedback. Kind regards Simone

Carlo Migliorini

United States
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Tour: #158256, 4 Days private tour - Enjoy Rio de Janeiro with your private guide, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 9/20

Both Carlo and I enjoyed being with Simone personally and professionally for 2 days in February 2020. She was both driver and tour guide and took us around all the city sites (Sugar Loaf, Christ the Redeemer, beaches (Copa Cabana and Ipanema to name the top two). Simone also took up to off the beaten path sites and different neighborhoods explaining their characteristics and demography. Because of Simone, we were very fortunate to see sights that tourists do not normally see.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Zori and Carlos, Thanks a lot , it was a plesure beeing around such lovely people like you. Kind regards Simone

Klaus Feis

Germany
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Tour: #158256, Full day private tour - Enjoy Rio de Janeiro with your private guide, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 11/20

Alan Homewood

United States
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Tour: #17047, Waterfall - Tour - walk into the jungle!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 29/19

Simone is awesome to deal with, highly highly recommended. She is very knowledgeable, flexible and easy to deal with and more importantly she goes above and beyond! We ended up utilizing Simone for 3 different 6 hour tours. We REALLY got to experience Rio's best known sights and some hidden gems, and could not have been happier.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the feedback Alan, it was a pleasure being with you and Deb. Hope to see you again! Kind regards Simone

Susan Mchale

santa barbara, CA, United States
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Tour: #16826, Santa Teresa: souvenirs, idyllic, private tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 6/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Susan, thanks for the feedback, please let me know how could it be a better tour for you and what was you missing in general. Kind regards Simone

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.

Alrun Albrecht

Germany
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Tour: #158256, Full day private tour - Enjoy Rio de Janeiro with your private guide, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 2/19

Mit Simones Unterstützung habe ich einen wunderbaren Tag in Rio verbringen können. Wir haben die Christus-Statur und den Zuckerhut besichtigt und waren in verschiedenen Stadtteilen zu Fuß unterwegs. Simone ist sehr kompetent und hilfsbereit. Ich habe viel über die Stadt und ihre Bewohner erfahren und Gelegenheit, schöne Andenken zu kaufen gab es auch noch. Ich kann Simone wärmstens weiter empfehlen.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Vielen Dank Alrun, bis zum nächste mal! Alles gut Simone

Thomas Laimer

Austria
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Tour: #158256, Full day private tour - Enjoy Rio de Janeiro with your private guide, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 2/19

Simone was a really Great Tour Guide. She took me to nice local places as well as some tourist Hot Spots. I always felt comfortable and safe. There is so much historical information she has to tell about this beautiful City. I can highly recommend booking a Tour with Simone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Danke Thomas, bis zum nächste Mal, bring einfach bitte mehr Zeit mit! Liebe Gruesse Simone

Ann Cottingham

United States
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Tour: One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Mar 5/19

Learn to love Rio from a local who loves Rio! Simone has an expansive knowledge of the history and people who inhabit this vibrant destination. We are two friends visiting during the busy carnival season and saw it all. She is an exceptional guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ann and Mary, It was a pleasure to show the beauty of Rio and it's life style. Kind regards Simone

Jennifer Loney

United States
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Tour: #158256, Full day private tour - Enjoy Rio de Janeiro with your private guide, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 17/19

Simone was an excellent guide. She took the time to get to know us and this allowed her to create a tour that was perfect! If you are interested in the local history, food and sights, Simone's the guide for you. She knew when to take us to Christ the Redeemer so we did not get caught in huge crowds, and allowed us to plan what else we wanted to see during the day. We loved the restaurant she took us to for dinner - the food was wonderful and a good sample of local cuisine. We highly recommend Simone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Doug and Jennifer, It was a pleasure to guide you around Rio! Thanks for the feedback. Kind regards Simone

Marvin Sayah

United States
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Tour: #16827, Rio by night Explore the varieties of Rio's nightlife. Private Tour with car, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 16/19

We spent an evening with Simone M. Our touring & nightclub visit were most enjoyable. Simone is very caring & we thoroughly enjoyed our time with her. We would certainly recommend these guide very highly. Sincerely, Marvin & Cheri Sayah

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Marvin and Cheri, It was a pleasure to guide you that evening. Thank you for the feedback. Kind regards Simone

Ian Andrusyk

United States
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Tour: #17047, Waterfall - Tour - walk into the jungle!, Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 10/18

Wonderful guide, extremely willing to adjust the tour on the fly as we went. Extremely knowledgable and was simple a delight to spend an afternoon with!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ian, it was pleasure to guide you into the forest, thanks for the feedback. Marry Christmas

Kwok Yau

United Kingdom
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Tour: #158256, Full day private tour - Enjoy Rio de Janeiro with your private guide, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 5/18

Our tour has been delayed due to the cruise ship docking problem. Simone still managed to take us to all the major sightseeing spots including Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Copacabana beach, Selarón's Steps and a quick stop at the old town. We are a very large group of 28 people and we are all pleased. Only a mimor comment: it would be better to have a slightly longer time at the Christ the Redeemer rather than a very short stop at the old town.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all for the nice day! Kind regards Simone

Dana Haidar

Qatar
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Tour: #17047, Waterfall - Tour - walk into the jungle!, Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 26/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: ?

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.

Temma K.

United States
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Tour: #10450, Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion, private tour, we go to Rio's highlights and more, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 23/18

It's is amazing what you can see in two days. Simone is a wonderful job adapting to our interests and taking us to interesting areas. I was so happy to end up visiting the island of Paqueta. There are no cars on this island and it has a charm and a quiet beauty. We traveled there by ferry and were the only tourists there. We always felt safe and enjoyed Rio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Temma, how are you? Thanks very much for the feedback! Kind Regards Simone

Kenneth Gould

Clearwater, FL, United States
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Tour: Santa Marta Favela Tour: about social kontrast and reality, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Feb 11/18

Simone was 1/2 hr late (I know it was Carnival but "this is not her first Carnival - I suspect her previous night parting (2AM) may have been a factor). Simone was knowledgeable and gave a good explanation of the history of the Rio favalas, but she seemed more interested in showing great views from falavas and getting something at a local restaurant/bar. My wife and I were disappointed that we didn't go into any shops, groceries, etc. or have more people interaction like a home tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Keneth, You are right, and thats how the Santa Marta Favelatour is, normaly, but not on your date, sorry about it. I have 2 options for this tour: one with more integration, another with more history. Your tour has to be focused in history because of police tensioned situatons just one day before you tour. I do not know if you are following our political situation, but unfortunately to visit a comunity start been very complicaded not because of the peaple with are there, but because of the police.

Niels Bendix

Denmark
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Tour: Santa Marta Favela Tour: about social contrast and reality, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Jan 2/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the feedback Niels!

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Edward D.

Los Altos, CA., United States
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Tour: #158256, 4 Full days of private tour - Enjoy Rio de Janeiro with your private guide, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 25/17

She is very knowledgeable about the city. Although we felt that she was constantly criticizing us behind our back (to her driver). She did take us to all the places that tourist should visit in Rio including the visit to one of the Fabellas (that she insisted we do) but that was unnecessarily scary. Overall she knows her city very well and will show it to you with great passion.

Edward D.

Los Altos, CA., United States
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Tour: #120489, airport transfer, Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 25/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the feedback!

Scott Rasmussen

United States
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Tour: #158256, Full day private tour - Enjoy Rio de Janeiro with your private guide, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 30/17

This was the second tour with Simone. We had to be off the ship by 9:00 am and didn't catch a flight until 10:00 pm that night. She was VERY accommodating as we were traveling with someone with mobility issues. It was very easy for her to go with the flow and change plans at a moment's notice. Her driver, Daniel, was fantastic as well. He got us too the airport safely and efficiently after the tour was over. Because of Simone, I feel like our trip to Rio was greatly enhanced. I would do it again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Thank you very much for your feedback, it was a pleasure being with you and the family, come back one day! Kind regards Simone

Scott Rasmussen

United States
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Tour: #16827, Rio by night Explore the varieties of Rio's nightlife. Private Tour with car, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 29/17

Simone was fantastic! She is very knowledgeable and very FUN! She let us become a part of her culture which was one of the highlights of our trip. She made us want to come back to Rio and if we do, we will certainly book with her again. Well done, Simone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Kind regards Simone

Ilario Franco

Italy
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Tour: Santa Marta Favela Tour: about social contrast and reality, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Oct 20/17

We asked Simone (our guide) to organise a tour in a Favella to "touch" with our eyes something we many times talked about but always without the right knowledge. For sure a few hours were just a first touch. Very interesting and tanks to Simone for the way she conducted the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the feed back!

Ilario Franco

Italy
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Tour: #17047, Waterfall - Tour - walk into the jungle!, Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 18/17

We really enjoyed this tour in the forest and Simone was well prepared. A completely different side of Rio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the feedback! Kind Regards Simone

Terry Lee

Brazil
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Tour: #17047, Waterfall - Tour - walk into the jungle!, Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 5/17

Simone was a fantastic tour guide who did a great job explaining everything & making sure we were all okay while on our hike/walk. She made sure we were comfortable & at a steady pace. she had great conversation & made us feel very welcomed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello , Thanks for the feeed back, please inform about the 4 stars, any coment will be very informative. Kind regardsSimone

Harold Marcenaro

Peru
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Tour: #158256, 6 Hours tour-Enjoy Rio de Janeiro with your private guide, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 23/17

My 14-year-old son and I enjoyed very much our tour with Simone. She designed a personalized tour that considered all our requests and adapted it along the day to our needs. I also enjoyed talking with her about the social and cultural issues that Brazil currently faces. Thank you for your insights, Simone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ola Harold, Gracias por el feed back, espero que retornen con la familia completa un dia. Saludos! Simone


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