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Miss T A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

The tour guide Daniel was fluent in english and very knowledgeable. It was a great way to see Rio travelling on local transport and walking through the city. You get to see so much of the Santa Teresa neighbourhood and we were fortunate that the tram was operating so we got to go on that. The favela tour was a unique and eye opening experience with plenty of info and opportunities for photos. Would highly recommend this tour to other people. Such a jam packed day and well worth it.

Stephanie L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

Had an amazing experience learning about the Rio culture. Daniel was a great guide!

Jennifer M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

Great guide, made sure that the tour suited us. Thank you

Valerie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Appreciated our guide, Daniel. Vey good!!

dennis w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Daniel was the best. He brought us to many fabulous sights. This nice young man was a credit to your company. Rio was a fantastic place to visit.

james g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

An absolutely amazing experience.Thanks to our guide Alex who is so friendly and knowledgeable.The visit to St Teresa and the St Marta Favela is a memory of a lifetime.And lunchtime was exceptionally tasty in a typical local restaurant.Highly Recommendable.Thanks from Malta.

Cameron V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Very good tour. Knowledgeable tour guide, very enjoyable. However it is a lot of walking, may not be suitable for people who don't like a lot of walking.

Jehan R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Great tour all around Rio to get to main tourist attractions and learn about the culture.
Highly recommend!

Andrew M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Excellent tour - comfortable transportation, and Alex was a great tour guide - very knowledgeable about the history of Brazil and had a great, good-natured sense of humor - especially when talking about football with a couple of German tourists! The Favela was a real highlight!

Peta L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

This really was a great way to experience more than just the tourist traps of Rio. Daniel was fantastic - passionate about his city and guiding. It was a bonus that along the way we met many people who knew Daniel personally which really added to the authenticity - I felt like a local rather than a tourist. Getting around via public transport built my confidence to do it on my own for the rest of the week. It was great to visit Santa Teresa although this was the first stop of the day and everything was closed.

Boarder

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Not just a walk by The Favelas, but actually walking into them. A real interesting place. Had great weather in August.

Marie-Anne G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Very interesting

Sunil S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Very good,must see

Yes J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

LOVED LOVED LOVED this Tour. You definitely feel like a local during this tour. you get the real deal of the real RIO. Our Tour guide Ivan is the best! he was very detailed and patient with us. this is definitely a MUST DO!!!!! be prepared to do alot of walking but it is totally worth it. i learned so much.

Thank you so much IVAN!!!!!

Jess

MAN FUNG K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

It's a informative tour and we got a pretty cool sunset at Chist the Redeemer.

Cecilia G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

It was a fantastic tour! We were a small group of 4 people, so it was perfect to get around the city. No need to wait for 20 more people to go to the bathroom or pay at the souvenir shop...it was frustration-free, compared to regular tours! It actually felt more like we were a group of friends visiting the city the way locals do by bus, subway and on foot, rather than a big group of tourists moving around in a tainted window bus.
Our guide, Daniel, was wonderful! He knows everything about the city, the spirit and way of life of Carioca and is a good story-teller with a perfect English and French.
The time spent at each location was well-balanced, we got to get a good feel of each neighborhood.
As regards the amount of walking, it's not too much, although we use public transportation. Someone in our group was wearing flip flops and he managed pretty well. But it'll be more comfortable in walking shoes especially if the lift in Santa Marta is under maintenance and you have to go up on foot!.
Loved it!

Paul P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

WOW
great tour
great guide
worth every single penny spent
I would recommend this to everyone

Anja F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Fantastic tour! Enjoyed every bit if it. A little bit on the pricey side but it's well worth it for the great insight you get into life in Rio. Loved the fact that public transport is used and got so many good tips from our guide Daniel. Highlight of our trip!

Stuart S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Ivan the guide was amazing! He was full of local information and made the whole tour exceptional! Well done to him and the tour company....make sure you wear good shoes....I wore flip flops and my feet were very sore by the end of the day....my own fault!

Haagse Harry. Nederland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

This tour bring you to the real Rio..

mom1clw United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

Although the duration of this tour was long (9am-6pm), it was comprehensive and educational. We never felt rushed, even stopping for water every chance we had on a 100 degree F, 90% humidity day. Lots and lots of steps and uneven streets on this tour. Alex and Evan were great!

Randall T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

Excellent tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable. He was also able to get us through the long line ups at Christ the Redeemer and had us back at a reasonable time.

Mark B USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

We really enjoyed this tour. Daniel went above and beyond his duties to make sure we had a great time. I would highly recommend this tour as you get to really see the favela as well as a closer look at the city.

Sachia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Daniel was great!!!! He was very attentive to the details and passionate about Brasil, it's history and culture. Had a great time, well worth it.

Gilberto L USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Amazing!!!!!!!! Favela is crazy cool!!

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