j. carlos desales Private tour guide in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

j. carlos desales

Guide profile:

Hello,

My name is Carlos, a native of Rio and citizen of United States. Currently I spend most part of the year in Brazil working as a private tour guide and tour operator in many different areas of the country and the remaining time I spend in the States networking, improving my professional skills and spending time with my family and friends. In San Francisco, I attended San Francisco State University and majored in Film Production and I worked in the field for awhile.

In 2003, I had the chance of spending three months working between Cuba and Puerto Rico improving my Spanish which I learned by traveling to Mexico several times.

Besides loving what I do, my success as a tour guide/tour operator has been possible because I have diversified my tours as much as possible, from spirituals, ethnic, gays & lesbians, social, adventure just to name a few.

In 2004, after ten years working as a health worker I left my job and decided to have a career that could allow me to live and work in both countries. So, I went back to school and learned how to become an international tour guide and tour operator. As a tours guide I work hard to serve the best way possible individuals, families, groups, and organizations interested in Brazilian history, culture and events.

In the 21st Century travelers appreciate destinations which can provide reward and meaningful experiences and Brazil for sure is one of those places.

My tours are carefully designed to meet our client's specifications, special interest, time frame, number of participants and preferred mode of transportation within Rio de Janeiro or other parts of Brazil. The tours led by me are tailored to care for the needs, safety and satisfaction of our travelers who are seeking to explore and understand the diversity and richness of Brazilian culture.

My familiarity with my homeland ensures my ability to provide safety and good price for tour packages that will take you to places that are not offered by the majority of tour guides or travel agencies.

Furthermore, being blessed by having dual citizenship and given the privileged or not only having a great understanding of the languages spoken in both countries but I also have a very good understanding of both cultures.

I do hope to see you in Brazil very soon to have a experience of a lifetime.

Sincerely,

Carlos.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Don A.

My wife and I enjoyed the experience. Carlos was very informative on Brazil history and culture. We were able to view Rio De Janeiro in an up close and personal way as we walked and rode thru the downtown area, and got to tour some awesome churches. All the venues we visited made for an outstanding tour. He knows the city and the country of Brazil very well. I highly recommend Carlos.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

One of the appeals to traveling in Brazil is the rich diversity and heritage pervasive in the relatively young country. This tour will cover a series of cultural sites intended to explore the city's former unfortunate role as the world's largest African slave market in the Nineteenth Century.

This tour will give you a sense of the African Brazilian culture through history, carnival, music, food and religion.

Other sites along the Historical Circuit of African Heritage include the location where salt was unloaded from boats by slaves (Pedra do Sal), as well as warehouses and the Pretos Novos Institute showing further archaeological remains.

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Afro-Heritage Expereince in Rio 6/10/16 Price Per Group 250.00 USD
Armstrong's Day in Rio - 4/17/2107 Price Per Group 350.00 USD
Around Rio and it's Best in Eight Hours Price Per Person 25.00 USD
BETTY'S GROUP Price Per Group 3850.00 USD
Black Brazilian History Price Per Person 25.00 USD
Christmas in Rio 2016 Price Per Group 700.00 USD
Cisco's Day in Rio 12/12/15 Price Per Group 370.00 USD
Customized Tour for Anne Cross #1 Price Per Group 180.00 USD
Customized Tour for Anne Cross #2 Price Per Group 180.00 USD
Favela Tour Price Per Person 25.00 USD
GAVIN HELLIER's TRIP TO RIO Price Per Person 576.00 USD
Irina's transfer and tours in RIo de Janeiro. Price Per Group 1150.00 USD
Rio by Night Dance to live Black Brazilian Rythems Price Per Person 25.00 USD
The Boa Morte Festival Salvador August 6-17 2016 Price Per Group 1750.00 USD
Tour Black Brazilian History and the Best of Rio Price Per Person 25.00 USD
Tour Candomble Ceremony Price Per Group 25.00 USD
Tour Carnival 2015 Watch or Be Part of the Parade Price Per Person 25.00 USD
Tour Rio Gay Nightlife Price Per Person 25.00 USD
Tour Soccer Match at MaracanĂ£ Stadium Price Per Person 30.00 USD
Tour The Best of Rio: Christ and Sugar Loaf Price Per Person 25.00 USD
Tour The Seventh Modern Wonder of the World Price Per Group 25.00 USD
TRANSFER - AFRICAN HERITAGE TOUR - RIO BY NIGHT Price Per Group 690.00 USD
VISITNG RIO APRIL 30TH TO MAY 8TH Price Per Group 785.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

RIO DE JANEIRO sightseeing tours

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Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Don A. 17 Apr 2017

My wife and I enjoyed the experience. Carlos was very informative on Brazil history and culture. We were able to view Rio De Janeiro in an up close and personal way as we walked and rode thru the downtown area, and got to tour some awesome churches. All the venues we visited made for an outstanding tour. He knows the city and the country of Brazil very well. I highly recommend Carlos.

5 stars Betty R. 26 Nov 2015

Carlos updated me on all my questions before my arrival in Rio. I was comfortable knowing I was in safe hands. He proved a very experience guide, always on time and made sure we were all on time . He showed us some hidden spots in Rio, recommended great restaurants and suggested other tours like Samba clubs . With his travel and living experience in the USA he understood our needs. He speaks fluent English and was patient with the group. I recommend him highly

Tour Guide Comment: Dear Betty, thank you very much for your kind words, it was a pleasure assisting you, best wishes, Calros

5 stars Anne C. 17 Feb 2015

Carlos and his driver arrived promptly. Took us directly to Sugar Loaf Mountain and because we were elderly took us to the front of the queue. We then had a tour of the area. Nice man, good English spoken. Always replied promptly to my emails. Tall and strong looking which was reassuring to us,

Tour Guide Comment: Sorry for taking so long to thank you for the pleasure of assisting you while visiting my hometown, wishing a great holiday season!

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