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Luis Darin Private Tour Guide In Rio

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Address: Rua Nossa senhora de Copacabana 876, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22060-002, Brazil
Phone Number: 55-21-9168-8150
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Description: Flexibility is the key word on the tailor made tours I provide. I’ll help...
Flexibility is the key word on the tailor made tours I provide. I’ll help you to create your own tour itinerary, so you can see the places you want, the way you want to see them. I was born and raised in Rio and I’m quite fluent in English and Spanish. For the past ten years I’ve been working as a private tour guide in Rio.
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Fantastic 3 day Tour

My wife and I spent a 5 days in Rio, we booked Luis for a 3 day tour before we left the UK based on his previous review, and we were not disappointed. Luis was very accommodating... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

My wife and I spent a 5 days in Rio, we booked Luis for a 3 day tour before we left the UK based on his previous review, and we were not disappointed. Luis was very accommodating and knowledgeable. He assisted greatly in ensuring we got the best out of our 3 days, with a mixture of the main sites... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We spent two full days with Luis starting off with the top attractions and worked our way down the list to off the beaten path, but so worth the time. He found the quickest ways around to avoid the crowds, took us to spectacular view points, farmers markets and we enjoyed delicious lunches at a local neighborhood establishments. He embodies... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We were in Rio on a cruise ship and wanted a more private & intimate look at Rio without the hassles of a tour organized by the ship. We booked Luis based on his Tripadvisor rating and were extremely satisfied with the tour he provided. In fact, he exceeded our expectations. He was very knowledgeable, personable and flexible to our... More 

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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We spent 2 days touring with Luis last week (we are family of 4 with 2 girls aged 8 and 12). Luis could not have been more helpful from the initial booking to the days themselves. The first day we did the Rio highlights, as well as visiting a Farmer's Market which my kids particularly enjoyed. The second day we... More 

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Ventura, California
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12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Luis is a great guide--knowledgeable, energetic, courteous, reliable. We did 2 all-day tours with Luis. Both the general Rio highlights, and Petropolis. He suggested we go to Corcovado quite early, which was the perfect thing to do. We were on the first train up and had no crowds to contend with. We also got to see the old city area... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My husband and I had a honey moon in Rio. We chose Luis as our day tour guide, as we liked him starting from the e-mailing. He is a qualified guide, very easy-going and flexible. We went to the places tourists normally do not go. He was always ready to answer our questions, gave professional and personal advices for the... More 

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localtourguide_rio, Owner at Luis Darin Private Tour Guide In Rio, responded to this review

Hi ClemsonSC, I’m glad to hear that you have enjoyed the time we spent together in Rio. Selaron’s steps have turned into a crakhead gathering spot lately, and I take safety very seriously on my tours. I have as a golden rule not taking clients to places that, for safety reasons, I would not take my wife and daughter. Regards... More 

Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We really enjoyed this tour. Luis was very professional and I like that he starts asking our preferences, this made the tour more personal. We Did a lot in one day! Luis also recomended one of the best restaurant in Rio to have lunch, fresh sea food and good service. I highly recommend his tour. The van that he uses... More 

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Bierton, Aylesbury
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had a day in Rio following at the end of a cruise & wanted to see as much as we could. Luis was professional and efficient with the arrangements from the outset and gave us a great tour which he focused around our specific interests. He picked us up from the pier in the morning and we covered an... More 

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San Jose, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Luis is very professional and hard-working throughout the entire process, from discussing itineraries, to giving advice, to the actual tour itself. He's a very good driver with a clean, air conditioned car. He knows the city inside and out. He will give you insider information and take you to places you would probably never otherwise see. You will not regret... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I visited Rio with my husband, sister and borther-in-law in late February and had the pleasure of having Luis as our private tour guide. We really enjoyed the tour. Luis is very friendly, reliable and informative. He showed us Rio with his true passion. We had the chance of sampling different kinds of local fruits and street food at the... More 

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