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Rio Histórico
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 6h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Traslado de ida e volta do hotel, aeroporto ou terminal de cruzeiros
  • Carro particular e motorista
  • Guia de turismo Privativo
  • Garrafa de água
What's not included
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Lunch

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Porto do Rio
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
        • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 160317P2

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 160317P2

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        • Rio Alex Tour Guide
          Joined in June 2019
        • Gohar A
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Rio with Alex was the best!
          The best Guide you could ever ask for! So knowledgeable, so protective and simply the best! Alex was ready for my tour at 5 AM so that I can have my pictures without anybody around! He takes the best pictures, he suggested the best restaurant to try local food, which was outstanding, to Listen to some Brazilian music the place was really nice! I would definitely Recommend Alex to all Rio travelers! He is the only person you need in Rio! Photographer/driver/Guide/Friend/protector 👌😊
          Written February 3, 2024
        • Gohar A
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful Rio with Best Alex
          I had amazing time at Rio. Thank you to the best of the BEST Alex for keeping me safe, showing me around the Wonderful Rio and for taking absolutely the best pictures for me! I would suggest all Rio travelers to contact Alex first and then plan their visit there! His restaurant recommendations were awesome! You DON’t need another photographer because he takes the Best pictures ,he knows the times where no one is around to enjoy the beautiful views! Thank you Alex for the best birthday trip and definitely going to bring my kids to enjoy The City as I did with the best Alex!
          Written February 2, 2024
        • jtantum
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour guide
          Alex was our private guide when we booked a Globus Independent tour of Rio. He picked us up at the airport and gave us the itinerary for the next day . He promptly picked us up at 9 am and we toured Christ the Redeemer. He gave us much historical information plus what life is like in Rio . He made a reservation at a Brazil steak house for that evening . We had an independent day that he assisted us in arranging a trip to Sugarloaf . We left the next morning and he not only took us to the airport but helped us thru the airport line getting us in the priority line . Walked us up to the security line before saying goodbye. We had pure individual care while in Rio. Would highly recommend Alex as a tour guide !
          Written February 28, 2023
        • harrygO9558FQ
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic tour - 10/10
          Alex was personable, friendly, and clearly loved his job! He took us to all the best places in good time and was able to fast track us to skip the queues (to Corcovado and Sugarloaf mountain) due to his many links through working as a guide for 20 years. Alex took us to an amazing lunch in Santa Teresa and was able to answer any questions we had on the many places we visited. Could not recommend this man enough!
          Written October 18, 2022
        • AlanQ144
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent Priavte Tour
          We had such an amazing time with Alex. Extremely helpful available 24/7. He is a gentleman, very funny and made our trips around the city very enjoyable. Took us to all the top attractions and told us about the best restaurants and bars in the area we were staying. I would highly recommend Alex, 10/10. Would like to say I have gained a friend in Rio. LEGEND
          Written July 20, 2022
        • Cynthia K
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best Tour Guide Ever!
          My husband and I lucked out when our Monograms tour contracted with Alex MaLing for our 3 days in Rio de Janeiro. We have had literally dozens of tour guides throughout our travels, and we both agree that Alex is the best. He handled our airport/hotel transfers as well as our city tours. His car was spotless and roomy. Besides giving us a personalized itinerary, he recommended a steakhouse and made a reservation there for us. He gave us great suggestions for our free time. Alex was prompt when picking us up, creative when taking fun photos, and extremely knowledgeable when showing us his city, which he obviously loves to share. We are hoping to have him guide us through additional sites when we return to Rio on a cruise in the future.
          Written February 8, 2020
        • 182brunog
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Brazil private tour
          Alex was my private tour guide. I had a family of 6. He picked us up from our hotel early morning and guided us for the day to 3 different locations. I can not stress how amazing Alex is as a tour guide. He knows his history. His car can accommodate 6 people. 5 star service from Alex. I will recommend him to anyone.
          Written January 16, 2020
        • AnthonyL3841
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          There can be no better guide in Rio
          Alex looked after my wife and I for three days in Rio, picking us up from the airport, showing us the sights during the next three, and dropping us back at the airport check-in on our onward journey. A good driver, always with great knowledge and chat, courteous, charming, and knows everybody everywhere so you get ahead of the other tourists and make the best use of your time. I am partially disabled and have a 40kg electric buggy , which he would load into and out of the car goodness knows how many times a day. When I had a problem with the buggy, Alex tracked down a man who could help. Alex goes way beyond tour guides we have used before. He is simply the best.
          Written January 5, 2020
        • carolv195
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great guided tour around Rio
          We had a fantastic day with Alex on Sunday. It was our last day on our short stay in Rio and we had yet to see the main sights. Alex was the perfect guide. He took us very efficiently to the very busy sights and managed to get us to the best places in both Corcovado and Sugarloaf. He skilfully guided us to the key viewing and photo sites, but always then gave us enough time to take it all in and get those photos of a life time. He also managed to show us other key sights and one that struck us particularly was the Coloured Steps. These were quite special and we are sorry to admit that we were completely unaware of them! The best thing about Alex though is his personality and humour, although his knowledge and explanation of what we were seeing was second to none. Alex is cheerful, lively and funny. And he seemed to know everyone. If you want a great guide, then Alex is your man!
          Written December 10, 2019
        • aou_1119
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Rio de Janeiro
          Alex was our private guide in Rio de Janeiro when we visited Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf mountain. He was very knowledgable, helpful and cheerful and I would recommend him to anyone visiting Rio.
          Written November 21, 2019
        • tpm5150
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          “See Rio from a different perspective ...”
          Apx two-hour Cruise around the Guanabara Bay! Beautiful views of Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer, domestic airport, forts, downtown Rio, bridge spanning the Bay, museums, favellas, new commercial port, etc. A nice respite from the busy city and beaches, breathing in fresh air and a different perspective of the Magnificent City!
          Written November 8, 2019
        • valeriia_happy
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best tour guide!
          Alex is one of the best tour guides I have met in my life. I always travel alone and this time in Rio I was looking for someone special as I wanted to feel safe and comfotrable in such a huge nad amazing city to get the most of my stay there. So I was reccomended to contact Alex and during our 2 days private car tour I experienced the best sites of Rio de Janeiro in the most friendly and helpful company of Alex. I definetely reccomend him to people of all needs, I am sure he will make all his best to make your stay as memorable and pleasant as it is only possible as he did for me!
          Written October 30, 2019
        • johnb16188
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Rio - Driver Review
          My wife and I were in Rio for just a couple of days. As our flight landed earlier than scheduled, we thought we were going to be stranded at the airport . Within an hour Alex Ma Ling came to our rescue and we were quickly whisked away to our hotel. We had a private tour to Corcovado and the famous beaches of Rio. We visited the major attractions - Christ The Redeemer, Ipanaema, Copacabana, Le Blond, Favelas etc etc - we learned a lot of history of the places in Rio. Alex is so knowledgeable and was able to add so much detail about the historical significance of the attractions. He patiently explained the different attractions, stopping for photos at all the best spots. He even taught us and the lucky people around us how to take stunning pictures of Christ the Redeemer. He knows everybody, everywhere and everything. By far the friendliest and coolest guide that we came across during our 3 week trip to South America. Thank you Alex. John
          Written October 6, 2019
        • fishlover22
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great trip with a great guide !
          We had only 2 days in Rio. Our arrival into Rio was delayed. Alex was flexible and picked us up and adjusted the schedule to suit our schedule. Not only did he make us get settled down quickly but he was a great guide ! Alex was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and very efficient. We would get him as guide again if we visit Rio again.
          Written October 6, 2019
        • Tabegarasu
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Rio de Janeiro sightseeing
          Although our time is just a half day, Alex made it like a whole day tour, packed with places to see. He was knowledgeable and so efficient and fun. He was so efficient that we never feel rushed or in hurry, he took lots of pictures of us with great pose and memorable back ground for lasting memories.we felt lucky Alex was our guide for Rio de Janeiro where became one of the most favorite city.
          Written September 2, 2019
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