Daniel ShoemakerUnited States
Ana Maria is lovely and her English is exceptional. She is also very knowledgeable about Rio. Unfortunately, we visited during Carnaval and she was clearly overwhelmed by the masses of people so we were not able to explore any of the older parts of town. She did show us other parts of the city--and was very insightful and helpful--but the historic sites were neglected. The tour actually ended after four hours and not six.
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Julie SnowUnited Kingdom
We've had a brilliant day today in Rio with Ana Maria. We went to all the top locations including Ipanema Beach, Copacabana, Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Everything was so easy and stress free with Ana Maria guiding us through everywhere. She is a charming host who knows her city so well. She shared her knowledge with us and made our day so memorable. Rio was so busy being Carnival time but she drove us calmly round all the streets so we could soak up the atmosphere. Amazing day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and the wonderful time we spent together !!! Come back to explore the other beautiful sites of my city!!!
Ken McLeodUnited Kingdom
We are very sorry this reviews is being posted late. We were delayed from returning home for over two weeks, so this is the first opportunity we have had to post. Ana Maria was an excellent guide, and although the city of Rio was very busy during Cranical she did an excellent job of making sure we saw all we wanted to see in the short few days we had. Ana Maria was very informative and friendly, and made sure we both had great memories of Rio.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ken and Nicky It was a great pleasure to host you in Rio and it seems it was a dream!!! Nowadays Rio is empty because of the virus . Nature is showing off and outdoors is shining and brilliant! Come back as soon as possible to share experiences and embrace people again! Miss you!
Timothy A HickeyCincinnati, OHIO, United States
Ana Marie was excellent. She was very knowledgeable about Carnaval and explained the history of the Samba schools. I would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your joy and company along de tour!!!
Anthony AddisUnited Kingdom
Excellent guide , very knowledgable , plenty of patience and very nice and personable . We worked a very good schedule and covered everything except that the cloud cover stopped us going up Sugar Loaf .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review! Next time we’ll explore the missing venues covered by the clouds!
Anthony AddisUnited Kingdom
Excellent guide , plenty of knowledge and very personable
Great tour, Ana Maria was prompt, gave us a good idea at the beginning of tour to let us know what we would see, she is very knowledgeable of the city. We saw everything we wanted, she knew the ins and outs for the tickets, lineups, parking and hi ways to get us to our attractions in good time. Tour was a good pace, always moving. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind review. You were wonderful companies and we had lots of fun together!
Elvira FearnUnited Kingdom
Ana was absolutely fabulous. The weather was awful on our first day and inspite of that she arranged a wonderful day visiting so many incredible sights and advising us on where to eat & shop . Ana had her own car and was so obliging taking us to particular shops to buy artisan items she was such fun to be with for 2 days. Ana is a consummate professional , engaging, intelligent and entertaining. We had so much fun and we cannot recommend her highly enough. Can't wait to return.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It’ll be a pleasure to host you again !!! You are wonderful people and the tours were amazing because of your curiosity and having fun all around! I’m looking forward to your next visiting with a beautiful sunny day! Thanks for your company!
Stephen RossUnited Kingdom
She was very friendly, her English was very good and she planned the day incredibly well. Highly recommend. Lovely woman
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and lovely company!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful family company along the tour!
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.
Carolyn PerlowUnited States
Ana MARIE C was our tour guide today, December 30th, in Rio de Janeiro. We very much appreciate her multiple communications before we had departed for our trip. Her attention to detail before we met was very impressive. She is warm, engaging, intelligent and very knowledgeable. We had no idea how busy the city would be the day before New Years Eve. It was a tremendous challenge to navigate the city and Ana MARIE tried in every way possible for us to see the highlights of Rio.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind review and for your wonderful company along the tour.
Manny HernandezFlower Mound, TX, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and wonderful company!!!
Charles OlsenNewnan, GA, United States
Ana was so helpful and knowledgeable about Rio. Giving us a thorough drive around Rio driving to the famous beaches. She was great with the story of Rio. Visited the Christ Statue and other famous sites. I would certainly recommend her highly. Very personable and fun to be with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and wonderful company along the tour!
Ana Marie was an absolute delight! Her knowledge and love of her city was so evident - the four of us would not hesitate to recommend her. A wonderful sense of humour and all kinds of insights that she shared with us. We came away in awe of this beautiful city and anyone who does a tour will her will not be disappointed!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and wonderful company!!!
Donna QuellandUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review! The weather didn’t cooperate to show you the explosion of colours of my city and the astonishing view from the top of Corcovado but we had a great time!
Adam MurrayUnited States
It was less like a regular city tour and more like visiting a relative you haven't seen for a while for the day. She was charming, funny, knowledgeable, and gave the tour personality. Not only did we see the regular tourist sites, but then in the middle of the tour she'd be like "oh, you'd like this" then all of the sudden we're off to something else. At no point were we rushed or hurried through everything. Just a nice relaxing time (with the exception of the crazy drivers). An absolute pleasure!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review!!! It was a pleasure to guide you in my city and I’m sure I won’ t forget you as a great company!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are a wonderful tourist and we had fun in visiting Rio. That’s what I love in my job!
Rio is wonderful and Ana's guiding style is exceptional. She listens to your expectations to show you what you want to see. She entertains you with good stories about the city, but also tries to learn more about yourself. After 1,5 day I had the feeling l was visiting Rio with a friend not a guide. Ana Maria knows very well the topography of Rio. Without any GPS she avoids traffic jams and knows small streets to get fast to the destination. Very nice, extremely energetic woman with fantastic energy!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and your exceptional interest in knowing our lifestyle! You are the person that enjoys the tour and the most friendly guest I ever guided!!!
Anoop NelliyodanUnited States
Excellent tour She arrived promptly to pick us, she even brought a child seat for our 2 year old. Fluent in English and good communication. She knows the city and where to park. We felt safe and relaxed throughout the tour. It was great to know a new city through her. its been 3 weeks after our tour and my 2 year old daughter still enquires about Ana Maria and remembers the Portuguese words she taught her Ana Maria was cheerful and energetic throughout the tour and not tired a bit even after the 8hr tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I’ll remember your daughter forever and the word “batata” that she learned with the Brazilian accent!! You are amazing people and I hope you enjoyed Iguassu Falls as much as you enjoyed all the 8 hours we spent exploring Rio de Janeiro!!!! Thank you for your kind review!
Kazunori WatanabeUnited States
Ana met us at GIG exit on time and off to our tour in Rio. She explains many things and her knowledge about Rio is so well. Her time schedule is on the dot as well. She covered what we wanted to see and visit and sent us to the airport exactly what her and us talked about. Great guide. Thank you Ana.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review! Thank you also for your great company and interest in my city!
Joy DiegmuellerUnited States
Ana Maria was a wealth of information about Rio de Janeiro, particularly the political aspects of the city. Her English was very good but some in our party had trouble with the accent. Not me. We had a beautiful comfortable Van. We had an eight hour tour and we got to see Corvado, Sugarloaf, Copacabana Beach, the modern cathedral and the famous steps. I wish we had more time to perhaps visit a museum There is only so much you can do in eight hours. I highly recommend Ana Maria who is smart,witty,fun
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review!!! It was a wonderful time with you.
Annie CheungUnited States
Ana Maria has a great passion to share the heart of Rio with her clients. We thoroughly enjoyed her full day tour taking us to places that normal tours would not go.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I loved to guide your group ! You are awesome and happy prople!
Carol GoldsteinUnited States
I took took the tour with Ana Maria on March 4 in Rio de Janeiro. I am writing because I do not have the survey and wish to say she was very good. We saw parts of Rio that we didn't know existed. She is very knowledgeable and gave us much information. Her English is excellent. I would recommend her tour to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and your wonderful company!!!
Edna RookeUnited Kingdom
My two friends and I, June, Jamie and Edna would like to thank Ana Maria for the wonderful and fun day we spent with her in Rio. Ana Maria is a first-class guide with an impressive knowledge of local history and culture and is a good companion being sensitive to the needs of her guests. Ana Maria was born in Rio and showed us areas which we could not have explored without her and which a tour bus certainly could not have reached. Happy memories now that we are back in the cold and rain of the UK!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you people!!! We had really a wonderful time together!!!
Joseph BearyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the 5 stars!!!
John MccormackUnited Kingdom
Wow, what a tour! Ana Maria was absolutely amazing. We visited the parts of Rio that we wouldn't have normally thought of visiting. Her in-depth knowledge of her wonderful city is second to none. We have totally fallen in love with Rio and would not hesitate to recommend Ana Maria to anyone wanting a bit more than the usual 'tourist blurb'.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, what a wonderful couple!!! Thank you for your very kind review! It was a great pleasure to explore Rio with you.
Mary Jane SlavinCanada
Ana Maria is a lovely person and great guide. She got us around the busy city and into the attractions very efficiently. She gave us a glimpse into the life of a Carioca which was informative and heartfelt. Her focus is more on the cultural and artistic aspects of Rio (versus historical) although she can give facts and figures if you want. Highly recommend Ana Maria!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind review! I wish you a great trip and full of joy and unforgettable adventures!!!
Rich LarsonUnited States
Our first experience w/ Tours by Local is in Rio de Janeiro w/ Anna Maria and now I don't want to travel any other way. My husband and I joined Anna at our cruise terminal and we were off for a Rio Your Way tour of 8 hours. It was a spectacular day, every minute filled with valuable information introducing us to a city we had never seen before. Anna knew the architecture, the shortcuts for the line to the busy sites, a clever way to park and reconnect to save precious minutes in our day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are wonderful persons and it was a great pleasure to host you in my lovely city! Thank you for your kind review!!!!
This tour gave us an amazing insight into so many fascinating aspects of Rio de Janeiro within just one day. It includes "must sees" auch as Pão de Açúcar as well as some possibly less known but nevertheless marvellous places such as the "Carioca" mansions in the Largo del Botanico. Ana is a wonderful guide, full of knowledge and background information also concerning the history of Rio de Janeiro and the full country. Very much recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review!!! It was very pleasant to host you in Rio and I hope you consider to stay more time next time.
Billy WongNew York, NEW YORK, United States
Our guide, Ana Maria, made our visit to Rio de Janeiro a very memorable experience. Although my wife and I have been to Rio before, the couple that we were traveling with had not. Ana Maria arranged an itinerary that allowed us to hit the main sightseeing spots in the afternoon and reserved a table for us at the Scenarium for dinner and a Samba show and dancing. We could not have put together the logistics of this itinerary on our own and made our visit to Rio a very enjoyable one.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Billy, Thank you for your kind review!!! It was indeed a wonderful time to appreciate Rio. Thank you for your interest in my city and come back soon!!!!!