Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Sao-Paulo-Brazil by Tour Guide Renato C. (Guide #22005)


Eliyahu Zisman

Israel
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Tour: #420183, 9-hour Private Layover Tour in São Paulo, Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 11/19

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!

Muriel d'Entremont

Canada
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Tour: Sao Paulo city tour - Shore Excursion, Santos, São Paulo, Brazil
Date: Mar 7/19

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
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Tour: #393843, 6-Hour Private Tour in São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 5/19

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
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Tour: #393843, 6-Hour Private Tour in São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 4/19

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
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Tour: #492332, Embu das Artes, Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 3/19

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
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Tour: #407762, Private Favela Tour in São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 2/19

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 Adach

United States
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Tour: #337557, 4-Hour Private Tour in São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 24/19

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 Walton

United States
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Tour: Private Santos Cruise Ship Shore Excursion, Santos, São Paulo, Brazil
Date: Feb 22/19

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 Liesman

United States
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Tour: Private Santos Cruise Ship Shore Excursion, Santos, São Paulo, Brazil
Date: Feb 20/19

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 Butland

United Kingdom
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Tour: #337557, 4-Hour Private Tour in São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 3/19

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.

Edward Wong

Canada
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Tour: #337557, 4-Hour Private Tour in São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 12/19

Renato is professional which met our expectation and recommend for his service.

Emily Perrone

United States
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Tour: #560684, 4-Hour Private Tour in São Paulo For Small Groups, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 4/19

We had a wonderful experience with Renato on a tour of São Paulo. He shared valuable information about the history of the city and provided helpful context for all of the sites we saw. In addition, he went above and beyond by sharing a lot of information about other recommended sites and bars/restaurants to explore during the rest our stay in the city. His English was excellent and he was very accommodating in customizing the tour to best suit what we wanted to get out of it. I highly recommend Renato!

Neville K.

Ireland
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Tour: Private Santos Cruise Ship Shore Excursion, Santos, São Paulo, Brazil
Date: Dec 17/18

Guide was fine but this place is not worth visiting.

Lorna P Farrell

United States
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Tour: #337557, 4-Hour Private Tour in São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 26/18

Renato is so knowledgable!!!!!! He personalized the tour just for us. Listened to what was of interest to us!!!! And his English is exceptional! I would take another tour with HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steve Grodt

United States
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Tour: #337557, 4-Hour Private Tour in São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 21/18

We made the right choice selecting Renato for our tour. We were two business travelers from the US who only had one free day to explore São Paulo. Renato did a great job assessing our interests and pace and put together a great day of sightseeing. Renato speaks English very well and is knowledgeable of the area and its history. Can't say enough good things. Big plus for me was that he had a good sense of humor and was genuinely concerned that we were having a good time. Would pick him again.

Jag Bhawan

United States
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Tour: #343292, 8-Hour Private Tour in São Paulo, Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 14/18

Renato is a great guide, very knowledgeable and helpful! We had a perfect day in São Paulo!

Jackie Nagtegaal

South Africa
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Tour: #407762, Private Favela Tour in São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 5/18

Renato is a very cool guide with a wealth of knowledge on Brazil and Sao Paolo. This tour was insightful and great support to the community. Very safe too. Highly recommend it!

Valerie L.

United States
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Tour: #337559, Santos Private Day-Trip from São Paulo, Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 3/18

The drive to Santos was beautiful. Our guide is very knowledgeable. He showed me major landmarks, provided much needed background, as well as took me to places that are less touristy but interest me greatly, obrigada Renato! Bike or walk along the beach, even the unexpected rain can't take away the breathtaking views of this city!

Valerie L.

United States
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Tour: #337557, 4-Hour Private Tour in São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 2/18

Valerie L.

United States
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Tour: #407762, Private Favela Tour in São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 2/18

Support the community, meet the amazing artists, visit a school, highly recommended!

Valerie L.

United States
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Tour: #337557, 4-Hour Private Tour in São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 1/18

Renato is a wonderful guide, punctual, flexible and knowledgeable. He seems passionate about his hometown and its community. We get to visit the main attractions, as well as discovering hidden gems of São Paulo. Tasting at the Municipal Market was fun, street art at the Batman's Alley was amazing, scenery at the Jaraguá Park was beautiful, buildings designed by Oscar Niemeyer were impressive, and exhibits in various museums were interesting. Thanks for the music venue suggestion, it is off the chart!

Valerie L.

United States
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Tour: #492332, Embu das Artes, Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 30/18

Friendly atmosphere, cobblestone streets, unique shops, live music on the street corner, nice café and restaurants! Thanks to our wonderful guide's suggestion, we went on a Sunday. Sunday's street market was fun and colorful, try some local snacks and juices, you can easily spend the entire day there!

Thomas Gubser

Switzerland
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Tour: #393843, 6-Hour Private Tour in São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 10/18

Renato was an excellent guide. He got in touch with me when I booked to find out what I would like to see and any special requests. On the day of the tour he was ahead of time. He speaks English and French fluently, he has an impressive knowledge and is very considerate what you prefer to see and want to know. During the whole day I felt very safe and comfortable, he always told me when I had to be careful etc. He brought me to many great & interesting places. One of the best tour guides ever experienced.

David Goulding

Cary, NC, United States
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Tour: #393843, 6-Hour Private Tour in São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 28/18

Great Tour - Renato was very knowledgeable about the history and lifestyle of São Paulo, very courteous, and spoke perfect English

Massimiliano Boggetti

Italy
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Tour: #505885, Transfer to the airport with short tour of Ibirapuera Park and visit to Afro Museum, Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 18/18

Thank you Renato, this has gone by far beyond our expectations! You just great.

Massimiliano Boggetti

Italy
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Tour: #420183, 9-hour Private Tour in São Paulo for Max and Family, Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 16/18

Renato is just the guide you want to find when you travel: prepared, respectful, polite, happy, plenty of attentions and ready to satisfy your needs also those you do not express. Very suggested to anyone who wants to experience San Paolo!

Andrew Loyst

United States
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Tour: #492332, Embu das Artes, Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 5/18

Great tour to Embu, highly recommend this for a tour outside the city, but not far to get local culture, shopping and food. Renato did a fabulous job, knowing the area, local products and info along the way. His English skills are tremendous, making it easy to discuss history, local food & beverage, culture, prices and more. Definitely a highlight of our trip and something a little bit different than just metro city sites. His tour skills were 5+ stars, as we couldn't have asked for a better tour guide.

Andrew Loyst

United States
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Tour: #354162, Campos do Jordão Private Day-Trip From São Paulo, Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 4/18

Our guide Renato was excellent. On-time, had done his homework on the sites we saw and also he had a keen interest in meeting our goals for the tour. He did the extra's to make our day tour comfortable and enjoyable. His English is outstanding and he shared history, culture and made the day fun and factual. My wife and I would highly recommend him for tours to Campos do Jordao as well as city tours. The tour and especially his time, effort, expertise and language skills fare exceeded our expectations!

Eleni Rachaniotou

Greece
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Tour: #343292, 8-Hour Private Tour in São Paulo, Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 30/18

Renato has a wealth of historical knowledge, as well as art, and he has been a great guide - his professionalism is exceptional!

Polina Triphon

United States
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Tour: #420183, 9-hour Private Layover Tour in São Paulo, Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 16/18

Cynthia Ajayi

United States
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Tour: #337557, Day Trip to São Paulo from Santos, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 27/18

Renato was a great guide! His English is fantastic which was really important to my husband who loves to ask alot of questions on tours, but in South America he was very limited because none of our tour guides were very fluent in English. Except Renato! So thanks to him for answering all of my husband's questions, providing a lot of historical information about Sao Paulo and helping me buy souvenirs at the right spots!

Thomas Lourenco

France
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Tour: #393843, 6-Hour Private Tour in São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 17/18

Really good tour, and really good guide. The communication has been perfect before the tour (many advices, fast answers) and during the tour (big knowledge, adaptation to our centers of interest). I give a clear recommandation for Renato if you go to Sao Paulo !

Summer O'Brien

United States
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Tour: #337557, 4-Hour Private Tour in São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 28/18

I travel constantly for work and have had many tours. This is the first time I felt I was spending the day with someone who truly loved the city and wanted to give me the opportunity see all it has to offer. Renato was incredibly knowledgeable and modified the tour continuously based on my interests. Even after a 12 hour flight and fighting jet lag this was the best tour I've had. Thank you!

Sonya Mulvihill

United States
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Tour: #337557, 4-Hour Private Tour in São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 22/18

Renato was great; easy going and sociable with an excellent command of English. He was also very flexible. He tailored the tour to meet our interests, time constraints, and wishes. He gave us lots of information about Sao Paulo/Brazil and patiently answered our endless questions. We highly recommend him.

Anthony Saracino

United States
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Tour: #393843, 6-Hour Private Tour in São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 3/18

Renato is an excellent guide. He knows and loves São Paulo and answered all of our numerous questions. We got a really good sense of the city and would spend another 6 hours with him gladly. We barely scratched the surface of this wonderful city and look forward to our next visit. We were able to gain a sense of all the amazing things São Paulo has to offer. Renato provided a safe, entertaining, and educational tour. Highly recommended!

Susan Fox

United States
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Tour: #337557, 6-Hour Private Tour in São Paulo for Susan J. Fox, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 14/17

Renato gave me a fabulous 2-day intro to wonders of Sao Paulo. We visited major parks, museums, mercado, parts of the city. At my request he fit in visits to Ayrton Senna sites. We had lunch at a great Japanese restaurant. He is polite, knowledgeable of the history/architecture/culture; accommodating, good driver (important in SP), excellent English. Both days he added 1-2 hours to the itinerary to cover everything. I now know SP is a world class city, thanks to Renato. I highly recommend him

Susan Fox

United States
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Tour: #337557, 6-Hour Private Tour in São Paulo for Susan J. Fox, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 13/17

Renato gave me a fabulous 2-day intro to wonders of Sao Paulo. We visited major parks, museums, mercado, parts of the city. At my request he fit in visits to Ayrton Senna sites. We had lunch at a great Japanese restaurant. He is polite, knowledgeable of the history/architecture/culture; accommodating, good driver (important in SP), excellent English. Both days he added 1-2 hours to the itinerary to cover everything. I now know SP is a world class city, thanks to Renato. I highly recommend him

Sophie Steculorum

Germany
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Tour: #343292, 8-Hour Private Tour in São Paulo, Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 8/17

The tour with Renato was amazing ! I will have never imagine being able to see so much of this giant city in a day ! Thanks to Renato I had the change to feel the atmosphere of the city and its many neighborhoods in only one day. Renato was extremely friendly, very knowledgeable about all aspects of Sao Paulo (history, architecture, traditions...). The tour is sincerely very worth it: it is a safe, compact and exciting way to visit Sao Paulo. I really recommend it for all travelers !

April Lim

Australia
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Tour: #337557, 6-Hour Private Tour in São Paulo for April Lim, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 27/17

We are a family of four from Australia (children 13 and 11yo), visiting South America (Sao Paolo, Rio, Foz do Iguacu, Buenos Aires, Montevideo). We booked 4 guides from ToursbyLocals. All the guides were 5/5 stars but Renato was the standout. We still talk about him today. He is a genuinely nice guy with impressive knowledge. We had lunch, where he introduced us to all the local dishes (Feijoada, coxinha) and he went out of his way to get us to the markets at closing time. You will find no better guide.

Helen Klaebe

Australia
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Tour: #343292, 7-Hour Private Tour in São Paulo for Helen, Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 16/17

We had an excellent day with Renato on our private tour of Sao Paulo. We started the day at Ibirapuera Park and spent a lot of time in the historic centre and at art galleries and museums as we requested. Even the coffee stops were perfectly timed! It was there best way to enjoy walking out our jet lag and getting to know the history and feel of this exciting city. And thanks for the tips on restaurants and bars Renato- perfecto!

Douglas Blake

United States
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Tour: #343292, 8-Hour Private Tour in São Paulo, Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 19/17

This was my 1st private tour. Renato was a wonderful guide to the city of Sao Paulo. Communication before the tour was excellent. It was raining and I was afraid it would be a terrible day to try and see the city. Renato knows a lot about the hidden gems of the city. We saw all the famous hotspots but also to many of the places that you never knew existed. It was more like an adventure. He provided lots of history and cultural context. Next time I am in Brazil, I am calling Renato for another tour.