Alexander BuchanUnited Kingdom
Great service from Daniel. He was very knowledgable and knew exactly how to get the best out of the spots we visited. You will not be disappointed with this tour!
Lynda LinnemanUnited States
What an great day we had with Daniel in Rio. He was timely, considerate, and very approachable. He was very flexible when we decided to change our itinerary at the last minute. We learned so much about the culture, history, and out favorite, Brazilian food. We had lunch at an amazing neighborhood restaurant. When we go back to Rio, Daniel will be the first person we contact to schedule another amazing tour with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lynda! Thank you very much for your kind words, it was definitely a great day, Hope to see you soon so I can show even more great sites around, Dan
Lynn WilhelmUnited States
Daniel was right on time, very professional and met all our needs. He was able to alter our schedule to avoid long lines and knew the city well. We had a great day. He was a very personable guide and we were glad to share our day with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lynn! Hope you had a great flight back to Michigan! Regards from Rio! Dan
Gordon RamsdenUnited Kingdom
Yesterday we had a tour round Rio with Daniel. Basically it was excellent he was punctual, spoke good English, his knowledge was excellent and was able to respond to quite probing questions. He was also very responsive to our needs and maintained an excellent sense of humour. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to other clients If you get the opportunity to thank him please do. We have already done so. Rating 6 out of 5 Regards Gordon Ramsden
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Gordon! All my best wishes to you and your beautiful family !!
Lynne CoullingUnited Kingdom
Dan made our trip around Rio relaxing, interesting and made sure we saw everything we wanted to see. Nothing was too much trouble. We had booked Dan for two days and I would book with him again given the opportunity, a lovely man.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lynne! So glad to hear the two of you enjoyed the tours! Now you should be enjoying the beauties of Paraty! Thank you again, Dan
Lynne CoullingUnited Kingdom
Great day out, Cthe R is amazing close up and the views are great. Our tour guide was great, highly recommend this.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lynne!! Dan
Pamela EndeUnited States
Wonderful day, Daniel knows so much about Brazil, the history and culture and is eager to share it. We saw all kinds of sights we never would have gotten to on our own, or even would have known about. He is a fantastic, wonderful guide as well as a fun guy to spend the day with. Highly recommended! Pamela Ende
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Pam! It was a pleasure to meet you, hope you had the chance to visit the rest of what you had planned, All my best wishes for you and Jack! Dan
Anita QuittnerUnited States
Daniel was awesome! Knowlegable, friendly and very professional.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anita! All the best for you and your beutifull mom,she has to come back so I can show her the colonial churches Dan
Francisco FigueroaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the 5 stars Francisco! Best regards, Dan
Nadim SalahUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the 5 stars Nadim, hope you are having fun in Salvador and later on at Iguazu falls, Dan
Lynn CochraneUnited States
Daniel is an expert on Rio, and he was thorough, engaging, relaxed. His English is great. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lynn! Hope you had a great Feijoada!! All the best, Dan
Joan CaseyUnited States
He spoke great English and took us to a wonderful night club, where we enjoyed Samba music and dancing. He took great care of us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joan!! Rio Scenarium is a great place for sure, I'm glad you enjoyed, Warm regards, Dan
Jeff CarithersUnited States
A great time with Daniel! He provided an interesting and fun time that showed his ability to accommodate just what we were looking for in Rio's nightlife. Very professional and extremely competent!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank Jeff!!!! It was a pleasure to meet such great couples from Virginia!!! Have fun for the rest of your stay in Rio!!!
Gillian YoungUnited Kingdom
Enjoyable day and great to get out of Rio and see a different side of Brazil. Not touristy at all. Only suggestion would be for Daniel to have a cool box with water in his car and the tour price should have a small increase so entrance fees are included. Thank you Daniel and we will certainly recommend your services to anyone else coming to Rio.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gillian! Now you have another great story to tell about Rio, Hope you make a beatifull trip (You have a lot to go!) Will discuss immediately to TBL about your suggestions, All the best for both of you and hope to see you back again, Dan
Kenneth HayesUnited Kingdom
An outstanding time. Daniel went above and beyond expectations to make sure we had an amazing time. Unfortunately I had a fall on the ship and was wheelchair bound. Daniel was not phased and was so immensely helpful. He made our time in Rio delightful. I cannot speak highly enough of him. A joy to be with!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kenneth!! So happy to hear from you! Hope you're getting better each day, thank you very much for the review! Dan
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.
Michael BerryUnited Kingdom
Daniel was an excellent guide. His English was good and we all enjoyed his company. As well as showing us everything on the list, he also found us a supermarket. His driving was safe, I never felt uneasy and his explanations were good. If we needed more information, he was able to give it to us. I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael!! Petropolis is beatifull and made my task easier !! My best wishes for you, Dan
Rupert CritchleyUnited Kingdom
Great day out. Highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rupert, And send my best wishes to Joanna!! Dan
Paul RrUnited States
Dan provided excellent service! We got to see all the places we wanted to see in Rio. Dan did a great job customizing the private Rio tour for us. Thank you! Highly recommend Dan!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Paul! It was a great day! Dan
Fabiano SantosUnited States
Daniel was a great guide, I can't think of anything that we could have done differently to make our tour any better. He not only took us to the best touristic sites in Rio but also took us to his own preferred places, and my wife and I loved it all. He is very knowledgeable about the main attractions and how to avoid the crowd choosing the hours to visit each one precisely. He took us to lunch in one local restaurant and it was also an A+. If you know what you want or are not so sure Daniel is your guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Fabiano! It was a pleasure to meet such a nice couple as you and Liza! I loved to hear your life story! It was a great day! Dan
Sydney KesslerUnited States
Daniel is an excellent tour guide. He is pleasant, flexible and extremely knowledgeable about Rio and the surrounding area. I would recommend Daniel to anyone wanting a truly professional guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Syd!! Thank you for your kindly review, Can't wait to meet Loretta if I get to Florida next year, Hugs, Dan
John R HughesUnited States
Daniels english is very good. Very flexible to work with
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot John! !!
We have toured many places and countries and Daniel P is definitely one of the best guides we have had. He was courteous, on time, took us to places that we wanted to see and places that we would never have seen without him. He made our stay memorable and we highly recommend him and would use his assistance again. We give him a 10 out of 10. Thank you Dan for your showing us your beautiful Rio de Janeiro. You are the best. Rosslyn and Norman
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Norman and Ross, It couldn't turn out better, the success of my tours also depends on you, and we all did a great job, Learned a lot with Norman!! All the best for you! Dan
Jerome ReismanUnited States
Great experience and knowledge of Rio, culture and history, speaking American English and covering from downtown Rio to Sugar Loaf and parts between.......Willing to accommodate
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jerome! It's been a year! So good to know you still remember not only the tour but you made sure to let me know how good was it. Thanks a lot! Dan
Jerome ReismanUnited States
We enjoyed touring with Daniel on two consecutive days. He knows Rio inside and out, and describes the history and present day events without hesitation and succinctly. in two days we saw what we wanted to see and then some. We saw all of downtown and the waterfront. The government buildings and monuments, the beautiful Jesuit church and school, Jewish Museum in Rio, the Christ, the beautiful central park, Sugarloaf, ride the cable car, and tour the city. Take a Tailored Tour, describe your likes-dislikes
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jerome, I also learned a lot with the two of you!!! My best wishes for you! #gopuertorico #gousa
Jeff VorreyerUnited States
Daniel provided us with a fantastic tour, tailored to our specific requirements, and at a reasonable price. We highly recommend Daniel, he will be able to provide you with a tour suited to any requirement.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeff!! Hope you had a wonderful trip! My best wishes to you and your family, Dan.
Clyde CastleberryUnited States
Great guide! Very knowledgeable. Prompt,courteous... Daniel made our trip!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Clyde!! Always a pleasure to see my travelers happy!
Emmanuel PoulainUnited States
Daniel showed me around for my first visit to Brazil for 2 days & we went to see the classics of Rio with some special sceneries after I explained to him my personal interests (photo). He understood what I was looking for and he was able to adapt the itinerary to my wishes for the best. Great experience with Daniel, a smiling relaxed "typical" carioca, knowledgeable about the city history, best location to take landscape picture then open to share his opinions about life, his native city and his country.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Emmanuel my friend! Hope you had a great time in Rio with Lais as well! All the best for you and thank you for your feedback, Dan
Henry C (Cliff) BaggettUnited States
Dan was an outstanding tour guide who showed us some fabulous sights of Rio that were not on a cruise excursion we took the day before. He also imparted his incredible knowledge of Rio and Brazil, both historically, as well as modern day trends. Thanks so much, Dan, for a fantastic tour which I highly recommend!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again Mary! You should be arriving soon at Recife right now, have fun!!! Dan
Lana IvanovUnited States
We had an amazing day with Daniel. He showed us everything that we planned and more. We had time to drop our luggage at the hotel, spent some time for lunch and enjoyed his tour. It was a very hot day but we had a comfortable car with a/c. Thanks Daniel for making it fun! Lana
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lana! I hope everything was ok for the rest of your trip in Rio, our day was amazing and all of you made my day special as well! Will always be here if you need me, Dan
Caron AmendUnited States
Daniel did an excellent job showing us around Rio - he was very informative. We enjoyed taking the subway and then felt comfortable using the subway during the rest of our stay.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Caron! It was a great pleasure!
Nancy FlintUnited States
Great tour and Daniel was on time and very helpful. He made suggestions and accommodated any requests we had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nancy!!
Nancy CaramellaUnited States
Great day with Daniel. He took us where we wanted to go and to some other places we would never have discovered. Good knowledge, info and suggestions for the remainder of our trip. We really appreciate his working is into his schedule at the last minute! Would not have been able to see as much as we did without him. Would definitely book with him again if in Rio.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Nancy!!! Hope everything was ok at the sugar loaf!! All the best for you and your friends
Ibrahim SeidovUnited States
We had a wonderful trip to Petropolis with Daniel.. We discovered a lot of interesting facts about history of Brazil thanks to him. His English is perfect, he is also a very knowledgable guide, driving - extremely safe. Thank you, Daniel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ibrahim! Hope mom is feeling better! All the best for your wonderful family Dan
Sunita BanerjeeUnited States
We had a wonderful visit to beautiful sites in Rio with Daniel. He is pleasant, fluent in english and flexible. He switched the itinerary around based on our interests. I would recommend him highly in Rio.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Sunita! You have a wonderful family and made my day very pleasant as well! Dan
David DurhamUnited States
We had the most awesome tour with Daniel, he showed us so much and was so informative. We had the best time and would highly recommend him. Thanks Daniel
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!! Hope you're enjoying the rest of the trip at the cruise ship! Tell Kim I want a nice guest room when I get back to Florida!! : ) All the best for you my friend!! Dan
David DurhamUnited States
Excellent tour guide, took us too all the known tourist spots and places that we would have never discovered on any other tour. We booked him for a full day again tomorrow, so informative and answered all our questions. We look forward to tomorrow. Thanks for an awesome day. David, Donna, Kim, and Kenneth
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David! It was a great tour with a great "finale"! See you guys tomorrow!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jana!
Pradeep JhawarUnited States
Tour and Daniel were ok. Daniel was helpful Pradeep
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Pradeep and Vandana. The weather really hit us pretty bad especially on our second day, hope you had better weather during the rest of the trip. Regards, Dan
Doyle HughesUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Doyle! thank you for the 5 stars!
Christine P.United States
Daniel took us all around the City center-- quite a lot of walking-- to a pay by weight lunch in an old part of town, to churches and to a wonderful monestary on top of a hill that not too many Cairo's know about. Not a good tour for people who do not want to walk....but we did. Plus he gave good advice about the mets system and where to go on our next days in Rio on our own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Christine, hope you had enjoyed the rest of your days in Rio, it was a pleasure to meet you, Hugs, Daniel
David E.United Kingdom
This was a very disappointing tour. The guide was friendly enough but not very informative and we had to prompt him to get information. We were left with the impression that he was simply going through the motions rather than trying to engage with us, and even our 'six-hour tour' was cut to five without discussion. Finally the car we travelled in was filthy. Previous experiences of 'Tours by Locals' in European cities have been excellent but this was really not of an adequate standard.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, it is with immense sadness that I read this review. I remember apologizing about my car as my city had faced a flood the night before and our meeting was at 7:30am. I do not believe that the inner part was as filthy as described otherwise I wouldn't put my clients in a filthy car. I wish you said something during the tour. I could have made it better. I would love to give you a complementary tour the next time you are in Rio. Regards, Daniel
Theodore HartUnited States
Outstanding service, easy pace, very knowledgeable guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Ted! all the best you and your two "kids"
Mary JonesUnited States
Daniel was a great guide. He was always prompt, courteous, offered many suggestions, and knew wonderful places to eat and see. We couldn't have had a better person to make our days in Rio the very best possible. Don't overlook adding a day out to the Imperial City....a real highlight for us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary, I love going to the Imperial city as well,specially with travelers like you, thanks for the review! All the best, Dan
Constance R.United States
Daniel provided us a wonderful welcome to Rio. He was waiting for us when we arrived and quickly whisked us away and straight into a tour of the city. We were in Rio the week prior to the Olympic games and Daniel was kind enough to provide us a tour of the Olympic city and grounds. His knowledge was amazing! Daniel set the tone for what was a wonderful time in Rio. I highly recommend him, you won't regret it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Constance!! Such a long time! Thank you for your review! Hope you had a great time in Rio, Dan
Dace PickensUnited States
Outstanding tour guide. Flexible and accommodating. Great sense of humor and very knowledgable about relevant subject matter. Highly recommended!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dace! Hope you had a good flight to Florianopolis, all the best for you,Chris and Fernanda.
Trisha DeeterUnited States
Daniel was an amazing guide. We would highly recommend! We spent a memorable day riding all over the city and visiting many of the major sights. Daniel was very knowledgable, friendly and welcoming. We felt lucky to have chosen him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Trisha! I've heard you did the handgliding flight! Hope everything went well, all the best for you and your great family! Dan
Lise LaquerreUnited States
There were 7 of us on this trip. Daniel did a great job, the weather was not the best but with his planning we were able to see all that needed to be seen. He customized a tour that was perfect for us, was always on time. He also gave us good recommendations for dinner.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lise! great family! Glad to deliver Roberta in safe conditions lol!! All the best for you.
Ray MonellUnited States
Thanks so much to Tours by Locals and our terrific guide Daniel. We challenged Daniel with a few unusual requests and he helped us out tremendously. Daniel was not only super knowledgeable about Rio, but also a pleasure. Ask for Daniel if you need help navigating the beautiful, and yes, somewhat confusing Rio de Janeiro. Obrigado!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Ray! I hope you ended up getting all the pics you wanted ! All the best for you guys!
Michael P.United States
Daniel was a great guide. He setup exactly the tour of Rio that we wanted and took care of all the details.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael, It was really nice to meet you and your friends, I hope you had a wonderful week in Rio and buzios as well.
I have Been to Rio many times. We decided to use Tours by Locals for the first time on our last trip. Wow Daniel was great ! he knew his way around Rio and had a great car. Great value !! I would recommend Daniel as a great tour guide Thank you Daniel
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Peter!! Thanks a lot! It's been such a log time! Thanks for you review and Happy new year! Dan
Sandra GreeneUnited States
We took the tour with Daniel P as our guide and he was FANTASTIC! He was prompt and tailored the day to meet our needs and requests .He spoke excellent English and was very accommodating and offered valuable suggestions to make our tour memorable and very enjoyable. We would highly recommend him.
Daniel was very personable and knowledgable. He took us to all the sites we had indicated we wanted to see and added a few of his personal favourites. We had a wonderful day! I would highly recommend this type of tour and this guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joan! I hope you had a wonderful trip going to iguazu Falls! Hugs, Dan
Keryn RoseUnited States
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! Daniel P was without a doubt the BEST TOUR GUIDE I experienced in my 10 days traveling through Brazil. He customized the tour for exactly what I wanted and made me feel completely taken care of. I had four days to spend in Rio. Daniel was flexible and accommodating and able to take my interests into account. He was also very fun and extremely knowledgeable. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TOUR GUIDE!!! Go to Petropolis, climb Tijuca, and definitely use Daniel!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Keryn!!! Thank you much for everything, reviews like this makes us proud! Hope to see you in new York soon! Hugs, Dan
Ken HurleyUnited States
He picked us up on time. took us to see the beaches at the coast...then to sugar loaf he was very knowledgeable about the area He added a couple of things that were Extras to see on our way to the airport.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ken! Glad I was able to acomplish everything you want it to see and little bit more! hugs, Dan
Alfredo ChavezUnited States
Daniel is the best Tour guide I have had so far with tours by locals an A + His tour was very complete and informative. He speaks perfect English and also Spanish that he learned while living in Florida. But the best of taking a tour with Daniel is that he will make you feel your friend. We where at Rio during the World Cup and he went the extra mile to find tickets for us and help us with the logistics to arrive and leave the Maracana Stadium during the final match. You can't go wrong to book with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alfredo!! hope everything is well with you and the others back in U.S, you guys made the tour even more special, I was glad I could you get the tickets, muchas gracias again and hope to see you back with your family now! hugs! Dan
Josie SchiavoneUnited States
If youre looking for a personalized tour of Rio - Daniel is your man! I initially had a hard time booking with Toursbylocals.com (it was during the World Cup!), but Daniel more than made up for it. Also, we had a tough group - one very senior and one under 2 yr toddler - and he accommodated everyone. Even pushed the stroller! I highly recommend. Dont hesitate - book with Daniel - Before he is scooped up by someone else!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Josie!! You have a great family and I enjoyed every minute of it! Please come back soon once the city calms down a little bit and all the construction is over!! : ) Hugs, Dan
James DuffnerUnited States
This tour was excellent and perfect what me and my son needed. Daniel was a great guy. very friendly, helpful and informative. We got a great tour of Rio in one day. He navigated Rio traffic very well and new several shortcuts! Also took us straight to the Christ the Redeemer and used his tour guide credentials to get us in quickly. I highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot James! all the best for you and your son, I'll be waiting for you when you bring with your wife as a real friend now! It was a pleasure to meet you! Dan
Maria GenestaUnited States
Daniel made my one (and only) day in Rio the Janeiro quite a success. He followed my ideas, recomended some of his own and showed me a Rio that I could never have discovered on my own. Thank you Dan
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maria!! hope you had a great flight back home and finaly had time to have a nice rest, you deserved it! VIVA MEXICO!
Jill EwellUnited States
We had an absolutely wonderful day with Daniel. We were planning a last minute trip and he was super accommodating. He met us at the airport and we had a 6 hr tour. It was very relaxing to know he was in charge do getting us safely to all our desired destinations. Daniel is extremely knowledgeable and has a wonderful sense do humor. We highly recommend him to all!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jill! all the best for you and your Family,have gret days at Sorocaba! Dan
Daniel was excellent, very personable , great English, very knowledgable of the area, even though he had travelled up to the statue and also to sugar mountain he toured it like it was new to him as well, we were a group of six from Canada and we would highly recommend him to any visitor to Rio! Thanks Daniel, from Geoff and the gang!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: All my best wishes to the "gang"!! thanks a lot guys!
I had an excellent tour with Daniel who stepped in when the original guide I had booked was unavailable. Daniel was great and showed me famous spots and out of the way gems around Rio, including an excellent lunch stop. He was very knowledgable and I had an amazing tour of this wonderful city. Thanks so much Daniel!! Muito obrigada :-)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lindani, for sure we spent a great day together, hope you were able to buy your havaianas! Dan
Bob BurkhalterUnited States
On time, very personable, suggested several "off the beaten path" locations that are not typical tourist locations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bob! Regards, Dan
We only really wanted to see ' Corcovado' mountain and we asked Daniel to otherwise show us 'his' Rio, which he did. We thoroughly enjoyed his company and comments relating to life in Brazil. He definitely went the extra mile and showed us some interesting local sites.
Having flown for many hours to arrive in Rio, the morning tour was our first meeting with Daniel, he quickly emerged as a very interesting intelligent tour guide and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with him.
THE most amazing tour of Rio that we could have ever hoped for! We had one of the best days of our lives and one we will remember always. Very knowledgeable and thorough with a lot of attention to detail (Thank you Daniel). You won't regret choosing this tour or this guide. Definitely very worth the price and we recommend him to everyone! Great English too which made it easy for us!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Janet! the three of you made it very easy to me, hope you made a good flight back without any turbulences!Hope we got to see each other again, all my best wishes to the family! Dan
Gerald YosowitzUnited States
Daniel was an excellent tour guide. He was very accommodating and had a very good grasp of the history of Rio. I would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gerald, hope you had a great flight after all that taffic, Best regards, Dan
Gerald YosowitzUnited States
Daniel met us at the airport and identified himself. Our drive to our hotel was uneventful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Once again, thank you very much, all the best for the two of you.
Carolyn RogersUnited Kingdom
Daniel, was passionate and knowledgeable about all things RIO!! Had an excellent day out experiencing Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf mountain. Definitely would recommend Daniel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carol! Great decision on using public transportation! regard Dan
Carolyn RogersUnited Kingdom
Daniel was a truly excellent guide, we enjoyed getting to the heart of Rio!! Excellent, would definitely recommend...
Matthew PersonUnited States
Our ship arrived in Rio in the morning and we departed via air in the evening. Dan gave us a personal, historical, and very real intro to Rio...through downtown and the Botanical Gardens, then Tijuca National Park (fantastic views and natural history), a coastal beach drive, then to the beautiful ceramic steps in Santa Teresa, ending up at the the stunning Parque das Ruínas and an art exhibit. The tour ended when Dan said goodbye to us at the airport airline checkin counter. What a phenomenal day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Matt!Loved my cap!
Merril DelonUnited States
Daniel gave us a great one day tour of Rio. We saw areas that tour buses never go and saw some different neighborhoods. He also arranged our transfers from ship to hotel and hotel to airport. We had a lot of luggage and this was done flawlessly. He is a friendly man who is easy to spend time with. I highly recommend him and his services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marril! hope you had a goo flight coming back home, Dan
Frederick BergenUnited States
Daniel was a fabulous guide. He was very knowledgable, entertaining, and took us to many places the average tourist would not see. I would highly recommend him to anyone wishing to tour Rio. Fred & Margaret Ann Bergen Chuck & Kisha Pfaff
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You guys were great! than YOU for your time! we did a great job together, Dan
Gerald GeistUnited States
Great day spent with Daniel. Very knowledgeable and obliging tour guide
Stanley ScherUnited States
We could not have been happier with Daniel tour. He made Rio come alive with his knowledge and wonderful attitude. We give Daniel 6 stars for his tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Stanley! I hope you and Mr. Pompeo had a good trip through south America, Regards, Dan
Shu Yuen Samco WongUnited States
Shu Yuen Samco WongUnited States
Daniel is very friendly and flexible. It rained all 3 days we were there and he switched our itinerary around to help us get the most of it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for the 2 of you!! after that much rain I think we did a great job!
Hester BlackburnSouth Africa
Daniel was a fabulous guide! We were 13 people in the group varying in ages between 10 and 83 and he could relate to everyone. He took extra special care of Granny, whisked us past ticket lines, gave us a good overall view of the city and adapted to our needs. He kept us up to date with developments regarding the soccer stadiums and riots before our arrival in Brazil. He also gave us good insight into the Brazilian culture, economy and politics. Dan, we love you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: LOL! I love u too!!!! I'm so glad you liked it! thanks for the review and all my best wishes to Gramma!!! you are a great Family, keep it like that! Hugs, Daniel
Martin HagenUnited Kingdom
A great walking tour of Rio with Daniel who was interesting, informative and obviously loves Rio and his job. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheers Martin!!!
Whitney Blake NielsenUnited States
We spent 10 days with Daniel. He and the driver he hired were terrific. Our trip to Buzios was a highlight. I would recommend him highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Blake! all my best wishes to the Nielsen`s family and hope to see you back here soon, Iran told me to say hi! regards, Daniel
Karen O'RourkeUnited States
What a wonderful tour! Daniel was very prompt in contacting me to get an idea of what we wanted to see. He offered multiple suggestions based on our interests. Because we had only 1 day in Rio, Daniel planned our itinerary to maximize the number of sites we could see. We were very fortunate to see all we anticipated. At each site, Daniel gave a brief history and background. I will definitely contact him in the future!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karen!!! best regards to you and your friends,hope everything went well during your walk at Copacabana beach! see you next time!
Kenyon WillhoitUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the rating! Hope you enjoyed the city!
Kwaku Owusu-AfriyieUnited States
Daniel was awesome and the Tijuca Peak tour was amazing. I've been to Cristo 3 times and Pao de Acucar 4 times, and this was no doubt better than both attractions combined.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kwaku! Hope you guys enjoyed the handgliding jump! all the best for you ,mom and the girls!
Courtney McRae-AlstonUnited States
Daniel took great care of us for the three days that we were in Rio. Though our flight was delayed a few hours, he was right there with a welcoming smile when we came out of baggage claim. Over the next three days, Daniel introduced us to amazing sights, showed us all around Rio and gave us wonderful suggestions for evening activities and shopping. Daniel has a great grasp of American language and culture, so was able to make us feel very welcome and explain things in depth. Thanks for a wonderful time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Courtney, send all my best wishes to Sam and the kids,come back soon because we still have to go to Downtown
We had a very good time in Buzios. Daniel is a really good guide. Not only he explained all about Buzios, but also about Rio in general. He answered all my questions throughout the trip. Thanks, Daniel. Looking forward to another trip with you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Adrian! All the best for you and your dad! call me up if ever get back to Rio before you go back to Indonesia! hugs my friend!
Ronald MandelbaumUnited States
We had Daniel for parts of two days and would adopt him if possible. He was just about the perfect guide. He took us to all the obvious sites but in addition he took us to sites off the beaten track. We learned so much about Brazil, its culture and Rio that we feel we left the country with an exceptional knowledge of its people. Daniel is a treasure.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ron!!! All the best for you in California!
Philip DarganUnited Kingdom
Inspite of the aftermath of a dreadful storm the night before our tour of Rio Daniel did a fantastic job of showing us all the highlights of his amazing city. Many of the attractions were either not working or un-accessable however Daniel with his expert local knowledge found a way through for us to still enjoy the very best of Rio. Daniel is not only a great guide but a great person to spend the day with, we can only highly reccomend him - Many thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Philip!!!
We were absolutely delighted with the tour that Daniel provided for us throughout the entire day. He exposed us to so many dimensions about RIO. He was helpful, insightful and accommodating. Best tour of the 6 we had in South America! Cheers! Dave & Patrice
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dave!! I`m glad I was able to show you my city and everything went very well! Kind regards, Daniel
Jerry WilsonUnited States
Daniel's experience of living in the US enables him to relate to US citizens and provide an interesting and informative introduction to Rio. We got to experience more of Rio in 2 days than most people would in 3. He listens to and responded to our requests for specific things to experience. We would use him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jerry! hope everything was ok at "Gavea tropical"! regards, Daniel
Jerry WilsonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! : )
Muy contentos con la decisión! Daniel fue super amable y puntual. Estabamos con nuestra hija de 4 años en un día de mucho calor, y sus sugerencias y orientación nos permitieron conocer lo que más nos interesaba de Rio de manera muy fácil, sin demoras y adaptandolo a nuestra necesidad. Lo recomendamos!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias Cecilia, Todo lo mejor para ti y tu hermosa familia!
Thanks Daniel! after 2 days of being by myself in Rio, it just took 7 hours with your guidance and i felt really "at home"! learned so much! history, Present, Future Forward about your amazing city! winner!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: All right Robert! Hope you had a great new year`s in at Rio!
Beverley AmbergUnited States
Daniel was simply tremendous. He showed us many very interesting sites that we never expected to see. There were four of us on the tour (two sisters and their husbands) and he generously made two trips from our hotel to the airport at the end of the tour when there wasn't enough room for both couples and all the baggage. He was entertaining and knowledgeable. We highly recommend him to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Beverley, hope you all made a safe trip back! All the best for all of you.
Oliver RobertsUnited Kingdom
Daniel is a terrific tour guide, we booked him for 3x 1/2 days, plus transfers, and arranging the Plataforma show. Daniel was flexible for us when putting the package together, and even on the day would tweak schedules based on weather/crowds etc. He was friendly, cheerful, with a good sense of humour at all times. He helped us with lots of tourist questions outside just our arranged trips, and even provided an extra lift across town free. He couldn't have done a better job, we'd recommend him to everyone
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheers Ollie! I hope you have done i good flight back to London, all the best for the two of you! Daniel
Having taken tours in various countries, I can safely say that Daniel is one of the best guides ANYWHERE. It's so refreshing to meet someone who is thoroughly professional, knowledgeable and genuinely interested in providing the best possible service he can. He knows all of the best spots in the city and gets you there in record time -- something that is not easy to do in Rio. In fact, he was so helpful, I'm going to request a second tour when I come back to Rio next year.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Reviews like yours make me very proud of what I do, and I try to do my best every day, Thank you very much Shirley! Hope to see you soon! King Regards, Daniel
Many thanks, Daniel, for a wonderful tour of your fantastic city. Best decision we made on this trip was to organise you for a guided tour around the sights of Rio. And it did help we had perfect weather - and minimal crowds. And extra thanks for showing us the sporting venues for the upcoming World Cup and Olympics, which we especially asked for. And for showing us that old villa - Rio old and new came alive with you. Thanks and best wishes to you. Roger and Helen Hurba. Perth, Western Australi
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for you as well! Hope you enjoyed the rest of trip! I`ll be here for whenever you need me! best wishes! Daniel
I had one free day to see Rio and I could not have made a better choice than Daniel as my guide for 6 hours. Daniel is friendly, easy going and very well informed about his home, Rio. We were lucky that it was Sunday and traffic was minimal - and as a result we saw quite a few sights, all with Daniel's very helpful commentary. I would have no hesitation in recommending Daniel to anyone - he was simply great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ken! I`ll wait for the family next time! Best wishes for all of you
I had a great time in Rio and am very happy with my tour provided by Daniel. I was able to see everything I wanted to and even more! Daniel was very accommodating and I would recommend him to anyone who wants a customized tour to their liking.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chelsea,it was a pleasure to be with you and find new adventures as the Guarani Tribe! all the best wishes for you and your family! PS: Going back to the soccer stadium tonight,God help me with the traffic! LOL
Jan CobbUnited States
Daniel was great to walk around with. He also had a nice car and drove well to the various locations that we requested. We visited the Santa Teresa area, Sealaron Stairs and had coffee and pastry at the old Colombo restaurant. Daniel was very casual and did not rush us at all. I will use him again on our next visit to Rio.