I love to share with others my love for the city. My hobby is to discover the best places in the city in order to offer them during the tours. I'm certified by Embratur as a tour guide in Brazil. I worked for IBM as a bilingual secretary while attending my university degree in Portuguese and English Literature. Now I'm a retired teacher and the owner of an Art Gallery in Rio. I worked for São Paulo and Pernambuco Government in tourism, where I undertook a post-graduate course in Tourism Planning and Management. Since then I've been offering private tours for foreign people in a very natural and delightful way. I usually drive my own car for a maximum of 3 people (comfortably) or 4 (if not a big size person) and let the beauty of the city leads us through your wishes. For a larger group we explore Rio with a driver + van service. I'm constantly updated with the recent events and attractions to make your stay an amazing experience!
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Note : Most of my customers' reviews are 5 STARS and I'm very happy with their recognition! See one of them below:
TRAVELER PUBLIC COMMENT: We have used Tours by locals before and knew we would have a great time. Ana was amazing. She looked after us so well. Considering I had been ill she took even more care of us. She made sure that our visit to Rio was awesome. We had a wonderful time in Rio and due to Ana's knowledge of Rio we will definitely be going back to Rio. We saw everything that we were promised and waited very little time to see the amazing sights, Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Thank you again Ana for a fabulous day
A Recent Review of this guide
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.
Certified by Embratur as a tour guide in Brazil and South America
Licensed for teaching English / Portuguese Languages and Literatures by State University of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Post graduation in Tourism Managment and Planning by Federal University of Pernambuco - Brazil