Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Rio de Janeiro Brazil by Tour Guide Leticia (Guide #242)


Jill Leverton

Napa, CA, United States
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Tour: Coast trip, Grumarim, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Apr 30/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Dee Beth

United Kingdom
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Tour: #11414, Jewish Heritage with cultural enlightenments, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 29/18

Leticia was not only very knowledgeable but delightful as well. Our afternoon exceeded our expectations. She had made arrangements for us to visit 2 Synagogues which was really appreciated.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, you were superb too!

Don McCree

United States
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Tour: #15309, Arts, Crafts and shopping tour in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 27/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Don McCree

United States
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Tour: #9829, Rio City Center - Culture and History, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 25/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Don McCree

United States
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 24/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: No reason!

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.

Michael Nowak

United States
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Tour: #716, Gastronomy in Rio - local culinary experience!, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 23/18

Did a great job - really hit mark on types of places that we wanted to see

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you!!!

Victoria Jagschitz

Austria
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Tour: #25192, Rio Botanic Garden visit feeling the evening life in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 16/18

I just can say it was worth to pay a lot of money. But I got such an insider view of Rio de Janeiro. If you like to plan individual things like me, I can recommend Leticia, because she implemented my wishes and searched for suitable things. She really surprised me, and I felt secure during the whole trip. If you like to discover and get to know insider things, you are right by Leticia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Superb!!!

Steve Colesell

United Kingdom
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Tour: #9829, Rio City Center - Culture and History, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 11/18

Leticia it was a pleasure to take the tour of city with you, if anything we were completely unprepared & you made the experience so enjoyable. I thoroughly encourage anyone to join her on a tour. Thank you so much.. Steve, Rachel, Elaine & Simon...

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you a lot!!!!

Joan Lowenstein

United States
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Tour: #11414, Jewish Heritage with cultural enlightenments, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 29/17

Leticia really introduced us to the way Cariocas live. We learned a lot about Carneval and about Jewish life in Rio. We can highly recommend her and will definitely contact her on our next trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joan, it was really my pleasure to respond to your interests. Wish to see you again in our beautiful city! Take care!

Chris Visser

United States
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Tour: #25192, Rio Botanic Garden Private Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 1/17

This was our last day with Leticia > because of the high regard we have of her as a guide for the 4 days in Rio we even made plans for coming back with some of our family and use the services of Leticia as our guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, you're the best!!!!

Chris Visser

United States
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Tour: #713, Private Rio Tour: visiting Lapa, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 31/17

Chris Visser

United States
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 31/17

Chris Visser

United States
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Tour: Sugar loaf and natural sites, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Oct 30/17

Chris Visser

United States
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Tour: #690, Private Rio tour: Experience Bucolic Rio Neighborhoods, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 29/17

Leticia was an excellent guide for us. She shared her passion for Rio with us and made us fall in love with Rio. I highly recommend her. We spent 4 days with her and never felt rushed but saw a lot and did a lot. we even went to s Samba club !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!!

Will E.

United States
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 27/17

Leticia did a great job for us during our two day tour of Rio. Her English is excellent and she shared a lot of interesting information with us about day to day life there. Highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!!

Miriam R.

United States
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Tour: #11414, Jewish Heritage with cultural enlightenments, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 15/17

Leticia speaks English very well and is very knowledgeable of Rio. She was able to organize a very suitable itinerary for our tour and conducted a very enjoyable visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, it was my pleasure!

Alan Sherry

United States
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Tour: #11414, Jewish Heritage with cultural enlightenments, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 14/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Kate K.

United States
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Tour: #690, Private Rio tour: Experience Bucolic Rio Neighborhoods, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 27/17

My mom and I were in Rio for Carnival, so Leticia had quite a job to do getting us around the city through the crowds and traffic. She handled it with aplomb! Fortunately, we had been to Rio before so we could avoid the most congested tourist spots. Leticia took us out to Petropolis one day and around Rio the next. She is very knowledgeable and informative about Rio and Brazil in general. We will definitely hire her again when we next visit Rio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You're very welcome!

Kate K.

United States
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Tour: #693, Petropolis Private Tour, Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 26/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Katy Leitch

United Kingdom
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Tour: New Year's Eve day tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Dec 31/16

Leticia was totally professional but, in addition, she made the experience so personal and so pleasant. Thank you Leticia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure Katy thank you!

Lisa Carmichael

United States
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Tour: #690, Private Rio tour: Experience Bucolic Rio Neighborhoods, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 10/16

Leticia is a great guide. She was prompt, tailored the tours to our requests and was very knowledgeable about her city and country. I learned a lot and enjoyed my time with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and so did I!

Jordana Templin

United States
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Tour: #9829, Rio City Center - Culture and History, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 8/16

We booked a third day with Valerie/Leticia team because we enjoyed the previous two tours so much. We fell i love with Rio and will definitely be returning. We most enjoyed walking neighborhoods and sampling local food and drinks. All of the recommendations were great. We enjoyed trying pão de queijo, moqueca, tapioca crepes, caipirinhas, açaí smoothies, eating at the best Feijoada restaurant in the Ipanema neighborhood and eating at a popular tapas restaurant in Leblon. We will be returning!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Lisa Carmichael

United States
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Tour: #689, One day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 8/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Jordana Templin

United States
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Tour: #693, Petropolis Private Tour, Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 7/16

We highly recommend a day trip to Petropolis. Driving through the forested hills and mountain was easy. Once you get to this tranquil place with great weather, you can understand why people choose to holiday there. We enjoyed visiting the Summer Palace of the last Brazilian Emperor and learning about Imperial history. We'd like to go back to tour the Bohemia brewery and sit in the garden sampling beers. We were able to adjust the tour to get back in time to visit an art market before closing time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Jordana Templin

United States
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 4/16

What a great introduction to Rio! We spent the day with Valeria, guide partners with Leticia. Valeria drove us to Corcovado for the iconic Christ the Redeemer picture, the artsy Santa Theresa neighborhood, and Olympic Blvd to see the activities on the dock and gorgeous murals by Kobra. We didn't want the day to end. The history of each area explored was explained in a way that was interesting and not overwhelming. We also enjoyed trying local appetizers and drinks. Thank you for a memorable day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Sam Chun

United States
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jun 12/16

We are so glad that we found Leticia for our short weekend visit to Rio. Due to our schedule, we only had one full day in Rio, and we wanted to make the most out of it. Even though our hotel was a bit out of the way in Barra, she met us early in the morning to make sure we would be able to beat the crowds at various sites. She listened to us and gave her insight to help us prioritize our activities for the day. We had an awesome time with her, and would recommend to anyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!! Hope you had a pleasant return!

Marcy Brown

United States
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Tour: #11414, Jewish Heritage with cultural enlightenments, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 22/16

Leticia was incredibly knowledgeable and very helpful in understanding the Rio history, culture and helping us visit the city in way that allowed us understand what we were seeing. We booked her on short notice and she was able to accommodate our needs and make some itinerary adjustments at our request. A wonderful day spent with Leticia - thanks!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!

James McConnell

United States
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 10/16

Leticia is very professional and has extensive knowledge of Rio. Although Rio can be very difficult to get around, she was able to organize our tour so that we were able to see all the sights we had hope to see. We recommend her highly.

Ken Polley

United States
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Tour: #693, Petropolis Private Tour, Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 3/16

Leticia: A great guide, very knowledgeable on both Rio and Brazil history. Speaks German and very fluent in English and Portuguese. You will be very pleased if you choose her as your guide. Ken Polley

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys, you are superb!

Gary Tratt

United States
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Tour: #25192, Botanic Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 1/16

we loved Leticia. she taught us so much. her english was fantastic, and her knowlege superb. we had a wonderful time

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you two, have fun in you cruise, I know it'll be fantastic!

Bryan Gerstel

United States
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Tour: #9829, Rio City Center - Culture and History, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 29/16

let is a hoot; she is energetic and knows her city very well so she an make it come alive; and for a busy place like Rio, that is remarkable..we would recommend her to anyone wanting to enjoy a day or more in Rio

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, wish you enjoy the rest of your cruise!

Veny Sandico

Canada
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 8/16

We had Leticia as our tour guide in Rio de Janeiro on Feb 8, 2016. She is very knowledgeable and friendly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Joy Cooper

elkton, MD, United States
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 19/16

Leticia was very prompt and had excellent English, her driving skills and ideas for a citywide tour were spot on for our tastes. Working in our visit to the Hippodrome with a Nice French cafe. Her vehicle was safe and air conditioned. We would suggest that you mention your meal plan up front as Rio is so large she needs to prepare as we were well into our tour when we suggested where we wanted to eat. Feel safe with Leticia

Louise Kass

United States
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Tour: Your second day experience!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Jan 4/16

Very nice. Easy to understand. Willing to do what we wanted. Great suggestions on what to do and see. Our time was well spent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

James Molski

United States
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Tour: #693, Petropolis Private Tour, Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 16/15

Very knowledge and sociable. Very attentive to special needs. Enjoyable day

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

James McLellan

Montgomey, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #693, Petropolis Private Tour, Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 12/15

We were very pleased with this tour. It was very comprehensive and well paced. Leti is very knowledgeable and personable. Very good value. Would recommend this tour to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, you were superb!!!

Shane (Shannon) Tews

United States
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Tour: #690, Private Rio tour: Experience Bucolic Rio Neighborhoods, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 6/15

Leticia was a pleasure to have as our guide for our 12 hour layover in Rio. We let her know whe didn't have a huge agenda, we wanted to use our time to see Rio rather than sit in the airport and she provided us with a fantastic easy going day of Rio information and beautiful locations to visit. She also helped facilitate plans for our trip up north. Leticia is a delight to spend time with and a great guide for Rio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Shane, it was my pleasure to show you that we can also extrat from Rio a great rainy day!

Jiwon Hyeon

South Korea
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 13/15

Leticia was great - we had a one-day adventure in Rio arriving in Santos Dumont in the morning and flying out that same night. Everything went to plan and we saw both Christ the redeemer and Sugarloaf. We even had time for lunch around Copacabana

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys, it was my pleasure!!!!

Yvonne Mesterhazy

Germany
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Tour: #716, Gastronomy in Rio - local culinary experience!, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 11/15

Wonderful culinary tour through Rio, we really enjoyed our guides wide Knowledge, kindness and flexibility! And of course the great taste of this great city. Thank you, Letitia!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, it was my pleasure!

Marleni Flores hill

United Kingdom
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 1/15

Absolutely pleased with Leticia. Outstanding tour, she went beyond our expectations, we had such an amazing experience with her. Thank you Leticia for an unforgettable experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marlene for such a great and fast review, I didnt expect to hear back from you só early! Wish you a great Sunday in Rio and a safe trip back home! It was my pleasure to introduce our Rio to your beautiful family! Bezos!!!!

Christopher Moga

United States
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Tour: #693, Petropolis Private Tour, Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jun 21/15

Superb tour. Leticia was graceful, courteous, and very knowledgable about everything we encountered. Perfect combination of being flexible but structured so my time was spent well. I actually left a package of gifts in her car an she had her son return them to me in Copacabana! Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Nick, super Thanks for your Kind words. I hope you had a great time during your Last days in Rio. And as you saíd we are friends now let me Know when you are around again. Keep in touch! Leti

Leslie Zuckerman

United States
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Tour: #9829, Rio City Center - Culture and History, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 17/15

i thought that she did an outstanding job and was very knowledgeable about Rio.She also arranged a unscheduled stop at the synagogue which was great. She has a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and energy. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, your comments are superb!!! Big kiss, Let

Michel Yanire

Canada
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Tour: #716, Gastronomy in Rio - local culinary experience!, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 6/15

Excellent tour. The guide arrived on time. Her vehicle was a late model and very clean. She took me places that I would not have discovered on my own. I was interested in local Brazilian cuisine and she tailored the tour to meet my requests. It was obvious that with her knowledge of Rio she could accommodate a wide range of culinary interests from street food to high end fare. I highly recommend this experience. It was a pleasure to explore Rio with a wonderful guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!

Christine Chung

United States
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 3/15

Leticia was absolutely delightful, from the beginning to end. Our tour of Rio was nothing short of spectacular. She showed us everything we wanted to see in Rio really efficiently - no time wasted in long lines - and much more! She took us to the places in Rio we wouldn't have found on our own (heliport, Chacara do Ceu). She knows this city inside out and knew how to maximize the day. She also engaged my very curious kids by introducing them Brazilian history, art and culture. Delightful in every way!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! Um grande beijo a toda familia!

Annette McGregor

Woollahra, NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 17/15

Leticia was a delightful and informative guide. We had a wonderful day with her and because of her, absolutely loved Rio de Janeiro. We would highly recommend her to anyone visiting Rio and wanting a Tours by Locals day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Don Jenis

United States
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Tour: Your second day experience!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Mar 7/15

Leticia was a wonderful choice of tour guides. Her English was perfect, having lived in USA. Her knowledge of Brazilian history was extensive. Throughout two full days of touring, her demeanor was always very friendly and accommodating. She is a terrific driver; her automobile is mid-size with good luggage space. In summary, we couldn't have been more satisfied and highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again! Pls send my best wishes to Moustakis couple!

Don Jenis

United States
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Tour: #689, One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 6/15

Leticia was a wonderful choice of tour guides. Her English was perfect, having lived in USA. Her knowledge of Brazilian history was extensive. Throughout two full days of touring, her demeanor was always very friendly and accommodating. She is a terrific driver; her automobile is mid-size with good luggage space. In summary, we couldn't have been more satisfied and highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure, thank you!

Martha K.

United States
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Tour: #689, One day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 16/15

Leticia is a splendid guide and delightful woman! In one marvelous day, right in the middle of Carnaval this year, she showed us many of Rio's highlights: Parque Tijuca, the Botanical Gardens, the famous beaches (at one of which we watched hang-gliders launch from a nearby mountain and land on the beach), the Sambodrome, and a vast array of Carnaval floats lining the streets where we toured. Her enthusiasm and expertise in "all things Rio" make us look forward to a return visit and another tour with her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm already looking forward for your next visit Martha! As you could see there is so much of Rio that can yet be seen! Thank you for your lovely words! My best wished to you both!!!

Harriet Chepesiuk

Canada
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Tour: #693, Petropolis Private Tour, Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 5/15

First day in Rio. Letitia was waiting at the cruise terminal as soon as we got off the ship, whisked us off to drop luggage at the hotel & away we went to the countryside. She had recommended seeing Petropolis on our first day of 3 days of tours to miss crowds & traffic in the city. Leticia was a fountain of knowledge about the history of the sites & the country. This is a fascinating place if you are interested in history & politics. If not, there are still the beautiful country mansion and church.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks guys!

Harriet Chepesiuk

Canada
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Tour: #690, Private Rio tour: Experience Bucolic Rio Neighborhoods, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 4/15

The smartest decision I made on this trip was to book Leticia for the 3 days that we were in Rio. This gave us flexibility to arrange what sites to see which day based on weather, traffic, whether cruise ships were in port & thus hordes of people at most popular sites. Letitia strongly recommended an early start (7:30!). This allowed us to see sites before the hordes arrived and before the day got too hot. She is an excellent guide - very knowledgeable & passionate about her city. A great time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for such kind words!!! It was really my pleasure!

Harriet Chepesiuk

Canada
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 3/15

This was day 3 with Letitia and our chance to see things a little off the beaten path. The weather did not cooperate so great views from Corcovado were not to be had. She did take us to another spot lower on the mountain & below the clouds (& away from crowds) so we did get some great photos. Loved the drive out to Barra & the stop at the Botanical Gardens. Again, the early start allowed us to beat the crowds & the heat. I have only great things to say about the tours we had with Letitia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks guys, hope you have a mild winter up there!

H. Murray Blueglass

United States
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Tour: #11414, Jewish Heritage with cultural enlightenments, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 20/14

Leticia is an outstanding, personable, friendly, caring, funny and very knowledgeable guide. Our tour of Rio De Janeiro was significantly enhanced by her professionalism and wisdom. She quickly established a level of trust and comfort that made the day a delight! We saw and learned so much about Jewish life through her insiders perspective on Jewish history, culture and everyday life in Rio. Leticia is a terrific and careful driver and a superb teacher. She and her tour are fantastic! You will love her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You guys are fantastic, thank you so much for wonderful words! It was a great pleasure meeting you two and I seriously hope to meet you some other time! Naturally we have to do our homework to deliver a fine service, but most of all we make new friends all the time and this is priceless!!!

Linda Moustakis

Surfside Beach, SOUTH CAROLINA, United States
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Tour: #713, Private Rio Tour: visiting Lapa, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 4/14

I can not say enough about Leticia. Her expertice and guidence around Rio went far beyond the normal. She is well versed and kind in her presentation. I would recomend Leticia to everyone I come in contact with. And so happy to find a new friend. She is a treasure. Linda Moustakis

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: wow, thanks guys!!!!! And thank you to dance with me, I had a great time as well!

Linda Moustakis

Surfside Beach, SOUTH CAROLINA, United States
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 3/14

Leticia is certainly a 5 STAR. Exceptional and on I would recomend to all. She is certainly an asset to your organization. Linda Moustakis

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda, it was really my pleasure! Big kiss and Happy New Year!

Beverley Salsberg

Canada
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Tour: #59042, Sunset in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 23/14

We felt comfortable with Leticia. She kept the whole day interesting and informative with intense pride for her culture and city. She expanded our world with her explanations and professional knowledge. Leticia gave that little extra Panache to make you feel special ,adding places and situations that meet your personal interests.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: how can I possibly thank you more!! You had the patience to write a comment to every single tour I had the pleasure to take you! It was extremely rewarding sharing our stories with you two! It's a moment that reassures me being in the right business! Thank you thank you thank you!!

Beverley Salsberg

Canada
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 22/14

We felt comfortable with Leticia. She kept the whole day interesting and informative with intense pride for her culture and city. She expanded our world with her explanations and professional knowledge. Leticia gave that little extra Panache to make you feel special ,adding places and situations that meet your personal interests.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Beverley Salsberg

Canada
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Tour: #693, Petropolis Private Tour, Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 21/14

We felt comfortable with Leticia. She kept the whole day interesting and informative with intense pride for her culture and city. She expanded our world with her explanations and professional knowledge. Leticia gave that little extra Panache to make you feel special ,adding places and situations that meet your personal interests.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm honored!

Beverley Salsberg

Canada
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Tour: Rio Highlights, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Nov 20/14

We felt comfortable with Leticia. She kept the whole day interesting and informative with intense pride for her culture and city. She expanded our world with her explanations and professional knowledge. Leticia gave that little extra Panache to make you feel special ,adding places and situations that meet your personal interests.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Big kiss to you both!

Beverley Salsberg

Canada
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Tour: #25192, Botanic Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 19/14

We felt comfortable with Leticia. She kept the whole day interesting and informative with intense pride for her culture and city. She expanded our world with her explanations and professional knowledge. Leticia gave that little extra Panache to make you feel special ,adding places and situations that meet your personal interests

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks guys, it was really my pleasure!

Charles Kohlhaas

United States
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Tour: Discover Rio as a Carioca by bus, subway and walking, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Jul 29/14

Leticia worked very hard to make sure that we saw every thing we wanted to see as well as taking care of some personal business visits that we had to accomplish within the tour hours. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of Rio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you it was my pleasure!

Douglas Baker

United States
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Tour: *Private transfer, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Jul 17/14

very good, loved her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Doug, never saw your comments until now! Thanks a lot!!!! It was really my pleasure!

Douglas Baker

United States
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Tour: #693, Petropolis Private Tour, Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 16/14

Wish we could of used her more! A wonderful person and a great guide! Doug

Douglas Baker

United States
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Tour: Your second day experience!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Jul 15/14

She really knows Rio! Saved us a ton of time and money if we were on our own! thank Doug

Douglas Baker

United States
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 14/14

Would recommend to anyone! Made our trip! Doug

Douglas Baker

United States
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Tour: #716, Gastronomy in Rio - local culinary experience!, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 12/14

Very knowledgeable , great help! worth every penny!!!! Doug

Nancy Larrew

United States
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 10/14

Rio is an amazing place and we are so grateful to have seen it thru the eyes of our guide, Leticia. She was great about tailoring the tour to our liking. Leticia's knowledge of Rio, quick wit and high energy added to our experience. In addition, she is a great driver, navigating thru torrential rains with ease and confidence. I would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nancy! Navigating through torrential rains...hahaha that was an experience, wasn't it?!! Big kiss to you both!

Krishna Srikakolapu

United States
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 3/14

Leticia took special care to buy our tickets to Redeemer in advance so that we did not have to wait and could bypass the lines. She even gave us tips about which side of the train to sit while on the ride up so that we get the best views. Leticia was with us all the 5 days and made sure we were getting the best of our time. Our families enjoyed her company. We will recommend her strongly for any tours in Rio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, it was my pleasure!!!

Scott Kocurek

United States
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 28/14

Leticia was awesome. She took us to all the cool spots and we beat the crowds!! Leticia was knowledgable, energetic, and fun to be with. She took us to a great spot for lunch and gave us great recommendations of places to eat and see on our own. We had a wonderful time and saw a lot of Rio!! Thank you for a great time!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm the one who has to thank you for being the wonderful travelers you are and specially for following all my recommendations allowing me to show you so much of Rio! I'm looking forward to see you again in the city! Hugs and kisses to you and Michele

Daniel Gilsenan

London, United Kingdom
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Tour: #690, Private Rio tour: Experience Bucolic Rio Neighborhoods, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 19/14

Filling these ratings in is a pain, but by contrast to write on behalf of Leticia is a pleasure. We had the best day with her - simply put, she's people like us - got us, knew what would make for a great day out for us and delivered - not rushed, thoughtful itinerary, great conversation, clearly well travelled herself so knew what would appeal. Can't recommend her highly enough!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It was my pleasure!

Benjamin Wells

United States
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Tour: #690, Private Rio tour: Experience Bucolic Rio Neighborhoods, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 11/14

Leticia is an exceptional guide. She knows exactly how and when to see the best of Rio. On top of that she is personable and speaks excellent English. My wife and I recommend Leticia highly for anyone wanting to tour Rio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure, thank you!

Benjamin Wells

United States
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Tour: #25192, Botanic Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 10/14

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Norm Solon

United States
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 9/14

Eveline Marks

Scottsdale, 85255, United States
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Tour: #11414, Jewish Heritage with cultural enlightenments, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 6/14

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments! We look forward to helping you along the way.

Eveline Marks

Scottsdale, 85255, United States
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Tour: #25192, Botanic Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 5/14

Leticia was a delightful and knowledgable guide. I would definitely recommend her to anyone we know travelling to Rio de Janeiro. Same with Tours by Locals, a very well run company and we will definitely use you in our future travels and recommend you to all our travelling friends!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Peter Wernicki

United States
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Tour: Plataforma theater, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Jan 29/14

Leticia was a great guide for the show. She was prompt, organized, and informative. We would highly recommend her for this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!!!

Nuria Garcia Castro

Spain
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 25/14

On time, well organised, i didn't have to care about anything! Leticia is very knowledgable about the city. I only had 2 days in Rio so this is the perfect tour for a short stay!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Deborah La Puma

United States
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 20/14

Leticia was all we could hope for and more - smart, informed, friendly - she worked with us to create the perfect day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! Pls keep me informed about the play somehow I'll manage to see the result of this job!my best wishes!!!

Teresa Fraser

United Kingdom
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 2/14

What a fantastic day. Relaxing but we did so much in such a short time. Would thoroughly recommend and would definitely use again on our next trip to Rio. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you very much!

Sam Chang

United States
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Tour: #690, Private Rio tour: Experience Bucolic Rio Neighborhoods, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 19/13

I agree with the 5-star reviewers, Leticia is a great guide. My experience: 1.plan ahead in detail - knowing we only have a short time in Rio, she provided us the plan in detail, including secure tram tickets for us to avoid the line. 2.Leticia is very prompt and tireless to answer our emails. 3.Able to quickly determine our interest and alter the plan. 4.Thoughtful and down to detail. i.e. point out specific seats on the tram 4 best view. little details make a good tour guide. Thank you, Leticia!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You're very welcome Sam!

Sam Chang

United States
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Tour: #59042, Sunset in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 18/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Abe Nozetz

Canada
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Tour: #11414, Jewish Heritage with cultural enlightenments, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 12/13

We found the tour very complete and Leticia was pleasant and helpful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!!! Hope you had a pleasant trip!!!Kss, Leti

Sherwood Sterling

Indio, CA, United States
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 9/13

Leticia was outstanding in every way to guide us through a wonderful day in Rio. She is knowledgeable, kind, articulate, fun and speaks English fluently. I would recommend her without any reservations whatsoever. We hope to visit Rio and utilize her again in the future.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!!

Sherwood Sterling

Indio, CA, United States
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Tour: #713, Private Rio Tour: visiting Lapa, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 7/13

Leticia met us at the ship for a most enjoyable evening out in Rio. We visited a club that clearly was a favorite for residents of Rio, and were treated to outstanding music,elaborate decor,dancing,local beverages and a general fine time. She showed us a side of Rio that I am sure most visitors and tourists do not see. I cannot recommend her more highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! Too bad you all had to leave the ship early on the next day, I'm sure you'd have enjoyed to stay even longer!

Louise Thibodaux

Birmingham, AL, United States
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Tour: #15309, Arts and Crafts tour in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 1/13

This was our second day with Letitia. The weather was rainy, but that did not keep her from finding still more interesting places for us to see. She had noticed my husband's love for chocolate and took us to a great pastry shop for a light lunch. By the time we parted we felt like family.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi again, I have to confess that I also have a weakness for chocolate and I guess "chocoholics" can scent it for miles he he he It was my great pleasure to meet you and yes I did feel like family too!!! Big kiss to you and Paul, Let

Louise Thibodaux

Birmingham, AL, United States
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Tour: #690, Private Rio tour: Experience Bucolic Rio Neighborhoods, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 30/13

We found Letitia delightful and knowledgeable. We has already seen the tourist high spots (pun intended ) and were interested in seeing a street-level tour of what Rio is like. Letitia quickly picked up on our interests. We would recommend her services to any tourist who would like to know more about this fascinating city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lousie, thank you so much for your words!

Judy Helm

United States
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Tour: #688, Private Rio tour: Burle Max Botanical garden and Rio's coast, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 13/13

Leticia put together an excellent itinerary for seeing another part of Rio. Burle Max house and gardens are a delight with his unique collection of plants. It is like another world. Letitia did an excellent job translating the whole tour. We drove through super modern Rio with shopping centers and also rural neighborhoods with horse drawn carts. Had a delightful lunch on the mountain with a breathtaking view and a magnificent drive along beautiful Barra beach. A really relaxing change of pace!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Judy for this awesome post! In fact I am the one who has to thank you three for the wonderful travelers you are, that's really the spirit! Once more thank you and congratulations with the new baby in the family!

Scott Crookes

United Kingdom
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 8/13

Excellent tour by a friendly and very informative guide. Leticia took me off the beaten track and adapted the tour to ,EEG what I wanted to see/do. Can't recommend this enough.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks a lot!!!! have a safe trip back home!

Peter Taylor

United Kingdom
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 22/13

Leticia was an excellent guide - completely aligned to my time constraints but focused on providing real value and insights in sharing her city with me. Highly recommended. Peter

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Peter, it was truly my pleasure!!!

William Toll

United States
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Tour: #25192, Botanic Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 23/13

Leticia was wonderful, very flexible, very knowledgeable. Despite the intense heat and humidity, she fit our tour to the places we wanted to see and in way that made the day very pleasant. My wife and the other couple who were with us thought she was exceptional as a person and guide. We learned a lot about Rio from her and would recommend her to any serious person looking for an introduction to a diverse, complex --and very large -- city like Rio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bill, well described kkk I meant about the city, in spite of what people expect, that's exactly what a city like Rio is, gorgeous, but also diverse and complex. It makes me really happy that even for one day I could pass a good and such a real image of our city! Thank you so much for your kind words!!!

Bob Koondel

United States
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 17/12

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very, very much!

Bob Koondel

United States
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Tour: #11414, Jewish Heritage with cultural enlightenments, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 16/12

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

David White

United States
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Tour: #688, Private Rio tour: Burle Max Botanical garden and Rio's coast, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 11/12

I used Leticia for tours of Rio on 4 successive days. She was very good at helping identify sightseeing options on each day and at coordinating transportation for our group. We had a great visit to Rio, but want to especially recommend a tour to Sitio Burle Marx. Leticia was a pleasure to work with. I recommend her to anyone looking for a top-notch guide who is passionate about life in Rio.

Christo Bisschoff

South Africa
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Tour: #690, Private Rio tour: Experience Bucolic Rio Neighborhoods, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jun 2/12

Leticia was very friendly, and we enjoyed the effort she made to take us to awesome places. My wife fell ill on the second day, and could therefore not participate. Leticia was very sympathetic and called to find out how she was doing the day after our tours. Thanks so much Leticia and thanks for taking me to the coffee shop to buy special coffees.

Christo Bisschoff

South Africa
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jun 1/12

Jan Campbell

United States
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Tour: Private transfer, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Feb 22/12

Leticia was not with us on this transfer. My rating s for Wellington, our driver.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: As you could notice, Wellington and I are a team, I appreciate and thank you for both of us!

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Wellington works with Leticia as her driver.

Jan Campbell

United States
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Tour: #693, Petropolis Private Tour, Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 21/12

Leticia was knowledgeable, professional and enthusiastic during the three days she was with us. We could not have been happier with her and would recommend her to anyone planning a trip to Rio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate all your replies, it was my pleasure to work with you! Thanks again!

Jan Campbell

United States
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Tour: #689, One day private tour in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 19/12

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!

Jan Campbell

United States
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Tour: Private transfer, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Feb 18/12

Leticia was not with us for the transfers to and from the airport. Wellington was our driver for the entirety of our trip except for the ride from the airport, and was a very good driver. The woman who picked us up at the airport, Linda,was not especially informative, but was polite and tried to be helpful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Wellington normally works with Leticia as her driver. Occasionally Leticia uses other drivers for transfers. Leticia provides guide services and arranges airport transfers upon request.

Jan Campbell

United States
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Tour: #25192, Botanic Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 18/12

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!

Philip Megali

United States
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Tour: #25192, Botanic Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 24/12

We took three tours with Leticia while we were in Rio and we rated her five stars for each one. What more can I say? She was wonderful. We saw so much of the city and we had such a good time with her. We talked like we were old friends. The gardens were beautiful, certainly worth seeing, and she know just which parts were special and pointed them out to us. Be sure to take many tours with Leticia. Thank you Leticia for a great time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You`re very welcome!!!