Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Tour Guide Ana Maria C.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ana Maria C.
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Alfred Lockwood

Hendersonville, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8 hours your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Nov 3/18

Although Ana, our guide, had lost our to-see list, we were able to reconstruct it on the spot, and went to almost every place we wanted to see. We were pleased and impressed with the effort Ana made to let us see the cultural and historical highlights of Rio: it's her city, and she knows it well. We were especially impressed with her ability to drive with nonchalance in traffic that would terrify a race-car driver. All-in-all, an A for Ana and Tours by Locals.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You’re wonderful people to host and very interested on what we show and tell about . You are the travellers dream a guide wish for!!! Thank you for your kind review !!!

Lindsay Willis

United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: May 25/18

Ana Maria was an AMAZING tour guide!! This was our first experience using tours by locals and it was a great one. She was very knowledgeable about the history of Brazil. She took us to a majority of the places that were on our list to visit. She was energetic, funny, and relatable. Knowing that we wanted to avoid a lot of the touristy areas and do what "locals" do, she took us to hole in the wall eateries and landmarks that weren't always mentioned in the guide books. We would HIGHLY recommend booking her

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind review! It was a great pleasure to guide you and explore the best venues of it and introduce you to the cariocas’ lifestyle. Thanks, come back soon!

Gordon Victory

Canada
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Apr 11/18

Ana Marie was very knowledgeable about Rio and took us to some wonderful places which we would never have found on our own, I would defiantly recommend Ana Marie to anyone considering taking a private tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and wonderful company along the tour!

Kathleen D.

New Braunfels, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Apr 3/18

We enjoyed 2 amazing days in Rio with Ana Maria! She knows the area inside out & expertly customized our itinerary. She’s a master at navigating through Rio traffic to maximize our time, while sharing something interesting on virtually every building we passed. Ana Maria doesn’t just recite facts & dates as do many guides—in explaining the capital’s move to Brasília, she helped us understand its impact on people’s lives. If you want to know Rio’s heart & soul, she’s the one!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful companies during the tour and the interests about Rio’s history. I enjoyed a lot to host you !!!

Kathleen D.

New Braunfels, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Apr 2/18

We enjoyed 2 amazing days in Rio with Ana Maria! She knows the area inside out & expertly customized our itinerary. She’s a master at navigating through Rio traffic to maximize our time, while sharing something interesting on virtually every building we passed. Ana Maria doesn’t just recite facts & dates as do many guides—in explaining the capital’s move to Brasília, she helped us understand its impact on people’s lives. If you want to know Rio’s heart & soul, she’s the one!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind review! Come back to Rio soon!!!

Mark Norman

United Kingdom
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Apr 1/18

Excellent . Couldn't rate highly enough. Collected us nice and early , comfortable car and hood driving, Took us up all the highlights and more and gave us information on everything. Thanks Ana Maria , very much appreciated and we love your city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I loved your company and the interest about my city!

Max Kaufmann

Corseaux, VD, Switzerland
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Mar 2/18

Ana Maria was able to organize a convincing and entirely tailor-made program according to our wishes, since we knew Rio from previous visits. Competent and easy-going, she succeeded in adjusting the day to short time changes (due to weather conditions). Finally she provided us with good advice for our program of the next day where we planned to be on our own.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Max, Thank you for your kind review and wonderful company during the tour!

Donald Sands

Canada
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Feb 12/18

Ana Maria was a very charming and a perfect guide for Rio. Even though we were there during the very busy carnival period she knew how to navigate quickly through crowds, line ups and traffic and made excellent use of our time. She knows the city and it's history and culture well and provided an constantly interesting commentary. She ensured that we saw the highlights that we were interested in, plus a few more. We have no reservations about recommending her or Tours by locals.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Don and Ian for your kind review and company! You were the best clients a guide may wish for!

Matthew Arrowsmith-Brown

United Kingdom
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jan 31/18

Ana Maria is warm and friendly. She listened to what we wanted to see and asked what we had already seen and gave us just what we wanted. The organization and timing were immaculate. She can find parking spaces and circumvent queues magically. She added a wealth of information about the historical and social context of what we saw. Her love of Rio is infectious. We will remember the two together with great pleasure.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review! It was indeed a great pleasure meeting you in Rio! Everything happened in a very successful way. Great day! Have a wonderful time during your trip. Ana Maria

Dieter Franz

United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jan 21/18

Ana was our guide for a second day in Rio. For the preceding evening she had arranged for folkloric dance performance-very interesting. We began the second day with a visit to Sugar Loaf Mountain. This allowed for a panoramic view of the City to put everything in context. Among the many sites visited Oscar Niemeyer's work was very interesting. Ana's perfect English and her business background helped to learn more about the wonderful City of Rio and of the country in general.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review! You were the best customers that a guide wishes for! Ana Maria

Silvia Priori

Italy
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Dec 3/17

We had a fantastic tour: the guide was very competent and our conversations went pleasantly very well beyond the usual explanation of sites, plants, animals, beaches, and museums. With Ana Maria it was fun talking about society, politics and social issues. For the three of us (despite our age range was 24 to 57) it was like going around the city with a friend. Ana Maria is very well known at all interesting spots and she can park close to locations of interest, have a prefential access for her customers!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a wonderful tour indeed because you are very kind and interested in many issues ! Rio is a natural beauty itself but to enjoy it deeply I did my best as a tour guide! Wonderful family, thank you for the review!

Samantha Meenach

United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Nov 25/17

I had such a lovely day with Ana Maria! She is so knowledgable about Rio and was so accommodating and interesting to talk to. I highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Samantha for your company and kind review! It was a sunny and beautiful day and we enjoyed all the highlights of Rio and the awesome views!

Henry Wirth

Australia
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Nov 24/17

Rated with other tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your company and kind review!

Henry Wirth

Australia
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Nov 23/17

Re: bookings KYZQH & KWVXZ Oou overall experience with Ana Maria can only be described as wonderful; as if we had a friend showing us around. She is a very personable and professional individual who clearly understood our needs as first time visitors to Rio. In addition, her English was first class and there were no examples of miscommunication. She gave us a very systematic and well organised tour, together with lots of background information. We would unconditionally recommend her to other for this tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was indeed a wonderful experience in guiding you for two days. You are a lovely and very interested couple and I’m sure you have enjoyed the best of Rio!

Tom Meuleman

Gistel, Belgium
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Sep 3/17

Ana Maria was a great guide. I saw lots of highlights of the beautiful city all in one day. Her English is exceptional so is her knowledge on all aspects of her city. Fauna, flora, architecture, history, food and filosophic talks were included. Ana Maria is a very passioned person about her city and was able to pass this over to me. Rio is a fantastic city to explore with her. Thank you for a wonderful day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and partnership with all the emotions included in our tour. Your company was so friendly that seemed we have met several times before!!! Nice stay in Rio during this week!

Ron Matyjasik

United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: May 5/17

Anna Maria is a great tour guide we had a great time with her. In my opinion this is the best way to explore Rio We had tried to "go it alone" for 4 days prior to booking and had not seen a fraction of what Anna Maria showed us in 1 day

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review! You were awesome companies and very interested In Rio's history and in every venue we explored around!!!

Elaine Kerr

Canada
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Apr 28/17

We had two full 8 hour days with Ana Maria plus a evening tour that took in a show called "Ginga Tropical" a Brazilian Samba and Folklore Show which was excellent. We saw all the major sites of Rio including sitting on locals beach (Pepe) to have a cold drink and enjoy all the people playing in the sun. We would give Ana Maria a 5 star rating. Her English is excellent and she has a huge love for Rio which translates into so much enthusiasm and knowledge of this beautiful city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You were the best guests I've ever hosted in my city because you were interested about Brazil's history and enjoyed all the venues we visited during your stay! We had a wonderful weather on the last day to permit a grat experience and intimacy with Rio's amazing nature!

Elaine Kerr

Canada
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Tour: #116242, Rio - 8h your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Apr 27/17

We had two full 8 hour days with Ana Maria plus a evening tour that took in a show called "Ginga Tropical" a Brazilian Samba and Folklore Show which was excellent. We saw all the major sites of Rio including sitting on locals beach (Pepe) to have a cold drink and enjoy all the people playing in the sun. We would give Ana Maria a 5 star rating. Her English is excellent and she has a huge love for Rio which translates into so much enthusiasm and knowledge of this beautiful city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your review and for the wonderful time we spent together full of fun! Good vibrations!!!

Mary S.

United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Mar 5/17

Had a wonderful and informative tour of Rio with Ana! She was waiting for us at our ship's dock and we spent the entire afternoon covering all parts of the city. Her assistance in visiting Sugar loaf and Corcovado mountains, made our wait and visit hassle-free. The views were amazing. Her ability to speak English helped us immensely. Growing up in the area, Ana spoke excellent English and could tell us stories of Rio and how it has changed and grown thru the years.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a wonderful experiece with you and I thank you a lot for your kind review!

Charles Campbell

United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Feb 25/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your companies and for the review' It was a great pleasure to host you In my city!

Charles Campbell

United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Feb 24/17

Ana Marie did an outstanding job for us. She is very knowledgeable about the Rio area and very organized.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your companies and for the 5 stars review. It was a great pleasure to host you In my city!

David Groombridge

United Kingdom
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Aug 10/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your company and comprehension about the bad weather on your first day in Rio. The sun turns the city into a wonderful and colored place. The locals often practice all the sports and activities outdoor and life comes back to the streets, parks and beaches in a sunny day. Most of the views are impressive with the contrasts of the mountains, the lagoons, the sea and the sky. I hope you may experience on the next days these magic moments.

Allister Booth

Canada
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Apr 13/16

Ana was an excellent guide. Very energetic and informative about all the sights and the history of Rio. She was very cooperative to adjust the tour to suit my needs and timeline. I highly recommend her if you are coming to Rio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your amazing company and curiosity about my city! Thanks for your kind words also! Come back to Rio again, there are a lot of wonders and fun wsiting for you and your friends!!!

Patty Shields

Canada
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jan 2/16

Ana Maria was a knowledgeable, friendly tour guide. She took us to most of the places on our wish list and added a few others as well that she thought would be of interest to us exposing us to perhaps some less well known attractions in the city. Ana Maria certainly knows Rio well!

Kim Wanat

Canada
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Dec 29/15

We just spent a fabulous day with Ana who was not only able to share enormous amounts of information about the people and the culture of Rio but was also highly entertaining. She spoke exceptional English and went above and beyond in making sure our customized tour was a very valuable way to enjoy this stunning city! Ana also helped us coordinate details for our upcoming tours and gave us valuable advice on how to make the most of the Revellion 2016! We would highly recommend Ana and tours by locals!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Wanat family! It was an incredible day indeed! I hope I can find you among the 2 milions people in Copacabana New Year's Party!!!! It'll be great!!! Have a nice trip and come back to live one more day of love with my city. HAPPY NEW YEAR to all your family!

Tracy Earwaker

United Kingdom
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Oct 30/15

Ana Maria was an excellent and informative guide who gave my husband and I an exciting drive around Rio showing us the highlights! Thanks Ana Maria

William Baker

Canada
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Aug 26/15

If you only have a day to spend in Rio, Ana Maria is the guide you want showing you the city. She is smart, personable, and has an incredible charm that makes her a pleasure to be with...and also gets you into places others can't go. Be patient touring through Rio. It's a lovely city, but hectic, and there are often things out of one's control (e.g. traffic, cloud coverage, etc.). But Ana Maria is quick to adjust and make sure you have a wonderful excursion. I loved having her as my guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm so glad with your kind words!!! It was a pleasure to spend those moments touring you around my city. The most important is that you recognized my happiness in doing my best all the time! Next time Christ the Redeemer Statue visiting, ok? Have a nice trip back home!

Julie Guerra

United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Aug 22/15

Ana Maria was an amazing guide for our day trip in Rio!! She took us to all the wonderful sites, while also showing off her favorite places. During the tour, Ana treated us like family which made for an extremely enjoyable and comfortable day. We even had a little time left over where we drove around the area of our hotel to understand the area and see all the places she recommended close by. Ana Maria knew exactly how to schedule and pace our day in order to fit in as many experiences as possible!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your family company! We shared so many special moments together that it'll be unforgettable for me. We really had fun and I'm looking forward to hosting in your next time in Rio. Thank you also for the kind words on your review!!!

Stephen Green

United Kingdom
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: May 29/15

Great energy and enthusiasm for her city, a real joyous introduction to Rio packed into one day

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your company and I hope you come back to Rio as soon as you can! There are a lot of places and experiences waiting for you!

Catherine Towne

Canada
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Feb 18/15

Ana Maria was the best tour guide I have ever experienced on a city tour. Her English was excellent (English Teacher) and her love of her city of Rio de Janeiro was evident. She was so gracious to share her city with us and we felt the love and attention that she had for Rio de Janeiro. I would highly recommend Ana Maria as a tour guide...you could not ask for a better guide and her knowledge of the history and beauty of Rio was heartfelt. WE LOVE HER!!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your comments. I love what I do and this passion makes de difference...We had great moments indeed!

Francis B.

Harrisonburg, VA, United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Feb 16/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the 5 stars! It was a very pleasant time with you! Ana Maria

Francis B.

Harrisonburg, VA, United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Feb 15/15

Wonderful tour of Rio! We would use Ana Maria again with no reservations. We were in Rio during Carnaval and her knowledge of the side streets and alternative routes allowed us to bypass the traffic and zip from site to site.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was really an adventure! The city was crowded with the streets blocked to the local bands but we succeded! I loved your group and we had fun during the tour. THANKS!!!!

Samantha Selvarajah

United Kingdom
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Feb 14/15

Anna Maria was a fun and knowledgeable tour guide. The tour was flexible to incorporate what our group of 3 wanted to see in Rio. We had a great time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I loved your company and it was really a pleasure to host you in my city!

Nicholas Iagulli

United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Feb 12/15

Worked with our schedule to provide an informative tour and good overall experience

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your wonderful company!

Ellis Abramson

United States
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Feb 7/15

Ana Maria was an outstanding guide for our day in Rio. She planned a full agenda for us and was extremely knowledgeable of all sites we visited. In addition, she took us to areas tourists don't normally go. Highlight she contacted the oldest synagogue in Rio and obtained a private tour . Ana has a great personality and at end of the day we felt like we were leaving family behind in Rio!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ellis, Thanks a lot for your kind words! The pleasure was mine with your company! Ana Maria

David Hook

New Zealand
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jan 4/15

Fantastic tour for our Family today with Ana, we had the best time, as a family with two children Ana made sure that our tour worked for all of us, her in depth knowledge and experience made our tour the best ever. Our two daughter adored Ana and made our day in Rio one we will remember for ever. We Can recommend ana highly as a guide she will make your experience of Rio all the better, a big thank you from us Ana, we had a wonderful day

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are an adorable family and through your eyes all the wonders of Rio turned into a great moment for all of us! For sure we had a great time together and I won't forget you forever!

Jacob Satre

Canada
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jan 1/15

Ana Maria was prompt, knowledgeable and friendly. She took us to the main tourist attractions. It was a benefit to go with a guide to avoid the long lineups!! We enjoyed our time with her. The only draw backs were " executive car" being a Honda Fit for a group of 4 of us plus the driver.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your visiting and the interest about Rio's history and its venues. We had great moments together despite the size of the car, sorry for that!

Linda Silverberg

Parksville, BC, Canada
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Nov 20/14

This was our second full day touring with Ana Maria. We had all the time we wanted to stroll the gorgeous beaches and some of the special and historical neighbourhoods and she was open with us about life in Rio de Janeiro. Ana Maria planned our day around what was important to us and we felt like we had time for everything we wanted to see.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The weather helped us to feel Rio as it really is. Wonderful beaches and lots of fun! Thank you for the wonderful company!!!

Tapantosh Chakrabarty

Canada
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jul 25/14

Ana Maria turned a bad-weather experience into a memorable one by making adjustments. She knows Rio since birth. She speaks English very well. Took me to a museum that had paintings showing the history of Brasil. She told me Rio's history, slavery, politics, showed me all the interesting places and shared personal stories about her family. She drove me on the marathon course that proved useful on marathon day. She picked me up from and dropped me at Recreio, 42 km from city Center at no extra cost.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to get acquainted with the marathon universe! During Corcovado train trip we had the company of several funny Brazilian people that had also come to participate of the event. It was a very agreable tour besides the rainny weather. We visited a lot of places along the marathon way (42km) and we had a lot fun and conversation!

Apphia C.

Trinidad and Tobago
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jun 27/14

My mother and I had such a wonderful time with Ana Maria! We only had one day in Rio so this tour was perfect. Ana Maria is so knowledgeable about Rio. On the train to Cristo Redentor, the information she was telling us was so interesting that a stranger actually said that he wanted to join our tour because of this! :). Ana Maria even took us to additional places that we hadn't requested but she knew we would be interesting and lovely for us. Wonderful tour and tour guide; I highly recommend them both!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a wonderful experience to host you both! I really loved the special moments and laughs we have shared all the time! Thanks for your kind message and the beautiful Bible!!! Looking forward to seeing you again in Rio! Ana Maria

Kevin Budge

United Kingdom
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Tour: #116242, Rio your own way, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    
Date: Jun 12/14

Ana Maria was very helpful and tailored the tour to suit our requirements. The only issue was that certain attractions were closed due to the World Cup and she didn't know until we got there (Sugar Loaf)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm sorry that I didn't know Sugar Loaf would be closed for a private party from 2.00pm on. We arrived there just after our lunch. That party wasn't spread out on line to the tour guides and I've been very busy during this period for reading the newspaper! I tried to make up for their frustration with a relaxing experience. We took a walk down the runway Claudio Coutinho, which surrounds Urca Hill, with the waves crashing and small monkeys coming to us! They seemed to be happy with that precious moments!