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


Temma Kanowith

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

Niels Bendix

Denmark
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Tour: #16825, Santa Marta Favela Tour: about social contrast and reality, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
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.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello nice family Davidovits, Ho,ho, I think there was some missunderstanding, remember, portugiese ist not spanish, anyway it was a pleasure being with you guys. Mr. Edward first wanted to go to the samba at night then somehow YOU changed to a tour in the favela,Mam. Davidovits gave the orders to go to visit the comunitie right by entering the car,she do not wanted the samba and it was a relax tour. Please let me know what was the reason for that feeling. Thanks for the feedback, Ethan! Kind regards S

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: #16825, Santa Marta Favela Tour: about social contrast and reality, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
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

Robert Lunt

South Africa
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Tour: #199977, Wherever you want to go in Rio - private tour with car, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 6/17

We asked for a bespoke tour of Rio looking at a variety of bakeries, grocery stores and street food to assess opportunities back home. Simone met the brief perfectly. We saw everything we wanted to see plus a few touristy things. She was friendly and accommodating plus the added benefit of a driver which made navigating Rio very pleasant. Great trip thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Robert, thanks for the feedback. Kind Regards Simone

Julie Guerra

United States
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Tour: #199977, Where ever you want to go in Rio - private tour with car, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 22/17

Simone provided an amazing tour with a mix of seeing any tourist sites we wanted and introducing us to loca flare. We faced some rain, so we were able to change any planned deisntjnagions immediately. Simone provided amazing commentary during the drives and answered all questions. We dined at her favorite local spot, shopped at her favorite shops, and ended with live Samba music and dancing in Lapa. Amazing tour - I would recommend this to all tourists who want to experience and learn about culture.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the feed back Julie, all best! Kind Regards

David Hucker

United Kingdom
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Tour: Photografer tour, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Apr 5/17

Simone did not arrive on time because she was involved in an accident and did not have her mobile with her. When she did arrive the tour went ahead and was very good; she was friendly and knowledgable, took me to off beat places and made up for the late start by staying late into the evening. Would have been 5 stars except for the agro caused by the lack of mobile!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! I will do my best to have my mobile with me. Kind Regards.

Joram H.

Thailand
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Tour: Rio de Janeiro "Highlights & Hidden Gems" Private Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Mar 1/17

My wife and I enjoyed 2 days in Rio with Simone. Simone is a real Brazilian who knows Rio de Janeiro very well. As she lived overseas before she understands westerners vising her country.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joran and Ana. Kind Regards

Gail Dobbs

United States
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Tour: #16826, Santa Teresa Tour: nice souvenirs, idyllic and antique atmosphere, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 14/17

This was a very good tour for people who have visited Rio previously. Simone was prompt and managed to avoid traffic with finesse. I would recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gail, have a good time!

Edward Klun

United States
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Tour: #10450, Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion, private tour, we go to Rio's high lights and more, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 17/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Edward!

John Harris

United States
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Tour: Rio de Janeiro "Highlights & Hidden Gems" Private Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Jan 4/17

Simone was a replacement for the guide we originally requested. She and driver were late picking us up. She went to ship pier instead of hotel. We got stuck on Christ Redeemer hill for hour or more due to traffic and lack of phone service to driver. Driver was texting while driving. Simone wasn't as informative as other tour guides we have encountered.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The trafic was terrible on that day, sorry, there was nothing I could do, you are going to have a refound for that. Kind Regards

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals are committed to quality customer experiences and constant improvement, and so we appreciate all feedback. We have taken this feedback on board and will work with Simone to improve the tour experiences going forward. It should be noted that in the unusual case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute.

Fernando Semproni

Uruguay
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Tour: #199977, Where ever you want to go in Rio, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 31/16

Really great, thank you Simone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Fernando, Grazias por el comentario y por buscar mis servicios. Saludos Simone

Karen Streed

Canada
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Tour: #151102, Walking on Ipanema Beach and HStern, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 7/16

Simone was fabulous. Took exceptional care of us. We wanted a slow day and that is just what Simone provided...a walk on Ipanema beach, a great historical place to eat great tapas, some history on places we passed by, interesting current political information and some shopping. On-time pickup and on-time drop-off to airport. Couldn't have been a better day....Thank you Simone

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karen, I hope you and the girls had a good flight! Kind Regards Simone

Frederick Pannell

United States
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Tour: #199977, Where ever you want to go in Rio, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 6/16

Because there is so much to see in Rio this is a great tour to go on. Simone was great. She easily accommodated my destination wishes and offered suggestions when I was undecided on where to go next. Her suggestions were much better than my choices. You literally can choose wherever you want to go and Simone will get you there. The arranged transportation worked great. Simone's knowledge of the history of Brazil is worth hearing. Choosing Simone for my guide for this tour was a wise move. Thank U Simone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Frederick, I hope you will come back one day. Kind Regards Simone

Frederick Pannell

United States
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Tour: #16827, Rio by night, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 3/16

If you want to experience a variety of nightlife in Rio then this could be the tour for you and Simone would be the perfect tour guide for this very interesting and fun tour. Simone was very patient and very accommodating. I could tell Simone wanted me to have a good experience and she worked to ensure that I did. She was very informative about the history of the different types of music I was hearing. I would highly recommend you choose Simone for your guide for this tour. Thank you Simone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Frederick, it was a pleasure! Kind Regards Simone

Rick Lambardo R.

United States
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Tour: #46281, Street Carnival - Only available on Carnival Dates, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 9/16

I have used TBL in the past, and once again it proved to be a wise investment. My guide, Simone, patiently waited for me at the airport even though my flight was considerably delayed. Once I arrived, Simone showed me the time of my life, making me feel like a local myself. I truly felt the Carnival energy of Rio. Also, hats off to our driver, Roni, who was a really nice guy. Simone was very creative in making sure I saw all that I wanted and more, making it an unforgettable experience. Thanks Simone :-)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rick!

Barry Willstrop

United States
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Tour: #10450, Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 8/16

This tour was a disappointment. Simone was very personable and helpful to my wife who has difficulties walking. However she was a few minutes late and then we had to walk some distance to her car. Maybe this was due to the fact that it was Carnival week and some streets were closed. We did not get to see Sugar Loaf and the line at the Christ statue was horrendous. Simone did try to bypass the line but to no avail. We did get to some places not on the regular tourist list but just drove past the beaches.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The port in Rio has on that day about 7 ships with about 2000 passagers each and most of them went to the Christ. The hourbour is in construction and nobody can drive until the front of the exit door. Every passager has to walk that way. We also had traffic, the samba shools was on parade last night many streets were blocked, Mss. Willstrop could not go more than 3 steps up or down on a stairway and was with a helping chair, we do have steps on Christ but the crew would help but M Wills. decide not to go.

Frances D.

Minneapolis, MINNESOTA, United States
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Tour: #16827, Rio by night, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 11/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Frances, It was so nice to meet you again! I hope you are feeeling better now, not caughing anymore. All best for you and your students. Kind Regards Simone

Michael Ramos

United States
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Tour: #151102, Walking on Ipanema Beach, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 23/15

Simone was punctual and efficient in her communications with us. She accommodated time changes and some changes I requested with our itinerary. She is very knowledgeable about Rio. She provided us with memorable experiences with a visit to Sugar Loaf Mountain and an outstanding meal at a Brazilian steak house.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It was a plesure! Kind regards Simone

Larry L.

United States
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Tour: #158256, Transfer and Full day private tour and evening - Enjoy Rio de Janeiro with your private guide!, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 11/15

Simone was very pleasant, accommodating and flexible in adjusting schedules based on time and crowd constraints. She was very easy going and a pleasure to be with. Simone amplified our enjoyable experience in Rio. We would highly recommend her to fellow travelers.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you,it was a plesure! Kind Regards Simone

Marian Leung

United States
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Tour: Private tour of Rio's highlights, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Mar 6/15

Although we decided to skip the Christ the Redeemer visit due to the long queue, we enjoyed our tour to other famous sights of Rio with Simone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marie! It was a great time with you! Kind Regards Simone M.

John McLean

United States
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Tour: #46281, street carnival, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 17/15

Very energetic. Was a bit weak in tailoring it to our needs and ages. A bit better communication could have helped.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr MacLean, thanks for your feed back, I hope you had fun during your Carnival experience in Rio. I was surprised to read your feedback. During our pre-tour communication I was never made aware that you were interested in a history tour, when the tour booked focus is clearly Street Carnival. As you said, this was clearly a communication issue. If during the tour, I had been made me aware that you want to change the focus of the tour, I would have accommodated that. Sorry for the misunderstand Simone

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We are glad that Simone understood the importance of a clear communication before and during the tour. We are sure she have learned from this experience.

Martin Ryder

United States
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Tour: #16827, Rio by night, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 6/15

We are travel agents and used TBL for the first time. Simone was EXCELLENT. If she is an example of others, we will gladly recommend to our clients. She's smart, culturally aware, engaged and a delight as a guide. Thank you Simone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Kind Regards Simone

Hanjo Erkamp

Netherlands
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Tour: #16825, Santa Marta Favela Tour, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 9/14

The tour by Simone was spot on. Her knowledge about the history and current developments of the Favelas and her personal engagement in combination with the experiencing of local contacts, spices and drinks makes Simone a most recommendable guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Hanjo! Have a good time. Kind Regards Simonbe Miranda

Stacey Todd-stout

United States
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Tour: #10450, Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 25/14

Simone was a joy to travel with, and was very flexible about going where we wanted to. It was great to get her perspective of Rio (and the world, since she has travelled a lot). I will be booking another tour with her next time I am in Rio!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stacey!

Edith Schmidt

Switzerland
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Tour: #10450, Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 24/14

I am very glad to have met Simone! Perfect day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Edith!

Marc Del Bigio

Canada
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Tour: #16825, Santa Marta Favela Tour, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 17/14

Simone is very knowledgable about the political and social situations in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. Very relaxed in the favela environment. Very good English.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Kind Regards Simone

Barbara Wold

United States
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Tour: #16826, Santa Teresa - Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 5/14

Our tour with Simone was excellant and exceded our expectations! She understood what we wanted to see and our limited time to see it. She added two sites we did not know about to the tour and they were so very special. Our tour with Simone was a highlight of our trip to Rio. B Wold

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Barbara, Thanks for the feedback. Kind Regards Simone M.

Tiwalayo Onasanya

United Kingdom
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Tour: #16825, Santa Marta Favela Tour, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 20/14

Highly informative giving you a clear insight into the history of the people and the city of Rio. We had an amazing time and the acai we had at the end was the best!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot! Many greetings from Rio. Kind Regards Simone

Katrien Christiaens

Brazil
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Tour: Tour for Katrien, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Mar 5/14

Very good guide. We have been on places that only a local guide can know. She did everthing we asked. She has given us a total view of Rio. We can recomand her! Katrien belgium, group of 4

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all! Kind Regards Simone M.

Sky Evans

United Kingdom
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Tour: #16825, Santa Marta Favela Tour, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 9/13

Excellent guide! Excellent English! Excellent tour! Fantastic day was had, also added on a trip to Tijuca Forrest! Was ace. Muito obrigado Simone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sky! All best Simone

Beatriz Garcia-Morcillo

Spain
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Tour: #10450, Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 30/13

We were touring with Simone for two days and really enjoyed it. It was like seeing Rio with a cool local friend more than your standard guide. She's easy going, knowledgeable, accommodating and really interesting company. Fluent spanish. Thanks Simone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchas gracias! Simone

Beatriz Garcia-Morcillo

Spain
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Tour: #10450, Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 29/13

It was great seeing Rio (and Brasil)through the eyes of Simone. Very enjoyable and we would love to see more things with her if we go back to Rio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Caso necessite qualquer informacion basta me contactar. Saludos Simone M.

Belinda Roach

Australia
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Tour: #10450, Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 1/13

We had a wonderful day with Simone, we had no real agenda other than see the 2 main sights and our day was relaxed. Simone was very knowledgeable and informative and was happy to adjust and change our itinerary dependent on the crowds etc. We would definitely recommend her for your tours.

Tsung Chang

United States
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Tour: #10450, Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 23/13

Not punctual. Insufficient knowledge of the local history. Unenthusiastic about asking for opinions from clients.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm sorry that my driver let us down and I apologize for that. In his defense, the tour date was around Carnival and traffic is a nightmare. To be honest, I felt this was a challenging group, at times not able to agree on what to see and do. I remember several times starting my explanation of an attraction and an argument between the travelers would start.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We've discussed Mr. Chang's tour and agreed that this situation might be avoided by 'checking in' frequently to determine what the traveler's interests were.

Tsung Chang

United States
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Tour: #10450, Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 22/13

Not very proactive. Did not really explain the background of the points of interests while we were enviously watching other tour guides doing the talking. Drivers late by one hour. Other two times arranged driver by her did not show up. May not be her fault. But if we need the on time transportation, this is a problem.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm sorry that my driver let us down and I apologize for that. In his defense, the tour date was around Carnival and traffic is a nightmare. I felt this group did not show interest in listening to most things I had to say, making it very hard to pass them information. After a few failed attempts to describe what we were seeing, I assumed all they wanted was to take photos and look around, so I tried to not disturb the group.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We've discussed Mr. Chang's tour and agreed that this situation might be avoided by 'checking in' frequently to determine what the traveler's interests were.

Tsung Chang

United States
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Tour: #10450, Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 9/13

Driver late by one hour, although not her. More an entertainment person, rather than a professional tour guide. Not sure if we got a good direction.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm sorry that my driver let us down and I apologize for that. In his defense, the tour date was around Carnival and traffic is a nightmare.

Robert Pettersson

Sweden
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Tour: #10450, Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 4/13

Simone has a very broad knowledge of Rio and its history. Had a great day with everything from museums and Brazilian barbecue to Capoeira and Samba show. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Robert! Kind Regards Simone M.

Lynne Heizelman

United States
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Tour: #10450, Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 16/12

We did the night tour of Rio de Janeiro, we went to the Lapa district & The Scenerium. Simone let us decide what we wanted to see & do, we had a wonderful time. We also did the day tour w/Simone, unfortunately it was raining & foggy up on Corcovado, but we enjoyed it anyway & saw some of the historic area of Rio & Sugar Loaf. The weather was clear for Sugar Loaf & we had great views of Rio from there. Simone was alot of fun & it was great going at our own pace & seeing the things we wanted to see.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Lynne! All best. kind regards Simone M.

Jan Cobb

United States
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Tour: #16827, Rio by night, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 2/12

My wife and I enjoyed walking through the streets of Lapa and experiencing the Carioca de Gema nightclub. A great choice for a Monday evening. Quite a vibrant atmosphere. I enjoyed the band and I wish that they would create a live CD of their performance. Simone was prompt relaxed, excellent English, very informative, and a very nice companion for the evening. We took public transportation and felt very safe in her hands. Thank you again

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello friends, Thanks for the feedback. many greetings from Rio. Simone M.

Brian Deslatte

United States
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Tour: #16825, Santa Marta Favela Tour, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 11/12

Simone gave a great tour. We took a tour of a faevella, not the typical tour. But it was informative and worthwhile to the other side of the people of Rio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Brian, Sorry for the late response Thanks for the feedback and all best. kind regards simone Miranda