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Lisa Rio Tours

Rua Ronald de Carvalh, 253, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ranked #75 of 224 Activities in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Tours
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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We booked Lisa for a private tour on a day when we checked out of our hotel and had a night flight. She arrived on time in a nice van with a driver and took us straight to the botanical garden. Her narration here was excellent, and we recommend visiting even though it rained most of our visit. The rain... More

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Houston, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I followed the advise of Trip Advisor and booked a 8 hs tour of some of the Rio attractions. After the initial contact it became increasingly difficult to contact Lisa by e-mail or phone. The price of the airport transfer changed continuously. Upon arrival, as promised, she was at the airport with a driver. The next day, the day of... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

My wife and I toured the city with Lisa last weekend, she was great and took us to a few spots that are not in the tour books which we loved. Highly recommended!

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Los Altos, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I had only one weekend in Rio so I wanted to see as much as possible. I booked a tour with Lisa (lisariotours.com) to explore the Colonial area of the city plus the Santa Teresa neighborhood. She was recommended by the Marriott hotel on Copacabana. We had a small group since the weather was not great for a tour that... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

My husband and I were in Rio for 5 days but wanted some rest and relaxation time but also time to see the sites. We decided that a tour guide would be the best way to fit in all we wanted to and still get beach and pool time. We searched Trip Advisor and found Lisa. We contacted Lisa on... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

In Feb., we had a tour by Lisa Rio Tours pre-arranged, but she herself was not present at the last minute. She set us up with someone else whom she said would be fluent in English and terrific. The replacement she sent had limited English understanding, slept in the car while we toured and didn't stick to the tour agenda... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

If you ever want a wonderful historical experience of the new world (Brasil), I highly recommend Lisa's Afro-Brazilian tour. She not only takes you to the important historical sites to the founding of Rio, she gives you the back story of the political situation of the time. In addition, she interweaves the important Afro-Brazilians and the people who help make... More

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Asker, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Thanks to Lisa for the express tour starting from Copacabana to Corcovado, Selarón Stairs Lapa, Cathedral and Sugar Loaf (at sunset! and a rising red moon) on Feb 26th. And Lisa added historic and contemporary info as the minibus was carrying us between each of these four locations. Efficient, good spirit and without any stress at all. All in all... More

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Portland, Oregon
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96 reviews 96 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

used plenty of tour guides all over the world. Lisa knows where to go, the pictures to take, and how to get things done. happy to recommend

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Vancouver, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

I would highly recommend Lisa`s walking tours of colonial Rio, Santa Teresa and favella .Lisa is well informed,flexible and fun guide. The tour was well paced, we learned alot and enjoyed our introduction to the spectacular city of Rio. Muito obrigada, Cathy & Fraser

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