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Jolantataverner

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Really enjoyed it. Our guide was very helpful and knowledgeable. Didn't get tram ride though.Easy walking tour

Jenny B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

This tour was great, our tour guide Daniel was very nice and funny and was able to answer all our questions. We felt well taken care of and it was an interesting tour throughout.
We even prolonged this half day tour and added the Santa Marta Favela tour to the itinerary which was very easy to do. That tour is also highly recommended, we would book with this agency again any day.

Sonja K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

We had a great Tour thanks to our Tour Guide Anderson who really knows how to get around in rio in the most effective way. He also gave his group advice on how to get around in the city by explaining us the metro system and what sights are located at what station, also pointed out what areas to avoid.
Anderson also knew all the key facts about his city, is a very experienced tour guide which made the tour very enjoyable for us. The tour started at 9am in front of the Copacapana palace and brings the group via public transportation to lapa. the tour continued to Santa Theresa. For us the famous tile stair were the highlights of the tour. Thank you Anderson for a great discovery tour through parts of Rio de Janeiro!

anthony y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

We when on a small group tour 2 couples and the guide around Santa Teresa and Rio de Janeiro's downtown by foot. The guide, Yvan from the tour company, a native from Santa Teresa. Has been more than great! Ask for him to get the most out of your trip!!!

Ojas V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

This was a great walking tour through the downtown, using the subway, and the interesting bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa. Make sure you have Brazilian Reals, and be prepared to walk a few miles in the lively streets of Rio.

Herlena W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

It was outstanding nd the tour guide was excellent.

G V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

It was quite good. The guide was very knowledgeable and we went round the city. It is worth taking the trip.

Michael H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

We really enjoyed this tour, the pace, and the scenery. Our guide could speak English very well and was interesting. It was just my husband and I so we could hear all that was said and stop and take our time at the different sights. I would recommend this tour if you have time. There is a lot of walking so be sure to wear good comfortable shoes, the pavement is uneven and there a lot of ups and downs. I would not wear flip flops.

Meredith G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

My tour was led by Daniel, who was fantastic! Only one other person was on the tour with me, so it was basically like a private tour. You can tell how much Daniel loves his home town and how excited he is to share his experience in this unique city. His English is flawless and the tour was really relaxed yet informative. I'm glad I was able to experience Santa Teresa with a true local!

Latasha S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Very nice walking tour! Daniel was very friendly and informative! I really enjoyed taking the subway and getting to see another side of Brazilian life and culture!

ADRINE A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Santa Teresa is must see especially if the tram start working end of this year as it's under renovating. But the famous Selaron steps was the high light with its history.
I must mention our tour guid Daniel who had good knowledge and friendly.

Maria T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

We had an excellent private tour. It was just two of us. The guide was very friendly, spoke good English and was very knowledgable.

Margaret D USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

A great tour with a great tour guide. I very much enjoyed the tour. It was a mixed walking, subway, and bus tour and a very good way to see more of Rio than you usually would. The murals on the tour were very interesting and the walk down the tiled steps, Selaron's Staircase, was great.

Gary Joseph H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

it was a very good, personalized tour. Ivan was our guide and he was superb.. We enjoyed talking the subway, buses, etc. to get a feel for the real Rio. The only drawback was that the area was tron up to redo the tram tracks. Good shopping and a nice area.

NJ G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

By far the best tour I booked on Viator. Very knowledgable and easy going local guide called Alex and only four if us in the tour. We saw lots that we would not have seen if we hadn't been on this tour.

JESUS L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

This was a unique tour that we enjoyed a lot. The local guide Ivan was knew what he was doing and gave us a very interesting tour. The fact that it was a small group made it an even better experience.

Michael W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Alex was a great tour guide answering all the questions we could throw at him. We knew the tram was still not working and won't be for the foreseeable future. So, no surprise there. We walked a LOT and thoroughly enjoyed the entire time, remembering to apply sunscreen a couple of hours into it. There were only 4 of us on this tour and that made it even nicer although a lot of places were not open - perhaps because it was a Sunday or too early in the day for them to open. It was just how it was described - Centro, Lapa and Santa Teresa - a super value. As well, we learned to use the Metro - quite helpful. We realized that half day tours are enough for us, leaving some beach time to enjoy that day also..

Eliot C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

My tour was really amazing! The small group was really small. Just me and the tour guide, Danny, who was also amazing. Would definitely recommend it!

scot s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Excellent. Daniel was our guide. Very knowledgeable and say going tour. Casual conversational style, not rehearsed. I would highly recommend.

Alexandra G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This tour was amazing!

Vicky H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Beautiful neighbourhood and the steps were a highlight. Our guides were very good. Definitely recommend it.

Rhiannon S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

We had a fantastic time. Our tour guide Daniel was really knowledgeable and friendly. He not only had a great knowledge of Santa Teresa but gave us great advice for other aspects of our trip like using the Metro and best places to go during Carnival. I would highly recommend this tour.

Irina S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

This tour was great! "Small group' was really small: me and my husband. The tour guy Alex was the best guide we met in Rio: perfect English, deep knowledge in every aspect we asked about Rio or Brazil. Highly recommended.

Teddy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

It was a great tour, interesting part of Rio to see, plus know about using the metro to move around, our tour guide Ivan Aives is an A+ plus guide, very knowledgable, explained in details, made the tour injoyable.

Stefan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

A very good tour with a great guide!!!

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