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


Dace Pickens

United States
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Tour: #21340, Private Tour - 4h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 28/20

Superb tour experience. Guide was incredibly knowledgeable, enthusiastic and flexible in our plans. Botanical gardens were lovely and as a biologist and teacher, our Lais was engaging and made our first 4-5 hours in Rio welcoming and fun! Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Dace! Hope you enjoyed your whole experience in Rio. It was a pleasure meeting you here :-) Best regards, Lais

Christy Jones

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: Feb 12/20

See previous comment. Lias not only drove us all over Rio, she watched the weather to see that we saw Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer, despite the rainy weather. She is well educated and a native of Rio so that even out of the way places are covered, like the trip to Samba City to see Carnival floats and costumes manufactured. In short, she is great.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again! All the best to y'all :-)

Christy Jones

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: Feb 11/20

This was my second trip to Rio. During our first trip, our agent assigned Lais to me and my 18 year old nephew. She took us all over Rio, and thoroughly entertained him including hang gliding and teaching him Samba dancing. Because she was so great two years ago, I requested her again this trip for four of us, three of whom had not previously visited Rio. Again, she was wonderful, taking us to local restaurants to sample traditional Brazilian fare, arranging hang gliding, insuring bucket lists made.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Christy, Thank you so much for the feedback :-) I loved to meet more of your family and friends! Hope we see each other again.

Ursula Bevan

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: Jan 27/20

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Ursula! It was a pleasure meeting you and your niece in Rio :-)

Richard Schleihauf

Canada
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Tour: #20188, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 17/19

We've used many private tour guides in the past and Lais is one of the best! Professional, friendly, and very informative! Very knowledgeable in numerous aspects of Rio and Brazil, and excellent at creating an itinerary to suit your interests yet take weather and other factors into consideration. We highly recommend Lais!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Richard and Lorraine! It means a lot to meet :-) I had a great time with you in Rio also! Dearest regards, Lais

Sheila Parsonage

Guelph, ONTARIO, Canada
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Tour: 2 days private tour for Sheila and Lorna, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Dec 15/19

Wow!! What a wonderful experience. We would recommend all travelers to secure the service of Lais. You will not be disappointed. If we could give you a 10 out of 5 we would but since we can only do 5 out of 5 you deserve every point and then some!! We loved touring with you and conversation was so easy. We cannot thank you enough for having been the EXCEPTIONAL tour guide you are. You have certainly given us an appreciation of Rio de Janeiro and we felt safe in your hands. All the best to you!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much :-) :-) It was a pleasure meeting you 2 in Rio! Hope we meet again in Canada :-) Happy 2020!!

Ursula Bevan

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 30/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Ursula :-) It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio! Happy 2020!!

Bruce Baird

United States
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Tour: #21061, Petropolis Imperial City, Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 31/19

Lais was really great. Knew where to go and when. Had great information and stories about everything. Couldn't have been better. I would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, so much, Bruce. It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio :-) Hope you and your family are healthy and well at this moment. All the best, Lais

Bruce Baird

United States
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Tour: #20135, Private Tour Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 29/19

Lais was really great. Knew where to go and when. Had great information and stories about everything. Couldn't have been better. I would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, so much, Bruce. It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio :-) Hope you and your family are healthy and well at this moment. All the best, Lais

David Raasch

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 23/19

Lias picket my daughter and I up at the airport and showed us around Rio, taking us to all the highlights. We tried some local food and saw all the sights we were wanting to see. Lias is very knowledgeable and fun. We couldn't have asked for a better guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, David and Lexy It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio :-)

Susan Paglinawan

Philippines
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Tour: #98674, Highlights of Rio - with van - up to 12 people, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 19/19

Lais was a fantastic guide. She was very thorough and took our photos at spots which were instagram worthy. Our group was sidelined so many times due to shopping and yet, she never complained. Despite all the shopping breaks, we saw all the places on our wish list. Thanks, Lais for spending a memorable day with us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susan, I was delighted to meet your family :-) Thank you so much for the feedback! All the best, Lais

Lena Huang

United States
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Tour: #63617, Nightlife in Rio - Private Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 4/19

Lais is fun to be with and we all had a wonderful time!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again, Lena :-)

Lena Huang

United States
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Tour: #21340, Private Tour - 4h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 4/19

Lais is personable, down to earth & sweet. She was very punctual in meeting us upon arrival. You can't go wrong by booking her for a tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Lena :-) It was a pleasure meeting all of you in Rio!

Emmanuel Aguilar

United States
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Tour: #98674, Highlights of Rio - with van - up to 12 people, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 3/19

Our group really enjoyed Rio de Janeiro with Lais. Excellent tour and very comfortable. Thanks Lais! Hope to see you soon again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Emmanuel! It was a pleasure to meet you all in Rio :-)

Jennifer Briere

United States
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Tour: #21339, Private Tour - 6h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 29/19

Laís was incredible helpful, knowledgeable, kind and helpful for our family. I'm quite sure she is the best in Brazil! We saw everything and had a wonderfully clear day. She was a master photographer and knew how to get the best pics to remember the city! Unfortunately I think we forgot to take one with her......the only regret of the tour. I HIGHLY recommend that you chose her for your tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Jennifer! It was a pleasure to meet your beautiful family :-) My best wishes, Lais

Harold (Harry) Bell

Canada
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Tour: #20188, Private Tour - 8h Tailored - Rio your own way!, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 16/19

Lais was the perfect choice for a magical day in Rio. She drove expertly through Rio, all while sharing the rich history of the city and Brasil in general. We hiked in Tajuca Park, watched monkeys and marmosets, listened for toucans and sat for lunch overlooking this incredible city. We talked about politics, education, religion and social issues while touring the famous beaches. Lais left me at Sugarloaf to watch a magical sunset. Want to experience the best in Rio? Book Lais. My bucket list is happy!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Harry, Thank you a lot for your review! The best thing about my job is meeting people like yourself :-) Hope we can meet again in the near future. Maybe the family decides to join or we go work together in Antartica :-)

Roy Giorgio

United States
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Tour: #20135, Private Tour Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 5/19

Lais is one of those people that when you meet, seems to be someone you've known for years. Very friendly, accommodating, punctual and knowledgeable. I asked for an early start and she accommodated, and had already checked the operation of two places I wanted to go. The train to Christ the Redeemer would not begin until later, so we went to Sugar Loaf Mountain first. The best testimonial was when two other tour guides came up to me and said "You have the best tour guide in town!" Thanks for a great day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Roy, Thank you so much for the feedback :-) It was a true pleasure to meet you. I really enjoyed our conversation. I will send you the pictures I promised. All the best, Lais

Andrew Jacobs

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: Jun 14/19

We heartily recommend Lais. She shared her love for Rio with us on an 8-hour tour June 14th, which left us with a sweet taste, wanting more. It was a delight to be shown around Ipanema & Copacabana, Christ the Redeemer & Sugar Loaf, Santa Taresa and MoMo (for the best ice cream in Rio). At each point Lais shared her deep knowledge of beautiful Rio & its history - we gained so much from her providing "local colour" & explaining exactly what we were looking at. We learnt & we laughed throughout - book her

Louise O'Brien

United Kingdom
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Tour: #21339, Private Tour - 6h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 21/19

Thank you for such a wonderful tour of Rio! Lais is amazing - so knowledgable and a great sense of humour. As a lone female traveller I was a little nervous to take a tour one-on-one but with Lais it felt like I was in the car with a friend I'd known for years! She has perfect English and knows so much about the history, environment, where the best photo-ops are and basically anything you could possibly want to know! The 6 hours went by so incredibly fast - I wish I was in Rio longer! Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Louise! We were blessed with a beautiful day in Rio. It was a pleasure meeting you here :-) All the best, Lais

Amir Keshmiri

United Kingdom
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Tour: University of Manchester, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: May 14/19

Our tour consisted of 15 researchers and academics from UK, Brazil and Colombia. Every single individual in our tour was amazed by how friendly, professional and informed Lais was! We had an absolutely amazing time with her. During our tour which lasted between 4-10pm, we didn't stop asking questions and she had answered every single one of them with so much passion and information. Apart from being a great tour guide, she is a kind, adventurous and interesting character with perfect English.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Amir! It was a pleasure meeting everyone of you. I also learn a lot from the experiences we exchange :-) Keep in touch!

Diana Sigmond

Germany
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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 20/19

This was our 2nd day with Lais. This time with my husband joining the family. Although we were doing 2 same things (Sugarloaf, Christ) than on 1st tour, Lais threw in some new things and facts and stories to also make it interesting for everybody again. She also suggested some off-the-beaten-paths experiences and had a feeling for our interests and non-interests. We hiked to a hidden waterfall, went to a non-touristy garden. Her knowledge about history, etc. is immense. Thank you for 2 great days, Lais

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again, Diana! It was a pleasure to share my beautiful city and the hidden gems with your family. I also learned a lot from your experiences around the world :-)

Andrew White

United States
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Tour: #20135, Private Tour Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 19/19

Lais is extremely knowledgeable about everything in Rio, and she loves sharing Brazilian culture and history with her clients. Lais is a thoughtful and delightful person to spend the day with; having lived and traveled in the US, her her communication in English is superb.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Andrew, Thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio :-) All the best, Lais

Diana Sigmond

Germany
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Tour: #20188, Private Tour for Diana Sigmond, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 17/19

Lais was great! She took all our wishes into account to plan our day. Her car is clean, she drives well. Very friendly, funny, sociable. She's knowledgeable regarding the city, the country, history, socially, politically and as a biologist she knows a lot about the plants and animals, and gave great tips for restaurants and more things to do. We enjoyed our day with her tremendously, and booked her for a 2nd day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Diana, Thank you so much for the reviews! You have a beautiful family and I enjoyed throughly the 2 days we had in Rio. All the best, Lais

Sanjay Amin

Schaumburg, IL, United States
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Tour: #21061, Petropolis Imperial City, Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 28/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And 1 more time :-) Your reviews make a huge difference for me.

Sanjay Amin

Schaumburg, IL, 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: Mar 27/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again!

Sanjay Amin

Schaumburg, IL, 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 26/19

We THOROUGHLY enjoyed all 3 tours with Lais. She was very knowledgeable and showed deep interest in explaining Brazilian history and culture. Meeting and spending 3 days with her over different tours was best decision we made regarding our trip to Rio. Thank YOU, Lais. -Sanjay, Rita and Sarju

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sanjay, Rita and Sarju, What a beautiful family! Thank you so much for the review. It was really enjoyable to me also to share these 3 days with you. Warm regards, Lais

Carol Friederich

United States
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Tour: #21339, Private Tour - 6h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 21/19

Lais was able to incorporate our broad interests and tailor a special day out exactly to our liking, full of things we didn't even know were available to see and do in the city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again, Carol! It was lovely to meet you 2 in Rio :-)

Annie Cheung

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 20/19

We could not have had a better guide than Lais for the Botanical Garden! Her passion and knowledge of the garden made the tour an absolutely wonderful experience. Lais also introduced us to an excellent local restaurant for lunch. We had a blast with her at the Mar Museum learning about Samba and ended the tour with a most tasty açaí smoothy in Ipanema.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Annie, What a fun group! Thank you so much for the review. It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio :-) Best regards, Lais

Carol Friederich

United States
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Tour: #21339, Private Tour - 6h Tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 19/19

Lais was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about both the city and natural environment. She incorporated everything we had wanted to see, and even helped us with ideas for our following day without her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carol, Thank you so much for the review! It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio. Hope I can meet the whole family in the next trip :-) All the best, Lais

Glenn Rogers

United States
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Tour: #20135, Private Tour Highlights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 16/19

Lais was wonderful! Her knowledge, personality and love of Rio added so much to our visit to this beautiful city. Don't hesitate to make her part of your Rio visit!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Glenn, Thank you so much for the review :-) It is nice to keep in touch. Warm regards, Lais