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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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Luis is great.

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... read more

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

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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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We only had 5 days in Rio and wanted to see as much as we could, so it made sense to hire a tour guide for a couple of days. Luis impressed me from the outset, responding quickly to my emails in flawless English and making suggestions for what we could fit into the 2 days. He was also very... More 

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Austin, Texas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Luis did a wonderful job of showing us Rio. His English is excellent (having spent years in the United States) and his knowledge of the history, culture and areas of Rio were outstanding. He was also very flexible in showing us just what we wanted to see. Though not inexpensive, he was still 25% less than a similar private tour... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Luis is a knowledgable guide who speaks good English having spent about 8 years in NYC. His claim is that he can show you the hidden gems of Rio that most tourists don’t get to see. Although we thought his daily rates were high, we decided to engage his services. As a result, we hired Luis for 3 of our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We had already visited some of the major sights before our full day tour with Luis. He took us to Corcovado early in the morning and made sure we got the first train up. He was very informative and geared our activities to our interests and priorities. He took into account that one of our members had a mobility issue... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Wow, what a great time seeing the important sights around Rio ! Luis met us at our cruise ship & took us to the Botanical Gardens, what a one of a kind place to see trees, flowers, monkeys, etc. that was established by the king in 1808 ! We then went to see the Christ statue in the afternoon, avoiding... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We have only 1 day in Rio near the end of our South America trip and we don't want to waste time. We thought a guide is in order and we booked Luis. He spoke excellent English, and was always giving us choices to help us decide what we could see and do in the limited time. And he took... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My parents were heading to Rio de Janeiro and were in need of a tour guide. Since my parents are not of the technological age, I decided to look on their behalf. When I first started looking back in October (for a two-day tour in February), I tried contacting the top tour guides, as posted on TripAdvisor. Within just a... More 

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Milton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Luis is a real pro. At the time of this review, he has earned 271 5's, and 15 4's, which puts him, deservedly, in the top tier of Rio guides. Luis was on time, helpful in planning our day, flexible about what to see and where to eat, and a huge source of knowledge. My wife and I hired him... More 

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