April, 2011

Dear Lais,

We have listened to your CD several times and greatly appreciate it.  The music reminds me very much of our time in Rio with you, and your choices  of music are inspired.  We loved every minute of touring the city, the gardens, and Petropolis with you.  You are a tremendous guide, and through the places you showed us as well as our conversations I felt we learned a great deal about your city.  Any one we know that is going to Rio we will be sure to give them your information.

Our best wishes and gratitude,

Ann Phillips
USA

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March, 2011

Our tour guide Lais could not have been better. Will recommend to others. Lais customized sights to our liking. Rio was our favorite stop. Loved it.

William Garvey
USA

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March, 2011

Lais very knowledgeable, fun, energetic, excellent english. Thanx Lais.

Gail and Derek Burns
South Africa

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March, 2011

We could have not had a better guide in every respect - local knowledge, funny, made you feel relaxed, good with her group, completely in control. Thanks Lais.

John and Ada Dixon
Australia

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March, 2011

Fantastic tour guide, couldn´t ask for more professional or friendlier. Very polite and efficient.

Dean Corbett
Australia

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March, 2011

We were delighted with the organization and information of the tour thanks to such a great tour guide.

Saunders
Australia

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February, 2011

Hi Lais,

This is to say a very big thank you to you for giving us such hospatility as we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in Rio.

I am certainly looking forward to coming to Rio again soon and hopefully everything remains as beautiful as it was then.

I look forward to your reply and hopefully you could also visit us in South Africa soon.

Nanda Naidoo
South Africa

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February, 2011

The tour was wonderful. Also our guide Lais. Rio is a wonderful city and I will recommend it.

Janetzki
Australia

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February, 2011

Lais is highly professional providing friendly and efficient services. Her knowledge and presentation of information was comprehensive and interesting. Lais´ experience with Australia + Australian tourists was invaluable. We appreciated her sense of humour and the suggestions she made for our time in Rio. Thank you.

Antony + Karen Appel
Australia

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February, 2011

Lais was very knowledgeable, considerate and interesting. Her knowledge of Rio / Brazilian history / culture is exceptional and made all the difference when it comes to creating an interesting and outstanding day trip. Thanx.

Melinda Knight
Australia

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January, 2011

Very informed guide. Always prompt which made trip much less stressful.

Jennifer Reynolds
USA

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January, 2011

Lais was outstanding, the best guide we have ever had. Nothing was too much trouble + she was so enthusiastic. Also her english was perfect.

Nick Carter
New Zealand

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January, 2011

Lais is the best guide in South America. Warm, friendly, punctual, polite, fun, intelligent, interesting and informative. She is invaluable and we will definitely recommend her to all our family and friends. Thank you for a perfect time in Rio. We loved it! Will be back soon!

Troy and Soraya Thornton
Australia

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January, 2011

Lais is an excellent guide. Good information and advice. We have enjoyed Rio very much. Thank you Lais.

Margaret Heywood
New Zealand

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January, 2011

Very informative and enjoyable stay in Brazil, will bring my friends in 2014. The tour guide was exceptional in knowledge and humour.

Chris Shabangu
South Africa

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December, 2010

Transfer In/Out - EXCELLENT!  This was the best of ALL in Rio!  Our tour guide, Lais, did a fabulous job by introducing us to Rio and giving an overview of the city and available tour options while in Rio.  We fell in love with Rio thanks to Lais' most heartfelt greeting, her spending some time with us and giving us some tips on how locals spend their time and what they do/where they go.  She told us about the Christmas Tree Lightening show on the laguna, and we went there and had the best time mingling with locals and enjoying the show.

Dear Lais!

We are back and already miss our South American vacation!  We enjoyed the entire trip and loved all places BUT our heart is now in Rio.  Thought you would like to know this.  You did the best job making us fall in love with your favorite city which we did and now can't wait to go back.

Please know that we are thinking about you a lot and are very grateful for what you did for us in Rio.   It was such pleasure meeting you!


Marina Marmut
USA

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December, 2010

Excellent punctuality, highly knowledgeable, attentive, courteous and efficient. The spontaneous tour to Sugar Loaf plus lunch was the high point of our visit. It was truly a wonderful afternoon. Now we want to return to Rio, plus see more of Brazil. I would definitely like to return! I appreciate your hospitality!

Grady Stone
USA

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December, 2010

Friendly service, very helpful and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend to friends.

Lorraine Forrester
Australia

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December, 2010

Excellent service. We were lucky and had beautiful stay in Rio. Many thanks.

Pierre Snyder
Canada

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December, 2010

Excellent tour guide who spoke perfect english + very knowledgeale . Very much appreciated the guide´s effort + offers for us to contact her + specially the fact that she contacted us during our stay to say hello + inform us of activities of interest.

Veneet Sood
Scotland

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November, 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - Lais was wonderful - professional and very friendly.

Barbara Kellos
Australia

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November, 2010

Laís was extremely helpfull both on arrival and at the airport. We had a visa problem which she sorted expediticiously. We are most gratefull.

Christine Groves
Australia

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November, 2010

Couldn´t have managed without Laís - she was a gem.

Tormey
Australia

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November, 2010

Laís was specially competent as a tour guide because she knows the history so well, speaks english extremely well and clearly loves her job.

Linda Wilson
USA

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November, 2010

She knows the history of Rio de Janeiro abk made excellent comments. I learned a great deal. Her english is very, very good.

Sonia Encinas
USA

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October, 2010

Our guide Lais who is a wonderful and qualify guider to lead our 43 group members has 2 days pleasure at the best and beautiful city of Rio. We love her much.

Cheng Yang Hsu
Taiwan

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October, 2010

Lais is wonderful guide.

Amy Chang
Taiwan

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October, 2010

Always smile, kindness and patient.

Edwin Lin
Taiwan

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October, 2010

Lais was extremely helpfull. We would have had great difficulties. Greet out her for our award journey.

B. & B. Hallett
Australia

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October, 2010

Excellent tour guide. I enjoyed tour very much.

Lixing Lao
U.S.A.

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October, 2010

Above average service from your guide "Lais". Lais was by the hospital with me for 6hrs as an interpreter. Thank you.

Geoffrey McIntyre
Australia

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October, 2010

Servicio de traslado fue muy puntual y bueno tanto a la llegada como a la salida! Gracias y lo esperamos en Venezuela

Maria Palacios
Venezuela

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September, 2010

I feel that Lais is the best possible person. She was excellent with all her help and treated me very kindly. You are very lucky to have her.

Elaine McDonald
Canada

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September, 2010

Thank you for a pleasant stay in Rio. The tour guide is really passionable and excellent. We will definitely come back in 2014.

Othaniel M.
South Africa

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September, 2010

Lais is excellent! WORLD CLASS.

Chris David
South Africa

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August, 2010

Lais was very friendly, warm and went beyond our expectations.

Walcott / Mitchell
Australia

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August, 2010

We have had an excellent introduction to Rio. Nothing was too much trouble. We will recommend Lais to others in Australia. She is an asset to your company.

Dr. & Mrs. Lobban
Australia

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August, 2010

Lais was very helpful, knowlegeable, prompt - drives well and deserves a pay rise - a good employee and a credit to your country.

Cassandra Newman
Australia

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July, 2010

Both in B.A. & Rio the quality of the service excellent - specially my guide in Rio - very helpful and a good achievement for your company - I would highly recommend.

Patrick O´Shea
Australia

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July, 2010

Excellent private tour and nice door to door service to the airport. She made sure we were in the right line.

Mark Jacobsen
U.S.A.

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July, 2010

Fantastic service from Lais. Very good insights about sightseeing. She is a great Ambassador for Brazil.

Nina Hugo & Rochelle Roman
South Africa

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July, 2010

Local guide (Lais) was fantastic, excellent knowledge and wonderful manner.

Genevieve Smith & Debi Barnes
Sidney, Australia

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May, 2010

Dear Lais,
I did not have the chance to say thank you and good bye since I was stuck in the ship’s handover in Rio.
Therefore I would like to do so right now. We all very much enjoyed you showing showing us around Rio de Janeiro and we most appreciated your knowledge as well as your dedication and your personality.
I will make sure that everybody who goes to visit Rio will know about you and your business.
Please make sure to let me know whenever travel should take you to Germany and especially to Berlin. I will then try to be your guide.
 
Once again, thank you very much!
 
Ralf Mühle - Skipper Walross 4
Berlin, Germany

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May, 2010

Lais Tammela,

 

My family and I would like to express our thanks to you for being such a gracious and charming guide for us during our stay in Rio de Janeiro.

From the moment you met us when we arrived at the airport on Thursday 13th May until our departure on Thursday 20th May you were a marvellous source of advice and information.  We especially appreciated the private tour you gave us on Wednesday 19th May.

Thanking you again and here is hoping we will visit Rio sometime in the near future.

All our best regards,

 

Mr and Mrs John Flood,

Daughters, Ronelle, Roxanne and Candice,

Grandchildren, Jordan and Jada.

 

P.S.  If you ever come to Cape Town, please feel free to contact us.

 

Lais,

Here is a copy of the e-mail I sent to my Travel Agent, Ms Tanya Behrmann.  I would recommend you to anyone visiting your beautiful city Rio de Janeiro.

John J. Flood

 

My Dearest Tanya,

Ellen and I, our three daughters and two grandchildren had a lovely holiday in Rio.  We should have stayed for two weeks.  The weather was perfect with temperatures varying from 28 to 26C during the day, falling to around 20C at night.                                                                   

The hotel was ideally situated on the beachfront of the Copacabana.  All of us had a great time, but, I repeat, I should have booked for two weeks at least.  We enjoyed all our tours and visits to night-clubs and restaurants.  Rio is definitely a vibrant and exciting place to visit.

Ellen and I will probably go back again in a few years as it does have many good memories for us.

 One point that I must raise with you is that this time we had an excellent tour guide.  Her name was Lais Tammela.  She met us at the airport when we arrived and she took us back to the airport when we left.  She was also a great constant source of information on where to go and when to go there.  My wife and daughters were very happy with her.  I would like to point out that the other tour guides on our previous visits were good, but this lady was exceptional.  She is obviously very proud of her city Rio de Janeiro and her enthusiasm was infectious.

You can pick her up on "www.guideinrio.net"  She was a charming and gracious host at all times and I would recommend any other traveller to Rio to contact her.  She has lived in Brisbane, Australia and Dallas, Texas.  She has a good command of the English language.

 

Mr and Mrs John Flood,

Daughters, Ronelle, Roxanne and Candice,

Grandchildren, Jordan and Jada.

Cape Town, South Africa

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March, 2010

If (when) I come back to Rio - I would definitely want Lais as my guide - and I plan to be back!

Joan Carlson
Minessota, USA

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March, 2010

Lais was very organised & well versed in the history and culture of Rio. A very pleasant and happy lady. We had a wonderful day.

Helen & Allan Smythe
Perth, Australia

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February, 2010

She was outstanding in service - knowledge - English - awsome!! Thank you so much! We want to do business with you!

Melodye & Billy Martinelli
Houston / U.S.A.

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February, 2010

Our half day tour with Lais was excellent.  She picked us up on time and spoke fantastic english.  She told us so much and answered all our questions - we learned a lot.  All in all, a great day of sightseeing with a knowledgeable and friendly guide.

Bret Coombs & Helen Carter
U.K.

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February, 2010

Very professional and pleasant. Friendly and helpful. Best service ever!

Ellis Theofista & Ian Ludik
Johanessburg, South Africa

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February, 2010

Lais was more than we expected - she provides an excellent informative service and nothing is too much for her. We love Rio - we love Lais. Lais - All the best for a happy, healthy, successful future.

Agostino & Catherine Capogreco
Australia

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January, 2010

Lais is the most excellent of all guides I have had while in South America. I will recommend Adventure World do Brasil to all my friends that travel to Brasil! Thank you.

Ann Smith
Chicago, U.S.

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January, 2010

Hello Lais,
We have just arrived back in the UK today, what a lovely surprise to
receive your email - thank you so much for making our stay in Rio so
memorable we really believe you made our stay there. We enjoyed Buzios
but found it expensive - now it is back to reality!! Will pass your name
on to anyone we know about to visit your city. Please do come and see us
if you ever manage to come to England.
Kind regards,

Judith and John
UK

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January, 2010

Good Morning Lais.

As promised, I make contact with you to firstly again say what a delight it was for Mark and I to have you as a personal guide in Rio.
You certainly made our brief stay in Brazil quite memorable. You have a great personality and top guide!

Ray Yerbury
Brisbane, Australia

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December 2009

Lais, I thoroughly enjoyed your company. It makes a big difference when someone can speak to you in your own language well. For one thing, it's much easier to make jokes!
If I did not have pre-arranged group tours and also had my time over again, I definitely would have arranged some personal tour/s with you. Sorry this didn't happen, I know I would have enjoyed the experience.

Peter Beck
Melbourne, Australia

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November, 2009

Everything and Lais´s attention was first class. Obrigado.

Tim Nicholl
New Zealand

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November, 2009

Os meus parabéns. Têm uma excelente guia, com muita simpatia e conhecimento. Resumindo: uma excelente profissional e amiga.

Família Beatriz
Lisboa, Portugal

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October, 2009

Lais was great. Very knowledgeable about Rio and very friendly – a pleasure to have her take us around.

Karen and David Buchanan
Melbourne, Australia
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October, 2009

Lais did a great job. Give her a very high recommendation. She was even sunny when she picked us up at 1:30am. Thanks.

Susan and Lewis Cook
California, USA

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October, 2009

“Brilhant”. Best guide, best experience.

Andy Claudatos and Thomas Masterson
New Zealand
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October, 2009

Lais is excellent! Great representative for your company (working for Adventure World do Brasil) and Rio de Janeiro.

Rodney and Theresa Shepherd
New Zealand
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September, 2009

We will recommend to our NZ travel agent to request Lais as a local guide for any other tourist.

Christopher and Heather Keall
New Zealand

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September, 2009

Lais was excellent: warm, informative, helpful. We will recommend. She is the best!

John Kuett and Line Gauthier
California, USA
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July, 2009

Dear Lais

We are writing this letter to thank you for looking after us so well on our recent visit to Rio. My wife Summer & I were on our honeymoon and only had a short time in your bustling city so wanted to ensure we had a memorable time, saw the city in comfort and had a unique experience. Our Hotel (The Orla Copacobana) recommended you and from the beginning it was obvious why. You rang us to establish our requirements and then tailored the trip to suit. You were happy to be flexible and  postponed the site seeing when the weather closed in. We were glad we had postponed when we awoke to a fine day the next day. It was great to have you waiting for us in the lobby and to be able to take our luggage with us. The car was modern and comfortable and we felt from the start we were in safe & professional hands.

The day was hectic due to our time constraints but you went out of your way to ensure we saw everything we wanted, in fact you went above and beyond! Your knowledge was comprehensive and your English impeccable, with many of the insights you were able to share with us quite unique, all of which contributed to us coming away feeling we had had a truly unique Rio experience, especially when you took us to the little cafe on the hill and sat with us while we waited for the bus, that one on one experience with you was  one of the highlights of our honeymoon.

So once again Lais we would like to thank you for making our stay in Rio so memorable, please feel free to use this email as a testimonial from 2 very happy clients of your fantastic guiding service, we wish you well for the future and will be sure to employ you again when we return to Rio and will recommend our friends do the same

All the very best from Reece & Summer Jensen
Auckland, New Zealand

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March, 2009

Dear Lais,

Thank you for a wonderful experience in Rio de Janeiro!  

I enjoyed every minute of the time we spent together.  Your knowledge of the area and choice of activities made all the difference.  You are a terrific tour guide!!!  Not only do you know the highlights of Rio, you are easy to be with and a heck of a lot of FUN!

By the way, hand gliding off the cliffs of Rio is by far one my favorite events ever!  What a thrill!!!

Warmly,

Mary Butler
BreakThru Coaching & Consulting
Grass Valley, CA, USA