Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Spectacular!!! This show is filled with amazing dance performances that cover the entire history of the Brazilian Samba dance culture. The proud-captivating performance of the Gaucho dancer is amazing and worth seeing. Great seating, right by the stage. Also, there is a very warm stage presence by the performers and host; particularly with someone like me who likes to take a lot of pictures!!! Even under the constant flash of my camera, the performers remained very gracious. I loved it!
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Gray Line Tours (the agency responsible for this tour in Rio) showed that they are a very competent and reliable during my visit! To begin my tour, I mistakenly went to the wrong pick-up location. But not to worry! In the mornings, there are usually several tours, from various tour groups, commencing their activities. And in my case, I also went to the wrong tour bus. I was greeted by a tour guide, who then called the Gray Line tour agency to tell them that I was on-board, and that they would drop me off at the tour group's starting point.
This was great! Even with my “bone-head” mistake, they were still able to correct my mistake with great inter-agency communication and professionalism that made the very chaotic portion of the tour--picking up all the tour passengers—a very comforting and painless experience.
Oh, and the tour......when they say "all day", trust that they mean ALL DAY! They should put, “tour 9am – until”. The tour guides do the best job they can to try to keep us on a time schedule.....but hey, we're tourists!!! It's like trying to keep bunch of kids focused when their are so many distractions! What's more, everyone wants to take the same picture!!; the Christ Redeemer, wow! Everyone wanted this picture!...and they got it!
Overall, it was a great tour, just prepare yourself to have the necessary energy to endure an entire day!
Lastly, I want to take a moment to acknowledge the magnificent job that our tour guide did. It is, particularly, fascinating to me when I encounter a person that can speak many languages fluently, but to also have the charismatic personality to match, amazing!
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