Uma SubramaniamUnited States
A visit to Rio must include a trip to Petropolis. I'm so glad we took this tour, and having Lais as a guide was the greatest experience. She really knows her history and helped us to understand the complex and rich heritage of Rio and Brazil. Lais is also extremely fun to be with and we enjoyed lively conversations about politics, feminism, history, India, kings, etc.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again! And special thanks to all your teachings about India :-) one more place to visit in the world!
Lais is a fantastic guide. She is very knowledgeable and friendly and her English is excellent. I had a wonderful day tour to Petropolis. Thanks Lais
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Anita, Hope you arrived safe back home. Thank you for the review!!
Dee PuntenneyUnited States
We have taken tours all over the world and had a few outstanding guides. But Lais absolutely stands out as the BEST EVER! She was so knowledgeable and informative. She was also warm and engaging. She loves traveling as much as we do and it showed. She is young but a very experienced guide--serving as the president of the Rio area tourist guide association. You just won't find better than Lais! Also we highly recommend the Petropolis tour. It is the center of Brazilian history in many ways.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much, Dee!! It was a pleasure meeting you in Rio! I will make sure to tour with you in San Diego when you join us on Toursbylocals :-)
James KendrickUnited States
We failed to provide Lais with our preferences and interests ahead as we had visited Rio before. Upon joining her on the first of two days with her we run through interests combining with her suggestions. Lift the curb to an immediately well orchestrated and seamless two days. Lais is well educated, know in detail the city, history, sights. Her English is ver fluent, polished by living in the US and Australian for well over a year. If you want a guide who create a custom tour, Lais is the one.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review, Jim and Tina! I had a great time with you too! Keep up with the amazing trips. You are an inspiration :-)
Most interesting both from historical and architectural point of view. Lais is very well informed and is adjusting the tour to your interests.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rob, It was very nice to see you again in Rio! Thank you so much for the review! My best wishes, Lais.
Yuri RocklinUnited States
We had three days with Lais and she was always on time. The tours were well planned and routes were thought out depending on time of day to avoid traffic. English is very good. Lais drives her car herself and is an excellent driver, driving and parking does not prevent her from continuing her narrative She gave us a lot of inside info into everyday life and politics, economics and personal experience. To us this was even more interesting than regular tourist info. An excellent guide.
Ann McPheeUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again :)