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“Neyla is AMAZING”
Review of TourGuide Neyla

TourGuide Neyla
Ranked #24 of 548 Tours in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: TAYLOR-MADE TOUR = Private and customized day tour in Rio city. Accredited tour guide + transportation visiting places of your interest and much more, enchanting your day in Rio.
Reviewed December 27, 2012

Neyla took us on an 8 hour tour through Rio de Janeiro on 12/5/2012. She picked us up at our hotel on Copacabana. She immediately made us feel comfortable. She was so sweet and warm, she makes you feel so welcomed.

Through email, we sort of figured out what we wanted to see and where she would take us. She took us to all the sights that we wanted to see, plus she introduced us to some sights that we did not even know existed and they were AMAZING. She is very professional and obviously a pillar in her community, as she knew someone EVERYWHERE we went. Additionally, Neyla was prepared for the unexpected and had some very helpful supplies for some of the attractions we visited.

Throughout the tour she explained to us the very diverse history of Rio and gave us the sometimes opposing view points; so we felt very well informed about the history of the city. Neyla helped us take some of the most memorable photos of our trip and helped us to make some awesome memories.

If you are in Rio and you want to go on the best tour the city has to offer, I would absolutely old out for Neyla. She has other people that work for her and I am sure that they are excellent, but she is hands down the best tour and resource that Rio tourism has to offer. Not only is she kind, generous, east going and flat out cool, her services are incredibly affordable.

Thank you Neyla for the amazing tour day and making our time in Rio that much better and special. You made our honeymoon completely unforgettable and simply the best time ever.

Happy New Year!

Thank Melissa G
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

The minute you know you are going to Rio de Janeiro, go to TourGuide Neyla and book an all day private tour! We recently took an 18 day cruise ending in Rio. Flights to the USA leave Rio at night so you will have an entire day to enjoy the sights. Our tour guide Olivia was fabulous!! She speaks perfect English and gave us the best tour we have ever had in all of our travels. We also met beautiful and gracious Neyla who welcomed us with open arms. Not only did we have the time of our life seeing the city, I feel we have made two good friends for life!! Thank you again Olivia and Neyla! Sincerely, Mary Jane and Ed Ohms

1  Thank mary o
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

My husband and I spent a lovely day touring Rio with Neyla. We booked our tour based on the reviews we read on Trip Advisor and they are indeed accurate. She is reliable, prompt, gracious, intelligent and most important, a lot of fun. She is very knowledgeable about her city. Her English is excellent and she is easy to understand. We wholeheartedly recommend her.

Thank Feephee
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

We had limited time in Rio, just one day before joining our cruise ship, so we wanted to make the most of our limited time. I researched tour guides in Rio and found TourguideNeyla on Tripadvisor, judging all the excellent reviews, convinced me to contact Neyla and I was not disappointed.

Throughout the whole of the contact/booking experience, all my emails were answered in less than 24 hours, in some cases in a matter of hours. This impressed me as I started the process less than a week before we were due to leave, So no stress just matter of fact contact from Neyla explaining everything that was needed.

Neyla couldn't take the tour as she was already booked, so she introduced us to Olivia, who again was very efficient and timely in all her emails to us. So we made the booking and arranged to meet Olivia at 07.30 at our hotel.

Sure enough at 07.30 Olivia was in the hotel foyer. We introduced ourselves and instantly recognised her as a genuine, warm person. Our judgement was not wrong.

As we were joining our ship on the day of the tour, we needed to be dropped at the port in Rio, Olivia even offered to take our luggage with us, but we explained that the hotel/cruise Co were taking care of the luggage.

The weather was not good in Rio for us, Sugar Loaf mountain and Christ the Redeemer had both been stolen by the clouds, but none the less Olivia remained optimistic and said that we would keep an eye on the weather, so that if there was a break in the clouds, we would head for the nearest of the two locations.

I explained to Olivia that we wanted to see the real Rio not just the touristy places. We had a really interesting tour through large parts of the Old Rio, which she knew well. We also stopped at a typical Brazilian restaurant for lunch, where the locals eat. Food was really good, main of cured beef and a pumpkin and caramel dessert, excellent and not expensive.

Olivia spotted a break in the clouds and true to her word, we set off for Sugar Loaf Mountain. No queuing for tickets, Olivia knew everybody and got our tickets in minutes. So up on the cable car for some brief but spectacular views of Rio.

Later Olivia took us to see the Escadaria Selaron Art at the St Teresa steps in the Lapa neighbourhood. It consists of over 100 m of steps which the artist has decorated with tiles from all over the world. It has taken him over 20 years and he still works on it. Well worth a visit.

So after e very interesting and full day, Olivia took us to the port to join our cruise ship. By the end of our tour Olivia was more like a family member than a tour guide. She was an excellent guide, with her own car. Concious of what we wanted to get out of the day and she came up trumps.

I have no hesitation in recommending TourGuideNeyla. You will not be disapointed and if Olivia is your guide that will be an added bonus.

Thank you Olivia for a great day in Rio.

2  Thank Eddann_12
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

Rio can be a difficult city to get around in for a tourist which is why we scheduled the day long tour with Neyla. It was the best decision we made. We couldn't have navigated through the city to see Christ the Redeemer, Tijuca Forest, Sugar Loaf, Sambadrome and more on our own. The best part was not only did we see the major Rio attractions, but we drove throughout the city taking in all of the sites, buildings and culture that are worth seeing to truly experience Rio.

We actually scheduled our tour for a Tuesday with Neyla. However, it was raining that day, so when Neyla came to pick us up, we decided to reschedule our tour for the next day. Unfortunately, Neyla was already booked for a tour the next day, but she set us up with one of the members of her team who was a fabulous tour guide. Regardless of the rain, Neyla decided to give us a "mini-tour" of Copacabana and Ipanema for 30 minutes so we could get our bearings and also see the farmer's market (my wife and I were on our honeymoon, so Neyla said it was her gift to us).

In short, we had a blast with Neyla and her team. We couldn't have experienced Rio like we did without their help. We would definitely recommend to anyone.

Thank JONPtx
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