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Luis Darin Private Tour Guide In Rio

Rua Nossa senhora de Copacabana 876, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22060-002, Brazil
55-21-9168-8150
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Ranked #7 of 215 Activities in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Kalaheo, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Loved our tour with Luis. Born and raised in Rio and happy to share his love of the city, it's culture, history, politics, and great places to see, Luis was a great choice of a tour guide for us. I booked with him because of the reviews on trip advisor and now I can completely agree with all the great... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Luis knows everything about Rio and shares it all with you. He made all the spots we visited very interesting up to the point we fell in love with the city. We had the best time, he took us to very interesting places we wouldn't even know we could visit. All the city views spots in Rio are breathtaking and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We had an amazing time with Luis. We wanted to pack a ton of stuff into one day, and he managed to do so with ease. He brought as to places and activities that we never would have found on our own. We would not hesitate to book a tour with him again or recommend him to our friends.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I echo the sentiments of all the glowing reviews here. The only original thing that I can add (and what stood out for me most) was his “likeability factor”. Luis has got a sense of humor, he’s caring, authentic and down to earth. He’s never pretentious and I think that's what makes people comfortable. Thanks, Luis—you’re special!

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My family had fabulous four days in Rio, thanks to our tour guides Luis Darin. He is very helpful, informative, enthusiastic, open to questions and full of humor. Luis kept us on our toes with his knowledge and facts on the history of the places - never for a moment did we feel tired or exhausted. When we were picked... More

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Palo Alto, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Louis was wonderful. I could go over everything but I would sound like a broken record with all the previous reviews. He does taylor the tours to fit your interest. We never felt rushed or pressured. He had several off the beaten path ideas and we could not have been happier. He's well worth the money and even if your... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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23 reviews 23 reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

In July 2014 after reading tripadvisor reviews of the top guides in Rio de Janeiro, I decided to contact Luis through the request form on his website. He replied within a few hours and we arranged to tour for three days. I then sent a deposit via PayPal and paid the remainder in US dollars cash each day after the... More

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We were originally saddened that our day exploring Rio with Luis was forcasted to be a VERY rainy day. We called Luis the night before, considering cancelling the tour altogether. Luis, while making sure that we were comfortable with any decision, assured us that the weather would not dampen our day! That being said, he was happy to cancel if... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Luis was a great guide and showed me around a lot of places in Rio in one day. I was meant to do the Christ Redeemer statue and Sugarloaf Mountain with him as well, but as the weather was very cloudy, we couldn't see those places that day, but he was kind enough to take me and show me how... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Luis came highly recommended via Tripadvisor and he did not let me down. I wanted to shop for shoes, handbags and dresses and he patiently waited and advised when I asked for his opinion. He is very good at replying to all emails and setting an itinerary that suits your requirements. We went to a local market to sample Amazon... More

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