Tour Rio de Janeiro your way, with a private car and driver, during this fully customizable tour. Choose the landmarks and attractions that you want to visit, such as Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Selarón Steps, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the city's famous beaches. Learn about the food, language, culture and history of the city and its inhabitants from your informative local guide while you explore. Round trip transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned private vehicle is included.
Tour Rio de Janeiro your way, with a private car and driver, during this fully customizable tour
Choose the landmarks and attractions that you want to visit, such as Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Selaron Steps, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the city's famous beaches
Learn about the food, language, culture and history of the city and its inhabitants from your informative local guide while you explore
Enjoy the flexibility and personal attention that comes with a private tour
First of all, Marcelo is a blessing. After my previously booked tour guide had to cancel because of unexpected personal circumstances, I was a bit panicked about finding an equitable replacement. I searched Viator for a bit and decided upon this particular tour.
Upon accepting my request, Marcelo reached out and immediately starting helping me get comfortable with my choice. It would be my first time in Rio, I was staying at an AirBnB versus a hotel, my original tour guide was picking me up from the airport, etc.
Since he knew my flight got in really early, he planned to arrive earlier than his normal tour start time to minimize my time sitting at the airport. We knew I wanted to visit the Christ the Redeemer statue and Sugar Loaf Mounntain so we arranged that he would prepay for the tickets, and I would reimburse him.
Other than those two locations, I had no real clue what I wanted to do. Marcelo took care of it. He had interesting random local stops...a back alley here with some historical significance...a morning stop at a local store/eatery for a morning snack while I waited for the site train...wheeling around the city, pointing out places and passing along tidbits of info...off to a non-tourist, native Brazillian lunchtime buffet...etc.
I could go on and on. He was very personable, knowledgeable, and put up with my many MANY questions about the history, customs, favellas, and so on. Additionally, he offered to stay in touch while I was in Rio (still here) in case I needed recommendations on food, bars, and other places we did not visit.
All in all a great value and exceptional choice! Definitely would recommend!
Thank you, Brother!
What a tour! Marcel and Silvio were extraordinary yesterday. We can’t see how there could possibly be a better Rio tour than this one.
Hit all the major stops and then some. Please book this today. It will be the highlight of your trip. :)
Marcelo was awesome in adapting and making sure we had a authentic experience. Not just another cookie cutter tour. He listened, changed things up and is so customer friendly. He made our experience stress free. Can’t say enough good things about our time.
Many people have raved about Marcello and everything they say is true. He is professional and efficient, but friendly and personable. He took us to everywhere we knew we wanted to go and many places we wanted to go but didn't know we did. He gave us lots of great information about every place we visited and went out of his way to make sure we were 100 satisfied. The typical Brazilian Kilo restaurant he took us to was a nice and tasty break. We saw easily five times as much as we could have seen on our own and in great comfort because of his wonderful car. If you're looking for the best way to see the must-see sights in Rio, this is definitely the way to do it. And if you get Marcello, then you are in for a treat.
We had Marcello as our driver and guide and he was wonderful! His English was great and he made adjustments to our day based on different factors. He was also extremely helpful with tickets. I would highly recommend having Marcello take you around beautiful Rio de Janeiro!
A wonderful day altogether, amazing sights, well organized. Our guide was wonderful, very helpful, flexible and recommended interesting sights in addition to our plans. Nice car, water and snacks provided on the way. English speaking guide.