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Urban Adventures Rio de Janeiro

Rua Sao Clemente, 98/202, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22260-000, Brazil
021 9154-4785
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Ranked #17 of 177 activities in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Rio De Janeiro Urban Adventures offers unique and authentic day tours around Rio De Janeiro. They range from 2 hour to 1 day adventures and uncover... more » Owner description: Rio De Janeiro Urban Adventures offers unique and authentic day tours around Rio De Janeiro. They range from 2 hour to 1 day adventures and uncover back streets, hidden gems, and fascinating sights. Step into the lives of locals, find out what makes the city tick, and get acquainted with the local food, culture, and traditions of Rio De Janeiro. A local expert guide will provide the knowledge and lead you through a fantastic urban experience. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We did an tour of a favela and Christ the Redeemer. Our tour guide, Daniel, was great - easy to get along with and very engaging. Would highly recommend doing a tour with Urban Adventures!

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

We did the full day rio tour. It was a great way to see Rio. Our guide (Daniel) was very engaging and helped us understand the city from a macro perspective (eg the history of Santa Teresa) and a micro perspective (eg the bat logo in the Cardeal Arcoverde Metro stop). The itinerary of the tour was also good -... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is an absolute must-do while in Rio. It's a safe way to see a Favela, and get an insight into how the people live now,and how they used to live in the old days. Quite an eye opener, and it's nice to give a little something back to the Favela community.

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new zealand
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Booked a days tour with these guys in January and couldn't recommend them highly enough. As it was I was the only client that day so I ended up with Alexandro to myself and we were able to further tailor the tour to suit ourselves. As a guide he was professional and knowledgable and it was great spending some time... More

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Berry, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Luiz was our guide for this visit, which was the highlight of our Rio visit. Luiz was very engaging, his English excellent and he introduced us to a resident who has qualified to be a guide through a Government program to eradicate the drug hoodlums from this community. Our tour involved taking the cable car up to Station 5, the... More

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I did this tour with Luiz and one of the local inhabitants of favela Santa Marta. Both guides were very friendly and informative giving a lot of information about places we have visited and people living there. I was lucky to be the only one person participating in this one, so I could have truly personalized service. It was my... More

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Eduard and Valentyna from Toronto, Canada. We had an amayzing tour Amayzing tour at Rio: Christ The Redeemer, Stairway Selaron, Favela Santa Marta on Feb 7, 2014. It was professionally guided by Luiz Renato Malcher. Bring with you water, sun screen and wear the sport shoes - you will be walking on the hills/stairs quite a bit. The Rio-de-Janeiro overview... More

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Great cultural experience, great way to see an amazing amount of Rio in one day. From the Saint Marta favela to the top and Christ Redeemer statue, including City Center, subway and bus transit. Things you should not try on your own; are accomplished by their experienced tour guide, Alexander (super job by the way Alex)! The tour even included... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

My short (and first) visit to Rio de Janeiro was much enriched by this tour. I visited Favela Santa Marta (a.k.a. Favela Dona Marta) with an Intrepid Tour group and a local guide from Rio de Janeiro Urban Adventures. At the favela, we were met by two Favela Santa Marta guides, Victor and Andrea. Having them share their experience and... More

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San Jose, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My wife and I took the Christ Statue and Favela (walking tour) with Alexander in January 2014. Although we walked a lot, and Rio is hot in January, we had a great time. Alexander is a very good tour guide, and although the Christ statue and the view from Corcovado is not to be missed, the tour of the Santa... More

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