Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Iguazu-Falls by Tour Guide Marcelo d. (Guide #6457)


Jillian Nash

United States
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Tour: #53888, The Argentine side of the Falls Tour, Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Mar 6/20

I highly recommend taking a tour with Marcelo. We did the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls with him and had a spectacular time. He picked us up right on time, helped us through immigration, and got us to the falls for the first train to Devil's Throat, allowing us to get there before the crowds. He showed us the lower and upper trails with very knowledgeable commentary about the falls and wildlife. He went above and beyond to make our day truly unforgettable. Thanks again, Marcelo!

Patrick Renard

France
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Tour: #63487, Iguazu Best Bundle, Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 26/20

Thank you! He is a very interesting and professional guide with a large knowledge on plants, trees, birds and animals. I recommend him!

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 if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Patricia Kirk

United States
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Tour: #152459, Birding tour in the wild., Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Feb 15/20

Marcelo has earned my highest praise with his excellent service, professional care and superb custom-made birding tour in and around the Iguazu Falls area (both Argentina and Brazilian sides). I cannot recommend him highly enough.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patricia, Thank you for your comments, this is the idea. Prepare myself to deliver the best service for visitors. I love birdwatching and my duty is to show as much as I can for other people. Well serving is my purpose. Respectfully, Marcelo

Janice Giacinti

United States
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Tour: #53949, Brazilian falls, Private Tour - the more you walk the better it gets, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 12/20

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janice, Once again, thank you very much. Respectfully, Marcelo

Janice Giacinti

United States
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Tour: #53888, The Argentine side of the Falls Tour, Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Feb 11/20

Wonderful young man: kind, passionate about this country, knowledgeable in so many areas, considerate & professional. I would HIGHLY recommend Marcelo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janice, Thank you for your visit and sweet words. I hope you have had the best experiences in iguazu in all aspects. Respectfully, Marcelo

Susan B.

Canada
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Tour: #63487, Iguazu Best Bundle, Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 4/20

Marcelo is an excellent guide, fluent in several languages. He has taken the initiative to study the local flora and fauna and was able to identify the genus and species of every bird, insect, and plant we saw. Although the walk was challenging for us because of the heat and humidity, it was well worth the effort. Marcelo's skill in guiding us through customs and other lineups made the days very pleasant. I highly recommend Marcelo for this or any other tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, Despite the heat and humidity were quite high we did very well. Thank you for your visit and to have chosen us as your partner for your trip. Respectfully, Marcelo

Eva Lidor

United States
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Tour: #56277, In just one day, see the Iguazu Falls from both sides., Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 3/20

We, a couple from the USA, had a trip with Marcelo today in a Iguassu Falls, for the Brazilian and the Argentinian border, one day trip. Marcelo was punctual, extremely organized, very knowledgeable on plants, birds, and the history of the area. He is much more than than just a very good guide, he is a man who keeps learning all the time and on a big range of subjects. It was a pure pleasure to spend the day with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eva, Thank you very much to have chosen me as your guide at Iguassu Falls.I wish you all the best, ever. Respectfully, Marcelo

Quincy Ho

Hong Kong
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Tour: #56277, In just one day, see the Iguazu Falls from both sides., Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 26/20

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Quincy Ho, I am happy that we were able to do all the trails even with our short time. Respectfully, Marcelo

Chris Vaughan

United States
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Tour: #54369, Ciudad del Este in Paraguay, a land of contrasts., Ciudad del Este, Paraguay    view tour
Date: Dec 30/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chris, Thank you for your visit and I hope you have enjoyed every minute here. Respectfully, Marcelo

Huiberdine Sterk

Argentina
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Tour: #53972, Santa Ana, Loreto and San Ignacio Ruins, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Dec 26/19

We had an incredible day with Marcelo! He is very knowledgeable and eager to share! We enjoyed all his information about nature and culture! It's incredible how much he knows. Spending the day at the Jesuit ruines gave us greater insight into the province and the indigenous from the area. We loved it. Thank you Marcelo.

Gwendoline K.

Canada
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Tour: #63487, Iguazu Best Bundle, Foz do Iguassú, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 22/19

Our group of four was met at Foz do Aguasu airport in Brazil by Marcelo. We travelled to the Brazil side of Iguasu Falls and finished our day by going to our hotel In Argentina. On Day 2 we travelled to the Argentine side of the falls. Marcelo was super. He was patient, extremely knowledgeable, and enjoyable company. He had answers for our many questions and helped us get the best angles for photos. He has a terrific eye for sighting birds and animals. We had a great experience with Marcelo.

Richard Schleihauf

Canada
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Tour: #53949, Brazilian falls, Private Tour - the more you walk the better it gets, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 20/19

Marcelo met us at the airport on time and gave us a wonderful tour of the National park. Having been there hundreds of times and with an interest in wildlife he was a fountain of knowledge and added so much more than if we were on our own. No hesitation in recommending Marcelo to anyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard and Lorraine, Thank you for your visit, I am happy with your experience at iguazu falls. Respectfully, Marcelo

Charles Cole

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA, United States
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Tour: #53888, The Argentine side of the Falls, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Dec 18/19

Marcelo is a knowledgeable as well as gracious guide for all things Iguazu!! He is a bird watcher as well as knows about all the other varied flora and fauna of the falls. He also knows about all the other attractions in the area. He is the epitome of graciousness, courtesy and personalized service. He made our trip to the Iguazu area and falls better by knowing almost intuitively what we would want or need before we even asked. For a magnificent trip to Iguazu use Marcelo as your guide!!!

Charles Cole

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA, United States
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Tour: #53949, Brazilian falls, Private Tour - the more you walk the better it gets, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 17/19

Marcelo is a knowledgeable as well as gracious guide for all things Iguazu!! He is a bird watcher as well as knows about all the other varied flora and fauna of the falls. He also knows about all the other attractions in the area. He is the epitome of graciousness, courtesy and personalized service. He made our trip to the Iguazu area and falls better by knowing almost intuitively what we would want or need before we even asked. For a magnificent trip to Iguazu use Marcelo as your guide!!!

Roderick Gardner

Australia
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Tour: #152459, Birding tour in the wild., Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Dec 9/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: At this date we saw three pumas on the jungle.

Roderick Gardner

Australia
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Tour: #152459, Birding tour in the wild., Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Dec 8/19

Marcelo was an excellent guide, and his knowledge in particular of bird calls helped to located a lot of species that I would most definitely have missed had I been on my own. Marcelo was also very friendly and respectful, and a very good companion.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roderick Gardner, Thank you very much for your visit, we have seen great birds. Respectfully, Marcelo

Christi Matthews

United States
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Tour: #53949, Brazilian falls, Private Tour - the more you walk the better it gets, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 28/19

Marcelo was a wonderful guide. He picked us up from the airport and handled our transport across the border to Brazil. He is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. He provided ample information about the falls, along with the flora and fauna. After the tour of the falls he spent time with us reviewing the map for the Argentine side and gave us several tips and suggestions to make our visit a good one. If you are trying to decide which guide, I would highly recommend Marcelo for any of his tours.

Mary Lindsay

United States
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Tour: #53972, Santa Ana, Loreto and San Ignacio Ruins, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Nov 24/19

Marcelo was a very interesting guide! His passion for birds, languages and any other intellectual pursuits really added to our day particularly since the Missiones tour is a bit of driving. He was very knowledgeable about the Missiones and kept the day moving smoothly. His English is very good and he is very comfortable to spend the day with and learning from. We appreciate him making our day in Iguazu going to the Missiones a great part of our trip and would definitely recommend him to others!

Susan Thompson

United States
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Tour: #53949, Brazilian falls, Private Tour - the more you walk the better it gets, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 13/19

This was an excellent tour - and Marcelo is a great guide. He picked us up at our hotel in Argentina and he drove us across the border to the Brazillian side of the falls. Marcelo is so knowledgeable! We loved the tour - Marcelo s a wealth of information and and explained everything very clearly, in excellent English (he also speaks many more languages!). We highly recommend Marcelo as a guide - he was prompt, helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan Thompson, I am reading your comments now by the end of the day. You made my day! Thank you very much. Respectfully, Marcelo

Susan Thompson

United States
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Tour: #53888, The Argentine side of the Falls, Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Nov 12/19

We had a wonderful tour with Marcelo. He picked us up promptly at our hotel and taken to the train station to start our hike in the Argentine side of the National Park. Marcelo is an excellent guide. He is so knowledgeable! The tour was informative and he answered any questions with clear explanations. He is very passionate about the environment, nature, wildlife, and the history of the area. Highly recommended. Thank you, Marcelo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan Thompson, Thank you very much to have chosen me and toursbylocals as your partners in this visit to Iguazu our efforts are never enough to make the best for you. Respectfully, Marcelo

John Stobierski

United States
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Tour: #53888, The Argentine side of the Falls Tour, Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Nov 8/19

Marcelo was wonderful. He supplements the normal tour with a world class knowledge of birds which was fascinating. He is well known and respected by his fellow guides. Everyone greeted him warmly and it was returned. I told him to run for mayor. I highly recommend him if you can book him

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John Stobierski, I am still remembering that day seeing the waterfalls. You are also a great person, good mood and happy with life. Thank you for spreading these good energies. Respectfully, Marcelo

Gerald Tarlow

United States
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Tour: #53949, Brazilian falls, Private Tour - the more you walk the better it gets, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 7/19

A great tour guide. Very knowledgeable about Igazu. Good communication.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gerald Tarlow, I am glad for your visit, you saw by yourself these magnificent waterfalls. Now we are part of your experiences, thank you. Respectfully, Marcelo

Michael B.

United States
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Tour: #53888, The Argentine side of the Falls, Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: May 25/19

I would definitely recommend Marcelo as a tour guide. He is very knowledgeable about the falls, surrounding area, and wildlife. His English is excellent. He was very accommodative of our schedule - our flight landed two hours late and we were still able to accomplish everything we planned, although we had to walk quite briskly. It was a bit difficult to communicate with Marcelo via email as he was slower to respond and didn't answer all our questions, but everything worked out and we would use him again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael Borys, Thank you for your feedback. All your words will be used for my self improvement. I had a great day with you. Respectfully, Marcelo

Jeff S.

United States
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Tour: #53949, Brazilian falls, Private Tour - the more you walk the better it gets, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 22/19

Took a private tour of the Brazilian side of the Falls. Marcelo did an amazing job both with his knowledge and passion of all things related to our tour. Would highly recommend him for anyone seeking a flexible and super tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeff Sherwood, We have done everything on time. You and family were all the time super kind and friendly. Thank you for sharing your time with me to see the waterfalls. Respectfully, Marcelo

Andrew White

United States
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Tour: #56277, In just one day, see the Iguazu Falls from both sides., Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 17/19

Lindsay Watson

Australia
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Tour: #56277, In just one day, see the Iguazu Falls from both sides., Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 12/19

If you want a guide who loves the environment - birds, plants, bees, wildlife and the astounding Iguaçu Falls then Marcelo is your man. We had a very busy day, we viewed the Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentine side, both sides are spectacular. Marcelo's tour is not for the feint hearted, we walked 11.9 kilometres which equates to more than 16,000 steps! Lunch was on the run, we bought a sandwich and just kept going. We had a great day, heaps of info delivered with passion! Thumbs up Marcelo!

Gerard Gabel

United States
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Tour: #56277, In just one day, see the Iguazu Falls from both sides., Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 16/19

Sarah Logue

United Kingdom
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Tour: #53888, The Argentine side of the Falls, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Mar 15/19

Marcelo was the perfect guide. Friendly polite and helpful. He arrived to pick us up on time and gave us a brilliant day out at Iguazu Falls. He ensured we got good views of the Falls. Right from when we booked this tour a year ago, Marcelo kept in touch and answered my questions and he then let me know a week before that everything was fine.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sarah, I am happy that you also have enjoyed your day. I am on tourism because I love it. Explain, "teach," assist and look after my guests, are parts of my duties, which is part of my mission as a guide. Thank you for your kind words. Respectfully, Marcelo

Erica Butler

Australia
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Tour: #56277, In just one day, see the Iguazu Falls from both sides., Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 14/19

Marcelo was very knowledgeable about everything from nature, fauna, animals of all sizes and habitats, the falls, Brazil and Argentina. He gave great tips on how best to avoid the crowds to get the best photos. Only short fall was he was unable to stop the the rainy weather on our tour day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Erica Butler, Yes, about the weather, I didn't find yet a solution. Anyway I really enjoyed our full day at the waterfalls. It is very good to be ahead of the crowds. Thank you for your words. Respectfully, Marcelo

Annie Cheung

United States
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Tour: #63487, Iguazu two days trip, Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 6/19

Marcelo did a great job guiding us. His English is excellent. We travelled in a very comfortable Mercedes van For 10 of us. In one of the days he walked with us in the rain and the trail was beautiful and not to be missed. Highly recommend using him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Annie Cheung, thank you for your comments, they are important to me and future travelers. All the time that I stayed with you and your group was easy going and fun. Thank you all to have come and chosen me as your tour guide. Respectfully, Marcelo