Sean MooreUnited States
My family really enjoyed our time with Lais during the city tour. We were very comfortable in the transportation and the day was well planned. We aren't really "foodies," but we loved the restaurant she took us to for lunch. I tried new foods that I probably never would on my own. Too bad I won't be able to find Heart of Palm in the states. The day was gorgeous, which added to a great tour.
There are not enough stars to rate tour of Rio with Lais. We had a feeling we are guided by a knowledgeable friend. Thank you, Lais, for a perfect day and snapshots of your beautiful city. I hope to return one day. Bojana
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Bojana! It was a pleasure meeting you, Amy and Elisa in Rio!
Elizabeth RobbinsUnited States
Lais provided our family a lovely day. She did a great job catering to the interests of everyone--history, plants and animals, religion, geography...everything! She even brought us to a wonderful, historic restaurant that provided for our vegetarian needs. Her enthusiasm and kind attention to our hundreds of questions was much appreciated by everyone, including our two girls (12 and 8). We highly recommend Lais!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Elizabeth, Rachel and Julianna, Thank you so much for the recommendation! I had wonderful 2 days with your beautiful family. It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio! Warm regards, Lais
Brad FretzUnited States
Lais provided a great tour. Her English is great and we had a fabulous time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Brad and Donna! Hope you have an amazing time along your journey in Brazil! Best wishes, Lais.
Ali PitoccoUnited States
This was a fabulous tour and Lais, our guide, was super knowledgeable about her city. We were able to influence the day too, although the general plan was excellent. We spent our time very well and were able to see everything we wanted to, including a glimpse into the true local area and a great local lunch! Would absolutely recommend Lais for anyone planning on spending time in Rio. If we had been staying longer, we would certainly have booked an extra day to do some of the other tours on offer.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Ali! I had an excelente day too! It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio!
Alison LawsonUnited Kingdom
A wonderful day spent with Lais in a city she dearly loves. We took in all the sites, learnt a lot about Brazil, and particularly Rio. Will recommend her to anyone who wants a relaxed, informative and fun day in Rio
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Alison! It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio!
Fantastic!! Lais was great and we really enjoyed her knowledge of Brazil and Rio history. We highly recommend Lais and this city tour including Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf. Lais was a considerate and interesting guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Linda and Ken, It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio! Hope you have enjoyed the rest of your week. All the best, Lais.
Paul RushtonUnited Kingdom
We booked the 8 hour RIO tour with Lais. Lais turned up early at our hotel on the day of the tour, and introduced herself, Lais asked if we had any specific requests iregarding the tour . Having agreed our itinerary, Lais showed us the sights and sounds of Rio. Lais was absolutely brilliant, she was extremely knowledgeable about the history of RIO and Brazil in general. Having Lais show us around RIO, was like having a member of our own family showing us where they live. You should definitely book a tour
Jeffrey JudgeUnited States
Lais has an amazing knowledge of Rio, its history, culture and environment! Best tour ever!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Jeffrey!! It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio!
Doug WirtUnited States
Best guide to book. Very knowledgeable of her country. She was prompt and very sweet young lady. My husband and I enjoyed being with her for our tour of beautiful Rio. She introduced us to her local favorites to eat as well as taking us to all the highlights. She made our trip to Rio well worth it and would say if your going to Rio and you want the best book a tour with Lias. Not only is she personable, we enjoyed learning about her as well. Super happy my husband found Lais, she made Rio.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Doug and Audra! It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio also! All the best, Lais.
Sunita BanerjeeUnited States
Excellent tour guide. Extremely prompt in responding to emails and she showed us Rio in the best possible way. Her people skill is excellent and she communicates well. I would recommend her without any reservation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you a lot, Sunita! It was a pleasure meeting your family in Rio! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Jim TaylorUnited States
My group was in Rio for the Paralympic Games in September 2016. We took Lais' Private Tour Highlights of Rio tour and we were able to get in a lot of viewing during our 9 hours. Lais is very knowledgeable about the city, the sites we saw, the places we drove by, and was able to answer the many many questions we asked of her. If you are looking for a guide in Rio, book Lais. You will be glad you did. Lais, thank you for the great tour. A great time was had by everyone in our group.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jim. Thank you so much! I learned a great deal with you guys about basketball also. All the best, Lais.
Thank you Lais for the perfect introduction to your fair city and country. We only had one day to visit Rio de Janeiro as a port of call. Lais has such a scope of knowledge that she was able to answer all our questions. Only once did she say " I don't know" and then proceeded to find the answer. Lais was a wonderful guide, this was definitely a 5 star tour. I would not hesitate to recommend Lais as your tour guide in Rio. With Thanks, Liz
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Liz! Thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure to meet you in Rio!! BTW, the building is a wheat mill, from 1887 :-) All the best, Lais.
Gary TrattUnited States
delightful tour guide. A great teacher. We learned so much from Lais. Her English is superb, she had a great sense of humor, and the ability to be very flexible througout the tour. Absolutely 5 star guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Gary and Ellen! I learned a lot with you too and had the best fun!
David EmanuelNew Zealand
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, David and Sue! It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio!
James McLellanMontgomey, TEXAS, United States
This was the second of 2 Rio tours we took with Lais. She modified the tour to suit our interests and did not duplicate sites. She gave us a very enjoyable and comprehensive tour. We could recommend her without any hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again, Jim! Happy Holidays!! All the best, Lais.
My husband and I spent the day with Lais touring Rio with highlights including close-up views of Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, and the famous beaches. Then on to the Botanical Garden and a visit to a local farmers' market where we tasted more local cuisine. A great time, again! No tour book can give such an up-close-and-personal sense of Rio like Lais did. At the end of the tour, we were again caught in a downpour and Lais did the impossible and found us a cab to get us back to the hotel. Amazing!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Melissa! It was a pleasure to meet you in Rio! Happy Holidays and all the best for you and your family!!
Nathan TaggUnited States
Lais was a very friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating guide. I highly recommend her. Our time in Rio was fantastic because of her. Thanks Lais!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Nathan! It was a pleasure to meet you in Rio!!
Rey DavidUnited States
Lais was our guide on three different private tours in Rio. And I must say that Lais is an exceptional guide, a wealth of tour knowledge and interesting tidbits. And, just as importantly, she is effervescent with Carioca charm and warmth. She is sensitive to her clients' needs, and personalizes the pace or contents of her tour accordingly. My wife and I have enjoyed the services of numerous tour guides during our travels over the years, and I can honestly say that Lais is the best of them.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rey!! I am happy to hear you are safe back home. I can not thank you enough for your review!! I had a great time with your family in Rio! All the best, Lais.
Robert PaladinoUnited States
Great tour of Rio. Lais was very knowlegable, friendly, I learned alot on this tour. I recommend anyone who has an opportunity to book Lais to do so. Great experince.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Robert! It was a pleasure to meet you too!!
William CroftUnited States
My family recently traveled to Rio with kids aged 9 and 11. We spent a day and a half with Lais and it was great. As a local, she is very familiar with Rio, taking us to places we otherwise never would have seen. As a biologist, she new everything about local plant and animal life. As a former teacher and mom, she was great with the kids. They loved her and she immediately felt like part of the family. She exceeded expectations and truly could not have been better.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, William, Hellen, Katie and Will! Congratulations on your beautiful family! Thank you for letting me share some of your leisure time together :-)
David BerryUnited States
A fantastic day with an outstanding guide. Our tour included all of the city highlights including sugar loaf and Christ the Redeemer. Very knowledgeable, informative and fluent in English. One of the best guides we have ever had. We had a very nice lunch overlooking the Copacabana beach.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, David!! It was a pleasure meeting your group in Rio!!! All the best, Lais.
Tiziana GiorgiUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again!
Natalie SavitskiUnited States
Lais is a wonderful tour guide, very knowledgeable and passionate about her city. Not only she took us to the tourist attractions she also showed us the areas that are off bitten track. Speaks fluent English. Highly recommended !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Natalie! It was a pleasure to meet your group in Rio! Best wishes, Lais.
Benjamin IngramUnited States
Lais was a wonderful host for this beautiful city. She was informative and knowledgeable of the history and region. She showed up at the scheduled time, a few minutes early, actually, which was good because we were waiting. Scheduling a tour guide was a great idea, she was able to get us in through the lines quicker and give us personalized info of what we were seeing. I very much enjoyed a full day of sights and wonders in Rio. Thanks Lais!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, Benjamin! It was a pleasure to meet you and Audrey in Rio! Warmest regards, Lais.
Lais was outstanding, very knowledgeable, very personable she showed us everything we wanted to see at an unhurried pace. We would definitely use her services again and would highly recommend her to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Don! It was a pleasure meeting you and your friends in Rio!!!
Ute-Karin EdneyUnited States
Lais was outstanding, very well organized, excellent driver, personal ,in short we loved our 3 Tours with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Karin! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! You have a wonderful family!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Yuri! It was a pleasure to meet you in Rio!
Judy HelmUnited States
Lais is an outstanding guide and this tour was a wonderful introduction to Rio with all the major sights. This felt more like seeing a city with a friend than going on a tour. Her wealth of knowledge of the flora, fauna and history of Rio enriched our day and made us love the city. She managed to share all this in a conversational way, sharing her life in Rio. Tour was well paced - never rushed or bored. She also provided excellent advice on other things we could do, eat, etc. Very professional!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Judy, Richard and Amanda! I had a great time with you! All the best for the whole family and special welcome to new Brazilian baby!
Philip FreemanUnited Kingdom
excellent tour by lovely lady. Made extra effort to include everything Phil.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Phil. It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio!
Karel K.United States
Lais was very friendly, had great knowledge of the city with interesting observations and insights, and rearranged the order of the sights to optimize the tour. I had a great time!
Howard SafenowitzUnited States
We visited Rio in April 2012 and were 2 families traveling together (total 8 people). We had an amazing visit to Rio all due to Lais being our guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and extremely flexible. She suggested things that we had not considered or planned to do that added to the wonderful experience we had in Rio. She took us all over the city, day and night, and took excellent care of us. I have already recommended her to friends visiting Rio and they too had a wonderful visit due to Lais.
Valerie WallaceUnited Kingdom
Absolutely brilliant Lais is a very warm and friendly person . We throughly enjoyed our day with her. She took care of everthing and her knoeledge is one of the best I have ever seen. Thank you so much. It was a blessing meeting you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Valerie. It was a blessing to meet such beautiful and fun group!!
Stephen ReevesUnited States
Simply excellent. Lais is exceptionally knowledgeable, engaging in her commentary, and flexible in providing and guiding her tours. I have used private guides worldwide and in my experience she certainly is among the very best.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Stephen. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me, It was a priviledge!
Ann McPheeUnited Kingdom
We had a wonderful tour with Lais and cannot speak highly enough of her. This was Day 2 of our time in Rio and we did Christ the Redeemer, all the beaches, sights of Downtown Rio and Santa Theresa at length.Her English is perfect and she is an excellent and charming guide who knows her city well. We felt very privileged to be with her and enjoyed her company immensely. We would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Ann and Bill. I was lucky to be able to work during Carnival and have such great time! It was my privilege to have met you :)
Brian DeslatteUnited States
Lais was awesome. She's very knowledgeable and was flexible so to accomodate our schedule.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Brian! It was a pleasure to meet you in Rio!
Bette SelfridgeUnited States
I would recommend that everyone going to Rio try to get this precious, adorable, beautiful Lais to be their guide. Lais drives a large car (and can she drive GREAT) and everyone knows her and we went to the front of every line. We wish we could have taken her home but her husband and daughter would not have liked that. Lais is very, very smart, loves Rio, and is amenable to whatever you choose to do. She is more than 5 stars in our book. Lais speaks English as well as we and MADE our trip. Lucky us!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, Bette, my mom would not have better words about myself :) I am speechless! Thank you so very much! I had a great day with you too!
Yiu Wing LamCanada
Excellent. Lais, our guide was very professonal and made our trip in Rio very enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, so much! I had an enjoyable time with you too :)
Bruce YeowartUnited Kingdom
We spent a thoroughly enjoyable day with Lais. Not only was her knowledge of all aspects of Rio de Janeiro exceptional, but she was an excellent and amusing companion for the day we spent with her. Although we are both extremely well travelled this was our first experience with ToursByLocals. We were so impressed that we immediately booked with them for our day in Santiago, Chile. In short I would recommend anyone intending to spend a day in Rio to book Lais quickly before someone beats you to it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Bruce. It was my pleasure to meet you in Rio!!
Martha GazelleUnited States
We took the Highlights of Rio tour with Daniel. He was a great guide for us, as he was full of local information about all the places we visited. He took us to all the tourist sites we wanted to visit in Rio, and stayed right with us, informing us of all the history associated with the sites. Very informative, and we would do this all again, if we are ever back in Rio. Highly recommend Daniel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Martha. Daniel is a great partner and I am pleased you were happy when we decided the substitution months ahead your visit and I trust the quality of his service.
When the weather interfered with our planned tour, Lais quickly and efficiently suggested very suitable alternatives. Then, when the weather improved, she was quick to ensure that we got to see the "big two" from our original plan -- Sugarloaf and Christ the Redeemer, thereby providing what amounted to a "two for one" tour. She is professional and efficient in her manner, yet warm and charming. We loved spending our day with her, and would highly recommend any of her tours. THANK YOU, Lais!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Eleanor! We were lucky the weather cleared out that day and I was very happy that you could see the "big two". It was a pleasure to meet you!!
Bernard PileIsle of Man
We spent two days in the company of Lais and by the time that we had to say goodbye it seemed that we were leaving a friend. Lais speaks English very well and has a complete knowledge of her city. Nothing was too much trouble
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Bernard. This is what I love about my job, to make new friends. Now I have a friend in the Isle of Man :)
Clarence GallegosUnited States
Lais was very professional, informative, and personable. It was because of her that we had such a wonderful visit.
Glen BuchananSouth Africa
had an awesome day