Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Rio de Janeiro Brazil by Tour Guide Lais Tammela S. (Guide #3207)


Uma Subramaniam

United States
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Tour: #21061, Petropolis Imperial City, Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 19/18

A visit to Rio must include a trip to Petropolis. I'm so glad we took this tour, and having Lais as a guide was the greatest experience. She really knows her history and helped us to understand the complex and rich heritage of Rio and Brazil. Lais is also extremely fun to be with and we enjoyed lively conversations about politics, feminism, history, India, kings, etc.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again! And special thanks to all your teachings about India :-) one more place to visit in the world!

Uma Subramaniam

United States
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Tour: #63617, Nightlife in Rio - Private Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 18/18

What a great tour! Lais is a wonderful guide. She went out of her way to get some dancers at the Rio Scenarium nightclub to show us how to samba. Lovely experience! It was great fun hanging out with Lais and experiencing the best of Rio nightlife with her. Don't miss this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Uma and Usha. I was most pleased to meet you! All the best, Lais

Neil Shedden

Australia
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Tour: #63617, Nightlife in Rio - Private Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 7/18

Lais is a great tour guide - passionate, knowledgeable, friendly & informative. We went to Lapa and enjoyed some great music at Rio Scenarium. Loved discussing Brazil's history and politics, as well as finding out about the music of Brazil. Felt totally safe at night in Rio in her company & would not have found such an amazing venue without her. Totally recommended :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Neil, Thank you a lot for the review! It was a pleasure discussing politics with you. Keep in touch!

Marilyn Kerns

United States
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Tour: #20188, Private Tour - Rio your own way!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 21/18

Lais is a fantastic tour guide. Our family of 6, ranging in age from 47 to 82, all enjoyed the three tours. She took care of every detail in each tour and provided us with an unbelievable amount of information about Brazil. Also the driver she chose for our van was great. Everyone in our group would highly recommend Lais as a tour guide!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Marilyn. We are all Cariocas now :-) It was fantastic to meet your family in Rio! Beijos

Sean Moore

United States
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Tour: #20135, Private Tour Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jun 24/18

My family really enjoyed our time with Lais during the city tour. We were very comfortable in the transportation and the day was well planned. We aren't really "foodies," but we loved the restaurant she took us to for lunch. I tried new foods that I probably never would on my own. Too bad I won't be able to find Heart of Palm in the states. The day was gorgeous, which added to a great tour.

Anita Tabain

Australia
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Tour: #21061, Petropolis Imperial City, Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 17/18

Lais is a fantastic guide. She is very knowledgeable and friendly and her English is excellent. I had a wonderful day tour to Petropolis. Thanks Lais

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Anita, Hope you arrived safe back home. Thank you for the review!!

Lloyd Cheu

United States
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Tour: #21340, Private Tour - 4h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 7/18

Great experience. Lais was extremely responsive (we booked the tour the evening before & she was promptly at our hotel at 9 am), knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. Her car was reliable and roomy for 4 of us, and it made it very easy to see the sights. Her extensive travels, scientific background, and teaching experience all contributed to creating an enjoyable and educational experience. Her English is flawless and her personality sparkling. Would definitely recommend her to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lloyd, Thank you so much for the review! It was a pleasure meeting all of you in Rio and sharing experiences. My best wishes, Lais :-)

Bojana Pajk

Slovenia
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Tour: #20135, Private Tour Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 6/18

There are not enough stars to rate tour of Rio with Lais. We had a feeling we are guided by a knowledgeable friend. Thank you, Lais, for a perfect day and snapshots of your beautiful city. I hope to return one day. Bojana

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Bojana! It was a pleasure meeting you, Amy and Elisa in Rio!

Elizabeth Robbins

United States
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Tour: #21057, Wonders of our Botanical Garden - Private Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 27/18

A tour of the botanical garden with Lais added so much to our understanding of Rio and Brazil. She even helped us to locate monkeys, tamarinds and toucans among the beautiful plants and trees. Our girls (12 and 8) also enjoyed seeing (and smelling) the species that provide the cooking spices of cinnamon and cloves. We highly recommend Lais!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again, Elizabeth! The job gets even more fun when we have such interested and smart little girls around :-)Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay with us in Brazil.

Elizabeth Robbins

United States
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Tour: #20135, Private Tour Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 26/18

Lais provided our family a lovely day. She did a great job catering to the interests of everyone--history, plants and animals, religion, geography...everything! She even brought us to a wonderful, historic restaurant that provided for our vegetarian needs. Her enthusiasm and kind attention to our hundreds of questions was much appreciated by everyone, including our two girls (12 and 8). We highly recommend Lais!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Elizabeth, Rachel and Julianna, Thank you so much for the recommendation! I had wonderful 2 days with your beautiful family. It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio! Warm regards, Lais

Rav Dhatt

Canada
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Tour: #21340, Private Tour - 4h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 11/18

The host you need in Rio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Rav!! Really nice to meet you guys! :-)

Rav Dhatt

Canada
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Tour: #21340, Private Tour - 4h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 10/18

Wonderful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, again!!

Wendy Simon

United States
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Tour: #21339, Private Tour - 6h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 9/18

An absolute delight! We covered so much in a short period of time and Lais was so helpful, positive and accommodating.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Wendy, Thank you so much! I hope you returned safe back home. It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio!

Sheila Alderman

United States
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Tour: #20188, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 6/18

Terrific. Private tour is the way to go. So easy to ask specific questions and I believe honest answers. I was so impressed with Lais' driving skills. And PARKING. She was brilliant. Her love for her country was apparent in her explanations. Truly an excellent and knowledgeable guide. Well worth it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sheila, What an enjoyable day! Thank you so much for the review. It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio!

Luke Hardiman

South Africa
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Tour: #20188, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 4/18

Lais was a brilliant guide for our first day in Rio. We asked for a trip with a more local flavour, and she took us to places that gave us great insight into the Carioca way of life, from carnival, to football, Parque Lage, local markets, we saw and learned a lot on day 1, which gave us a grounding for the rest of our time here. She also provided us with contact details for another excellent local guide, Bruno, who took us hiking and found us bikes to ride up to Christ the Redeemer. Thank you Lais!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Luke! It was a pleasure to meet your family! I am glad I could assist with your specific needs :-)

Sarah Drohan

United States
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Tour: #21340, Private Tour - 4h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 2/18

Our second consecutive day with Lais was even more delightful than the first. She is one of the most gifted, bright tour guides we have ever experienced. Her knowledge and consequent wealth of historical, local and So American tidbits were most fascinating. She tailored our two days to accommodate our schedule,..most appreciated!! If she is available to you, book her immediately!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again! I thoroughly enjoyed our conversations :-)

Sarah Drohan

United States
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Tour: #21340, Private Tour - 4h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 1/18

Lais was most accommodating to be available on Easter Sunday! What a treat to have such a bright, informative guide who loves her city. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sarah, Thank you so much! I really enjoyed our conversations and cultural exchanges :-) It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio!

Florence Woods

United States
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Tour: #21057, Wonders of our Botanical Garden - Private Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 26/18

Lais knows her stuff, and has a love for nature and plant life!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Florence, I am the one to thank you! It was a pleasure to share, thank you for sharing with me also. :-) Blessings to this beautiful family

Brad Fretz

United States
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Tour: #20135, Private Tour Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 2/18

Lais provided a great tour. Her English is great and we had a fabulous time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Brad and Donna! Hope you have an amazing time along your journey in Brazil! Best wishes, Lais.

Dee Puntenney

United States
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Tour: #21061, Petropolis Imperial City, Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 24/18

We have taken tours all over the world and had a few outstanding guides. But Lais absolutely stands out as the BEST EVER! She was so knowledgeable and informative. She was also warm and engaging. She loves traveling as much as we do and it showed. She is young but a very experienced guide--serving as the president of the Rio area tourist guide association. You just won't find better than Lais! Also we highly recommend the Petropolis tour. It is the center of Brazilian history in many ways.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much, Dee!! It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio! I will make sure to tour with you in San Diego when you join us on Toursbylocals :-)

Alice (Becky) Clark

United Kingdom
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Tour: #20188, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 17/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again! ;-)

Alice (Becky) Clark

United Kingdom
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Tour: #20188, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 16/18

Lais is a friendly, knowledgable guide who made our visit a very enjoyable experience. We will hope to see her again on any future visits.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Becky and Roy! Hope to see you again in the near future. I had an amazing time with you!

Ali Pitocco

United States
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Tour: #20135, Private Tour Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 15/18

This was a fabulous tour and Lais, our guide, was super knowledgeable about her city. We were able to influence the day too, although the general plan was excellent. We spent our time very well and were able to see everything we wanted to, including a glimpse into the true local area and a great local lunch! Would absolutely recommend Lais for anyone planning on spending time in Rio. If we had been staying longer, we would certainly have booked an extra day to do some of the other tours on offer.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Ali! I had an excelente day too! It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio!

Jacqueline N.

United States
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Tour: #20179, Private Tour - Carioca for a day, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 14/18

Lais is the best guide we've ever had. She is happy, knowledgeable and fun! We didn't really have a plan -- left our day in her capable hands and we were not disappointed. The last morning of Carnivale, we were able to walk with parade revelers as she knew everything that was happening in Rio. A call to Uber and we were off to Sugarloaf, enjoying a local refreshment and seeing the sights. She then suggested we go to see Christ The Redeemer before the clouds moved in, and she was absolutely correct.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jacqueline, Thank you so much! It was a pleasure sharing with you this amazing party we have - Carnaval! Great meeting you two!

Alison Lawson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #20135, Private Tour Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 18/18

A wonderful day spent with Lais in a city she dearly loves. We took in all the sites, learnt a lot about Brazil, and particularly Rio. Will recommend her to anyone who wants a relaxed, informative and fun day in Rio

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Alison! It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio!

Rupert Critchley

United Kingdom
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Tour: #63617, Nightlife in Rio - Private Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 6/18

Couldn't recommend enough! Had a wonderful evening. Very knowledgable, kind and prompt / timely.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for a lovely evening and great talk! It was a pleasure to meet the 2 of you :-)

Isabelle Toulouse

United States
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Tour: #21057, Wonders of our Botanical Garden - Private Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 29/17

Great great Tour! Lais really knows the Rio Botanical garden very well as she studied biology and botanic and as a native of Rio, she grew up coming often to that garden and we could feel her attachment to the place. This made the experience really unique. She has an eye for everything, we would have missed the Toucans in the trees without her ! She took the time to explain everything and answer all questions. We were a family of 5 with kids aged 15, 20 and 22 and everyone loved it. Thanks Lais !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Isabelle! You have an amazing family. It was a pleasure meeting you all :-)

James Kendrick

United States
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Tour: #21061, Petropolis Imperial City, Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 24/17

We failed to provide Lais with our preferences and interests ahead as we had visited Rio before. Upon joining her on the first of two days with her we run through interests combining with her suggestions. Lift the curb to an immediately well orchestrated and seamless two days. Lais is well educated, know in detail the city, history, sights. Her English is ver fluent, polished by living in the US and Australian for well over a year. If you want a guide who create a custom tour, Lais is the one.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review, Jim and Tina! I had a great time with you too! Keep up with the amazing trips. You are an inspiration :-)

James Kendrick

United States
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Tour: #20188, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 23/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Jim! It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio!

Dalia Brown

United States
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Tour: #21339, Private Tour - 6h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 1/17

We were extremely pleased with our guide Lais Tammela S., who took us around Rio de Janeiro on November 1. She was very knowledgeable ,flexible, pleasant ,efficient and gave us a great tour. I highly recommend her.

Michele Kircher-Sternig

United States
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Tour: #20188, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 31/17

Knowledgeable & friendly resulting in a very enjoyable tour

Linda Wightman

Canada
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Tour: #20135, Private Tour Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 22/17

Fantastic!! Lais was great and we really enjoyed her knowledge of Brazil and Rio history. We highly recommend Lais and this city tour including Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf. Lais was a considerate and interesting guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Linda and Ken, It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio! Hope you have enjoyed the rest of your week. All the best, Lais.

Richard Johnson

Australia
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Tour: 7 days private tours for Richard and Simone, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Sep 18/17

A great guide who loves her job! Lais's outgoing personality brought Rio to life for us! Fun, knowledgeable, professional, and fluent in English, she showed us parts of Rio that only a local would know. She gauged our needs and catered to them perfectly. Well prepared, yet flexible she showed us Rio by car, bicycle, public transport and on foot. Highly recommended, we had the best week ever! We hired a tour guide, and left having made a friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: No words to express what a delight it was to have met you! Now I have new friends in Rhodesia, South Africa and Australia :-) :-) :-) Thank you so much for the review!

Rob Wiegers

Netherlands
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Tour: #20188, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 14/17

Since I already have been in Rio before, Lais managed to show other very interesting parts of Rio (and outside) based on my interests. It was a great experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again Rob! And see you next time! ;-)

Rob Wiegers

Netherlands
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Tour: #21061, Petropolis Imperial City, Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 13/17

Most interesting both from historical and architectural point of view. Lais is very well informed and is adjusting the tour to your interests.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rob, It was very nice to see you again in Rio! Thank you so much for the review! My best wishes, Lais.

Arthur Rogers

United States
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Tour: #21339, Private Tour - 6h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 4/17

You cannot go wrong with ANY of the tours which Lais has arranged!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Buck and Sylvia, Thank you so much for the review! It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio! All the best, Lais.

Arthur Rogers

United States
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Tour: #21339, Private Tour - 6h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 3/17

The 2 half day tours that we scheduled with Lais were EXACTLY what we had hoped for , and truly brought to life the glory of RIO .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Buck and Sylvia, Thank you so much for the review! It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio! All the best, Lais.

Mark Peters

United States
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Tour: #20188, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 20/17

My 12 y/o son and I spent a fun and informative day with Lais last week in Rio. We only had two days in the City and Lais was able to fashion an itinerary that hit all the "must see" spots on our list -- Christo, Sugarloaf (wow!), the Maracana, Olympic Boulevard, Sante Teresa and more. Lais' knowledge of Brazil's history was encyclopedic, her laugh and sense of humor was infectious and her love of the city obvious. If you want a true insider's view of Rio, tour with Lais: gentileza gera gentileza.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: �� Gentileza gera gentileza �� Thank you so much! I was very fortunate to have met you guys.

Sarah Najjar

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #20188, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jun 7/17

Rio de Janeiro would have not been the same without Lais! We spent 2 days with her and we got the full Rio or "Carioca" experience. Lais is so sweet, so caring and so much fun, she took really good care of us. We covered everything in 2 days and she was so considerate to what we wanted to do, and managed to fit everything in our plan, even though Rio is huge! We had such an amazing time and we will never forget it! Thank you Lais for everything!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello ladies! Thank you so much for your feedback. I had a great time with you too and loved to learn about tour country also. :-) All the best, Laís.

Sarah Najjar

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #20188, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jun 6/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! It was a pleasure Meeting you in Rio!

Sebastien Defois

France
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Tour: 3 days private tours for Sebastien Defois, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Jun 3/17

If you are planning to visit Rio, don't think twice! Just book Lais' guide services. She is great! Knows a lot about Rio (history, culture, touristic but also local-flavored, spots, food, local markets, night life,..). In 3 days, she litterally showed me the whole city, including last minute flexible arrangements such as private helicopter tour and capoeira class in a favela! She is a real Carioca and she feels Rio! So much more I could say...��. Great experience! Thanks Lais!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sebastien, Thank you a lot for your review. Thank you for challenging me with your interests :-) It was a pleasure to meet you in Rio! Best regards, Lais.

Tina Y.

United States
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Tour: #63617, Nightlife in Rio - Private Tour for Tina, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jun 1/17

Lais took us out on the town to experience the nightlife in Rio. She knew her way around and showed us many really great spots. She loves Rio and it shows.

Hanny Tanny

United States
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Tour: #21339, Private Tour - 6h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 5/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!

Paul Rushton

United Kingdom
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Tour: #20135, Private Tour Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 11/17

We booked the 8 hour RIO tour with Lais. Lais turned up early at our hotel on the day of the tour, and introduced herself, Lais asked if we had any specific requests iregarding the tour . Having agreed our itinerary, Lais showed us the sights and sounds of Rio. Lais was absolutely brilliant, she was extremely knowledgeable about the history of RIO and Brazil in general. Having Lais show us around RIO, was like having a member of our own family showing us where they live. You should definitely book a tour

Emmanuel Poulain

United States
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Tour: #21057, Wonders of our Botanical Garden - Private Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 26/17

I used Laïs services twice during my stay in Rio. Great time at both occasions. I wanted to visit the Botanical Garden with an expert, she is. She is very knowledgeable about the park, ready to be challenged, resourceful to get your wishes met and won't miss an opportunity to surprise you to make your stay an incredible journey. She has been a wonderful smiling open-minded carioca guide for my visit. A true experience with a carioca as I wanted. Laïs is a person to meet, she'll put a smile on your face.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you a lot for the amazing reviews! It was really nice meeting you in Rio!

Emmanuel Poulain

United States
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Tour: #63617, Nightlife in Rio - Private Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 21/17

Laïs is the first carioca I met. I asked her to find places where I could enjoy jazz locally. She has been a wonderful partner for my first evening in Rio. We went to 2 clubs & took the time to enjoy local food. What can we do best when we enjoy music, food & drinks with a carioca in Rio? I know: add Laïs then everything will be perfect. In addition, I went to areas I was not planning to visit and she gave me the historic details of each one. She likes to be challenged, she was, she over-achieved.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Emmanuel! Thank you for the challenge, for allowing me to discover new charming and great places with jazz in Rio but, most of all, thank you for the great company!

Jeffrey Judge

United States
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Tour: #20135, Private Tour Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 17/17

Lais has an amazing knowledge of Rio, its history, culture and environment! Best tour ever!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Jeffrey!! It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio!

Elizabeth Parsons

United Kingdom
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Tour: #21339, 2 days Private Tours - 6h and 4h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 5/17

Absolutely excellent. We were in Rio on a cruise in early March and toured with Lais for 2 days along with 3 other couples. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the city but also she is very helpful and has a great personailty and sense of humour. Without doubt she made our time in Rio a very special and memorable one and we would not hesitate to recommend her or indeed to use her services again if the opportunity arises.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Elizabeth! It was my pleasure to meet you all in Rio!

Doug Wirt

United States
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Tour: #20135, Private Tour Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 1/17

Best guide to book. Very knowledgeable of her country. She was prompt and very sweet young lady. My husband and I enjoyed being with her for our tour of beautiful Rio. She introduced us to her local favorites to eat as well as taking us to all the highlights. She made our trip to Rio well worth it and would say if your going to Rio and you want the best book a tour with Lias. Not only is she personable, we enjoyed learning about her as well. Super happy my husband found Lais, she made Rio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Doug and Audra! It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio also! All the best, Lais.

Craig Schwartz

Glenview, IL, United States
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Tour: 3 days private tours for Craig Schwartz group, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Feb 11/17

Lais was amazing! She was knowledgeable, interesting and a lot of fun. She customized our 3 day tour to include not only the usual sites but easily added Jewish heritage areas, the Hippy craft market and much more. Despite three people with food allergies & four of us vegetarians, meals were easy and delicious. We highly recommend Lais as the best guide we have ever had.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, everybody! I had a lot of fun with this party in Rio also :-) You are the best!

Robert Martin

Australia
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Tour: #20188, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 2/17

We had Lais for a day and a half in which she showed us her city. We did not have a set itinerary , we just told her our interests and she took us on a great bdiscovery tour. She knows the highlights, the traffic, the shortcuts, the conditions and everything went smoothly. Her English is excellent and colloquial as she has lived for a time in Australia and the USA. Best of all is her great personality, sense of humor and caring approach. We could not recommend her more highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert and Pam, Thank you so much for your review. I loved our discussions about politics. It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio. Have a great trip! Best regards, Lais

Robert Martin

Australia
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Tour: #21340, Private Tour - 4h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 1/17

Absolutely excellent. See my longer review for her all da tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again!!

Chris Jessop

New Zealand
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Tour: #20188, Private Tour - 8h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 3/17

Lais was a biologist so very knowledgeable for our visit to the Botanical Gardens. Highlights were the visit and lunch to Santa Teresa, the aqueduct and a typical meal. Highly recommend. P

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Chris! It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio. Best wishes, Lais.

Sunita Banerjee

United States
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Tour: #20135, Private Tour Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 18/16

Excellent tour guide. Extremely prompt in responding to emails and she showed us Rio in the best possible way. Her people skill is excellent and she communicates well. I would recommend her without any reservation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you a lot, Sunita! It was a pleasure meeting your family in Rio! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Leonard Foster

Canada
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Tour: #20179, Private Tour - Carioca for a day, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 13/16

Lais met me at a subway stop and we toured a weekly fruit market, tasting several local delicacies, before doing the full tour of downtown, plus Copacabana and Leblon beaches. She was very knowledgeable, inquisitive too about my own country (Canada) and very engaging. Thoroughly enjoyed my day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Leonard, It was great meeting you in Rio! I had an amazing day also. Thank you for your review. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to your family! Best, Lais.

Barry Cohen

United States
Rating

Tour: #98674, 8h customized tour - with van - up to 12 people, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 8/16

Lais is wonderful. She knows Rio and showed us a great 8 hr. tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, so much! It was a pleasure meeting you all in Rio! Happy Hanukkah!!

Robert Lennon

United States
Rating

Tour: #20188, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 4/16

Calling this a "tour" doesn't really do it justice; it was more like a Rio "experience." Lais tailored the original itinerary to my particular interests. Her knowledge of Rio's incredible history was marvelous, and her ability to relate it as an interesting narrative as we walked around downtown was incredible. Very well done! I recommend Lais as a tour guide in strongest terms!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Robert! It was a pleasure spending time and exchanging experiences with you in Rio!

Anita Ziemer

Australia
Rating

Tour: #20179, Private Tour - Carioca for a day, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 12/16

Lais Lais Lais! Rio wooed us with it's stunning visual scenery but we fell in love with the City of God because of you! You brought Rio's story to life; its history, architecture, geography, people, politics, food, culture, favela's - all as we walked and soaked in your captivating and engaging narrative. Our troupe of 6 friends from Melbourne would say You Are The Best Guide Ever!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Thank you so much for the feedback!! :-) :-) :-) As I told you, Australia brings me great memories and I had a fabulous time with you guys. Thanks so much! My best wishes to you all.

Jim Taylor

United States
Rating

Tour: #20135, Private Tour Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 13/16

My group was in Rio for the Paralympic Games in September 2016. We took Lais' Private Tour Highlights of Rio tour and we were able to get in a lot of viewing during our 9 hours. Lais is very knowledgeable about the city, the sites we saw, the places we drove by, and was able to answer the many many questions we asked of her. If you are looking for a guide in Rio, book Lais. You will be glad you did. Lais, thank you for the great tour. A great time was had by everyone in our group.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jim. Thank you so much! I learned a great deal with you guys about basketball also. All the best, Lais.

Elizabeth Bock

United States
Rating

Tour: #63617, 3 days Private Tour for Elizabeth's family, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 5/16

wonderful - especially for children.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Elizabeth! It was a pleasure to meet your beautiful family in Rio! Specially Max!! Such a sweet boy... ��

Keith Perry

United States
Rating

Tour: #20188, Private Tour - Keith Perry, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jun 16/16

Best guide we have ever had!! If you want to see the real Rio take several days and go with her. Her English is amazing and she is so much fun to be with. She acts more as a Freind then an guide but the knowlage she has of the city is hands down amazing

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Keith and Stacey, It was a real pleasure to know you guys and spend the week with you! I was personally pleased to be able to show you so many local places and local activities that only adventure travellers are willing and interested to experience. See you next time in Rio! I look forward meeting the kids! :-)

Barry Kelly

United States
Rating

Tour: #20188, Private Tour - 8h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 8/16

This tour was fantastic. Laisknows the city well and has a passion to share her knowledge and love of the city. Our tour of the botanical garden was outstanding . I went thinking it would be just another pretty garden and it was a highlight of our tour of Rio. Laid spotted mommies and told us all about the plants and trees etc. She took us to a terrific antique fair and then we had a great Brazillian lunch. I've had lots of tours by local tours and Lais is in the top 1% of guides.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Barry!! I had great fun and learned a lot with you guys also!

Susan B.

United States
Rating

Tour: #20188, Private Tour - 8h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 25/16

Lais is a great tour guide. She provided an enjoyable and memorable tour of Rio de Janiero. We saw everything on my list and then some. She is very personable and knowledgeable. If you have little time and want to see a lot Lais the guide for you. She is also a very safe driver with a comfortable car.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Susan! It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio!

Darius Koenig

United States
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Tour: #20188, Private Tour - 8h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 18/16

Lais is a truly special tour guide, a consummate professional who ensures her clients have a great experience. She brings with her the insight of a native carioca, the training of a naturalist and a zeal for life that is infectious. Our group of 5 chose an 8-hour tailored tour which played to Lais' strengths. She is very perceptive, constantly reading situations and the people in the party, and constantly looked for ways to make the most of the tour. Great memories - obrigado!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, Darius! I had an amazing time with your beautiful family! See you next time! :-) Best wishes, Lais.

Elizabeth McDermott

Canada
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Tour: #20135, Private Tour Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 12/16

Thank you Lais for the perfect introduction to your fair city and country. We only had one day to visit Rio de Janeiro as a port of call. Lais has such a scope of knowledge that she was able to answer all our questions. Only once did she say " I don't know" and then proceeded to find the answer. Lais was a wonderful guide, this was definitely a 5 star tour. I would not hesitate to recommend Lais as your tour guide in Rio. With Thanks, Liz

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Liz! Thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure to meet you in Rio!! BTW, the building is a wheat mill, from 1887 :-) All the best, Lais.

Charles Dickson

United States
Rating

Tour: #20188, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - 2 days, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 10/16

The three couples that took this tour together (and have used Tours by Locals in the past) all agreed Lais was the best tour guide we ever had. Now that is high praise because we have never had a tour by tour by local professionals that didn't just meet but virtually always exceed expectations. If you go to Rio do yourself a service and contact Lais. Chuck Dickson

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Chuck! Thank you very much for your review! I had a lot of fun with this group! It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio! All the best, Lais.

Gary Tratt

United States
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Tour: #20179, Private Tour - Carioca for a day, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 3/16

FABULOUS. what a smart lady!!!!we learned sooooo much, and had a great time!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again!! It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio! Best wishes, Lais.

Gary Tratt

United States
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Tour: #20135, Private Tour Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 2/16

delightful tour guide. A great teacher. We learned so much from Lais. Her English is superb, she had a great sense of humor, and the ability to be very flexible througout the tour. Absolutely 5 star guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Gary and Ellen! I learned a lot with you too and had the best fun!

David Emanuel

New Zealand
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Tour: #20188, Private Tour - 8h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 1/16

We had a great 2 days with Lais. She is an excellent guide who gave us an enjoyable tour which covered Rio in all its aspects. We can recommend her in every way.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, David and Sue! I learned a lot about NZ and had a great time with you too!

David Emanuel

New Zealand
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Tour: #20135, Private Tour Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 29/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, David and Sue! It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio!

Guy Pettigrew

United States
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Tour: #21340, Private Tour - Guy Pettigrew, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 15/16

A very delightful and knowledgeable person. Took us to all the sights we wanted to see. I will recommend her and tours by locals to all my friends that are planning a trip to Rio. She made our trip a real highlight.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you a lot, Guy and Carol! It was a pleasure spending these days with you in Rio!!

Frances D.

Minneapolis, MINNESOTA, United States
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Tour: #21339, Private Tour - 6h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 13/16

Lais is knowledgeable, highly personable and professional. She led us around downtown, mixing some of our suggestions with her own favorite spots. When we heard that she has been a teacher, it made sense, she tends to know more detail about events of Brazilian history and has a knack for explaining things to make them interesting. Trust her to get the job done and make it fun!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the recommendation. It was a pleasure to see you in Rio again, Frances! You make an amazing job with your students in Brazil also! Hope we see each other in 6 months... All the best, Lais.

Donald Boston

RENO, NV, United States
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Tour: #20188, Private Tour - 8h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 6/16

We enjoyed Lais so much we booked a second private tour on our return to Rio. We were picked up at the airport. Again, she designed an interesting day which provided additional insight about Rio around our specific interests and requests. We stopped for a late lunch at a local restaurant and enjoyed a traditional Brazilian dish and local beer. She dropped us at the GIG airport. We highly recommend Lais who is very knowledgeable,friendly and a pleasure to be with. We had a great day with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again, Jack!

Donald Boston

RENO, NV, United States
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Tour: #20188, Private Tour - 8h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 4/16

Lais was prompt, friendly, excellent driver and spoke excellent English. We were picked up directly after clearing customs at the Cruise Pier. She designed a tour to meet our specific interests and requests. We enjoyed seeing and hearing about the Rio de Janeiro area. We stopped for lunch at a local restaurant and enjoyed a traditional Brazilian dish and local beer. She dropped us at our the SDU airport. We highly recommend Lais who is very knowledgeable, friendly and a pleasure to be with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Jack and Sharon! It was a delight to meet you in Rio! Best regards, Lais.

James McLellan

Montgomey, TEXAS, United States
Rating

Tour: Private transfer from airport, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Dec 14/15

Good and timely transfer

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!!

James McLellan

Montgomey, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #20135, Private Tour Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 14/15

This was the second of 2 Rio tours we took with Lais. She modified the tour to suit our interests and did not duplicate sites. She gave us a very enjoyable and comprehensive tour. We could recommend her without any hesitation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again, Jim! Happy Holidays!! All the best, Lais.

James McLellan

Montgomey, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #20179, Private Tour - Carioca for a day, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 13/15

Very interesting and inclusive tour. We saw a lot of Rio through the eyes of a local. Lais is very personable and knowledgeable. Good value. Participants need to be able to walk a lot and navigate steps. We took another tour with Lais and it was equally enjoyable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Jim! It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio!

Kevin Betts

United States
Rating

Tour: Private transfer from airport, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Dec 12/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!!

Kevin Betts

United States
Rating

Tour: #20188, Private Tour - 8h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 12/15

Lais is great person and guide, you will be very lucky if you are able to have her show you her beloved Rio. We are repeat customers because she is knowledgeable and very flexible and willing to address your interest.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, Kevin! It is always a pleasure to see you too!!

Kevin Betts

United States
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Tour: #20178, Rio by bike - Private Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 11/15

Lais is very knowledgeable, flexible and a delightful person. We had a great time riding bikes with her around Rio. This a fun way to see more of Rio than the must visit locations. This was our 2nd trip trip to Rio and the 2nd time we have been lucky enough to book Lais.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kevin and Jan, This was a really fun tour! We came out of the port walking, visited some historical sites on the way to the subway, took the subway to Copacabana beach and rode the city bikes to the Botanical Gardens (my favorite!). A true Carioca experience!! A delightful day for me too! Thank you, friends!

Melissa Blanchard

Brazil
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Tour: #20135, Private Tour Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 29/15

My husband and I spent the day with Lais touring Rio with highlights including close-up views of Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, and the famous beaches. Then on to the Botanical Garden and a visit to a local farmers' market where we tasted more local cuisine. A great time, again! No tour book can give such an up-close-and-personal sense of Rio like Lais did. At the end of the tour, we were again caught in a downpour and Lais did the impossible and found us a cab to get us back to the hotel. Amazing!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Melissa! It was a pleasure to meet you in Rio! Happy Holidays and all the best for you and your family!!

Melissa Blanchard

Brazil
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Tour: #63617, Nightlife in Rio - Private Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 28/15

My husband and my first night in Rio, and we wanted a taste/feeling of Rio and Brazil. Lois picked us up at our hotel and we went to a small, local cafe where a trio (2 guitarists and singer) were playing Samba music. Lois chose our menu (with our input, of course), and we delighted in the selections. We ended the night sprinting to the car just one second ahead of a Brazilian downpour! Back to the hotel safely and ready for the next day touring with Lais. Really a great time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again, Melissa! That was a delightful night for me too! Thank you so much!

Melissa Blanchard

Brazil
Rating

Tour: Private transfer from airport, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Nov 28/15

My husband and I walked through Brazil customs and right in front of us was Lais. A welcome relief to see her. This was our first visit to Brazil, and we spoke not one word of Brazilian Portuguese. Our ride to the hotel was smooth and so interesting as Lais filled us with information about Rio de Janeiro. Left us looking forward to the night's festivities with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your review Melissa!

Frances D.

Minneapolis, MINNESOTA, United States
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Tour: #20178, Rio by bike - Private Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 11/15

This was an outstanding tour! Not only did it fulfill my dream of riding a bike on the beach of Ipanema, but Lais was thoroughly professional, enchanting with her knowledge of the plants and animals of the Botanical Garden and willing to adapt to our needs. She hás the rare gift of giving interesting detail and hands on experiences (like crushing the leaves to see what spice they remind you of before telling you the information. I would highly recommend this tour - beautiful on all levels!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, Frances! Education is a topíc that has always moved me and your project in Brazil is amazing! It was my pleasure to meet you in Rio! Best regards, Lais.

Nathan Tagg

United States
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Tour: #20135, Private Tour Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 5/15

Lais was a very friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating guide. I highly recommend her. Our time in Rio was fantastic because of her. Thanks Lais!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Nathan! It was a pleasure to meet you in Rio!!

Vidyasagar Premkumar

United States
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Tour: #20188, Tailored tour - Premkumar family, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 13/15

We visited Rio for three days and traveled as a family with 2 adults and 2kids. Lais was simply great - from picking us at the airport to Corcovado, Sugar loaf, Botanical garden, cultural night show, Samba drome and Centro tour, she was not only very knowledgeable about the historical facts, best options to do a particular tour, places to eat but also adjusted the pace of the tour to our families interests. I would highly recommend her without any hesitation

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Vidya! It was my pleasure to meet your family in Rio! Such a beautiful family!!! Thanks so much for your review! All the best, Lais.

Rey David

United States
Rating

Tour: #20188, Private Tour - 8h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 2/15

Lais was our guide on three different private tours in Rio. And I must say that Lais is an exceptional guide, a wealth of tour knowledge and interesting tidbits. And, just as importantly, she is effervescent with Carioca charm and warmth. She is sensitive to her clients' needs, and personalizes the pace or contents of her tour accordingly. My wife and I have enjoyed the services of numerous tour guides during our travels over the years, and I can honestly say that Lais is the best of them.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again, Rey! It was my pleasure to meet your family in Rio!!

Rey David

United States
Rating

Tour: #20179, Private Tour - Carioca for a day, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jun 30/15

Lais was our guide on three different private tours in Rio. And I must say that Lais is an exceptional guide, a wealth of tour knowledge and interesting tidbits. And, just as importantly, she is effervescent with Carioca charm and warmth. She is sensitive to her clients' needs, and personalizes the pace or contents of her tour accordingly. My wife and I have enjoyed the services of numerous tour guides during our travels over the years, and I can honestly say that Lais is the best of them.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again, Rey!! It was my pleasure to meet your family in Rio!!

Rey David

United States
Rating

Tour: #20135, Private Tour Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jun 29/15

Lais was our guide on three different private tours in Rio. And I must say that Lais is an exceptional guide, a wealth of tour knowledge and interesting tidbits. And, just as importantly, she is effervescent with Carioca charm and warmth. She is sensitive to her clients' needs, and personalizes the pace or contents of her tour accordingly. My wife and I have enjoyed the services of numerous tour guides during our travels over the years, and I can honestly say that Lais is the best of them.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rey!! I am happy to hear you are safe back home. I can not thank you enough for your review!! I had a great time with your family in Rio! All the best, Lais.

Patricia Borges

Brazil
Rating

Tour: #20188, Tailored tours - Patricia Borges family, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jun 23/15

Robert Paladino

United States
Rating

Tour: #20135, Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jun 17/15

Great tour of Rio. Lais was very knowlegable, friendly, I learned alot on this tour. I recommend anyone who has an opportunity to book Lais to do so. Great experince.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Robert! It was a pleasure to meet you too!!

William Croft

United States
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Tour: #20135, Private Tour Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jun 10/15

My family recently traveled to Rio with kids aged 9 and 11. We spent a day and a half with Lais and it was great. As a local, she is very familiar with Rio, taking us to places we otherwise never would have seen. As a biologist, she new everything about local plant and animal life. As a former teacher and mom, she was great with the kids. They loved her and she immediately felt like part of the family. She exceeded expectations and truly could not have been better.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, William, Hellen, Katie and Will! Congratulations on your beautiful family! Thank you for letting me share some of your leisure time together :-)

Scott Gibson

United States
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Tour: #20188, Private Tour - 8h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 2/15

Another wonderful day with Lais visiting our requests.. Cemetary, Favella, Santa Teresa, beach and more!! My daughters just had the best time.. Lais made our stay in Rio perfect!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Scott! You were true travellers in Rio, not just tourists :-)

Scott Gibson

United States
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Tour: #20188, Private Tour - 8h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 1/15

What a wonderful tour and day with Lais. She listened to all of the things we wanted to do and we managed to do them all!!! She made sure we had our must eats of the day and answered every question we had. She is a life long resident of Rio and knows the city well.. plus she parks like no one I know.. it is amazing!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Scott! You brought beautiful weather to the city and we could enjoy it even more!

Scott Gibson

United States
Rating

Tour: #21057, Wonders of our Botanical Garden - Private Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 30/15

Lais was wonderful. She welcomed us warmly at the airport and we spent a lovely afternoon at the Botanical Gardens. It is obvious this is Lais's favorite place in Rio as she knows it like the back of her hand!! She was full of answers to all of our questions and really made it a wonderful experience for my daughters!!! Was GREAT!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Scott! You have a beautiful family! It was a pleasure to meet you in Rio! Please send my regrads to Stacey, Nolah and Cora.

John Rayson

Kootenay Bay, BC, Canada
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Tour: #21057, Wonders of our Botanical Garden - Private Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 16/15

Excellent guide. Very knowledgable with regard park and history. Much fun to be with and great sense of humour. Reads her clients well in order to meet needs. Would highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Again, thank you so much! It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio!!

John Rayson

Kootenay Bay, BC, Canada
Rating

Tour: Favela Santa Marta - Private Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Apr 15/15

See previous. Excellent and highly knowledgable. Great sense of humour and does all to meet client needs. Would highly recommend and would not hesitate to use on future visits.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, John! I had great fun with you too!

Faizah Shabazz

United States
Rating

Tour: #20179, Private Tour - Carioca for a day, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 8/15

We loved Lais!! We were a group of 6 women and she was a great fit for our group. We did a walking tour around the city of Rio. She is extremely knowledgeable about Brazil and has a sincere love for her country. She is also knowledgeable about pop culture as well as food!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, girls! I had great fun with you too!!

J L Szold

United States
Rating

Tour: 6h Tailored Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Mar 8/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, John!

Helen Bollinger

United States
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Tour: #21340, 4h Tailored Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 7/15

Lais was a wonderful tour guide and so friendly and accommodating. She knows her city well and was fun to tour with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Helen! It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio!