Melissa RegisterUnited States
Renato was a wonderful guide, and I would recommend him to anyone looking for an authentic view of Sao Paulo. We visited many off-the-beaten-path spots and tried some great local food, too! Renato is also a wealth of knowledge on Brazilian politics and patiently answered my many questions.
See Wai Rhoda ChoiHong Kong
Renato is a great guide! Knowledgeable and very helpful. Highly recommended if you're looking for a guide in Sao Paulo! Will definitely book him again if I come back to SP.
Jonathon AnsleyUnited States
Robert TaylorLong Beach, CALIFORNIA, United States
Renato is an excellent guide with broad knowledge of Sao Paulo. Prompt pick-up at hotel, comfortable vehicle, excellent place for lunch, interesting street art and special exhibition of renown Brazilian artist. He fights his way thru the infamous San Paulo traffic with the best of 'em. Renato is an great choice for your next trip to Sao Paulo!
Rich CameronTequesta, FL, United States
Renato was an all star! We took a full day tour of Sao Paolo from Santos port on our cruise. He was waiting for us as we exited the ship, and proceeded to fill our day with the wonderful sites, culture, history and stories of the area. He made sure to find out what interested us, and crafted a day around our interests. We'd use him again in heartbeat.
Hilary ShadeUnited Kingdom
Fantastic day with Renato. He picked up what interested us and showed us lots of interesting sides to São Paulo. Thanks for the recommendations for dinner and museums. We enjoyed the modern art we saw. Renato was very knowledgable and explained to us the history of São Paulo as well as giving a good insight to the culture. Plus cool haircut !
Great second day with Renato. The city is amazing and so great. We like Renato's insightful guidance.
I have been in tours before in many countries and I also work in tourism. Renato C is a great guide. He is very friendly, sophisticated, extremely knowledgeable, well-educated, versatile, he speaks perfect English and French and more than anything he is very eager to please. I fully recommend him and I doubt you can find someone better than him.
Jun ReinaUnited States
Renato took great care of our friends. Wonderful communication. A+ guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello jun, thank you for your review! I'm sorry that you had to go back home early and couldn't join the tour. But I'm happy that your friends had a good experience. I hope to see you here someday.
Jun ReinaUnited States
Excellent and fun guide. Awesome communication.
First time using toursbylocals and it was awesome. A fantastic private tour of São Paulo. Renato was very knowledgeable and friendly in providing information about the city and history of Brazil. Even the pre tour communications providing suggestions on what to do and where to go were great as was the chance to customize the tour to our interests. It was awesome thanks Renato!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your positive feedback, Mauricio! I'm happy to hear that you had a good first experience with ToursByLocals! I hope you have other nice guides from the platform in your future travels around the world! It was a pleasure to assist you - my best regards to your family! Renato
Daniel EpelUnited States
Our 4 hour tour of Sao Paulo with Renato was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the city and region and was able to tailor the tour to our interests. We enjoyed our time with him and would highly recommend him (we have already shared his information with other family members). If and when we return to Brazil we will definitely schedule another tour with Renato.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Daniel- thanks for your review! I'm happy that you had a nice experience with me in Sao Paulo! Thanks for spreading the word! And I hope to see you again! Renato
We had a group of deaf athletes from Canada who were in São Paulo for the world deaf swim championships. He was absolutely awesome and was very knowledgeable, friendly, professional and accommodating. He made the extra effort to getting us a larger van to accommodate our group and made special attention to ensuring everyone had a great experience. It was a great and very informative tour and the entire group enjoyed it. I highly recommend Renato and he is the consummate professional with a personal touch
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kent- thanks again for having me as your guide! It was a fantastic experience to work with you and your group. I have supported the Canadian team mentally along the week and hope that you achieved great results! Hope to see you again! All the best, Renato
Eric StandalBoise, ID, United States
Renato filled our few hours in Sao Paulo perfectly. He went above and beyond, picking us up at one airport and dropping off at another. He maximized the sights in-between and was eager to show us more, but our time was short. He adjusted the tour as we went, focusing on the areas we found interesting. No matter where we were, Renato had deep knowledge of the history and often added how it affects Brazil today. Excellent English skills.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Eric- thanks for your review! It was very nice to guide you and your family in Sao Paulo! Your time in the city was very limited, so I hope to see you again to show you everything you have missed! Best wishes, Renato.
Harvey G.Los Angeles, CA, United States
Renato provided us with an excellent and very enjoyable tour of Sao Paulo! He was personable and clearly enjoyed introducing us to people and places throughout the city. Both before and during the tour he was ready with helpful suggestions to modify the itinerary according to our interests and needs. He was on-time and his car was comfortable; his English excellent. We would be delighted to tour with him again. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Harvey- thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure to guide you in Sao Paulo. I hope you had a great time in Pantanal! My best wishes to you and Carolyn! Renato
Xiaoding ZhuoUnited States
It was an excellent experience to know the local community! The tour was initiated by the community development center for people outside to know about the arts and lives of local people and potentially bring in opportunities to the disadvantaged community. Renato is very knowledge about the history, art and culture of different aspects of Brazil. Our favela tour ended early due to holiday closures. Renato took me to other symbolic attractions to make sure I had a good time. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Xiaoding- Thanks for your interest in promoting a better life for the community. It was a pleasure to host you. I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Sao Paulo! Best wishes, Renato
Yujie W.United States
Knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly. It was a pleasure to spend the day with Renato. Highly recommend :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Yujie- thanks for having me as your guide in Sao Paulo! And thanks for your review! It was a pleasure to assist you! I hope you've had a great trip back home, and I hope to see you again in Sao Paulo in the future!. Best wishes, Renato
David PattonUnited Kingdom
It was a pleasure to spend the day with Renato. We covered a lot of São Paulo in the 10 hour layover I had and his knowledge was exceptional. I'd highly recommend seeing São Paulo and if you see it with Renato, it makes it even better. Thanks Renato
Nancy BernardUnited States
I would definitely recommend touring with Renato, he corresponded to my questions quickly, making room in his day to give me a private 6+ hour tour. He was on time, knowledgeable and and designed the tour with my interests in mind without wasting any time. I felt extremely safe and cared for. Gave time to click pictures, showed me local vegetation. Renato was a gentleman, easy to converse with, and very fun to tour with!
Thi was amazing tour. Renato is outstanding and knowledgeable guide who knows San Paulo like the palm of his hand. His english is perfect, his attitude is exelent. He delivered everything he promised according to the plan in very interesting and exiting way. He assisted us with everything we needed. There was no better way to explore this city in one day. One of Renato's emphasis was on our safety and we are so grateful for that. He is the best guide we could dream of. Thanks again Renato!
We had a wonderful day visiting São Paulo with Renato. We visited all the places I wanted to see and Renato was so knowledgeable. He even had some treats for us to snack on during the trip. It was a wonderful. We love tours by locals and the opportunity to have private , knowledgeable guides. Thank you from this east coast Canadian girl. I always tell those Imeet on the cruise ship about your company , Regards Muriel
Ann A.United States
Renato was my guide for 4 days. His knowledge of history, architecture, art, food, etc. is extensive. São Paulo is a vast city with tons to see & do. Museums here are world class! Don't know much about art? No worries, Renato does. Little details, like taking me to see an incredible rooftop vista of the city, or pointing out the ever present coffee motif in floor tiles, picture frames & architectural trim made it even more exciting to see a city through the eyes of a guide who has a passion for his work.
Ann A.United States
Churches, museums, markets- that's what I like to see when I travel. Yes, you could take Uber or figure out the bus, but why?? Put yourself in the hands of Renato who will explain everything to you in PERFECT English. His knowledge of the city is fantastic, from skillfully finding a parking spot when streets were closed for carnival to explaining the War of Coffee & Milk. With great communication beforehand, he customized my tour to my wants, needs & interests. Thank you, Renato, for a great day!
Ann A.United States
Renato took me to Batman Alley (fascinating & fun) & Embu, a charming artists colony. Renato skillfully guided me through alleys and courtyards, showing me galleries, shops & pushcarts filled with original artwork, crafts, carvings. We paused for lunch & he helped me choose a fruity caipirinha & boteco snacks. On the way back, we visited the Guarani village then looked for capybara grazing around the university grounds (we found them)! Renato is an excellent guide who will tailor your tour just for you.
Ann A.United States
Renato took me inside the world of the favela, loosely translated "slum", but it's so much more. It's a vibrant community of people who work to improve the lives of all residents through tourism, art & music. I met the wife of a mosaic artist whose home is pieces of pottery, glass, found objects & who told me what it's like to clean her house! I saw the studio of a motorcycle mechanic who makes sculptures out of bike parts. Renato's expert guidance gave me a fascinating glimpse into this unique place.
Bernadeta AdachUnited States
What an enjoyable tour during a quick stop in Sao Paolo. Renato was fantastic! Well versed and knowledgeable, he made a simple city tour into an adventure we all really enjoyed. He promptly picked us up from the airport and customized our tour based on our areas of interest and limited time. He even went beyond and assisted us with recommendations in other destinations in Brazil. Absolute pleasure. Highly recommended guide and tour!
Lance WaltonUnited States
Our guide, Renato, was excellent. He is very knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions and provided excellent tips and suggestions. Renato's speaks English exceptionally well. We were able to tailor our excursion to fit our tastes. We highly recommend this tour and guide.
Esther LiesmanUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Renato in Santos. Renato's little SUV saved us as it was very hot, and his car was comfortable and had great air conditioning. The tour around Santos was good. Renato hit the "must sees" and we were able to see beautiful views from a couple of different places. Renato is very knowledgeable and we had great discussions about history, politics, the economy, etc. He was very accommodating, and he recommended a great restaurant overlooking the beach for lunch. Highly recommend him!
Graham ButlandUnited Kingdom
Renato provided everything that we wanted from our short time in São Paulo. He met us at the airport and gave us an excellent intro to the city. First class service. Cannot rate highly enough.