Irma NidoUnited States
Patricia was an excellent guide. She was very friendly, informative, and fun to be with. The driver, Silas was also very nice. They made our tour relaxing and fun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear Irma! Thank you so much. I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed working for your group. What a happy, joyful day! I will never forget it. God bless!
Patty has a bubbly personality as she mentioned. We felt there was a lack of preparation for us and her knowledge of Rio was scattered and limited. We felt we needed to push what we wanted to do, but she was agreeable and made it happen. If we hadn't done our own prep about what we wanted to see in Rio I think we would have been sorely disappointed. Her driver, Bernardo, was great and extremely helpful!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: For our 2 days of short 5-hour tours, you asked me on TBL messages for Christ, Sugar Loaf and the beaches. On the day of the tour I added Selarón Steps, the Cathedral and agreed taking you to a far away city, Niterói, to see the museum and the fortress, which is something we never do with anyone. I offered to take you to Maracanã stadium and the wonderful Tijuca Forest, you refused. I really don't know what else I could have done to please you. Sorry.
Paul StewartIlminster, SOMERSET, United Kingdom
I am a full-time wheelchair user and cannot transfer to a normal car. We were dismayed when P&O said they were no wheelchair accessible vehicles in Rio de Janeiro! The Paralympic games were held there in 2016. Patricia acted as a guide during the games, and was able to hire us a wheelchair adapted minibus. We then had a bespoke private tour over the whole city. We would recommend Patricia to anyone, fully able-bodied or disabled.She certainly knows her city and the best way around.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Awwwww Stewart! I am so thrilled to read your review. Thank you so much! Needless to say, it was a very happy day for me, since you and Valerie are so special and so sweet. I stopped working as a guide, to be able to have a "less agitated" pregnancy but I sure am missing working on days like yours. All the best xxx
Rupert CritchleyUnited Kingdom
Great day out loved the tour team. Thank you for everything
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Rupert! Me and Bernardo enjoyed working for you immensely. Our 2 days were truly a gift. How nice to have so much fun together. I am the one who needs to thank YOU! :) Wishing you all the best always! Xoxo
Rupert CritchleyUnited Kingdom
Patricia is a great character. Had lots of fun. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, dear Rupert! :) Me and Bernardo had lots of fun with you too. Tourists like you and Joanna are truly a blessing. About being quite a character, yes, I agree! Hehehehe. See you next time!
Ana KostovaUnited States
Our 2-day tour was everything we were hoping for. Patty (the guide) and Bernardo (the driver) were timely, accomodating, full of ideas and made our experience in Rio great! They were flexible and quickly understood what our preferences were. We had amazing food in local restaurants and learned about the Brazilian culture. It was so convenient to have the car waiting for us throughout the day - I highly recommend it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ana, what a perfect 2 days! It brings us such pleasure and joy to meet up with the expectations of travelers like you! We enjoyed working for you and your beautiful family immensely. You were always so nice and kind in our two days of tour. I hope to keep being blessed like I have been in this site so far. Thank you so much for the detailed review. I wish you all he very best!
Group of 4. Vehicle was too small to accommodate with comfort the driver, us and the guide. My preference is for a more "technical" guide. It was our first visit in Rio and I would have preferred a guide with a more structured and detailed approach. In terms of logistics, the tour was well planned and executed. The driver was excellent. Patricia brought us to an excellent place for lunch. Patricia was enthusiastic.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Luc, I am surprised you felt this way, it seemed to me like you enjoyed your day a lot, in our quick tour to Sugar Loaf and the restaurant. About the car, unfortunately, this is the largest minivan available in Brazil. It was my best car, a Fiat Freemont, and it costs more than 100 thousand reais. About me, it's very clear in my profile that I am an enthusiastic and fun guide. You proved it right! I am sorry I wasn't who you expected. Best wishes, Patty.
Bridget DiekemaUnited States
THIS was an outstanding tour! Patty and the driver, a young man named Vinicius, exceeded our expectations. I had arranged the tour online and communicated with Patty in advance of what we'd like to see. Patty not only showed us all of those sights, but she included a few more. Her English is excellent so we truly understood the history and rich culture of Brazil she told us about. Patty likes using a dedicated driver so she can focus on talking with you and Vinicius was outstanding - a good team!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bridget, I don't even need to say how much we enjoyed having you as our traveler! It was such an enjoyable, happy and sweet day for us both. And full of laughter! You were the first tourist to greet me with a big hug and I will never forget this day. What a beautiful review. Thank you so much for this wonderful memory. All to best to you and your family. Love, Patty.
I'm so so grateful to Patricia as she is so wonderful, knowledgeable and fun tour guide. We have seen most of everything in Rio in one day as we still have more to plan with her. I do recommend her big time. Thanks Pat supper A++++.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh what a beautiful review! It was a great pleasure and a blessing working for your lovely family! Thank you so much!
Very friendly guide, very reliable to do the walk with the family Guía muy simpática, muy confiable para hacer el paseo con la familia
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gabriella! It was a wonderful day, very enjoyable with your family. :) Gracias Gabriella! Fue un día maravilloso, muy agradable con su família. :)
Andrew Reyhan SaladinIndonesia
It was a very enjoyable and exciting city-tour experience with Patricia! She introduced us to an interesting bucket-list must-try items at Rio, notably a Paragliding experience! She is fun person to talk with, very helpful, and very kind. We also booked the Day-2 tour with Patricia and truly very much enjoyed the experience of her professional guidance at Rio. Very recommended guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Andrew, it was a pleasure and a very happy experience for me too! Best wishes to you and your family.