Marcio was very nice and responded promptly to my emails however the tour failed to be more than a drive thru Rio. I had a list of things I wanted to see in Rio which Marcio agreed on prior to our tour. He failed to deliver on Taunay falls and Sugar Loaf Mountain, mainly because he didn't want to wait in line. Instead he drives you thru the city pointing out various landmarks. At one point he stopped the car downtown and told us to get out an take pictures while he waited near the car. He couldn't be bothered to park. He is not a "real" tour guide. One because he fails to display the proper licence plate of a guide, and coaches you thru an elaborate story if the police should pull you over. Second, because there is no commentary, he doesn't have any knowledge of history or the story of Rio, a few facts here and there but much of the time is spent with small talk or silence. If you value a rich commentary of what you're seeing and the history of Rio or Brazil, he's not your guy.The highlight of the tour was Christ the Redeemer which we toured first thing in the morning to avoid the lines. Marcio hates lines and will avoid anything that might require waiting, hence the reason we missed Sugar Loaf. Sadly he parked at the mall which is a 30min walk from sugar loaf mountain,we made the walk back and fourth, he strongly discouraged us from going, saying he would take us the next day. It was only when we were back in the car that he told us we would have to go on our own by taxi. The tour was over by 3, not worth the $250. Overall, he is a nice man trying to make a living but he doesn't have the knowledge of a tour guide and failed to prepare for the tour by buying tickets ahead of time or planning the tour out so that we weren't driving aimlessly thru the city. Save your money.