Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Rio-de-Janeiro-Brazil by Tour Guide Valeria R. (Guide #284)


Deb Sutherland

Brighton, VIC, Australia
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Tour: #746, One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 15/20

Seriously brilliant private tour of Rio, our guide was sensational - showing us all the important sites as well as giving us an understanding of what it was to live like a local - highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!!!

Geoffrey Byrne

United Kingdom
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Tour: #746, One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 21/20

We had an excellent day with Valeria, she took us to all the major sights carefully avoiding the carnival traffic. She gave us lots of facts about Rio and the life of its residents and introduced us to several local foods and drinks.She was welcoming and friendly and gave us useful tips for our stay in Rio we would highly recommend her as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Raymond Turner

FRUITLAND, ID, United States
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Tour: #747, Bucolic Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 14/20

Valeria showed us so around the city for two days. These comments are about both days. In a word - wonderful. Valeria obviously loves where she lives and loves showing it to guests. Besides the sights we expected to see, we were fascinated by the Carnival Experience and by the Catholic Cathedral. She paced it perfectly for our stamina level so we could enjoy everything. Best of all, we feel that we have a real friend in Rio now. If you have a chance to visit Rio, we highly recommend Valeria.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, thank you my friends, It was really my pleasure!! Hope to see you again in RIO

Pat Reyburn

United States
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Tour: #746, One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 12/20

The day with Valeria exceeded our expectations. We were given the opportunity to see the more unusual sites of Rio. Since the Carnival is coming we went to a Samba school and saw the preparations for the parade, float making etc. Valeria made certain we had often and easy access to bathroom facilities. We spent a rainy lunch at the botanical gardens. By having a local tour you can talk to the people, ask direct questions and interact. This was very pleasurable. Thanks for the opportunity.

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

John Carter

United Kingdom
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Tour: #746, One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 10/20

We had some amazing tours, Valeria gave us a fantastic introduction to Rio, not only the big attractions but local ice cream and snacks as well. She was so eager to show us all aspects of Rio, highly recommended, 500 stars

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Thank you!

John Carter

United Kingdom
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Tour: #746, One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 9/20

Valeria is fantastic. Wonderful tours. She went the extra mile and made changes at very short notice to the tour because of my poor mobility.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joy and John, It was really my pleasure.

Robert Homyak

United States
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Tour: #746, One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 7/19

Thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Valeria - would highly recommend others use her services too. She was very knowledgeable and spoke English as well as we do. We will call upon her again if and when we return to Rio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, thankyou!! It was really my pleasure, hope to see you back! Kss

Lynda Swain

Canada
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Tour: #202390, Carnival experience (backstage) with food tasting in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 30/19

Our second day with Valeria was just as amazing as the first day! Valeria was very accommodating to the two people in our party that were not as mobile and she really took care of them, both in the van and at the various venue's that we visited. And the Brazilian dish Camarao na Moranga at the restaurant she took us too was amazing!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!

Lynda Swain

Canada
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Tour: #746, One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 29/19

Valeria was amazing - we didn't ever want to leave Rio! She showed us around for two days after we disembarked from a cruise, hitting up all the high spots. One of our most amazing experiences was the Samba school - we learned things there that we never knew about the Carnivale. The local restaurant she took us to had an amazing atmosphere (open air restaurant on the side of a mountain) and amazing food!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Andrew Simmonds

Australia
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Tour: #746, One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 22/19

Valeria was a friendly and knowledgeable guide. Her car was very clean and comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our One Day In Rio and would highly recommend Valeria.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!

Jane Killebrew

United States
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Tour: #746, One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jun 30/19

Wonderful tour! Very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. We saw a huge variety of places in one day- Christo, Tijuca Forest, The hippie market, beaches etc. a wonderful day in a beautiful city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!

Bev Fredsberg

Canada
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Tour: #746, One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 20/19

Very knowledgeable, fun, adjusted tour on the spot for us! Very pleasant and enjoyed the day with Our guide Laticia

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

(Doris) Ann Bolte

United States
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Tour: Full day private tour - Enjoy Rio de Janeiro with your private guide, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: May 5/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

John Leonard

United States
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Tour: #746, One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 17/19

We had a great day touring Rio de Janeiro with Valeria. She had great suggestions as to what to see and really gave us a great overview of her city in a short time. If we are ever back in Rio de Janeiro we would definitely book another tour with Valeria.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!! Freud is doing great ksss

Stephen Jackson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #746, One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 26/19

Wonderful way to get to know Rio. Valeria was prompt, professional and very personable. We got to see the sights as well as experience some of Rio as the locals do. It was a great tour Thanks Valeria!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!

Diane G.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #746, One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 20/19

This was our 3rd tour with Tours by Locals and they have all been excellent. We had a lovely day with Valerie, the cloud finally cleared and we got to visit Christ the Redeemer without the crowds , the joy of touring with a local guide!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Vickie Eaker

United States
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Tour: #746, One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 19/19

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

John McLeavy

Canada
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Tour: #746, One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 4/19

Great 2 day tour with Valeria. On her advice we started early on the second day and managed to get to the Christ the Redeemer statue ahead of the crowd. The view from the statue has got to be of the world's best. She then took us on a great drive through many of the coastal neighbourhoods. Great introduction to Rio. Highly recommend this guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

John McLeavy

Canada
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Tour: #746, One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 3/19

We took a two day tour with Valeria and had a great time. The tours were during Carnival and Valeria with her knowledge of the city managed to keep delays with traffic to a minimum. Great guide and we would recommend Valeria to anyone who is visiting Rio for the first time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Michael Listick

United States
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Tour: #746, One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 22/19

Nice person. Knowledgeable about history of the city I would recommend her to others

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!

Kimberly Donkers

Canada
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Tour: #746, One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 17/19

We had a great day with Valeria. She was right at the gate to meet us as we disembarked and away we went. Valeria is very knowledgeable about the history of the region and we learned a lot. We visited some beautiful churches, Christ the Redeemer, the beaches, and had a wonderful walk and lunch, sampling the local cuisine. Valeria had lots of ideas of what we should see, but was also very flexible, so if something interested us she was happy to stay a bit longer and allow us to take it all in.

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

Sharon Pitt

United Kingdom
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Tour: #747, Bucolic Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 26/19

See comments made re first day.

Sharon Pitt

United Kingdom
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Tour: #746, One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 25/19

Valeria was very knowledgeable, welcoming and friendly. Over the two days she really added to our understanding and appreciation of Rio. She arranged visits to the two major attractions (Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf) at the beginning of each day so we didn't have to queue and also the temperature was more manageable. Her driver was also excellent. We would have no hesitation in recommending her to fellow travellers.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, thank you!! It was my pleasure hope to see you back in Rio!!!

Neil Popham

United Kingdom
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Tour: #746, One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 22/19

Valeria was an amazing guide and showed us areas of Rio that I am sure very few general tourists would see. If we could give her 6 stars then we would.

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

Patrycja L.

United States
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Tour: Tour 2, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Dec 31/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!

Patrycja L.

United States
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Tour: #746, One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 30/18

Listen to Valeria - she knows how to maximize your time in Rio to see all the city highlights and avoid lines

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Patrycja!

Sandra OBrien

United States
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Tour: #746, One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 5/18

Creative, jumped in to understand, solve or alter the unexpected bumps in the tour. Looked after us as if we were most precious clients. Accommodating for sudden stops and photo opportunities. Even helped me look for a gift for home.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!!

Robert Henderson

Australia
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Tour: #746, One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 3/18

Valeria proved to be everything one would want from a professional guide. Her ability to navigate traffic and find parking space at a big range of tourist attractions in Rio, her calm and very informative narrative on places of interest was most impressive. We could not recommend her more highly as a tour guide in Rio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, it was my pleasure hope to see you again next time!

Scott McWhorter

United States
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Tour: #746, One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 23/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

James C.

United States
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Tour: #746, One Day in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 29/18

Valeria is a wonderful guide. She met us at the Rio airport on arrival, then she showed us Rio for 2 full days. Val took us to the key sights before they were crowded so we had a pleasant visit and got excellent pictures. She quickly learned our travel tastes and took us places we really enjoyed. Val made maximum use of our time. We saw much more and did much more than we could of on our own or in a larger group. We are an American couple in our 70's on our 1st Rio visit. Thank you Val!

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


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