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Rio Roots - Day Tours

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Address: Rua Almirante Calheiros da Graca, 33 - Apt.603, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20735190, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 21 9855-8407
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Description: Created by two local tour guides, Rio Roots shows the nature beauties,the...
Created by two local tour guides, Rio Roots shows the nature beauties,the culture and traditions of Rio de Janeiro. We invite you to an unforgattable trip, discover and live Rio. Your visit is a big pleasure, join us and make sure of that. From the Christ Redeemer to a traditional Samba de Roda in the north zone of the city. Tours in portuguese, english, spanish and italian.
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Fantastic tour, excellent guide!

Generally I'm not a fan of guided tours, and would rather explore on my own. With Henrique we felt like we were just being taken around the city with a local friend. He was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Generally I'm not a fan of guided tours, and would rather explore on my own. With Henrique we felt like we were just being taken around the city with a local friend. He was extremely knowledgeable, about the sites as well as general info on Brazil and Rio. We had a fun day exploring the city and would highly recommend... More 

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henriqueroots, Owner at Rio Roots - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very Much, was a big pleasure! More 

Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My wife and I booked this tour after reading great reviews on tripadvisor and we were not dissapointed. Henrique met us at our hotel and took us to all the spots that we wanted to see including Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, Santa Teresa, Lapa, and the Centro district. Henrique was very knowledgeable and provided great information at all the... More 

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henriqueroots, Owner at Rio Roots - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our services, i really appreciate it! More 

England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Took the Corcovado, Downtown and Sugar loaf tour with Henrique. He was a very knowledgeable tour guide who didn't overload us with information and focussed in on the areas we were interested in. Enjoyable, laid back day which provided an easy way to see the key sites.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

RIO Roots and Henrique did a great job in short notice!I was in Rio on transit for a brief period before my return flight and randomly tried for a quick tour online and got hold of Rio Roots and Henrique. Despite short notice they quickly got back and arranged Henrique to provide me a quick private tour. Henrique, a warm... More 

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henriqueroots, Owner at Rio Roots - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank You very much Dhan! More 

Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I did favelas tour and personalized city tour with Henrique: tijuca forest, pao de acucar, city center and some beaches, top!, I definetely recommend!

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henriqueroots, Owner at Rio Roots - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank You i really appreciate. More 

Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Henrique Santos recently conducted a private walking tour of the old city for me and a colleague, which surpassed all of our expectations. I have booked private tours from Santiago, Chile to St. Petersburg, Russia and many points in between, and this was the best. Henrique met us exactly on time and then took us to a central part of... More 

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Germany
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

In the end of july we decided to take part in a favela tour and our hostel organised us Henrique as our guide. It was such an interesting experience for us to see exactly this region of Rio and to be informed about it´s background. Henrique has a very wide knowledge about Rio´s history, its political situation and his English... More 

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henriqueroots, Owner at Rio Roots - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much, you guys were awesome! More 

Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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186 reviews 186 reviews
44 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Henrique was a marvelous guide. He let us stay when we wanted and move on when we wanted. He took us on great walks through the rain Forrest and was no where to be seen when we wanted. He is starting his own tour business in Rio after working for the top companies for several years. He is great. Born... More 

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henriqueroots, Owner at Rio Roots - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much Mister James, it was a big pleasure to guide you in town, i´m glad you liked it. See you! More 

Salvador, BA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I spent a weekend in Rio with some friends and we had a wonderful time with Henrique... from hikings to the most beautiful mountain in Rio called Pedra Bonita to historical tours in the down town getting to know a lot about the history of he city of Rio de Janeiro... Henrique took us to see the first stone put... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We booked two tours through Henrique and Rio Roots during the December holidays. We did hike through Tijuca forest and also the Rio by foot tour. Henrique was a very thoughtful guide. His English is flawless and he was very knowledgeable about both the environment as well as the history/politics of region. He was a very professional guide. This was... More 

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