I had been worried about how my daughter and I would safely and efficiently see all the sights I wanted to see in Rio at the end of a 10-day tour which only included a visit to Corcovado in Rio. From the moment I first contacted Neyla, my worries ended and I started sleeping nights again! Since our hotel was just a block from Copacabana Beach, Neyla suggested we spend the Sunday on Copacabana and Ipanema beaches (assuring us we would be safe) and we did have a fantastic time on our own. On Monday and Tuesday, Neyla immediately became an old friend who was showing us her city. We easily went from place to place with little time spent waiting in line. Here are some highlights: We took a leisurely stroll through the Botanical Gardens where Neyla shared a wealth of information about the plant life. She even recognized a toucan's call and spotted it high in the trees--we got a great picture of it! We loved the lunch buffet charged by the kilo in Niteroi. We arrived before the noon rush and were able to photograph full pans of food! We could take little bits of lots of things...the desserts were especially amazing! My daughter wanted a bikini from Rio with a bottom a little more substantial than the typical one sold there, and Neyla knew just the place. She dropped us off at the mall where the shop was located at the end of our first day. Neyla knew the best places to take photos of all the attractions, and she took wonderful photos of my daughter and I which we could never have had on our own. It was expensive to have a private guide, but Neyla was fantastic and well worth the money!