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“Felt Short-changed”
Review of Lisa Rio Tours

Lisa Rio Tours
Ranked #119 of 488 Tours in Rio de Janeiro
Type: City Tours, Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Lisa Rio Tours is a specialist in cultural and private tours, which can be planned individually for our customers.One of our highlights are our "Historical Walking Tours" in small groups.Our main focus is providing an exceptional travel experience for our customers and a particularly close contact to land, people, culture and history.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
Reviewed June 25, 2013

In Feb., we had a tour by Lisa Rio Tours pre-arranged, but she herself was not present at the last minute. She set us up with someone else whom she said would be fluent in English and terrific. The replacement she sent had limited English understanding, slept in the car while we toured and didn't stick to the tour agenda that we requested. His random approach to touring was worrisome and left us distracted from fully enjoying the sites of Rio. We cut the tour short. This was very disappointing and a poor business decision. What Lisa gave us was a make-do substitute tour because something else came up for her. We felt short-changed as from the reviews, we expected a professional and proficient tour. The best part was that the driver was great and so pleasant.

Thank Jerry07Edmonton
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

If you ever want a wonderful historical experience of the new world (Brasil), I highly recommend Lisa's Afro-Brazilian tour. She not only takes you to the important historical sites to the founding of Rio, she gives you the back story of the political situation of the time. In addition, she interweaves the important Afro-Brazilians and the people who help make Brasil the great nation of today. You learn about the political history, music and the future development of the city. Thank you Lisa for a great tour.

Thank Will R
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

Thanks to Lisa for the express tour starting from Copacabana to Corcovado, Selarón Stairs Lapa, Cathedral and Sugar Loaf (at sunset! and a rising red moon) on Feb 26th. And Lisa added historic and contemporary info as the minibus was carrying us between each of these four locations. Efficient, good spirit and without any stress at all. All in all a great experience during my short business trip to Rio (coming from a person, myself to be exact, who normally avoid guided tours...). Stein Erik

Thank Stein Erik B
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

used plenty of tour guides all over the world. Lisa knows where to go, the pictures to take, and how to get things done. happy to recommend

Thank westlinn
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

I would highly recommend Lisa`s walking tours of colonial Rio, Santa Teresa and favella .Lisa is well informed,flexible and fun guide. The tour was well paced, we learned alot and enjoyed our introduction to the spectacular city of Rio.

Muito obrigada,
Cathy & Fraser

Thank fraser m
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monalisa2703, Proprietário at Lisa Rio Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2017

Dear Cathy & Fraser,
I always have fun doing the tours. Mainly walking in the center. Probably it is getting my second home.
Thanks for your great recommendation.
Lisa

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