Gávea/ Lagoa/ Ipanema/ Leblon | photo © Helo Maes

Please, tell us how was your experience in Rio with Hello Rio Agency.


I couldn't think of Rio or even Brazil without you. I was even talking about you this very day to someone from Paraguay!
I have thought of you often since returning to England.
My very best wishes
Honor Williams | England

When I went to visit Rio in 2007, Helo was my own personal tour guide. Not only was she incredibly knowledgeable of the entire city and all of its subdistricts, but she was the most welcoming and friendly guide I have ever had. She went out of her way to make us feel comfortable, which can be difficult in a place where you donít speak the language and have few friends. She took me and my traveling companion to famous sites around the city, to trendy niches hidden within Rio and even welcomed us into her own home. Without her, my trip would not have been as great as it was. Thank you Helo!
Ashlin Kanawaty | Canada

To Whom It May Concern

I hereby certify that Ms. Heloisa Maes worked for our group as a fulltime Guide during the last Carnival Rio 2011.
During this period Ms. Heloisa Maes supported all kinds of our aims to see and taste as much as possible from Brazil and especially Rio during our visit. Ms. Maes participated in the sightseeing tours and increased largely our groupís knowledge of the local culture included Carnival Rio by a very sophisticated way.

Based on her excellent professional skills Ms. Maes was responsible for some demanding items as all transports on tight schedule, the sights of Rio, the history of Rio, the present-day of Rio and Carnival Rio 2011.
Ms. Maes demonstrated the highest level of professional commitment and skill her work with my colleagues and other group members. She supervised our group during her stay and she was always well prepared to the discussions with the participants.
During her quidance she possessed a much more than adequate knowledge of tourism in Rio and Carnival Rio especially. Her warm and lively appearance endeared her to our group. Her approach and adaptability to this type of work were both first class, and she integrated well, becoming a very useful guide of our group.
A keen, willing, very talented and skilful quide, I can see no reason whatever, why her ambitions should not be fulfilled with tourism.
Besides her guide abilities, Heloisa has some other good qualities; she is honest and straight forward, eager to help others, determined and self-motivated and she has also strong attitude taking great responsibility for her work. I am confident that she would be an asset to have for any tourist enterprise.
I wish her all the best in her future endeavours.
Seppo Jounela | Finland

Dear Heloisa, Thanks for all the help on the trip. I had a great time and you made the trip more enjoyable.
Warm Texas Regards,
Chris G | USA, Texas

To Heloisa - Our very special guide
We are so happy to have had you as our guide in Rio. It was a perfect tour and we saw everthying we wanted to see and more as well. The only disappointment was that our time with you was too short. Perhaps the next time you can show us the Samba clubs and the Bosanova bars. Good luck and Many many thanks
Chris and Diane | Scotland

Dear Heloisa, Please find attached some of the pictures from the excursions where you guided us in Rio. We enjoyed it very much. Thanks again! Best regards from Carry and myself.
Luuc Posthumus | Poland